Dr Ciarán Ó Gallchóir

Education

Assistant Professor

Biography

Dr Ciarán Ó Gallchóir is a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Education (with a Specialism in Leadership) in the Department of Education in Maynooth University. Ciarán joined the Department in 2022, having previously worked in the University of Limerick in which he was the programme coordinator for the Masters of Education in School Leadership (MESL) while also the Director of Postgraduate Studies for the School of Education. In Maynooth, he teaches on a range of programmes in the Department, from sociology of education to research for education leadership.

Ciarán’s research interests focus on initial teacher education, broadening participation in teacher education and educational leadership under the framework of identity, leading and governance. His PhD (University of Limerick) explored the identity development journey of student teachers. He has also led or been a part of a number of wider research initiatives, such as the Higher Education Authority (HEA) funded PATH initiative which aimed to explore the recruitment of underrepresented minorities in initial teacher education, the Erasmus project SUP4PCL which sought to establish School-University Partnerships in Egypt, and the NCCA funded evaluation of the Implementation of the Junior Cycle.

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ciaran-O-Gallchoir

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2022 'Illusions of online readiness: the counter-intuitive impact of rapid immersion in digital learning due to COVID-19'
Power J.;Conway P.;Gallchóir C.;Young A.M.;Hayes M. (2022) 'Illusions of online readiness: the counter-intuitive impact of rapid immersion in digital learning due to COVID-19'. Irish Educational Studies, [DOI] [Details]
2022 'School self-evaluation and empowering leadership in DEIS schools: an exploration of success'
Barry G.;Walsh C.;Ó Gallchóir C.;Mannix-McNamara P. (2022) 'School self-evaluation and empowering leadership in DEIS schools: an exploration of success'. Irish Educational Studies, [DOI] [Details]
2022 'What is caught rather than taught: messages of professionalism communicated by teacher educators'
Ó Gallchóir C.;McGarr O. (2022) 'What is caught rather than taught: messages of professionalism communicated by teacher educators'. Journal of Education for Teaching, [DOI] [Details]
2022 'An Irish perspective on initial teacher education: How teacher educators can respond to an awareness of the ‘absurd’'
Ó Gallchóir C.;McGarr O. (2022) 'An Irish perspective on initial teacher education: How teacher educators can respond to an awareness of the ‘absurd’'. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 54 (7):983-991 [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Examining supervising field instructors’ reporting and assessment of technology use by pre-service teachers on school placement'
McGarr O.;Ó Gallchóir C. (2020) 'Examining supervising field instructors’ reporting and assessment of technology use by pre-service teachers on school placement'. Computers and Education, 146 [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Exploring pre-service teachers’ justifications for one-to-one technology use in schools: implications for initial teacher education'
McGarr O.;Ó Gallchóir C. (2020) 'Exploring pre-service teachers’ justifications for one-to-one technology use in schools: implications for initial teacher education'. TECHNOLOGY, PEDAGOGY AND EDUCATION, :477-490 [DOI] [Details]
2020 'The futile quest for honesty in reflective writing: recognising self-criticism as a form of self-enhancement'
McGarr O.;O’Gallchóir C. (2020) 'The futile quest for honesty in reflective writing: recognising self-criticism as a form of self-enhancement'. Teaching in Higher Education, 25 (7):902-908 [DOI] [Details]
2019 'My cooperating teacher and I: how pre-service teachers story mentorship during School Placement'
Ó Gallchóir C.;O’Flaherty J.;Hinchion C. (2019) 'My cooperating teacher and I: how pre-service teachers story mentorship during School Placement'. Journal of Education for Teaching, 45 (4):373-388 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Identity development: what I notice about myself as a teacher'
Ó Gallchóir C.;O’Flaherty J.;Hinchion C. (2018) 'Identity development: what I notice about myself as a teacher'. European Journal of Teacher Education, 41 (2):138-156 [DOI] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2021 Identifying school-based teacher educators in Ireland and their professional learning needs.
MacPhail, Ó Gallchóir, C. and Young, A. (2021) Identifying school-based teacher educators in Ireland and their professional learning needs. [Oral Presentation], Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE), (Online) [Details]
2021 SIAS-2 short form: A scale to assess social justice advocacy among students.
Nilsson, J. E., Marszalek, J. M., Kim, A., O’Flaherty, J., Ó Gallchóir, C. & Conway, P. (2021) SIAS-2 short form: A scale to assess social justice advocacy among students. [Oral Presentation], International Congress of Psychology Conference (ICPC), Prague, Czech Republic [Details]
2021 Pre-service Teachers’ Perceived Competence: Current and Future Self-as-Teacher.
O’Flaherty, J., Conway, P.F. and Ó Gallchóir, C. (2021) Pre-service Teachers’ Perceived Competence: Current and Future Self-as-Teacher. [Oral Presentation], European Educational Research Association (EERA:ECER), (Online) [Details]
2020 Evaluating ‘social issues advocacy’ in global citizenship education: How robust and ‘fit for purpose’ is the Social Issues Advocacy Scale.
Marszalek, J.M., Conway, P.F., O'Flaherty, J., Nilsson, J.E., and Ó Gallchóir, C. (2020) Evaluating ‘social issues advocacy’ in global citizenship education: How robust and ‘fit for purpose’ is the Social Issues Advocacy Scale. [Poster Presentation], American Educational Research Association (AERA), (Online) [Details]
2020 Pre-service Teachers’ Perceived Competence: Current and Future Self-as-Teacher.
O’Flaherty, J., Conway, P.F. and Ó Gallchóir, C. (2020) Pre-service Teachers’ Perceived Competence: Current and Future Self-as-Teacher. [Oral Presentation], American Educational Research Association (AERA), (Online) [Details]
2020 Towards a taxonomy of self-enhancement techniques in pre-service teachers’ reflective writing.
McGarr, O. and Ó Gallchóir, C. (2020) Towards a taxonomy of self-enhancement techniques in pre-service teachers’ reflective writing. [Oral Presentation], American Educational Research Association (AERA), Online [Details]
2019 Development of a short form of the social issues advocacy scale-2 (SIAS-2).
Marszalek, J.M., J., Nilsson, J.E., O'Flaherty, J., Ó Gallchóir, C. and Conway, P.F. (2019) Development of a short form of the social issues advocacy scale-2 (SIAS-2). [Oral Presentation], American Educational Research Association (AERA), Toronto, Canada [Details]
2019 The ‘Other-Side’ of me: Struggling between teacher and sexual identity.
Ó Gallchóir, C. and Shinners-Kennedy, C. (2019) The ‘Other-Side’ of me: Struggling between teacher and sexual identity. [Oral Presentation], American Educational Research Association (AERA), Toronto, Canada [Details]
2019 Assessing educational technology use on School Placement: Unearthing the hidden messages for pre-service teachers.
McGarr, O. and Ó Gallchóir, C. (2019) Assessing educational technology use on School Placement: Unearthing the hidden messages for pre-service teachers. [Oral Presentation], American Educational Research Association (AERA), Toronto, Canada [Details]
2019 Broadening the homogenous scripts of teacher education in Ireland: First-time mature entrants’ experiences of becoming a teacher.
Ó Gallchóir, C. and Wilkins, C. (2019) Broadening the homogenous scripts of teacher education in Ireland: First-time mature entrants’ experiences of becoming a teacher. [Oral Presentation], European Educational Research Association (EERA:ECER), Hamburg, Germany [Details]
2019 Exploring teacher educators’ articulation of teacher professionalism with School Placement assessments.
Ó Gallchóir, C. and McGarr, O. (2019) Exploring teacher educators’ articulation of teacher professionalism with School Placement assessments. [Oral Presentation], European Educational Research Association (EERA:ECER), Hamburg, Germany [Details]
2018 Exploring pre-service teachers’ justifications for an iPad technology initiative.
McGarr, O. and Ó Gallchóir, C. (2018) Exploring pre-service teachers’ justifications for an iPad technology initiative. [Oral Presentation], International Conference on Mobile Technology in Teacher Education (MITE), Galway, Ireland [Details]
2018 Exploring pre-service teachers’ justifications for technology use: Moving from a discourse of inevitability to critical perspectives.
McGarr, O. and Ó Gallchóir, C. (2018) Exploring pre-service teachers’ justifications for technology use: Moving from a discourse of inevitability to critical perspectives. [Oral Presentation], American Educational Research Association (AERA), New York, NY [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2022 Exploring the introduction of the Framework for Junior Cycle – A longitudinal study: Thematic report no .1 (Initial perspectives on implementation, outcomes, and impact).
McGarr, Oliver; McCormack, Orla; O'Reilly, John; Lynch, Raymond; Power, Jason Richard; Ó Gallchóir, Ciarán; McMahon, Jennifer; Hennessy, Jennifer; Leahy, Keelin; O'Meara, Niamh; Calderón, Antonio; MacPhail, Ann; Neary, Aoife; Ni Chatasaigh, Christine; Costello, Helen; Goos, Merrilyn (2022) Exploring the introduction of the Framework for Junior Cycle – A longitudinal study: Thematic report no .1 (Initial perspectives on implementation, outcomes, and impact). University of Limerick, Ireland. [DOI] [Details]

Guidelines for Practice

  Year Publication
2019 Guidelines for Development Education on School Placement.
Crowe, F., Hogan, D., Liston, J., Liddy, M. and Ó Gallchóir, C. (2019) Guidelines for Development Education on School Placement. Guidelines for Practice [Details]