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Trinity College Dublin

John Lawlor wins a Social Entrepenuer Award for his work on the Bridge to College Programme

CRITE in partnership with the Trinity Access Programmes and  Suas Educational Development have for 3 years been running a successful computer mediated outreach activity known as the Bridge to College, involving intensive team oriented project based learning workshops, targeted at transition year students from schools with a low transfer to 3rd level education. In December 2010 John Lawlor received a highly competitive Soical Impact Award from Social Entrepuners Ireland for his work on the project.

Literature:

[1] Tangney, B., Oldham, E., Conneely, C., Barrett, E., Lawlor, J., Pedagogy and processes for a computer engineering outreach workshop – the B2C model, IEEE Transactions in Education, 2010, vol 53 no 1, pp53-60. 

[2] Lawlor J., Conneely C., Tangney B., Towards a pragmatic model for group-based, technology-mediated, project-oriented learning – an overview of the B2C model , Proceedings of the 2010 TechEduca Conference, (in press).