Welcome to the conference website.
Immersion education is now firmly established as a successful and effective form of bilingual education for all students according to Dr Eugene O’ Brien, Vice President for Academic Affairs, MIC, who was speaking at the Second All-Ireland Research Conference on Immersion Education held in Mary Immaculate College on May 18th & 19th,2018.
This was among a number of key findings discussed at the two day event, which was attended by over 200 delegates representing eleven different countries. The conference was organised in conjunction with Mary Immaculate College, An Chomhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta agus Gaelscolaíochta; Institute of Technology Tralee; Gaeloideachas; Foras na Gaeilge and Comhairle na Gaelscolaíochta. Academics, practioners and professionals alike exchanged and discussed new directions and research in the field of immersion education including Linking Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Immersion; School Self-Evaluation, Leadership and Educator Development and Navigating Policy and Innovation in Multi/Bilingual Communities.
We look forward to meeting you here at the next immersion conference.
Dr. T.J. Ó Ceallaigh
Department of Language and Literacy Education,
Mary Immaculate College,