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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, writes Professor Dympna Devine, Head of School.  

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.   Read more.....

Latest News

School of Education's Dr Deirdre Raftery wins IRC Decade of Centenaries Award

Dr Deirdre Raftery has won an IRC 'Decade of Centenaries' research award, announced on 19th April 2016, for her project entitled SEQUESTERED: Loreto the Green and 1916.

Paula Prendeville Awarded a Visiting Scholarship to Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University

Paula Prendeville, Chartered Educational Psychologist, doctoral candidate and college lecturer in the School of Education has been awarded a Visiting Scholarship to the Kennedy Institute of Ethics in Georgetown University, Washington DC.

Norwegian Research Council awards grant to Professor Ciaran Sugrue

Professor Ciaran Sugrue has been awarded €129,125 from the Research Council of Norway for a project entitled Formation and Competence Building of University Academic Developers. The project is co-directed by Professor Sugrue and Professor Tone Solbrekke from the University of Oslo.

Education, Identity and Women Religious - New book publication for the School of Education

Deirdre Raftery's new book is Education, Identity and Women Religious: Convents, Classrooms and Colleges 1800-1950. Co-edited with Elizabeth Smyth, University of Toronto, the book has been published simultaneously in the USA and UK by Routledge.

Launch of new Philosophy Ireland website

Dr Áine Mahon of the School of Education and colleagues in Philosophy Ireland have launched a new website that supports the new Philosophy short course at Junior Cycle level. Philosophy Ireland provides updates on teacher training as well as new empirical research relating to Philosophy in Irish schools.