We are delighted to welcome you to the 8th Annual Postgraduate Research Seminar of the School of Education, NUI Galway. A central part of the School of Educationís recurrent Research Seminar Series, this annual research colloquium affords the Schoolís master and doctoral researchers the opportunity to present their research to colleagues and peers. The seminar furthermore provides opportunities to share and discuss the School of Educationís graduate research, and the broader conceptual and methodological contexts within which that research is undertaken.
This book of abstracts is the sixth in the series, Contemporary Research in Irish
Education. As in the previous publications, this yearís book of abstracts includes synopses of current and ongoing graduate research within the School of Education, NUI Galway. The research summarised in the 2019 Book of Abstracts engages with and addresses salient questions and topics in contemporary educational research,
both in Ireland and internationally.
Building on the successes of the previous seminars, and as a publication output
from this yearís colloquium, this book of abstracts includes the programme for
the School of Educationís 2019 Postgraduate Research Seminar and abstracts of the presenters, outlining their respective research questions, methodologies, data collection and analysis. We would like again to congratulate the presenters in the seminar this year and their supervisors, and to thank all involved in organising this eveningís
event, particularly those colleagues who are chairing the respective parallel sessions. We look forward to an interesting, insightful and productive discussion and sharing of contemporary, critical educational research.