SRASI – Shared Responsibility Across a Shared Island: Teaching social justice in initial teacher education

SRASI Report The Shared Responsibility Across a Shared Island (SRASI) project aimed to (i) develop and share a teaching approach to social justice across two Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) programmes from North and South, and (ii) encourage teacher educators and preservice teachers (PSTs) to learn with and from each other, within and across their …
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Invitation to Submit Proposal to present at the SCoTENS Conference 19 and 20 October 2023, Lough Erne Resort, Co Fermanagh

The committee is delighted to host this conference to mark twenty years since SCoTENS was established. In this special year, our conference will be a celebratory one, and inputs will follow a slightly different format than those at previous conferences. The new round table format has been designed to facilitate speakers and delegates in reflecting …
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SCoTENS Conference 2022

Reflecting, Reconnecting and Re-Engaging with the Core Purpose(s) of Education 20 and 21 October 2022 Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk (In-person event) Since our last face-to-face conference in 2019, the world has experienced unprecedented challenges, not only as a result of the global pandemic but, more recently, in the context of the war in Ukraine. In …
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Five Successful Projects Announced under the Shared Island-SCoTENS Research Partnership

Five new education projects have been 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 themes of “Enhancing educational attainment: sharing experience and learning on a shared island” and “How we …
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John Coolahan Award 2022

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 2022

As part of our ongoing series of online events SCoTENS hosted a research focused webinar on 15 March 2022. 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 research …
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Three new projects awarded funding under Shared Island-SCoTENS Research Partnership

Three new education projects have been 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 “How we teach: acknowledging, understanding and learning with others and from others on a …
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SCoTENS Research Webinar taking place on 15 March 2022

  As part of our ongoing series of online events SCoTENS are delighted to announce that they are running a short research-focused webinar on 15 March 2022 from 2.00-3.00 pm with a follow-on session for 30 minutes for anyone considering applying for seed funding this year (3.00-3.30pm).   This event is aimed at members of SCoTENS and will comprise the …
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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/