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Translating knowledge

Introducing the DCU Centre for Climate and Society

The newly established DCU Centre for Climate and Society is Ireland’s first academic research centre devoted to leading societal responses to climate change. Its creation follows the launch of an innovative MSc in Climate Change: Policy, Media and Society at DCU in 2018. Like the hugely popular master’s course, the Centre builds upon DCU’s academic...
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Write to Read – Reading Together While Staying Apart

Since 2012, Write to Read has worked with teachers in some of Ireland’s most disadvantaged communities to narrow the literacy achievement gap that exists between affluent and disadvantaged communities by supporting children to develop as readers, writers and thinkers. With research by the Educational Research Centre showing that almost 1 in 5 children in the...
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Write to Read

Ireland suffers from a sizeable literacy achievement gap between children in low and high socio-economic status communities. Research by the Educational Research Centre shows that almost 1 in 5 children in disadvantaged schools leave primary school reading at or below the 10th percentile of standardises tests of reading achievement. At this level, a child would...
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FUSE: Tackling Bullying and Online Safety

The meaning of FUSE is to join or blend to form a single entity. Through Irish and international best research practice, DCU’s National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre developed the FUSE programme to connect the whole school community as one to empower them to tackle bullying and online safety together. In this piece, Darran Heaney,...
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Free copies of new DCU history book for supporters

DCU Educational Trust is pleased to have ten free copies of a new book, which chronicles the history of DCU over the past 40 years to give away to our supporters. The book, Dublin City University, 1980 – 2020: Designed To Be Different, by Dr. Eoin Kinsella is also available to purchase from the DCU...
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DCU announces The Naughton Family Chair in STEM Education

Dublin City University has announced details of The Naughton Family Chair in STEM Education. The Chair was launched on 10th July by the new Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris at DCU’s Institute for Education on its St. Patrick’s Campus. The Chair will be the first in Ireland to...
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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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Future-Tech Building

In September 2018 the Department of Education and Skills revealed details of a €24million investment towards a new €50million, state-of-the-art science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) facility at DCU. ‘Future-Tech’ the planned 10,000m² facility is a project that will further advance DCU’s international reputation for excellence in science, computing and engineering disciplines, with a capacity...
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