THE inaugural Limerick and Clare Education Centres Education Research Conference was held in 2011, with a view to giving education practitioners and researchers an opportunity to showcase their work.
The event proved successful with 12 research practitioners coming together to share models of best practice in a collegial setting.
This year the conference has grown to become a two-day event, with Dr Laura M O’Dwyer, PhD Associate Professor Department of Educational Research, Measurement and Evaluation at Boston College, USA giving a seminar on Survey Construction on Friday, March 8 at 6pm.
This seminar should prove invaluable and interesting to educators and researchers from many professions, as well as people engaged in education. Prof Tim Blair of the University of Central Florida, Orlando will deliver a keynote address to the conference in a plenary session on Saturday, March 9. The conference is open to the public and there is no admission fee
Thirty-six researchers will present papers on the challenges and opportunities in their field of study in education, which should be of particular interest to teachers and parents with areas of interest in Special Education Needs, Leadership, Pastoral Care, ICT in Education, Curriculum and Integration all included in the programme.
The director of Clare Education Centre, Pat Hanrahan, is encouraging Clare teachers and others with an interest in this area to attend. The research conference takes place in Limerick Education Centre, Marshall House, Dooradoyle on Saturday March 9 , commencing at 9am.