Project Title: An Analysis of Agricultural Teachers Experience of their Role as Educators and Identification of Improvements to Better Prepare them for their Role
This project explores the role experienced by agricultural educators by investigating the strategic training needs of agricultural educators in Teagasc. To date the research has established there is a challenge across the Agricultural Colleges in Ireland in how teachers are trained to teach, in their motivations for the role, and their long-term desire to remain teaching. The research also identifies a need to provide educators with stronger supports when recruited, and throughout their career for development and progression.
Teagasc Supervisor: Mr. Frank Murphy, Head of Curriculum Development and Standards Unit
UCD Supervisor: Dr. Karen Keaveney, Lecturer in Rural Development in the School of Agriculture and Food Science
Location: Kildalton College, Piltown, Co Kilkenny
Download: Sinead Flannery - Poster (PDF)