Through the RiRS, the Council will actively support schools or clusters of schools, wishing to partner with researchers in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) over the course of a school year to explore, synthesise, apply, and share existing research in one or more of the six Cosán Learning areas, namely:
- Literacy and Numeracy
- Supporting Teachers’ Learning
- Leading Learning
The researchers will work in partnership with the schools throughout the year, and particularly with the teacher who is leading the project at school level - the Cinnire Taighde (Research Lead). Potentially, a Researcher in Residence and a number of schools with shared research interests might choose to partner together, in order to maximize shared learning and impact.
The focus is on classroom practice, with the objective of enhancing the teaching and learning experience for teachers and learners.
Subject to that broad requirement, schools will be afforded considerable autonomy in using the supports available.
Details of the researchers included in this year's RiRS panels can be found under the learning area title.
Note: Applicants may browse the lists of HEI-based researchers listed in the on each of our panels. Schools/applicants are welcome to note the name of a HEI-based researcher they may wish to align with if successful in their application, but please note the Teaching Council cannot guarantee the facilitation of this requested match. This is facilitated in Section 4 of the application form. However, please note that completion of Section 4 of the application form is not essential when submitting an application. Schools/applicants are advised that HEI-based researchers will not have any involvement or input in the application and adjudication process. The Teaching Council will match schools who are successful in their application with a HEI-based researcher, subject to that researcher’s availability and the relevance of their experience and expertise to the proposal.
*Please note this page is continually being updated with more information.