Student Research Conference

19 May 2017

The third annual Student Teacher Research in Education at St Mary's (STRE@M) conference took place on Wednesday, 10th May. The conference was attended by third- and fourth-year education students, colleagues from Stranmillis University College, the Education and Training Inspectorate (ETI) and the Irish National Teachers' Organisation (INTO), which kindly sponsored the conference for the third year in succession.

For the first time, the conference was presented in association with the University of Glasgow, fifteen students and two members of staff from the university attending and presenting their work. Ms Maggie Jago from the University of Glasgow opened the conference with a keynote speech which focused on the importance of reflective practice for teachers' professional learning. Over fifty students in total presented the findings of their research, which included a wide range of topics and issues pertinent to contemporary educational practice.

Mr Seamus Hannah from the INTO presented the conference prize, which this year was awarded to two students: Noel Bradley-Johnston for his paper entitled “LGBT Young People in Primary Education in Northern Ireland and The Experiences of Teachers Towards Exploring LGBT Issues in the Classroom” and Eimear Dynes, whose paper addressed “The Extent to which Music Can Enhance Language Development and Engagement of Newcomer Children within the Early Years”.

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