Contemporary research in Irish education: Volume 5: Book of abstracts of the 7th Annual Postgraduate Research Seminar
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MacRuairc, Gerry, Connolly, Cornelia, & Hall, Tony (Eds.) .(2018). Contemporary research in Irish education: Volume 5: Book of abstracts of the 7th Annual Postgraduate Research Seminar: School of Education, NUI Galway.
We are delighted to welcome you to the 7th Annual Postgraduate Research Seminar of the School of Education, NUI Galway. A central part of the School of Education’s recurrent Research Seminar Series, this annual research colloquium affords the School’s master and doctoral researchers the opportunity to present their research to colleagues and peers. The seminar furthermore provides opportunities to share and discuss the School of Education’s postgraduate research, and the broader conceptual and methodological contexts within which that research is undertaken. This book of abstracts is the fifth in the series, Contemporary Research in Irish Education. As in the previous publications, this year’s book of abstracts includes synopses of current and ongoing graduate research within the School of Education, NUI Galway. The research summarised in the 2018 Book of Abstracts engages with and addresses salient questions and topics in contemporary educational research, both in Ireland and internationally, including: • The use and purpose of data in leading Irish post-primary schools • The development of a questionnaire to measure Irish Primary children’s science self-efficacy beliefs and sources. • Examining difficulties in initial algebra: Development of a scoring system for an algebra diagnostic test • Constructivism through discourse: An exploration of ‘locating’ learning with Special Education Needs (SEN) in suitable setting, based on social, historical and political conditional categorisations. • Role Models for Boys: Addressing issues of gender modelling in Irish primary schools • Blending learning – incorporating innovation in course delivery in Accounting in tertiary education • IDIRLÍON: Interactive Design and Immersive Realities for Learning Irish in an Online Network • The teaching of enterprise in Irish Second Level Schools: An analysis of the Antecedent and Contextual Factors with Deliver Success for all..