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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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Smith, David – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2016
Preparing and teaching subjects in the Higher Education environment has been attracting much attention over the past decade as the sector diversifies and adds online instruction to its on campus delivery to cater to the increased demand for flexibility and choice from students. University lecturers are now required to assume greater responsibility…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Hammond, Michael – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2016
This paper looks at blogging by academics and argues that there is a niche role for an academic blog informed by principles of transformative learning. I begin by describing my experiences of blogging, first, as a reader while carrying out my own doctoral research, next, as a teacher introducing blogs to my students, then as a writer of my own…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, College Faculty, Electronic Publishing, Writing (Composition)