Institute of Education

Supporting STEM Education Research Around the World – Naughton Scholars Welcomed to DCU

Through the Naughton STEM Education Scholars programme, DCU Institute of Education is advancing research initiatives in the developing world that foster equity, diversity and inclusion in STEM education. Professor Hamsa Venkat, Naughton Family Chair in STEM Education, has welcomed three international scholars to DCU Institute of Education as part of a new initiative that will...
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Minister Announces Funding for DCU Anti-Bullying Centre Under the Ireland Against Racism Fund 2023

Dublin City University’s Anti-Bullying Centre has been allocated €100,000 in funding under the Ireland Against Racism Fund 2023. The Minister of State for Community Development, Integration and Charities, Joe O’Brien, made the announcement on 21 September, and confirmed 24 non-government organisations (NGOs) and community organisations will receive €1.3 million to combat racism and foster racial...
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DCU Shortlisted for Two Times Higher Education Awards

Two DCU initiatives supported by philanthropy are through to the final round of the Times Higher Education Awards: the STEM Teacher Internship (STInt) programme and the Bachelor of Education – Irish Sign Language Pathway. Bachelor of Education – Irish Sign Language (ISL) Pathway The Bachelor of Education – ISL Pathway is a pathway into primary...
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Supporting Autistic Students in Our Secondary Schools

Finbar Horgan is in the final year of his PhD with Dr Neil Kenny in the School of Inclusive and Special Education at DCU’s Institute of Education. With support from the Kerley Autism Education Scholarship, Finbar is examining how student voice approaches can support the inclusion of pupils with autism in mainstream secondary schools in...
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Is Game-Based Learning the Future of Education?

Dr Éadaoin Slattery is a postdoctoral researcher in game-based learning and assessment at the Centre for Assessment Research, Policy and Practice in Education at DCU. Her research into digital game-based learning with Prof. Deirdre Butler is made possible by the collaboration and support of Dream Space at Microsoft Ireland. How did you first develop an...
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Teachers Inspire Award

Louise O’Neill Presents the Teachers Inspire Award to Four Teachers who Transformed the Lives of their Students

On Thursday, 25th of May 2023, four inspiring teachers from across Ireland received the prestigious Teachers Inspire Ireland Desmond Award. At a special ceremony in Dublin City University, hosted by RTÉ Broadcaster Miriam O’Callaghan, Ruairí Farrell (Principal of Greystones Community College, Co. Wicklow), Jennifer Hutton (teacher at St. Fiacc’s National School, Graigecullen, Co. Carlow), Gemma...
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How Messiness, Imagination and Group Work Can Help Young Students Have More Positive Experiences of STEM Subjects

Giving children a sense of the messiness of the world, and showing them how to solve problems with STEM-related reasoning is key to giving young students the best early start with STEM, according to Professor Hamsa Venkat, an expert in mathematics education who this year has taken up the newly created Naughton Family Chair in...
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Deloitte, the Naughton Family and Christine Loscher Win DCU Leadership Awards for 2021-22

Deloitte Ireland and leading Irish philanthropists Martin and Carmel Naughton were announced as the winners of the prestigious DCU Corporate Leadership and Individual Leadership Awards for 2021-22 respectively at DCU Educational Trust’s annual Leadership Circle Event on 3rd February. Leading immunologist, Professor Christine Loscher, was also awarded the DCU Staff Leadership Award at the event,...
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Teachers Inspire Desmond Award Recipients Announced

Teachers from Skerries, Co. Dublin, Virginia, Co. Cavan, Tulla, Co. Clare and Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny were today announced as recipients of the Teachers Inspire Desmond Award. Claire Duffy, Una Smith, Donna Fitzgerald and Liz Kett received the award, designed by contemporary sculptor Sandra Bell, in recognition of their contribution to learning and Irish society. Organised...
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Sandra Bell’s Teachers Inspire sculpture unveiled on DCU’s St. Patrick’s campus

(L-R) Sculptor Sandra Bell at the Teachers Inspire sculpture with Claire Whelehan, DCU Educational Trust, Mr. Dermot Desmond, Prof. Anne Looney, Executive Dean of the Institute of Education in DCU, Prof. Daire Keogh, President of DCU and Derek Bell A new sculpture, Teachers Inspire by sculptor Sandra Bell, was unveiled at Dublin City University’s St....
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