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Talking transformational teaching, academic freedom and policies for inclusive education

Joan Sweeney presenting at the seminar

Joan Sweeney presenting at the seminar

Students and staff enjoying the seminar

Students and staff enjoying the seminar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doctoral students, alumni and academics gathered on April 29th for the School of Education’s monthly research seminar. Dr. Janet Jones (EdD, 2016) presented new work on transformational teaching practices in undergraduate Sociology education, examining the influence of critical pedagogies on students’ learning, experiences of education and social and political agency. Prof. Terence Karran shared a recent study on academic freedom in Scandinavia, illustrating how a pan-European study of academic freedom reveals differences between Nordic and other European countries. Joan Sweeney then presented her work in progress on ‘the policy of inclusion in Ireland’, focusing on different types and levels of support for school-age students with dyslexia.

Learn more about Prof. Karran’s research into the current state of academic freedom and its importance for society.

 

Read Dr. Janet R. Jones’ thesis, Teaching Undergraduate Sociology: The Effects of Transformational Teaching Practices on Student Experiences in an English Further Education College.

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