A critical analysis of North-south Educational partnerships in development contexts

Project Aims Initiate a critical review of North/South teacher education partnerships involving Irish and African Institutions to assess the contribution of the principles and practice of the partnership model. Identify and itemise the key issues to be addressed within sustainable, mutually beneficial teacher education partnerships. Organise a conference of Irish and international experts to assess …
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Science enhancement and learning through exchange and collaboration among teachers (SELECT)

Project Aims Facilitate teacher exchange and collaboration with respect to best practice in science teaching and learning. Use exchange and collaboration to extend and develop the expertise of two groups of teachers. A group of Dublin-based teachers who, in partnership with science education staff from St Patrick’s College Drumcondra, have developed an expertise in classroom …
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Assessment in Teacher Education North and South (ATENS)

Explore the nature and conduct of school-based work assessments within a sample of Primary and Post-Primary Initial Teacher Education degree courses drawn from both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Investigate the links between various school-based assessment techniques and subsequent planning, teaching and learning at degree and post-graduate diploma level. Examine the extent to …
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Exploring and developing spaces among adult education practitioners for online and arts based reflection

Project Aims Identify current good practice in reflection. Create opportunities for showcasing and sharing effective examples of reflection through conferences and online opportunities. Develop effective online tools for promoting reflective practice. Develop and support arts-based reflection among adult educators in Ireland. Establish peer-led reflective practice networks for adult educators.  


Children exposed to domestic abuse

Children exposed to domestic abuse: Helping student teachers understand their role in primary school settings  This research project will undertake an audit in the participating institutions to identify the extent to which the topic of domestic abuse is included in the undergraduate education curriculum. Results from the audit will be used to inform the development …
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Understanding the potential for research capacity in initial teacher education programmes north and south

Phase I: A baseline comparative study This project aims to: To create a comprehensive baseline understanding of how research awareness, understanding and skills are incorporated and developed during the initial stages of teacher education. To provide a ‘force-field analysis’ of the views, perspectives and resources of key actors/stakeholders in teacher education with regard to the factors …
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A comparative study into further education north and south of Ireland

Towards a framework for further education teaching  qualifications The purpose of this research project is to: Establish an expert consultative forum of key stakeholders to advise on Teacher Education in North and South of Ireland Investigate models of Teacher Education for FE that currently exist in the North and south of Ireland Devise a joint …
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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, RLS involves between 3-5 teachers forming a group that plans lessons, observes them being …
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Continuing professional development for teaching practice supervisors

DIRECTORS OF TEACHING PRACTICE RESEARCH GROUP Achieving consistency in the supervision of student teachers by a range of tutors who come to teaching practice with a variety of backgrounds and agendas, is a challenging issue for those of us who organise and co-ordinate this essential aspect of the BEd degree. This project aims to consider …
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Images and Identity – Collaborative art and design education project within teacher education

The aim of this research work is to pilot and develop a collaborative art and design education project within initial teacher education North and South which will support the teaching of Citizenship Education across the whole island. By examining how exploring personal and national identities through Art and Design can change student teachers and learners …
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