SCoTENS Conference 2024 – Poster Presentation

Innovative Pedagogies for Inclusive Education: Implications for Policy and Practice 17 and 18 October 2024 Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell, Co Cavan  CALL FOR POSTERS  The Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South (SCoTENS) is pleased to announce a call for posters for its forthcoming conference. According to UNICEF, ensuring access to inclusive education for …
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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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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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2018 North-South Student Exchange Project

  The 2018 North-South Student Exchange Project took place for Southern Students going North in November 2018 and Northern Students going South in March 2019 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 …
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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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Early Number Concepts

The aim of this research project was to develop a resource of key vocabulary and terminology for teachers in supporting their planning and teaching in early number. It will also provide teachers with a variety of teaching and learning strategies to complement the development of the key vocabulary. The project relates to the development of …
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Cyberbullying and the Law

This research project highlighted a previously unreported level of frustration on the part of school leaders in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in their struggle to deal with the growing and very complex problem of cyberbullying, especially in the absence of clear and up-to-date guidance from respective government departments.  Confusion surrounding the …
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4th SCoTENS Doctoral Workshop

17 and 18 October Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell The Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South (SCoTENS) invites proposals for participation and working papers at the 4th 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 …
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