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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