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O'Donovan, Dermot – Industry and Higher Education, 2018
This article explores the varied learning experiences among third-year students undertaking a structured work placement module in the furniture and wood manufacturing industries. Using situated learning theory, the article considers the outcomes of in-depth interviews with 10 students and offers an insight into the multifaceted interactions…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Experience, Work Experience Programs, Job Placement
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Buckley, Jeffrey; Seery, Niall – Design and Technology Education, 2018
Design activities form an extensive part of design and technology education with a link being posited within the pertinent literature between the cognitive activity of learning and the cognitive activity of design. It is therefore critical that design educators' understand the effects that design constraints can have on the learning process. This…
Descriptors: Design, Learning Processes, Student Reaction, Qualitative Research
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Smith, Aoife; Prendeville, Paula; Kinsella, William – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2018
This study explored the benefits of using preferred interests to model social skills in a peer-mentored environment for students with special educational needs (SEN). Research suggests that in order for true inclusion to take place, students must participate socially with their peers, outside the classroom space. However, funding and availability…
Descriptors: Modeling (Psychology), Interpersonal Competence, Peer Teaching, Mentors
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Riain, Isobel Ní; Dawson, Ciarán; McCarthy, Marian – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2018
The following article is based on a piece of qualitative research on the use of role-play in a literature module in the Modern Irish Dept. of University College Cork, Ireland, in 2015. There were 18 students involved in the research. The aim of the research was to investigate if students associate learning with the use of role-play in literature…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Role Playing, Teaching Methods
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Cassidy, Anne – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2017
This paper focuses on the educative role of the farm in the development of relationships between young people and the homeplace they grew up on. The paper is based on qualitative interviews with a cohort of 30 Irish university students (15 men and 15 women) brought up on Irish family farms who would not become full-time farmers. The farm acts as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Farm Management, Place Based Education, Qualitative Research
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Murphy, Esther – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
This article presents findings from a recent national study supported by Association for Higher Education Access & Disability and the National Learning Network (2016) to investigate the experiences of students with mental health difficulties in higher education in Ireland. The data investigation was a combination of both survey and qualitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Needs, Special Needs Students, Mental Health
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Parke, Karl; Marsden, Nicola; Connolly, Cornelia – Open Praxis, 2017
Computer-mediated communication and remote collaboration has become an unexceptional norm as an educational modality for distance and open education, therefore the need to research and analyze students' online learning experience is necessary. This paper seeks to examine the assumptions and expectations held by students in regard to…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Rural Areas, Open Education, Distance Education
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O'Grady, Emmanuel – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2017
Respect is a fundamental aspect of how human beings relate to each other and, arguably, is a significant factor in the relationship between student and teacher. For incarcerated adults, the relationships they foster with their teachers (and by extension the respect or disrespect cultivated within it) often have a considerable impact on their…
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Foreign Countries, Institutionalized Persons, Teacher Student Relationship
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Kilroy, John – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2017
ePortfolios are emerging as an alternative to the paper based CV in the employment recruitment process. This paper reports on the findings of research project that was designed to explore the perceptions of adult jobseekers on the use of an ePortfolio as a jobseeking tool. The research project utilised a qualitative exploratory case study to…
Descriptors: Resumes (Personal), Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, Job Search Methods
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Quinlan, A.; Curtin, A. – Irish Educational Studies, 2017
This paper explores connections and disconnects between identity and literacy for a group of adolescents in a second level classroom setting. We build on Mead and Vygotsky's conceptualisations of identity formation as an intricate emergent happening constantly formed/reformed by people, in their interactions with others [Mead, G. H. 1999.…
Descriptors: Correlation, Self Concept, Literacy, Interpersonal Relationship
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Bruen, Jennifer; Kelly, Niamh – Language Learning Journal, 2017
This paper considers the attitudes and behaviours of university language lecturers and their students regarding the use of the L1 in the higher education L2 classroom. A case study of one Irish higher education institution was carried out and qualitative interviews conducted with six lecturers in Japanese and six in German. The results indicated…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Faculty
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Hannon, Cliona; Faas, Daniel; O'Sullivan, Katriona – British Educational Research Journal, 2017
Widening participation programmes aim to increase the progression of students from low socio-economic status (SES) groups to higher education. This research proposes that the human capabilities approach is a good justice-based framework within which to consider the social and cultural capital processes that impact upon the educational capabilities…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Cultural Capital, Disadvantaged Youth, Low Income Groups
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Hourigan, Mairead; Leavy, Aisling M. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2017
Although research suggests that many pre-service mathematics education programmes are weak interventions having a negligible effect on student teachers' knowledge, beliefs and attitudes, there is consensus that programmes that model and engage student teachers in reform teaching and learning approaches have the potential to effect positive change…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Elementary School Mathematics, Student Attitudes
Cadogan, Eimer; McCarthy, Liam; Mangan, Mary – Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, 2017
Adult education is under-researched and when quality is researched it is based on summative assessment, having implications for both policy and practice. Courses which deal with parenting often measure progress in this manner, missing out on the experience of learners. The present study uses conventional content analysis to examine the positive…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Family Relationship, Interpersonal Communication, Experiential Learning
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Share, Michelle – International Journal for Academic Development, 2016
This study examined the viva experiences of 87 social science PhD graduates from three Irish higher education institutions through a questionnaire that assessed outcome, preparation, conduct and post-viva. The majority were awarded their PhD with minor corrections, considered their viva as a summative assessment, and emphasised its purpose as…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes
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