Journal Overview

The Irish Journal of Academic Practice (IJAP), published online e annually at Technological University Dublin, is a peer-reviewed journal that welcomes scholarly and practice-based articles, case studies, opinion & reflective pieces and reviews relating to learning, teaching, assessment and technology within higher education. It is our aim that IJAP will inspire, educate, stimulate and engage its readership. Like other such journals, IJAP is essential for driving future improvement in, and continuing to raise the profile of Teaching and Learning across the Irish higher education sector. Teaching is of fundamental importance for future generations, and we need to harness the very best evidence to enable our teachers to grow and develop - IJAP provides this!

Next Regular Issue

  • Publication of the next issue is expected in late June 2024. Full articles can be submitted online by 30 April 2024 using the "Submit Article" link on our homepage. Acceptance for publication in IJAP is contingent on peer review.
  • Please contact us if you have any queries about submitting to future issues.
  • Further Information: Journal Purpose

    This journal is a vehicle for the academics who are involved in pedagogic research to disseminate their work to a wider audience. Participants are drawn from different components of the third level sector including vocational, further and higher education. Such a graduate journal is a good place to learn the ‘ropes’ of the publishing process, and try out ideas in early stages of research. If you are thinking of ways to disseminate your evidence-based practice, case studies are an excellent way to achieve impact and visibility of research work; sources of inspiration for your paper can be current "hot topics", your reflective teaching notes or of course, your own research.

    Journal Focus and Scope

    IJAP articles are drawn from areas of learning, teaching, technology and professional development. Emphasis is on innovative practices in teaching and learning. Articles are from graduates of related postgraduate programmes at TU Dublin, holders of Teaching Fellowships, and academic staff locally, nationally and internationally engaged in pedagogic research.

Current Issue: Volume 11, Issue 2 (2023) Education for Sustainable Development


The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) envision a future of social justice and economic prosperity within environmental limits, with education as an catalyst for transformation. Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is premised on learning being repurposed from one with a primarily economic focus to one encompassing global citizenship, social responsibility and environmental stewardship.In line with these priorities, this special edition of IJAP aims to capture pedagogical innovations, underpinning institutional strategy and capacity building across higher education that are contributing to SDG 4.7.



Fostering Student Engagement with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals using an Escape Room
Sarah L. Rawe, Eoin J. McGillicuddy, Sean D. McDermott, Mehael Fennelly, and Patrice Behan


Special Issue - Reflection
Fiona Malone and Cormac Hugh MacMahon


Special Issue - Editorial
Cormac H. MacMahon, Philippe Lemarchand, Lucia Morales, and Jon-Hans Coetzer


A Critical Reflection on the Importance of Education for Sustainable Development
Daniel Kamphambale, Lucia Morales, Cormac H. MacMahon, and Jon-Hans Coetzer


Education for Sustainability – Are we Forgetting the Economic Dimension?
Ozeias Rodrigues da Rocha, Daniel Kamphambale, Jon-Hans Coetzer, Cormac H. MacMahon, and Lucia Morales


Circular Pedagogy to Support Technological Universities Cultural Transformation
Ivaylo Peev, Jon-Hans Coetzer, Nadia Barkoczi, Iulia Stefan, Todor Todorov, Patrick Flynn, Claudia Marian, Sonia Munteanu, Lia Pop, and Lucia Morales