Developing Reflective Skills in Student Teachers

The grant is to cover the development of collaborative research between University College Dublin and St Mary’s University College in the area of teacher professional development, with a specific focus on the development of reflective skills among student teachers. The research will culminate in a conference to be held before the end June 2008, where …
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The Competences Approach to Teacher Professional Development

3 – 4 June 2005 St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra This third conference will address the competences approach to teacher education/appraisal now prevalent across the European Union and firmly rooted in the USA. The Department of Education in Northern Ireland has gone a considerable way in implementing this approach while educationalists in the Republic of Ireland …
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Building Effective Science Outreach Strategies North and South

The primary aim of this project was to evaluate the structure, geographical spread, composition of Science Communication and Outreach Activities both in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, with a view to understanding their impacts and improving their design, management and efficiency of resources. The key task of this minor research is the undertaking …
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All Ireland longitudinal study of student perceptions of history, geography and science education

In 2003, the Irish Association of Social, Scientific and Environmental Education (IASSEE) embarked on a four-year longitudinal study of how student teachers’ prior experiences and perceptions of history, geography and science interacted with their initial teacher education. The study was planned in three phases: an entry questionnaire to establish their ideas and attitudes at the …
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Diversity in Early Years Education North and South: Implications for Teacher Education

To identify an appropriate early years setting that has children attending from both North and South of the border. To identify 2 settings, one North and one in South to act as control groups with children only attending from their jurisdiction To investigate children’s attitudes and awareness relating to social/national identity in 3 settings To …
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Building Research Capacity North and South

18-19 February 2005 All Hallows College, Drumcondra, Dublin A joint venture conference convened by ESAI & BERA supported by SCoTENS To organise two research training days, one in Northern Ireland in Autumn 2006 and one in the Republic of Ireland in Spring 2007. The topics to be discussed include: ethics and educational research; mapping of …
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North South Conference on Education for Diversity and Citizenship

Funding has been granted to two conferences both entitled North South conference on Education for Diversity and Citizenship.  Fifty people from both jurisdictions attended the first conference in the Slieve Russell Hotel, Co. Cavan on the 31/9/2004 – 1/10/2004. The second conference was held for a similar number of participants in the Armagh City Hotel …
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Art and Science in Education: Moving towards creativity

The research will focused on: Developing a dynamic interface in education on the island of Ireland that will harness the arts and science in a synergistic manner to enhance learning and teaching in schools. Enhance creativity in teaching and learning. Expand the application of visual literacy to learning in both Science and Technology. Promote innovative …
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Bringing School Communities Together to Promote Education for Diversity

To involving four pairs of schools, in each jurisdiction, that have a history of involvement in intercultural and/or multicultural education and where particularly in the N Irish context, cross-community contact is viewed as one important location for making a contribution to such work. To engage Dr Simon Lichman to facilitate residential cross-border professional development with …
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Social Justice Education in Initial Teacher Education: a Cross Border Perspective

The project will focus on: Mapping existing provision and approaches to social justice, diversity and development education in Teacher Education institutions on both sides of the border Involving policy makers in the ministries on both sides of the Border to connect the academic and policy perspectives on the issues gathering attitudinal data on social justice, …
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