StudentMeet Graduate Research

School placement is a central feature of initial teacher education – it considered to be the fulcrum and includes teachers from every phase on the continuum of teacher education, as we will learn from our panellists today.  

Due to its critical importance and relevance to entering the teaching profession, a student teacher is required to pass the school placement element of their teacher education programme to achieve the qualification being awarded.

School placement is a wonderful time that provides student teachers with an opportunity to reflect on their identity as teachers, to develop that identity and to become socialised into the profession.

Come and join us and hear what students have discovered and what remains to be discovered as they continue their journey of teaching, learning and researching across the teacher continuum.


Research Completed

An examination of the role of collaborative lesson planning among Irish post primary teachers in urban post primary schools Ciarán McKeogh, Mary Immaculate College

An Exploration of the Academic Supports Available to Post-Primary Students Who Participate in Extra-Curricular Activities Ciara Gilmore, Mary Immaculate College

An Exploration of the Irish and Finnish Education Systems from Perspectives Initial Teacher Education and Inclusion Grace Banville, Mary Immaculate College

An Investigation into the Impact of Teacher Expectations on Student Achievement in the Irish Post-Primary Classroom with Special Reference to the Impact it has on Irish Travellers Students: Teacher and Irish Traveller Perspective Chantelle Cawley, Mary Immaculate College

Class Teachers' Perspectives of Meeting the Sensory Needs of Pupils with ASD within the Mainstream Classroom Megan Long, Mary Immaculate College

Conas pleanáil a dhéanamh le FCÁT a chur i bhfeidhm ag baint úsáide as an nGaeilge mar mheán chun Mata a Theagasc sna Scoileanna a fheidhmíonn trí mheán an Bhéarla Ciara Smith, DCU Institute of Education

Diversifying Disney: Exploring the importance of cultural diversity and representation in children's animated film through Mulan, Moana, Coco Lola Parsons, Mary Immaculate College

Dyslexia, the Practice and the Person Róisín Lowe, Marino Institute of Education

Engagement, Performance and Learning in the Technical Classroom: An Investigation of the Experiences of Students with Colour Vision Deficiency Kevin Bohan, GMIT

Experiences of Using the Arts when Teaching About the Sustainable Development Goals on School Placement Chloe McDermott, Mary Immaculate College

Investigating the learning disability dyscalculia in the post primary classroom within numeracy heave subjects Luke Daly, Mary Immaculate College

Music Therapy and Inclusion in the Classroom Niamh O'Neill, Marino Institute of Education

Na Deiseanna le Traschur Scileanne Teanga a Chur Chun Cinn i Rang a Sé a Eascraíonn as Scéim Ghaeilge Niamh McCauley, DCU Institute of Education

Stereotyping in the Leaving Certificate Irish Prose Clíodhna Ducey, Mary Immaculate College

The Development of an Interdisciplinary Galway Hooker Model-making Module for Transition Year Students, Designed to Enhance Motor Skills and Enrich Heritage Knowledge Micheál Walsh, GMIT

The Pedagogy of Team-Teaching During Student Teacher Placement Brian Cowhey, Mary Immaculate College

To Explore Post-Primary Teachers’ Perspectives of the Effects of Distance Learning on Formative Feedback Elisha Dore, Mary Immaculate College

Understanding Bilingual Learning in Post-Primary Education Grace O'Reilly, Mary Immaculate College