An Exploration of the use of Children’s Literature in Early Reading within a Balanced Literacy Framework in the North and South of Ireland -EuCLER

This project relates to the presence of children’s literature within educational policy in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. In particular, it focuses on the place, profile and prevalence given to children’s literature as a key component in the teaching of reading in the early years (0-8 years). It also explores the potential …
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Successful Projects Announced under the Shared Island-SCoTENS Research Partnership

The Shared Island-SCoTENS Research Partnership are delighted to announce that the first two projects awarded funding under the the theme of “Enhancing educational attainment: sharing experience and learning on a shared island”   Minister for Education, Norma Foley TD speaking at the the Shared Island Forum said, “I would like to congratulate these first awardees …
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Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD & Education Minister Norma Foley TD announce successful projects under the Shared Island-SCoTENS research partnership

Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD and Minister for Education Norma Foley TD have announced two successful projects awarded funding under the partnership between the Shared Island unit in the Department of the Taoiseach and the Standing Conference on Teacher Education, North and South (SCoTENS). A call for research on the theme of “Enhancing educational attainment: sharing …
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Shared Island SCoTENS Research Initiative

  A new research funding partnership between #SharedIsland and  @SCoTENS  was launched at the Shared Islands Dialogue on Education on 1 October 2021. Funding of up to €25k will be awarded to four projects. Read more here https://scotens.org/call-for-funding-applications/


All in this together! Teacher Education and Social Justice – Registration Now OPEN!!

Education is meant to be the great leveller, the great equalizer that also enables all learners develop their capacities and excel. From a social justice perspective, there is agreement that full appreciation of differences in linguistic background, class, culture, gender, ability, and race should be taken into account in our education policies and practices. How …
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SCoTENS Doctoral Workshop 2021 – Virtual

The Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South (SCoTENS) invites proposals for participation and working papers at the 6th SCoTENS Doctoral Studies Roundtable (Virtual).  The Virtual 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 the …
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Nineteenth Annual SCoTENS Conference – 21 October 2021


John Coolahan Award 2021

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 work on SCoTENS …
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SCoTENS Research Webinar

As part of our ongoing series of online events SCoTENS hosted a research focused webinar on 23 March 2021. The event was aimed at members of SCoTENS and was a thoroughly successful event.  The seed funding research speakers provided a very thoughtful and inspiring input on how Scotens seed funding enabled them to carry out much needed …
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Webinar exploring childhoods in the North and South of Ireland post-partition in the period 1921-1931.

    Conceptualisations and constructs of children and childhood are temporally and contextually grounded. This webinar will use an article exploring childhoods North and South post-partition in the period 1921-1931, recently published in the British Educational Research Journal, as a spring-board from which to explore the concept of contested childhoods across borders and boundaries. The …
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