Research Support Framework: Completed Research

As more Research Support Framework award recipients submit their final research summaries and they undergo our independent review process, this page will be updated. Over time, it will become a valuable research resource for practising teachers and others with an interest in teaching, learning and assessment.

If, having read a research summary, you are interested in finding out more, contact details have been provided for all of the researchers.

Research Completed Under Round One of the Framework

1. Developing a Collaborative Interdisciplinary Learning Community to Build the Capacity of Teachers on Evidence-informed Handwriting Teaching (Read final report) Michelle Bergin, with Annette Hardiman

2. Evidence-based Teaching Portfolios: A Valuable Tool for Reflective Practice in Teaching and Learning (Read final report) Miriam Hamilton

3. The Impact of Teaching Group Work Skills on Student Motivation, the Quality of Interactions, and Student Learning in One-hour Collaborative Learning Classes in Junior Cycle English (Read final report) Edmond Behan

4. The Impact of a Positive Behaviour Support Intervention "Check-in/ Check-out" on Challenging Behaviour in an Irish Mainstream Primary School (Read final report) Niamh Hayes

5. Teaching Strategies for use with Children who are Deafblind within the Classroom (Read final report) Karen Coleman, with Deirdre Leech, and Catherine McDonald

6. A Critical Investigation and Analysis of the Effectiveness of Co-Operative Teaching, in Building a Collaborative Culture amongst Teachers (Read final report) Niamh O'Shea

7. An Exploratory Case Study of Aspects of the Leaving Certificate Computer Science Draft Specification (Read final report) Helen O'Kelly, with Michelle O'Kelly, Sinead O'Sullivan, and Dermot Walsh

8. The Successful Translation of Neuropsychological Assessment into Everyday Classroom Environments (Read final report) Michelle Downes, with Aisling O'Sullivan

9. Developing, Sustaining and Promoting NEARI as a Collaborative Research Network for Educational Practitioners (Read final report) Dr Máirín Glenn, with Dr Caitríona McDonagh, Dr Mary Roche, and Dr Bernie Sullivan

10. Droichead: The Currents Beneath, An examination of the impact Droichead has on School Culture and Staff Relations in Schools with Teaching Principals (Read final report) Barbara Mulvihill

11. Pedagogies of Meaningful Physical Education (Read final report)Dr Deirdre Ní Chróinín, Ciara Griffin, Tim Fletcher and Stephanie Beni

12. ‘’Our Voices, Our Images, Our Story" A Narrative Inquiry Study of Children’s Lived Experience in DEIS Primary Schools in Ireland (Read final report) Dr Gemma Campion

13. Exploring the use of a Lesson Study Model to Promote Professional Collaboration and Learning (Read final report) Dr Kathryn McSweeney and Olivia Gadd

14. An Exploration of Teacher Experiences and Perceptions of Social and Emotional Health Promotion in Irish Primary School (Read final reportSinéad Foley

15. Men in Teaching (Read final report) Suzanne O'Keeffe

16. Student Teachers' Collaborative Experiences during School Placement: Barriers and Opportunities (Read final reportDr Deirdre Harvey, Dr Louise Lehane, and Kate Mohan

17. Irish National Survey of Scientific Inquiry (Read final report) Dr Jason Comerford, Dr John O’Reilly, Paul van Kampen, and Dr Paul Grimes

18. Irish Research Network in Childhood Bilingualism and Multilingualism (Read final report) Dr Francesca La Morgio, with Lorraine Connaughton Crean, Simon Rouse and Duana Quigley

19. The 4D Model of Teacher CPD: Growing Teachers’ Pedagogy Beliefs about their Educational Use of Technology(Read final report) Dermot Walsh and Dr Richard Millwood

20. The Nature of Pedagogy in a Post Leaving Certificate College (Read final reportNiamh Gaine

21. Discovery Learning: A Case Study on the Implementation and Impact on Students and Teachers (Read final reportKirstie Petrie

Research Completed Under Round Two of the Framework

1. Moving to Learn Ireland Practitioner Forum: A Forum for Teachers to Engage with and Share Practice of a Movement Integration Programme for Primary School Children (Read final report) Dr Rosemarie Martin, Dr Elaine Murtagh and Dr Jaimie McMullen

2. How do Further Education and Training (FET) Teachers engage with Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in South-West Ireland? (Read final report) Anne O'Mahony and Helen Kelliher

3. How is Curriculum Becoming in the Assemblage of Lower Secondary Education in Ireland? (Read final report) Dr Audrey Doyle 

4. Supporting Inclusive Education in Seven Primary Schools Through Participatory Action Learning and Research (PALAR); A Teacher Leadership Community of Practice (Read final report) Dr Fiona King, Alice Donnelly, Laoise Gormley, Leona Harford, Jill Higgins, Eimear Holland, Ellen Lunney, Mary McElvaney and Anna Kristina Maria Tapper Clasborn

5. The Impact of the School Environment on Learning - A Collaborative Health and Education Approach to Applying Research Knowledge to Practice (Read final reportMichelle Bergin, Annette Hardiman, Aideen Molloy and Anne O’Rourke  

6. Exploring the Impact of LEARN: A Case study of an Experiential Learning Programme in One School in the Mid-West of Ireland (Read final report) Dr Orla McCormack, Brian O’ Donoghue, Dr Raymond Lynch, Catherine O’Donnell, Dr Jennifer Hennessy and Vivien Grogan

7. Investigating Pathways to Inclusion and Integration for Immigrant Internationally Educated Teachers (Read final reportDr Rory McDaid

8. SUPER-SEN: School-University Partnership in Educational Research: Special Educational Needs (Read final reportJennifer McMahon, Eadaoin Slattery, Grace Burke, Lorna Barry and Bebhinn Joyce

9. Weaving the Thread of School-University Partnership to Support Student Teachers’ Reflective Practice (Read final report) Jennifer Liston, Melanie Ní Dhuinn and Mark Prendergast

10. Hear Me Roar! Pumping up the Volume of the Student Voice in the 21st Century Second Level School (Read final report) Katie Chapple and Marinella Raftery

11. Enterprise Education in Post-Primary Schools: An Exploration of the Antecedent and Contextual Factors that Impact on Successful Provision (Read final report) Gary McConway

Research Completed Under Round Three of the Framework

1. Developing sustainable approaches around teaching creative problem-solving within STEM subjects in second-level schools with a particular emphasis on ‘T’ (Technology) and ‘E’ (Engineering) (Read final report) Diarmaid Lane, Oliver McGarr, Bill Nicholl and Cathal O’Donnabhain

2. Delving into the Shadows of the Grinds Culture in Ireland – A focus on Mathematics (Read final report) Mark Prendergast, Laura Lynne R Duffy, Iseult O’Rourke and Niamh O’Meara