Call for Participation in the 2nd SCoTENS Doctoral Studies Roundtable

OPEN TO INDIVIDUALS FROM SCoTENS’ MEMBER INSTITUTIONS ONLY The Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South (SCoTENS) invites proposals for participation and working papers at the 2ndSCoTENS Doctoral Studies Roundtable.  The Roundtable will provide a mix of short presentations by participants on their work in progress and from speakers who are leaders in the …
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Conference 2017

The 15th SCoTENs annual conference will take place Autumn 2017. Further information available soon.


Conference 2016 – Communities of practice: Learning together to teach together

Communities of practice: Learning together to teach together The 2016 Annual SCoTENS Conference theme is intended to facilitate an open and engaging exploration of the value of collaborative learning to support teachers’ professional practice.   The Conference will draw upon the expertise of the key learning theorist Etienne Wenger whose scholarship on learning and particularly his concepts of ‘communities of practice’ and …
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Writing as a professional development activity in ITE.

The aim of this research project was to introduce professional writing as a professional development activity for a small group of supervisors of teaching practice in two education schools/departments, one in the Republic and one in Northern Ireland. WPDITE Final Report


Video in Stem Teacher Assessment

Project aims to explore the affordances provided by the use of video and in particular, re-evaluate the value of micro-teaching as a valuable form of pedagogy within initial teacher education. VISTA Narrative Report  


Managing early years inclusive transition practices

To compare the transition policies and practices employed by mainstream schools for young children with special needs in the North and South of Ireland. Specifically, he project aims to document the policies (at government, local authority and school level)  that direct and influence the transition process; to explore the differing practices and strategies employed by …
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Addressing fundamental movement skill training: Learning to move, moving to learn

The aim of this research project is to: 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 …
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Reconceptualising school placement as part of Initial Teacher Education in Ireland, North and South: the role of specialist school placement.

The aim of this study is to investigate student teachers’ attitudes towards inclusion and their perceptions of competence in meeting the needs of students with SEN, before and after teaching placement in a specialist setting, on concurrent and consecutive ITE programmes for post-primary teachers, North and South. ITESP Final Report


EDLAW Conference: Contemporary Legal Issues for Management and Staff in Educational Settings: Exploring Legislation, Litigation, Approaches and Strategies and Implications for Teacher Education.

The central questions to be explored are: How can educational management and staff prepare for, deal with, and respond to a range of legal issues which challenge educational settings today? What implications does this have for teacher education EDLaw Final Report   


Citizenship Education North and South: Learning and Progression

This project is intended to generate a working model to underpin a larger scale research project, to enable team to pilot a methodology and yield some initial working models for conceptual and skills progression. CENSLP Final Report