professional development

  • Walsh, G. (2021) Signalling Playfulness: Disguising work as play in the early years classroom

    Play has been widely investigated from a practice-based perspective; playfulness as an effective pedagogical tool has received less attention. Over […]

  • McConnell (2014) Continuing professional development – why bother? Perceptions and motivations of teachers in Ireland

    In a larger study carried out by O’Sullivan et al. to explore the perceptions and experiences of teachers in the Republic of […]

  • McMurray, S. et al (2016) An innovative model for professional development

    This paper considers an innovative model of continuing professional development in addressing the needs of children with literacy difficulties, namely the Special […]

  • Walsh, G. (2019) ‘What’s all the fuss about play’? Expanding student teachers’ beliefs and understandings of play as pedagogy in practice

    In an attempt to resolve some of the lingering tensions involved in understanding play as learning in practice, a group […]

Bloomer, S., Purdy, N. Gibson, K., Orr, K. (2022) The Assessment of Vocational Education and Training Qualifications

Bloomer, S., Purdy, N. Gibson, K., Orr, K. (2022) The Assessment of Vocational Education and Training Qualifications

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Purdy, N. Gibson, K., Orr, K., Tsang, K. (2022) Perceptions of Level 4 & 5 Qualifications in Northern Ireland

Purdy, N. Gibson, K., Orr, K., Tsang, K. (2022) Perceptions of Level 4 & 5 Qualifications in Northern Ireland

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Walsh (2021) Play in Practice during the Pandemic: Summary Report

Walsh (2021) Play in Practice during the Pandemic: Summary Report

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