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Mr Seán Ó Broin
MA, BCL, HDE, H. Dip. in Ed. Adm.
Principal (retd.) Kinsale Community School.
Lecturer, School of Education, UCC (2012 - to date).
At present I deliver (i) ED6327 to PME 1, (ii) ED4319 to SSPE, (iii) ED 3317 to SSPE and ED2401 to BEd Gaeilge students. I also deliver Irish language tutorials to BEd. Gaeilge (years 1 and 2).
Placement Tutor, School of Education UCC (2014 to date)
I am a firm believer in Communicative Language Teaching to facilitate second language acquisition, especially in the area of Irish language pedagogy.
Tutor, Roinn na Gaeilge, UCC (1976 - to date, intermittently).
Tutor, Ionad na Gaeilge Labhartha, (1978 – to date).
I initiated a new evening course in UCC for teachers who teach post-primary pupils through Irish but who do not have any Irish language qualification. I wrote and presently deliver coursework catering for their linguistic classroom needs and have successfully taught this programme since 2016.
I was recently awarded the John Coolahan Research Support Framework bursary and am researching the journey travelled in the creation of an Aonad Lán-Ghaeilge in Terence MacSwiney Community College. My work is entitled The challenges and opportunities in setting up an Aonad Lán-Ghaeilge in a socially and economically deprived area. I was a guest panellist at Féilte 2021 where I shared my research experience with participants. My findings were presented to The Teaching Council in January 2022.