Research Alive!

Shared Learning Day 2017

Teachers and Research: Continuing the Conversation

A shared learning day exploring and celebrating research with, for and by teachers.

Saturday 11 March 2017 Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.

Since 2013, the Teaching Council, the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment and the Centre for Effective Services have been working closely together to enhance the connections between research, policy and practice for teaching and learning. In May 2013, we hosted a conference for teachers and researchers to commence a conversation that would support this work. A number of significant developments have occurred since then. We wish to continue and enhance these conversations at a Shared Learning Day on 11 March.

This event seeks to provide support for those teacher researchers actively engaged in research and represents a great opportunity to share their experiences with each other and other researchers. This Shared Learning Day will be a celebration of the ongoing research in teaching and learning. It will also encourage further critical engagement with research and act as a catalyst for aspiring teacher-researchers who are seeking collegial and practical support and guidance.

We are delighted to announce that Dr Carol Campbell, (@CarolCampbell4) University of Toronto, will be addressing the attendees as key note speaker. Her address is titled: Teachers Leading Educational Improvement: Mobilising Knowledge Of, By and For the Learning Profession. Dr Campbell has worked extensively within the education field, particularly in relation to Leadership and Educational Change. She is an Education Advisor to the Premier and the Minister of Education in Ontario, a member of the International Council of Education Advisers to the First Minister and Deputy First Minister in Scotland, and a member of the Wales Education Commission. Carol is known for her commitment to combining evidence from professional knowledge and research to develop professional capacity for educational improvement.Her current work includes a focus on supporting teachers’ professional learning and leadership, and on knowledge mobilization for educational improvement.

The day will also offer opportunities to engage in practical workshops on planning, sharing and funding research, and will include a Researchmeet segment, where teachers and others will present on any aspect of their completed or ongoing research. 

If you have an interest in participating in the Researchmeet, please click here to apply

For further details of this event and to register please see the dedicated webpage at