Cyberbullying and the Law

This research project highlighted a previously unreported level of frustration on the part of school leaders in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in their struggle to deal with the growing and very complex problem of cyberbullying, especially in the absence of clear and up-to-date guidance from respective government departments.  Confusion surrounding the …
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4th SCoTENS Doctoral Workshop

17 and 18 October Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell The Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South (SCoTENS) invites proposals for participation and working papers at the 4th SCoTENS Doctoral Studies Roundtable.  The Roundtable will provide a mix of short presentations by participants on their work in progress and will also feature participation by SCoTENS …
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Conference 2019 – Leadership across Boundaries: Challenges for Educators and Teacher Educators – Call for Papers

Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan Thursday 17 and Friday 18 October 2019 CALL FOR PAPERS – Deadline Tuesday 10th September 5.00pm The Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South (SCoTENS) is pleased to announce a call for papers for its forthcoming conference. We welcome proposals for papers that are relevant to teacher education. Because …
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Professor John Coolahan

It is with deep sadness that we learn of the death of Professor John Coolahan, founding ‘father’ of SCoTENS. On behalf of current and past members of the SCoTENS committees and the wider SCoTENS family, we express immense gratitude for the outstanding educational contribution John has made to teacher education on this island.   Through his …
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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. Writing as a Professional development activity in ITE 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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