PEPAYS Ireland (Physical Education, Physical Activity, Youth Sport Ireland)

Overview: PEPAYS-Ireland provides a predominantly Ireland-based community in which those interested in learning about, and contributing to, evidence-based research related to physical education, physical activity, health and sport across all age groups can reside. It is also intended that PEPAYS-Ireland will connect researchers and policy makers, encouraging researchers to consider how best to influence decision-making…

Hospitality and Tourism T&L Group

Overview Initial set up discussion. Agreement on planned work. Discussions with QQI, IOTI and submission to the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment research on Future Skills needs for the industry. Initial planning of focus group session with industry professionals. Contact details: Mr Ciarán Ó hAnnracháin Tel: + 353 (0)74 9186603 Email: ciaran.ohannrachain@lyit.ie Internet: www.lyit.ie

PL Pedagogy, Learning and Education in Irish‚ Teagasc, Foghlaim agus Oideachas

Overview of work Completed by the Group 2011: the association held the‚ Our Children, Our Future‚ conference hosted by IT Sligo. In addition to two days of key note addresses, a series of academic workshops focussing upon policy, pedagogy and practice in early childhood education and care provided a vibrant forum for educators, students, practitioners,…

PSAI (Political Studies Association of Ireland)

Overview: The teaching and learning specialist group of the PSAI (Political Studies Association of Ireland) brings together scholars (from post-graduates to established academics) to explore innovations in teaching, learning, assessment and curriculum development, and examine different pedagogical approaches within the discipline. It acts as a forum for networking, debate, publication and grant application and as…

The SPHE (Social, Personal and Health Education) Network

The SPHE Network is a national network for those who are teaching or researching in this curriculum area (e.g. lecturers, teachers, post-graduate students). Founded in 2000, the SPHE Network draws members from colleges of education, universities, schools and support services at all education levels. Meetings are held 3-4 times a year to disseminate information, provide…

Society for Music Education in Ireland (SMEI)

The Society for Music Education in Ireland aims to provide an ‘umbrella’ group for recognised music education individuals, organisations/associations and institutions in order to: provide a forum for those organisations, institutions, and individuals who are involved in music education in Ireland to meet and share views, observations and knowledge in a spirit of co-operation and…