DCU awards Dublin school teacher with a two-year fellowship at the university

by Gazette Reporter

Emma Gallagher from Swords is a teacher in Marino College and has been teaching since 2001.

At Marino College, Emma was International Students Coordinator and a member of the professional support team. As a Literacy Link Teacher she oversaw the ‘Hear Me Roar’ project, an oral literacy initiative which was aawarded the bronze award at the Digital Media Awards 2015. Emma has a first-class honours MSc in Education and Training Management (e-learning) and a first-class honours MA in Creative Writing, both from DCU. A writer of fiction and poetry, she has a keen interest in creative writing pedagogy. 

The Fellowship will give Emma and five other primary and post primary teachers a unique opportunity to support the development of students across a range of teacher education programmes, while also undertaking a programme of professional development, to include a programme at Masters or PhD level.

Working with DCU academic staff and soon-to-be teachers on various teacher education programmes, the Fellows will support students by sharing their own experience of becoming a teacher and by bringing their professional practice and insights from classrooms across the country.

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This initiative, which is the first of its kind in Europe, was developed to benefit the next generation of teachers and to further enhance the quality of the teaching profession in Ireland. The Fellows will support DCU student teachers on school placement and as teachers-in-residence, and they’ll support the University’s work of developing the 21st century teacher identity.

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