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Dr. Keith Johnston and Alison Egan are presenting papers at INTED 2014, the 8th International Technology, Education and Development conference being held in Valencia, Spain from 10th to 12th March next.
Alison is presenting on ePortfolios and TAM and Keith is presenting on iPads in educational contexts with former M.Ed. student John Heeney.
Ph.D students Aoife O'Brien, Alice Drajea, Colin Mc Elroy, Connor O'Donoghue, Dean Mc Donnell, Denise Burns, Emma Farrell and Jolanta Burke, has been accepted to present their papers at the ESAI Conference April 10-12th April.
Dr. Maija Salokangas will be presenting a co-authored paper with a colleague from the University of Helsinki Dr. Jaakko Kauko in Lillehammer Norway, Wednesday 5th March. The paper is titled: Steering by free fall: English academy schools in the education market. The conference is Justice through Education: Marketisation and equity in embedded contexts, which is organised as a pre-conference to the Nordic Education Research Association (NERA) 42nd Congress.
Dr. Paula Flynn presented a paper on 'Inclusive Education: Context and Challenges' on Saturday, 22nd February at an international conference entitled 'Article 24, UNCRPD is this a Brown v Board of Education moment?' organised by Centre for Disability Law and Policy, NUI Galway in association with Leuven Institute for Human Rights and Critical Studies (LIHRICS), KU Leuven.
Dr Paula Flynn & Professor Arlene Kanter
Dr Paula Flynn and Ph. D student Emma Farell will be presenting a paper at the 'Building Bridges - between yesterday and tomorrow' conference in Stockholm in May 2014. Title of paper 'You're being weak, this is weakness: Shame and the experience of students with mental health problems in Higher Education in Ireland' >>>Futher details
Dr Conor Mc Guckin is a key speaker at the Ahead conference, titled 'Into the Real World: What does the best Higher Education experience for a student with a disability look like?' in Dublin Castle on March 18th. >>>Further details [PDF]
Dr Conor McGuckin has been invited to be a keynote presenter at the Annual JORSEN Seminar in October 2014 (Journal of Research in Special Education Needs). This is a prestigious event in the calendar of researchers exploring issues relating to Special Educational Needs.
The seminar "Bullying: Hidden Voices" will be hosted jointly by Prof. Sue Ralph and Prof. Gill Richards at Nottingham Trent University Conference Centre, Nottingham, England. Conor's presentation will be based on research exploring the issue of "Disablist Bullying" that he has conducted with Dr Noel Purdy (Stranmillis University College, Belfast) and supported by SCoTENS (Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South). Click here for the SCoTENS Report.
Drs Mc Guckin and Purdy's research is cited on p. 46 of the OECD report >>>Furhter details [PDF].
Further conferences to be announced in the New Year 2014
Lunch Time Research Seminar Series 2014
Listen to the Podcast
Thursday 6th March in Room 3105, Arts Building at 1.00pm. Title: 'Cyberbullying: Myths & Reality'
Presented by Dr Conor Mc Guckin & Dr Lucie Corcoran
Ph.D student Jolanta Burke has been invited to speak at the Irish Guidance Counsellors Annual Conference on 21 & 22nd March 2014 in Dun Laoighaire. Topic: 'Applying Positive Psychology in Guidance Counselling'. Jolanta will also be speaking at the Bi-Annual Primary School Principal Gathering on 28th March in Wexford. Topic 'Positive Education'.
PhD student Katherine Salvador will be making a presentation at the International Women's Week research seminar hosted by the Graduate Students' Union in the Global Room, Hamilton Building at 1.00pm Friday 7th May. Her paper is an auto-ethnographic piece, entitled, 'How becoming a PhD student changed my life: a reflective conversation with myself'.
Dr Carmel O'Sullivan is pleased to announce that our colleague Anne O'Gara, President of MIE, has been appointed as an Adjunct Professor to the School of Education.
This is a significant appointment and recognises Anne's experience and leadership role in the field of teacher education in Ireland.
Rap to the music!
Terence MacSwiney Community College in Knocknaheeny, Cork is one of the schools which has been involved in the 'Learner Voice Research Study, I'm Me Programme' (Inclusive Methods in Mainstream Education) since September 2013. Dr. Paula Flynn is the primary investigator of this research which is situated within the Inclusion in Education and Society (IES) Research Group in collaboration with the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals (NAPD) and with the support of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) >>>Read More[PDF]. Students from Terence MacSwiney Community College came together with their teacher to write the lyrics to 'Change Round Here'[PDF] and send out a message on how they would like to influence change in attitudes and practice in school. Listen and enjoy!
Ph.D student Peadar Donohoe recently featured on RTE 'The Morning Edition' with his research on a bullying prevention session. Peadar, who is undertaking PhD research on drama and anti-bullying education under the supervision of Dr Carmel O'Sullivan, has been awarded a significant award. His theatre company, Cyclone Rep has been designated as part of the Amber Flag campaign, awarded by Suicide Aware and the Institute of Guidance Counsellors, for their work on the BPS (bullying Prevention Session)>>>Read More
Ph.D student Jolanta Burke, residential positve psychologist on Today FM, speaking on the panel about positive psychology strategies to combat depression. >>>Listen
Jolanta has had in recent times regular articles published in various publications;
Jolanta has also been accepted as a peer reviewer for the TCD Journal of Postgrad research.
Dr Conor Mc Guckin and his co-researcher Gloria Kirwin from Social Work & Policy have been awarded funding for their respective research project to the Faculty AHSSB fund.
Dr Stephen James Minton and Dr Andrew Loxley of the CAVE Research Centre have been awarded a grant from the TCD Benefaction Fund to study Student Sub -Cultures in Irish Higher Education settings.
Professor Colette Murphy and Ms Marita Kerin were awarded funding from the Arts Humanities and Social Sciences Strategic Fund for their project entitled Coteaching as an Innovative Model of Professional Placement Learning.
The project involves pairing 12 Bachelor in Music Education students with 12 primary school teachers, all from the same primary school, over 2 semesters, in a model of shared responsibility for music teaching. The focus of the research is on the potential for mutual professional enhancement through coteaching.
Over the coming months B. Mus. Ed students and cooperating teachers will co-plan, co teach and co-evaluate a series of music lessons based around the primary school music syllabus. The purpose of the research is to track the development of classroom teacher and student-teacher confidence in teaching primary school music as well as enriching the school music experience of the primary school children.
Ph.D. student Katie Guinnane has been accepted at the annual PESGB (Philosophy of Education Society Of Great Britain) conference at New College Oxford on March 27th to present a poster entitled 'Subjectivity, Post-Humanism and Bildung'.
Dr. Maija Salokangas and her colleague Ruth Mc Ginity from University of Manchester acted as guest editors on the recent edition of the Sage journal, Management in Education. The issue is entitled: 'Embedded research' as an approach into academia for emerging researchers'. More details here.
Trinity College Library Support for students within School of Education>>>Read More