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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A Preliminary Evaluation of a Teaching Package for Children with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD)

2003-2004  


Special Educational Needs in Initial Teacher Education (SENITE)

22 – 23 March 2004 Trinity college, Dublin In the context of Special Educational Needs and Initial Teacher Education the conference sought to conduct a shared review and assessment of practice in the North and South of Ireland, to establish a supportive network of researchers and practitioners and to develop a rationale for future action. …
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Writing as a professional development activity in ITE

Project Aims Introduce professional writing as a professional development activity for a small group of supervisors of teaching practice in three university education schools/departments, two in the Republic and one in Northern Ireland. Hold a one day project conference for 50 people.  


Spiritual Education: New Challenge, New Opportunity

Project Aims Transfer knowledge from international researchers regarding the increased competency in focusing attention, the improved maintenance of emotional balance and the enriched resilience in the face of life’s challenges for children/young people who experience spiritual education. Familiarise educators with mediation practice that may provide a simple way to support the development of core emotional …
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Teaching controversial history: A symposium on the teaching of 1916 and the battle of the Somme

Project Aims Examine issues relating to the teaching of 1916 and the Battle of the Somme and their implications for teacher education. Facilitate the development of a major North South project on the teaching of these and related events.


Teachers’ views on the factors influencing their professional development: perceptions, experiences and motivation

Project Aims Identify teachers’ perceptions and experiences of university level professional development and the motivating factors that influenced that uptake and the subsequent implementation/non-implementation of learning by the use of a survey and focus group interviews.    


A critical analysis of North-south Educational partnerships in development contexts

Project Aims Initiate a critical review of North/South teacher education partnerships involving Irish and African Institutions to assess the contribution of the principles and practice of the partnership model. Identify and itemise the key issues to be addressed within sustainable, mutually beneficial teacher education partnerships. Organise a conference of Irish and international experts to assess …
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Science enhancement and learning through exchange and collaboration among teachers (SELECT)

Project Aims Facilitate teacher exchange and collaboration with respect to best practice in science teaching and learning. Use exchange and collaboration to extend and develop the expertise of two groups of teachers. A group of Dublin-based teachers who, in partnership with science education staff from St Patrick’s College Drumcondra, have developed an expertise in classroom …
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Assessment in Teacher Education North and South (ATENS)

Explore the nature and conduct of school-based work assessments within a sample of Primary and Post-Primary Initial Teacher Education degree courses drawn from both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Investigate the links between various school-based assessment techniques and subsequent planning, teaching and learning at degree and post-graduate diploma level. Examine the extent to …
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