CIRTL Projects

CIRTL has a strong research profile and demonstrates academic leadership in the scholarship of teaching and learning. The Centre produces high quality research with regularly published output in leading national and international academic journals and texts. CIRTL are currently a partner on three Erasmus+ Capacity Building projects, and are host to an ASSISTID Marie Curie Fellow. The CIRTL team have research interests in a broad range of themes related to higher education, including:

  • The scholarship of teaching and learning;
  • Teaching and learning spaces;
  • Staff professional development in teaching and learning in higher education;
  • Community based research and learning;
  • Assessment;
  • Active learning approaches;
  • Embedding undergraduate research in the curriculum;
  • Universal design for learning;
  • Arts based approaches to teaching and learning;
  • Disciplinary identity.

We welcome staff and students who may wish to partner with us on these activities. We also provide support and guidance to staff wishing to undertake the own research, whether as part of the MA in T&L, in response to National or institutional funded projects, or in response to an interesting question around student learning. Information on securing ethical approval for your T&L research can be found here

Ongoing Research Projects

TITLEFUNDING AGENCYYEAR OF AWARDAMOUNT

Innovative Teacher Education through personalized learning

Erasmus+ Capacity building in higher education 2018-2021 €339,703
Teaching across cultural strengths: Harnessing the power of international relationships in fostering real global connectivity and engagement in teaching and learning enhancement Higher Education Authority 2018-2019 €16,500

Assessment Tools for new learning environments in higher education institutions (ASSET)

Erasmus+ Capacity building in higher education 2017-2020 €981,022
Transforming Assessment Practices in Large Enrolment First Year Education (TAP) Erasmus+ Capacity building in higher education 2016-2019 €508,118

Communication matters: Does one size fit all, in the case of AAC apps for children with complex communication needs in a primary educational setting?

Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions 2016-2019 €250,000

Completed Research Projects

TITLEFUNDING AGENCYYEAR
Developing an international language of teaching and learning spaces to enhance student learning Higher Education Authority 2017-2018
Enhancing Responsible Research and Innovation through Curricula in Higher Education (EnRRICH) H2020 SEAC2 Making science education and careers attractive for young people 2015-2018
Teaching Excellence in Israel (TeachEx) Erasmus+ Capacity building in higher education 2015-2018
Mapping Research across the Undergraduate Curriculum in UCC Univeristy College Cork 2017
Case Study R: Fite Fuaite: The Design and Planning of a Diploma in Applied Irish at UCC In Enhancing Programme Approaches to Assessment and Feedback in irish Higher Education National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning 2017
Teaching for transitions: a review of teaching for transitions related teaching and learning activity and research. Part 1 A review of scholarly work and educator understanding of Pedagogies of Transition: Implications for impact. National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning 2015
Teaching for transitions: a review of teaching for transitions related teaching and learning activity and research. Part 2: A snapshot of Irish-based scholarly work and activity: Implications for impact National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning 2015

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