Cancellation – Conference 2020 – The Future of Teaching and Teacher Education: Challenges of Profession, Identity, Agency

Due to current restrictions and ongoing uncertainty as a result of the global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, the SCoTENS steering committee has felt it necessary to cancel this year’s annual conference which was due to take place on 22 and 23 October 2020.  Protecting the health, safety, and well-being of our members and attendees is paramount, and …
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2020 Conference: The Future of Teaching and Teacher Education: Challenges of Profession, Identity, Agency – Call for Papers

Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan Thursday 22 and Friday 23 October 2020 CALL FOR PAPERS – Deadline 4pm Thursday 11 June 2020 The Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South (SCoTENS) is pleased to announce a call for papers for its forthcoming conference. The theme for this year’s conference has evolved in response …
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5th SCoTENS Doctoral Workshop

      The Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South (SCoTENS) invites proposals for participation and working papers at the 5th SCoTENS Doctoral Studies Roundtable.  The Roundtable will provide a mix of short presentations by participants on their work in progress and will also feature participation by SCoTENS colleagues who are leaders in …
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Conference 2020 – The Future of Teaching and Teacher Education: Challenges of Profession, Identity, Agency

  Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan Thursday 22 and Friday 23 October 2020


Cuts threaten cross-Border teacher education co-operation

Irish Times,  3 December 2019 Opinion: Hundreds of teacher education students have trained in schools on either side of the Border under an innovative scheme One of the least-known but most remarkable success stories of cross-Border co-operation between Northern Ireland and the Republic in the aftermath of the Belfast Agreement is an educational one. Yet it is a success …
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Seed Funded Projects 2018-2019

Funded Research Programme Each year, SCoTENS provides Seed Funding to support a number of collaborative research projects and professional activities in teacher education in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The sums allocated are usually in the region of £3,000 – £6,000 (approx. €3,750 – €7,500).  Five projects were awarded funding in 2018-2019.   PROJECT …
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John Coolahan Award 2019

John Coolahan Award In recognition of John’s contribution to the foundation of SCoTENS, the John Coolahan award is made to the authors of the Seed Funding Report which is recognised to be most in line with the values and ideals of SCoTENS.  This award is awarded annually at the SCoTENS Annual Conference. Through his pioneering …
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John Coolahan Award 2018

John Coolahan Award In recognition of John’s contribution to the foundation of SCoTENS, the John Coolahan award is made to the authors of the Seed Funding Report which is recognised to be most in line with the values and ideals of SCoTENS.  This award is awarded annually at the SCoTENS Annual Conference. Through his pioneering …
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Teachers’ Beliefs about Education and Children’s Voice Practices in the Island of Ireland

This study, funded by SCOTENS, set out to explore the cultural orientations of primary school teachers in the Island of Ireland, and to examine how they affect their understandings and practices of children’s voice in schools. For example, in predominantly traditional cultures, children’s voice projects may be illusory, only allowing participation in marginal decisions and …
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Thresholds Concepts in Language Teacher Education

This report presents the findings of a SCoTENS funded study with practicing language teachers in Ireland, within the framework of Threshold Concepts (Meyer, Land et al. 2010), to identify the core but troublesome knowledge and practices of language teaching and the conditions that facilitate the integration of these concepts over a teaching career.  The project …
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