Research Webinars

The Teaching Council views research for and by teachers as an essential part of its remit in promoting the profession. In order to further develop the connection between research and practice the Teaching Council initiated a series of research webinars for teachers on areas that may be relevant to the profession. The schedule of future webinars is available below. The previous research webinars, recordings, slides and associated reading material can be accessed in the webinar archive.

25 January 2017  Prof. Thomas Guskey: From teaching to learning, and back again – Making the journey of professional learning.

Dr Guskey is Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Kentucky, and well known for his work in professional learning and educational change. 

Under the banner, From teaching to learning, and back again – Making the journey of professional learning, the webinar will be interactive in format, providing attendees with opportunities to learn about Professor Guskey's thinking on this area. Professor Guskey will encourage teachers to reflect on what professional learning is and means for them, and will explore ways in which they can work out whether the learning experience has been of benefit. 

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1 March 2017 Trans-disciplinary Learning

Transdisciplinary learning is the exploration of a relevant issue or problem that integrates the perspectives of multiple disciplines in order to connect new knowledge and deeper understanding to real life experiences. This webinar will offer contributions from Dr Shane Bergin and Dr Marita Kerin with insights from their Quavers to Quadratics programme, Dr Carmel O’Sullivan’s insights from Drama in Education and practical examples from the staff at Kinsale Community School on how this is applied in practice.

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10 May 2017 Transitions in Education

The transition from primary to post-primary school is one that is fraught with concerns for teachers, parents and students. In this webinar contributions from researchers in Scotland, Ireland and Wales will discuss some implications for the Irish context, and staff from Mount Sion Primary School, Wexford will discuss some innovative practices they employ to ease this transition.

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