Creative Classrooms: Insights from imaginative and innovative teaching in Ireland North and South (CCIT – Ireland)

Project Aims This project is a direct result of the 2012 Annual SCoTENS Conference, and aims to (a) Identify, investigate and case-report the nature and detail of teaching and learning activities within a number of creative classrooms, north and south and (b) contribute to developing better international understanding of the issue of creativity in the …
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Teaching Political history at primary level (TPHPL)

Project Aims This project aims to explore the role of primary education in the teaching of political history, with particular emphasis on teaching contested or controversial history in the context of the decade of commemorations    


All Ireland Doctoral Student Research Conference (AIDSRC)

To project held a conference which took place in May 2013 in the School of Education  in UCD for doctoral students in education on the island of Ireland.  This was the fifth Doctoral Conference that SCoTENS co-funded. All Ireland Doctoral Student Research Conference Report  


The Programming Studio (TPS)

Project Aims The Programming Studio, a virtual learning environment hosted by QUB will offer a pilot group of post-primary school ICT teachers an opportunity to experience programming as a ‘digital literacy’ by mastering the programming language(s) identified above through games-based learning.  The wider skill of ‘computational thinking’ at the heart of computer programming will be …
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Navigating the Continuum: from student teacher to professional practitioner (NTC)

Project Aims This project aims to examine the interaction between Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) and school and classroom setting with a view to identifying the factors that support or inhibit teachers in the implementation and development of the methodologies and approaches introduced during ITE  


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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Lift off literacy programme for the Irish medium school

This research will focus on: Redeveloping the Lift Off programme into Irish; Exploring the training needs for teachers and classroom assistants to organise, plan and carry out this programme in Irish; Assessing the outcomes of the programme, using the AML assessment tool; Producing resources and information to support the implementation of this programme on a …
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Gaeilge labhartha na Bpáistí I scoileanna lán-Ghaeilge in Éirinn – The spoken Irish of pupils in Irish-medium schools

This project will examine the proficiency in Irish of Primary 7 pupils in Irish-medium primary schools in Northern Ireland and compare them to data already gathered in relation to 6th class pupils in Irish-medium primary schools in the Republic of Ireland. The study in the Republic of Ireland identified weaknesses in the syntactic and lexical …
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North-South Language Educators Conference

To organise and run a conference for 40/50 delegates drawn from language teacher educators, primary and post-primary north and south to be held in Queen’s University Belfast.  


English as an Additional Language in undergraduate teacher education programmes in Ireland

To carry out a comparative study of the provision for EAL in pre-service and continuing professional development courses in Ireland north and south by holding 4 meetings of the project team between St Mary’s Belfast and Coláiste Mhuire, Marino. The significant actions associated with the Project include: A literature review of the field A comparison …
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