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Welcome from Dr. Carmel O'Sullivan: Head of School

** Applications for D.Ed for September 2014 are NOW OPEN. Closing date 30th April

**Applications are NOW OPEN for Studentships. Closing date 1st May 2014

**Applications for Masters in Education for September 2014 are NOW OPEN




Ph.D. student Aoife O' Brien won a prize for her presentation on the 'impact of grief on young people' at the NIBPS conference. Dr Conor Mc Guckin was a key speaker and also representing TCD was Dr Lucie Corcoran. Futher details here

Ph.D. student Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin will be presenting at the 8th British Conference in Mathematics Education 16th April and Aoibhinn's paper has been published in the conference proceedings which will be available on-line.

Title: Lesson study and Project Maths: A professional development intervention for mathematics teachers engaging in a new curriculum.

"Nordic models of Education: what can they teach us?"

Dr Maija Salokangas and her colleague Jaakko Kauko from the University of Helsinki who recently presented a paper in a conference in Lillehammer has been noted in an English Blog: Labour Women in Education. It discusses recent developments in Finnish and English education policy. Further details here

L-R: Colette Murphy, Ann Devitt & Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin in attendance at the AERA conference.

Dr Colette Murphy, Dr Ann Devitt & Ph.D. student Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin will be presenting papers at the AERA conference in Philadelphia 4th April.

Prof. Colette Murphy - title: 'Piloting a Coteaching Model in Preservice Teacher Education'.

Prof. Ann Devitt - title: 'Threshold Concepts in Language Teacher Knowledge: Practice versus Policy'.

Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin - title: 'Lesson study in a Mathematics Teacher Community:Developing a Problem Solving Approach within Project Maths'


Prof. Colette Murphy is an invited speaker at a conference in the University of Delaware on April 7th speaking on 'Coteaching as a ZPD for Developing Reflective Teachers' >>>Read More[PDF]

The President of Ireland's Ethics Initiative

'Cyberbullying: Ethical Issues for Children, Adults, and Educators' | Dr Conor Mc Guckin. Read More

Date: Monday 14 April 2014
Time: 18:00 – 20:00
Venue: Stanley Quek Hall, Biomedical Sciences Institute, 152 – 160 Pearse St

Book online

L-R: Keith Johnston, Alison Egan & John Heeney.

Dr. Keith Johnston and Alison Egan presented papers at INTED 2014, the 8th International Technology, Education and Development conference held in Valencia, Spain.
Alison presented on ePortfolios and TAM and Keith presented on iPads in educational contexts with former M.Ed. student John Heeney.

Ph.D & M.Ed. students are presenting papers at the ESAI Conference 10th - 12th April:

One in five papers at the ESAI conference comes from the School of Education. Further details of presenters here[PDF]

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Dr. Conor Mc Guckin speaking 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 recently. The presentations slides can be viewed here.

>>>Further details [PDF]

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



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Upcoming Events

Drama & Autism

Dr Carmel O'Sullivan is giving a course in Drama & Autism in The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow 12th April. Further details here [PDF]


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. John Sheahan will be talking about his life, his music, and music in classrooms at an event in the Provost's Salon on May 20th.

RIAM Alumni Signature Series

Presented by the Royal Irish Academy of Music in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin >>>Further Details [PDF]

The series will feature former RIAM students who now grace the stages of the world's finest and most prestigious concert halls and opera houses.

Saturday May 10th

Wednesday May 21st

Tickets available online from The National Concert Hall

Ralph Mc Tell

Celtic Cousins Tour

Arts Education Research Group have a close association with Ralph Mc Tell and Ralph will be appearing in Dubin on Friday 9th May in the Helix. A concert of beautifully crafted narrative songs and storytelling. Booking online.

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'.



























































Current News

Feis Cheoil 2014

Anybody wondering what B. Mus.Ed. students get up to when they finish school placement in March? If Feis Cheoil, 2014 winner Kelli-Ann Masterson who won both the Denis O'Sullivan medal and the Thomas Moore Cup is anything to go by, they become even busier! Congratulations to all prizewinners including Keifer Wilton (SS), Jessica Sinclair (SF) and Cathal Killeen (JF) as well as those who received special mention including Holly O'Grady (SS), Sophie O'Carroll (SF) and Ami Hewitt. Congratulations also to recent B. Mus. Ed. graduate Luke Duffy for winning the Walter Beckett Cup for composition (best song) and to PDE music student Raeghnya Zutshi for the special mention she received for her choral composition.

Kelli-Ann Masterson winner of the Denis O'Sullivan medal and the Thomas Moore Cup

Dean of Students' Roll of Honour

Two of our Ph.D. students, Ludovic Highman and Connor Tiarnach O'Donoghue have been placed on the Dean of Students' Roll of Honour. The ceremony took place on Trinity Thursday in the Dining Hall >>>Read More

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

In an interview with Newstalk's George Hook, Dr. Damian Murchan discussed the controversial proposals to reform the Junior Certificate exam process. Damian cautioned that we need to weigh up carefully the overall cost in terms of teaching and learning practices and outcomes of retaining a high-stakes exam format in the middle of students' secondary schooling >>>Listen 06:10[27.03.2014]

Dr Aidan Seery and Dr Andrew Loxley have been invited to speak at the Teachers’ Union of Ireland conference ‘Higher Education, Concerns and Considerations of the 3 R’s; Reform/Restructuring /Reshaping’ at the  Limerick Institute of Technology on Saturday 5th April 2014

They will be presenting a paper entitled: Bad Will Hunt(ing): A Case Study in Higher Education Reform

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]

Bullying affects 14% of college students

Almost 400 third-level students took part in the online questionnaire, set up by Lian McGuire of Trinity College Dublin's Anti-Bullying Research Centre and promoted through the Union of Students in Ireland website. >>>Read More

SLAM 2014 Graduation Ceremony
(Student Leadership and Maths)

Prof. Carmel O’Sullivan, Head of the School of Education presented graduation certificates to each of the 70 post-primary school students who successfully completed the SLAM programme, which were awarded at a ceremony in the Science Gallery on March 22nd 2014. >>>Read More[PDF]

TCD student volunteers with Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, Lydia Flynn & Dr. Carmel O'Sullivan

Ph.D student Aoife O'Brien won a prize for her presentation at the "Three Minute Article Competition" which was hosted by the Journal of Postgraduate Research. The paper will be published at the end of May.

Dr. Carmel O'Sullivan was an invited speaker at the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki and at Ioannina in Greece. With over 100,000 students, Aristotle University is the largest university in Greece and in the wider Balkans. Carmel led lectures, seminars and workshops with masters students, teachers and theatre practitioners on 'Social Drama and Autism Spectrum Disorder' between March 11th and 15th 2014.

Carmel O'Sullivan

PhD student Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin will be presenting a paper at the British Conference in Mathematics Education, BCME 8 entitled "Lesson Study and Project Maths: A professional development intervention for mathematics teachers engaging in a new curriculum" 14th - 17th April 2014

Women Invent: 100 Top Women in Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths

PhD student Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin is one of the leading women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths in Ireland >>>Read More

Ph.D student Jolanta Burke has been appointed an Irish representative for the European Network of Positive Psychology and will be responsible for waving an Irish research flag in positive psychology in Europe. Jolanta will also be hosting a weekly radio show about Psychology of Wellbeing on Dublin City FM. Her guests will include some of the professors and fellow PhD candidates from Trinity College.

Jolanta, residential positve psychologist on Today FM, speaking on the panel about positive psychology strategies to combat depression. >>>Listen

Jolanta has been invited to speak at the Dublin Chamber of Commerce about the Psychology of Success and has been accepted as a peer reviewer for the TCD Journal of Postgrad research.

**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

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College Calendar 2013-2014

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Last updated 14 April 2014