Undergraduate Research | Student Research | Further Education & Training Research Centre
The BSc in Education and Training (4 year mode) is the only concurrent initial teacher training degree in Ireland that is recognised by the Teaching Council as a Further Education teaching qualification. Final year students on the BSc in Education and Training are required to design research, conduct fieldwork and write a thesis on a subject of their choice. Interest in the further education sector is growing and this is reflected in the topic choices of some of our students:
Stacey Bennett: An investigation of teaching strategies used in a Youthreach setting that engage learners in the classroom.
Ewa Domagalska: Is there a need for practicing mindfulness in a Youthreach setting? The advantages for learners.
Sarah Fung: Can Student Centred Learning (SCL) and Critical Pedagogy Contribute to Empowering Learners in Further Education and Training
Rebecca Meehan: A study of the person-centred approach of teaching in Youthreach Centres and whether it prepares the learner for employment.
Jane O'Brien: DCU’s Age Friendly Aspiration: an evaluation of the Intergenerational Learning Programme and the benefits it has for older students.