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International Centre for Innovation and Workplace Learning

Since its inception the Centre has been at the forefront in forging collaborative links with national and international organisations and institutions. It values collective creativity, collaboration, team-building and the transformative impact of research on the researcher and others with whom the research has been shared. The Centre is actively involved in Local, National and European projects such as the Erasmus + Fronteris Project, Play4Guidance, the Competitiveness and Innovation ICT Policy Support Programme and EU Seventh Framework Pathway to Inquiry Based Learning. We support  and 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. The Centre was nominated for the President’s Award for Engagement in 2014 for its work with Communities Creating Jobs (CCJ)  and in 2017 for Inspiring Science Education and Play4Guidance.           

In 2014 we established the International Journal for Transformative Research (IJTR) - an online, peer-reviewed journal - in collaboration with Sciendo 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. The aim of transformative research is to challenge existing ways of seeing and doing things, and to generate a radical shift in our perception of social, political or educational theories, ideas and actions, creating different kinds of understandings that lead to new practices.  

The Centre has organised a wide range of research events, for example, The Heart of Transformation ConferenceEntrepreneurship. Creative Visual Literacy. Atlas Virtual VisitAction Research.

Mission and Vision of the Centre.  

The Centre is collaborating with the Performance Engineering Laboratory in the Faculty of Engineering and Computing, DCU on the deployment of technology enhanced learning approaches. Above picture: A group of educators get ready to participate in the use of new education material involving multimodal multi-sensorial adaptation. The session took place in DCU on 10th December, 2016.