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Ken Molloy; Yvonne Crotty – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2024
This article explains how teachers can use educational vlogging as a tool to facilitate students' reflective practice in primary schools. Vlogging is a short duration video recording that engages the learner in critical self-reflection. The widespread accessibility of digital devices in Irish schools offer primary teachers opportunities to use…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Elementary School Teachers, Reflection
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Kavanagh, Siobhán; Sexton, P. J.; Fitzsimons, Sabrina – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2021
Distributed Leadership (DL) is a feature of education in many jurisdictions. Similarly, in Ireland the principles of DL have been adopted as part of a quality framework to underpin a system that provides high quality student care, learning and teaching. This model necessitates an alignment of senior leaders (SLs) and middle leaders (MLs) whose…
Descriptors: Middle Management, Secondary Schools, Professional Development, Change
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Egan, Kieran; Crotty, Yvonne – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2020
An Irish Government directive to close colleges amid the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in a switch to emergency remote teaching. Many lecturers unused to practicing online began teaching students who were unfamiliar with online learning. Completion of the semester does not necessarily indicate that it is practicable for a more extended period. This…
Descriptors: Barriers, Educational Change, Online Courses, Undergraduate Students
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Ó Beaglaoich, Pádraig; Crotty, Yvonne – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2020
This paper will set out the key planning considerations regarding the establishment of a dedicated online portal for Gaeltacht and Irish-medium schools at post-primary level as detailed in the Policy on Gaeltacht Education 2017-2022 (PGE). The research topic is intrinsically linked with action points highlighted within strategy and policy papers…
Descriptors: Irish, Language of Instruction, Native Language, Agency Cooperation
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Nally, Michael; Ladden, Brian – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2020
The Irish Teaching Council introduced a new model of school-based and National Induction Programme for Teachers (NIPT) called Droichead (meaning 'bridge' in Gaelic) in 2013/14. The Droichead process is an integrated professional induction framework for newly qualified teachers. It was designed to provide whole-school support for teacher induction…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Program Implementation
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McLoughlin, Kevin; Farren, Margaret – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2020
Technical Graphics is one of the technology subjects taught at Junior Certificate level in post- primary schools in Ireland. The Junior Certificate examination is held at the end of the Junior Cycle in post-primary schools, which caters for students aged from 12 to 15 years. As a teacher of Technical Graphics for the past seven years, I have…
Descriptors: Action Research, Secondary School Students, Technology Education, Computer Graphics
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Tobin, Bernie – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2017
It is acknowledged that parental engagement with children's learning and education is of vital importance. But, there is a tendency to confuse engagement with learning with engagement with the school. While all types of parents' involvement can have a positive effect, it is actually what parents do with their child at home that has the greatest…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Self Efficacy
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Crotty, Yvonne; D'Arcy, Jimmy; Sweeney, David – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2016
The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) is an Irish amateur sporting and cultural organisation. It represents in excess of 20,000 teams nationwide and is committed to supporting the development of players and coaches through its Coach Education Programme (CEP). A strategic goal of the CEP is to supplement the traditional field based coach education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Athletes, Athletics, Athletic Coaches
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Farren, Margaret; Crotty, Yvonne; Kilboy, Laura – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2015
This study shows the transformative potential of action research and information and communications technology (ICT) in the second language (L2) classroom. Two enquiries from teacher-researchers are detailed in the article. Their engagement in a collaborative professional development Masters programme was pivotal in designing and implementing ICT…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Action Research, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Crotty, Yvonne; Kilboy, Laura – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2015
This paper demonstrates the value of embracing digital technology in order to effect positive change in a non-governmental (NGO) charity organisation, in this case the Irish Charity Crosscause. The outcome of the research was the creation of a charity video, Crosscause: Making a Difference, to showcase humanitarian work in Ireland and Romania with…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Entrepreneurship, Action Research, Nongovernmental Organizations
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Roche, Mary – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2014
Douglas and Ellis (2011, p. 175) suggest that institutionally universities and schools are required to work with different conceptual tool-kits. Seeking to minimise the potential standoff between academic and practitioner knowledge, and, therefore, to enhance the learning of student teachers, means, they suggest, rethinking both the social…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Higher Education, Professional Development, Action Research