DIRECTORS OF TEACHING PRACTICE RESEARCH GROUP
Achieving consistency in the supervision of student teachers by a range of tutors who come to teaching practice with a variety of backgrounds and agendas, is a challenging issue for those of us who organise and co-ordinate this essential aspect of the BEd degree. This project aims to consider a number of important aspects of supervision and to develop an outline programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for any party involved in the supervision of student teachers in schools.
These series of cross border exchanges will seek to explore the following:
- What expectations are supervisors bringing to the supervision of students?
- How do we set standard expectations?
- What means have we for developing a more coherent, consistent approach?
- Can we develop a programme of CPD in this area?
Ms Claire Connolly, St Mary’s University College, Belfast
Mr Séamie Ó Néill, Froebel College, Dublin
Ms Gail Eason, Stranmillis University College, Belfast
Ms Bernadette Ni Áingléis, St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra
Ms Patricia Slevin, Marino College of Education, Dublin
Ms Margaret Farrar, Church of Ireland College of Education
Mr Néil Ó Conaill, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick