In this episode Phil Fox, Acting Director of The Teaching Council is joined by Dr. T.J. Ó Ceallaigh, the Director of Taught Postgraduate Studies in Education at Mary Immaculate College (MIC), University of Limerick for a conversation about promotion of the Irish language, hopes for the language going forward, digital education and much more!
Dr. T.J. Ó Ceallaigh is a former principal and immersion teacher. His main research interests focus on the pedagogy required for the successful integration of language and content instruction and assessment, with particular reference to language immersion and bilingual contexts.
T.J. participates actively in Irish and international immersion communities, serves as a consultant to immersion programmes, and speaks regularly at conferences. He is a co-chair of Teacher Education and Digital Technology Research and Development Community for the Association for Teacher Educators in Europe (ATEE) and is a Board Director of Integrating Language and Content in Higher Education (ICLHE), an international association of scholars who are interested in and actively contribute to the multi-disciplinary field of content and language integration in higher education.
T.J. is also a member of the European Commission Working Group on Digital Education: Learning, Teaching and Assessment (DELTA). During his five year term of office, he will assist the Commission in supporting countries with the implementation of policy reforms in line with the Digital Education Action Plan 2021-2027, focusing in particular on fostering high quality and inclusive digital education in Europe, while taking into consideration the digital transformation as well as the implications and lessons learnt from the COVID-19 crisis.
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