She served as a member of the Bachelor of Education Review Committee and acted as rapporteur, culminating in the introduction of the revised Bachelor of Education programme in 2011-’12. She co-designed and has co-taught modules in the Personal and Professional Skills for Teaching and Learning since this time.
Tríona was coordinator of the inaugural Arts Council residency in Dance from 2013-2016, which marked the transition from College of Education to university department at Maynooth.
In 2016, Tríona graduated with an Education Doctorate from Queen’s University, Belfast. Her doctoral thesis investigated the perceptions of young children in school-based pretend play.
From 2008-2018, Tríona served as founding committee member on the Froebel HOPE Teacher Education Partnership, which contributes to the education work of the HOPE Foundation in supporting teachers in Kolkata in play facilitation and promoting Froebelian active learning methods.
Tríona is chairperson of the departmental Development and Intercultural Education (DICE) committee and School Placement Engagement Officer: Arts in Schools. She is currently acting secretary to the Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education Research Committee. Tríona has served in a variety of roles for the Association of Drama Education in Ireland (ADEI) since 2012, most recently as vice-chairperson from 2017-2020. She continues to serve as secretary to the ADEI Sub-committee for Curriculum Matters.
Play and Pretend Play
Drama Education and arts facilitation
Children's Rights-Based Research and children's voices
|2018||Dr Triona Stokes and Dr Ruth Forrest (2018) 'Reviewing Peer-Placement in Initial Teacher Education: Cleamhnas, Pre-Nuptial Agreements, and the seven-year itch' In: Education Matters Yearbook 2017-2018. Castleisland, Co. Kerry : Education Matters/ Walsh Colour Print. [Link]|
|2017||Susan Marron and Dr Triona Stokes (2017) 'Partnership as key: cultivating Facilitator-Artist Relationships in Teacher Education in Arts Council Dance Residencies' In: Education Matters Yearbook 2016-2017. Castleisland, Co. Kerry : Education Matters/ Walsh Colour Print.|
|2016||Triona Stokes (2016) 'Dancing to Life: Reflections on the Experience of the Dance Artist-in-Residence at Maynooth University' In: Education Matters Yearbook 2015-2016. Castleisland, Co. Kerry : Education Matters/ Walsh Colour Print.|
|2007||Triona Stokes (2007) 'Drama' In: Voice and Choice Curriculum Framework. Limerick : Mary Immaculate College and Limerick City Childcare.|
Peer Reviewed Journal
|2019||Stokes, T (2019) 'Using participatory methods with young children; reflections on emergent 'ethically important moments' in school-based research'. Irish Educational Studies, . [DOI] [Full-Text]|
|2019||Stokes, T (2019) 'Using participatory methods with young children; reflections on emergent 'ethically important moments' in school-based research'. Irish Educational Studies, . [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]|
|2022||Dr Triona Stokes (2022) Discussion Paper on Facilitating the Arts in Early Learning and Care: Towards Best Practice Principles. The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY), . [Link]|
|2013||Triona Stokes (2013) 'Now, who's an ugly duckling?': Using Traditional Stories to Examine Drama in Education as a Medium to Explore Diversity and Difference in the Irish Primary Classroom. [Article] [Link]|
Video recording / TV
|2016||Dr Triona Stokes; Lisa Cahill (2016) Reflecting on a University-based Dance Residency in Kildare. Kildare: [Video recording / TV] [Link]|
|St Mary's BNS Maynooth Board of Management||Civic Society||Nominated as a community representative to St. Mary's BNS Maynooth Board of Management [Link]|
|Culture Night Kildare||Civic Society||2014-2019 organiser of annual public workshop or lecture facilitated by the Arts Council Artist-in-Residence for Culture Night Kildare. [Link]|
|Froebel HOPE Teacher Education Partnership||Civic Society||A founding member of the three-person committee who established over ten years a professional teaching partnership with the HOPE Foundation, assisting with their Education programmes to support the work of Indian teachers in state schools and HOPE-run education centres through a sustained programme of Continuing Professional Development and a volunteer sending programme for graduating teachers from Maynooth to co-teach in Kolkata annually for five weeks.|
Tríona is coordinator of Personal and Professional Skills for Teaching and Learning across Years 1-3 of the Bachelor of Education modules, EDF133, EDF234 and EDF337. Student-teacher personal and professional development is the focus of the Bachelor of Education modules on which Tríona teaches, Personal and Professional Skills for Teaching and Learning 1 and 2. The content includes communication and presentation skills, group dynamics, teaching values, academic writing and Harvard referencing skills, each of which are introduced through a mixture of workshops , lectures and seminar-style discussion groups. Course reading equips students to collaborate on school-based case studies.
Tríona has designed and taught a number of curriculum elective modules in arts education within the Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education. These include Dance Education, Integrating Dance and Drama and Storytelling Theatre for the Classroom.