The Professional Development Needs of teachers working in Special Educational Needs

The purpose of this project is to investigate the professional development needs of those second level (post primary) teachers who have a specific remit to work with students who have special educational needs (SEN) in mainstream school settings.    


Together Towards Inclusion: a toolkit for trainers (2)

Objectives: Focused research into post primary needs North and South Identification of common needs North and South Identification and response to common challenges North and South Addressing whole school and classroom challenges at post primary level North and South Promotion of the inclusive post primary school/classroom Enhanced provision for post primary sector Sharing best practice …
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Teacher Education for Special Educational Needs in the North and South of Ireland Sharing Cases of Practice

To organise a conference entitled “Student Teachers in Special Settings: policy and practice in Ireland. The Conference will be held at The National Institute for the Study of Learning Difficulties, Trinity College. Floor 4, 3 College Green. Dublin, on Thursday & Friday March 22nd and 23rd, 2007. The attendance will be initial teacher educators with …
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Together Towards Inclusion – A Toolkit for Trainers

Support for teachers, linguistic and intercultural Provision of opportunities for a cluster of teachers to work collaboratively North and South, to inform the outcome Focused research at institutional level (IILT TCD & SELB) Promotion of respect for diversity and challenging prejudice Promotion of an inclusive school/classroom Enhance provision of English as a second language Share …
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A Preliminary Evaluation of a Teaching Package for Children with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD)

2003-2004  


Special Educational Needs in Initial Teacher Education (SENITE)

22 – 23 March 2004 Trinity college, Dublin In the context of Special Educational Needs and Initial Teacher Education the conference sought to conduct a shared review and assessment of practice in the North and South of Ireland, to establish a supportive network of researchers and practitioners and to develop a rationale for future action. …
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Writing as a professional development activity in ITE

Project Aims Introduce professional writing as a professional development activity for a small group of supervisors of teaching practice in three university education schools/departments, two in the Republic and one in Northern Ireland. Hold a one day project conference for 50 people.  


Spiritual Education: New Challenge, New Opportunity

Project Aims Transfer knowledge from international researchers regarding the increased competency in focusing attention, the improved maintenance of emotional balance and the enriched resilience in the face of life’s challenges for children/young people who experience spiritual education. Familiarise educators with mediation practice that may provide a simple way to support the development of core emotional …
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Teaching controversial history: A symposium on the teaching of 1916 and the battle of the Somme

Project Aims Examine issues relating to the teaching of 1916 and the Battle of the Somme and their implications for teacher education. Facilitate the development of a major North South project on the teaching of these and related events.


Teachers’ views on the factors influencing their professional development: perceptions, experiences and motivation

Project Aims Identify teachers’ perceptions and experiences of university level professional development and the motivating factors that influenced that uptake and the subsequent implementation/non-implementation of learning by the use of a survey and focus group interviews.