At FÉILTE 2015 we held the first ever Researchmeet in Ireland. This was an event modelled on the highly successful Teachmeet format, where teachers who were engaged in research of different types made nano-presentations on their topic. Researchmeet has now become a permanent feature at Féilte.
The Researchmeet will begin with a series of nano-presentations, whereby teachers will present on their research topic in no more than 7 minutes.
One of the goals of the Researchmeet is to demystify research for the profession and the wider public, with particular emphasis on the different types of research teachers engage in (postgraduate masters and doctorate, action research etc.) The nano-presentations should, therefore, translate the topic in a way that engages teachers and the public.
After the presentations, teachers will each be assigned an area of the room, where they can discuss their research further with attendees, or perhaps to offer advice or assistance to the researchers on the topic in question. This part of the Researchmeet will be informal. Feedback from previous years suggests that the professional conversations which took place at this stage of the Researchmeet were highly valued by participants.
Listen to a short audio describing one teacher's experience at Researchmeet.