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University of Limerick (UL)

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Contact personDr Paul Conway
Address 0000 - Limerick (Ireland) 
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 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)26-50 
Organisation TypeSecondary or higher education establishment 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Psychology
» Education (incl. training, pedagogy, didactics)

 Brief description of your activity focus
Informed by learning sciences, research focuses on empirical studies of teacher learning and policy analysis in TE.

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
Informed by cognitive and socio-cultural perspectives on learning and development, my research focuses on learning
theories, teacher education (particularly initial teacher education and its interface with other phases in the
continuum), the psychology and pedagogy of literacy and mathematics and policy developments in two areas:
education & e-learning. Research has been funded by a range of bodies - both national and international - including
the Irish Research Council (Advanced Collaborative Research Award, 2012-13), National Council for Curriculum and
Assessment (NCCA), National Council for Special Education (NCSE), Teaching Council, European Science Foundation
(ESF), Irish Aid, Norwegian Research Council, Uwezo, Ohio Dept of Education, Department of Education and Skills
 Research Activities

 EU Framework Programme related activities:
» YOUNG-3-2015: Lifelong learning for young adults: better policies for growth and inclusion in EU
» REFLECTIVE-9-2014: Social Platform on Reflective Societies
» REFLECTIVE-3-2015: European cohesion, regional and urban policies and the perceptions of Europe
» REFLECTIVE-8-2015: Communication and dissemination platform

 Project participation
Project #1
Project TypeOther (International)
Project TitleLesson Study in Initial Teacher Education
CoordinatorUniversity of Stavangar (Norway)
Project #2
Project TypeOther (International)
Project Titleresearch capacity building in education and health

 International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
Norwegian Research Council-funded study (1.25m euro) on Lesson Study in Initial Teacher Education (PRAKUT, 2011-14)
with Univ of Stavangar, (Norway) Stanford University (USA) & UC Berkeley (USA).

European Science Foundation Exploratory Grant (2007) with Universities of Cambridge and Helsinki re mathematics

Irish Aid-funded study on research capacity building in education and health (IAPRCB, 2008-11, 1.5m euro) with all 9
universities in Ireland both north and south and one university in each of Malawi, Uganda, Mozambique and Tanzania.

Irish Aid-funded study on mathematics and science education in secondary schools in Uganda (CGDE, 2008-11, 1.5m euro,

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