Research Ezines

Click on the links below to access our research themed ezines. Most of these ezines accompanied a webinar on the same topic. You can listen back to the webinars at any time. To access the webinar page, please click here.

Transitions in Education

As we approach the final term of this school year, the beginning of the next school year tends to be somewhat down the list in terms of our priorities. This is understandable. As the end of May or June approaches, however, some thought is given to the transition ahead – circulation of book lists for September for example. And for our pupils and students who are about to cross the significant threshold of primary to post-primary, it can be a somewhat anxious time. This is why we are turning to the topic of educational transitions for this research ezine. Click here to read more.

Student Teacher Research Ezine

Read research summaries from graduates of Initial Teacher Education.

Research by and for teachers is essential to support their learning and practice as professionals. The Teaching Council has endeavored to engage teachers with relevant research through research specific webinars and the publication of research ezines delivered to all registered teachers. Cognisant of the volume and quality of new research being conducted by ITE students as part of their programmes, the Teaching Council contacted all HEIs in 2016 with a view to publishing this research ezine, comprised of summaries of research carried out by students from Initial Teacher Education programmes nationwide. The submitted summaries represent both concurrent and consecutive, and indeed those from primary and post-primary programmes. While exploring a varied range of research topics, the summaries are usefully grouped under some of the Council's Priority Research Areas – Pedagogy, Teaching in a Changing Society, and The Continuum of Teacher Education. Click here to read more

Cross-Curricular Teaching and Learning

This edition contains summaries of freely-available research articles related to cross-curricular teaching and learning. In essence, this is about harnessing research to support greater integration of curricular areas by individual teachers, as well as deeper and more helpful collaboration between teachers across a number of disciplines or different curricular areas. Click here to read more

Guskey: Making the Journey of Professional Learning

This ezine contains useful articles to support the webinar held by Prof. Thomas Guskey in January 2017. Under the banner, From teaching to learning, and back again – Making the journey of professional learning, the webinar was interactive in format, providing attendees with opportunities to learn about Professor Guskey's thinking on this area. Professor Guskey  encouraged teachers to reflect on what professional learning is and means for them, and will explore ways in which they can work out whether the learning experience has been of benefit. Click here to read more of the articles to support this webinar.

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Research Ezine

This edition contains summaries of research articles written by teachers for teachers.

The topics covered include Inclusion, Leadership, Assessment for Learning (AfL), Curricular Reform, and Action Research. The ezine is one example of the Council's work in empowering teachers to support each other in reflecting on and enhancing their professional practice. Click here to read more.