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Philanthropic Funding to Drive Research on Autism Education and Neurodiversity at DCU

Dublin City University has announced a significant new programme of philanthropically funded research on autism education and neurodiversity at DCU Institute of Education. Four PhD scholarships are to be created, as well as a six-month postdoctoral position. Bank of Ireland and Accenture have partnered with DCU to conduct a six-month study that will identify barriers...
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Teachers Inspire Ireland Awardees for 2024 Announced

On Thursday, 16th May, 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. Jill Farrell (teacher at St. Nessan’s National School, Mungret, Co. Limerick), Joe O’Driscoll (retired teacher from Carrigboy National School, West Cork), Meg Offiah...
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How Can Schools Empower Children as Future Leaders?

Fiona Collins is Network Coordinator of the DCU Changemaker Schools Network in DCU Institute of Education, and an advocate for social justice and children’s rights in education. Here, she shares how this network of progressive schools empowers children to lead change in their homes, schools and communities.  When did you first become involved in the...
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Equinix and DCU Anti-Bullying Centre Launch a New Partnership

Equinix, the world’s digital infrastructure company ®, is partnering with Dublin City University’s Anti-Bullying Centre to support vital research in anti-bullying. In this piece, Peter Lantry, Equinix’s Managing Director for Ireland, and Prof James O’Higgins Norman, Director of DCU Anti-Bullying Centre and UNESCO Chair in Bullying and Cyberbullying, discuss their shared goal of a world...
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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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