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International Centre for Innovation and Workplace Learning

Creativity, Technology and Leadership in the Workplace

The Centre was launched in 2011 at the International DIVERSE Conference  'Creativity: Enhancing our Vision of the Future'. It consists of DCU academic staff from Education Studies, School of Computer Applications and Mater Dei Institute of Education who have a wide range of key skills and research interests and who are committed to conducting research that has practical and positive impact for individuals, institutions/organisation, as well as wider society.

Since its inception the Centre has been at the forefront in forging collaborative links with other national and international organisations and institutions. Collaborators incude: the Faculty of Education at Charles Sturt University, Australia and the PDST Technology in Education unit and the African based Global eSchools and Communities Initiative (GeSCI). The Centre is also actively involved in European projects such as the Erasmus + Play4Guidance project and the EU Competitiveness and Innovation Inspiring Science Education project. We link with professionals and leaders in a wide range of enterprises (e.g. IBM, SAP, Hayes Culleton Ltd) including all sectors of education, health and industry. Nominated for the President’s Award for Engagement.             

In 2014 we established the International Journal for Transformative Research (IJTR) - an online, peer-reviewed journal - in collaboration with De Gruyter open access publications. The journal emerged out of a belief that professionals in any work setting can research their practice with transformative outcomes for themselves and others. We have organised a wide range of research events e.g. Entrepreneurship. Creative Visual Literacy. Atlas Virtual Visit. Cyberspace. Action Research.

Mission and Vision of the Centre. 

Post-primary teachers from Ireland and USA attend an EU Seventh Framework Pathway project workshop on a Computational Approach to Inquiry. DCU 13th & 14th February 2012.

Post-primary teachers from Ireland and USA attend an EU Seventh Framework Pathway project workshop on a Computational Approach to Inquiry.
DCU 13th & 14th February 2012.

The Centre brought post-primary teachers from Ireland and USA together for the first set of workshops and seminars on a Computational Approach to Inquiry. The workshops took place in DCU on 13th & 14th February, 2012. This was jointly organised with the University of Bayreuth, Germany and the Shodor Institute, USA as part of the EU Seventh Framework Pathway to Inquiry Based Learning project.