Educational Studies Association of Ireland Conference (ESAI) 2016

Monday, 4 April 2016

L-R: Paul Flynn, Dr Veronica McCauley, Dr Tony Hall, Martin McHugh & Dr Eilis Flannagan
L-R: Paul Flynn, Dr Veronica McCauley, Dr Tony Hall, Martin McHugh & Dr Eilis Flannagan

The Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Conference 2016 was hosted by the School of Education, NUI Galway and held in Galway at the weekend, opening on Thursday evening in the Aula Maxima on campus before moving to the Radisson Blu Hotel in the city for Friday's and Saturday's parallel sessions, meetings and symposia.

First hosted by UCG in 1976, the theme of ESA1 2016 was 'Education as a Public Good'.  The School of Education contributions encompassed both conference papers and symposia: 

Spotlights on the diversity gap: An examination of the socio-demographic backgrounds of applicants and entrants to primary teacher education programmes in Ireland.
Dr Manuela Heinz, Dr Elaine Keane.

Collaborative school-university partnerships – how cooperating teachers, principals, student teachers and university tutors see it.
Dr Manuela Heinz, Dr Mary Fleming, Dr Bonnie Thompson Long

Standardised Assessment: Sacrificing the Individual for the Success of the Majority.
Michael Mc Namara

Innovative Approaches to Researching, Promoting, and Teaching Ocean Literacies in Ireland and Europe.
Dr Veronica McCauley, Dr Kevin Davison, Dr Patricia McHugh

Washout or Watershed? Evaluating NQTs' use of mobile technology for teaching and learning during their early years of teaching.
Seán Ó Grádaigh, Sinéad Ní Ghuidhir, Dr Brendan Mac Mahon

Knowledge Development within a Professional Development Programme for Out-of-Field Mathematics Teachers.
Dr Máire Ní Ríordáin, Dr Catherine Paolucci, Dr Laura O’ Dwyer

Bringing research and data into teacher professional development.
Annelie Eberhardt, Dr. Manuela Heinz

Impact of Learning one Foreign Language on Teaching another Foreign Language.
Dr. Patrick Farren

Symposium: The Naturalistic Context of Design-Based Research (DBR).
Paul Flynn, Martin McHugh, Dr. Eílis Flanagan, Dr. Tony Hall, Dr. Veronica McCauley

The full conference programme and book of abstracts can be downloaded here.

Keywords: Education.

Author: Jim Lenaghan, NUI Galway
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