Dr Bríd Connolly

Adult and Community Education

Lecturer

Maynooth University School of Education
1st
107
(01) 7083306

Biography

I have been an adult educator for over thirty years, beginning with women's studies in 1985, with the Department of Adult and Community Education, MU. Since then, I have worked with many different groups at undergraduate and post-graduate levels, both non-formal and formal.
Professionally, I am the director of the PhD in adult and community education I also work on the Doctorate in Higher and Adult Education, Masters in adult and community education, and HDip in Further Education programmes. I supervise theses and teaching practice in all of these programmes.
My research interests developed from this work, with particular interest in feminist and critical pedagogy, gender and diversity and groupwork in adult learning.On sabbatical leave in 2016-2017, I focused on feminist pedagogy in the context of the era of diversity.
 I am also very interested in creativity in all fields. In 2014, I enrolled on the MU Certificate in Creative Writing for Publication, and since then, I won the Kildare Readers' Festival Short Story Competition, in 2015 and I was short listed for the RTÉ Francis MacManus Story Story competition in 2016 and 2017.    


Books

  Year Publication
2008 Adult Learning in Groups.
Dr Brid Connolly (2008) Adult Learning in Groups. : McGraw Hill and Open University Press. [Details]
2007 Radical Learning for Liberation 2.
Connolly, Brid, Fleming, T., McCormack, D., and Ryan, A., (2007) Radical Learning for Liberation 2. Maynooth: MACE. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2014 'Community Education: Exploring Formative Influences within the Maelstrom of Conflicting Social Forces'
Dr Brid Connolly (2014) 'Community Education: Exploring Formative Influences within the Maelstrom of Conflicting Social Forces' In: Further Education and Training: History, Politics, Practice. Maynooth: MACE. [Details]
2007 'Beyond the Third Way: New Challenges for Critical Adult and Community Education'
Connolly, B. (2007) 'Beyond the Third Way: New Challenges for Critical Adult and Community Education' In: Radical Learning for Liberation 2. Maynooth: MACE. [IR Link] [Details]
2006 'Adult and Community Education: A Model for Higher Education?'
Connolly, B. (2006) 'Adult and Community Education: A Model for Higher Education?' In: What Price the University? Perspectives on the meaning and value of higher education from the National Universityof Ireland, Maynooth. Maynooth: NUI Maynooth. [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'Learning from the women's community education movement in Ireland'
Connolly, B. (2005) 'Learning from the women's community education movement in Ireland' In: Engaging the Academy. Leceister: NIACE. [Details]
2002 'Imagination and Epistemology: Creating really useful 'knowledge''
B. Connolly, A. Walsh, L Borys (2002) 'Imagination and Epistemology: Creating really useful 'knowledge'' In: Set in Stone. Maynooth: MACE. [Details]
2000 'Women's Community Education in Ireland: the need for new directions towards 'really useful knowledge''
B. Connolly, A. B. Ryan (2000) 'Women's Community Education in Ireland: the need for new directions towards 'really useful knowledge'' In: Stretching the Academy. [Details]
1999 'Group work and facilitation skills: A feminist evaluation of their role in transformative Adult and Community Education. Volume 1'
Connolly, B. (1999) 'Group work and facilitation skills: A feminist evaluation of their role in transformative Adult and Community Education. Volume 1' In: Women and Education in Ireland. Maynooth: MACE. [IR Link] [Details]
1998 'Group Skills for Community Development'
B. Connolly, M., Drea, S., and Quinlan, K. (1998) 'Group Skills for Community Development' In: Facilitators Resource Pack. [Details]
1996 'Community Development and Adult Education: Prospects for change?'
Connolly, B. (1996) 'Community Development and Adult Education: Prospects for change?' In: Radical Learning for Liberation. Maynooth: MACE. [IR Link] [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2013 'The War Against People: Adult Education Practice for Critical Democracy'
Dr Brid Connolly (2013) 'The War Against People: Adult Education Practice for Critical Democracy'. THE ADULT LEARNER, 1 :76-89 [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Theorising Creative Critical Pedagogy: the art of politicised agency'
Dr Brid Connolly (2013) 'Theorising Creative Critical Pedagogy: the art of politicised agency'. To be added, 14 :1-15 [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'Beyond Redemption? Locating the Experience of Adult Learners and Educators '
Dr Brid Connolly, with Anne B Ryan, Bernie Grummell and Fergal Finnegan (2009) 'Beyond Redemption? Locating the Experience of Adult Learners and Educators '. THE ADULT LEARNER, 1 :131-137 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'The Local and the global: Context for the development of community education in Ireland'
Connolly, B. (2005) 'The Local and the global: Context for the development of community education in Ireland'. JOURNAL OF LIFELONG LEARNING IN EUROPE, 3 :191-197 [Details]
2005 'Saint Bob and me: women's community education and the struggle for global political change'
Connolly, B. (2005) 'Saint Bob and me: women's community education and the struggle for global political change'. ADULTS LEARNING, 16 :17-20 [IR Link] [Details]
2003 'Community education: Listening to the voices'
Connolly, B. (2003) 'Community education: Listening to the voices'. THE ADULT LEARNER, 10 :9-19 [IR Link] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2003 European Association for the Education of Adults.
(2003) European Association for the Education of Adults. Hamburg , 11-SEP-03 - 11-OCT-03 [Details]
2003 International Council on Adult Education.
(2003) International Council on Adult Education. Ocho Rios, Jamaica , 08-SEP-03 - 08-DEC-03 [Details]
2003 Global Citizenship: Learning Gender Justice Workshop.
(2003) Global Citizenship: Learning Gender Justice Workshop. Ocho Rios, Jamaica , 08-SEP-03 - 08-DEC-03 [Details]
2003 Training for Transformation Conference.
(2003) Training for Transformation Conference. Kimmage Manor , 07-SEP-03 - 07-NOV-03 [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2013 Human Development and Capabilities: Re-imagining the university of the twenty-first century, Boni, Alexjandra and Walker, Melanie, (editors), Routledge, Abingdon, 2013.
Dr Brid Connolly (2013) Human Development and Capabilities: Re-imagining the university of the twenty-first century, Boni, Alexjandra and Walker, Melanie, (editors), Routledge, Abingdon, 2013. Book Review [Details]
2012 Book Review: Global Perspectives on Higher Education and Lifelong Learners edited by maria slowey & hans g. schuetze (2012) routledge isbn 97 8-0-415-67507-9.
Dr Brid Connolly (2012) Book Review: Global Perspectives on Higher Education and Lifelong Learners edited by maria slowey & hans g. schuetze (2012) routledge isbn 97 8-0-415-67507-9. Book Review [Details]
2011 AONTAS Flower Power: AONTAS guide to best practice of women's community education.
Connolly, B. (2011) AONTAS Flower Power: AONTAS guide to best practice of women's community education. Book Review [Details]
2011 Adult Learning in Groups.
Connolly, B. (2011) Adult Learning in Groups. Book Review [Details]
2005 Book of the years 2005: That they may face the rising sun: A review.
Connolly, B. (2005) Book of the years 2005: That they may face the rising sun: A review. Book Review [Details]

Magazine Article

  Year Publication
2013 Adult education in times of crises: from Trojan Horses to New Ethics.
Dr Brid Connolly (2013) Adult education in times of crises: from Trojan Horses to New Ethics. Magazine Article [IR Link] [Details]