Biography

Aoife Titley is the lecturer in development and intercultural education (DICE) in the Froebel Department. Before becoming a teacher educator, she worked as an education researcher and a post-primary teacher. Her research in the community and voluntary sector includes projects for organisations such as the Irish Traveller Movement, Africa Centre, Debt and Development Coalition, Poetry Ireland, Carlow County Development Partnership and Extern Ireland/ HSE. She has also been involved in the design and development of numerous publications for primary schools, including for Amnesty International Ireland, and the Moral Education Curriculum of the United Arab Emirates (Pearson).

Prior to joining the Froebel Department as the DICE Lecturer, Aoife was also the Programme Manager of the DICE Project for three years, of which the then Froebel College of Education was a partner institution. The DICE Project is a national strategic programme funded by Irish Aid which supports the embedding of development education and intercultural education into initial teacher education in Ireland. Further information is available at www.diceproject.ie.

Aoife is also a doctoral candidate in Dublin City University (DCU), specialising in teacher education. The empirical research for her dissertation explores the real and perceived barriers to initial teacher education for young people from minoritized ethnic backgrounds within a critical participatory action research framework. Her other research interests include international service learning (sending programmes) and social activism in primary schools.

Research Interests

  • Development education policy and practice
  • Intercultural education policy and practice
  • Diversifying teacher education
  • Activism in primary schools
  • International service learning (sending programmes) 
  • Human rights education

Research Projects

  Project Role Description Start Date End Date
The real and perceived barriers to initial teacher education for young people from minoritized ethnic backgrounds Principal Investigator 04-JAN-19 10-DEC-20
The Froebel HOPE Teacher Education Partnership: Reflections on Teaching and Learning Principal Investigator 04-JAN-19 03-JAN-20

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2016 'Ireland: Development and Intercultural Education'
Martin, M. Sleeman, S. & Titley, A. (2016) 'Ireland: Development and Intercultural Education' Global Education in Europe Revisited: Strategies and Structures, . [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2015 Development education as an axiology of well-being in the primary school
Aoife Titley (2015) Development education as an axiology of well-being in the primary school . In: Collins, B., Kavanagh, A, & Moynihan, S eds. Understanding well-being in changing times: The role of SPHE [Details]
2014 The Future of SPHE: Problems and Possibilities
O’Sullivan, C., Moynihan, S., Collins, B., Hayes, G. & Titley, A. (2014) The Future of SPHE: Problems and Possibilities The Future of SPHE: Problems and Possibilities [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2019 Strengthening the practice of Intercultural Education in Primary Schools.
Aoife Titley (2019) Strengthening the practice of Intercultural Education in Primary Schools. [Oral Presentation], ‘Mapping the barriers to initial teacher education for young people from minoritized ethnic backgrounds’, Dublin City University [Details]
2018 Educate Together National Conference.
Aoife Titley (2018) Educate Together National Conference. [Oral Presentation], ‘Teach for Tomorrow – Education for sustainable development in the classroom’, Science Gallery, Trinity College [Details]
2017 NEARI Action Research Seminar.
Aoife Titley (2017) NEARI Action Research Seminar. [Oral Presentation], ‘Using Critical Participatory Action Research frameworks to empower minoritized young people in the research process’, Maynooth University [Details]
2015 Annual Postgraduate Conference, DCU.
Aoife Titley (2015) Annual Postgraduate Conference, DCU. [Oral Presentation], ‘Holding practitioners hostage? The challenges of reductive development education for initial teacher educators’, Dublin City University [Details]
2015 Educational Studies Association Ireland Annual Conference.
Aoife Titley (2015) Educational Studies Association Ireland Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], ‘Educational othering from the inside: The presence and absence of Irish Travellers in the Intercultural Education Strategy’, Maynooth [Details]
2015 Wexford Education Centre Annual Research Conference.
Aoife Titley (2015) Wexford Education Centre Annual Research Conference. [Oral Presentation], ‘Think Globally, Teach Locally: Transformative pedagogy in Initial Teacher Education’, Wexford Education Centre [Details]
2015 SCOTENS Annual Conference.
Aoife Titley (2015) SCOTENS Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], ‘Le Chéile – a voluntary summer club for children living in direct provision’, Limerick [Details]
2015 Centre for Racial Equality, Scotland.
Aoife Titley and Therese Hegarty (2015) Centre for Racial Equality, Scotland. [Oral Presentation], ‘Putting racism on the agenda in initial teacher education in Ireland: Utilising a pedagogy of discomfort to name privilege and support transformative pedagogy’, University of Edinburgh [Details]
2014 Development Studies Association Ireland (DSAI) Conference.
Aoife Titley and Rosalind Duke (2014) Development Studies Association Ireland (DSAI) Conference. [Oral Presentation], ‘The significance of intercultural education as a starting point for student’s active engagement with global justice issues’, DSAI, Kimmage [Details]
2014 Social. Personal and Health Education (SPHE) Network Conference.
Aoife Titley (2014) Social. Personal and Health Education (SPHE) Network Conference. [Oral Presentation], ‘Towards an axiology of development education for eudaimonic well-being in Irish primary schools’, Dublin City University [Details]
2013 ICMC Refugee Resettlement Conference.
Aoife Titley (2013) ICMC Refugee Resettlement Conference. [Oral Presentation], ‘Longitudinal research with resettled refugees: A case study of the Carlow Rohingya refugee resettlement programme’, Brussels, Belgium [Details]
2013 IASSEE Conference.
Aoife Titley and Therese Hegarty (2013) IASSEE Conference. [Oral Presentation], ‘Development education and School Placement: Guidelines for Good Practice’, Dublin City University [Details]
2012 Zambia Ireland Teacher Education Partnership (ZITEP) Conference.
Aoife Titley and Mooka Mukela (2012) Zambia Ireland Teacher Education Partnership (ZITEP) Conference. [Oral Presentation], ‘Inclusive Education: Putting the learner at the heart of education’, Lusaka, Zambia [Details]
2011 Development and Intercultural Education (DICE) Conference.
Aoife Titley and Deirdre O'Rourke (2011) Development and Intercultural Education (DICE) Conference. [Oral Presentation], ‘Using social psychology to understand anti-Traveller bias in Ireland’, Dublin City University [Details]
2010 English Language Teachers Association (ELSTA) Conference.
Aoife Titley (2010) English Language Teachers Association (ELSTA) Conference. [Oral Presentation], ‘Whole-school approaches to intercultural education’, Marino Institute of Education [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2012 Longitudinal evaluations of the Carlow Rohingya Refugee Resettlement Programme (3 separate reports 2009-2012).
Aoife Titley (2012) Longitudinal evaluations of the Carlow Rohingya Refugee Resettlement Programme (3 separate reports 2009-2012). Pobal, Dublin. [Details]
2011 A review of the Cavan Traveller Primary Healthcare Project.
Aoife Titley (2011) A review of the Cavan Traveller Primary Healthcare Project. Extern Ireland/ HSE, Cavan. [Details]
2011 Debt and Development Coalition Ireland: A development education review.
Aoife Titley (2011) Debt and Development Coalition Ireland: A development education review. Debt and Development Coalition Ireland, Dublin. [Details]
2010 The Africa Centre: A development education review.
Aoife Titley (2010) The Africa Centre: A development education review. The Africa Centre, Dublin. [Details]
2009 The Yellow Flag Programme: Handbook for primary schools.
Aoife Titley (2009) The Yellow Flag Programme: Handbook for primary schools. The Irish Traveller Movement, Dublin. [Details]
2009 The Yellow Flag Programme: An intercultural education project for schools.
Aoife Titley (2009) The Yellow Flag Programme: An intercultural education project for schools. The Irish Traveller Movement, Dublin. [Details]
2008 The needs of migrants and their families in Tralee.
Yau, N. and Titley, A. (2008) The needs of migrants and their families in Tralee. Partnership Trá Lí, Tralee. [Details]

Consultancy

  Year Publication
2015 Making Global Connections: Friendship Week Activity Pack for Primary Schools.
Aoife Titley (2015) Making Global Connections: Friendship Week Activity Pack for Primary Schools. Consultancy [Details]

Monograph:- Non Peer Reviewed

  Year Publication
2013 Intercultural events in Schools and Colleges.
Therese Hegarty and Aoife Titley (2013) Intercultural events in Schools and Colleges. Monograph:- Non Peer Reviewed [Details]

Technical Publication

  Year Publication
2017 Moral Education Curriculum of the United Arab Emirates.
Aoife Titley - Contributing author and editor (2017) Moral Education Curriculum of the United Arab Emirates. Technical Publication [Details]

Guidelines for Practice

  Year Publication
2018 Qatar 2022: Fair or Foul? A cross-curricular human rights resource for fifth and sixth class.
Gavigan, C., Titley, A. Doohan, J., Galvin, P. & Diskin, M. (2018) Qatar 2022: Fair or Foul? A cross-curricular human rights resource for fifth and sixth class. Guidelines for Practice [Details]
2014 Good practice in development education in primary schools: Guidelines for school placement tutors.
Aoife Titley with the DICE Network (2014) Good practice in development education in primary schools: Guidelines for school placement tutors. Guidelines for Practice [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
DICE Network of Lecturers To collaborate with the DICE Lecturers in partner institutions including DCU Institute of Education, Marino Institute of Education and Mary Immaculate College Limerick. 15-MAR-11 /
Froebel HOPE Teacher Education Partnership Committee member and coordinator of research 01-SEP-18 /
Castaheany Education Together NS, Ongar, Dublin 15 Member of the Board of Management 07-JUN-17 /
Scoil Choilm CNS, Clonsilla, Dublin 15 Member of the Board of Management 01-SEP-17 /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
MU Social Justice Committee Committee member 2018 / 2019
MU Sanctuary Committee Committee member 2018 / 2019
DICE Steering Committee Secretary 2014 / 2019
Froebel Week Organising Committee Social Justice events coordinator 2017 / 2019

Teaching Interests

Core teaching subjects:
Intercultural education
Development education
Human rights education
Education for sustainable development
Educational research methods 

DICE integrated teaching provided in:
SPHE
Visual Art
Maths
Placement Learning 
Challenges in Pupil Care