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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Professor Neil Selwyn, Monash University to give Keynote Address at SCoTENS Conference 2020

  Neil Selwyn is a Distinguished Research Professor in the Faculty of Education, Monash University who has worked for the past 25 years researching the integration of digital technology into schools, universities and adult learning. He is recognised as a leading international researcher in the area of digital education – with particular expertise in the …
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2020 SCoTENS Doctoral Roundtable to take place Online – Application Date Extended

The Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South (SCoTENS) invites proposals for participation and working papers at the 5th 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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2020 Conference – Teacher Education in the COVID Moment

  Education at all levels is being changed, changed utterly, by restrictions made necessary in managing the pandemic. The SCoTENS Committee is using the opportunity provided by our online venue to host the Inaugural 2020 SCoTENS Webinar which will allow us to hear the ideas of a key global expert on Teaching and Teacher Education …
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2019 North-South Student Exchange Project

The 2019 North-South Student Exchange Project took place for Southern Students going North in November 2019 and Northern Students going South in March 2020 and involved 10 students from five colleges of education: Stranmillis University College, Belfast; St Mary’s University College Belfast Marino College of Education, Dublin Institute of Education Dublin City University Froebel Department of …
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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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