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The School has a thriving and vibrant research culture organised around two College research centres and four research groups.

  • The Cultures, Academic Values in Education (CAVE) research centre focuses on the area of higher education both nationally and internationally.
  • The Centre for Research in Information Technology in Education (CRITE) is a research centre collaboration between the School of Education and the School of Computer Science and Statistics.

The research groups active within the School of Education are:

  • Inclusion in Education and Society (IES) has a high profile in special needs education, student voice, psychology of aggression and prejudices and related fields.
  • Research in School Education (RISE)is currently exploring areas such as learning environments, models of teaching, learning and assessment, and the work of Lev Vygotsky.
  • The Arts Education Research Group (AERG) has a focus on music, drama and arts education in both formal and non-formal educational settings.
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics: Education, Research and Communication (STEMĀ­-ERC) is a new group which is developing a research agenda in the area of STEM learning, both formal and informal, across all sectors of education.

The School also has a large cohort of Doctoral students (PhD and DEd), who usually undertake their studies in those areas of research expertise represented by the academic staff. The School of Education is active in the area of postgraduate supervision and currently has 76 Ph.D students.

The School has for a number of years, been highly active in offering a rich and diverse programme of events ranging from workshops, lunchtime and one-day research seminars to international conferences, which alongside its publications, has helped establish the School as the leading centre for educational research in Ireland.

Applications are welcome from suitably qualified graduates wishing to pursue M.Litt. or PhD level research within the School of Education. Applications should be made directly to the Graduate Studies office, Trinity College Dublin.

The School is also a member of the prestigious Trinity Long Room Hub Arts & Humanities Research Institute.

The first volume of the Trinity Education Papers can be viewed here [PDF] 2.68MB


Last updated 17 November 2014 kellyva@tcd.ie.