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Current Supervised Research

Below is a list of current research topics currently being undertaken by our students:

Ph.D. research

  • Teacher on teacher bullying
  • The Correlation between Education, Ethnicity and Access to Poverty Alleviation Resources in Vietnam.
  • The effects of educational reform on Greek teachers
  • Documenting and analyzing the educational experiences of people with visual impairment in Ireland. (A Life story approach).
  • The influence of teachers' literacy history in their teaching of literacy to pupils with learning difficulties
  • School disipline and classroom management
  • The revival of the broad curriculum in three universities: Trinity (RoI), St Andrews (UK) and Brown (US)
  • Early socialisation of newly qualified primary teachers in Ireland
  • The role of drama in education in first language development in a designated disadvantaged school
  • Letting languages live. An examination of the role of drama in education in the modern foreign language class in Irish second level schools
  • An analysis of the motivation for take up of languages in senior cycle in Irish secondary schools
  • An evaluation of the current induction procedures for newly-appointed teachers in relation to their needs and the needs of the school
  • Compositional Writing at Primary School Level
  • Poetry in the Classroom
  • Developing a Chinese Ab Initio programme for University-Level learners: Design, Implementation and Evaluation.
  • Virtual learning environments for school leadership development: Towards a model of CMC-supported professional learning

Thesis - in - Three Presentations | May 7th | Trinity Long Room Hub >>> View Here [PDF]

 

National & International Conferences 2013 - 2014

Jolanta Burke

Jolanta 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.

Presenting paper at the ESAI Conference 10th - 12th April 2014

Denise Burns Presenting paper at the ESAI Conference 10th - 12th April 2014
Kate Carr Fanning

Presenting at the CHADD conference in Washington, USA from 7th -9th November 2013

Presenting paper at the ESAI Conference 10th - 12th April 2014

Lucy Corcoran Lucie presents a paper at the NIBS conference in Fermanagh in April.
Gene Dalton

Gene 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. 

Sr Alice Drajea

Alice presents a paper at the British Educational Research Association (BERA) conference in Sussex in September.

Presenting paper at the ESAI Conference 10th - 12th April 2014

Alison Egan

Alison presented a paper at the Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education (SITE) conference in New Orleans in March.

Alison presenting paper on ePortfolios and TAM at INTED 2014, the 8th International Technology, Education and Development conference in Valencia, Spain from 10th to 12th March 2014.

Emma Farrell Presenting paper at the ESAI Conference 10th - 12th April 2014
Maria Garvey Presenting paper at the ESAI Conference 10th - 12th April 2014
Michelle Giblin Presenting paper at the ESAI Conference 10th - 12th April 2014
Helen Heneghan Presenting paper at the ESAI Conference 10th - 12th April 2014
Ludovic Highman Ludovic presents a paper at the European Conference on Educational Research in Istanbul in September.
Stella Long Stella will be presenting a paper 'Special Education in Lesotho: Challenges and Constraints’at this year’s annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association [AERA] in San Francisco, California, from Saturday April 27th to Wednesday May 1st. Also, Stella will be presenting at the European Conference on Educational Research in Istanbul in September.
Dean Mc Donnell Presenting paper at the ESAI Conference 10th - 12th April 2014
Colin Mc Elroy[PDF] Presenting paper at the ESAI Conference 10th - 12th April 2014
David Moroney David will be presenting at the European Conference on Educational Research in Istanbul in September.
Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin

Aoibhinn 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 2014

Aoibhinn will be presenting a paper entitled "Lesson study in a Mathematics Teacher Community:Developing a Problem Solving Approach within Project Maths" at AERA in Philadelphia, 3rd - 7th April 2014

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

Aoife O'Brien

Aoife presents a paper at the NIBPS conference in Fermanagh from 26-28 April 2013.

Presenting paper at the ESAI Conference 10th - 12th April 2014

Connor O'Donoghue

Connor will be presenting a paper at the European Conference on Educational Research in Istanbul in September.

Presenting paper at the ESAI Conference 10th - 12th April 2014

Norah Sweetman Presenting paper at the ESAI Conference 10th - 12th April 2014

**Post Graduate Research Conferences.....Read More**

Research Students

STUDENT NAME

THESIS TITLE

Jolanta Burke

Positive psychology interventions: building a model for individualised online training using the science of cyber psychology

Denise Burns

An investigation of the intellectual skill implicit in the aims and assessment of some subjects in the Leaving Certificate 2005 – 2010

Kate Carr Fanning

There's Nothing so Wrong with You, that What's Right with you Couldn't Fix": Listening to the voices of students coping with ADHD
Angela Coyne Literacy: The Social and Emotional Factors affecting Literacy

Gene Dalton

Collaborative storytelling in a virtual world: a technology mediated approach to Irish language learning in the primary school

Gerry Dunne

Testing criticality in Irish undergraduate students: a case study

Alice Jurugo Drajea

The Literacy Practices Among Parents and Families and their Effects on Pupils' Performance, Literacy Skills and Proficiencies: A case of Moyo Primary Schools in Uganda

Emma Farrell

The Lived Experience of Psychological Distress: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Approach
Maria Garvey Identification of Hidden Bullying in Schools - A sociometric approach

Michelle Giblin

 

Katie Guinnane

Desire, Subjectivity and Bildung in a Post-humanist world

Helen Heneghan

Teacher Perspectives on Differentiated Reading Instruction in Primary/Elementary Schools in Dublin and Houston

Ludovic Highman

A case study on differentiation in the mission and roles of higher education institutions in Ireland

Mark Kearns

Mature Student Experiences in Irish Higher Education
Seline Keating Electronic media:- Friend or Foe to an Irish child's pyschosocial development?
Mary Kenny Towards an understanding of the causes of attrition among Further Education (FE) students in Ireland
Mary Kent The Role of the Bystander in School Bullying

Dean Mc Donnell

 
Colin Mc Elroy  
David Moroney  

Genevieve Murray

Teacher on Teacher Bullying

Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin

Project Maths - A Study of Pedagogical Implementation and Professional Development

Aoife O'Brien

Bereavement and grief in Irish schools: A thanatological approach toward understanding and intervention development

Connor O'Donohue

Masculinity, Authenticity and Moral Orientations: A Taylorean Exploration of the Narrated Masculine Identities of Young Irish Male Undergraduates
Finn O'Seaghdha Do teacher's literacy histories inform their teaching?
How does reflecting on their teaching inform / transform/ reform their literacy identities

Carol-Ann O'Síoráin

 

Literacy Skills Development in Children With Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Youcef Sai

Perspectives of teachers and parents towards Islamic religious education in Ireland: An ethnographic study of two Muslim Irish national schools

Katherine A. Salvador

How can Spanish Speakers of South America prepare for success in Anglophone European Universities?
John Paul Sheridan "I Believe In A God That I Believe In" – The Religious Identity of Primary School Student Teachers

Norah Sweeman

 

María Catalina Villanueva Vargas

 

M.Litt. research

  • The Continuing Professional Development of Language Teachers in the Republic of Ireland and a Language Teacher Portfolio Framework
  • The development of learner autonomy in student-teachers through a programme in basic Chinese using a language portfolio
  • Emotional and behavioural problems / Self-Esteem Enhancement.
  • Teacher readiness for teaching social and political education
  • Intercultuyralism and Cross Cultural Issues in Education
  • Reading and writing Chinese characters by learners of Chinese as L2
  • Educational philosophy and higher education reform: a Humboldtian view of two reform cases
  • Exploring dance education for student teachers
  • CSPE Assessment
  • ICTS
  • Mathematics Education
  • The transition from media education to media literacy in English schools, c1960-2008
  • Socialisation and cultural adaptation in international students in Ireland
  • Arts and Social Regeneration
  • Analysis of the written language of learners of English as a second language in post-primary schools
  • A longitudinal study of critical thinking in undergraduate general nursing students
  • Religious sensibilities and imaginaries in young Irish primary teachers
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

D.Ed. research

  • Special Needs
  • Development of simulation for teaching purposes
  • Senior cycle curriculum reforms
  • Special Needs
  • Self-efficacy in IT based learners
  • Curriculum for students with learning difficulties
  • Bullying behaviour in Nursing
  • Male teachers
  • School architecture
  • Social disadvantage and teacher education
  • Autism and inclusive education
  • Student decision making relating to tertiary education choices
  • Developing partnerships with SNA's
  • Student international internships and learning experiences
  • Attitudes to Exclusion from School
  • Autism classes in mainstream school
  • Student retention in Higher Education
  • School bullying
  • Acquisition of spoken English through five non-national primary school children
  • Literacy
  • Social inclusion
  • Teacher Professionalism in further education
  • Teaching Professional development in relation to ICT
  • Using on-line learning for medical education
  • Higher Education Policy
  • Irish language in primary schools
  • Self-efficacy in school children
  • What factors make for success in schools with disadvantaged status
  • Can on-line learning facilitate the on-line learner?
  • Policy in Higher Education
  • Assessment of SPHE programme
  • Policy in Higher Education
  • Special Needs Provision
  • Teaching Ethics
  • ICT in democratisation

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