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In this section we highlight a selection of events, conferences, seminars and workshops involving members of the Project IRIS research team.

November 2012

NCSE - Annual Research Conference (November 21st, 2012)

Richard Rose and Michael Shevlin from the Project IRIS team, will be presenting interim findings from the three years of the research, and will also be available for a question and answer session following their presentation.

The presentation will include interim findings from all phases of the study including the national survey of primary, post primary and special schools, and findings from both the school and student case studies. Richard and Michael will also be discussing the project methodology and approaches to data collection throughout the research.

The conference agenda is available in pdf format on the NCSE website here.

Booking for the conference is still open and available here.

June 2012

IATSE - 24th Annual Intl Conference (June 7th-9th, 2012)

‘Exploring behaviours that challenge’

Two Project IRIS researchers, Phil Ellender and Yu Zhao (better known as Yumy), were in attendance at the 2012 IATSE conference being held in St Patrick’s College Drumcondra, Dublin.

Phil, who has assisted in data collection in schools in Ireland will be presenting work from his own study of transition from primary to secondary schooling for children with special educational needs in England. Yumy, who has been assisting Richard Rose with data analysis around case studies will be attending the conference and working in meetings with other members of the Project IRIS team.

The conference programme is available in pdf format on the IATSE website here.

16th November 2011

NCSE Research conference 2011

Members of the Project Iris Research team recently attended the NCSE Annual Research Conference held at the Croke Park Conference Centre. This important conference provides an opportunity for researchers to present new research conducted in Ireland and also extends an invitation to others conducting investigations likely to be of interest to colleagues working in Irish schools.

September 2011

The European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) took place at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany on 13th-16th September 2011.

Professor Richard Rose presented a paper on the development of comparative case study as a methodological tool for gaining insights into schools. He drew upon the methods developed for Project IRIS and shared ideas with an audience of researchers from across Europe.

June 9th - 11th 2011

IATSE Conference, 'Teaching and Learning - Forging Ahead'

The 23rd annual conference of the Irish Association of Teachers in Special Education (IATSE) was held at St. Patrick's College of Education, Dublin, on June 9th, 10th, 11th.

The theme of the conference was ‘Teaching and Learning-Forging ahead’.

14th-16th April 2011

Educational Studies Association of Ireland - 36th Annual Conference
Church of Ireland College of Education, Dublin

Conference Theme: Partnerships: Relationships of Educational Purpose.

The Project Iris team gave a presentation entitled:

Special Education provision in Ireland: Examining the views of key stakeholders.
Project Iris is a longitudinal study investigating special education provision in Ireland.  The research team presented an update on the initial phases of the research.

1-4 September, 2010

BERA (British Educational Research Association), University of Warwick, Coventry, UK.

The Annual British Educational Research Association (BERA) conference was attended by researchers from all over the UK and wider afield.

Click here for more details of this event.

3 August, 2010

ISEC (Inclusive and Supportive Education Congress), Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Inclusive research in Irish schools

Click here for more details of this event.

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