A Seminar for Cooperating Teachers and Schools “Key Policy Developments in Irish Education: Implications for Classroom Practice”, Date: Saturday, 21 November 2015
School of Education, UCC
A Seminar for Cooperating Teachers and Schools
“Key Policy Developments in Irish Education: Implications for Classroom Practice”
Saturday, 21 November 2015
9.30 am to 1 pm
University College Cork
Details about the Seminar:
This is a relevant and practical continuing professional development event organised by the School of Education, University College Cork, to support the practice of Professional Master of Education (PME) programme Cooperating Teachers in our partner schools.
In the context of recent education policy focus on extending inclusive practices, literacy and numeracy into all classrooms at post-primary school level, this seminar is designed to enhance teachers’ awareness of key Irish education policy focus in these areas.
The seminar will provide a forum for the dissemination of policy and education research-based initiatives and the discussion of best practices in terms of the inclusion of SEN students and the development of literacy and numeracy in the post-primary school classroom.
Programme for the seminar:
9.00 – 9.30 Registration
9.30 – 10.15 Special Education Needs (SEN) - policy directions and classroom practices (Dr Dan O’Sullivan and Mr Denis Burns, UCC)
10.15 – 11.00 Adolescent Literacy – from research and policy to practice (Dr Brian Murphy, UCC)
11.00-11.30 Break – Tea/coffee and light refreshments provided
11.30 – 12.15 Numeracy in the post-primary school classroom (Mr Jerry Mc Carthy)
12.15 – 1.00 Plenary Session – questions, comments and discussion of classroom insights (Chair: Niamh Dennehy)
This seminar is being offered free of charge to all cooperating and interested teachers from PME partner schools but places are limited and must be reserved.
Please register for the seminar by contacting Carol Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org indicating your name, the name of your school and contact details before Friday, 13 November 2015.