The Shared Island-SCoTENS Research Partnership are delighted to announce that the first two projects awarded funding under the the theme of “Enhancing educational attainment: sharing experience and learning on a shared island” will be launched at the SCoTENS Annual Conference 2022 taking place in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk on 20 and 21 October 2022.
- “BUDDIES” – led by Dr Glenda Walsh, Stranmillis University College, Belfast, in collaboration with Dr Seaneen Sloan, University College Dublin and Clíodhna Martin, Marino Institute of Education, Dublin. Building on discussions of the role of Home-School Community Liaison at the Shared Island Dialogue on education, this study will seek to gain a clearer understanding of the valuable but under-researched work of HSCLs across the island.
- “SHARED” – led by Dr Melanie Ní Dhuinn and Dr. Julie Uí Choistealbha from Marino Institute of Education, Dublin, in collaboration with Julie Hamilton, from St. Mary’s University College, Belfast. This project explores how teacher educators can prepare and support student teachers to negotiate and engage with the challenges of educational underachievement while on their school placement.
You can read the successful reports below: