SCoTENS Compilation Report – August 2012

Exploring Japanese research lessons study as a model of peer to peer professional learning This study seeks to explore the use of Research Lesson Study (RLS), a long-established professional development strategy in Japan, as a model of school-based and peer-to-peer professional development for teachers which is new to Northern Ireland and the Republic. Broadly stated, …
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Lift off literacy programme for the Irish medium school

This research will focus on: Redeveloping the Lift Off programme into Irish; Exploring the training needs for teachers and classroom assistants to organise, plan and carry out this programme in Irish; Assessing the outcomes of the programme, using the AML assessment tool; Producing resources and information to support the implementation of this programme on a …
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Gaeilge labhartha na Bpáistí I scoileanna lán-Ghaeilge in Éirinn – The spoken Irish of pupils in Irish-medium schools

This project will examine the proficiency in Irish of Primary 7 pupils in Irish-medium primary schools in Northern Ireland and compare them to data already gathered in relation to 6th class pupils in Irish-medium primary schools in the Republic of Ireland. The study in the Republic of Ireland identified weaknesses in the syntactic and lexical …
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North-South Language Educators Conference

To organise and run a conference for 40/50 delegates drawn from language teacher educators, primary and post-primary north and south to be held in Queen’s University Belfast.  


English as an Additional Language in undergraduate teacher education programmes in Ireland

To carry out a comparative study of the provision for EAL in pre-service and continuing professional development courses in Ireland north and south by holding 4 meetings of the project team between St Mary’s Belfast and Coláiste Mhuire, Marino. The significant actions associated with the Project include: A literature review of the field A comparison …
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The development of North/South case studies identifying key features of good practice in the teaching of pupils from ethnic minorities

This research project will develop case studies exemplifying good practice in the teaching of pupils from ethnic minorities by focusing mainly on identifying teaching/learning strategies which are successful in integrating ethnic minority children into the classroom and engaging them actively in their learning. Schools will be chosen from the North and South and will be …
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Dyslexia, Literacy and Inclusion – Conference

To help fund a conference which seeks to: Develop a dynamic interface on the island of Ireland that will harness educational theory, research and practice on the special educational needs, dyslexia for the purposes of enhancing learning and teaching in schools. Promote collaboration between Northern Irish and Southern Irish educational practitioners into what constitutes best …
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Facing Autism Ireland 2009

26 – 27 June 2009 Europa Hotel, Belfast This conference will update evidence based practice in the treatment of ASD to ensure that parents and professionals have the best possible information. This conference will follow on from three previous conferences.  


Student Teachers Perceptions of their Competence to meet the needs of pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorder in mainstream Primary Schools

Objectives: To ascertain how competent BEd primary students in their respective institutions perceive themselves to be in identifying the characteristics of ASD through the teaching element of the BEd course To establish how well prepared BEd primary students feel they are in addressing the needs of pupils with ASD through the teaching element of the …
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Consulting Pupils on the Assessment and Remediation of the Specific Learning Difficulties

Objectives: To consult with primary and post-primary pupils on their level of participation in the assessment and remediation of their specific reading difficulties To share ideas and findings between the two partners of the project via e-mail and face-to-face meetings To work with Northern Irish and Southern Irish research partners to understand what constitutes good …
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