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    ‘Meitheal Múinteoirí’: Planning for an Online Community of Practice (OCoP) with Post-Primary Teachers in the Irish-Medium (L1) Sector.Yvonne Crotty & Pádraig Ó Beaglaoich - 2020 - International Journal for Transformative Research 7 (1):10-18.
    This paper will set out the key planning considerations regarding the establishment of a dedicated online portal for Gaeltacht and Irish-medium schools at post-primary level as detailed in the Policy on Gaeltacht Education 2017-2022. The research topic is intrinsically linked with action points highlighted within strategy and policy papers concerning the improvement of online supports for teachers in recent years by the Department of Education in Ireland. The Digital Strategy for Schools 2015-2020 refers to the objective of establishing digital communities (...)
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    Sustaining a Prolonged Pivot: Appraising Challenges Facing Higher Education Stakeholders in Switching to Online Learning.Yvonne Crotty & Kieran Egan - 2020 - International Journal for Transformative Research 7 (1):1-9.
    An Irish Government directive to close colleges amid the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in a switch to emergency remote teaching. Many lecturers unused to practicing online began teaching students who were unfamiliar with online learning. Completion of the semester does not necessarily indicate that it is practicable for a more extended period. This paper queries four aspects of the sustainability of emergency remote teaching: its acceptance by stakeholders; its impact upon student motivation and faculty workload; and its effect upon learning outputs. (...)
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    An Action Research Enquiry Into the Potential of SolidWorks in the Teaching of Rotation in Junior Certificate Technical Graphics.Margaret Farren & Kevin McLoughlin - 2020 - International Journal for Transformative Research 7 (1):26-35.
    Technical Graphics is one of the technology subjects taught at Junior Certificate level in post- primary schools in Ireland. The Junior Certificate examination is held at the end of the Junior Cycle in post-primary schools, which caters for students aged from 12 to 15 years. As a teacher of Technical Graphics for the past seven years, I have gained a great understanding and insight into the different topics in the subject and how they are perceived by students. I concur with (...)
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    An Exploration of an Induction Programme for Newly Qualified Teachers in a Post Primary Irish School.Brian Ladden & Michael Nally - 2020 - International Journal for Transformative Research 7 (1):19-25.
    The Irish Teaching Council introduced a new model of school-based and National Induction Programme for Teachers called Droichead in 2013/14. The Droichead process is an integrated professional induction framework for newly qualified teachers. It was designed to provide whole-school support for teacher induction in both primary and post-primary schools. This study explores the implementation of Droichead in a post-primary school, and to gain insights as to its effectiveness and the potential to bring about improvements.The study found that NQTs are un-prepared (...)
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  5. Foreword.Martin Oliver - 2020 - International Journal for Transformative Research 7 (1):I-II.
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