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Time in Mathematics Education (TIME):

A National Study Analysing the Time Allocated to Mathematics at School Level in Ireland

The launch of a research report analysing the time allocated to mathematics at second level in Ireland will take place during Maths Week on the 19th of October in the Trinity Long Room Hub from 11am – 1pm. The study, which was funded by the Irish Research Council, was conducted by Dr Niamh O’Meara (University of Limerick - EPI-STEM) and Dr Mark Prendergast (Trinity College Dublin, School of Education – STEM-ERC). Further details HERE (PDF).

Date | 19th October 2017

Venue | Trinity Long Room Hub

Time | 11.00 - 1.00pm

RSVP | Dr Mark Prendergast or Dr Niamh O'Meara before the 6th October.




22nd September 2017

Research Seminar Series 2017

Dr Ted Fleming, Associate Professor of Adult Education Teachers College, Columbia University, New York is presenting a seminar on ' University for Non-Traditional Students: What do the students say?

Date | Thursday 28th September 2017

Time | 5-6pm

Venue | Room 3105, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin.

All Welcome



6th September 2017

Engineering Playland

The STEM Education Research and Communication Group are hosting a special seminar by Professor Marilyn Fleer, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Professor Fleer will be presenting on 'STEM in the early years: researching how creativity and imagination support engineering principles, design, and scientific wondering of preschool children.'

Date | 27th September 2017

Venue | Schrodinger Lecture Theatre | Physics Building

Time | 1-2pm

RSVP | Fiona Mc Kibben


28th August 2017

Lunch Time Research Seminar Series

Title | The Career LEAP Programme: Work Readiness for Young Unemployed Adults

Date | Thursday 29th June 2017

Venue | Room 3105, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin

Time | 1 - 1.50pm

Working with East Wall Youth, Swan Youth Services, Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI), and a number of local prominent businesses, the Career LEAP programme was an innovative pilot study between community, business and research partners, funded by the City of Dublin Education and Training Board (CDETB), DCYA and a number of local businesses. This pilot study investigated the area of 'work readiness' among young unemployed adults (18-25) in the north inner city of Dublin, many of whom had significant barriers to employment. Career LEAP directs cutting edge educational and occupational psychology on how career identity is formed, and how people can be effective in the workplace, into creative training techniques, designed to facilitate the transfer of skills learned during the training to everyday life and the workplace. This research seminar will present the initial findings from the pilot study.

Presented by Dr Carmel O'Sullivan and Co-Presenters Dr Jennifer Symonds (UCD) & Dr Jos Akkermans (VU Amsterdam).

All Welcome

22nd June 2017

Lunch Time Research Seminar Series

Title | STEM career choices: barriers and influences - a snapshot of the current view of Generation Z in Ireland

Date | Thursday 25th May 2017

Venue | Room 3105, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin

Time | 1pm

Presented by Mary Mullaghy



All Welcome


What Works: Autism | Conference

A conference for Professionals and Parents takes place on Friday 7th July 2017 in Preston Manor Upper School, Wembley, London, UK. The keynote speaker is P.hD. candidate Carol-Ann O'Siorain.


To register, please email






16th May 2017

8th Annual Postgraduate Research Conference

The School of Education invite postgraduate students to attend our 8th annual postgraduate research conference 'Jigsaw of Educational Research: Many Pieces, Big Pictures'.

Date | Saturday 27th May 2017

Time | 9.30am - 4.30pm

Venue | Neil Hoey Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub

To register, please contact Shelli Garland.





15th May 2017

Lunch Time Research Seminar Series

Title | Virtual Patient Simulations to Support Communication Skills in Medical Learners

Date | 27th April 2017

Venue | Room 3105, Arts Building

Time | 1.00pm

Presented by Catherine Bruen

All Welcome




21st April 2017

Master in Education Information Open Evening

The School of Education are hosting a Master in Education (M.Ed.) Information Evening on Thursday 27th April between 5.00 – 7.00pm in Room 3105, Arts Building. If you wish to find out more about the School's M.Ed. programme we are happy to discuss our current strands and how they might fit your professional or scholarly interest in education.

Event Details
Date: Thursday, 27th April 2017
Time: 5.30pm
Venue: Room 3105, Arts Building

It is an informal session and all are welcome to attend.

For further information, please contact Keara Eades / Catherine Minet

18th April 2017

Postdoctoral Lives in Higher Education

Research Seminar hosted by the Cultures Academic Values and Education Research Centre.

Presentations on the place of postdoctoral researchers in higher education by Dr Georgeta Ion (Autonomous University of Barcelona), Prof Aida Idris (Senior Research Fellow and visiting Researcher with CAVE) & Dr Aidan Seery (Senior Tutor, TCD). Followed by a Q and A session with the panel.

Neill Hoey Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub
@ 12pm, Thursday 20 April 2017.

All staff and students are welcome to attend.
For further details or RSVP please contact


13th April 2017

The STEM-ERC Group and Trinity Education Project | Workshop

Developing Effective Science Communication through Peer Learning and Assessment

Further details HERE [pdf]

Date | Thursday 20th April 2017

Venue | Innovation Academy, 3-4 Foster Place, Dublin 2

Register Online

3rd April 2017

8th Annual Postgraduate Research Conference

Call for abstracts for our 8th Annual Postgraduate Research Conference. The School of Education invites postgraduate students in presenting their research (paper or poster) to our annual Postgraduate Research Conference to submit an abstract by 31st March 2017.

Please submit your abstract HERE

For further details, please email Shelli Garland





15th March 2017

Lunch Time Research Seminar Series

Title |"Siri: Recalculating" Navigating the Educational Experiences of Blind/Vision Impaired Young People

Date | Thursday 30th March 2017

Venue | Room 3105, Arts Building

Time | 1.00pm

Presented by Dr Patricia McCarthy

All Welcome



15th March 2017


West Side Story Musical

Trinity Musical Theatre Society with producer JS B.Mus. Ed. student Seimi Campbell, musical director, JF B.Mus. Ed David Callaghan and choreographer JS B.Mus. Ed. Alicia Newton is thrilled to present its inaugural production - the multi-award winning West Side Story. This all-encompassing performance is lined up to be a surefire success, showcasing talent and creativity from all corners of Trinity College.

A classic of musical theatre, West Side Story continues to captivate audiences sixty years after its debut. With its exuberant choreography and outstanding score (including show-stoppers "America", "Tonight" and "Somewhere"), this energetic tale of youthful passion will have audiences on the edge of their seats from curtain rise to curtain fall.

Trinity Musical Theatre invites you to witness a moment in history and enjoy one of theatre's most unforgettable shows.

Date | 22nd - 24th March 2017

Venue | The O'Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College

Members: €12 // Students: €15 // Adults: €18
Book Now

14th March 2017

Special Talk

The School of Education in association with the Research in School Education (RISE) are hosting a special talk by Dr. Susan Fuhrman, President of Teachers College, Columbia University, New York.

Title | 'Designing and implementing education reform: Experiences and lessons from the United States'

Date | Wednesday 15th March 2017

Venue | TRISS Seminar Room, 6th Floor, Arts Building

Time| 11.00am


13th March 2017

International Women's Day

The School of Education’s contribution to International Women’s Week 2017 comprises two events within the theme for this year: “Be Bold For Change”. The events offer a view of actions being taken by women in different scenarios that are summing efforts towards a more inclusive and gender equal world.

Date: Wednesday, March 8th
Theme: Women, Education and the World, are there winds of change?
Venue: Áras an Phiarsaigh - Seminar Room (AP0.09)
Time: 5.00-6.30 pm

Movie Screening and Forum:  Suffragette (2015) directed by Sarah Gavron
Venue: Robert Emmet Theatre(SL2037 Arts Building)
Time: 7 – 9 pm

Register your place on Eventbrite


28th February 2017

Seminar in Arts Education

The Arts Education Research Group (AERG) will host a special seminar facilitated by international thought-leader in arts education Professor Marie McCarthy of Ann Arbor, University of Michigan. Professor McCarthy will present a topic entitled 'Educational Research in the Arts: Diverse Questions, Multiple Modes of Inquiry'.

Date | March 3rd 2017

Venue | Room 3105, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin

Time | 4.00pm


All Welcome!





17th February 2017

Lunch Time Research Seminar Series

Title | "The West's Awake!" A Community Development Approach to Preventing and Dealing with School Bullying and Violence

Date | Thursday 23rd February 2017

Venue | Room 3015, Arts Building

Time | 1.00pm

Presented by Dr Stephen James Minton




17th February 2017

The Professional Development Service for Teachers | Seminar

The seminar marks the culmination of a team teaching project undertaken by Year 2 PME student teachers and experienced teachers. The keynote presentation on Team Teaching is Dr Colette Muprhy from School of Education, Trinity College Dublin ➤➤ Further details HERE.

Date | Monday 13th February 2017

Time | 1.00 - 5.00pm

Venue | Glenroyal Hotel Maynooth, Co. Kildare

To register your place, please book HERE



6th February 2017

Early Learning Experiences Symposium

Under the broad theme of early childhood education alignment (, this symposium, organised by the Researching Early Childhood Education Collaborative (RECEC) in partnership with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) and Early Childhood Ireland (ECI), offers participants time to reflect on the challenges and opportunities to contribute to the further development of this foundational period of education.

The keynote speakers are Dr David Whitebread, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, Dr Michael Flannery, Marino Institute of Education and Dr Anne Looney, interim head of the Higher Education Authority.

Title | Early Learning Experiences Symposium: Children, Creativity and Contexts

Date | Friday 3rd February 2017

RSVP | Valerie Kelly |


24th January 2017

Lunch Time Research Seminar Series

Title | 'Network Science: new departures in language acquisition research'

Date | Thursday 26th January 2017

Venue | Room 3105, Arts Building

Time | 1pm

Presented by Dr Ann Devitt

All Welcome!



19th January 2017

'Heads Up': Creativity through Reuse and Repurposing of Surplus Materials

A public talk takes place on Wednesday 14th December 2016 by Professor Carmel O'Sullivan (School of Education, TCD) as part of the Constellations Series 2016-17, a new programme of public events exploring the entanglement of creativity, artistic practice, and research ➤➤ Further details HERE [PDF].

To book a place, please register HERE.

Venue | Trinity Long Room Hub

Time | 6.30pm




6th December 2016

Science Week - The End is #1 Nigh

For Science Week 2016, they are exploring potential global catastrophes –– and in their first free lunchtime talk of the week, their experts will address extra-planetary threats. Dr Joseph Roche from the School of Education is one of the panelists. He and his colleagues will explore humanity's best options to ensure survival in the event of planetary catastrophe ➤➤ Further details HERE.

Date | Tuesday 15th November

Time | 1.00pm

Venue | Paccar Theatre, Science Gallery

14th November 2016

Lunch Time Research Seminar Series

Title | 'Digital Strategy for Schools: Past Lessons and Current Priorities'

Date | Thursday 24th November 2016

Venue | Room 3105, Arts Building

Presented by Dr Keith Johnston

All Welcome!



8th November 2016

CARN International Conference

PhD candidate Jane O'Connell, supervised by Dr. Ann Devitt, shall present at the upcoming Collaborative Action Research Network (CARN) International Conference 2016 in Lincoln, UK 11th -13th November. Jane's presentation 'Integrating the Personal and Political in Professional Practice: A School-Based Action Research Project Engaging Students and Parents with the Irish Language' shall directly address the conference theme.

Jane shall also present aspects of her ongoing PhD research at the Irish Association of Applied Linguistics (IRAAL) Annual Conference 2016 in the Trinity Long Hub, Trinity College on Saturday 19th November. Her presentation 'Irish in the Primary School: Engaging Children and Parents with the Is Tusa an Múinteoir Programme' shall report on innovative Irish language teaching and learning interventions undertaken in the primary classroom.

7th November 2016

Death Café

We are pleased to be associated with the first Death Café in Dublin’s Creative Quarter. Despite being a natural part of life, the subject of death has gradually drifted into discussion wasteland and some have argued that we are a death denying society. Death Cafés are an opportunity to reverse this trend and discuss death practically, philosophically, culturally, psychologically or in any other way you choose. Please join us for tea, cake, and refreshments for a lively group about death and dying.

Where | The Hairy Lemon, 41 Lower Stephen Street, Dublin 2
When | 7pm to 9pm on Thursday 17th November, 2016

Facilitated by Caroline Lloyd, Dr Aoife M. Lynam and Dr Conor Mc Guckin.
Email information |

To reserve a place, please book HERE


1st November 2016

Lunch Time Research Seminar Series

Title | 'Loosing the Plot' - Exploring the nature and meaning of psychological distress amongst third level students in Ireland

Date | 27th October 2016

Venue | Room 3105, Arts Building

Time | 1.00 - 2.00pm

Presented by Emma Farrell

All Welcome!



13th October 2016

Meet Ecuador: Folk Music and Dance

Ireland for Ecuador Festival aims to display Ecuadorian rich culture and traditions through the Performing Arts and is sponsored by the Visual and Performing Arts Funds of Trinity College Dublin, the School of Education, Christ Church and the Ecuadorian Community in Ireland. The festival also aims to raise funds to support a project in “Playa Prieta” which seeks to keep rebuilding houses and shelters for people who were affected by the earthquake last April 2016. Playa Prieta, a relief organisation based  in Ecuador is  also feeding  around 160 people every day who have been affected by the disaster in Manabi province and will use the funds raised to buy essential machinery to start-up a rural microenterprise that will provide jobs in food production to locals.

“Meet Ecuador: Folk Music and Dance” is a short play that incorporates videos, narrations and dance drawing the public to an imaginary trip to five representative provinces of Ecuador and will be performed in Christ Church Cathedral on October 15, 2016 in two shows at 6.30 and 9.00 pm.

The show presents the magic of Ecuadorian’s vivid colours and music expressed through traditional Ecuadorian dance-style, explained in English and Spanish. Around 30 performers from Ecuadorian folk groups have been invited to participate in this event: SAIHUA (directed by Jorge Benítez López), TRADICIONES ECUATORIANAS (directed by Mariana Pacheco Aguilar), CORAZON ANDINO (directed by Alfredo Unaucho Allauca) and RENACER (directed by Alba Olaya).
"Meet Ecuador: its Folk Music and Dance" commemorates the Hispanic Day or Day of the Americas formerly called Day of the Race in remembrance of October 12th, 1492 when Christopher Columbus first came to the Americas.

10th October 2016

Screening of DARE TO BE WILD

The Arts Education Research Group from The School of Education, Trinity College Dublin are proud to present the screening of DARE TO BE WILD.

Wednesday 5th October 2016
Venue | Davis Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin
Time | 7.00pm Sharp - Cost | €5.00

It is a romantic adventure based on the true story of two young environmentalists, whose quest is to show the world the power of wild nature as they reach for their dreams - one garden, one vast desert, at a time. A feature length film based on Mary's true life story made by Irish director Vivienne de Courcey. More details HERE.


4th October 2016

The funding of the higher education system in Ireland

The Vice-Provost, Prof Chris Morash, and the Trinity Research Centre for Cultures Academic Values and Education are hosting a one day seminar on the funding of the higher education system in Ireland. The seminar will be held on Wednesday 5th October at 9.30am in the Neill/Hoey Theatre in the Trinity Long Room Hub.

The keynote will be given by Prof Bruce Chapman of the Australian National University, who was the lead author of the Australian student loans scheme. Other speakers include Prof. Aedin Doris (Maynooth University), Senator Ivana Bacik, Senator Lynn Ruane and student representatives. Programme details HERE (PDF).


To reserve a place, please email Valerie Kelly.


27th September 2016

Lunch Time Research Seminar Series

Title | 'Decolonising Educational Research'

Date | 29th September 2016

Venue | Room 3105, Arts Building

Time | 1.00 - 2.00pm

Presented by Dr Colette Murphy & Lauren Boath

All Welcome!



22nd September 2016

Celtic Sociolinguistics Symposium

The Celtic Sociolinguistics Symposium in collaboration with COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) ACTION IS1306 NEW SPEAKERS IN A MULTILINGUAL EUROPE is taking place;

DATE | 13th - 14th October 2016

VENUE | The Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin

For further information, please visit their website HERE.

19th September 2016

ECER Conference Dublin 22 - 26 August 2016

The theme for the ECER conference this year is 'Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers'. For educational researchers, being professionally responsible requires decision-making and action and relative autonomy. Consequently, there is a particular challenge for researchers within a policy environment that increasingly requires knowledge on 'what works'. They are faced with short-term and performance oriented forms of accountability and tendencies of privatization and commercialisation in education research ➤➤Further details on presentations from staff and students HERE.

22nd August 2016

The Irish Conference on Game Based Learning (iGBL)

The Irish Conference on Game Based Learning (iGBL) is taking place in Trinity College Dublin 1st & 2nd September. This conference provides a forum for all stakeholders interested in exchanging ideas, projects, and best practice on the use of games and game-based approaches to support motivation, learning, and change. It is a forum for like-minded people ( i.e., students, teachers, researchers, or companies) to meet and share this enthusiasm for this platform.

The conference will be co-chaired by Dr Ann Devitt, School of Education, Dr Mairead Brady, School of Business and Dr Neil Peirce of Learnovate Centre with Dr Patrick Felicia from Waterford Institute of Technology as Conference Director.
➤➤Full details HERE.

19th August 2016

CPD in-service for Primary Teachers

The School of Education are hosting a summer in-service CPD course on 'Early Years' for primary teachers.

For details and registration, please contact Carol-Ann O'Siorain.

22nd - 26th August 2016




2nd August 2016

13th International Workshop on Higher Education Reform

The Centre for Academic Values in Education (CAVE) are delighted to be part of The Higher Education Research Centre (HERC) Dublin City University 13th International Workshop on Higher Education Reform (HER2016) taking place on September 7th - 9th, 2016.

This is the 13th in a series of international workshops, inaugurated by the Centre for Policy Studies in Higher Education at the University of British Columbia, with a focus on research investigating various aspects of policy reforms and other major changes in higher education. ➤➤Full details HERE

19th July 2016

Lunch Time Research Seminar Series

'The Tightrope Walker Presents a Rose' (Bodley, 1976): Artist and audience as partners in performance.

The title for this seminar, which may refer to the risk involved when artist invites audience into the performance is borrowed from the title of a piece of music which was composed in 1976 by the Irish contemporary composer Seoirse Bodley.

During this lunchtime research seminar initial findings from the third phase of the performance pedagogy research project will be presented. To better understand how classical music performance is experienced by the listener, senior sophister students who had, as junior sophisters, sought the feedback of their peers now presented a selection of their final year solo repertoire to a discerning audience of academics at Trinity College Dublin.

Members of the audience were invited to comment on each of seven student performances by recording in writing their reaction to the question “what delights you about the performance?”
Results, when considered alongside international studies on audience as partner have implications for how and what we teach in music education.

Date | 30th June 2016

Venue | Room 3105, Arts Building

Time | 1.00 - 2.00pm

Presented by Marita Kerin

15th June 2016


The Arts Education Research Group (AERG) Trinity College, are hosting a unique presentation which shares research from an initiative where researchers in counselling psychology and theatre education in Vancouver, Canada collaborated with military veterans to produce a theatre production. Community members and researchers participated with returning veterans in a series of drama-based workshops that led to the production of Contact!Unload.

The play has been performed 12 times, reaching over a thousand people. The collective process was an expressive vehicle for military men to publicly reinterpret their struggles and experiences of transitioning from active service overseas to civilian life in ways that build resilience. The focus of this approach is on men helping men. The presentation uses a performative approach and selected images and video clips to bring insights from the research project to life. More details HERE (PDF).

Date | Tuesday 28th June

Venue | 6th Floor, Sutherland Centre, Arts Block, Trinity College

Time | 6.00 - 7.00pm

8th June 2016

Numeracy Conference

The National Adults Literacy Agency (NALA) in collaboration with the RISE research group will hold their annual numeracy conference for the second year running in the School of Education Wednesday, 1st June from 10am – 3.30pm. ➤➤ Conference Programme.

27th June 2016

Book Launch - The Pedagogics of Unlearning

The CAVE research centre are launching The Pedagogics of Unlearning, edited by Éamonn Dunne and Aidan Seery, Wednesday 1st June in the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute at 6.30pm.

This book invites readers to reflect on the possibilities of knowing, reflecting, understanding, teaching and learning in ways that allow us to imagine the other side of education, the side which understands non-knowledge, ignorance, stupidity and wonder as potentially the most important learning experiences we can ever have. ➤➤Full details HERE [PDF]





25th May 2016

Lunch Time Research Seminar Series

'Trinity Access 21 - An Educational Transformation Project'

Date | 26th May 2016

Venue | Room 3105, Arts Building

Time | 1.00 - 2.00pm

Presented by Professor Brendan Tangney (CRITE) & Dr Katriona O'Sullivan (TAP)

All welcome!


25th May 2016

Higher Education and The Funding Crisis

The Trinity Research Centre for Cultures, Academic Values and Education (CAVE) in the School of Education would like to invite you to a seminar on the funding of higher education. This seminar will provide an opportunity for open debate between policy-makers, academics and student representatives on the current funding model for higher education and the funding options under consideration by the Cassells Report, which is due for publication shortly. Among the key questions to be considered are the sustainability of higher education institutions following the scale of the reduction in public funding since 2008; the balance between public, private and individual financing of the third-level sector and the extent to which higher education is still perceived as a public good justifying investment by the state.

Date | 23 May 2016
Time | 10.00am – 1:00pm
Venue | Neil Hoey Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub

RSVP | Keara Eades


10th May 2016

Postgraduate Research Conference 2016

The 7th annual School of Education PGR conference is taking place on Saturday 18th June 2016.

All staff and students of the school are welcome.

Further details HERE. To register, please email Jillian Kellough

Venue | Trinity Long Room Hub

Time | 9.00 - 5.00pm




4th May 2016

Quavers to Quadratics Workshops for Primary Students

National Concert Hall & Trinity College Dublin present Music and Science: Quavers to Quadratics Workshops for Primary Students. Full details on the National Concert Hall website.

Why are musical instruments made from different materials? Why are they all different shapes and sizes? What does a sound wave look like? Can sound really break glass?

"Music and Science: Quavers to Quadratics provides our young students with a highly engaging introduction to the intersections between the worlds of music and physics through a series of exciting, hands-on experiments" says Nigel Flegg, Head of Education, Community and Outreach at the National Concert Hall.

"Physics, maths and music have so much in common. So many of the undergraduate students we teach at Trinity College Dublin are as comfortable playing cello as they are with calculus." – Dr Shane Bergin (School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin)

"Co-teaching is, we believe, central to the success of this project. We will work with primary school teachers to co-plan, co-teach and co-evaluate our exciting programme. Quavers to Quadratics aims to be so much more than a 'great day out'." – Marita Kerin (School of Education, Trinity College Dublin)

Date | 23rd - 27th May 2016

Venue | National Concert Hall

3rd May 2016

Open Evening

The Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities are having an Open Evening to introduce a new Course named 'Arts, Science & Inclusive Applied Practice' (formerly known as 'the Certificate in Contemporary Living Course').

Date: | Tuesday May 17th 2016
Location | Room 4.02, 4th Floor, 3 College Green, Dublin 2
Time | 5.30 – 6.30pm
Please note that this course is pending accreditation approval.
RSVP's should be sent to Ms Sheila Mc Groarty to confirm attendance on the Evening. Further Details HERE.

29th April 2016

Lunch Time Research Seminar Series

'The making of the Universities Act, 1997 - power and resistance in higher education'.

Date | 28th April 2016

Venue | Room 3105, Arts Building

Time | 1.00 - 2.00pm

Presented by Dr John Walsh

All welcome!




21st April 2016

Master in Education Information Evening

The School of Education are hosting a Master in Education (M.Ed.) Information Evening on Thursday 28th April between 5.00 – 7.00pm in Room 3105 in the Arts Building. If you wish to find out more about the School's M.Ed. programme we are more than happy to discuss our current strands and how they might fit your professional or scholarly interest in education.

Event Details
Date: Thursday, 28th April 2016
Time: 5.00 – 7.00pm
Venue: Room 3105, Arts Building

It is an informal session and all are welcome to attend.

For further information, please contact Keara Eades / Catherine Minet

15th April 2016

Trinity Week, 11th - 15th April 2016

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is delighted to be hosting this year’s programme of events for Trinity Week. The theme for the week is “Memory”. The public is invited to participate in this week long programme which will include exciting events which demonstrate the key role memory plays in the teaching and research in the Faculty.

Trinity Week commences on “Trinity Monday”, 11th April, when Trinity College Dublin celebrates the announcement of the Honorary Fellows, new Fellows and Scholars of the college. The ceremony is one of the oldest and most colourful at Trinity College and refers back to the foundation of Trinity College in 1592 as a corporation consisting of the Provost, the Fellows and the Scholars.

This is followed by a week of events including symposia, lectures, roundtable discussions and many other events around the theme of memory, which will be of interest to the general public.

Click HERE [PDF] to download the brochure of events.


29th March 2016


Bombs, Buses and Exams: A Selected Journey Through Education Policy in Ireland since the 1916 Rising.

Dr. Damian Murchan will give a public lecture in Trinity College on Easter Monday as part of RTE's Reflecting the Rising events. The talk, "Bombs, Buses and Exams: A Selected Journey Through Education Policy in Ireland Since the 1916 Rising" offers a review of policy especially in relation to testing and examinations. The story also runs parallel with the life of one extraordinary Irish woman who lived through tumultuous times.

TIME | 11.00 - 12.00PM


Further information available HERE

24th March 2016

Thesis-in-3 event

Thesis-in-3 event is taking place on May 4th in The Trinity Long Room Hub at 12.00pm. The School of Education is hosting this event in conjunction with the Loyola Institute. It is open to all PhD, DEd students and Research Staff.

If you would like to participate please email the title of your presentation and a short bio to by Wednesday 13th April 2016.





22nd March 2016

Lunch Time Research Seminar Series

This lunchtime seminar explores the journey of a PhD student ‘On Becoming an Ethical Researcher’. It presents the challenges of embarking on researching literacy skills development among children with autism in an authentic, ‘honest, accurate and ethical manner’ (Johnson, A. M. 2009, p.18).    

Date | 31st March 2016

Venue | Room 3105, Arts Building

Time | 1.00 - 2.00pm

Presented by Carol-Ann O'Síoráin


15th March 2016

Going to College: Barriers and supports to participating in college life

The Trinity Centre for people with Intellectual Disabilities will showcase their work and inform the extended college community on how best to support the inclusion of students with disabilities in university through policy and practice. Full details HERE.




9th March 2016

International Woman's Week 2016 - 11th March

The School of Education's contribution to International Women's Week 2016 comprises of three events aimed to encourage reflection and discussion around the influence of women in education, the perception of their role in society and actions towards the "Pledge for Parity" which is the theme for this year ➤➤Full details HERE

To pre-register, email Katherine Salvador





22nd February 2016

Workshop - Grounded Theory: Using it to your advantage as a research student

The Grounded Theory Collaboration Group, in association with the School of Nursing and Midwifery (Trinity College Dublin) and the School of Education (Trinity College Dublin) is delighted to invite you to attend a two-day workshop. The purpose of this workshop is to help you to explore the potential use of Grounded Theory methodology and the analytical techniques inherent within this approach ➤➤Full details HERE [PDF]

Date: Wednesday 2nd March & Thursday 3rd March

Venue: Room 3105, School of Education Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin

To book a place contact Valerie Kelly



10th February 2016

Lunch Time Research Seminar Series

'Are we levelling the playing field'? Exploring if reasonable accommodations provided to students with disabilities in higher education remove barriers and impact on the student experience'

Presented by Declan Reilly

Date | 25th February 2016

Venue | Room 3105, Arts Building

Time | 1:00 - 2:00


8th February 2016

Lunch Time Research Seminar Series

'The Educational Encounter as Event'

Presented by Dr Aidan Seery

Date | Thursday 28th January 2016

Venue | Room 3105 Arts Building

Time | 1:00 - 2:00pm


13th January 2016

Public Lecture

Trinity Research Centre for Cultures, Academic Values and Education (CAVE) in association with The Trinity Long Room Hub will present a public lecture on 'Can there be Education after Auschwitz? Adorno, Nussbaum, Levinas'.

Presented by Prof. Claire Katz from Texas A&M University on Wednesday January 27th at 7pm in the Hub. ➤➤ Further details HERE [PDF]


4th January 2016

TCD Mathematics Education Seminar

Title: ICT as opportunities for teaching-learning in a mathematics classroom: the semiotic potential of artefacts

Thurs. 17th Dec. 2015 at 4pm
Location: Room 3015 Arts Building, TCD
Speaker: Professor Maria Alessandra Mariotti, Università di Siena, Italy

Full details HERE [PDF]

16th December 2015

'A Danger to the Men'? The Steamboat Ladies by Dr Susan Parkes (TCD)

Date | 26th November 2015
Time | 7:30pm
Venue | Thomas Davis Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin

Dr Parkes is a former Senior Lecturer in Education and now Emeritus Fellow of Trinity College Dublin. She is an historian of education and author of books on Kildare Place, the Church of Ireland Training College and co-author of a history of Alexandra College. Dr Parkes edited and contributed to A Danger to the Men? A History of Women in Trinity College Dublin 1904–2004 ➤➤ Further details HERE



24th November 2015

Lunch Time Seminar Research Series

'An investigation into the time allocated to teaching mathematics in Irish second level schools'

Presented by Dr Mark Prendergast

Date | 26th November 2015

Venue | Room 3105 Arts Building

Time | 1.00 -2.00pm




11th November 2015

Lunch Time Seminar Research Series

'The Aesthetic Dimension of Drama-based Second Language Learning: What do participants say (and not say) about engagement?'

Presented by Dr Erika Piazzoli

Date | Thursday 22nd October 2015

Venue | Arts Building in Room 3105.

A warm invitation is extended to all.



9th October 2015

AHEAD Launch of new research

AHEAD invites you to the launch of new research: 'Giving Voice to blind and visually impaired student's transition experiences, addressing gaps in policy provision' ➤➤Further details HERE [pdf]

Venue | Clarence Hotel

Date | 6th October 2015

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29th September 2015

Dr Conor Mc Guckin is a guest speaker at The Irish Association of Suicidology 19th Annual Conference on Friday 9th October 2015 ➤➤ Further details HERE [pdf]


28th September 2015

Lunch Time Research Seminar Series

'Education and Marginalisation: Norwegianisation and the Sámi People' | Presented by Dr Stephen James Minton

Date | Thursday 24th September 2015

Venue | Room 3015 Arts Building Trinity College Dublin

Time | 1.00pm

All Welcome


23rd September 2015


Symposium | Early Educational Alignment: Reflection on Context, Curriculum and Pedagogy

In partnership with the NCCA, the Researching Early Childhood Education Collaborative at the School of Education in Trinity College is hosting a symposium entitled ‘Early Education Alignment’. The symposium is organised around four key topics:

Does Terminology Matter?

Professional Identity

Learning Environments

Multiple Transition

Further details HERE [PDF]

Date | 15th October 2015

Venue | The Trinity Long Room Hub

RSVP | Valerie Kelly by 30th September 2015

2nd September 2015

PoPE Lecture Series

The School of Education presents a series of guest lectures focussing on marketisation of education in different national contexts including Finland and other Nordic countries, Chile and UK. Each lecture is 30 minutes in length, followed an opportunity for questions and discussion. The lectures are part of a Processes of Privatisation Education (PoPE) research network meeting, which was made possible by IRC New Foundations Scheme funding ➤➤ Further details HERE

Date | 2nd & 3rd September 2015

Venue | Room 3105, School of Education, Arts Block, Trinity College Dublin

RSVP | Valerie Kelly


28th August 2015


Festival of Curiosity

As part of the Festival of Curiosity a specially made documentary piece called "Tales From the Cryptid" was produced by Shaun O'Boyle and Maurice Kelliher and features both Aoife McLysaght and Joseph Roche explaining monstrous beasts and legends.

On Thursday night in the Mansion House Joseph will be one of several scientists and comedians competing in front of a live audience to get their chosen ugly endangered species voted the ugly animal mascot of Dublin. Joseph will be championing the Pygmy Hippo.

On Saturday night in Smock Alley Theatre Joseph will be presenting his scientific guide to finding love online as part of the Festival of Curiosity's Date Night.

20th July 2015

Drama Summer School 2015

The Master in Education Drama Summer School is running from 6th - 18th July. The course has been running for over fifteen years and it attracts an international audience. The course co-ordinator is Dr Carmel O'Sullivan.


10th July 2015

STEM Education Research and Communication

Professor Denis Murphy from the University of South Wales will be delivering a lecture titled 'Journeying from Data and Information to Knowledge and Wisdom: Using Bioinformatics and Big Data Analysis in areas such as Medicine, Agriculture and Ancestry Prediction'.

Joining him will be two of his PhD students, Mehedi Hassan and Farzana Rahman, who will demonstrate 'Adopt a Gene', a public engagement app aimed particularly at children.

Date | 14th July 2015

Venue | Schrodinger Lecture Theatre, Physics Building

Time | 1.00 - 2.00pm

RSVP | Valerie Kelly

3rd July 2015


Dr Joseph Roche will be speaking about the science of superheroes at ArcadeCon this weekend 3rd - 5th July 2105.

ArcadeCon is an Irish convention that brings together Anime, Gaming, Music and Movie fans and will be held in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown, on the 3rd to the 5th of July 2015

This will be Dr Roche's second appearance at ArcadeCon. Here he is explaining his participation at the 2014 event on Youtube.

3rd July 2015

Lunch Time Research Seminar Series

'Artful Dodgers: Artists in Early Years settings'| Presented by Prof. Nóirín Hayes

Research by Nóirín Hayes, Carmel O'Sullivan, Jackie Maguire, Lucy Corcoran, Naomi Draper, Julie Clarke, Debbie Donnelly and Ash Ryan.

Date | 25th June 2015

Venue | Room 3105 Arts Building Trinity College Dublin

Time | 1.00pm

22nd June 2015

Learner Voice Conference 2015

"Nothing about us without us": Listening to the voices of students! takes place on June 26 - 27th June. Full details HERE.

Venue | Room 3074 | Arts Building


18th June 2015




PhD candidate Jolanta Burke is a keynote speaker at the upcoming 15th Biennial CSSI Conference, UCC 18th -19th June 2015. Jolanta's presentation is 'Applying Positive Psychology in student work and self-care' ➤➤Further details HERE


17th June 2015


Dr Joseph Roche and PhD candidate Sineád Burke will both be independently taking part in the Inspirefest fringe event on Thursday evening 18th June. Full details HERE.

15th June 2015

At Home in the Universe

How will the idea of 'home' change as humans continue to explore space, and to move further out into the universe? Ariel Waldman is the creator of, a directory of ways to participate in space exploration, and the global director of Science Hack Day, a worldwide event that brings together scientists, technologists, designers and people with good ideas to see what they can create in one weekend.

As a member of council for NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC), Ariel helps nurture radical ideas that could transform future space missions. Join us for our talk at Science Gallery Dublin, hosted by Joseph Roche, Astrophysicist and Assistant Professor in Trinity's School of Education ➤➤Full Details HERE

11th June 2015

PhD candidate Katherine Salvador presented at the IATSE 27th Annual Conference this Saturday June 13th in All Hallow's College. Katherine's presentation is titled: Expanding the school community: breaking down communication barriers, where she suggests research informed ways to build bridges between the homes of SEN (Special Education Needs) learners and their schools with a positive influence in the wellbeing of the child and the school community.

Also another PhD candidate Colin McElroy presented his paper titled 'Stakeholder Voices in the School Community" ➤➤Further details HERE


11th June 2015



Post Graduate Research Conference 2015

The annual School of Education PGR conference is taking place on Saturday 20th June 2015. All staff and students of the school are welcome.

Full details of the 2015 PGR Conference HERE

Venue | Room 3074 Arts Building

Time | 9.00 - 5.00pm

Enquiries to Dean Mc Donnell

9th June 2015


Numeracy Conference 2015

NALA (National Adult Literacy Agency) and the RISE (Research in School & Education) Research Group from School of Education are hosting the Numeracy Conference 2015 on Thursday 18th June in the Arts Block, Trinity College Dublin. This is professional development conference for adult numeracy practitioners ➤➤Further details HERE

2nd June 2015

Public Lecture

The School of Education are hosting a public lecture by the highly distinguished educational theoretician & activist Professor Michael Apple. Professor Apple will be discussing his latest book ‘Can Education Change Society’ which is part of his very well respected body of work including the highly influential ‘Education and Power’ (1982), ‘Ideology and Curriculum’ (1979) and ‘Global Crises, Social Justice, and Education’ (2010). As places are limited, please confirm attendance by emailing Valerie Kelly.


Date | Tuesday 16th June

RSVP by email only

27th May 2015

Lunch Time Research Seminar Series

'Young People's Artistic Lives: Mapping Arts Learning Ecologies. 'Presented by Dr Susan O'Neill

Date | Thursday 28th May 2015

Venue | Room 3015, Arts Block, Trinity College Dublin

Time | 1:00pm




21st May 2015


The School of Education’s Visiting Research Fellow Dr. Esther Murphy recently received funding from the New Forum of Teaching and Learning to host a seminar to launch EU digital inclusion initiative, DigiPlace4all and The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, Thursday 28th May in The Radisson Blue Golden Lane Hotel ➤➤Read More [PDF]



12th May 2015

Lunch Time Research Seminar Series

"STEM Education Research and Communication - new directions?"


Date: 30th April 2015 | Time: 1.00pm

Venue: Room 3105 Arts Block | Presented by Dr Colette Murphy

9th April 2015

'Nothing about us without us': Listening to the voices of students!'

International Learner Voice Conference will take place in the Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin on Friday 26th June ➤➤Learner Voice Conference


2nd April 2015

In the Psychologists' Chair

Dr Conor Mc Guckin will be a guest speaker at the upcoming lunchtime series 'In the Psychologists' Chair' hosted by the National College of Ireland. The event series will cover topics such as the psychology of homicidal behaviour, the effect of loneliness on your heart and how to apply psychology to education ➤➤Further Details HERE.

Registration for each of these events will open once the previous event has ended. Booking has been opened for the first talk with Dr Tony Bates, view the events section of the National College of Ireland website to book your place.

2nd April 2015

ESAI Conference 2015

A very impressive line up from School of Education from both staff and students at the forthcoming ESAI conference in Maynooth University from Thursday 9th - Saturday 11th April 2015. Full list of students and staff HERE [PDF]. Read More ➤➤ Conference Programme [PDF].



1st April 2015

#Hairspray The Musical

Excitement is building in Trinity Hall this week in advance of their vibrant and fun-filled production of 'Hairspray the Musical!'. The eight-time Tony Awards winning musical will be brought to life in Trinity Hall this week by a talented cast of over thirty TCD students. With the stage set, dancing shoes polished and hairspray applied, it's now time for the cast to prove that their voices are as big as their hair-dos! Read More ➤➤PRESS RELEASE [PDF].

Date | Wednesday 25th & Thursday 26th March

Venue | Trinity Hall, Rathmines

Ticket Prices | Adults €10, Students/children €5

23rd March 2015

Lunch Time Research Seminar Series

'From the School Yard to the Staff Room' exploring the bullying phenomenon with post primary teachers in Ireland. Presented by Genevieve Murray.

Date | Thursday 26th March 2015

Venue | Room 3015, Arts Block, Trinity Collage Dublin

Time | 1:00pm



23rd March 2015

Symposium on Music in Higher Education in Ireland

Symposium on Music in Higher Education in Ireland: Challenges, Possibilities and Future Directions

In partnership with SMEI, CHMHE, SMI, AERG, HEA (National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning. This symposium brings a range of partners together to discuss challenges, possibilities and future directions for music in higher education policy and practice in Ireland ➤➤ Further Details HERE

13th March 2015

Solar Eclipse 20th March 2015

A featured article by Dr Joseph Roche published in the March issue of SCIENCE magazine ➤➤ READ MORE [PDF]. On 20th March one of the most dramatic spectacles of light will be visible in Ireland. A near-total solar eclipse will occur as the Moon comes between the Sun and Earth and casts the darkest part of its shadow, the umbra, across Northern Europe. It will be more than a decade before the next solar eclipse is visible from Europe. From Dublin, the eclipse will start at 8:24am and Front Square is the place to be! Trinity's Astrophysics Research Group will be in Front Square with telescopes and free eclipse glasses to help you safely view the solar eclipse and to answer any questions you might have.

11th March 2015

STEM-ERC Research Symposium

STEM-ERC (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Education Research and Communication) Research Group are hosting a symposium on Tuesday 10th March in the Trinity Long Room Hub ➤➤Further Details HERE [PDF]


6th March 2015


ISTA 53rd Annual Conference

PhD Candidate Mary Mullaghy will be giving a presentation on Saturday 28th March on SCIENTIX at the ISTA 53rd Annual Conference 'Science Education at National and International Level', University College Cork ➤➤Further Details HERE [PDF]


6th March 2015


INTO Special Education Conference

PhD candidate Carol Ann O'Síoráin is presenting a workshop on 'Teaching Literacy to Pupils with Special Educational Needs'[PDF] at the INTO Special Education Conference 'Rebuilding Special Education' on Saturday 7th March 2015.

Venue: Mary Immaculate College Limerick


3rd March 2015



CEC Conference

PhD candidate Stella Long is presenting her research at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Annual Convention in San Diego, California in April 2015. CEC is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. Its’ annual convention is an international showcase for the dissemination of educational research in the field of inclusive/special education. The title of Stella’s presentation is Exploring Special Education Teacher Learning in Mathematics in primary schools in Ireland. Her research is supervised by Dr. Michael Shevlin, School of Education, TCD.

27th February 2015

'Being Positive in Guidance'

Recent M.Ed Guidance and Counselling students Stephanie Fitzpatrick and Edel Kearney are presenting at the National Coference & AGM 27th, 28th February & 1st March 2015.

27th February 2015


School of Education invites you to attend an interactive seminar presented by Dr Joanne Profetto, PhD RN Vice Dean & Professor, Falculty of Nursing, University of Alberta Canada on Tuesday 3rd March 2015.

Title | 'Questioning: A Critical Thinking Development Strategy'

Time | 13.00pm

Venue | Room 3105 Arts Block, Trinity College Dublin



26th February 2015

CAVE Research Centre hosts beginning of Erasmus + project

The CAVE research centre is hosting a week-long meeting of colleagues from Spain, Italy, Holland, Belgium, Sweden who are beginning a European funded project on non-formal and informal learning in undergraduate education.

24th February 2015



Institute of Guidance Counsellors Conference | Jolanta Burke

PhD candidate Jolanta Burke will be a key note speaker at this year's annual conference of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors. Jolanta will be speaking about Positive Education in Ireland, along side Damien English, TD, the minister of State, Dept of Education and Skills; Prof. Brian McCraigh, the President of DCU and Prof. Philip Nolan, the President of NUI Maynooth. Further details HERE.


12th February 2015

Drama in Education for Children with Special Educational Needs

A practical workshop for teachers working with primary school children with Special Educational Needs with Susan Kennedy-Killian and Elaine Clotworthy. The workshop explores the use of process for developing social skills, self-esteem and peer relationships. A detective drama where the children work as a team to discover the clues, unravel the mystery and solve the case.

Date | 28th February 2015

Venue | Room 3074, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin

Further Details ➤➤HERE [PDF]

10th February 2015

Book Launch

As part of the Arts Education Research Group (AERG), Susanne Colleary, Adjunct Lecturer in Trinity College, will be launching her book 'Performance and Identity in Irish Stand-Up Comedy' in the Trinity Long Room Hub Wednesday 4th February 2015. Further details HERE.



27th January 2015

Lunch Time Research Seminar

Title: Family-School Connections; an Irish post-primary perspective

Thursday 29th January 2015 | Venue: Room 3105 | Time: 1.00pm

Presented by Melanie Ní Dhuinn

All Welcome!





26th January 2015

Launch of CAVE Research Centre

We are pleased to announce that the launch of the new Cultures Academic Values and Education Research Centre (CAVE) takes place this week.

CAVE is being launched on Wednesday 21st January at 6.30pm in the Neill/Hoey Theatre, in the Long Room Hub. The Centre will be launched by the Provost, Prof. Patrick Prendergast and the Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O'Sullivan TD.






21st January 2015


Are you a creative, analytical, independent thinker, who wants an exciting, evolving career in teaching where you can make a real difference and contribute to the advancement of education in Ireland?

Are you a graduate with Business Studies, English, Geography, History, Irish, Maths, Modern Languages, Music, Religious Education or Science?

Would you like to come and study with us in the top ranked University in Ireland?

Would you like to broaden and deepen your learning with our team of leading researchers and lecturers and hone your skills in our intensive school placement modules?

If so, the Professional Master of Education could be for you. Come and talk to us in person at our Open Day on Thursday January 22nd 2015 from 4-7pm.

Find out more at our School of Education website or contact us at | Tel: 01 896 1488.

Apply HERE before January 31st 2015 for a place on our 2015-2017 PME course.

13th January 2015


'Placing Early Childhood Research on The Map' led by Professor Nóirín Hayes in Trinity College | January 15th 2015.

Presentations:| Prof. Nóirín Hayes [PDF] | Jacqueline Fallon [PDF] | Dr Máire Mhic Mhathúna [PDF]

17th December 2014



IUSA Annual Conference

PhD candidate Sinéad Burke has been invited to speak at the IUSA (Irish United States Alumni) Annual Conference on January 25th 2015. The theme of the conference is 'Leaders in Creativity and Innovation' and will be speaking with panelists including DCU's Brian MacCraith, Ruairí McKenna and the American Ambassador to Ireland, Kevin O'Malley. Full details on the conference can be found HERE.



15th December 2014

Carol Singing for Merchant's Quay Project

B.Mus.Ed. Junior Sophister students are continuing the tradition of inviting the Junior Fresh, Senior Fresh and Senior Sophister classes to sing Carols for Christmas for their chosen charity in the Arts Building Tunnel, Monday 15th December from 1.00 - 2.00pm. All welcome! They look forward to everyone joining in and raising much needed funds for Merchant's Quay project this Christmas.

12th December 2014


The British Psychological Society Conference

PhD candidate Emma Farrell will be co-presenting a paper with Dr. Tony Bates on 'Compassionate approaches to youth mental health care' Friday 5th December at the British Psychological Society's Division of Clinical Psychology annual conference in Glasgow.

2nd December 2014


Blow away those ‘Monday Blues’ at Trinity College!

Third Year Music Education Students of Trinity College presents a series of free concerts on campus in Room 3105, Arts Block at 1pm ➤➤PRESS RELEASE

Monday 24th November | 'What Era Is It Anyway?'

Monday 1st December | 'Back To The Future'

Monday 8th December | 'Bridging the Gap'

All Welcome!

Bachelor in Music Education

25th November 2014

Research Lunch Time Seminar Series

'An maith leat Gaeilge? An analysis of variation in primary pupil attitudes to Gaeilge in the Growing Up in Ireland study'. Thursday 27th November Room 3105 Arts Block Time: 1pm

Presented by Dr Joe Condon (DIT), Ms Gene Dalton (TCD), Dr Ann Devitt (TCD), Ms Jane O'Connell (TCD) & Ms Melanie Ni Dhuinn.

All Welcome!


24th November 2014

NCSE National Research Conference

Dr Michael Shevlin (School of Education, Trinity College) and Professor Richard Rose (University of Northampton) will present the findings of their 3 year longitudinal study examining special educational needs provision in the Republic of Ireland at the NCSE National Research Conference in Croke Park Conference Centre on Wednesday 19th November 2014 | Conference Programme [PDF]

NCSE Research Conference 2014
Wednesday 19th November, 9.00am – 4.00pm
Croke Park Conference Centre

L -R: Dr Patricia Daly, Mary Immaculate College Limerick | Dr Michael Shevlin, School of Education, TCD | Professor Richard Rose, University of Northampton.

18th November 2014

M.Ed. Class Reunion

Graduates of the M.Ed. programme have organised a reunion meeting of their 25th Anniversary, taking place on Saturday, November 29th. Venue | Global Room, Watts Building, from 2.30 to 4.00 p.m.  This venue has been very kindly organised by Aoife in the Alumni office. Dr Carmel O’Sullivan will be attending - a time to spend meeting, greeting and catching up with ‘Educational’ news in Trinity! 

11th November 2014

Trinity College Dublin PME Cooperating Teacher Meeting and Reception

We invite you to an information and feedback session with the Professional Master of Education coordinators here in Trinity College followed by a reception to go some way of thanking you for contributing to the student teachers’ development on this course. The details for the information session are as follows:
Where: Room 3074 in the Arts Building in Trinity College
When: 3pm – 5pm, Wednesday 5th November 2014

Please RSVP indicating the names of attendees to or 896 1488 by 5pm on Monday 3rd November.

Guest Seminar

Dr Larry Bencze from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto will be giving a seminar on Monday, November 10th at 6.00pm in Room 3105, Arts Block, Trinity College Dublin.

The title is: "Students' Actor-Network-informed Motivation for Tackling Socioscientific Problems"

His research interests relate to promotion of social justice and environmental sustainability, with particular concern for issues stemming from neoliberal capitalism.



Lunch Time Research Seminar Series

'Supporting Interdisciplinary Inquiry Pedagogy with Pre-service Teachers'

Presented by Guest speakers: Prof Michael Kamen & Prof Stephen Marble - Ed. Department, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas

30th October 2014 | Venue: Room 3105, Arts Block | Time: 1.00pm - All Welcome


IES Conference

Early Intervention in Ireland - Where do we go from here?: National and International Perspectives

The IES Research group at the School of Education, Trinity College Dublin is pleased to announce a conference on Early Intervention which will take place at No. 3, College Green, Dublin 2, on Friday November 21st, from 9 am until 5 pm.


Maryland TESOL Annual Fall Conference

Katherine Salvador, PhD student of the School of Education is presenting a 45-minutes workshop for the 34th Maryland TESOL Annual Fall Conference: Valuing Diverse Perspective in TESOL on Saturday October 25th in Baltimore, USA. Her workshop is titled: Demonstration of Reflective Teaching Practice to build and revisit a personal philosophy of education. About 450 Members of MDTESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) will attend the conference this year".

National Maths Week from the 11th – 19th of October

To mark National Maths week in the School of Education, our pre-service mathematics teachers (organised by course coordinator Dr Mark Prendergast) will have a guest lecture from one of the Project Maths Regional Development Officers, Tony Hayes on Wednesday 15th of October from 10am – 12pm in room 3105.

Book Launch

The recent special issue of Irish Educational Studies, co-edited by Dr. John Walsh, Dr. Selina McCoy, Dr. Aidan Seery and Prof. Paul Conway, on 'Investment in Education and the Intractability of Inequality', will be launched by Jan O'Sullivan TD, Minister for Education and Skills, on 8th October 2014.

The launch will take place in the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA), Ely Place, on Wednesday 8th October from 3:45pm.

The issue is based on a research and policy conference hosted jointly by the CAVE Research Centre, School of Education, TCD and the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) in November 2012 to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Investment in Education report.

An informal seminar by Tobias Buchner of the University of Vienna, is taking place in room 3105 (School of Education, Arts Building) at 5pm on Thursday October 2nd. Tobias is a visiting researcher with the IES group and the QualiTYDES research project. He will talk about the analysis methods used across the three qualitative research studies he runs in the Centre for Inclusive and Special Education in Vienna. Time will be allowed for questions on the features, pros and cons of the methodologies described. ALL WELCOME.

Research Seminar Series

1st of the Lunchtime Seminar Series | 2nd October in Room 3105, Arts Block.

Title | A Perfect Pitch? The Pedagogy of Performance

Time | 1.00pm

Presented by Marita Kerin



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