Repurposing Education Through Blended Learning in European Schools

Roger Austin, Martin F. Brown, Anthony Kilcoyne, Charoula Angeli, Antoine Gambin, Paddy Shevlin, Craig Skerritt, Stephen Roulston, Sammy Taggart

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This research paper, as part of a European Commission funded project titled “Repurposing Education through
Blended Learning” (REBEL), provides an overview of the challenges and opportunities for blended learning as
experienced by school principals, teachers, parents, and students in twenty secondary schools in Ireland,
Malta, Northern Ireland and Cyprus. More specifically, the research sought to answer the following questions
- What practices for Blended Learning are currently being implemented in schools?
- What Policies presently exist to support enhance Blended Learning?
- What are the perceived benefits of Blended Learning?
- What are the challenges for Blended Learning across countries?
- What supports are available to enhance Blended Learning?
- What do schools perceive as being the future of Blended Learning?
Within this, a number of themes from the qualitative data are presented. The paper begins with a review of
existing literature on blended learning and pandemic education in the case study countries. This is followed by
a description of the Methodology used in the study. Leading on from this, an analysis of the qualitative data
derived from the case studies is presented. Finally, the paper concludes with a discussion of the research
findings and signposts ways and means in which various stakeholding groups such as policymakers can harness
the potential of blended learning in schools into the future.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEducational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI), ESAI Conference 2022
Subtitle of host publicationReconstructing Education: what matters?
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 7 Apr 2022
EventEducational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) (Virtual) Conference 2022: Reconstructing Education: what matters? - Marino Institute of Education, Dublin (Virtual), Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 7 Apr 20209 Apr 2022


ConferenceEducational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) (Virtual) Conference 2022
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