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International Centre for Innovation and Workplace Learning

In Photo: Directors of Centre: From L to R: Dr. Yvonne Crotty, Dr. Margaret Farren, DCU with Professor David Smith, Head of Education, Charles Sturt University, Australia after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in 2018.

Since its inception the Centre has been at the forefront in forging collaborative links with national and international organisations and institutions. In 2014 we established the International Journal for Transformative Research (IJTR) - a peer-reviewed, open access journal which is published by Sciendo. 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 journal has published research conducted in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and North America. 

The Centre is actively involved in Local, National and European projects. It currently coordinates the EU FRONTIERS Project (2018-2021) and is a partner in the EU EduHack and Klab4kids projects (2018-2021).  Previous EU projects included Play4Guidance, Inspiring Science Competitiveness and Innovation ICT Policy Support Programme and the EU Seventh Framework Pathway to Inquiry Based Learning project. We have published articles from these research projects.  The Centre support professionals and leaders in a wide range of enterprises, including 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 was nominated again in 2017 for the EU  Inspiring Science Education and Play4Guidance projects.        

The Centre has organised a wide range of research events, for example, The Heart of Transformation ConferenceEntrepreneurship in Education and TrainingCreative Visual Literacy. Atlas Virtual Visit and Action Research.

Mission and Vision of the Centre.  


The Centre collaborated 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.