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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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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School-based work in the North and South of Ireland: A review of Policy and Practice

The research will explore the role of the HEI Tutor during School Based Work placements; the following methods will be employed: A case study approach using two sites, Stranmillis University College and St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra The findings of the case study will be used to inform the second stage of data collection, i.e. a …
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Cross Border exploration of CPD needs of heads of year in a sample of comprehensive and integrated schools

The proposal is the first phase in a multi-phase project which aims to look at the understandings and relationships between the various stakeholders. Phase 1: seeks to examine the CPD needs of heads of year in comprehensive and integrated schools by means of a comparative study. Phase 2: will explore the attitudes of a sample …
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Developing Reflective Skills in Student Teachers

The grant is to cover the development of collaborative research between University College Dublin and St Mary’s University College in the area of teacher professional development, with a specific focus on the development of reflective skills among student teachers. The research will culminate in a conference to be held before the end June 2008, where …
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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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All Ireland longitudinal study of student perceptions of history, geography and science education

In 2003, the Irish Association of Social, Scientific and Environmental Education (IASSEE) embarked on a four-year longitudinal study of how student teachers’ prior experiences and perceptions of history, geography and science interacted with their initial teacher education. The study was planned in three phases: an entry questionnaire to establish their ideas and attitudes at the …
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Diversity in Early Years Education North and South: Implications for Teacher Education

To identify an appropriate early years setting that has children attending from both North and South of the border. To identify 2 settings, one North and one in South to act as control groups with children only attending from their jurisdiction To investigate children’s attitudes and awareness relating to social/national identity in 3 settings To …
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