Successful Projects Announced under the Shared Island-SCoTENS Research Partnership

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”  

Minister for Education, Norma Foley TD speaking at the the Shared Island Forum said, “I would like to congratulate these first awardees under the Shared Island SCoTENS research programme.  “I am confident that these two research projects will add significantly to teacher education practice, and to the scope for deeper cooperation at a policy level on the island. I wish both of the research teams the very best as they start their work, and look forward to seeing the results.”

Click HERE to see speech from Minister Norma Foley TD and the Partners from the successful projects, BUDDIES and SHARED.

  • “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.

Find out more about the projects below:

The Buddies Project Synopsis

The SHARED Project Synopsis