Angela Rickard

Education

Lecturer

Maynooth University School of Education
Second
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(01) 708 3453

Biography

Lecturer in the Department of Education in Maynooth University Angela Rickard is Course Leader for Year 1 of the Professional Master of Education (PME). She teaches on this and on other postgraduate and undergraduate programmes in the department.  She is interested in integrating education for social justice in Initial Teacher Education; supporting creative approaches to teaching and learning and exploring how emerging technologies can be used to complement these approaches. She is the departmental representative in the Ubuntu Teacher Education Network and coordinates a Development Education Week as part of the PME programme. 

Working with internal and external partners, Angela has worked to promote collaborative, inclusive practice generally and Team Teaching in particular. She has undertaken a number of research initiatives involving partners in Ireland and further afield. Themes include: Social Justice and Development Education, Initial Teacher Education, Teacher Professional Development and Educational Technology. She is currently doing doctoral level study in the University of Bristol.

Research Interests

I am interested in the ways emerging technologies can be used to support creative approaches to teaching and learning across the second level curriculum and in my own teaching. For example orking with Science and Maths Education students I have recently explored Digital Games Based Learning (DGBL). I am keen on promoting collaboration in both teaching and research and have undertaken a number of research initiatives involving partners in Ireland and further afield. For example facilitating Team Teaching in schools. Other research interests include Social Justice Education, Intercultural learning, Educational Technology, Development Education and Teacher Professional Development. I have researched my own teaching, especially my and others’ use of digital video to encourage teachers to develop deeper critical awareness of their teaching styles, values and effectiveness. Currently undertaking doctoral study in the University of Bristol, I am particularly interested in using a Narrative Inquiry based approach to explore questions about education that intrigue me.

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2014 'Navigating Other Worlds (NOW) Exploring Digital Game-based Learning in Teacher Education'
Rickard, A (2014) 'Navigating Other Worlds (NOW) Exploring Digital Game-based Learning in Teacher Education' In: Game-Based Learning: opportunities and challenges. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. [Details]
2013 'Navigating Other Worlds (NOW) Digital Games Based Learning project for Science and Maths Education '
Rickard, A. (2013) 'Navigating Other Worlds (NOW) Digital Games Based Learning project for Science and Maths Education ' In: Teaching Fellowships 2012 – 2013 Project Reports & Outcomes. NUIM. [Details]
2010 'I'm Glad to Know I'm Not Going Mad!: The Use of Videos of Authentic Classroom Practice to Prompt Collaborative Reflective Practice Among Second Level Modern Foreign Languages Teachers'
Healy, C., Rickard, A., Mc Dermott K. and Ruddock, K. (2010) 'I'm Glad to Know I'm Not Going Mad!: The Use of Videos of Authentic Classroom Practice to Prompt Collaborative Reflective Practice Among Second Level Modern Foreign Languages Teachers' In: The Digital Learning Revolution in Ireland : Case Studies from the National Learning Resources Service. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press. [IR Link] [Details]
2006 'Training for Trainers: Challenges, Outcomes, and Principles of In-Service Training across the Irish Education System'
Rickard, A., Blin, Françoise & Appel, Christine (2006) 'Training for Trainers: Challenges, Outcomes, and Principles of In-Service Training across the Irish Education System' In: Teacher Education in CALL. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2016 'Opportunities and Obstacles: How School Leaders View Development Education in Irish Port-Primary Schools'
Doggett, B, Grummell, B and Rickard, A (2016) 'Opportunities and Obstacles: How School Leaders View Development Education in Irish Port-Primary Schools'. POLICY AND PRACTICE - A DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION REVIEW, 23 (Autumn):38-64 [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'Not-so-simple Story from My Life: Using Auto-ethnography and Creative Writing to Re-frame the Heteronormative Narratives of School Life'
Rickard A. (2014) 'Not-so-simple Story from My Life: Using Auto-ethnography and Creative Writing to Re-frame the Heteronormative Narratives of School Life'. Changing English, 21 (4):348-358 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'Assessing impact of ICT intercultural work'
Rickard A.;Grace A.;Austin R.;Smyth J. (2014) 'Assessing impact of ICT intercultural work'. International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 10 (3):1-18 [DOI] [Details]
2010 'Collaborative digital learning in schools: teacher perceptions of purpose and effectiveness'
Austin, R;Smyth, J;Rickard, A;Quirk-Bolt, N;Metcalfe, N (2010) 'Collaborative digital learning in schools: teacher perceptions of purpose and effectiveness'. TECHNOLOGY, PEDAGOGY AND EDUCATION, 19 :327-343 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'The Challenge of Change: Digital Video-Analysis and Constructivist Teaching Approaches on a One Year Preservice Teacher Education Program in Ireland. '
Rickard, A., McAvinia, C. & Quirke-Bolt, N. (2009) 'The Challenge of Change: Digital Video-Analysis and Constructivist Teaching Approaches on a One Year Preservice Teacher Education Program in Ireland. '. JOURNAL OF TECHNOLOGY IN TEACHER EDUCATION, 17 [Details]
2004 'Oilte: Organising In-service Training for Languages & Technology in Education'
Rickard, A (2004) 'Oilte: Organising In-service Training for Languages & Technology in Education'. TEANGEOLAS, 41 :15-19 [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2008 Social networking, as a pedagogic tool: linking schools in Asia and Europe to support classroom project work
Rickard, A. and N. Quirke-Bolt (2008) Social networking, as a pedagogic tool: linking schools in Asia and Europe to support classroom project work Teaching and Learning 2008 [Details]
2007 Dissolving Boundaries through Technology in Education - Collaborative Learning Between Schools
Rickard, A. Austin, R., Metcalfe and N., Quirke-Bolt, N. (2007) Dissolving Boundaries through Technology in Education - Collaborative Learning Between Schools International Conference on the Role of ICT Bridge-Bulding and Social Inclusion [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2016 Facilitating team teaching among co-operating teachers and student teachers on school placement: Context, findings and future directions.
A. Rickard and T. Walsh (2016) Facilitating team teaching among co-operating teachers and student teachers on school placement: Context, findings and future directions. [Oral Presentation], ESAI Annual Conference, Galway , 01-APR-16 - 02-APR-16 [Details]
2015 ECER Annual Conference.
Walsh, T. and Rickard, A. (2015) ECER Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], Facilitating co-teaching Developing a professional learning community among co-operating teachers and student teachers on school placement, Budapest , 08-SEP-15 - 11-SEP-15 [Details]
2013 Dublin eLearning Summer School.
(2013) Dublin eLearning Summer School. [Oral Presentation], The Evolving Classroom... (it's about time), Dublin Institute of Technology [Details]
2010 Ubuntu Network Dialogue Day.
(2010) Ubuntu Network Dialogue Day. [Public presentations], Development Education: fostering student collaboration in NUI Maynooth, St. Angela’s College, Lough Gill, Sligo [Details]
2010 Professional development seminar.
(2010) Professional development seminar. [Oral Presentation], DiViATE Lessons for Teacher Educators, National College of Art and Design, Thomas Street, Dublin [Details]
2008 Teacher Education Seminar.
(2008) Teacher Education Seminar. [Oral Presentation], Digital Video in Teacher Education (DiViATE), University of Ulster, Coleraine [Details]
2006 International conference on the role of ICT in Bridge-building and Social Inclusion.
(2006) International conference on the role of ICT in Bridge-building and Social Inclusion. [Oral Presentation], Dissolving Boundaries through Technology in Education 2000 – 2006, University of Ulster, Coleraine Campus [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
2013 Critical reflection in science teaching and learning: a creative approach to the introduction to teaching practice.
Angela Rickard & Majella Dempsey (2013) Critical reflection in science teaching and learning: a creative approach to the introduction to teaching practice. Conference Paper [Details]
2013 Navigating Other Worlds (NOW) Project.
Ms. Angela Rickard (2013) Navigating Other Worlds (NOW) Project. Conference Paper [Details]
2012 The transformative effects of inter/viewing teachers about their practice: interim report on the Vitall project.
Angela Rickard, CélineHealy, Kevin McDermott, KarenRuddock (2012) The transformative effects of inter/viewing teachers about their practice: interim report on the Vitall project. Conference Paper [Details]
2011 Video Ideas for Teaching and Learning Languages (VITALL): a partnership approach to teacher education.
Angela Rickard, CélineHealy, Kevin McDermott,, KarenRuddock (2011) Video Ideas for Teaching and Learning Languages (VITALL): a partnership approach to teacher education. Conference Paper [Details]
2010 Educating for Climate Change: developing students’ understanding of the local impacts of climate Change.
McAvinia, C., Grummell, B., Rickard, A., Reid, K., Kenny. M. and Murphy C. (2010) Educating for Climate Change: developing students’ understanding of the local impacts of climate Change. Conference Paper [Details]
2008 Digital Video in Teacher Education: disruption and reflection in the culture of teaching practice.
Ms. Angela Rickard (2008) Digital Video in Teacher Education: disruption and reflection in the culture of teaching practice. Conference Paper [Details]

Technical Publication

  Year Publication
2011 Crossing the Frontier: Dissolving Boundaries through Technology in Education.
R. Austin, A. Rickard, J. Smyth and A. Grace (2011) Crossing the Frontier: Dissolving Boundaries through Technology in Education. Technical Publication [Details]
2010 Enterprise, ICT and intercultural learning An Interim Report on the Dissolving Boundaries/Joint Business Council Enterprise Pilot Programme.
A. Rickard with R. Austin, J. Smyth, M. Mallon, N. Metcalfe and A. Grace (2010) Enterprise, ICT and intercultural learning An Interim Report on the Dissolving Boundaries/Joint Business Council Enterprise Pilot Programme. Technical Publication [Details]
2007 Collaborative Learning Between Schools.
N. Quirke-Bolt, R. Austin, J. Smyth, M. Mallon, A. Rickard and N. Metcalfe (2007) Collaborative Learning Between Schools. Technical Publication [Details]
2006 Dissolving Boundaries - Building Communities of Practice.
N. Quirke-Bolt, R. Austin, A. Rickard and N. Metcalfe (2006) Dissolving Boundaries - Building Communities of Practice. Technical Publication [Details]

Working Paper

  Year Publication
2013 WorldWise Global Schools: Baseline Research Consultancy, Dublin: WWGS.
Rickard, A., Grummell, B. and Doggett, B. (2013) WorldWise Global Schools: Baseline Research Consultancy, Dublin: WWGS. Working Paper [IR Link] [Details]
2009 Going2secondary : An Evaluation of the Going2Secondary Website Project.
Rickard, Angela, Quirke-Bolt, Nigel (2009) Going2secondary : An Evaluation of the Going2Secondary Website Project. Working Paper [Details]