Special Interest Groups Archive

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) at ESAI (2020 -2022)

Following a call for proposals in late 2019, ESAI was delighted to support some new Special Interest Groups (SIGs). These SIGs were established with a view to supporting current and future practitioners and researchers of education in Ireland. Their work was to embrace the underpinning principles of ESAI – namely to ‘seek to ensure that public educational discourse in Ireland remains acquainted with educational research activity and enlightened by research perspectives’. They should also aim ‘to provide a forum for a wide diversity of perspectives on educational questions, provided that the voicing of such perspectives observes the requirements and discipline of academic freedom’ as outlined in the ESAI Constitution.


The selected SIGs had a two-year lifetime from January 2020 to April 2022 and have received funding from ESAI to support their activities during this time. The SIGs are listed here in alphabetical order – and you can follow the links to read their reports and find out more about their activities.

Curriculum Studies

Inclusive Education

Teacher Education: Critical Pedagogy and Praxis for Social Justice

Values-based Practitioner Action Research


SIG Session at ESAI 2022

At ESAI Conference 2022, there was a special ESAI SIG Session on Friday 8th April at 10.30 am, where each SIG gave an overview of its work. The SIGs (2020-2) encompassed a broad range of projects which were well worth exploring.


New SIGs Series (2023-6)

The current tranche of SIGs (2020-2) has now drawn to a close. These projects have been completed and ESAI has issued a call for proposals for a new ESAI SIGs series (2023-6) via the ESAI website and Twitter.


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