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The Role of Sustained, On-Site Continuing Professional Development in the Promotion of a Whole-School Approach to Comprehension Strategy Instruction.
(Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, 2012)
This study examines the extent to which a sustained, coherent, on-site professional development approach, incorporating a school-based facilitator, can support the staff of a large urban primary school in the implementation ...
Playtime: the needs of very young learners in physical education and sport
(Pearson Education, 2011)
Too cool for school? Musicians as partners in education (Pre-published version)
(Taylor & Francis [Routledge], 2010)
Displays for the primary school classroom
(I.N.T.O. [Irish National Teachers Organisation], 2013)
While traditionally, Irish classrooms have displayed examples of published posters and teacher-generated charts on the walls, with changing constructivist methodologies which value the involvement of pupils, further learning ...
An embedded case study of how knowledge, competences and skills are acquired through coaching, mentoring and training for leadership at an Adult Education Centre in Ireland
(Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, 2015)
This study explores a proposed construct of leadership in the adult education sector. The construct is a fusion of sustainable, transformational and distributed leadership that is mediated by the Competing Values Framework ...
An ethnography exploring how hegemony and power mediate agency and structure among a group of 6th year Irish girls in a middle-class Post-Primary school
(Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, 2014)
This is an ethnographic study of a culture-sharing group of 6th year girls. Facing the high stakes Leaving Certificate examinations while on the cusp of adulthood, this study contributes to the agency-structure debate from ...
The challenges that face the primary school teacher in coping with grief and loss in a multicultural setting
(Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, 2017)
Death is a fact of life. The primary school teacher is often at the forefront of the child’s life and therefore has to be able to help a child who has suffered a bereavement to cope with this loss. During my teaching ...
Reaching student voice through the arts - insights from a transition year classroom
(Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, 2013)
The purpose of this study was to work with a group of students to explore and evaluate their previous experiences and attitudes towards the arts. The research is premised on the understanding that young people are experts ...
Walking: The first steps in cardiovascular disease prevention
(Wolters Kluwer Health Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010)
Purpose of review Health professionals are presented with the challenge of prescribing physical activity that is likely to be sustained by the sedentary majority. Walking is eminently suited to physical activity ...
Flying the ‘Active School Flag’: Physical activity promotion through self-evaluation in primary schools in Ireland
Primary schools are key sites where children can be active, advance their knowledge and understanding of how to participate in physical activity (PA) and develop an appreciation of its importance in their lives. This ...