Teaching Profession Project

Teaching Profession Project


St Mary’s University College is hosting a series of free online seminars in regard to the recently launched Teaching Profession Project (TPP).

Commenting on the significance of the Teaching Profession Project Dr Nig Uidhir noted, "St Mary’s, has a long tradition of serving the educational community and delivering high quality teacher education. In that spirit of service, the Teaching Profession Project will create opportunities for teachers and other educators to share knowledge and experience about current issues of importance to the profession. The project acknowledges the importance of the role of the teacher in children's lives and opens channels for exploring key issues that impact upon professional lives. This new Project builds upon a well-established record for investing in relationships. It will provide a space for sharing professional understandings, often based on practical experience and informed by research. This will in turn generate opportunities to extend professional learning, with the first seminar very appropriately focusing on the issue of Teacher Wellbeing."


Register to join the free online seminars

Seminar 1 Teacher Wellbeing

Tuesday, 9th November 2021

Dr Gabrielle Nig Uidhir, Chairperson, is joined by a number of panelists who will share their expertise and insights into the important issue of 'Teacher Wellbeing'.

The aim of the first seminar is to discuss the findings of a recent review of international research on teacher wellbeing which has been conducted by the report's co-author Maria Stewart. Maria, a Lecturer in Education at St Mary’s, presents the key findings from the academic literature on teacher wellbeing. She is joined by two teaching professionals, Mr Geoffrey Cherry and Ms Brenda Rankin, who share their own insights into teacher wellbeing from the perspectives of a primary school principal and a post-primary school senior teacher.

Seminar 2 Pedagogy in Irish Medium Education

Tuesday, 7th December 2021

Conall Ó Máirtín ( BBC Gaeilge and Associate Lecturer at St Mary’s University College) chairs a panel discussion on Pedagogy in Irish Medium Education. Conall is joined by: Fionnuala Ní Mhealláin (Bunmhúinteoir, Bunscoil an tSléibhe Dhuibh, Béal Feirste); An Dr Seán Mac Corraidh (Léachtóir Sinsearach, Coláiste Ollscoile Naomh Muire, Béal Feirste); and Caitlín Ní Ruanaidh (Ceann Roinne agus Teagascóir do Mhúinteoirí Nuacháilithe, Coláiste Feirste).
The discussion is in the medium of Irish with subtitles in English.