School of Education
- Head of School: Prof. Andrew Loxley
- Director of Teaching Learning (Postgraduate): Dr. John Walsh
- Course Administrator: Fiona McKibben
- Telephone: + 353-1-8963583
- Email: PHDRSRCH@tcd.ie
- Url: www.tcd.ie/Education
- How to apply: Please see links below
The School has approximately 80 students in research across our structured PhD and D.Ed. programmes. The School plays a leading role in educational research in Ireland and has also developed a strong international profile. Our research covers a wide range of areas including: policy and practice in primary and post-primary education; higher education policy; inclusion in education; STEM, language, arts and music education; technology and innovation in education.
The School has a thriving and vibrant research culture organised around two College research centres and four research groups. The two research centres are:
- 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 collaborative initiative between the School of Education and the School of Computer Science and Statistics.
The four research groups are:
- Inclusion in Education and Society (IES) has a high profile in special needs education, psychology of aggression and prejudices and related fields.
- Research in School Education (RISE) focuses on teaching, learning and assessment in primary and post-primary education, exploring areas such as learning environments, reform of Junior Cycle, and the work of Lev Vygotsky.
- The Arts Education Research Group (AERG), has a focus on music, drama and arts education.
- Science, Technology, Engineering Mathematics: Education, Research and Communication (STEM_ERC) is developing a research agenda in the area of STEM learning, both formal and informal across all sectors of education.
The School has, for a number of years, been highly active in offering a 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.
Scholarships are available – please visit our website for more information. (www.tcd.ie/education )
In exceptional circumstances it may be possible to register retrospectively. Applicants wishing to be considered for retrospective admission should contact the Graduate Studies Office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org