The Staff of the School of Inclusive and Special Education are engaged in a wide range of research projects on issues relating to varied aspects of inclusive education and special needs education, spanning for example, pedagogy, policy, practice, curriculum, assessment, transition, collaboration, leadership, teacher education, continuing professional development, life histories, student experience, and partnerships. Research projects vary in focus from individual, group, classroom, school, community and systemic levels, with some involving national and international collaboration, and some being supported by the CREATE21 platform within the IoE. Research undertaken by the school contributes to the dynamic growth of theory and practice in the fields of inclusive education and special needs education while commissioned projects contribute to policy developments in the Irish context.
The school welcomes research students at Masters, Professional Doctorate and PhD levels.
Research Interests and Expertise
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Communities of Practice
Deaf and Visually Impaired Education
Education Disadvantage / Equality
Inititial Teacher Education
Mathematics for Students with SEN
Moderate General Learning Disabilities
Pedagogy and Curriculum
Social and Emotional Learning
Teacher Education / Professional Development