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Welcome Introduction: by Professor Dympna Devine - Head of School

Welcome to the School of Education, a leader in the field of education, with over 100 years of service to the wider education community in Ireland.  

Our record of excellence in teaching and learning is built on a foundation of research excellence, recognized in the QS world subject rankings (2014) where we achieved the highest rating among Schools of Education in Ireland for research activity.  Our team of dedicated academic staff prides itself on building synergies between our research and teaching, giving rise to innovative programmes that respond to changing needs in the education system.  

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School of Education present at the 2nd International Children’s Rights Conference

Dr. Deirdre McGillicuddy and Mary Ryan (PhD Student) represented the School of Education at the 2nd International Children’s Rights Conference, held in Vilnius on December 4th and 5th. The conference is hosted by the EU Funded Children’s Rights Erasmus Academic Network of which the School of Education is one of 27 partners of leading experts across Europe. 

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Graduate Research & Innovation Fund award for PhD students.

Congratulations to Bo Zhang, one of our structured PhD and Education students, supervised by Professor Lizbeth Goodman, who has secured funding through the College of Human Sciences Graduate Research and Innovation Fund to participate in the Toronto Ontario College of Art & Design Inclusive Learning Symposium in February 2015.

NUI Awards to students from the School of Education

UCD School of Education was well represented at the recent NUI Annual Awards Ceremony in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham on Wednesday 12th  November 2014. Three current or past students at the school received prizes on the day. Read more.....


Top of the Class 2014 – School of Education Paper among most read across educational journals published by Taylor and Francis

The paper What is ‘good’ teaching? Teacher beliefs and practices about their teaching co-authored by Prof. Devine, Dr. Fahie and Dr. McGillicuddy in the School of Education and published in Irish Educational Studies has been included in a list of the most read articles that relate to Educational Research, History of Education, Education Policy & Leadership published by Taylor and Francis. The paper is currently available to download free until 31st December.

School of Education Forum on (dis)Ability; Exploring Realities, Celebrating Achievement.

This is a unique event chaired by Dr William Kinsella in which presenters will outline their experiences of overcoming barriers related to rights, accessibility and inclusion to realise significant achievements in their lives.  Wednesday Nov 26th 1.30pm – 4.00pm Room 0.06.  All welcome. Click here to view advert. (JPG).

School of Education hosts Conference: Transnationalism – Gender and Teaching

Dr. Deirdre Raftery is hosting the annual conference of the History of Education Society entitled ‘Transnationalism – Gender and Teaching, Perspectives from the History of Education.   November 21 – 23rd Venue: Thomas Priory Hall, Bewleys Hotel.

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Book Launch ‘ Educating Ireland’ Schooling and Social Change 1700 – 2000

A new book edited by Dr Deirdre Raftery and Dr Karen Fischer will be launched by Professor Andrew Deeks, President of University College Dublin on Friday November 21st in Bewley’s Hotel, Ballsbridge.

Professor Dympna Devine