Dr Thomas Walsh

Education

Lecturer
Deputy Head of Department

Maynooth University School of Education
Second
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(01) 708 3351

Biography

Dr Thomas Walsh is a lecturer and Deputy Head of Department (2019-2020) in the Department of Education. Tom joined the Department in 2014 having previously worked as a primary school teacher, an education researcher and a primary school inspector at the Department of Education and Skills.

He holds a B.Ed from St Patrick’s College Drumcondra, and an M.Ed and PhD from the National University of Ireland Maynooth. His doctoral thesis focused on the development and implementation of successive primary school curricula between 1897 and 1990. His book, Primary Education in Ireland 1897-1990: Curriculum and Context, was published by Peter Lang International Academic Publishers in 2012.
  

Tom teaches on a range of programmes in the Department on aspects relating to his research interests, including history of education, education policy and legislation, and team teaching. He has written a range of chapters and articles in these areas and is involved in a number of research projects (e.g., a SCoTENS project on constructions of childhood and a Teaching Council project on team teaching). Tom also supervises the research work of PME, M.Ed, Ed.D and PhD students.

Research Interests

• History of education • Curriculum development and implementation • Early childhood education • School-university partnership and school placement • Teaching methodologies • School inspection and school self-evaluation. • Irish language education (Oideachas trí mheán na Gaeilge) • School organisation and management

Books

  Year Publication
2012 Primary Education in Ireland, 1897-1990: Curriculum and Context.
Walsh, T. (2012) Primary Education in Ireland, 1897-1990: Curriculum and Context. Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang International Academic Publishers. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2019 'Race Discrimination and the Management of Ethnic Diversity at Work: The Case of Elementary Teachers in Ireland'
Walsh, T. and McDaid, R. (2019) 'Race Discrimination and the Management of Ethnic Diversity at Work: The Case of Elementary Teachers in Ireland' In: Joana Vassilopoulou, Julienne Brabet and Victoria Showunmi (eds). Race Discrimination and Management of Ethnic Diversity and Migration at Work: International Perspectives on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. United Kingdom: Emerald Publishing Limited. [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Childhood and the Schooling of the Young'
Walsh, T. (2020) 'Childhood and the Schooling of the Young' In: Fitzgerald, T (eds). Springer Handbook of Historical Studies in Education: Debates, Tensions, and Directions. Singapore: Springer. [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Concepts of Children and Childhood from an Educational Perspective 1900-1940: Context, Curriculum and Experiences'
Walsh, T (2018) 'Concepts of Children and Childhood from an Educational Perspective 1900-1940: Context, Curriculum and Experiences' In: CONSTRUCTIONS OF THE IRISH CHILD IN THE INDEPENDENCE PERIOD, 1910-1940. BASINGSTOKE: PALGRAVE. [DOI] [Details]
2017 '2017: A Year of Progress and Promise (Early Childhood Education)'
Walsh, T. (2017) '2017: A Year of Progress and Promise (Early Childhood Education)' In: Mooney, B (eds). Ireland's Yearbook of Education: Mapping the Past - Forging the Future. Galway: Education Matters. [Details]
2016 'The national system of education, 1831-2000'
Walsh T. (2016) 'The national system of education, 1831-2000' In: Essays in the History of Irish Education. UK: Palgrave. [DOI] [Details]
2006 'Síolta, the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education in Ireland'
Duignan, M., Fallon, J., O’Dwyer, M., Schonfeld, H. and Walsh, T. (2006) 'Síolta, the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education in Ireland' In: The Education Matters Yearbook 2006. Galway: Education Matters. [Details]
2016 'Early Childhood Care and Education in Ireland 2016'
Walsh, T. (2016) 'Early Childhood Care and Education in Ireland 2016' In: Brian Mooney (eds). Education Matters Yearbook 2016-17. Dublin: Education Matters. [Details]
2016 'The Primary School Curriculum in Ireland: Looking at the Past - Learning for the Future'
Walsh, T. (2016) 'The Primary School Curriculum in Ireland: Looking at the Past - Learning for the Future' In: Brian Mooney (eds). Education Matters Yearbook 2016-17. Dublin: Education Matters. [Details]
2016 'Challenging the Homogeneity of the Elementary School Teaching Force in Ireland'
McDaid, R. and Walsh, T. (2016) 'Challenging the Homogeneity of the Elementary School Teaching Force in Ireland' In: Schmidt, C. and Schneider, J (eds). Diversifying the Teaching Force in Transnational Contexts: Critical Perspectives. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2019 Pushing Boundaries, Expanding Vistas: Celebrating the Work of John Coolahan
Walsh, T. and Dolan, R (Ed.). (2019) Pushing Boundaries, Expanding Vistas: Celebrating the Work of John Coolahan Maynooth: Maynooth University Department of Education. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2020 '‘Promoted widely but not valued’: Teachers’ perceptions of team teaching as a form of professional development in post-primary schools in Ireland'
Walsh T. (2020) '‘Promoted widely but not valued’: Teachers’ perceptions of team teaching as a form of professional development in post-primary schools in Ireland'. Professional Development in Education, [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Changing identities and practices: transitioning from the role of supervisor to placement tutor in initial teacher education in Ireland'
Walsh T.;Dolan R. (2019) 'Changing identities and practices: transitioning from the role of supervisor to placement tutor in initial teacher education in Ireland'. Professional Development in Education, 45 (4):527-538 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2019 'Policy, practice and process in team teaching: a pilot project with co-operating teachers and student teachers on school placement'
Rickard A.;Walsh T. (2019) 'Policy, practice and process in team teaching: a pilot project with co-operating teachers and student teachers on school placement'. Irish Educational Studies, 38 (3):309-326 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Recent Policy Developments in Early Childhood Education (ECE): A Jigsaw with too many pieces?'
Walsh, T. (2016) 'Recent Policy Developments in Early Childhood Education (ECE): A Jigsaw with too many pieces?'. An Leanbh Óg, 10 :69-94 [IR Link] [Details]
2016 '100 years of primary curriculum development and implementation in Ireland: a tale of a swinging pendulum'
Walsh T. (2016) '100 years of primary curriculum development and implementation in Ireland: a tale of a swinging pendulum'. Irish Educational Studies, 35 (1):1-16 [DOI] [Details]
2007 'Síolta, the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education in Ireland '
Duignan, M., Fallon, J.,O’Dwyer, M., Schonfeld, H. and Walsh, T. (2007) 'Síolta, the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education in Ireland '. International Journal of Learning, 13 :17-24 [Details]
2007 'The Revised Programme of Instruction, 1900-1922'
Walsh, T. (2007) 'The Revised Programme of Instruction, 1900-1922'. IRISH EDUCATIONAL STUDIES, 26 :127-143 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'Constructions of Childhood in Ireland in the Twentieth Century A View from the Primary School Curriculum 1900-1999'
Walsh, T. (2005) 'Constructions of Childhood in Ireland in the Twentieth Century A View from the Primary School Curriculum 1900-1999'. CHILD CARE IN PRACTICE, 11 :253-269 [IR Link] [Details]
2004 'The Changing Nature of Early Childhood Care and Education in Ireland'
Walsh, T. and Kiernan, G. (2004) 'The Changing Nature of Early Childhood Care and Education in Ireland'. IRISH EDUCATIONAL STUDIES, 23 :1-18 [IR Link] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2006 Insights on Quality: A National Review of Policy, Practice and Research Relating to Quality in Early Childhood Care and Education in Ireland 1990-2004 (in) Hayes, N. (Ed.) (2006). Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Education and Care: Proceedings of the OMEP (Ireland) Conference 2005, pp. 184-192
Walsh, T. (2006) Insights on Quality: A National Review of Policy, Practice and Research Relating to Quality in Early Childhood Care and Education in Ireland 1990-2004 (in) Hayes, N. (Ed.) (2006). Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Education and Care: Proceedings of the OMEP (Ireland) Conference 2005, pp. 184-192 OMEP , pp.184-192 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 Quality A Global Issue? An International Review of Quality in Early Childhood Care and Education in Ireland 1990-2004 (in) Schonfeld, H., Walsh, T. and OBrien, S. (Eds.) (2005). Questions of Quality Conference Proceedings. Dublin: Centre for Early Childhood Development and Education, pp. 162-177
Walsh, T. (2005) Quality A Global Issue? An International Review of Quality in Early Childhood Care and Education in Ireland 1990-2004 (in) Schonfeld, H., Walsh, T. and OBrien, S. (Eds.) (2005). Questions of Quality Conference Proceedings. Dublin: Centre for Early Childhood Development and Education, pp. 162-177 CECDE , pp.162-177 [IR Link] [Details]
2003 An Overview of Research in Ireland Pertaining to Early Childhood Education and Care 1990-2003 (in) Hayes, N. and Kernan, M. (Eds.) (2003a). Transformations: Theory and Practice in Early Education: Proceedings of the OMEP (Ireland) Conference 2003. Cork: OMEP (Ireland), pp. 299-315
Walsh, T. (2003) An Overview of Research in Ireland Pertaining to Early Childhood Education and Care 1990-2003 (in) Hayes, N. and Kernan, M. (Eds.) (2003a). Transformations: Theory and Practice in Early Education: Proceedings of the OMEP (Ireland) Conference 2003. Cork: OMEP (Ireland), pp. 299-315 OMEP , pp.299-315 [IR Link] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2019 ESAI Annual Conference 2019: Education in times of change, choice and challenge.
Walsh, T. and Rickard, A. (2019) ESAI Annual Conference 2019: Education in times of change, choice and challenge. [Oral Presentation], “Promoted widely but not valued”: Teachers’ perception of team teaching as a form of professional development in Irish post-primary schools, Sligo [Details]
2019 Irish National Teachers' Organisation (INTO): Education Conference on the Review of the Primary Curriculum.
Walsh, T. (2019) Irish National Teachers' Organisation (INTO): Education Conference on the Review of the Primary Curriculum. [Keynote Address], Primary Curriculum in Ireland: The Past, The Present, The Possibilities, Kilkenny [Details]
2019 History of Education Society Conference (UK).
Walsh, T. (2019) History of Education Society Conference (UK). [Oral Presentation], From periphery to centre stage: Using the Irish language in schools to build national identity and nationhood in Ireland in the 1920s, UCL, London [Details]
2019 International Standing Conference of History of Education: Spaces and Places of Education.
Walsh, T. (2019) International Standing Conference of History of Education: Spaces and Places of Education. [Oral Presentation], The building of national identity through elementary education: Post-Independence curricular provision for the Irish language in primary schools in Ireland, Porto, Portugal [Details]
2019 The State of Outdoor Play in Ireland Symposium.
Walsh, T. (2019) The State of Outdoor Play in Ireland Symposium. [Oral Presentation], Coming full circle: Tracing key milestones in the early childhood education and care policy provision for young children in Ireland 1919-2019, Maynooth [Details]
2019 EuroACS Conference on Curriculum Studies.
Walsh, T. (2019) EuroACS Conference on Curriculum Studies. [Oral Presentation], From periphery to centre stage: The changing role of the Irish language as a curriculum subject in primary schools in Ireland in the 1920s, Maynooth , 07-JUN-19 - 08-JUN-19 [Details]
2018 Concepts of Children around the time of Political Independence in Ireland – A View from the Primary School Curriculum.
Walsh, T. (2018) Concepts of Children around the time of Political Independence in Ireland – A View from the Primary School Curriculum. [Oral Presentation], Centuries of Childhood: A Conference on the History of Childrena nd Childhood in Ireland and Beyond, DCU [Details]
2018 History of Education Society Annual Conference 2018.
Walsh, T. (2018) History of Education Society Annual Conference 2018. [Oral Presentation], Elementary Teachers in Ireland (1830s-1920s): The Transformation of the Role by Church and State, Limerick [Details]
2018 ETBI Community National Schools: 10 Years On.
Walsh, T. (2018) ETBI Community National Schools: 10 Years On. [Oral Presentation], Patronage and the position of Religion in National Schools in Ireland: An Historical Overview, Dublin [Details]
2018 International Standing Conference of History of Education: Nature and Education.
Walsh, T. (2018) International Standing Conference of History of Education: Nature and Education. [Oral Presentation], The Nature of Elementary Teachers in Ireland (1830s-1920s): From ‘feckless and impoverished’ to ‘respectable’, Berlin [Details]
2017 Narrating Policy: Exploring narrative in policy and policy analysis (Leeds Social Sciences Institute).
Walsh, T. (2017) Narrating Policy: Exploring narrative in policy and policy analysis (Leeds Social Sciences Institute). [Oral Presentation], Excavating Concepts of Children and Childhood in Ireland (1900-1940) from an Historical Educational Policy Perspective, University of Leeds [Details]
2017 History of Education Society Conference.
Walsh, T. (2017) History of Education Society Conference. [Oral Presentation], From Apollonian to Dionysian: The Changing Conceptualisation of Children in the Primary School Curriculum upon the Advent of Political Independence in Ireland, Winchester, UK [Details]
2017 Teacher Education and Teacher Educator National Forum.
Dolan R. and Walsh, T. (2017) Teacher Education and Teacher Educator National Forum. [Oral Presentation], What’s in a Name? Transitioning from the Role of Supervisor to Placement Tutor, University of Limerick [Details]
2017 ECER International Conference.
Walsh, T. (2017) ECER International Conference. [Oral Presentation], Exploring Concepts of Children and Childhood in Ireland (1900-1940) from an Historical Educational Policy Perspective, Copenhagen, Denmark [Details]
2017 ESAI Annual Conference.
Walsh, T. (2017) ESAI Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], Teacher Homogeneity in Primary Schools in Ireland: An Exploration of its Historical Origins, UCC [Details]
2017 Early Childhood Ireland Research and Practice Seminar.
Walsh, T. (2017) Early Childhood Ireland Research and Practice Seminar. [Oral Presentation], Looking Back: Changing Conceptualisations of Young Children in the Infant Classes of Primary Schools upon the Advent of Political Independence, University College Dublin [Details]
2016 ESAI Annual Conference.
Walsh, T. and Rickard, A. (2016) ESAI Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], Facilitating team teaching among co-operating teachers and student teachers on school placement: Context, findings and future directions, Galway , 01-APR-16 - 02-APR-16 [Details]
2016 ECER Annual Conference.
Dolan, R. and Walsh, T. (2016) ECER Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], Changing Identities and Practices? Transitioning from the Role of Supervisor to Placement Tutor in Initial Teacher Education, UCD, Dublin [Details]
2016 ECER Annual Conference.
Walsh, T. and McDaid, R. (2016) ECER Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], Excavating the Foundations of a Homogenous Primary School Teaching Force in Ireland, UCD, Dublin [Details]
2016 Presentation at the Early Years Education - New Directions seminar in Mary Immaculate College of Education.
Walsh, T. (2016) Presentation at the Early Years Education - New Directions seminar in Mary Immaculate College of Education. [Oral Presentation], BA:ECCE - Preparing for professional practice in a complex sector, Limerick [Details]
2016 Early Childhood Ireland Annual Conference.
Walsh, T. (2016) Early Childhood Ireland Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], A Crowded Space: The Policy Development Landscape in Early Childhood Education, Croke Park Conference Centre , 15-APR-16 - 16-APR-16 [IR Link] [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]
2015 Féilte Teaching Council Conference.
Walsh, T, Rickard, A. and Clynes, M. (2015) Féilte Teaching Council Conference. [Poster Presentation], Facilitating Effective Co-teaching among Co-operating Teachers and Student Teachers on Placement, RDS, Dublin [IR Link] [Details]
2015 OMEP Ireland.
Walsh, T. (2015) OMEP Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Recent Policy Developments in Early Childhood Education: A Jigsaw with Too Many Pieces?, University College Cork [Details]
2015 Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference.
(2015) Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], What’s in a name? Transitioning from the role of supervisor to placement tutor, Maynooth University [Details]
2007 ESAI Annual Conference.
(2007) ESAI Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], The Revised Audit of Research on Early Childhood Care and Education in Ireland 1990-2006, Cavan [Details]
2007 ESAI Annual Conference.
(2007) ESAI Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], Curriculum Quality – A View from the Primary School Curriculum, 1900-1999, Cavan [Details]
2006 European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA) Annual Conference.
(2006) European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA) Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], Síolta, the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education, Reykjavik, Iceland [Details]
2006 ESAI Annual Conference.
(2006) ESAI Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation and the Primary School Curriculum, 1922-1971, National College of Art and Design, Dublin [Details]
2006 International Froebel Society Second Biennial Conference.
(2006) International Froebel Society Second Biennial Conference. [Oral Presentation], Symposium on the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education, Froebel College of Education, Dublin [Details]
2006 OMEP (Ireland) Annual Research Conference.
(2006) OMEP (Ireland) Annual Research Conference. [Oral Presentation], The National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education, University College Cork, Cork [Details]
2005 European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA) Annual Conference.
(2005) European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA) Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], The National Quality Framework in Early Childhood Care and Education in Ireland – Context and Charac, Dublin Castle, Dublin [Details]
2005 OMEP (Ireland) Annual Research Conference.
(2005) OMEP (Ireland) Annual Research Conference. [Oral Presentation], Insights on Quality – A Review of National Policy, Practice and Research in ECCE in Ireland, St. Patrick's College of Education, Dublin [Details]
2005 ESAI Annual Conference.
(2005) ESAI Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], The Revised Programme 1900-1922, University College Cork, Cork [IR Link] [Details]
2004 National Disability Authority Conference.
(2004) National Disability Authority Conference. [Oral Presentation], Introduction to the Centre for Early Childhood and Development and Education, National Disability Authority, Dublin [Details]
2004 ESAI Annual Conference.
(2004) ESAI Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], The Changing Nature of Early Childhood Care and Education in Ireland, NUI Maynooth [IR Link] [Details]
2004 Centre for Early Childhood Development and Education International Conference.
(2004) Centre for Early Childhood Development and Education International Conference. [Oral Presentation], Quality - A Global Issue? An International Review of Quality in Early Childhood Care and Education, Dublin Castle, Dublin [IR Link] [Details]
2004 International Human Development Conference.
(2004) International Human Development Conference. [Oral Presentation], A Historical Overview of our Conceptualisation of Childhood in Ireland in the Twentieth Century, St. Patrick's College of Education, Dublin [Details]
2002 ESAI Annual Conference.
(2002) ESAI Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], Educational Disadvantage in Ireland – A Case Study of Two Designated and Two Non-designated Schools, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2018 Towards an Overview for the Redeveloped Primary School Curriculum: Learning from the Past, Learning from Others.
Walsh, T. (2018) Towards an Overview for the Redeveloped Primary School Curriculum: Learning from the Past, Learning from Others. National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, Dublin. [Details]

Blog

  Year Publication
2018 Back to the Future: Reflections on a previous period of innovation in early childhood education.
Walsh, T. (2018) Back to the Future: Reflections on a previous period of innovation in early childhood education. Blog [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2019 Book Review: Education for all?: the legacy of free post-primary education in Ireland, edited by Judith Harford.
Walsh, T. (2019) Book Review: Education for all?: the legacy of free post-primary education in Ireland, edited by Judith Harford. Book Review [DOI] [Details]

Gov. Report or Document

  Year Publication
2010 Early Childhood Intervention Project - Country Report: Ireland.
Walsh, T. (2010) Early Childhood Intervention Project - Country Report: Ireland. Gov. Report or Document [IR Link] [Details]

Policy Contribution

  Year Publication
2007 An Audit of Research on Early Childhood Care and Education in Ireland 1990-2006 (Second Edition).
Walsh, T. and Cassidy, P. (2007) An Audit of Research on Early Childhood Care and Education in Ireland 1990-2006 (Second Edition). Policy Contribution [Details]
2005 Insights on Quality – A National Review of Policy, Practice and Research relating to Quality in Early Childhood Care and Education in Ireland 1990-2003.
Walsh, T. (2005) Insights on Quality – A National Review of Policy, Practice and Research relating to Quality in Early Childhood Care and Education in Ireland 1990-2003. Policy Contribution [Details]
2004 Talking About Quality – Report of a Consultation Process on Quality in Early Childhood Care and Education.
Walsh, T. and Duignan, M. (2004) Talking About Quality – Report of a Consultation Process on Quality in Early Childhood Care and Education. Policy Contribution [Details]
2003 An Audit of Research on Early Childhood Care and Education in Ireland 1990-2003.
Walsh, T. (2003) An Audit of Research on Early Childhood Care and Education in Ireland 1990-2003. Policy Contribution [Details]

Guest Editor

  Year Publication
2005 Making Connections - A Review of International Policy, Practice and Research relating to Quality in Early Childhood Care and Education. Dublin: Centre for Early Childhood Development and Education.
Schonfeld, H., Kiernan, G. and Walsh. T. (Eds.) (2005) Making Connections - A Review of International Policy, Practice and Research relating to Quality in Early Childhood Care and Education. Dublin: Centre for Early Childhood Development and Education. Guest Editor [Details]
2005 Questions of Quality – Conference Proceedings. Dublin: Centre for Early Childhood Development and Education.
Schonfeld, H., Walsh, T. and O’Brien, S. (Eds.) (2005) (2005) Questions of Quality – Conference Proceedings. Dublin: Centre for Early Childhood Development and Education. Guest Editor [Details]

Webinar

  Year Publication
2018 Research in Initial Teacher Education.
Teaching Council (2018) Research in Initial Teacher Education. Webinar [DOI] [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2017 Eochair Funding Scheme Award MU Research Development Office
2018 Teaching Council Award John Coolahan Research Support Framework Teaching Council
2019 Maynooth University Researcher Travel Fund MU Research Development Office

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Member, Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute' MUSSI brings together, consolidates and scales existing social scientific research expertise and research infrastructure in Maynooth University as part of a single enterprise. /
International Standing Conference of History of Education Education /
Educational Studies Association of Ireland Education /
History of Education Society UK Education /
Early Childhood Ireland Education /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Steering Committee of the Migrant Teacher Project, Marino Institute of Education Member 2017 /
Early Childhood Ireland Board of Directors Director 2015 /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Maynooth University Lecturer 01-SEP-14 /
Department of Education and Skills Primary Inspector 01-JUN-07 / 31-AUG-14
Centre for Early Childhood Development and Education Development Officer 01-SEP-02 / 31-MAY-07
Pope John Paul II NS Teacher 01-SEP-98 / 31-AUG-02
Scoil Thomáis, Dublin 15 Teacher 01-SEP-97 / 31-AUG-98

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
1997 St. Patrick's College, DCU B.Ed Education
2001 NUI Maynooth M.Ed Education
2006 NUI Maynooth PhD Education
2013 NUI Maynooth Díoplóma sa Ghaeilge Gaeilge
2019 NUI Maynooth TEG (B2) Gaeilge

Languages

  Language Reading Writing Speaking
French Functional Functional Functional
Irish/Gaeilge Fluent Fluent Fluent

Consultancy

  Client Description
National Council for Curriculum and Assessment
Commissioned research for the redevelopment of the Primary School Curriculum
Teaching Council
External Advisor (reviewing applications for qualifications assessment)
Children’s Research Network for Ireland and Northern Ireland
Member of the selection and advisory group for a tender on the development of an online catalogue of research in early childhood education and care for children aged from birth to 6 years.
Bangor University and University of Chester: External Expert Advisor
External Expert Advisor for the initial Teacher Education proposal to validate the BA Primary, PGCE Primary and PGCE Secondary programmes developed jointly by Bangor University and University of Chester.
Church of Ireland B.Ed Accreditation Panel
Panel member to assess the B.Ed programme as part of the move to DCU
Mary Immaculate College, Limerick
External Examiner (BA-ECE and BA-ECP)
Department of Education and Skills and Department of Children and Youth Affairs
Technical Expert to the Working Group, drafting the Professional Award Criteria and Guidelines for Level 8 Programmes in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) in Ireland

Reviews

  Journal Role
Irish Educational Studies Reviewer
Curriculum Journal Reviewer
History Of Education Reviewer
Irish Studies Review Reviewer
Irish Historical Studies Reviewer