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Research Strategy Mission Statement

Hibernia College is committed to developing a research culture and ethos that permeates all aspects of the organisation. It aims to build research capacity among faculty and staff and to promote research activity. This will be accomplished through our research strategy, which is linked to the overarching College Strategic Plan/Mission and Vision and feeds into the Teaching and Learning Strategy and the overall philosophy underpinning programmes.

Collaborative Research Projects

Using Swivl for Digital Observation (Hibernia College and ESRI)

This pilot study by the ESRI and Hibernia College examines the impact of using video recordings of teaching practice on teacher assessment and evaluation.

Researchers:
Dr Aoife Lynam, Dr Mary Kelly (Hibernia College)
Prof. Emer Smyth, Prof. Selina McCoy (ESRI)

Exploring Project-Based Methods Using BLOSSOMS (Hibernia College and MIT)

The purpose of the study is to investigate the role of video lessons in the teaching and learning of mathematics at post-primary level. The study aims to implement and evaluate a teaching intervention based on the BLOSSOMS Initiative (Blended Open-Source Science or Math Studies), an MIT-sponsored programme founded in 2008.

Researchers:
Dr Brian Carroll, Dr Aoife Lynam, Dr Mary Kelly (Hibernia College)
Prof. Richard Larson, Prof. Elizabeth Murray (MIT)