StudentMeet Graduate Research

Being a Teacher is about Becoming a Teacher

Stories about stepping into teaching as a newly qualified teacher have been captured in previous Féilte events. This year we are taking an additional step by celebrating and sharing stories in the form of research undertaken by NQTs while studying to become teachers. These activities are captured by posters designed by students representing a range of topics from a range of HEIs. The event will be of interest to all as teachers new to the profession show the interplay between research and practice and how stepping into teaching involves stepping into research.

Being a teacher is about becoming a teacher. 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

A Red Warning Storm: How Wellbeing Issues are Presenting in Irish Primary Schools MaryClaire Hanafin, Mary Immaculate College

A Self Reflective Study: Enhancing Student Engagement in the Post Primary Classroom Through the Implementation of Active Learning and Student AutonomyEimear Hayes, Mary Immaculate College

A Self-Reflective Investigation into the Perceptions of a Student Teacher, on Implementing Active Learning with Junior Cycle Students (First Year Students in a Co-Educational School)Sandra Dunne, Mary Immaculate College

A Self-Reflective Study of Team-Teaching in the Post-Primary Mainstream Classroom Anne Marie O'Regan Ryan, Mary Immaculate College

A Self-Study of the Utilisation of a Discovery-Based Teaching Approach in the SESE subjects on the Primary School Curriculum Emma Costello, Mary Immaculate College

Ag cur Dúshlán Ard-Oird ar fáil do na Hardranganna I Mbunscoileanna T2 agus Foghlaim Thaitneamhach sa Ghaeilge á Spreagadh go Comhuaineach Sinéad White, Mary Immaculate College

An Analysis into the Representation of Ethnic Minority Groups in Children’s LiteratureSarah Enright, Marino Institute of Education

An Examination of the Effect Immediate, Focused, and Individualised Teacher Feedback has on Student Learning and Motivation in a 2nd Year Science Classroom Roisin Cremin, University College Cork 

An Exploration into the Affective Challenges for Teachers in the DEIS Primary School Context Áine Collins, Mary Immaculate College

An Exploration of how Children with Maths Difficulties are Supported During the Teaching of Maths in the Mainstream ClassroomJennifer Clifford, Mary Immaculate College

An Exploration of the Factors that Influence the Inclusion of Pupils with Special Educational Needs in Mainstream Primary SchoolsCatherine White, Marino Institute of Education

An Investigation into Teachers’ Experience Of Junior Cycle Reform Martin Carey, Mary Immaculate College

An Investigation of Strategies that can Enable the Development of Independent Learners in The Wood Technology Classroom Martin Hopkins, Galway-Mayo Institute of Education

An Investigation to Determine Infant Class Teachers’ Perception of Play on Child Emotional Development in Irish Infant Mainstream Classroom ContextsClaire Murphy, Mary Immaculate College

Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) – ‘The Most Common Childhood Disorder You’ve Probably Never Heard Of’ Yvonne Molloy, Mary Immaculate College

Exploring Teachers’ Perspectives of the Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Children in Mainstream Primary Schools in the Munster Region Robert Moloney, Mary Immaculate College

Exploring the Inclusion of LGBTQI+ Information in Relationships and Sexuality Education in Irish Primary Schools Laura Curtis, Marino Institute of Education

How can Irish Primary Schools Mitigate the Effects of Homelessness on a Child’s Participation & Engagement in Education? Mikayla Hamill, Marino Institute of Education

How Lack of Education can Impact the Lives of Children from a Disadvantaged Area Róisín Long, Mary Immaculate College

Iniúchadh ar na Straitéisí a Úsáideann Múinteoirí chun Gaeilge a Mhúineadh mar Chéad Teanga do Pháistí i NgaelscoileannaNiamh Sheehy, Coláiste Mhuire gan Smál

Investigating the Impact of Lámh on the lives of Children with Special Educational Needs in Ireland Rachel Coen, Mary Immaculate College

Primary School Teachers’ Approaches to Promoting the Musical Engagement of Learners in Senior Classes, Regardless of their Extra-curricular Music ExperienceJessica O'Shea, Mary Immaculate College

The Application of ICT in Teaching Construction Studies and Materials Technology WoodBenen Lynch, Galway-Mayo Institute of Education

The Effect of Praise on the Locus of Control and Cognitive Development of the Child Aisling McBride, Marino Institute of Education

The Impact of an ASD Diagnosis on the post-primary education of children with ASD Niamh Callan, Mary Immaculate College

The Impact that Kinaesthetic Activity can have on Learning Reinforcement in Infant Classrooms. Perceptions of Preservice and Practicing Infant TeachersRichelle Hoare, Mary Immaculate College

The Importance of Music in the Infant ClassroomÚna O’Mahony, Mary Immaculate College

The Perceptions of Practicing Primary School Teachers and Student Teachers on the Implementation of Enquiry-Based Learning in the Primary Geography ClassroomStephanie O’Connor, Mary Immaculate College

The Use of Social Stories and Information and Communication Technologies to Assist Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Overcoming Their Social Deficits Ruth Kennedy, Mary Immaculate College