SCoTENS Compilation Report – August 2012

Exploring Japanese research lessons study as a model of peer to peer professional learning This study seeks to explore the use of Research Lesson Study (RLS), a long-established professional development strategy in Japan, as a model of school-based and peer-to-peer professional development for teachers which is new to Northern Ireland and the Republic. Broadly stated, …
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The Professional Development Needs of teachers working in Special Educational Needs

The purpose of this project is to investigate the professional development needs of those second level (post primary) teachers who have a specific remit to work with students who have special educational needs (SEN) in mainstream school settings.    


Together Towards Inclusion – A Toolkit for Trainers

Support for teachers, linguistic and intercultural Provision of opportunities for a cluster of teachers to work collaboratively North and South, to inform the outcome Focused research at institutional level (IILT TCD & SELB) Promotion of respect for diversity and challenging prejudice Promotion of an inclusive school/classroom Enhance provision of English as a second language Share …
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Disablist bullying: An investigation of student teachers’ knowledge and confidence

The aim of the research project is to investigate: The knowledge of disablist bullying by student teachers’ in both jurisdictions, The confidence of student teachers’ in both jurisdictions in dealing with disablist bullying. Looking at priorities for North/South Initial Teacher Education in moving towards improving the preparation of teachers to address effectively the issue of …
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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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Conference to disseminate findings from the research project: Student Teachers’ Perceptions and Experiences of History, Geography and Science: An All-Ireland Survey

To provide an opportunity for the dissemination of findings from the current longitudinal research project: Student Teachers’ Perceptions and Experiences of History, Geography and Science: An All-Ireland Survey To provide a forum for discussion of findings with policy makers and curriculum developers To provide a workshop involving senior researchers in which IASSEE members can consider …
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Sixth Form/Sixth Year Religion in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

This research project will focus on: Profiling the religious beliefs, attitudes and practices of sixth-form / sixth year pupils in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Comparing the current situation in Northern Ireland today with the earlier studies conducted in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s (taking full account of the comparison between pupils …
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Digitisation of 3 volumes of Irish Education documents

Digitisation of 3 volumes of Irish Education documents; Vol 1 from Earliest times to 1921; Vol 2 The Irish Free State and the Republic of Ireland from 1922 to 1991; Vol 3 NI from 1922 to 1991. Digitising the three volumes of Irish Educational Documents and making them openly available in an unrestricted way, via …
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Developing All-Ireland Research Capacity in Arts-based Educational Research (ABER)

Developing and strengthening a community of practice using arts-based educational research (ABER) in teacher education and amongst teachers in Ireland, north and south by: Developing a small working group of interested teacher educators north and south to focus on: Creating a workshop and two seminars to explore, and extend the various research interests, abilities and …
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