A comparative study into further education north and south of Ireland

Towards a framework for further education teaching  qualifications The purpose of this research project is to: Establish an expert consultative forum of key stakeholders to advise on Teacher Education in North and South of Ireland Investigate models of Teacher Education for FE that currently exist in the North and south of Ireland Devise a joint …
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Continuing professional development for teaching practice supervisors

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 …
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Peer Mentoring for Post Compulsory Teacher Education

This research project focused on piloting a formalized model of mentorship in line with FE partners north and south. The project explored a model of peer mentoring in support of Cavan FE teachers and Belfast FE teachers, through the formalized certification of mentors at the University of Ulster in support of the formation of a …
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A study of work-based Learning Models and partnerships in Support of Post-Compulsory Programmes of Teacher Education

This project will: Identify a sample of comparative programmes for the professional education of teachers in the post-compulsory, learning and skills [including adult education] fields. Liaise with providers to investigate teacher education models of work-based reflective practice in the North and South of Ireland Consider the implication of post-compulsory teacher education and emerging national and …
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School-based work in the North and South of Ireland: A review of Policy and Practice

The research will explore the role of the HEI Tutor during School Based Work placements; the following methods will be employed: A case study approach using two sites, Stranmillis University College and St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra The findings of the case study will be used to inform the second stage of data collection, i.e. a …
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Cross Border exploration of CPD needs of heads of year in a sample of comprehensive and integrated schools

The proposal is the first phase in a multi-phase project which aims to look at the understandings and relationships between the various stakeholders. Phase 1: seeks to examine the CPD needs of heads of year in comprehensive and integrated schools by means of a comparative study. Phase 2: will explore the attitudes of a sample …
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Developing Reflective Skills in Student Teachers

The grant is to cover the development of collaborative research between University College Dublin and St Mary’s University College in the area of teacher professional development, with a specific focus on the development of reflective skills among student teachers. The research will culminate in a conference to be held before the end June 2008, where …
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The Competences Approach to Teacher Professional Development

3 – 4 June 2005 St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra This third conference will address the competences approach to teacher education/appraisal now prevalent across the European Union and firmly rooted in the USA. The Department of Education in Northern Ireland has gone a considerable way in implementing this approach while educationalists in the Republic of Ireland …
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Diversity in Early Years Education North and South: Implications for Teacher Education

To identify an appropriate early years setting that has children attending from both North and South of the border. To identify 2 settings, one North and one in South to act as control groups with children only attending from their jurisdiction To investigate children’s attitudes and awareness relating to social/national identity in 3 settings To …
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