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Teacher Education and Professional Development

Dr. Patricia Mannix McNamara

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Preceptorship: Exploring The Experiences Of Final Year Student Nurses In Acute Hospital Setting, Lorraine Varley, Patricia Mannix Mcnamara Dr., Catherine Macnamara Jan 2012

Preceptorship: Exploring The Experiences Of Final Year Student Nurses In Acute Hospital Setting, Lorraine Varley, Patricia Mannix Mcnamara Dr., Catherine Macnamara

Dr. Patricia Mannix McNamara

Background: Preceptors play a pivotal role in inducting, supporting, teaching and assessing students on clinical placement. This research sought to examine student nurses’ experiences of preceptorship during their clinical placement in their final year of studies in order to further illuminate what is known about preceptorship in Ireland.

Method: A qualitative research design was adopted for this study. Forty-seven final year nursing students were questioned using a structured enquiry schedule about their experiences of preceptorship during clinical placement. All participants were female. The data were analysed thematically according to Smith, Flowers and Larkin’s (2009) framework.

Results: The results indicate ...


Beyond “Talent, Technology And Tolerance”: What Are The Lessons For Education In The Future?, Marie Parker Jenkins Prof., Patricia Mannix Mcnamara Dr. Jan 2011

Beyond “Talent, Technology And Tolerance”: What Are The Lessons For Education In The Future?, Marie Parker Jenkins Prof., Patricia Mannix Mcnamara Dr.

Dr. Patricia Mannix McNamara

Richard Florida, an American theorist has argued that in the future we need to develop three things: Talent, Technology and Tolerance. Using this framework to inform our discussion, we examine key issues concerning policy and practice to support education for the future. This will be informed by perspectives drawing on British and Irish contexts and what these two States tell us about current issues. Global concerns over raising the academic attainment of all children for employability; responding to cultural diversity in the classroom; and having access to knowledge which informs young peoples choices are the three underpinning themes. We problematise ...


Poetry And Pedagogy: Exploring The Opportunity For Epistemological And Affective Development Within The, J. Hennessy, C. Hinchion, P. Mannix Mcnamara Dr. Jan 2010

Poetry And Pedagogy: Exploring The Opportunity For Epistemological And Affective Development Within The, J. Hennessy, C. Hinchion, P. Mannix Mcnamara Dr.

Dr. Patricia Mannix McNamara

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A Cross-Border Exploration Of The Professional Development Needs Of Heads Of Year, Patricia Mannix Mcnamara Dr., Eva Devaney, Tom Geary, Caryl Sibbett Dr., Willie Thompson Jan 2008

A Cross-Border Exploration Of The Professional Development Needs Of Heads Of Year, Patricia Mannix Mcnamara Dr., Eva Devaney, Tom Geary, Caryl Sibbett Dr., Willie Thompson

Dr. Patricia Mannix McNamara

Pastoral work in schools is about meeting student needs. However in the context of an increasingly changing society, students’ needs are also rapidly changing. The expectation that schools should assume more responsibility for mental health promotion, coupled with an increase in poor mental health and distress among young people, have placed increased pressures on parents and schools (Shucksmith et al. 2005). In schools it is often the pastoral care team, and in particular the year heads, who have to deal with situations that they often feel unprepared for (Wilson et al. 2004, Rothi et al. 2008). It is therefore important ...