Doctoral research in education – links, challenges and opportunities

The purpose of this application is to seek funding which will allow University College Dublin and Queen’s University Belfast to organise an All-Ireland research conference for doctoral students pursuing their studies in education in any of the Higher Education institutions in Ireland. It is expected that the conference will take place in Spring 2011 at …
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An evaluation of the implementation of realistic mathematics education (RME)

An evaluation of the implementation of realistic mathematics education (RME) within primary schools in the north and south of Ireland Since 1971, the Freudenthal Institute (FI) in the Netherlands has developed a theoretical approach towards the teaching and learning of mathematics known as Realistic Mathematics Education (RME). In practice, the Dutch reform of mathematics education …
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Effective mentoring within physical education teacher education

The aim of this research project is to: Prepare a summary of existing research on best practice in effective mentoring in the work place, within and beyond education Analyse three different models of mentoring in PETE (physical education teacher education) in three research sites, and to compare them with each other and the existing literature …
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Disablist bullying: An investigation of student teachers’ knowledge and confidence

The aim of the research project is to investigate: The knowledge of disablist bullying by student teachers’ in both jurisdictions, The confidence of student teachers’ in both jurisdictions in dealing with disablist bullying. Looking at priorities for North/South Initial Teacher Education in moving towards improving the preparation of teachers to address effectively the issue of …
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How can post-primary religious education do academic development and personal development, do them together and do them both well?

This project will focus on: Bringing together Teacher Educators and Post-Primary Teachers, school principals and other interested stakeholders from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to explore together the integration of academic and personal development within Post-Primary Religious Education. Exploring both theoretically and practically, the thesis that academic scholarship supported by public examination certification …
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3rd North-South Conference on Initial Teacher Education

3-4 June 2005 A North/South Conference on the theme of ‘Competencies approach to teacher education’ incorporating the following: An outline of policy trends in teacher education within EU and OECD countries, especially those incorporating the competencies model. A description and discussion of the approach currently operating in Northern Ireland A description and discussion of the …
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Peer Mentoring for Post Compulsory Teacher Education

This research project focused on piloting a formalized model of mentorship in line with FE partners north and south. The project explored a model of peer mentoring in support of Cavan FE teachers and Belfast FE teachers, through the formalized certification of mentors at the University of Ulster in support of the formation of a …
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Building North South links in whole college initiatives in global justice education

Aims and Objectives Establish and develop links between the Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship Education, St Patrick’s College and the Global Dimension in Education Project in St Mary’s College Share practive in relation to ‘whole college’ approaches to the integration of a global justice dimension into initial teacher education Document current and potential pathways …
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An investigation into the experiences of primary school teachers with regard to their teaching of healthy eating guidelines within the curriculum

To investigate/examine the perceptions, knowledge, attitudes and experiences of primary school teachers in their teaching of healthy eating. Objectives: To complete a comparative study of nutrition education with the primary level curricula in NI and R/I with regard to progression of key concepts from school entry age to completion of primary education stage. To establish …
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A Cross-border comparison of Student Teachers’ Identities relating to Mathematics

The Project Aim is to ascertain and compare the mathematical identities of primary school student teachers. Project Objectives: To briefly compare the mathematics curricula (4-17) north and south and provide a comparison of mathematics in initial teacher education To determine the mathematical identity of selected student teachers using a range of tools including the use …
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