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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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Martin, Doug – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2023
Family Drug and Alcohol Courts (FDAC) were introduced to England in 2008 following their development in the USA. Pilots launched across the country adopted a family-based strategy with the aim to improve outcomes for children that live with parents who misuse substances or alcohol. The numbers of children entering the care system has increased…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse, Alcohol Abuse, Alcoholism
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Waterman, Laurel – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2022
This article is a narrative account of my search for knowledge about the nature of consciousness, and the implications of my findings for research and education. For over three decades, I accepted the dominant script presented to me through my education, both formal and informal, which assumes that the brain creates consciousness. Further, when…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Personal Narratives, Inquiry, Death
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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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O'Connor, Colin – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2021
Kaur (2012) raises the question, how can education be more inclusive and representative when catering to diverse groups and students? Does our entitlement to human kindness cease once incarcerated, and are we to be forever banished to the outskirts of society? The majority of offender education research assesses success or failure through…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Change, Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons
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Rahman, Md Hafizur; Lund, Trine; Alamin, Md; Krogh, Erling; Gjøtterud, Sigrid Marie – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2021
During my (Hafiz) childhood in Bangladesh, I experienced the negative impact of the educational system. My experiences initiated a process of conscientization leading to values-driven activism through the establishment of Education for Development and Sustainability (EDS), a child-friendly community of practice, with Trine and Alamin. In…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Action Research, Educational Research, Sustainable Development
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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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Widianingsih, Ida; Mertens, Donna M. – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2019
The transformative research lens incorporates ideas such as consciously addressing power differences with strategies that allow for the inclusion of the voices of the full range of stakeholders, including those who are most marginalized. The goal of transformative research is to support the development of culturally responsive interventions that…
Descriptors: Social Change, Civil Rights, Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries
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Hesse-Biber, Sharlene – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2019
Climate adaptation research often ignores the broader socio-cultural human sphere within which climate change takes place. Dominant viewpoints on climate adaptation derive from the biophysical world that often excludes social, economic, and political contexts that also connect to biophysical changes. Hybrid methodological mixed methods approaches…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Climate, Change, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Hawley, Ruth; Allen, Cate – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2018
Student-generated video creation assessments are an innovative and emerging form of assessment in higher education. Academic staff may be understandably reluctant to transform assessment practices without robust evidence of the benefits and rationale for doing so and some guidance regarding how to do so successfully. A systematic approach to…
Descriptors: Student Developed Materials, Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Portfolio Assessment
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Gjøtterud, Sigrid; Krogh, Erling – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2017
Coming from a Nordic environment, professionally working in teacher education, both authors engaged in developmental work and research in the Uluguru mountains in Tanzania. The research is carried out in a community-based organization for vulnerable youth, Mgeta Orphan Education Foundation (MOEF), which builds on principles of action learning and…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs, Sense of Community
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Smith, David; Qayyum, M. Aslm; Hard, Natascha – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2017
Studying via the Internet using information tools is a common activity for students in higher education. With students accessing their subject material via the Internet, studies have shown that students have difficulty understanding the complete purpose of an assessment which leads to poor information search practices. The selection of relevant…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cues, Computer Assisted Testing, Higher Education
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