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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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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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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North South Conference on Education for Diversity and Citizenship

Funding has been granted to two conferences both entitled North South conference on Education for Diversity and Citizenship.  Fifty people from both jurisdictions attended the first conference in the Slieve Russell Hotel, Co. Cavan on the 31/9/2004 – 1/10/2004. The second conference was held for a similar number of participants in the Armagh City Hotel …
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