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The Academic World in the Era of the Great War

An Interdisciplinary and International Conference Trinity College Dublin, 14 – 16 August 2014

Venue | The Trinity Long Room Hub

Please register before 1st August by email | Further details Here [PDF]

Dr John Kubiak recently delivered a paper at the Twenty-first International Conference on Learning, Lander College for Women in New York. The four-day conference ran from 14th to the 17th July and hosted a wide range of papers from over fifty countries >>>Further details here [PDF. The paper’s PowerPoint can be viewed here[PDF].

Dr. Aidan Seery of the CAVE research centre in the School of Education will give the keynote paper at the forthcoming British Sociological Association's Study Group on Auto|biography at Wolfson College Oxford from July 11th to 13th. The title of his paper is 'Space and Place in narratives of attachment: some thoughts on Aristotelian ethics, social geography and Heidegger'.

PhD student Ashling Ryan presented a paper entitled 'The effects of paternal incarceration on the academic performance of primary school children in the Republic of Ireland' at the Canada International Conference on Education in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Ashling also presented a paper at the Annual Doctoral Conference in Education at Queen's University, Belfast on 30th May and attended the European Educational Research Association Summer School on Educational Methodology in Trondheim, Norway (June 10th-14th). Seventy participants from Europe were accepted for this seasonal school on the basis of papers submitted earlier in the year.

Congratulations to PhD student, Emma Farrell on a very well-received presentation in Stockholm on 15th May at the 'Building Bridges – between yesterday and tomorrow' conference where she presented the paper, 'You're being weak, this is weakness: Shame and the experience of students with mental health problems in Higher Education in Ireland'. A representative from AHEAD took the opportunity to give feedback to colleagues in the School of Education on the high quality of Emma's presentation.

5th Annual Postgraduate Research Conference

Provisional Timetable >>>HERE [PDF]

School of Education Postgraduate Student's 5th Annual Conference takes place on Saturday 21st June 2014 in The Jonathan Swift Theatre | Title: 'Adventures in Education: A Showcase of Current Research'.

Dr Brian Donovan's paper has been accepted for presentation at the upcoming Sociolinguistic Summer School 5 at University College Dublin on 28-31 July of this year.

The title of the presentation is: 'Exploring the Genre and Grammar of Academic Rejection Letters: A Systemic Functional Linguistic Perspective.'





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Upcoming Events

Glastonbury Line Up!

In preparation for the Summer Drama School, Dr Carmel O'Sullivan checking out the line up at the Glastonbury Festival! View Here.

Chris Cooper, drama consultant and Dr Carmel O' Sullivan, course director with Drama Summer School students 2014.

Drama Summer School - week commencing Monday 30th June - 12th July. Course Director: Dr Carmel O'Sullivan


The School of Education and Middletown Centre for Autism wish to invite applications for a PhD studentship from suitably qualified graduates. The Studentship is for three years and will cover full-time fees and a small bursary. Closing date 8th July 2014. Application form here [PDF.

3 Minute Research!

Ph.D students will be showcasing their work in a short 3 minute research presentations Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 12:30 | Trinity Long Room Hub >>>Read More [PDF]

Hats Off!

Congratulations to our M.Ed. students in receiving their parchments at the Spring Commencements. View more photographs here.

Congratulations to (L-R) Helen Doherty & Patricia Mc Carthy with Dr Paula Flynn who received their doctrates at the Spring Commencements.

Lón Gaeilge with John Sheahan!

Honorary doctorate John Sheahan of the Dubliners fame, while attending a meeting with Dr Carmel O'Sullivan & Marita Kerin in the Arts Education Research Group to organise the next event in the artists' biography series, popped in to the weekly School Lón Gaeilge (Irish Lunch) and delighted all with an imprompto performance.





Current News

Alumni Newsletter

Take a look at the first edition of our Alumni Newsletter [PDF] which aims to provide our reader on what's happening in the School, from teaching and research to major developments. Further details on Alumni & Friends here.

Curious Science


Curious Science

Mathematics Educator Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin and Physicist Dr Shane Bergin from Schools of Education and Physics joined Irish comedian and TV presenter Dara Ó Briain for an evening of Curious Science in The Round Room, Mansion House Dublin at the Festival of Curiosity, Dublin's Annual Festival of Science & Culture.

Investment in Education and The Tests of Time

New publication from the CAVE Research Centre | Irish Educational Studies [PDF]>>Further Details [PDF]

PhD student Ashling Ryan recently had an article published in the NCLMC Law Journal - Economic, Social and Cutural Rights in Practice: 'An Accident of Birth'. View article HERE [page 7].

European Journal of Special Needs Education

Fiona Smyth, Michael Shevlin and Paula Flynn from the School of Education have published an article with their colleagues from the European QualiTYDES project in the European Journal of Special Needs Education this week - 'Inclusive education in progress: policy evolution in four European countries'. Further details HERE [PDF]

Elizabeth Oldham and Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin have recently had a paper published in the ATEE 38th Conference Proceedings. Elizabeth presented the findings of the paper at the ATEE conference in Norway last year. Further details (page 298) here [PDF].

Journal of Postgraduate Research

The Journal of Postgraduate Research (online version pdf) is a Graduate Students' Union project that invites submissions from across the university and is peer-reviewed. This year, three of the twelve articles in the Journal are from the School of Education.

Mark Kearns | 'A Risk Worth Talking?: A study of Mature Students'Experience in Two Irish Universities'.

Aoife M. O'Brien | 'Grieving Students: The response and support of educators in Irish schools'.

Connor O'Donoghue | 'Friendship in the Field: Ethics and Reflexivity in Auto/biographical Research'.

L-R: Mark Kearns, Editor Olivia Wilkinson & Connor O'Donoghue attending the launch in the Trinity Long Room Hub.

Understanding Special Class Provision in Ireland

Dr Michael Shevlin and postdoctrate colleague, Dr Fiona Smyth were involved in a new major report 'Understanding Special Class Provision in Irish Schools'. The study conducted for the National Council for Special Education (NCSE) by Trinity College Dublin and ESRI shows that more special classes are opening yearly in recent times compared to the trends two decades ago. The report is available to download here. Press Release

Dr Colette Murphy's book 'Coteaching in International Contexts' has been reissued by Springer publishers. Further details here.

Dr Andrew Loxley & Dr John Walsh have published a new publication on 'Studies in Higher Education' >>> Further Details

New Objectified Labour from the CAVE!

Higher Education in Ireland
The Cultures, Academic Values and Education Research Center (CAVE) are pleased to announce the publication by Palgrave Macmillan of the text entitled ‘Higher Education in Ireland: Practices, Policies and Possibilities’ edited by Andrew Loxley, Aidan Seery and John Walsh with contributions by colleagues from across the Irish higher education landscape.>>>Read More[PDF]

**For all recent publications from the School of Education academic staff, please refer to our web page on publications. >>> read more

Trinity College Library Support for students within School of Education>>>Read More

Maps & Directions

College Calendar 2013-2014

Click here for School's Safety Statement 2013 (PDF)

Last updated 28 July 2014