Pat Duffy Teaching & Coaching Scholarship 2018

Pat Duffy TEaching and Coaching Scholarship
An opportunity for Physical Education Teachers and Coaches to Engage in Research

Part-time Research Masters in the University of Limerick

  • Want to help create links between schools and universities, develop curriculum etc?
  • Want to engage in applied research related to coaching practice and development?
  • Want to further your own knowledge?
  • Want to get involved in action research?

The Physical Education and Sport Sciences Department in the University of Limerick is offering an opportunity for a Physical Education teacher and/or a coach to engage in a 2 year part-time Research Masters. The PESS Dept. will contribute €3000 per year over the 2 years towards the fees.

Possible areas of interest may include the following:    

Assessment – investigation assessment practices that provide students and teachers with meaningful worthwhile and relevant physical education experiences (Dr. Ann MacPhail and Dr. Tom Comyns)

Physical activity – providing a school and community support structure that encourages students to be physically active/physically fit (Prof. Catherine Woods)

Physical literacy/FMS– measuring, implementing and tracking students’ physical literacy/FMS within school physical education (Dr. Antonio Calderon)

Coaching practice and development – engage in applied research designed to inform and influence coaching effectiveness in a variety of fields (Dr. Phil Kearney, Dr. Tom Comyns and Dr. Mark Lyons)

Essential criteria for the Applicant:

  • BSc/BEd in Physical Education or cognate discipline
  • Currently teaching Physical Education in a Post Primary School and/or an active coach

How to Apply:

Please submit a letter of interest (detailing your interest, a brief outline of the research topic the rationale for choosing this topic and your potential supervisor(s) and your CV to  by Thursday 1st November 2018.

Applications will be assessed on the relevance of the research topic and its alignment with the PESS research themes, the quality of the scholar and quality of the proposed supervisory team.

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