Effective mentoring within physical education teacher education

The aim of this research project is to: Prepare a summary of existing research on best practice in effective mentoring in the work place, within and beyond education Analyse three different models of mentoring in PETE (physical education teacher education) in three research sites, and to compare them with each other and the existing literature …
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Building North South links in whole college initiatives in global justice education

Aims and Objectives Establish and develop links between the Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship Education, St Patrick’s College and the Global Dimension in Education Project in St Mary’s College Share practive in relation to ‘whole college’ approaches to the integration of a global justice dimension into initial teacher education Document current and potential pathways …
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An investigation into the experiences of primary school teachers with regard to their teaching of healthy eating guidelines within the curriculum

To investigate/examine the perceptions, knowledge, attitudes and experiences of primary school teachers in their teaching of healthy eating. Objectives: To complete a comparative study of nutrition education with the primary level curricula in NI and R/I with regard to progression of key concepts from school entry age to completion of primary education stage. To establish …
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Contribution of Primary School Physical Education to health enhancing Physical Activity

This Research Project will focus on: Establishing cross border research links and building research capacity in the field of paediatric physical activity (PA). Comparing PA levels of primary school children on school days with Physical Education (PE) and non PE school days. Identifying factors within PE lessons which are related to variance in observed PA …
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Building Effective Science Outreach Strategies North and South

The primary aim of this project was to evaluate the structure, geographical spread, composition of Science Communication and Outreach Activities both in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, with a view to understanding their impacts and improving their design, management and efficiency of resources. The key task of this minor research is the undertaking …
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Art and Science in Education: Moving towards creativity

The research will focused on: Developing a dynamic interface in education on the island of Ireland that will harness the arts and science in a synergistic manner to enhance learning and teaching in schools. Enhance creativity in teaching and learning. Expand the application of visual literacy to learning in both Science and Technology. Promote innovative …
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Social Justice Education in Initial Teacher Education: a Cross Border Perspective

The project will focus on: Mapping existing provision and approaches to social justice, diversity and development education in Teacher Education institutions on both sides of the border Involving policy makers in the ministries on both sides of the Border to connect the academic and policy perspectives on the issues gathering attitudinal data on social justice, …
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