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PGR Conference 18th June 2016

The School of Education hosted their 7th Annual Postgraduate Research Conference on the 18th of June in Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute.

The conference theme “A Kaleidoscope of Educational Research” recognised the breadth of research currently underway within the School of Education at Trinity College Dublin. 

Dr. Damian Murchan opened the conference and delivered a welcoming address that presented the 2015-2016 events and happenings within TCD’s School of Education and among its postgraduate research students this year.

The 2016 PGR conference presentations were organised into three research themes/sessions.  Katie Doyle, Carol-Ann O’Siorain, Peter Fitzgerald, and Geraldine Maughan kicked off the first conference session with their research and discussion around "Student Wellbeing, Engagement, and Motivation". The second session of the day, "Teaching and Learning Methodologies: A Holistic Perspective", included contributions by Colm Mac Gearailt, Fr. Joseph Vellanal, Jillian Kellough, and Lauren Boath. The final session featured presentations by Saundre McConney, Evgenya Likhovtseva, and Katherine Salvador who spoke on "Education in the Global Village: Challenges and Opportunities".

The 7th Annual Postgraduate Research Conference also included a poster session with contributions from Marina Kovalenko, Mary Mullaghy, Katherine Salvador, Saundre McConney, Jillian Kellough, and Ruzana Tukimin.

Dr. Michael Shevlin closed the conference with a succinct overview of the day’s presentations, with comments towards the rich and diverse research displayed by the School of Education’s postgraduate research students. 

The annual conference was organised by Jillian Kellough, with assistance and contributions by PhD students Katherine Salvador and Chris Byrne. Additionally, the contributions of Valerie Kelly, Damian Murchan, and Michael Shevlin throughout the planning, organising, and execution of the conference ensured its success.

 

 

 


PGR Conference 20th June 2015

The TCD School of Education hosted the 2015 Sixth Postgraduate Conference on Saturday 20 June in Room 3074 in the Arts Building in Trinity College Dublin. 

Twenty one presenters presented high quality presentations on their research. The responsive audience participated in the interactive discussions. Some researchers presented poster presentations. The new venue was highly conducive to the more informal discussion that ensued. The organising committee under the helm of Dean McDonnell, ably assisted by Helen Heneghan, Norah Sweetman, David Worsley and Valerie Kelly ensured the conference was a success.

Helen Heneghan and Dean McDonnell chaired the sessions spanning topics from educational perspectives to management and leadership to engagement and creativity. Neil Vago was the official timer and Helen,Neil and Mary Mullaghy  took photos throughout the conference.

Dr Damian Murchan gave the opening address and delivered a succinct, entertaining summary of the achievements of the TCD School of Education postgraduates for the year 2014-2015. He set the tone for the relaxed yet interactive conference. Dr Andrew Loxley gave the closing address and sadly this is one of his final duties in his current role. We wish Andrew every success in his new position.


PGR Conference 15th June 2013

PGR Conference_TCD The School of Education hosted it's fourth annual Postgraduate Research Conference, entitled 'Future of Education' on Saturday 15th June 2013. The aim of the conference was to showcase the current research being undertaken by the School’s postgraduate students. The day was organised by a postgraduate research committee, chaired by Ludovic Highman and including Ph.D. students Jolanta Burke, Katie Guinnane, Connor O’Donoghue, Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin as well as Dr. Stephen Minton. The conference comprised of four sessions each chaired by members of the academic staff Dr. Andrew Loxley, Dr. Aidan Seery, Dr. Carmel O’Sullivan and Dr. John Walsh.

Professor Michael Grenfell opened the conference by giving an engaging talk on the future of educational research within the broader context of the higher education Landscape documents aimed at system reconfiguration, inter-institutional collaboration and system governance in Irish higher education.

The first session was entitled “Student Experiences” and featured contributions from Mark Kearns, Aoife M. O’Brien and Connor O’Donoghue. The second session focused on the theme of “Schooling of the Future”, during which Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, Maria-Effrosyni Doukoglou, Gene Dalton and Liam Walsh spoke. Sr. Alice Drajea Jurugo, Dee McGarry, Patti Roche and Denise Burns spoke on the topic “Language and Literacy”, and the final session of the day, “Education for All”, included presentations from Helen Heneghan, Colin McElroy, Kate Carr-Fanning and Declan Reilly.

A poster session was organised after lunch during which postgraduate research students Agnella Craig, Fiona Dowling, Justine Elizabeth Durrant, Emma Farrell, Katie Guinnane and Ludovic Highman were given the opportunity to present their work and answer questions regarding their research.

The conference was closed by Dr. Stephen Minton, the Postgraduate Research Co-ordinator, who summarised the day’s proceedings and commented on the themes that emerged throughout the day.

Ludovic Highman_Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin Prof. Michael Grenfell Ph.D students Aidan Seery- Karin Bacon

Prof. Michael Grenfell Aoife O'Brien Mark Kerns

Connor O'Donoghue Mark Kearns-Jolanta Burke -Helen Heneghan Sr. Alice Drajea

Declan Reilly Kate Carr-Fanning Helen Heneghan- John Walsh

Stephen Minton Ph.D students Gene Dalton

PGR Conference 9th June 2012

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 aim of the conference was to showcase the current research being undertaken by the School’s postgraduate students. The day was organised by a postgraduate research committee, chaired by Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, and the sessions were chaired by final-year PhD candidates.

Dr. Aidan Seery, Director of Research, opened the conference, highlighting the importance of peer engagement and criticality.

The first session was entitled “Voice and Identity” and featured contributions from Patricia McCarthy, Kate Carr-Fanning and Connor O’Donoghue. The second session focused on the theme of “Curriculum and Classroom”, during which Denise Burns, Maria Garvey and Brendan MacMahon spoke. Paul Condell, Mary Kenny and Ciara Roche spoke on the topic “Further Education”, and the final session of the day, “Policy & Civic Responsibility”, included presentations from Ludovic Highman, Colman Ross and John O’Malley.

The guest speaker, Dr. Ekaterina Kozina, gave an address on “Life after the PhD”, and the conference was closed by Dr. Stephen Minton, the Postgraduate Research Co-ordinator, who summarised the day’s proceedings and commented on the themes that emerged throughout the day.

Ms Patricia Mc Carthy, Ms Kate Carr-Fanning & Mr Conor O'Donoghue

Dr. Aidan Seery

Kathy Kipp, Conor O'Donoghue, Lucie Corcoran, Dr. Stephen Minton & Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin

Lucie Corcoran

Time out from the Conference in the Pav!

 


Last updated 14 July 2016 kellyva@tcd.ie.