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School of Education Postgraduate Research Conference

Friday, 18 May – Saturday, 19 May 2018

School of Education Postgraduate Research Conference

This event particularly aims to showcase current research across the diverse disciplines of educational research within the School of Education. This year's conference is a two-day event, including workshops, posters, papers, and a new dynamic PechaKucha session. Registration is open to all, and free of charge.
FRIDAY, 18th of MAY 2:00 - 3:30 pm, Arts Block

1) "Promoting and Publishing Research", Geraldine Fitzgerald. Workshop description: This presentation introduces you to best fit platforms and publishers for your research as well as tips on how to maximize your work as you start out as a career researcher.

2) "Balancing Life and PhD", Victoria Bruce & Tanya Zubrzycki. Workshop description: This interactive workshop is focussed on surviving a doctorate with other commitments, and raises questions such as: Why are you doing a doctorate? What are your main challenges and how do you overcome them? What are your coping strategies? Helpful readings on the theme of overcoming procrastination, the benefit of writing retreats (and other topics!) will be shared with participants.

3) "Communicating Research to Lay Audiences", Emer Emily Neenan & Joseph Roche

4) "Creating Dynamic Posters", Michelle Share. Workshop description: most conferences provide opportunities to present research in a poster format. For many early stage research students this may be the first outing of their research. Designing and presenting a poster is good for really getting to the essence of what your research is about or what it intends to do. Unfortunately a lot of poster presentations can do the opposite, and this is the case for both novice and experienced researchers. Poster design and presentation can be done well with some careful planning and with consideration of design and communication principles. In this workshop we discuss how best to design a poster, the dos and don’ts, printing, and presentation.

FRIDAY, 18th of MAY 4:00 - 5:30 pm, Arts Block
1) "Viva 101" Andrew Loxley. Workshop description: As the old saying goes ‘ it ain’t over until the examiner’s sing’.   And  to stretch the metaphor a little further, sometimes  to the student’s ears (and their supervisor) the tunes can be quite pretty and melodious,  and for others somewhat dissonant and scratchy!  As a way of preparing you for the, hopefully once-in-a-lifetime performance, in this short workshop  we’ll  look at the viva process from the perspectives of the student, examiners and the chair. And to drop-in  my footballing metaphor, the viva is a funny old game and hopefully by the end of this workshop, you’ll get a good idea of how to play it.

2) "Pacing Your PhD Journey" Patricia McCarthy

3) "Ethics", Carol-Ann O'Siorain. Workshop description: The workshop will begin with a presentation on ethics and the role of the ethics committee and the responsibility of the researcher to maintain the highest possible standard of ethical practice throughout the project and in future publications. Participants will engage in reflecting on their own actions and decisions in research and they will be asked to create a mind map to illuminate possible ethical issues that may arise. This research workshop will open a discussion about the concept of ‘vulnerability’ in research.

4) "Internal and External Networking" Conor McGuckin
-----Following the workshops, we invite you to a vibrant Poster Presentations session (6-7:15pm) in the Atrium (adjacent to the Dining Hall), as well as the evening in the Pav (7:30-10:30pm) on Friday, 18th of May.

Sat 19th
10: 00 - 11:30 am

PAPERS: From Toddlers to Teenagers
Neill Lecture Theatre, 2nd Floor, Trinity Long Room Hub
Chaired by: Miriam O’Donoghue
Rachel Murphy: ‘I was scared I wouldn't fit in and that the other kids wouldn't like me’: A case study of how migrant children experience the transition to primary school in Ireland
Rachael Byrne: Musical play and play-based methodologies in music education
Jennifer A. Kelly: What is the ongoing role of Euclidean geometry in modern maths education?
Fionnán Howard: The mathematical identity of science/engineering students during the transition from post-primary to third level education

11:30 am
Coffee Break
Ideas Space, 3rd Floor, Trinity Long Room Hub

12:00 - 1:30 pm
PECHAKUCHA! (ぺちゃくちゃ!)
Chaired by: Shelli Ann Garland

1. Amy Fahy:  A case for facilitating Irish primary school principals to promote a STEM-rich school ethos
2. Maeve O’Regan: The part-time PhD student experience, interactive or solitary journey?
3. Maria Kennedy: A study of parental engagement with home literacy practices and school supports in an area of disadvantage
4. Sarah Cullen: Bereavement care education and training in clinical practice: Supporting the development of confidence in student midwives
5. Mags Amond: Hiding in plain sight: 50 shades of data
6. Katherine Salvador: title
7. Sorcha Ryan: title
8. Orna Farrell: Developing critical thinking through eportfolio based learning: an exploration of the experiences of non-traditional online distance learners

1:30 - 2:30 pm
Ideas Space, 3rd Floor, Trinity Long Room Hub

2:30 - 3:45 pm
PAPERS: Identity, Inclusion, Employment, and Education
Chaired by: Mags Amond
Geraldine Maughan: Philosophical conceptualisation of self, identity and Personal Development
Katherine Salvador: Trinity College Dublin, a conscious coeducational institution: the experience of Spanish speakers from South America.
Vivian Rath: Barriers to drinking from the pool of knowledge
Vanessa Long Hogarty: First steps of the unemployed learner

4:00 pm
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Education Research
Chaired by: Emer Emily Neenan

5:00 pm
Conclusion and Wine Reception
Ideas Space, 3rd Floor, Trinity Long Room Hub

Campus LocationArts Building
Accessibility: All levels
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Event Category: Arts and Culture, Public, Student events, Workshops and Training
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free (but registration is essential)
Contact Name: Shelli A Garland

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