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ECER Conference 2016

Dr Ann Devitt presenting a paper 'Utilising an Assessment for learning (Afl) approach with large student cohorts in higher education settings' on Wednesday 22nd August. It is a collaborative project between the School of Education (Dr Devitt and Mark Kearns, PhD candidate in the School) and the School of Business with Dr Mairead Brady. This work is funded by a Trinity Innovation Grant.

Professor Michael Shevlin; a collaborative project with Dr Selina Mc Coy (ESRI), Professor Richard Rose (Northampton University) & Professor Emer Smyth (ESRI) 'Examining and academic and social implications of the secondary school transition among students with SEN in Ireland'.

Professor Colette Murphy and Marita Kerin hosted an international symposium on Coteaching entitled Coteaching in Teacher Education: New Developments. The session presented 15 years' work on research and practice of coteaching and its impact on teaching and learning. It includes contributions from Europe (Ireland, UK and Sweden) and the United States and provides an overview of theory and practice common to most studies. Papers in this session discuss coteaching in primary, secondary and tertiary education and address its impact on learning in science, technology and music. The papers will consider coteaching from a sociocultural theoretical framework, embracing neo-Vygotskian learning theory and communities of practice.

Dr Mark Prendergast presented two papers;
· The first is "Investigating how Curriculum Reform at Second Level is being Perceived by Third Level Mathematics Lectures" which is research in collaboration with Fiona Faulkner, Cormac Breen and Michael Carr of DIT.
· The second is "Evaluating the Impact of an Innovative Learning Resource on the Affective Domain in Mathematics Education" which is research in collaboration with Ian Cantley of QUB.

Dr Conor McGuckin; a collaborative project with Dr Aoife O'Brien (Hibernia College) - 'Children are coming to school with more than just the bags on their back': Bereavement in the classroom.

Dr Joseph Roche's paper is on intercultural learning environments. The paper focuses on European Researchers' Night, a pan-European initiative of the European Commission. This work is funded by the Irish Research Council and is a collaboration with colleagues from all three faculties in Trinity College.

PhD candidates

Carol-Ann O'Siorain presented a paper 'The Role of The Family System in the Education of Children with Autism: Matriarchal Leadership by Default?'and will be presenting on Tuesday 23rd August.

Norah Sweetman's paper - "up2talk": preliminary findings of a social emotional skills programme for adolescent victims of domestic violence. The research concerns the effects of domestic violence on young peoples' social-emotional learning (SEL), which includes the skills of decision making, empathy and awareness of self and others.

Colin McElroy's paper "The Experiences of Inclusion for Pupils with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in Mainstream Primary Schools: The Voice of Parents."

Geraldine Nolan presented a paper entitled 'Leadership in Early Childhood Education: Perceptions, Practice, Possibilities'.

Mary Mullaghy presented a paper on STEM Career Choices. It focused on the influencers and barriers to second level students selecting science subjects at senior cycle and the factors impacting on their career pathway. Preliminary results of a national survey of 16 year olds were presented. This work is funded by the Irish Research Council.


Last updated 19 September 2016 kellyva@tcd.ie.