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July 2014

  • First edition of our Alumni Newsletter [PDF] published.
  • 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].
  • 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.

June 2014

  • Studentship - 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.
  • CAVE Research Centre | The Cultures, Academic Values & Education Research Centre are hosting a seminar presented by guest speaker Professor Randall Curren from Rochester University, N.Y. who will discuss 'Virtue Ethics and The Cultivation of Ethical Judgement' Monday 16th June in Room 3105, Arts Block, Trinity College Dublin. Read More[PDF].
  • Lunch time seminar series takes place on Thursday 19th June at 1.00pm in Room 3015, Arts Block, Trinity College Dublin.Presented by Dr Carmel O'Sullivan | Title: '12 New Subtypes Within Autism Spectrum Disorder'. [Note, change of date brought forward from 26th to 19th June].
  • PhD student Ashling Ryan presented a paper at the Annual Doctoral Conference in Education at Queen's University, Belfast on 30th May and Ashling is currently attending 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.
  • Ph.D candidate Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin has been invited to present at the Sunday Times Education Festival this weekend. She will be participating in a panel discussion 'Rubbish at Maths?' A discussion about maths in the classroom and life: attitudes, influences and beliefs. Aoibhinn will also be presenting to students on gender issues in studying physics in the afternoon: 'Finding the gaps in the glass ceiling: Physics for A-level and beyond'. Further details here.
  • School of Education Postgraduate Student's 5th Annual Conference took place on Saturday 21st June 2014 in The Jonathan Swift Theatre | Title: 'Adventures in Education: A Showcase of Current Research'. Provisional timetable here.
  • 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].
  • Dr Conor Mc Guckin's research was featured in an article in The Irish Examiner [13.06.2014] on the topic of online cyber-bullying >>>Read More.
  • 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. 1) Mark Kearns | 'A Risk Worth Talking?: A study of Mature Students'Experience in Two Irish Universitie'. 2) Aoife M. O'Brien | 'Grieving Students: The response and support of educators in Irish schools'. 3) Connor O'Donoghue | 'Friendship in the Field: Ethics and Reflexivity in Auto/biographical Research'.
  • Ph.D candidate Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin has been invited to present at the Sunday Times Education Festival this weekend. She will be participating in a panel discussion 'Rubbish at Maths?' A discussion about maths in the classroom and life: attitudes, influences and beliefs. Aoibhinn will also be presenting to students on gender issues in studying physics in the afternoon: 'Finding the gaps in the glass ceiling: Physics for A-level and beyond'. Further details here.
  • The Cultures, Academic Values & Education Research Centre are hosting a seminar presented by guest speaker Professor Randall Curren from Rochester University, N.Y. who will discuss 'Virtue Ethics and The Cultivation of Ethical Judgement' Monday 16th June in Room 3105, Arts Block, Trinity College Dublin. Read More[PDF].
  • Lunch time seminar series takes place on Thursday 19th June at 1.00pm in Room 3015, Arts Block, Trinity College Dublin.Presented by Dr Carmel O'Sullivan | Title: '12 New Subtypes Within Autism Spectrum Disorder'.
  • PhD student Clement Ryan will be presenting a paper at a conference 'The Future of Education' in Florence, Italy (12-13th June 2014) entitled, 'Factors Influencing Career Choice with Particular Emphasis on the Role of Personality'.
  • PhD student Genevieve Murray will be presenting a paper entitled, 'Teacher-on-teacher workplace bullying: an in-depth study in post-primary schools in Ireland', at the 9th International Conference on Workplace Bullying and Harassment, to be held at the University of Milan, Italy (17th - 20th June, 2014).
  • PhD student Katherine A. Salvador will be presenting a workshop at the Twelfth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, in Madrid, Spain, 11-13 June 2014. Also, Katherine will be presenting a paper at the International Journal of Arts and Sciences (IJAS) Conference in Barcelona, Spain, June 16-19, 2014.
  • Dr Paula Flynn will be presenting a paper on her research entitled, 'Authentic listening and the potential for empowerment: Marginalised young people and student voice' at a Student Voice Conference hosted by the School of Education, Cambridge University 24th – 26th June 2014
  • PhD student Ashling Ryan presented a paper at the Annual Doctoral Conference in Education at Queen's University, Belfast on 30th May and Ashling is currently attending 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.

May 2014

  • Dr Paula Flynn and PhD student Emma Farell presented 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' >>>Further details
  • Dr Colette Murphy's book 'Coteaching in International Contexts' has been reissued by Springer publishers. Further details here.
  • The RISE (Research in School Education) hosted a symposium in 'EDUCATION IN THE 21st CENTURY: STUDENT PERSPECTIVE ON JUNIOR CYCLE REFORM. The symposium was explored by students and education stakeholders. Press Release can be found here. 'Students back junior cycle reforms but fear 'bias' - Irish Times article on the Research in School Education (RISE) group's event on Junior Cycle Reform: Student Perspectives >>>Read More. Dr Colette Murphy interviewed on Newstalk by Pat Kenny about the symposium Listen. [03.25]. 'Exam process designed for a different era'. Dr Damian Murchan commenting on the Junior Cycle reform in The Irish Independent [28.05.2014] Read More.
  • Lunch time seminar series took place on Wednesday 29th May at 1:00pm in Room 3105, Arts Building. Presented by Dr Michael Shevlin - Title: 'Examining Case Study Research Within a Longitudinal Study: Some Reflections'.
  • Pint of Science is a festival that aims to make science accessible and fun by bringing current scientific research to the welcoming atmosphere of the pub. It is a non-profit organisation established by a group of postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers in 2012. The 2014 festival takes place over three days (19th-21st May) across the 4 Dublin pubs; The Stag's Head, Odessa, 4 Dame Lane & Mercantile. Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin will be hosting a panel discussion on 'Stem Cells, Biohacking, GM and the future of humans".
  • Dr Michael Shevlin and postdoctrate colleague, Dr Fiona Smyth were involved in a new major report 'Understanding Special Class Provision in Irish Schools'. It is a ESRI / TCD collaboration for the NCSE, and it available to download here.
  • The talented and versatile Louise Mulcahy who is currently completing a Masters in Foundation Studies has released a new debut solo album titled 'Tuning the Road'. A quotation from Matt Molloy of The Chieftains - "A welcome new collection of traditional music from the very talented and versatile Louise Mulcahy. On this CD she plays flute, whistle and uilleann pipes. Louise is one of the finest musicians of her generation. Her choice of material, her approach to the melodies coupled with tasteful inventiveness make this a very welcome entry to the growing catalogue of Traditional Irish flute music." >>>Read More [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]

April 2014

  • 'Kids not telling parents about cyber bullying': Dr Conor Mc Guckin addressing a 'Cyber-Ethics Public Forum that took place in Stanley Quek Hall, Biomedical Sciences Institute >>>Read More
  • The President of Ireland's Ethics Initiative: Full update of media coverage on the Cyber Ethics Public Forum >>> Read More [PDF]. 'Cyberbullying: Ethical Issues for Children, Adults, and Educators' | Dr Conor Mc Guckin. Read More
  • 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
  • Visiting Professor Nóirín Hayes speaking on RTE's Morning Edition [16.04.2014] on 'Early Childhood Intervention'. View Report here [PDF].
  • 'Quinn is right, every teacher needs a sound knowledge of maths to help pupil progress.....'PhD student Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin commenting on honours maths for Primary School Teaching >>>Read More
  • Broadcasters - Ph.D student Aoife O'Brien was interviewed on her research, specializing in Wellbeing and Bereavement on Dublin City FM radio station by another of our Ph.D students Jolanta Burke.>>>Listen here
  • Coteaching as a ZPD for Developing Reflective Teachers - Dr Colette Murphy was an invited speaker at the All Touro College Faculty in New York April 10th >>>Further details[PDF]
  • Dr Andrew Loxley & Dr John Walsh have published a new publication on 'Studies in Higher Education' >>> Further Details
  • Dr Carmel O'Sullivan gave a course in Drama & Autism in The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow 12th April. Further details here [PDF]
  • Feis Ceoil 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.
  • "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
  • One in five papers at the ESAI conference comes from the School of Education. Further details of presenters here[PDF]
  • PhD 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 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
  • PhD student Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin presented 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
  • PhD students 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]
  • 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.
  • Dr Colette Murphy, Dr Ann Devitt & PhD 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'.
  • Dr 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 Cultures, Academic Values and Education Research Center (CAVE) announced 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]

March 2014

  • 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.
  • 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]
  • 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'.
  • 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.
  • Lunch Time Seminar Series: Thursday 27th March in Room 3105, Arts Building at 1.00pm. Title: 'Developing problem solving approaches within the project maths classroom - Initial Research Findings'. Presented by Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin
  • 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
  • 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 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.Watch video here
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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]
  • Women Invent: 100 Top Women in Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths. Ph.D 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 will 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.
  • PhD student Katherine Salvador presented a paper at the International Women's Week research seminar hosted by the Graduate Students' Union in the Global Room, Hamilton Building. Her paper is an auto-ethnographic piece, entitled, 'How becoming a PhD student changed my life: a reflective conversation with myself'.
  • Ph.D student Connor O'Donoghue presented to the GSU research seminar to mark Rainbow Week on the theme "The Call of Authenticity and the Call to Come Out" at 1:00 pm on Friday 21st March in the Global Room in the Hamilton Building.
  • PhD student Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin has been invited to give a talk on her research to the 4th year undergraduates BA Mathematics and Education - 3rd Annual Research Symposium in NUIG on March 21st.
    Aoibhinn will give a 30 minute presentation on her PhD research to date. Further details here.
  • 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. Keith Johnston and Ph.D student 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. student Jolanta Burke, residential positve psychologist on Today FM, speaking on the panel about positive psychology strategies to combat depression. >>>Listen
  • 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).
  • Lunch Time Seminar Series: Thursday 6th March in Room 3105, Arts Building at 1.00pm. Title: 'Cyberbullying: Myths & Reality'. Presented by Dr Conor Mc Guckin & Dr Lucie Corcoran >>>Podcast
  • Dr Maija Salokangas presented 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.
  • Ph.D student Jolanta Burke has been accepted as a peer reviewer for the TCD Journal of Postgrad research. Jolanta has been invited to speak at the Dublin Chamber of Commerce about the Psychology of Success.

February 2014

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ph.D student Jolanta Burke, residential positve psychologist on Today FM, speaking on the panel about positive psychology strategies to combat depression. Listen here. Jolanta has had in recent times regular articles published in various publications: Guidelines [PDF]; Positive Psychotheraphy [PDF]; InTouch [PDF]; Women Mean Business [PDF].
  • 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[PDF]
  • 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.

January 2014

  • TCD TEACHING FAIR - Tuesday 11th February Target Audience: TCD PDE current students & graduate.
  • Lunch Time Research Seminar Series - Thursday January 30th in Room 3105, Arts Building at 1.00pm. Title: 'Postdoctoral Researchers' Lives'. Presented by Dr Aidan Seery, Dr Andrew Loxley and Dr John Walsh.
  • 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 >>>Read More[PDF]
    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.
  • Dr Aidan Seery gave a keynote address at the Mary Immaculate College research ethics conference on Thursday January 23rd in Limerick. His presentation is entitled: 'Control, Participation, Emancipation: ethics in educational research'.
  • 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 Dublin Flagship School: Trinity College Dublin Flagship School Information Session was held on 17th January 2014 with principals from schools in the greater Dublin area.
  • Ph.D. student Ludovic Highman will be presenting a paper entitled "A case study on differentiation in the mission and roles of higher education institutions in Ireland" at the Hawaii International Conference on Education (HICE) in Honolulu on the island of Oahu from January 5-8, 2014. This conference is organised and co-sponsored by the University of Louisville, Pepperdine University and California State University, East Bay.
  • Time for some 'girl power' in Science! A featured article in The Irish Examiner [09.01.2014] written by Ph.D student Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin encouraging girls to study mathematics and science. >>>Read More.

December 2013

  • Dr John Walsh featured on RTE News on Horizon 2020

November 2013

  • Dr Carmel O'Sullivan & Marita Kerin representing the Arts Education Research Group (AERG) from the School of Education at the launch of Encountering the Arts Ireland in the National Museum of Ireland.
  • Dr Ann Devitt of the School of Education and Dr Rose Dolan of NUI Maynooth are co-organisers of a seminar on the work of School Placement Tutors, funded by SCoTENS and taking place on Friday 6th December in The Long Room Hub. Agenda details can be found here [PDE].
  • The School of Education and the School of Law recently joined the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts & Humanities Research Institute as member Schools. To mark this occasion there will be a evening of interdisciplinary dialogue on Thursday, 28 November, at 6.15pm during which both Schools will discuss aspects of their research that are related to the mission of the institute. On behalf of the School of Education, Prof Carmel O’Sullivan will address 'Drama in the Social Education of Young People with Asperger Syndrome - Towards the Development of 12 New Sub-Types' >>>Read More [pdf]
  • The 3rd seminar of the research series takes place on Thursday 28th November. Presented by Drs Andrew Loxley and John Walsh. Title - 'The Hunt Report: Yes another Irish Solution to yet another Irish Problem?'
  • Dr. Conor Mc Guckin is a keynote speaker at the second annual conference of the Welsh branch of The British Psychological Society. Saturday 30th November 2013 at Glydwer University, Wrexham.
  • Dr. Damian Murchan provided a briefing for the second level Subject Associations' Representative Group (SARG) at a meeting in Collins Barracks, Dublin on 23 November. SARG is an umbrella representative group for all associations of post-primary subjects. Damian explored issues around the role of the teacher in the context of reformed views of and approaches to assessment at Junior Cycle.
  • Dr. Conor Mc Guckin is a keynote speaker at The National Council for Special Education 2013 Research Conference, 20th November 2013. Dr. Mc Guckin is speaking on 'transitions from school to further and higher education'. Venue: Hogan Suite, Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin.
  • Dr. Carmel O'Sullivan, Head of School, in discussion on autism research with Keelin Shanley on RTE 'Morning Edition' >>>View [29:00]
  • Science Week: Ph.D student Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, Science Week ambassador, outlines the main events of Science Week 2013 on RTE Morning Ireland Listen
  • Dr. Fiona Smyth, Research Fellow in the School of Education, gave a key note talk with colleagues from the European Qualitydes project at the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) conference in Prague on November 15th.  The conference was organised jointly by the IASSIDD Special Interest Research Group on Comparative Policy and Practice and Charles University, Prague. Findings from the Qualitydes project in Ireland, Austria and the Czech Republic were presented by Fiona, Tobias Buchner (University of Vienna), and Jan Šiška (Charles University, Prague) in a session entitled “Involving users and families – taking a human rights perspective and the power of life stories”.   
  • The launch of One Voice for Languages takes place on Thursday, November 14th in the Long Room Hub. The event is being hosted by Trinity College’s Schools of Languages and Education. >>>More details. Speakers include Prof. Finbarr Bradley, Dr. Lorna Carson, Barbara Nolan and Tony Donohue >>> Read More
  • Congratulations to Dr Paula Flynn and Dr Lucie Corcoran who commenced at the Autumn commencements.
  • Ph.D student Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, Science Week ambassador, outlines the main events of Science Week 2013 on RTE Morning Ireland Listen.
  • International Conference: The Asperger Syndrome Association of Ireland (ASPIRE) is delighted to co-host this important ground-breaking Conference in partnership with the School of Education, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Over the two days it is intended to debate and challenge the DSM-5 system of diagnosing high-functioning autism. The Conference will feature key speakers from the worlds of autism research, psychiatry, psychology, education, and the arts. Press Release [PDF]. Featurerd in The Irish Tmes [05.11.13] >>>Read More. Dr. Carmel O'Sullivan, Head of School, in discussion on autism research with Keelin Shanley on RTE 'Morning Edition' >>>View [29:00]
  • Music Education lecturer Marita Kerin spoke at a symposium on Composing in Secondary School  at the SMEI conference at St. Patricks College of Education, Dublin on November 2nd >>>More details [PDF]
  • Ph.D student Aoife O'Brien had an article published in the Journal.ie >>>Read More
  • Ph.D student Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin's article has been published in the latest edition of the Irish Science Teachers' Association publication Science (Volume 49 (1) November 2013). The article is entitled "In-school Professional Development" and details the initial stages of data analysis of her research.
  • Ph.D student Genevieve Murray featured in the Irish Times health supplement >>>Read More
  • Bridge21 has been chosen for the inaugural Nominet Trust 100 – a list that celebrates the people and organisations who are using digital technology to change the world for the better. The Bridge21 programme is an essential research activity of CRITE Lab (collaboration between the School of Education and the School of Computer Science & Statistics).
  • Ph.D. student Kate Carr Fanning have been accepted to speak at this years CHADD conference in Washington, USA. November 7-9 November >>>Further details. Kate has also been asked to go to two schools specialising in ADHD in New York and Illinois to speak with students, and conduct in-service with teachers
  • Turning Technologies User Conference: Hosted by School of Education and School of Physics >>>Further details. Venue: Trinity College Dublin. Date: 4th November 2013.

October 2013

  • Dr Damian Murchan commenting on RTE Primetime on the reform of the Junior Cert Exam >>>View (Timing 2:45)
  • Grounded Theory: Using it to your advantage as a research student >>>More Details [PDF].Date: Thursday 31st October & 1st November 2013
  • Ph.D student Jolanta Burke has been selected to write a monthly column for InTouch Magazine about applying Positive Psychology to Education. The first article will be published in the October issue, titled 'Positive Education' >>>Read More [PDF]
  • 'Dart of Physics Launch: An exciting science outreach initiative led by the School of Education and School of Physics at Trinity College Dublin >>>Read More [PDF]
  • Ph.D student Aoife O'Brien had an article published in the Journal.ie >>>Read More
  • Research Seminar Series - Thursday 24th October in Room 3105, 1:00 - 2:00pm. Title: 'Autonomy in English Academy schools: rhetoric and reality'. Presented by Maija Salokangas.
  • Paula Flynn presented at the NAPD conference in Galway>>>Read More[PDF]Paula Flynn represented the School of Education at the launch of the ‘College for Every Student’ (CFES) event in the Panoz Institute, Trinity College Dublin on Tuesday, 15th October where she presented on ‘Effective Mentoring Relationships’ >>>Read More [PDF].Junior Sophister Jim Murphy's innovative presentation [PDF] 'A perfect pitch for Junior Cert music' was warmly received by music teachers from all over the country at the Post-primary Music Teachers' annual conference in Athlone. Ph.D. student Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin will be giving a talk for Maths Fest on October 12th in University College Dublin. Ireland's largest Maths Education Show will be attended by hundreds of Mathematics Teachers. Aoibhinn's talk will be 'Lesson Study as a form of Professional Development for Mathematics Teachers'. More information available here.
  • Junior Sophister Jim Murphy's innovative presentation [PDF] 'A perfect pitch for Junior Cert music' was warmly received by music teachers from all over the country at the Post-primary Music Teachers' annual conference in Athlone.
  • Ph.D. student Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin will be giving a workshop on 'An Introduction to Lesson Study' at the Féilte World Teacher Day, Saturday Oct 5th, organised by the Teaching Council. Approximately 40 teachers will be attending the workshop with 300 teachers attending the event. Aoibhinn will also be hosting a panel discussion at the end of the day. Further details.
  • The CAVE research group is pleased to announce the publication of the latest issue of the International Journal for Research & Method guest edited by Dr Loxley, Dr Seery and Prof Grenfell. We are also pleased to announce that this edition contains the first paper from a study undertaken by the TCD-UCD Innovation Alliance which was authored by Dr Dan Rogers and Prof  Coughlan.>>>Further details
  • Dr. Stephen James Minton joined Pat Kenny on Newstalk to discuss the issue of cyberbullying and why he believes parents need to become tech-savvy. Listen
  • Ph.D. student Jolanta Burke joined Conall O Morain on The Sunday Business Show, Today FM on 'Positive Psychology'.Listen
  • Two articles have been published in The National Centre for Guidance in Education in the School Guidance Handbook by Ph.D. student Aoife O'Brien and her supervisor Dr Conor Mc Guckin on 'Bereavement' [pdf]. The other titled 'Counter bullying/victim Problems in School' [pdf], by Dr Mc Guckin and recently qualified Ph.D. student, Lucie Corcoran.
  • Dr. Colette Murphy has been appointed as a Visiting Research Fellow at Bristol University. Dr. Murphy has also been invited to present at a seminar at Bristol School of Education on October 7th, entitled: 'We don’t need no thought control: perspectives on learning and teaching in the 21st century'. Colette is a also a guest at the Primary Science Teaching Trust annual conference in Bristol (8-10 October).
  • To mark the occasion of Appie Kennedy-Jonker's retirement, the School of Education hosted a farewell reception in the New Common Room with family and colleagues. Appie was a long standing colleague having worked for the School for over 30 years.
  • Dr. Michael Shevlin and Paula Flynn have published an article in the International Journal of Inclusive Education >>>Read More.

September 2013

 

  • Genevieve Murray, Ph.D. candidate School of Education Trinity College, Dublin  speaks about Workplace Bullying on RTE radio 1 - the 'Today Show' with Sean O'Rourke
  • Dr. Conor Mc Guckin a key note speaker at the AHEAD conference >>>Further details
  • The Beatles in 12 Movements: 'Please Please Me' the first in a lecture series to mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles appearing in Dublin by Prof. Michael Grenfell in the Long Room Hub >>>More Details. Prof. Grenfell speaking on RTE Radio Drivetime on the series >>>Listen
  • The Centre for Contemporary Irish History and the Cultures, Academic Values and Education research group (CAVE) of the School of Education wish to announce a Witness Seminar on the university merger between Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin proposed in 1967-68. The seminar will be held at 4pm on Wednesday 9th October in the Neill/Hoey Theatre, in the Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin >>>Read More[PDF].
  • Paula Flynn has been invited to contribute a presentation on the topic of ‘Youth Participation and Intergenerational Dialogue’ at the European Network Cities for Children Seminar on 30th September, hosted by the Department of Community and Social Development, Dublin.
  • The Irish Research Council has awarded Ph.D. student Aoife O'Brien a Government of Ireland postgraduate scholarship for her doctoral project - Bereavement and grief in Irish schools: A thanatological approach toward understanding and intervention development.
  • Ph.D student Gene Dalton received a €1000 travel bursary for her digital poster from the Irish Research Council at the Annual Symposium 2013. Gene, supervised by Dr. Ann Devitt and is part of the RISE research group. >>>Read More
  • 2013 - 2014 Lunch time Research Seminar Series: Research Seminar Series takes place on Thursday 26th September in Room 3105, 1:00 - 2:00pm. Presented by Dr Colette Murphy.
  • Inside Story: Science Friction - Dr Colette Murphy quoted on The Sunday Business Post newspaper on 'girls and science' >>Read More [PDF]
  • Sr Alice Drajea presented a paper at the British Educational Research Association (BERA) conference in Sussex, UK in September, titled "Educators' Perceptions about the Influence of Parents' Education on their Children's Achievement in School: A Case of Moyo District in Rural Uganda".
  • Ph.D student Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin presented a paper at the World Association of Lesson Study 9th Annual International Conference at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden from September 6-9, 2013. The paper is entitled - Lesson Study within a Community of Practice: A professional development intervention for Mathematics Teachers engaging in a new curriculum.
  • Dr Karin Bacon, Ludovic Highman, Stella Long, David Moroney, Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin & Connor O'Donoghue presented papers at the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) in Istanbul in September.

August 2013

  • Inside Story: Science Friction -Dr Colette Murphy quoted on The Sunday Business Post newspaper on 'girls and science' >>Read More [PDF]
  • Ph.D student Katie Guinnane has been accepted to attend Utrecht Summer School in The Netherlands from 12th - 16th August. The summer school is in Critical Theory, Culture and Citizenship and is being run by Professor Rosi Braidotti.

July 2013

  • The Irish Research Council has awarded PhD student Aoife O'Brien a Government of Ireland postgraduate scholarship for her doctoral project - Bereavement and grief in Irish schools: A thanatological approach toward understanding and intervention development.
  • The first Taiwan Youth Ambassadors Progamme which Dr. Carmel O'Sullivan and Dr.Kathy Kipp organised on behalf of the School of Education, in association with the Taiwanese Embassy in Dublin and the Global Office in TCD.
  • Ms. Liz Fleeton commenced with a Masters in Arts degree from the University. Tempus fugit, non autem memoria, and certainly that memory is still prestigious even after over forty years of faithful service to those who entered Trinity to embark on a teaching career. A concerned and generous colleague, Liz has cared for and nurtured generations of teacher students with kindness, wisdom and wit. We congratulate her on this recognition from College of all that she has done in the School of Education over the years.
  • The Irish Research Council has awarded PhD student Aoife O'Brien a Government of Ireland postgraduate scholarship for her doctoral project - Bereavement and grief in Irish schools: A thanatological approach toward understanding and intervention development
  • In association with the Arts Education Research Group and M.Ed. International Drama in Education, Big Brum Theatre present 'The Edge' by Edward Bond in The Samuel Beckett Theatre on Thursday 18th July

June 2013

  • Lunch time seminar series took place in Room 3015 Thursday 27th June at 12.30pm sharply. Presented by Prof. Michael Grenfell. Title: 'Bourdieu and the Beach Boys: Educating the Aesthetic?'
  • The School is delighted to announce that one of its recent graduates from the Drama in Education postgraduate programme has been appointed as a professor on a new applied theatre course in India. Award winning theatre artist and teacher, Ms. Maya Krishna Rao from New Delhi, has been appointed professor in the School of the Arts, Shiv Nadar University >>>Read More
  • Ph.D. student Jolanta Burke will be presenting a paper titled 'Applying Cyber Psychology findings to Positive Psychology Interventions' at the Third World Congress on Positive Psychology which will be taking place in Los Angeles from 27th - 30th June 2013.
  • Staffs of both the School of Education, TCD and Marino Institute of Education (MIE) came together on the afternoon of Tuesday June 25th for a unique event to discuss research collaborations between the two institutions. Representatives of each of the four research groups in the School of Education brought posters, artefacts and copies of publications to a ‘show and tell’ session that followed a lunch hosted by MIE. Connections were made between research interests and a number of suggestions were made for future shared events and professional development. We hope to report on the realisation of some of the ideas in the course of the next year. Thanks to Marino for their hospitality and to both staffs for their engagement.
  • Paula Flynn has been invited to participate at the Third Annual Student Voice Conference in Cambridge University on Student Voice and Participation on Tuesday and Wednesday 25th and 26th June. The event will be chaired by Professor Alison Cook-Sather who was named ‘Jean Rudduck Visiting Scholar’ at Cambridge University. The conference is described as an opportunity for participants to present their works in progress, while inviting scholars, practitioners, and students from around the world to participate in mapping new ways forward in the area of student voice research.
  • Dr. Aidan Seery, from the CAVE research group in the School of Education, gave a presentation on Tuesday, June 12th at the European Operations Management Association (EurOMA) conference in UCD on the theme of learning theory, educational philosophy and the pedagogy of serious gaming. The presentation was at the invitation of the organisers of a special interest group on the use of games in the teaching of operations management.
  • The latest edition of ‘The Irish Psychologist’ has included a review of a presentation Paula gave on ‘Listening to Young People with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties in Mainstream Education’ at a conference in UCD on 27th April 2013. The review highlights the potential impact from an engagement with ‘authentic listening’ to student voice for empowerment and student leadership.
  • Ph.D student Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin and Prof. David Spiegelhalter from the University of Cambridge are curators of the RISK exhibition at the Science Gallery.
  • Ph.D student Gene Dalton presented a paper at the International Association of Applied Linguistics European Junior Researcher Meeting in Trinity College 18th - 20th June. The title is 'Learning Irish in a virtual world: Can new technologies be effective in bridging the motivation gap in the child’s language learning experience at school?'.Gene was one of six presenters to receive a best paper award for her paper on learning Irish in a virtual world. The award was sponsored by the Irish Association of Applied Linguistics. 
  • Ph.D student Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin will be acting as a panel discussant in a conference 'Reform and re-design of Initial Teacher Education: Deepening Engagement with Pedagogy' in UCC Thursday 13th of June following the keynote address from Dr.Aki Murata, University of California, on Lesson Study as a guide for ITE re-design and deepening engagement with pedagogy. Aoibhinn will also be presenting a poster at the conference on 'Lesson Study as a Community of Practice as a form of professional development'.
  • Exploring Difference & Diversity in Irish Higher Education 2013: 1 Day Conference June12th, 2013 School of Education, Trinity College Dublin. Hosted by REAMS in association with the CAVE Research Group. For further details >>>Read More [PDF]. All enquiries to Mark Kearns and Michelle Giblin.
  • Ph.D student Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin will be acting as a panel discussant in a conference 'Reform and re-design of Initial Teacher Education: Deepening Engagement with Pedagogy' in UCC Thursday 13th of June following the keynote address from Dr.Aki Murata, University of California, on Lesson Study as a guide for ITE re-design and deepening engagement with pedagogy. Aoibhinn will also be presenting a poster at the conference on 'Lesson Study as a Community of Practice as a form of professional development'.
  • Friday 7th June and Saturday 8th of June, the Arts Education Research Group in the School of Education, Trinity College, Dublin in association with TYA (Theatre for Young Audiences) Ireland and Barnstorm Theatre Company presented a unique two-day exploration of The Role of Fairytale in Contemporary Theatre as part of Ireland’s Presidency of the European Union. The relevance of fairytale to contemporary audiences was the focus of a symposium attended by international academics, storytellers and theatre specialists in Trinity College Dublin recently.The two-day symposium brought together speakers from the worlds of theatre, literature, psychology and education.>>>Read More
  • Ireland's Space Endeavours - Presenter:Ph.D student Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin is presenting an event on Friday 7th June at the European Space Expo in Trinity College >>>Read More
  • Computer Science Initiative for the 21st Century Classroom: Trinity College Dublin announced a three year partnership with Google to develop a new project aimed at transforming computer science in Irish schools. The School of Education welcomes  this major investment and the opportunity to influence significant change in Irish education.>>>Press Release[PDF]
  • The Inclusion in Education and Society (IES) Research Group is hosting an Inter-University Symposium in the Long Room Hub, from 9.15 am to 4 pm on 6th June 2013 between the Schools of Education of Trinity College Dublin and the University of Northampton. The title of the event is: 'Approaches to Inclusive Research in Education: Opportunities and Challenges' >>>Read More

May 2013

  • Lunch time seminar series takes place in Room 3014 Thursday 30th May from 1.00 -200pm. Presented by Dr. Conor Mc Guckin & Dr. Michael Shevlin. Title: 'See you There? Transition to Further Education and Higher Education for Students with S.E.N.
  • Ph.D. student Patricia Mc Carthy has been interviewed by The Irish Times for her outstanding achievements in academia. Patricia has also featured in a celebratory AHEAD publication....Read More[PDF]. Patricia's advice to students of the future "follow your dreams, believe in your abilities, obtain the support and resources that are available.....".
  • Dr John Walsh and Dr Andrew Loxley presented a paper entitled 'The Hunt Report: An Irish solution to an Irish problem?' at the Sociological Association of Irelands Annual Conference in Athlone on Sunday 12th May.
  • Drs Limond, Loxley and Seery have a had a letter published in the Times Higher Education Supplement commenting on the HEA's latest report on initial teacher education in Ireland >>>Read More
  • Professor Michael Grenfell had the honour of presenting awards at the annual Bridge to College Graduation ceremony on Wednesday 1st May 2013. The programme works with over 200 pupils in a number of local secondary schools and aims to facilitate their future participation in Trinity courses. Pupils developed information technology and communication skills through a number of projects on peer-learning, animation, and software design.”>>>Read More
  • Four School of Education Ph.D students to present at All-Ireland Doctoral Conference. The Schools of Education in University College Dublin and Queen's University Belfast will co-host the "All-Ireland Conference for Doctoral Researchers in Education" in UCD on the 17th and 18th of May. Sr Alice Drajea Jurugo will present a paper on "Parents' Education Levels/Literacy Skills: An impact on primary children's achievement at school in rural Uganda", Connor O'Donoghue will present a paper on "Using Facebook on Biographical Research on Young People", Youcef Sai will speak on "Strategies for Success? Pedagogical Approaches to Teaching and Learning Islamic Religious Education in Irish Schools" and Alison Egan will present her poster on "Teacher Identified Uses of Technology in the Classroom – an Irish cohort".
  • Gene Dalton, Ph.D. student will travel to the University of Hawaii, Manoa in May, to present a paper at CALICO 2013, the annual conference of the Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium. Her presentation is entitled "Focus on Form in a Virtual World: Unlocking Communicative Competence in Children Learning Irish as a Second Language", and will discuss the initial findings of a pilot study exploring virtual world language learning in the context of primary school children learning the Irish language. 
  • Dr Stephen James Minton will be presenting a paper on ‘Homophobia and Heterosexism in Schools in Ireland’ at the British Educational Research Association’s Sexualities Special Interest Group’s conference on ‘New Foundations: School “Ethos” and LGBT Sexualities’, held at the University of Limerick, Friday 17th May 2013 >>>Read More[PDF]
  • Dr. John Walsh is acting as rapporteur for a workshop on the topic of 'Why Hire Researchers?' as part of the conference on 'Researcher Careers and Mobility' hosted by the Irish Presidency of the European Union and the Irish Universities Association in Dublin Castle on 14-15 May.
  • The Head of School, Professor Michael Grenfell, and his colleagues, Dr. Carmel O'Sullivan (Director of Initial Teacher Education) and Dr. Brian Donovan, are hosting two literacy related research events on Wednesday 1st May. 'Dublin Literacy Across the Curricumlum' [PDF] and 'Dublin Literacy policy and practice' [PDF].

April 2013

  • The Arts in Education Research Group hosted an evening with best-selling author Roisin Meaney and UK music sensation The Bookshop Band. The band performed a song inspired by Roisin's book [ and lots more songs too] at the Royal Irish Academy of Music on Thursday 25th April.
  • This year’s annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association [AERA] takes place in San Francisco, California, from Saturday April 27th to Wednesday May 1st. The School of Education will be represented by papers from Ph.D. student Stella Long, ‘Special Education in Lesotho: Challenges and Constraints’; Dr. Damian Murchan with Elizabeth Oldham, School of Mathematics and Conor O’Sullivan Apierian e-learning / Folens Group, Dublin] ‘Applying Computer Based Assessment Technology to Traditional Error Analysis in Elementary Mathematics. Lessons from Maths Assist’; and Dr. Aidan Seery, with a paper entitled ‘Postdoctoral Lives in the Entrepreneurial University: Irish perspectives’.
  • Paula Flynn has been invited to present a paper at a conference being held by the Special Interest Group in Child and Adolescent Psychology (SIGCAP), part of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI), which will take place in University College Dublin (UCD) on Saturday, 27th April 2013.>>>Read More
  • Ph.D. student Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain will be presenting a paper entitled: Practitioner led Professional Development for post-primary mathematics teachers” at the Women in Mathematics event to be held in NUI Galway on April 30th.
  • Ph.D students Aoife O'Brien and Lucie Corcoran along with Dr. Conor Mc Guckin and Dr. Stephen James Minton will be presenting papers at the NIBPS conference in Fermanagh from 26-28 April 2013.
  • Research seminar series takes place on Thursday 25th April in Room 3015 from 1.00 - 2.00pm. Presented by Dr. John Walsh - Title: The politics of rationalisation: the Hunt report in a historical perspective.
  • RISE & CRITE Research Groups are hosting a guest seminar on Monday 22nd April with Dr. Sara Hennessy, University of Cambridge on 'Interactive Whiteboards in Education' in The School of Education, Trinity College, Arts Block, Room 3105 from 1.00 - 2.00pm. To access the presentation please click here.
  • At Spring Commencements on Friday April 19th, Karin Bacon became the first student of the School of Education to be commenced with all three Education Degrees: B. Ed., M. Ed. and D.Ed. Karin completed her B.Ed. in 1988 as a student of Froebel College, her M. Ed. in 1994 under the supervision of Dr. Philip Matthews and now her D. Ed. (2013), also under Philip’s supervision and as his last doctoral student before his retirement.
  • The Psychology of Education Research Group hosted a one-day seminar in the School of Education, entitled, ‘Psychology, Youth and Education’ on Tuesday 16th April 2013 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. >>>Read More [PDF]
  • PhD student, Emma Farrell presented a poster at the DPR Conference in Greenwich UK 9th - 11th April 2013 >>>>Read More

March 2013

  • The School of Education will be hosting 13 Guidance Counsellors from Europe who are visiting Ireland as part of Academia on Friday 19th AprilEuropean Exchange of Guidance Counsellors, as well as the National Centre for Guidance in Education. The Guidance Counsellors are from Norway, Finland, France, Belgium, Latvia and Slovenia.
    The study visit is organised as part of EU funded Lifelong Learning Programme (VETpro Mobility) >>>Further Details
  • School of Education Ph.D. students presented papers at the Education Studies of Ireland Conference in Limerick from 21st - 23rd March. >>>Read More[PDF]
  • Our next Research Seminar Series 2012/2013 will be held on Thursday 28th March from 1:00 - 2:00pm in Room 3105, Arts Block. Title: 'GIRL TALK: A Narrative Approach to Uncovering Student Voice'. Presented by Kathy Kipp >>> Read More [PDF]
  • Dr John Walsh will be presenting a paper at the ESAI conference 2013, 21-23rd of March in University of Limerick. Title: 'The problem of Trinity College Dublin?': a historical perspective on rationalisation and merger in Irish higher education.
  • Keith Johnston is presenting a paper entitled: 21 Century Learning –Teachers’ and Students’ Experiences and Views of the Bridge21 Approach within Mainstream Education [Claire Conneely, Damian Murchan, Brendan Tangney, Keith Johnston, School of Education & School of Computer Science Trinity College Dublin] at the SITE (Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education) conference in New Orleans (25 - 29 March) and Alison Egan, PhD student is presenting a paper at the same conference entitled: A Vision for Education in 2026 – the Views of a Cohort of Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers [Alison Egan, Marino Institute of Education, Ireland; Ann FitzGibbon, Crite, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, Elizabeth Oldham, School of Mathematics, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, Carina Girvan, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, Michael Hallissy, Hibernia College, Ireland] and a brief paper: Teacher Identified Uses of Technology in the Classroom - an Irish cohort (Alison Egan, Marino Institute of Education, Ireland, Ann FitzGibbon, Crite, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, Elizabeth Oldham, School of Mathematics, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland).
  • Elizabeth Oldham who is an adjunct researcher on RISE gave a keynote address on "Mathematics Education:  taking stock, examining practice, develioping policy?" at the conference "Why Mathematics Matters," to be held at the University of Limerick on Friday, 8th March.

February 2013

  • Research Seminar Series 2012 / 2013, Thursday 28th February from 1:00 - 2.00pm in Room 3015. Title: From Peat & Seaweed to Pills and Very Small Things – The rise of the Knowledge Economy in Ireland? Presented by Dr. Andrew Loxley >>>Read More [PDF]
  • The choir 'Bemused?', B.Mus Ed students winners of the Intervarsity choral competition at Trinity College.
  • Mohammad Alnufaie, a third year PhD student, has co-written a paper with his supervisor, Professor Michael Grenfell, with the title "EFL students' writing strategies in Saudi Arabian ESP writing classes: Perspectives on learning strategies in self-access language learning", which has been published in the latest issue of the Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal.
  • Bridge21 Presents Junior Cycle Proposals to NCCA Bridge21, a collaboration between the School of Computer Science & Statistics, the School of Education, the Trinity Access Programmes and the NGO Suas Educational Development worked with eight second level schools  around the country last year to adapt the Bridge21 model of technology involving collaborative, project-based learning for use in  classrooms as a vehicle to deliver education in a 21st century fashion>>>Read More
  • Dr Colette Murphy has been invited to give a talk at the EU Presidency Conference entitled Teacher Educator Development. The EU Presidency Conference is organised by the Teaching Council and the Department of Education. It is called: Integration, Innovation and Improvement – the Professional Identity of Teacher Educators. It will be held on Monday and Tuesday 18th & 19th February in Dublin Castle.
  • Professor Michael Grenfell has been invited to give a Keynote address on ‘Researching the Social Space of Music’ at the CRESC (Centre for Research on Socio-cultural Change’, conference in Manchester next February, 13-14th 2013. This conference is part of their programme of events researching the social Space of Music: Networks, Worlds, Fields and Scenes.
  • The Arts Education Research Group hosted a lecture on Thursday February 7th in the Neil Hoey Theatre. The guest speaker was Professor Lucy Green, University of London. Title: Informal Music Practices and Formal Music Education: Some Illustrations from the Classroom and the Instrumental Studio
  • Paula Flynn was invited by the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals (NAPD) to give a presentation on 'Student Voice Research' and 'Leadership for Learning'' February 7th 2013.

January 2013

  • Dr. Michael Shevlin from the Inclusion in Education and Society Research Group in collaboration with Dr. Esther Murphy and Dr. Mark Magennis from the Centre of Inclusive Technology at NCBI are delighted to announce their inaugural collaborative inclusive education workshop. Inclusion In Education and Society Research Group Workshop: DIGITAL INCLUSION: ENABLING ACCESS TO THIRD LEVEL FOR STUDENTS WHO HAVE A VISUAL IMPAIRMENT. Venue: School of Education, Room 3105, Thursday 31st January 2013 >>>Further details
  • The fourth of our Research Seminar Series 2012/2013 will be held on Thursday 31st January from 1:00 - 2:00pm in Room 3105, Arts Block. Title: Education and Desire: The work of Malabou and Desmond. Presented by Dr Aidan Seery >>>Read More [PDF]
  • The CAVE (Cultures, Academic Values and Education) hosted a special research seminar on Thursday January 24th at 1pm in room 3105 Arts Building. Dr. Kevin Kelly of the School of Engineering, TCD will present a paper entitled: ‘Seeing The Future: What CAO entrant information can tell us about students’ ability to progress in college.’ In his paper results will be presented based on 10 years of student entrant data in Trinity College analysing the relationship between second level performance (as assessed through the leaving certificate) and third level progression (from first to second year). Admission is free and all are welcome!

December 2012

  • Professor Michael James Grenfell has been invited to give a Keynote Lecture on 'What we know about Teacher Education: What happens next?' in St. Angela’s College, Sligo on Friday 14th December 2012 >>>Read More [PDF]
  • Dr. Aidan Seery will give a paper entitled ‘Short years and little hours’ at the British Sociological Association Auto|biography Study Group conference at the British Library on Friday December 14th 2012 >>>Read More [PDF]

November 2012

  • The third of our Research Seminar Series 2012/2013 will be held on Thursday 29th November from 1:00 - 2:00pm in Room 3105, Arts Block. Title: Enacting a Key-Skills based curriculum - lessons from the Bridge 21 project. Presented by Ms. Claire Conneelly, Dr. Damian Murchan & Mr. Keith Johnston.
  • Dr Carmel O’Sullivan, director of the Arts in Education Research Group hosted the first in a series of Arts Biography research seminars at the Printing House, Trinity College Dublin on Thursday 29th November. Music education lecturer Marita Kerin explored the concepts of informal learning and the biography of place (habitus and field) with singer songwriter Ralph McTell in advance of a more focused exploration the following morning of the notion of artistic biography and how it impacts on artistic output which was convened by the Chair and Head of the School of Education, Professor Michael Grenfell.
  • A seminar to mark 50 years since the launch of the 'Investment in Education' will take place on Wednesday 28th November 2012 in Neill / Hoey Theatre, Long Room Hub, Trinity College. The seminar is hosted by Cultures Academic Values and Education research group from the School of Education. >>>Read More [PDF]. Programme for the seminar.[PDF]
  • Two Bachelor in Music Education students, Aisling Deevy and Brian Dungan have been accepted onto the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Mentoring Scheme 2012. This involves rehearsing with the NSO  and  taking part in the concert on November 30th at 8pm in the National Concert Hall. The concert, entitled 'Dreams, Defiance and Leave-Taking' will be conducted by Rafael Payare, a young, up-and-coming Venzuelan conductor who has worked with Gustavo Dudamel and Claudio Abbado. Aisling and Brian will be playing in Richard Strauss' Don Juan and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10 in E Minor. Before the concert the Mentoring Scheme participants will be involved in the 'Soundings' pre-concert talk series in the NCH, at 7pm.>>>Read More
  • Irish Youth Choir/RTÉ - AOIC is delighted to announce the Irish Youth Choir/RTÉ Performing Groups Conductor in Training 2012/14 is Lynsey Callaghan. Lynsey is a student of Music Education at Trinity College, Dublin and the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama.>>>Read More 
  • PhD student Connor O'Donoghue presented a paper called “A Wilderness of Boys”: Narrated masculine identities in an undergraduate men’s 
    residence at a conference organised by Sibéal, The Irish Postgraduate Feminist and Gender Studies Network on the theme of "Gendered Spaces; Gendered Times" in University College, Cork on Saturday, 24th November. 
  • Dr. Damian Murchan has published a paper in the current issue of Assessment in Education. Principles Policy & Practice 19(4). The paper titled “An education system in transition: assessment and examinations in the Republic of Macedonia” [DOI:10.1080/0969594X.2012.710195] was written in collaboration with Dr. Gerry Shiel at the Educational Research Centre, Drumcondra, and Gorica Mickovska from the Macedonian Civic Education Centre, Skopje. The research explores the recent development of assessment and examination policy and practice in Macedonia where the authors have provided advice and training to policymakers and other stakeholders >>>Read More [PDF]
  • Ph.D student Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin's article has been published in the November issue of ISTA, entitled 'Researching in-school professional development as a community of practice' >>>Read More [PDF]
  • The National Conference for Special Education (NCSE) will be taking place on Wednesday 21st November, 9.00am - 4.00pm, Hogan Suite, Croke Park Conference Centre. >>>Read More [PDF]
  • Dr. Damien Murchan attended the annual conference of the Association for  Educational Assessment - Europe (AEA-Europe) in Berlin from 6th to 10th of November.
  • Dr Colette Murphy has been invited to give a presentation Vygotsky's Zone of Proximal Development: a Russian perspective on Monday 19th November in Uppsala University in Sweden to the Department of Education. Dr Murphy will also lead a seminar on 20th November at the Centre for Gender Research (also in Uppsala University) on using children's-rights-based research methodologies in preschool teacher education.
  • Professor Michael James Grenfell has been invited to give a Keynote Lecture on 'Teacher Education' at the Annual Conference of the Society for Educational Studies in London on the 15th November 2012.
  • Swot up on the best education websites! Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, Ph.D student tweets are lively and peppered with bits and pieces relating to Science and Education >>>Read More.
  • Ph.D student Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin's article has been published in the November issue of ISTA, entitled 'Researching in-school professional development as a community of practice' >>>Read More [PDF]
  • Dr. John Walsh is giving a guest lecture entitled 'Irish educational policy in the twentieth century: evolution or revolution?' to an elective course on 'Thinking and Teaching in Different School Contexts' in St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra on 22 November 2012.
  • The Arts Education Research Group will be conducting a Performance Pedagogy Lunch-time concerts in November and December 2012.

October 2012

  • Record Achievements for the School of Education >>>Press Release [PDF]
  • Research Lunch Time Seminar took place on 25th October, presented by Mr Barry O'Leary. Title: Space Makers or Space Cadets? Using a visual methodology to perceive the production of space in a primary school [PDF]
  • The book launch of 'A Neutron Walks into a Bar' was held in the Science Gallery in TCD on October 23rd. The book is a compilation of science tweets sent from all around the world based on themes that Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin and her colleagues compiled. The book is filled with quirky science facts and jokes that should make an interesting coffee-table book and all monies/profits/proceeds from the book go to Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland, specifically funding scientific research.
  • Professor Michael Grenfell's book has been published titled Pierre Bourdieu: Key Concepts >>>Read More [PDF]
  • PhD student Lucy Corcoran and her supervisor Dr. Conor McGuckin presented a paper entitled Coping with Cyberbullying: An Irish perspective at the international conference: Bullying and cyberbullying: The interface between science and practice at the University of Vienna in October. The conference was the last in connection with the COST Action ISO801 funded project on Cyberbullying.
  • Trinity School of Education beams to Carlow >>>Read More [PDF]
  • Dr. Aidan Seery has been invited to give a guest lecture by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Ireland on the theme of ‘Should Higher Education respond to the Demands of Commerce?’ The event will take place on October 10th at the Chamber’s chambers in Dublin 2
  • Dr Stephen James Minton will give an invited paper on Psychological Perspectives on the Bullying of Minorities to the Conference on Children’s Rights to Psychosocial Health to be held at the University of Tromsø, Norway, on Friday, 12th October 2012. >>>Read More
  • Dr Stephen James Minton, along with Co. Cllr. Rose Conway-Walsh and Dr Tony Bates, will give an invited address to the Dáil Éireann All-Party Mental Health Group on bullying amongst young people on Wednesday, 17th October, 2012. This will include a presentation on the Erris Anti-Bullying Initiativethat was recently successfully developed and implemented by Dr Minton, Ms Conway-Walsh and the Erris community in Co. Mayo (www.iorraslecheile.ie).
  • Farewells and welcomes - As the Michaelmas teaching term begins we bid farewell to two staff members of the School of Education who have just retired. Dr. Philip Matthews and Dr. Helen O' Sullivan. We welcome at the same time a new Associate Professor in Science Education in the person of Dr. Colette Murphy. Also joining us in the field of Special Education is Ms. Paula Flynn. >>>Read More [PDF]
  • The 'European School Heads Association' has taken the opportunity to reproduce the article 'Listening, Learning, Leadership...and the I'm Me Programme' for their online magazine based on research conducted by Paula Flynn as part of her doctoral studies. The article was first submitted by Paula with Michael Shevlin and Anne Lodge to the NAPD Executive Report which was published in May 2012. Details of the publication can be accessed at here.

September 2012

  • Research Lunch Time Seminar took place on 27th September, presented by Dr Stephen James Minton. Title: Social Cognition, Genocide and the Sioux-Cheyenne Campaign (1863 - 1890) [PDF]   
  • A National Music Education Conference which addressed issues influencing the inclusion and participation of Ireland’s children and young people in music took place on Wednesday, September 26th, at Trinity College Dublin. Organised by a coalition of partners – Music Generation, St. Patrick’s College Drumcondra, Mary Immaculate College Limerick, Trinity College Dublin and Irish Music Education – the aim of the conference was to understand how we can increase inclusion in music education in our society so that all children and young people benefit from quality music education. The conference brought together a range of expertise from a variety of backgrounds including practitioners, researchers, performers, education managers and policy makers working in all types of music such as community opera, online traditional music, jazz or classical.
  • ECER is the largest conference on educational research in Europe and was held this year in Cadiz, Spain. Four members of the School of Education presented papers at conference: Dr. Damien Murchan, Mr. Keith Johnston, Dr. Aidan Seery and Dr. Michael Shevlin. Keith Johnston and Damien Murchan’s  paper was entitled ‘Enacting Key Skills-based Curricula in Secondary Education: Lessons from a Technology-mediated, Group-based Learning Initiative’ and discusses aspects of the Bridge21 initiative. Michael Shevlin presented a paper with Richard Rose -entitled 'Individual Education Plans in Irish Primary Schools: A National Perspective' and co-presented a round table on a European project: 'Biographical Experiences of People with Disability in European Educational Systems' with colleagues Gottfried Biewer, Tobias Buchner (University of Vienna) and Fiona Smyth (TCD). Aidan Seery’s paper [co-authored with Andrew Loxley] carries the title ‘Of Measures & Metrics – A Žižekian influenced exploration of the impact of accountability regimes on academic subjectivity in Irish higher education’ and was delivered in the Higher Education division of the conference. The conference took place from September 18th to 21st.
  • Arts Education Research Group in Trinity College Dublin, in partnership with the Arts Council and Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts in social and community contexts, are seeking an experienced candidate to undertake a literature review of Evaluation of Participative and Collaborative Arts in Social and Community Contexts. For further information >>>Read More [PDF]
  • Dr. Carmel O'Sullivan gave the opening address to College and University Career Advisors who held a CPD day in Trinity College on Sept. 12th, which was organised by the Association of Higher Education Career Services. Dr. O'Sullivan and Elizabeth Fleeton also presented delegates with an overview of the PDE programme in Trinity College, and Ph.D student Ms. Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin presented a graduate view of the P.D.Ed in Trinity College.
  • Professor Michael James Grenfell has been invited to give a Keynote Lecture on 'Teacher Education' at the Annual Conference of the Society for Educational Studies in London on the 15th November 2012.
  • Dr. Carmel O’Sullivan has assumed the post of Registrar in the School of Education for the coming year, replacing Dr. Ann Devitt who is on maternity leave this term. This post entails responsibility for the Professional Diploma in Education (PDE) programme which will be under review this coming year in preparation for the anticipated re-structuring in 2014-15.
  • Dr. O'Sullivan will be presenting an intensive educational course on creativity and active learning in the classroom for early years teachers in Beijing from Sept. 17th to 25th. Dr. O'Sullivan has been invited to work with colleagues from relevant drama in education organisations in China, such as Drama Rainbow in Beijing and the Shanghai Theatre Academy, and also with Ministry of Education officials.

August 2012

  • Paula Flynn, Dr. Michael Shevlin and Dr. Anne Lodge contributed a chapter to Routledge International Companion to Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties published August 2012. The chapter is entitled 'Pupil Voice and Participation: Empowering Children with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties' and based on data and analysis from Paula's doctoral research.>>>Read More [PDF]

July 2012

  • The School of Education features in the top 100 QS World University Subject Rankings.>>>Read More [PDF]
  • We are pleased to announce that Dr. Andrew Loxley has been appointed to the editorial board of the British Sociological Association's journal Sociological Research Online.
  • Three doctoral students of the School of Education were commenced at the final session of Summer Commencements on Friday June 29th: Dr. Frank Cullen, D.Ed., Dr. Brendan McMahon, D.Ed., and Dr. John-Paul Sheridan, Ph.D.
  • Dr. John Walsh has been invited to act as moderator for a panel session within the careers programme of the European Science Open Forum (ESOF 2012). >>> Read more[PDF]
  • Drama Summer School 2nd - 18th July. >>>Read More [PDF]

June 2012

  • The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan, T.D., officially launched the newly established Arts Education Research Group, which is based in Trinity College’s School of Education. The launch took place in the Neil Hoey Theatre in the Long Room Hub, and was attended by representatives from many arts and education organisations in Ireland, including the Arts Council, IMMA, the National Gallery of Ireland, the DES, the Teacher Unions, the NCCA, Poetry Ireland, the Royal Irish Academy, the Conservatoire of Music in DIT, and a number of prominent artists, teachers, scholars and academics from both within Trinity and beyond who have an interest in the area of arts and education.>>>Read More
  • Ludovic Highman, Ph.D. student wrote an article 'Brave New University: Fuelling the Knowledge Economy Society' which was accepted and published in the annual Trinity College Dublin Journal of Postgraduate Research, Vol.X1, who select the ten best articles college wide. The launch of the Journal took place with a panel of four, headed by Senator David Norris to judge the presentation of each contributor.
  • The School of Education hosted the third annual Postgraduate Research Conference, entitled “Now That’s What I Call Educational Research: 3” on Saturday, the 9th of June. The day was organised by a postgraduate research committee, chaired by Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, and the sessions were chaired by final-year PhD candidates.>>> Read More
  • Dr. Ann Devitt, Ms. Marita Kerin and Dr. Helen O'Sullivan presented at the 4th Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference at and 6th NAIRTL annual Conference Threshold Concepts June 28 -29th 2012. >>>Read More [PDF]
  • Paula Flynn and Dr. Michael Shevlin discuss pupil voice research conducted with students identified with Emotional and /or Behavioural Difficulties in mainstream Post-Primary education. The article was published in the May-June edition of the NAPD Executive Report (7) [PDF] .

May 2012

  • Research Lunch Time Seminar takes place on Thursday 3rd May 2012 in Room 3105, Arts Block. Presented by Dr. Carmel O'Sullivan, Dr. David Delaney TCD and Dr. Lorraine Boran DCU. Title - 'Executive Function, Creativity and Social Attribution Abilities in Autism. >>>Read More [PDF]
  • Drs. Andrew Loxley, Aidan Seery and John Walsh have been commissioned to edit a new book from Palgrave-Macmillan entitled: Higher Education in Ireland: Practices, Policies and Possibilities’.The volume will contain contributions from a number of academics both within the School of Education and more broadly in Irish higher education. It will also feature a contribution from Professor Sir Peter Scott of the Institute of Education, University of London. The volume is due for publication in 2013.
  • Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain, Ph.D. student, attended the EERA Spring School on 'Strengthening the value of curriculum research for curriculum policies and practices' at the University of Porto, Portugal, where she gave a paper on curriculum reform in mathematics in Ireland. Aoibhinn was the only Irish delegate chosen in competitive selection.
  • Dr. Conor Mc Guckin presented at the World Conference On Psychology, Counselling and Guidance (WCPCG-2012) in Izmir in Turkey.
  • Many congratulations to Genevieve Murray, one of the School’s Postgraduate researchers, who will be presenting her paper, ‘Teacher-on-teacher workplace bullying: An in-depth study in post-primary schools in Ireland’, at the ‘8th International Conference on Workplace Bullying and Harassment’, which will be held at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark on June 13 - 15, 2012. >>>Read More [PDF]
  • Lunch time Research Seminar Series Thursday 31st May, presented by Prof. Michael Grenfell. Title: 'French Catholic Intellectual Dissent, Education, and the Modern State'.[PDF]

April 2012

  • The IES Research Conference 'Examining theory and practice in inclusive education' recently hosted a one-day conference in Trinity College. For further details >>>read more[PDF]. The conference also saw the launch of a major new research group specialising in Psychology of Education. The group brings together researchers, students and practioners from a broad range of strands within the discipline. Its members express their overarching aim as 'translating psychological theories and research into policy and practice'. In particular, its specialisms include Special Education Needs, Aggression Studies, Educational Guidance and Counseling, Prejudice and Self - Esteem. These areas will form a focus for research projects, publications and events over the coming years. The core team is made up of Dr. Conor Mc Guckin and Dr. Stephen James Minton and presently operates from within our Inclusion in Education and Society Research Grouping led by Dr. Michael Shevlin.
  • A seminar on the National Strategy for Higher Education (Hunt Report), hosted by Cultures Academic Values and Education Research Group (CAVE) takes place in the Sutherland Centre Institute for International Integration Studies (IIIS), Arts Building on 19th April.>>>Read More [PDF]
  • Congratulations to John-Paul Sheridan, another successful Ph.D. candidate from the School of Education, who passed his viva examination. His thesis was based on the 'religious identity of beginning Primary School teachers'. His supervisor was Dr. Aidan Seery and he was examined by Dr. Carmel O'Sullivan and Prof. Bob Davis of the University of Glasgow.
  • Drs. Andrew Loxley and Aidan Seery presented a paper entitled: “’We are the rump who do not do the cool things’: A Foucaultian/Žižekian influenced exploration of the impact of accountability regimes on academic subjectivity in Irish higher education” at the British Sociological Association conference at the University of Leeds last Thursday, April 12th. Papers were also read at the Educational Studies Association Conference in Cork before Easter by Drs. Ann Devitt, Damien Murchan, Ms. Marita Kerin and Keith Johnston of the School.

March 2012

  • A special School of Education seminar - An informal discussion 'On language in Education' hosted by the Language in Education Group on Wednesday 21st March from 2:00 - 5:00pm in Room 3098 Arts Block.>>>More [PDF]
  • Dr. David Limond has contributed a chapter entitled "The gods of the market tumble: Against neo-liberalism, for intellectualism and towards new universities in Ireland" and Dr.Aidan Seery has written a chapter on knowledge and the university in the recently published 'Degrees of Nonsense: The Demise of the University in Ireland' which was edited by Dr. Brendan Walsh of DCU.>>>More
  • The Arts Education Research Group are conducting a series of lunch-time concerts as part of an Arts Pedagogy research action. It is anticipated that this will result in a Performance Pedagogy unit which will be incorporated in the undergraduate Bachelor in Music Education degree programme. Representatives from all four year group-year will have presented a concert by the end of the series.>>>More
  • Research Lunch Time seminar will take place on Thursday 29th March 2012 in Room 3105, Arts Block. Title: Think - Aloud Protocols: 'Food for Thought'? Presented by Ozgi Razi.>>>More [PDF]
  • Dr. Andrew Loxley, Prof. Michael Grenfell and Dr. Aidan Seery have been invited to edit a special edition of the International Journal of Research and Method in Education focusing on the teaching and learning of research methodology. >>>More [PDF]
  • Congratulations to Karen Ni Bhroin, a Junior Sophister B. Mus Ed. student, who won the Senior Clarinet Competition at the 2012 Feis Ceoil.
  • Dr. Stephen James Minton has been appointed External Examiner at Liverpool John Moor's University, for their B.A. (Hons). In Business with Psychology programme.

February 2012

  • Dr. Ann Devitt and Professor Michael Grenfell will be attending a Conference of the American Educational Research Association in Vancouver in April. Prof. Grenfell will be presenting a paper in a Symposium on Classroom Language Ethnography and New Literacy Studies and Dr. Ann Devitt's paper is entitled 'A New Apprenticeship in Language Teacher Education'.
  • Dr. Devitt will also be on a study visit to Prof. David Pearson's project Seeds of Science / Roots of Reading programme at the Graduate School of Education, University of California Berkeley, USA.
  • Dr. Stephen James Minton's publication of 'Using Psychology in the Classroom' had just been published.
  • Dr. Conor Mc Guckin warmly welcomes Guidance Counsellors from Finland to Ireland and the School of Education. Pekka Visuri, Kim Karlsson, Vesa Kostamo, Pasi Frilander, Jaana Myyrylainen, and Sirpa Komsi will visit the School of Education on Tuesday 13th March to find out about research informed work that takes place in relation to the Schools highly regarded Masters programme in Education Guidance and Counselling. This study visit is led by Hilary Lynch (Euroguidance National Co-ordinator with the National Centre for Guidance in Education [www.ncge.ie]) and Mary Quirke (Assistant Director of the Association for Higher Education Access & Disability: AHEAD: www.ahead.ie). In particular, the delegation will discuss issues relating to disability, psychometric assessment, and guidance within education.
  • Occasional Papers from the School of Education has been developed to showcase work in progress, work not submitted for peer-review publication, or early work in the School of Education. We hope to add regularly to the section so that readers can see, in more depth, some samples of the writing of both staff and postgraduate students.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Conor Mc Guckin who has been recognised by The Psychology Society Society of Ireland for his work promoting the Division of Teachers and Researchers in Psychology.
  • Research Lunch Time seminar will take place on Thursday 23rd. February 2012. Title: 'Mark My Words' - exploring meaning using corpus analysis as a research method. Presented by Helen Doherty.>>>More [PDF]

January 2012

  • Michael Barron, a postgraduate researcher, has been invited to speak at the Social and Political Review Forum, in the Historical Society Conversation Room in the GMB on Tuesday 24th January 2012. Michael, who is the CEO of Belong To Youth Services, will be speaking on the subject of LBGT activism, which is the focus of his doctoral studies. The title for the forum is 'Changing Ireland; Shaping our Future', and there are three other panelists.
  • Legendary singer-songwriter Ralph Mc Tell popped into the School of Education on the 6th of January to discuss one of our forthcoming seminars on artistic biography in which he is appearing. The event is planned for later this year and will include an interview about Ralph's personal background. He will also perform some of his most biographical songs.
  • Dr. Andrew Loxley has been awarded a grant from the Arts and Social Sciences Benefaction Fund to support his study entitled the Retention, Progression and Persistance in University Settings: A Study of Postgraduate Research Student Experiences.
  • Dr. Stephen James Minton was awarded a grant from Trinity College's Arts and Social Sciences Benefaction Fund to assist with his research into the incidence and typology of, and attitudes towards bullying behaviour in primary schools in Skopje, Macedonia. This research will be the first of its kind to be conducted in Macedonia since 2001, and the most extensive yet conducted in the region of the former Yugoslavia.

December 2011

  • Dr. Andrew Loxley and Dr. John Walsh gave a briefing on 'The implementation of the National Strategy on Higher Education: An Irish solution to an Irish problem?' to a meeting of the advisory council of the Teachers' Union of Ireland, on Wednesday 7th December in the Gresham Hotel. The presentation considered a number of key issues for the future development of higher education, including the Hunt report's proposals for clusters, mergers and inter-institutional alliances, as well as the strategic dialogue recently launched by the HEA.
  • 'Taking an Interest: On the Politics of Inequalities and Stratification'. An invited keynote paper to given by Professor Michael Grenfell at the conference on "Inequalities, Stratification and Lifestyles', University of Amiens, France, December 2011.
  • Dr. Aidan Seery gave a paper entitled “Hype hiding the Void”- Žižek on Žižek” at the British Sociological Association Auto|biography Study Group Conference at the British Library, London on December 16th.
  • Just published is 2nd Edition of 'Responding to Special Educational Needs' by Dr. Michael Shevlin and Sean Griffin. >>>More
  • Research Lunch Time seminar will take place on Thursday 15th December 2011. Title: 'CS Peirce and Children's Inquiry'. Presented by Karin Bacon. >>>More [PDF]
  • Winner of the SAGE Bursary at ECER 2011 announced. SAGE the world's leading independent academic and professional publisher, announced the SAGE Bursary at this year's European Research (ECER) in Berlin. It was awarded to Dr Ekaterina Kozina [PDF], who was a recent Ph.D graduate from the School of Education.>>>More

November 2011

  • 'Profiling Language Teacher Education in Europe: From Theory to Policy and Practice'. An invited keynote paper given by Professor Michael Grenfell at the European Conference on Language Teacher Education, University of Salzburg, Austria, November 2011.
  • The SCoTENS book on 'Disablist Bullying' [PDF] is now published and was formally launched at the SCoTENS conference. Dr. Conor Mc Guckin, School of Education, Trinity College and Dr. Noel Purdy, Stranmillis University College, Belfast have launched a report on 'Disablist Bullying'. They both will be presenting a lunch time seminar on the report in the School of Education, 24th November.
  • Sharing Best Practice in Prevention and Intervention of Bullying discussed at Trinity Conference. This is an important One Day Conference introducing New Global Practices in Prevention and Intervention in the area of School Bullying for schools, Teachers and Parents, featuring Internationally renowned experts in the field of aggression studies in Education. >>>More [PDF]
  • Professor Parveen Kumar was conferred with a Doctor in Education (D.Ed).  She studied medicine in the UK and spent most of her working life in the British NHS in the North and East End of London. Her research is in the area of small bowel disorders and coeliac disease, in which she is an international expert, but she is known first and foremost as a committed and distinguished medical educator.  Professor Kumar has authored the mandatory textbook for Trinity’s medical students and is a household name for generations of medical graduates in Ireland and a powerful role model within the profession. She has been President of the British Medical Association and Chairman of the Medicine Commission UK.>>>More   
  • Dr. Conor Mc Guckin will be welcoming colleagues from across the world who will be at TCD for a COST Action ISO801 meeting. The Action is exploring 'Cyberbullying: coping with negative and enhancing positive uses of new technologies, in relationships in educational settings'. In particular, Dr. Mc Guckin will be welcoming his colleagues who are working with him on the particular issue of coping strategies (personal, family, and school level).
  • Research Lunch Time seminar will take place on Thursday 24th November. Title: 'Disablist Bullying: An Investigation of student teachers' knowledge and confidence'. Presented by Dr. Conor Mc Guckin, Trinity College and Dr. Noel Purdy, Stranmillis College.>>>More [PDF]
  • Just published 'Language, Ethnography, and Education' by Professor Michael Grenfell, Head of School.>>>More
  • November's issue of InTouch magazine features an article by Dr. Stephen James Minton on Cyber-bullying and its implications for primary schools.>>>More [PDF]

October 2011

  • Research Lunch Time Seminar will take place on Thursday 27th October. Title: Learning to Order?: The Dilemma of Teacher Professional Development. Presented by Dr. Helen O'Sullivan and Dr. Barbara McConnell & Dr. Dorothy McMillan, Stranmillis College.>>>More [PDF]
  • Ph.D. student Ms Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain has been awarded one of three prestigious Ussher studentships in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The award comes with three years of free fees and an annual stripend of 16,000 euro. Ms. Ni Shuilleabhain will conduct research on the reception of 'Project Maths' in schools amongst staff and students. Her Ph.D. supervisor is Dr. Aidan Seery.
  • Maths Week 15-20th October 2011. Aoibhinn believes learning maths is a vital part of our lives....and it can be great fun! Evening Herald, Monday 17th October - 'I was a failure until my eureka moment'.
  • Create and Voluntary Arts Ireland Symposium. Professor Michael Grenfell and Dr. Carmel O'Sullivan presented the symposium 'Arts and Civil Society' at the Triskel Arts Centre, Co. Cork.>>>More [PDF]
  • School of Education Ph.D student John-Paul Sheridan has been selected to present a paper at the conference, 'Radical Emancipation: Confronting the Challenge of Secularism' at the centre for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notra Dame, Indiana, United States on November 11th and 12th. John-Paul will be presenting on ' Secularisation and the Religious Identity of Irish Primary School Student Teachers'.
  • Dr. Conor Mc Guckin was an invited guest at the launch of the 'National Forum on Guidance - Lifelong Guidance: Working Together' on Monday 17th October 2011. The forum was officially launched by Mr. Ciaran Cannon TD, Ministr of State for Training and Skills.
  • October's issue of InTouch magazine features two M.Ed graduates from the School of Education; Brian Mc Dermott and Mary Parsons who are co-authors with Dr. Helen O'Sullivan of an article titled on 'School as a Professional Learning Community' which was the focus of the INTO Education Conference of 2011. Dr. Helen O'Sullivan coordinates the M.Ed specialism in Educational Leadership and Management in the School of Education.>>>More [PDF]
  • Dr. Conor Mc Guckin was interviewed by the 'Korea Educational Broadcasting System' for a programme that they have commissioned about the role of Guidance and Counselling in Irish schools. The programme makers also spoke with students on the M.Ed. Educational Guidance and Counselling programme and filmed a teaching session.
  • Dr. Stephen Minton (via the School of Education's Psychology of Education research grouping), Sylvia Lancaster of The Sophie Lancaster Foundation and Rose Conway-Walsh of the Erris Community Project are currently investigating collaboration opportunities in research on alterophobia and alterophobic aggression in the near future. Dr. Minton has arranged a visit for Sylvia Lancaster of the UK charity, the Sophie Lancaster Foundation. Sylvia Lancaster will be presenting a seminar entitled 'Stop - Words Can Hurt: Addressing prejudice and violence amongst young people in schools' and society' in the School of Education on Thursday 6th October 2011.>>>More [PDF]

September 2011

  • The European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) takes place in Berlin from September 13th -16th. Researchers from the School of Education are presenting two papers at conference: on reflective practice [Dr. Ann Devitt, Ms. Marita Kerin, Ms. Elizabeth Oldham] and on the Catholic Workers' College Dublin 1951-1965 [Drs. Andrey Loxley, Aidan Seery with the assistance of Dr. David Limond]. Also, Dr. Helen O'Sullivan is presenting a paper on factors that facilitate and impede teachers' implementation of Professional Development learning in their practice: implications for school leaders.
  • European Languages Day and Authentik, a Trinity campus company was awarded a European Language Label award for a new web product on the day. Dr. Ann Devitt is a director of Authentik.>>>More [PDF]
  • IRCSET Symposium with CareerZoo, Saturday 10th September 2012. Networking and Social Event in the Guinness Storehouse. Policy Debate - What is the Value of Investing in Researchers? Panel Chair: Dr. Patrick Geoghegan, TCD and Newstalk, Prof. Thomas N. Mitchell, Dr. Eoin O'Leary, UCC and Dr. John Walsh, TCD School of Education. >>>More [PDF]

August 2011

  • Dr. Tom Farrelly has been awarded the first ever Doctorate of Education from Trinity College Dublin. >>>More

May 2011

  • A book on School Leadership was launched by Mr. Pat Cox, President of the European Movement International in Trinity College Dublin by Dr. Helen O'Sullivan and Prof. John West-Burnham. Helen O'Sullivan is a lecturer in Educational Leadership and Management in The School of Education. The book has also been highlighted in InTouch [PDF] magazine.>>>More
  • Mr. Keith Johnston, ICT lecturer speaking on Newstalk with George Hook - 'School books vs. iPads', Monday 30th May 2011.



Last updated 29 July 2014 kellyva@tcd.ie.