Léargas Research Forum 2020: A Guide to the Presentations

On Tuesday November 10, the Léargas Research Forum will look at the impact and experience of European programmes in Ireland from 2014-2020.

While we can't gather together in person, we aim for an inspirational and engaging event. Six researchers will discuss and share their findings, followed by a brief Q&A section from the attendees.

For more information on the morning's presentations, just take a look at our guide below!

Léargas Research Forum 2020 & VET Skills week
Léargas Research Forum Presentations

  • The Impact of Erasmus+ on Modern Foreign Languages in Ireland
    Dr. Britta C. Jung, Irish Research Council Post-doctoral Fellow

    This study, co-funded by Léargas and the Higher Education Authority through the Irish Research Council, examines how exposure to foreign languages has influenced attitudes to language learning in Ireland, through engagement with former, current and future Erasmus+ participants, and 19 in-depth interviews with former participants and project co-ordinators.

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    Launch video and full study available from https://blog.leargas.ie/blog/erasmus-plus-experience-exposure-impact-foreign-language

  • Tracing the Impact of European Work Experience on VET learners from Ireland
    Charis Hughes, Léargas

    This national research, conducted as part of a wider transnational study, explores the longer-term impact of European work experience on VET learners from Ireland, and the relevance of the training to the needs of learners and employers.

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    National and transnational reports due for publication. Previous research available from https://www.leargas.ie/news/impact-study-erasmus-vocational-mobility-ireland/



  • Good Practice Case Studies in Erasmus+ Youth Strategic Partnerships
    Anne Molloy, RAY Network/Léargas

    This national research, carried out for the RAY (Research-based Analysis of Youth programmes) Network, explores the role, impact and potential of Erasmus+ Youth in Action Strategic Partnerships in fostering innovation and the exchange of good practices in the youth sector.

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  • Key Action 1 Mobility: Connecting Adult Education in Ireland to its Rich Tapestry of Values, Philosophy and Community of Practice in Europe
    Denise Shannon, Léargas

    The Léargas Adult Education Senior Support and Development Officer examines how ETBs have used KA1 mobility in Erasmus+ for Adult Education staff, and how these projects reflect the Adult Education landscape and support policy implementation.

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  • Should I Stay or Should I Go? Exploring the Impact of Erasmus+ on Students and Staff in Irish Higher Education
    Dr. Magdalena Staniek, Researcher

    This study, commissioned by the Higher Education Authority through the Irish Research Council,  identifies and analyses the effects of Erasmus+ on students and staff in the Irish Higher Education sector. It also identifies drivers and barriers to participation.

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    Summary also available in 'Evidence-Based Approach in Erasmus+

  • Ready, Steady, Bake! eTwinning, Transition and Initial Teacher Education
    Una Murray, Teacher Educator - Trinity College Dublin

    This research is part of a PhD study, supported by Léargas, on th
    e relationship between eTwinning and Initial Teacher Education, with specific focus on the profile of eTwinners in Ireland.

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