(a) to prepare a summary of existing research on best practice in effective fundamental movement skill development in the work place (within and beyond education)
(b) to analyse different models of fundamental movement skill training in physical education teacher education in two research sites, and to compare them with each other and the existing literature on effective fundamental movement skill training,
(c) to provide an opportunity for researchers/teachers/lecturers in contact with the two research sites to comment on current practice and to identify gaps in their training and preparation for becoming an effective fundamental movement skill teacher
(d) to prepare a position statement on effective fundamental movement skill training in physical education teacher education that can inform practice in the two research sites, underpin joint research publications and provide a rationale for further collaborative research funding.
- Dr Susan Crawford
- Dr David McKee
This project is a direct result of the 2012 Annual SCoTENS Conference, and aims to (a) Identify, investigate and case-report the nature and detail of teaching and learning activities within a number of creative classrooms, north and south and (b) contribute to developing better international understanding of the issue of creativity in the classroom and so to a more complete definition of the creative classroom itself and the learning experiences this affords.
- Dr. Anne McMorrough, Marino Institute of Education
- Ms. Nicola Marlow, University of Ulster
This research project aims to:
Map the third level education infrastructure of the island of Ireland in an effort to gauge its preparedness to exploit creative economy growth. The particular focus will rest on courses and qualification geared at the future creative industry workers.
The primary goal of this project is to map the Irish education system’s ability to match the growth of the Creative Industries, attract them to these shores, and encourage indigenous creative industries through the provision of a dynamic creative workforce with internationally recognised qualifications.
Dr Patrick Collins, NUI Galway
Professor Nola Hewitt-Dundas, Queen’s University Belfast
[2012-2013 SCoTENS Grant £3,000]
This project will:
Provide clear guidance to schools on their legal responsibilities regarding cyber-bullying through the publication and dissemination of a teacher-friendly pamphlet and increased knowledge and confidence regarding cyber-bullying and legal remedies for this phenomenon.
Dr Noel Purdy, Stranmillis University College Belfast
Dr Conor McGuckin, Trinity College Dublin
[2012-2013 SCoTENS Grant £4,000]
This project will:
Collect relevant archival data and translate the data from 19th century idiomatic French into English, integrate it into a permanent exhibition, archive the translations in the Sacred Heart Sisters, (RSCJ) archives, conserve the date digitally for future research on women in education, and use the date in academic publications.
Dr Deirdre Raftery, University College Dublin
Dr Micheál Máirtín, St. Mary’s University College Belfast
[2012-2013 SCoTENS Grant £3,000]
The aim of this project is to digitise the three volumes of Irish Educational Documents and to make them openly available in an unrestricted way, via the Web, to educational scholars and researchers, North and South and throughout the world.
Professor Áine Hyland
Professor Tony Gallagher
- Introduce professional writing as a professional development activity for a small group of supervisors of teaching practice in three university education schools/departments, two in the Republic and one in Northern Ireland.
- Hold a one day project conference for 50 people.
- Rose Dolan, NUI Maynooth
- Judith Harford, University College Dublin
- Billy McClune, Queen’s University Belfast
- Transfer knowledge from international researchers regarding the increased competency in focusing attention, the improved maintenance of emotional balance and the enriched resilience in the face of life’s challenges for children/young people who experience spiritual education.
- Familiarise educators with mediation practice that may provide a simple way to support the development of core emotional and social competencies that underlie successful learning and help students and teachers excel.
- Introduce educators to an expert educator practitioner in the field of contemplative practices for children/young people.
- Explore an inter-spiritual approach to intercultural and interfaith education in a North-South context through situating exchange in shared practices.
- By- providing a two day action-research (AR) workshop on spiritual education.
- Dr Anna O’Gara, Marino Institute of Education
- Dr Bernadette Flanagan, Marino Institute of Education
- James Nelson, Stranmillis UC Belfast
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- Initiate a critical review of North/South teacher education partnerships involving Irish and African Institutions to assess the contribution of the principles and practice of the partnership model.
- Identify and itemise the key issues to be addressed within sustainable, mutually beneficial teacher education partnerships.
- Organise a conference of Irish and international experts to assess educational partnerships and to consider how future planning and policy decisions nationally and internationally may be improved.
- Produce an edited book of papers to disseminate the lessons learnt and inform future collaborative projects in development contexts.
- Prof Peadar Cremin, Mary Immaculate College
- Prof Peter B Finn, St Mary’s UC Belfast
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- Identify current good practice in reflection.
- Create opportunities for showcasing and sharing effective examples of reflection through conferences and online opportunities.
- Develop effective online tools for promoting reflective practice.
- Develop and support arts-based reflection among adult educators in Ireland.
- Establish peer-led reflective practice networks for adult educators.
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- Shelley Tracey, Queen’s University Belfast
- Jim Mullan, Queen’s University Belfast
- Irene Bell, Stranmillis UC, Belfast
- Geraldine Mernagh, Waterford IT
- Margaret McBrien, Waterford IT