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Twiner, A.; Major, L.; Wegerif, R. – Irish Educational Studies, 2022
Employers often complain that students leave school unequipped with the real-world skills needed, including problem-solving, teamwork and effective communication. Conversely, school-based education often suffers from limited perceived authenticity leading to low student engagement. Work experience is one solution, but it is labour-intensive and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Mobility, Internship Programs, Cooperation
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Farrell, Rachel; Cowan, Pamela; Brown, Martin; Roulston, Stephen; Taggart, Sammy; Donlon, Enda; Baldwin, Mark – Irish Educational Studies, 2022
This small-scale design-based study describes a cyclical model of professional learning between three stakeholders in initial teacher education (ITE) namely: university-based educators (UEs), student teachers (STs) and co-operating teachers (CTs). This model promotes the development of digital learning leaders through an innovative mentoring…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Preservice Teacher Education, Mentors, Student Teachers
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Marcus-Quinn, Ann; Hourigan, Tríona – Irish Educational Studies, 2022
This article aims to explore the challenges associated with providing digital resources to stakeholders and identifying the obstacles and barriers to the successful design and exploitation of digital resources in the classroom and a wider learning environment. As a direct consequence of COVID-19 and the physical closure of schools we can now…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Web Based Instruction, Instructional Materials, Open Educational Resources
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Donlon, Enda; Conroy Johnson, Marie; Doyle, Audrey; McDonald, Elaine; Sexton, P. J. – Irish Educational Studies, 2022
In Ireland, as around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated that Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) adopt innovative approaches to ensure the continuity of placement-related components of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programmes. One post-primary concurrent ITE programme conceptualised and developed the Teaching Online Programme (TOP),…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Synchronous Communication, Web Based Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Connolly, Cornelia; Walsh, Jane C.; Worlikar, Hemendra; Ryan, Leona; Murray, Aoife; O'Connor, Sadhbh; Kelly, Jack; Coleman, Sean; Vyas Vadhira, Vijay; Newell, Elaine; O'Keeffe, Derek T. – Irish Educational Studies, 2022
Digital education is intertwined with matters of global economics, geopolitics, as well as ongoing changes in what counts as knowledge, skills and learning. We have witnessed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic how technology has been embraced within education from online classes to innovative mobile learning approaches and evaluating humanoid robots…
Descriptors: Health Education, Patient Education, Robotics, Case Studies
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Johnston, Keith; McGarr, Oliver – Irish Educational Studies, 2022
This paper explores future digital technology policy for education with reference to the Irish context. Framed within the global context of commercial influence on education and related discourses, it addresses the Irish context with particular reference to identifiable 'push' and 'pull' factors seen as influencing policy provision in any next…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Commercialization, Influences
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Lehane, Paula; Scully, Darina; O'Leary, Michael – Irish Educational Studies, 2022
In line with the widespread proliferation of digital technology in everyday life, many countries are now beginning to use computer-based exams (CBEs) in their post-primary education systems. To ensure that these CBEs are delivered in a manner that preserves their fairness, validity, utility and credibility, several factors pertaining to their…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Secondary School Students, Culture Fair Tests, Test Validity
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Feerick, Emmet; Clerkin, Aidan; Cosgrove, Jude – Irish Educational Studies, 2022
The task of effectively embedding digital technology use in classrooms is among the challenges currently faced by educators in Ireland and internationally. This paper builds on analyses conducted as part of a longitudinal evaluation of Ireland's Digital Learning Framework. Findings suggest that many teachers -- especially at the post-primary level…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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Brugha, Meaghan Elaine; Hennessy, Sara – Irish Educational Studies, 2022
This paper explores possible affordances of technology and online professional learning to develop and support communities of practice in which educational practitioners develop, share and build on one another's reflections and learning. Evidence is presented from a design-based research study that iteratively designed and developed a mechanical…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Online Courses, Dialogs (Language), Professional Development
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Ní Dhuinn, Melanie; Ann Garland, Shelli – Irish Educational Studies, 2022
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 forced Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to quickly reimagine and rethink how lectures and tutorials would continue, how students would be assessed and progressed and how standards would be maintained. This paper focuses on the pedagogical lessons learned from the online pivot in 2020 and how…
Descriptors: Educational Sociology, Preservice Teacher Education, Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Kearney, M.; Schuck, S.; Burden, K. – Irish Educational Studies, 2022
This article develops four school education scenarios to help educators consider the role of digital technologies in future teaching and to provoke discussion of how education might be done differently. The context for these scenarios is a world shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic. The development of education scenarios is a useful device for thinking…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Teaching Methods, Futures (of Society), Foreign Countries
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Gabriel, Florence; Marrone, Rebecca; Van Sebille, Ysabella; Kovanovic, Vitomir; de Laat, Maarten – Irish Educational Studies, 2022
Technology is omnipresent in our rapidly changing digital world. Capitalising on these technologies is paramount for education systems to support a modern workforce. This study presents a review of 10 countries, highlighting how different public education systems have integrated digital technologies for teaching and learning. These education…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Policy, Learning Strategies, Comparative Education
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Kerslake, Laura; Hannam, Judith – Irish Educational Studies, 2022
This paper presents findings from a study into children's media and information literacy (MIL). The purpose of the study was to understand English primary school children's (ages 8-11) attitude toward the internet as well as their ability to find, use and evaluate information. This then informed the development of a MIL programme of learning for…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Information Literacy, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries
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Kotsiou, Athanasia; Fajardo-Tovar, Dina Daniela; Cowhitt, Tom; Major, Louis; Wegerif, Rupert – Irish Educational Studies, 2022
Many agree that education needs new goals that reflect the demands of the future. These are often called 'Future Skills', referring to the knowledge, attitudes, values, skills, and competencies intended to prepare learners for the future. The need to teach such Future Skills is often cited, justified by the perception that the future will present…
Descriptors: 21st Century Skills, Futures (of Society), Barriers, Data Analysis
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Zavyalova, Ksenia; Galvin, Conor – Irish Educational Studies, 2022
Due to the COVID pandemic, school teachers -- like many other educators --needed to become vastly more digitally capable almost overnight. The results have ranged from the modest to the extraordinary. Teachers turned to content production at previously unseen levels. While recent years has seen increasing interest in the engagement of teachers…
Descriptors: Teacher Developed Materials, Video Technology, Social Media, Teaching Methods
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