SCoTENS Doctoral Workshop 2024

  The Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South (SCoTENS) invites proposals for participation and working papers at the 6th 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 the field …
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SCoTENS Conference 2024 – Expressions of Interest/Presentations

Innovative Pedagogies for Inclusive Education: Implications for Policy and Practice 17 and 18 October 2024 Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell, Co Cavan  CALL FOR PAPERS  The Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South (SCoTENS) is pleased to announce a call for papers for its forthcoming conference. Because the slots for presentations are limited we propose …
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SCoTENS Research Webinar 2024 – Online

This year’s SCoTENS Research Webinar took place on 13 March 2024 online.  The event was aimed at members of SCoTENS and comprised the following: presentations by a small group of team members who have been successful in recent SCoTENS funded projects; the launch of our Annual Report by Prof Linda Clarke, Emeritus Professor, Ulster University …
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Seed Funding Scheme – Open for Applications 2024

  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. To date, 151 research, conference and exchange projects have been funded. Make sure to get your application in for this great opportunity. Seed Funding Scheme   …
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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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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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SCoTENS Funded Project receives ‘Paper of the Year’ Award

We are delighted to announce that a research article arising from a SCoTENs funded project has just received the ‘paper of the year’ award in a leading international physical education journal. This is a high profile and prestigious award and we would like to congratulate the team of Melissa Parker, Déirdre Ní Chróinín, Maura Coulter, …
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Oxford Review of Education Publication

  We are delighted to announce that a team from SCoTENS have been successful in having their article “Assessing the Value of SCOTENS as a Cross-Border Professional Learning Network in Ireland using the Wenger-Trayner value-creation framework” published in the Oxford Review of Education. Authors:  Linda Clarke , Conor Galvin , Maria Campbell , Pamela Cowan , Kathy Hall , Geraldine Magennis , Teresa O’Doherty , Noel Purdy & Lesley Abbott The …
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2019 Annual Report

The 2019 Annual Report is now available to view on our Annual Report Section of the website.  Enjoy!