Human body-language is one of the richest and most obscure sources of information in inter-personal communication which we aim to re-introduce into the classroom's ecosystem. In this paper we present our observations of student-to-student influence and measurements. We show parallels with previous theories and formulate a new concept for measuring the level… (More)
Can we predict students attention from a classroom video? We present our system for analysing movement of students in classroom during a lecture. We go into details about the technical side for analysing motion of people with limited visibility, and we present preliminary results which show how the neighbourhood and location in the classroom affect… (More)
Although there is evidence that teacher emotional intelligence is important for pupil adjustment and learning and for teachers in managing the emotional demands of their work, little is known about the levels of emotional skill of teachers and beginning teachers. Using Mayer and Salovey's emotional intelligence (EI) model and the MSCEIT test of EI, this… (More)
Educational disadvantage is an essentially contested, political concept. At the same time there is a " phoney consensus " (O'Sullivan, 1999) surrounding the issue, i.e., policy debates on the topic often fail to reflect this contestation. This lack of awareness of the political context to the debate is evident in relation to the targets and measures set for… (More)
Working in groups and managing projects are important professional skills for engineers, and there is a growing demand to teach and assess such skills. But what should be taught and when? Tuckman's famous " stages of development of performing groups " provides a framework for understanding the types of challenges which groups face. Yet, as with any abstract… (More)
The growing literature on the gendering of citizenship and citizenship education highlights that western notions of 'citizenship' have often been framed in a way that implicitly excludes women. At the same time, insofar as feminist writers have addressed citizenship, they have tended to see it in largely local and national terms. While feminist literature… (More)
The changing ethnic make-up of Irish society has impacted upon schools. Existing, largely qualitative studies have highlighted mixed attitudes towards ethnic minorities. Literature has also focussed on the role of the state in articulating a discourse that shapes school-level responses to minorities. This paper critiques the idea of a unitary state… (More)
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