John Coolahan Award 2024

In recognition of John’s contribution to the foundation of SCoTENS, the John Coolahan award is made to the authors of the Seed Funding Report which is recognised to be most in line with the values and ideals of SCoTENS.  This award is awarded annually at the SCoTENS Annual Conference.

Through his pioneering work on SCoTENS since 2003 John immeasurably enhanced cross-border cooperation in teacher education, such that the SCoTENS mission is synonymous with his name.  Thanks to John’s vision, teacher educators, student teachers, serving teachers and doctoral students have learned to work across boundaries, to build bridges and to recognise common interests and challenges facing contemporary education on both sides of the border. The opportunities provided for cross-border working through SCoTENS have yielded new knowledge and understandings that shape daily practices and attitudes.

This years successful team was Dr Gabrielle Nig Uidhir and Dr T.J. Ó Ceallaigh for their exceptional project TCL-IME – Developing Teacher and Leadership Capacity in Irish-Medium Education:  An Analysis of Immersion-Specific Competencies. 

TLC-IME English version of report for SCoTENS

TCL-IME Irish version of Report for SCoTENS