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Institute of Education

Primary Teaching Through Irish Sign Language – Kevin’s Story

In 2019, four students began their journey to becoming the first Deaf primary school teachers using Irish Sign Language (ISL) in Ireland. Kevin Dudley is just one of the four students, and in this piece he describes his experience of the B.Ed in Irish Sign Language at DCU so far. “I am profoundly deaf since...
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Folens – Supporting Equal Access to Education

Folens Publishers began supporting four students who communicate through Irish Sign Language to study a Bachelor of Education at DCU’s Institute of Education in 2019. Since then, Folens have gone on to support DCU’s Write to Read programme through donating books to participating primary schools in Ireland. In this piece, Andrew Miller, CEO of Folens,...
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Three DCU Projects Announced as Awardees of the Social Innovation Fund Ireland Children and Youth Funds

Social Innovation Fund Ireland announced the Awardees of their 2019 Children and Youth Funds at a special awards ceremony today. Three DCU projects are included amongst the 14 awardees of the €9.5 million fund, which is made up of 50% private philanthropic funding, self-raised by 14 Awardees. The other half of the fund is supported...
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Kevin Marshall, Head of Education, Microsoft Ireland

Microsoft – Shaping the Future of Learning

In 2019, Microsoft collaborated with DCU to deliver a Student Teacher Digital Skills Project, which aimed to increase the confidence and competence of student teachers to use coding and computational thinking in the design of learning activities. The project saw final year student teachers deliver an Hour of Code in 408 schools across Ireland. In...
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Encouraging Creative Use of Digital Technology in the Classroom

Professor Deirdre Butler of DCU’s Institute of Education is an internationally recognised leader in the creative use of digital technologies to enhance student learning and prepare children for the challenges that face the world now and in the future. With support from Microsoft, Professor Butler led an innovative Student Teacher Digital Skills Project in 2019,...
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Picture shows l-r, Aimee Ennis McLoughlin (Dublin); Aisling O'Halloran (Galway) and Sinéad Leahy (Cork). Four students who communicate through Irish Sign language (ISL) registered at Dublin City University today to become Ireland’s first primary school teachers using Irish Sign Language.  The students Kevin Dudley (Dublin), Aimee Ennis McLoughlin (Dublin), Sinéad Leahy (Cork), Aisling O'Halloran (Galway) have been supported with scholarships by Folens and the Catholic Institute for Deaf People and will begin the full-time four-year undergraduate course next week (Monday, September 23rd). JULIEN BEHAL PHOTOGRAPHY. NO FEE.

First Students Begin New Irish Sign Language Primary Teaching Pathway

Four students who communicate through Irish Sign language (ISL) have registered at Dublin City University to become Ireland’s first Deaf primary school teachers using Irish Sign Language. Provided by DCU’s Institute of Education, four places were made available on the Bachelor of Education programme, which enables Deaf and hard of hearing people who use Irish...
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Teachers Inspire Launch

Teachers Inspire

Thanks to a generous philanthropic donation, Dublin City University was delighted to launch a major national initiative in 2019 to recognise the transformative role of teachers and the enormous contribution they make in Irish society. Through a national advertising and publicity campaign, Teachers Inspire encouraged members of the public to share their personal story of...
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World’s Leading Experts Come Together To Tackle Bullying

From 4th to 6th June, close to 1,000 participants descended on Dublin City University’s Glasnevin campus to attend the World Anti-Bullying Forum. The three-day event was organised by the National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre at DCU, in partnership with FRIENDS, International Bullying Prevention Association and UNESCO, with support from Dublin City Council and Vodafone....
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DCU’s Write to Read Project Receives Engage and Educate Award

Write to Read, a project developed by Dr Eithne Kennedy from DCU’s Institute of Education, has been announced as one of five winners of the Engage & Educate Fund for 2019. The Engage & Educate Fund was created by Social Innovation Fund Ireland in partnership with Mason Hayes & Curran and the Department of Rural...
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Write to Read - Stephen Brett

Write to Read – Developing readers, writers and thinkers

Write to Read is a professional development model that supports teachers to deliver high quality literacy programmes for children. Developed by Dr Eithne Kennedy at the School of Language, Literacy and Early Childhood Education in DCU’s Institute of Education, the project currently works with 13 highly disadvantaged partner schools in Dublin. The project aims to...
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