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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How can post-primary religious education do academic development and personal development, do them together and do them both well?

This project will focus on: Bringing together Teacher Educators and Post-Primary Teachers, school principals and other interested stakeholders from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to explore together the integration of academic and personal development within Post-Primary Religious Education. Exploring both theoretically and practically, the thesis that academic scholarship supported by public examination certification …
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3rd North-South Conference on Initial Teacher Education

3-4 June 2005 A North/South Conference on the theme of ‘Competencies approach to teacher education’ incorporating the following: An outline of policy trends in teacher education within EU and OECD countries, especially those incorporating the competencies model. A description and discussion of the approach currently operating in Northern Ireland A description and discussion of the …
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Peer Mentoring for Post Compulsory Teacher Education

This research project focused on piloting a formalized model of mentorship in line with FE partners north and south. The project explored a model of peer mentoring in support of Cavan FE teachers and Belfast FE teachers, through the formalized certification of mentors at the University of Ulster in support of the formation of a …
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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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A Cross-border comparison of Student Teachers’ Identities relating to Mathematics

The Project Aim is to ascertain and compare the mathematical identities of primary school student teachers. Project Objectives: To briefly compare the mathematics curricula (4-17) north and south and provide a comparison of mathematics in initial teacher education To determine the mathematical identity of selected student teachers using a range of tools including the use …
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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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Measuring the Value of Education Technologies in Ireland: north and South [MVET-Ireland]

Concept and Purpose To investigate and apply a novel approach to measuring the value of educational technologies in schools To contribute to the developing international understanding of this issue The dimensions of the study are to investigate: The value of technologies in learning and teaching The complexities of measuring this value The role of intangibles …
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A study of work-based Learning Models and partnerships in Support of Post-Compulsory Programmes of Teacher Education

This project will: Identify a sample of comparative programmes for the professional education of teachers in the post-compulsory, learning and skills [including adult education] fields. Liaise with providers to investigate teacher education models of work-based reflective practice in the North and South of Ireland Consider the implication of post-compulsory teacher education and emerging national and …
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