NAFOL seminar in Dublin

23–24 September 2019

Venue: University College Dublin

Monday 23 September

09.30–10.00 Welcome, artistic contribution

  • Assistant Professor Jennifer Symonds (University College Dublin), Associate Professor Ann MahPhail (University of Limerick) and Professor Kari Smith (NTNU)

10.00–10.20 Getting to know each other: mix and mingle, introducing yourself, and one sentence about your project

10.20–11.00 Teacher Education and Teacher Education Research in Ireland – including information about The Teaching Council

  • Mary O’Sullivan (University of Limerick) og Ann MacPhail (University of Limerick)

11.00–11.15 Break

11.15–12.30 Joint group-reflection: Present your project in 10 min.

  • Chairs: Assistant Professor Jennifer Symonds (University College Dublin), Professor Kari Smith (NTNU), Professor Marit Ulvik (University of Bergen), Associate Professor Ann MahPhail (University of Limerick), Mary O’Sullivan (University of Limerick) and other Professors from University College Dublin and University of Limerick


12.30–13.30 Lunch

13.30–14.30 Being a doctoral student in Ireland and in Norway

  • Associate professor Billy Kinsella and PhD student
  • NAFOL-student

14.30–14.45 Break

14.45–16.30 Joint group-reflection: Present your research questions and methodology- a written text to be submitted in advance

  • Chairs: Assistant professor Jennifer Symonds (University College Dublin), professor Kari Smith (NTNU), Professor Marit Ulvik (University of Bergen), associate professor Ann MahPhail (University of Limerick), Mary O’Sullivan (University of Limerick)
  • Peer feedback. Text to be submitted about a week before the seminar.

17.30–19.30 Cultural event

19.30 NAFOL invited dinner

Tuesday 24 September

09.00–10.00 Keynote: Ethics in Educational Research

  • Professor Marit Ulvik (University of Bergen)

10.00–10.15 Break

10.15–11.15 Keynote: Teacher educator as researcher: striving towards a greater visibility for teacher education.

  • Associate Professor Ann MahPhail (University of Limerick)

11.15–11.30 Break

11.30–12.30 Key note: Teacher Education in Ireland: At a Crossroads?

  • Teresa O Doherty, University of Limerick

12.30–13.45 Sandwich lunch- pairs/triples- showing ‘my Dublin’ Dublin students in charge

13.45–14.45 Key note: Functions of Assessment in in Teacher Education

  • Professor Kari Smith (NTNU)

14.45–15.00 Break

15.00–16.00 Panel debate: Assessing a dissertation – Questions from the students

  • Mary O’Sullivan (University of Limerick), Professor from University College Dublin, Professor Marit Ulvik (University of Bergen) and Professor Kari Smith (NTNU)

16.00–16.30 Conclusion

  • Norwegian student
  • Irish student
  • Assistant Professor Jennifer Symonds (University College Dublin) and Professor Kari Smith (NTNU)
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