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News: PIKT data gathering draws to a close

News: PIKT data gathering draws to a close

Researchers from National College of Ireland and SeeBeyondBorders came together online this Tuesday to officially mark the end of data gathering within Data Round 2 of the PIKT research project. Data round 2 comprised of a classroom observation and a semi-structured interview with the 25 teachers who participated in the first round of data gathering in 2023. The research team.  As Data Round 2 analysis begins, we expect to gain a better understanding of what is happening in practice and…

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News: PIKT project journey update

News: PIKT project journey update

Overview of the PIKT project: The Professional Identity for Khmer Teachers (PIKT) research study is currently investigating how teachers in Cambodia can be enabled to improve their teaching practice. The research focuses on the tasks and challenges of building teacher professional identity; how teachers see themselves and how this may change over time. PIKT Partners and 25 participant teachers at the first Teacher Professional Identity workshop. The project aims: Establish a Framework for Teacher Professional Identity. Develop methodology for investigating…

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News: Meet the Field Research Team

News: Meet the Field Research Team

Researchers from National College of Ireland and SeeBeyondBorders came together online this Monday to prepare for the next round of data gathering within the PIKT project. Data gathering will begin in early 2024,  and will comprise of a classroom observation and a semi-structured interview with the 25 teachers who participated in the first round of data gathering in 2023. The research team.  Find out more about the research team: Professor Leo Casey Deirdre Tinnelly Kian Marrian Lida Dy Sambor Kang…

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Video: Teacher Professional Identity Workshop, June 2023

Video: Teacher Professional Identity Workshop, June 2023

In June 2023 the first Teacher Professional Identity workshop took place in Battambang, Cambodia. This evidence-based workshop was designed and delivered by the PIKT partners; SeeBeyondBorders, the Ministry of Education in Cambodia, Phnom Penh Teacher Education College and National College of Ireland. Professor Leo Casey and Dr Seng Set presenting one another with traditional Cambodian Kramas at the Teacher Professional Identity workshop.  In this video you will see a number of Cambodian teachers and the PIKT partners reflecting upon the…

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Video: The Professional Identity for Khmer Teachers (PIKT) project

Video: The Professional Identity for Khmer Teachers (PIKT) project

The Professional Identity of Khmer Teachers (PIKT), is a groundbreaking new research collaboration between, National College of Ireland, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, Phnom Penh Teacher Education College, and SeeBeyondBorders. Over the next two years, this research project will look to answer the question ‘What makes a good teacher?’ – The challenge of enhancing teacher professional identity and capability in Cambodian schools. It will focus on the tasks of building teacher professional identity: how teachers see themselves and…

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Conference: PIKT workshop at CARN 2022

Conference: PIKT workshop at CARN 2022

In October 2022 an overview of the Professional Identity for Khmer Teachers (PIKT) project was presented at the CARN Action Research Network Conference. What Makes a Good Teacher? The Challenge of Building Teacher Professional Identity in Cambodian Schools. The workshop firstly gave a brief overview of Education in Cambodia. The scale of the education problems were outlined, including the education levels of teachers and the outcomes for children. The PIKT research project goals were shared: We will investigate how teachers…

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Article: Dr Leo Casey awarded funding for the PIKT project

Article: Dr Leo Casey awarded funding for the PIKT project

The Department of Foreign Affairs ‘Better World’ strand of the COALESCE programme addresses research collaboration and capacity-building between Ireland and target global south countries. Awardees work in one of Irish Aid’s partner countries, and among the researchers awarded funding under this strand this year is Dr Leo Casey from National College of Ireland. Dr Casey’s project, “What makes a good teacher? The challenge of enhancing teacher professional identity and capability in Cambodian schools” will address the question of teacher effectiveness in the…

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