Michael Kenny

Adult and Community Education, ALL Institute

Lecturer

Maynooth University School of Education
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(01) 708 3590

Biography

I am an Adult and Community Educator with a particular interest in engaged participation. My upbringing is rural within a West of Ireland migrant family. My higher education is an Agricultural Science degree (BAgrSc 1980), Rural Development masters (MAgrSc 1990), a Higher Diploma in Higher Education (HDHE1998), and a level-10 Post-Graduate Diploma in Educational Management (Bristol University. 2021). I have digital badge qualifications in Getting Started in Online Teaching, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Learning and Assessment, and Programme Focused Assessment.
My experience is youth work, community work in Ireland and Africa, and extensive engagement with formal, non-formal, and voluntary rural and urban organisations.
I am course director of the Post-Graduate Higher Diploma in Further Education (HDFE, https://goo.gl/bZGjiJ) with Dr. Camilla Fitzsimons. I teach Curriculum Development and Assessment, Technology for Adult Teaching, and Teaching Methodologies modules on this initial teacher education course. I am course director for the Level-9 post-Graduate Certificate in Proramme Design and Validation (PCPDV) for FET education-quality management staff, in partnership with colleagues in the Further Education Support Service (FESS).
I am the principal investigator on four Erasmus+ European programmes: DIVERSITY, SumHEIs, CREATE2Evaluate, and DEW (See Research Overview).
I am an innovator in E-Learning and democratic teaching methods with adults, progressive in grounded research, and active in seeking policy and practice change (See Teaching/Supervision Activities).
I am a parent, a foster parent, and a husband. I am active in Tidy-Towns, an SEAI registered Sustainable Energy Committee, local music/dance and heritage, a voluntary secretary to the board r of Irish Rural Link (http://www.irishrurallink.ie/), and both a regional council member and national twinning officer with the Saint Vincent de Paul Society (https://www.svp.ie/what-we-do/twinning.aspx). I am on the national Social Justice committee, national Twinning committee (Zimbabwe), and regional Training committee of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society. I am a member of the Midlands Regional Transition Team (MRTT) under the Midlands Regional Just Transition Enterprise Plan.
I am a recent past member of the board of Concern Worldwide (https://www.concern.net/ and https://goo.gl/WnzLxT) in Ireland and Concern UK (https://www.concern.org.uk/contact).

I am due to retire on September 30th, 2022.

Research Interests

E-Learning; Adult Learning; Community Education; Community Development; Sustainable Development; Rural Development.

Principal researcher in Wellbeing among youth-reach Further Education and Training Staff. https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/daro/news/wellbeing-among-youthreach-employees-online-survey-launched Research process with Dr Jolanta Burke, senior lecturer, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences https://www.rcsi.com/dublin/about/faculty-of-medicine-and-health-sciences/centre-for-positive-psychology-and-health/our-people January 2020 - present.

Undertaking follow-up research, collaboratively with the HEI FET Forum, to the 2018 conference (https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/adult-and-community-education/events/hei-fet-conference-17-november-2018) on Further Education and Training (EFT) graduate progression.

Recipient of a Maynooth University Network and Collaboration Research Development Office Support Grant: 'Getting to know and Respect our Neighbours'. In collaboration with the Dept of International Development.  €1,882.00, December 2021.

Member of the Editorial Committee Perspectives on Development Practice: a series of peer-reviewed papers presented by the Department of International Development, Maynooth University. (ISSN: 2009-6976) http://mural.maynoothuniversity.ie/view/divisions/dept=5Fint.html March 2019 to date.

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2021 Training Needs Analysis Synthesis Report: SumHEIs – Summer School Development Programme for European HEIs.
Michael Kenny, Margaret Nugent (2021) Training Needs Analysis Synthesis Report: SumHEIs – Summer School Development Programme for European HEIs. Metropolitan University, Greece. [Details]
2021 Independent Evaluation of the Diploma and Degree in Rural Development across National University of Ireland Universities Report (BSc and Diploma in Rural Development, 1996-2015).
Breandán Ó'Caoimh, Kathy Walsh, Pádraig Wims, Karen Keaveney, Michael Kenny, Mary O’Shaughnessy, Marie Mahon, Aisling Penrose (2021) Independent Evaluation of the Diploma and Degree in Rural Development across National University of Ireland Universities Report (BSc and Diploma in Rural Development, 1996-2015). National University of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. [Details]
2021 SumHEIs Summer School Development Programme for European HEIs: Training Needs Analysis Synthesis Report.
SumHEIs Summer School ERASMUS+ Project team, Michael Kenny, Margaret Nugent (2021) SumHEIs Summer School Development Programme for European HEIs: Training Needs Analysis Synthesis Report. Sapienza University, Italy. [Details]
2021 Inaugural Report on MU Teaching & Learning’s Engagement with Sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Michael Kenny, Patricia Kennon (Faculty of Social Sciences Teaching and Learning Committee), Rebecca Maguire and Joost Slingerland (Faculty of Science and Engineering Teaching and Learning Committee), Susan Gottlober (Faculty of Arts Celtic Studies and Philosophy Teaching and Learning Committee) (2021) Inaugural Report on MU Teaching & Learning’s Engagement with Sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Maynooth University, Maynooth University, Ireland. [Details]
2021 Initial Mapping of Development Education in the Adult & Community Education Sector Report.
Mark Kearns, Rebecca O’Halloran, Michael Kenny (Preface) (2021) Initial Mapping of Development Education in the Adult & Community Education Sector Report. Saolta Project, Drogheda, Ireland. [Details]
2021 SWOT Analysis on Summer School Programmes in HEIs.
SumHEIs Summer School ERASMUS+ Project team, Michael Kenny, Margaret Nugent (2021) SWOT Analysis on Summer School Programmes in HEIs. SapienzaUniversity, Italy. [Details]
2017 Rural Micro and Craft Enterprise Entrepreneurs: Sustaining Rural Europe. A MICRO Project Composite Report.
Michael Kenny and Siobhán O’Malley (Department of Adult & Community Education Maynooth University, Ireland), with Siobhan Kinahan (Irish Rural Link, Ireland), Lorenzo Costantino, and Claudio Vernarelli (Institut de Haute Formation [IHF] aux Politiques Communautaires asbl IHF), Biljana Petrovska Mitevska and Sreten Koceski (Community Development Institute [CDI] Macedonia), Igor Paolucci and Giulia Costantino (IDP European Consultants), Roberta Albertazzi and Francisco José Guijas Delgado, (Internet Web Solutions [IWS], Spain), Maria Moschou (EEO Group SA, Greece). (2017) Rural Micro and Craft Enterprise Entrepreneurs: Sustaining Rural Europe. A MICRO Project Composite Report. The ERASMUS+ MICRO project http://www.microsmetraining.eu/, Moate, Ireland. [Details]
2009 Family, Youth and Community Support Measure; End of Programme Review 2000 - 2006.
Kenny, M. Duffy, C. Dooley, H. and Nugent, M. (2009) Family, Youth and Community Support Measure; End of Programme Review 2000 - 2006. Department of Adult & Community Education, NUI Maynooth, Edenderry Co Offaly. [full-text] [Details]
2009 Services for the Unemployed: End of Programme Review 2000 ? 2006.
Michael Kenny and Clair Duffy (2009) Services for the Unemployed: End of Programme Review 2000 ? 2006. OAK Partnership, Edenderry Co Offaly. [Details]
2002 Development Education in Ireland. Challenges and Opportunities for the Future.
Michael Kenny and Siobhan O'Malley (2002) Development Education in Ireland. Challenges and Opportunities for the Future. Dochas Dublin, Dublin. [Details]
2001 Rural Regeneration through Universal and Equitable Public Service Delivery.
Kenny, M. (2001) Rural Regeneration through Universal and Equitable Public Service Delivery. The Stationery Office, Dublin, Dublin. [full-text] [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2021 'Blended to Online Learning during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Case Study of Practice'
Michael Kenny, Josephine Finn, Margaret Noone, Mary Sheehy, Jennifer Whelan, Finola Butler, Denise Shannon (2021) 'Blended to Online Learning during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Case Study of Practice'. The Adult Learner, :59-62 [Details]
2020 'Spanning Third-level Institutions and Boundaries: The Higher Education Institutions Further Education and Training (HEI FET) Forum'
Anne Walsh, Jane O’Kelly, Michael Kenny (2020) 'Spanning Third-level Institutions and Boundaries: The Higher Education Institutions Further Education and Training (HEI FET) Forum'. The Adult Learner, :111-120 [Details]
2014 'Making Conferences Human Places of Learning'
Michael Kenny (2014) 'Making Conferences Human Places of Learning'. The Adult Learner, :86-95 [Details]
2014 'Informed Policy-Making: The Contribution of Comparative Research in Education'
Michael Kenny (2014) 'Informed Policy-Making: The Contribution of Comparative Research in Education'. Quaderni di economia del lavoro, 102 [full-text] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2021 On Monday, 15th November, the National Rural Network (NRN) hosted a half-day online conference, entitled ‘30 Years of LEADER: Learning from the Past, Looking to the Future’, which provided an opportunity for rural stakeholders to reflect on past and current programmes, and to debate rural policy and practice in the context of the next LEADER Programme.
Michael Kenny (2021) On Monday, 15th November, the National Rural Network (NRN) hosted a half-day online conference, entitled ‘30 Years of LEADER: Learning from the Past, Looking to the Future’, which provided an opportunity for rural stakeholders to reflect on past and current programmes, and to debate rural policy and practice in the context of the next LEADER Programme. [Oral Presentation], 30 Years of LEADER: Learning from the Past, Looking to the Future, online , 15-NOV-21 - 15-NOV-21 [Details]
2021 As part of Maynooth University Research Week the University invites the public in to hear about and engage with the rich body of multi-disciplinary research being undertaken right here in Maynooth, and the impact those discoveries are having across the globe. The authors presented a workshop to discuss research findings and their implications relating to embracing diversity and building diverse and inclusive communities. https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/news-events/embracing-diversity-embracing-peace.
Margaret Nugent, Michael Kenny (2021) As part of Maynooth University Research Week the University invites the public in to hear about and engage with the rich body of multi-disciplinary research being undertaken right here in Maynooth, and the impact those discoveries are having across the globe. The authors presented a workshop to discuss research findings and their implications relating to embracing diversity and building diverse and inclusive communities. https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/news-events/embracing-diversity-embracing-peace. [Oral Presentation], Embracing Diversity, Embracing Peace, online , 18-OCT-21 - 18-OCT-21 [Details]
2021 In the last decade, migration put the European educational systems to the test: the large influx of migrants from different educational, economic and cultural contexts created mechanisms of rapid response to emergency situations and contingencies.
Tina Mavric, Michael Kenny and Nugent, Margaret (2021) In the last decade, migration put the European educational systems to the test: the large influx of migrants from different educational, economic and cultural contexts created mechanisms of rapid response to emergency situations and contingencies. [Oral Presentation], Working with Migrants: How to Foster Inclusion in Adult Learning, online , 20-JUL-21 - 20-JUL-21 [Details]
2019 The 5th Irish Conference on Narrative Inquiry, titled “Exploring Creativity in Narrative Inquiry”, explored the creativity inherent in the narrative research method. The conference explores in particular what the creative aspect of narrative research offers to our discipline and/or inquiry that is unique to the genre and how can we develop this further?.
Michael Kenny, Tara Farrell, Mary Keys (2019) The 5th Irish Conference on Narrative Inquiry, titled “Exploring Creativity in Narrative Inquiry”, explored the creativity inherent in the narrative research method. The conference explores in particular what the creative aspect of narrative research offers to our discipline and/or inquiry that is unique to the genre and how can we develop this further?. [Oral Presentation], Digital Education In Adult Learning: Opening Doors For The Most Disparate Learners, Trinity College Dublin , 01-MAY-19 - 02-MAY-19 [Details]
2019 The 5th Irish Conference on Narrative Inquiry, titled “Exploring Creativity in Narrative Inquiry”, explored the creativity inherent in the narrative research method. The conference explores in particular what the creative aspect of narrative research offers to our discipline and/or inquiry that is unique to the genre and how can we develop this further?.
Michael Kenny (2019) The 5th Irish Conference on Narrative Inquiry, titled “Exploring Creativity in Narrative Inquiry”, explored the creativity inherent in the narrative research method. The conference explores in particular what the creative aspect of narrative research offers to our discipline and/or inquiry that is unique to the genre and how can we develop this further?. [International Refereed Conference], Narrative Inquiry, Collective Learning and Community Consultation: What have we learned, Trinity College Dublin , 01-MAY-19 - 02-MAY-19 [Details]
2019 The 5th Irish Conference on Narrative Inquiry, titled “Exploring Creativity in Narrative Inquiry”, explored the creativity inherent in the narrative research method. The conference explores in particular what the creative aspect of narrative research offers to our discipline and/or inquiry that is unique to the genre and how can we develop this further?.
Michael Kenny, Christy Woods, Oleg Chupryna (2019) The 5th Irish Conference on Narrative Inquiry, titled “Exploring Creativity in Narrative Inquiry”, explored the creativity inherent in the narrative research method. The conference explores in particular what the creative aspect of narrative research offers to our discipline and/or inquiry that is unique to the genre and how can we develop this further?. [Oral Presentation], Adult Learning - Changing lives: Three Stories, Trinity College Dublin , 01-MAY-19 - 02-MAY-19 [Details]
2016 Conference Presentaion.
Michael Kenny, Justin Rami and Anne Walsh (2016) Conference Presentaion. [Oral Presentation], ESREA Imagining diverse futures for adult education: questions of power and resources of creativity, Maynooth University, Ireland , 08-SEP-16 - 11-SEP-16 [Details]
2016 Conference Presetnation based on outcome of the FET2HE regional Network.
Dr Justin Rami (DCU), Rory O’Sullivan (CDETB), Michael Kenny (Maynooth University), Caitriona Murphy (SOLAS), Dr Christy Duffy (LWETB), Andrina Wafer (QQI) (2016) Conference Presetnation based on outcome of the FET2HE regional Network. [Oral Presentation], Education as a Public Good, National University of Ireland, Galway, and the Raddison Blu Hotel, Galway City , 31-MAR-16 - 02-APR-16 [Details]
2014 teaching Council of Ireland Feilte 2014.
(2014) teaching Council of Ireland Feilte 2014. [Oral Presentation], A model relationship in further education training, Dublin [Details]
2014 International Mediation and Restorative Practices Conference.
(2014) International Mediation and Restorative Practices Conference. [Oral Presentation], Enhancing Community Ownership of Policing, Maynooth University [Details]
2014 CHALLENGES AND CHANGE IN ADULT AND FURTHER EDUCATION CONFERENCE.
(2014) CHALLENGES AND CHANGE IN ADULT AND FURTHER EDUCATION CONFERENCE. [Oral Presentation], Technology and blended learning, Maynooth University [Details]
2013 Youthreach: A New Chapter Area Conference.
(2013) Youthreach: A New Chapter Area Conference. [Oral Presentation], “What canThomas Khun tell us about Learning?”, City North Hotel Gormanstown [Details]
2013 Research Challenges & Opportunities in Global Health.
Bernie Grummell & Michael Kenny (2013) Research Challenges & Opportunities in Global Health. [Oral Presentation], The Contribution of education to global health research initiatives, DCU [Details]

Policy Contribution

  Year Publication
2021 Submission to the Consultation Process for Development of new Irish Aid Development and Global Citizenship Education Strategy 2021- 2024.
Kenny, Michael (2021) Submission to the Consultation Process for Development of new Irish Aid Development and Global Citizenship Education Strategy 2021- 2024. Limerick Irealnd: Policy Contribution [Details]
2021 Submission to the HEA Research on Mature Student Participation in Higher Education.
Maynooth University Access Programme (MAP), Gareth Burns, Michael Kenny (2021) Submission to the HEA Research on Mature Student Participation in Higher Education. Policy Contribution [Details]
2021 Submission to the independent review of the Student Grant Scheme (SUSI) by The Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.
Keilthy, Patricia ,Marcella Stakem, Kieran Stafford, Nessan Vaughan, Gwen Harris, Madeleine Mellett, Kevin Moore, Noel Breslin, Michael Kenny, Caroline Fahey, Dominic Dunne, Andrew McLoughlin, Sandra Brett, Anna O’Shea Cronin, Louise Bayliss, John Lupton, Bernadette McMahon (2021) Submission to the independent review of the Student Grant Scheme (SUSI) by The Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science. Policy Contribution [Details]
2021 Submission to the independent review of the Student Grant Scheme (SUSI) by The Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.
Barter, Derek, Gareth Burns, Bernie Grummell, Michael Kenny, Jerry O’Neill (2021) Submission to the independent review of the Student Grant Scheme (SUSI) by The Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science. Maynooth University, Ireland: Policy Contribution [Details]
2021 Submission to the independent review of the Student Grant Scheme (SUSI) by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.
Guirey, Kadir, Ava Reilly, Michael Kenny, and Margaret Nugent, Dunboyne College of Further Education Student Council Focus group (2021) Submission to the independent review of the Student Grant Scheme (SUSI) by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science. Dunboyne College of Further Education, Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland: Policy Contribution [Details]
2021 Submission to the Consultation Process for Development of new Irish Aid Development and Global Citizenship Education Strategy 2021- 2024.
McCormack, Bobby, Suzanne Kyle, James Claffey, Michael Doorly, Michael Kenny (2021) Submission to the Consultation Process for Development of new Irish Aid Development and Global Citizenship Education Strategy 2021- 2024. Limerick Irealnd: Policy Contribution [Details]
2021 Equity of Access to Higher Education Submission to the National Access Plan 2022-2026 on behalf of Dept of Adult & Community Education.
Barter, G, Burns, G., Finnegan, F., Fitzsimons, C., Grummell, B., Kenny, M., Nugent, M., O’Neill, J. (2021) Equity of Access to Higher Education Submission to the National Access Plan 2022-2026 on behalf of Dept of Adult & Community Education. Policy Contribution [Details]
2021 Submission to Consultation for the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Statement of Strategy 2021 - 2023 on behalf of Dept of Adult & Community Education.
Barter, D., Burns, G., Grummell, B., Kenny, M., O’Neill, J. (2021) Submission to Consultation for the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Statement of Strategy 2021 - 2023 on behalf of Dept of Adult & Community Education. Policy Contribution [Details]
2021 Equity of Access to Higher Education. Submission to the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science (DFHERIS) and the Higher Education Authority (HEA) National Access Plan.
Nugent, Margaret, Derek Barter, Bernie Grummell, Jerry O’Neill, Gareth Byrne, Camilla Fitzsimons, Michael Kenny (2021) Equity of Access to Higher Education. Submission to the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science (DFHERIS) and the Higher Education Authority (HEA) National Access Plan. Dublin, Ireland: Policy Contribution [Details]
2021 Submission to Consultation for the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science: Statement of Strategy 2021 – 2023.
Barter, Derek, Bernie Grummell, Michael Kenny (2021) Submission to Consultation for the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science: Statement of Strategy 2021 – 2023. Dublin, Ireland: Policy Contribution [Details]
2021 Submission to the independent review of the Student Grant Scheme (SUSI) by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.
Nugent, Margaret, Michael Kenny, Migrant Community Focus group (2021) Submission to the independent review of the Student Grant Scheme (SUSI) by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science. Maynooth University, Ireland: Policy Contribution [Details]
2021 Equity of Access to Higher Education Submission to the National Access Plan 2022-2026 on behalf of Dept of Adult & Community Education.
Barter, G, Burns, G., Finnegan, F., Fitzsimons, C., Grummell, B., Kenny, M., Nugent, M., O’Neill, J. (2021) Equity of Access to Higher Education Submission to the National Access Plan 2022-2026 on behalf of Dept of Adult & Community Education. Policy Contribution [Details]
2020 Submission to the Solas 10-year Adult Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy (ALND) Strategy for Ireland.
O’Kelly, Jane, Carol O’Byrne, Nuala Hunt, Cathal De Paor, Andrea Uí Chianáin, Peter Tiernan, Stan McHugh, Brenda Gallagher, Paul Gormley, Leo Casey, Conor Mellon, Michael Kenny (2020) Submission to the Solas 10-year Adult Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy (ALND) Strategy for Ireland. Dublin, Ireland: Policy Contribution [Details]
2020 Submission to consultation about Solas 10-year Adult Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy (ALND) Strategy for Ireland.
Barter, Derek, Bernie Grummell, Michael Kenny (2020) Submission to consultation about Solas 10-year Adult Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy (ALND) Strategy for Ireland. Maynooth University, Ireland: Policy Contribution [Details]
2020 Submissions to the Solas 10-year Adult Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy (ALND) Strategy for Ireland.
Grummell, Bernie, Michael Kenny, Eileen McPartland (2020) Submissions to the Solas 10-year Adult Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy (ALND) Strategy for Ireland. Dublin, Ireland: Policy Contribution [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2014 Is comparative education another form of colonialism?
Michelle Kinsella and Michael Kenny (2014) Is comparative education another form of colonialism? DSA Ireland Annual Conference 2014: Bridging the Gap - Translating Development Research into Practice [full-text] [Details]
2014 Who Prepares the Teachers? The Irish Experience
Rose Dolan and Michael Kenny (2014) Who Prepares the Teachers? The Irish Experience the WERA (World Education Research Association) Focal Meeting, as part of the Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA) 39th Annual Conference [full-text] [Details]
2010 Rediscovering Rural Ireland: The Case for Prioritising Rural Interventions to Return Resilience to Rural Communities
Michael Kenny and Mary O'Shaughnessey and Seamus Boland (2010) Rediscovering Rural Ireland: The Case for Prioritising Rural Interventions to Return Resilience to Rural Communities 2nd Annual Irish Rural Studies Symposium , pp.1-11 [full-text] [Details]
2010 Enhancing Knowledge Workers' Adult Learning Solutions (EKWALS): Presentation of a Grundtvig Project
Kenny Michael (2010) Enhancing Knowledge Workers' Adult Learning Solutions (EKWALS): Presentation of a Grundtvig Project Proceedings All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE) 2010 Conference: Designing & Delivering Curricula for the Future [Details]
2010 Watching the sun setting over the horizon: The challenge of re-engaging Aging Knowledge Workers (AKWs)
Kenny, Michael (2010) Watching the sun setting over the horizon: The challenge of re-engaging Aging Knowledge Workers (AKWs) [Details]
2010 Borders, boundaries and identities: The argument for local input into designing curricula
Kenny Michael (2010) Borders, boundaries and identities: The argument for local input into designing curricula Proceedings Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Annual Conference 2010 [Details]
2010 Knowledge workers; A Growing Vulnerable Sector in the Post-Modern Economy
Kenny Michael, McGlinn Liam (2010) Knowledge workers; A Growing Vulnerable Sector in the Post-Modern Economy Proceedings All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE) 2010 Conference: Designing & Delivering Curricula for the Future [Details]
2010 Where Are All the Flowers Gone: Can Higher Education Re-Seed Rural Development
Kenny Michael, Mulhall Lilly, Shaughnessey Mary, Kelley Hugh (2010) Where Are All the Flowers Gone: Can Higher Education Re-Seed Rural Development Proceedings 2010 Irish Rural Studies Symposium [Details]
2010 Watching Precious Milk Spill Down a Drain: The Challenge of Re-engaging Aging Knowledge Workers (AKW) for the betterment of Rural Society
Kenny Michael (2010) Watching Precious Milk Spill Down a Drain: The Challenge of Re-engaging Aging Knowledge Workers (AKW) for the betterment of Rural Society Proceedings 2010 Irish Rural Studies Symposium [Details]
2010 Rediscovering Rural Ireland: The Case for Prioritising Rural Interventions to Return Resiliance to Rural Communities
Kenny Michael, Shaughnessey Mary, Boland Seamus (2010) Rediscovering Rural Ireland: The Case for Prioritising Rural Interventions to Return Resiliance to Rural Communities Proceedings 2010 Irish Rural Studies Symposium [full-text] [Details]
2010 Educating for climate change: developing students' understanding of the local impacts of climate change
McAvinia Claire, Grummell Bernie, Reid Kellyann, Murphy Conor, Rickard Angela, Kenny Michael (2010) Educating for climate change: developing students' understanding of the local impacts of climate change Proceedings Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Annual Conference 2010 [Details]

Audiovisual material

  Year Publication
2017 What is Policy?.
DIMA ERASMUS+ Project Team, Michael Kenny (2017) What is Policy?. Cyprus: Audiovisual material [Details]
2017 Needs Analysis.
DIMA ERASMUS+ Project Team, Michael Kenny (2017) Needs Analysis. Cyprus: Audiovisual material [Details]
2017 Stakeholder & Consultations.
DIMA ERASMUS+ Project Team, Michael Kenny (2017) Stakeholder & Consultations. Cyprus: Audiovisual material [Details]
2017 Policy Making as a Process.
DIMA ERASMUS+ Project Team, Michael Kenny (2017) Policy Making as a Process. Cyprus: Audiovisual material [Details]
2017 Developing Strategy Unit 3.
DIMA ERASMUS+ Project Team, Michael Kenny (2017) Developing Strategy Unit 3. Cyprus: Audiovisual material [Details]
2017 Learning from the experience of policy-making.
DIMA ERASMUS+ Project Team, Michael Kenny (2017) Learning from the experience of policy-making. Cyprus: Audiovisual material [Details]
2017 Monitoring and Evaluation.
DIMA ERASMUS+ Project Team, Michael Kenny (2017) Monitoring and Evaluation. Cyprus: Audiovisual material [Details]
2017 Introduction to a Blended Learning Course on Developing Policies and Strategies in Adult Education.
DIMA ERASMUS+ Project Team, Michael Kenny (2017) Introduction to a Blended Learning Course on Developing Policies and Strategies in Adult Education. Cyprus: Audiovisual material [Details]
2017 Developing Strategy Unit 1.
DIMA ERASMUS+ Project Team, Michael Kenny (2017) Developing Strategy Unit 1. Cyprus: Audiovisual material [Details]
2017 Developing Strategy Unit 2.
DIMA ERASMUS+ Project Team, Michael Kenny (2017) Developing Strategy Unit 2. Cyprus: Audiovisual material [Details]
2017 Renewing Policy.
DIMA ERASMUS+ Project Team, Michael Kenny (2017) Renewing Policy. Cyprus: Audiovisual material [Details]
2017 Implementing the Strategy.
DIMA ERASMUS+ Project Team, Michael Kenny (2017) Implementing the Strategy. Cyprus: Audiovisual material [Details]

Technical Publication

  Year Publication
2021 Scaffolding Online Delivery: Action Research of Blended Learning Delivery (2020-2021).
Kenny Michael, Josephine Finn, Mary B Ryan, David McCormack, Denise Shannon, Margaret Noone, Finola Butler, Anne Walsh, Jennifer Whelan, Mary Sheehy (2021) Scaffolding Online Delivery: Action Research of Blended Learning Delivery (2020-2021). Maynooth University, Ireland: Technical Publication [Details]
2017 DIMA: A Toolkit for Developing, Implementing and Monitoring Adult Education Strategies.
DIMA ERASMUS+ Project Team, Michael Kenny (2017) DIMA: A Toolkit for Developing, Implementing and Monitoring Adult Education Strategies. Cyprus: Technical Publication [Details]
2009 Services for the Unemployed: End of Programme Review 2000 - 2006.
Kenny, M. and Duffy, C. (2009) Services for the Unemployed: End of Programme Review 2000 - 2006. Technical Publication [full-text] [Details]
2006 Adult & Community Education: A Voice and a Response.
Kenny, Michael, Anne Ryan (2006) Adult & Community Education: A Voice and a Response. Technical Publication [Details]
2006 Rural Transport & Rural Isolation: A Case Study on the Impact of Rural Transport Provision on Older People in one Rural Area.
Kenny, Michael, Miriam McKenna (2006) Rural Transport & Rural Isolation: A Case Study on the Impact of Rural Transport Provision on Older People in one Rural Area. Technical Publication [full-text] [Details]
2004 Socio-Economic Research Level II.
Kenny, Michael (2004) Socio-Economic Research Level II. Technical Publication [Details]
2003 Module 4: Community and Rural Development through Groups, January 2003.
Kenny, Michael (2003) Module 4: Community and Rural Development through Groups, January 2003. Technical Publication [full-text] [Details]
2002 Development Education in Ireland. Challenges and Opportunities for the Future.
Kenny, Michael, Siobhan O'Malley (2002) Development Education in Ireland. Challenges and Opportunities for the Future. Technical Publication [full-text] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2017 'Local government, local development and citizen participation: Lessons from Ireland'
Meldon J.;Kenny M.;Walsh J. (2017) 'Local government, local development and citizen participation: Lessons from Ireland' In: Participatory Governance: Planning, Conflict Mediation and Public Decision-Making in Civil Society. [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Policy Making in Adult Education: A Comparative Approach across 21 EU Regions'
Michael Kenny, Michelle Kinsella (2015) 'Policy Making in Adult Education: A Comparative Approach across 21 EU Regions' In: Marquardt, Henning (eds). Policy Making in Adult Education: A Comparative Approach across 21 EU Regions. Bielefeld, Germany: W. Bertelsmann Verlag GmbH & Co. [Details]
2013 'Perspectives on the Borderline: Julia Franck's lagerfeuer'
Valerie Heffernan (2013) 'Perspectives on the Borderline: Julia Franck's lagerfeuer' In: Valerie Heffernan and Gillian Pye (eds). Transitions: Emerging Women Writers in German-language Literature. Amsterdam: Rodopi. [full-text] [Details]
2015 'Policy Making in Adult Education: A Comparative Approach across 21 EU Regions'
Michael Kenny, Michelle Kinsella (2015) 'Policy Making in Adult Education: A Comparative Approach across 21 EU Regions' In: Marquardt, Henning (eds). Policy Making in Adult Education: Country Profile Ireland. Bielefeld, Germany: W. Bertelsmann Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. [Details]

Blog

  Year Publication
2019 The Power of One – A Voice.
Kenny, Michael (2019) The Power of One – A Voice. Brussels Belgium: Blog [Details]
2019 Informal Learning - oxygen of a lifelong learning society.
Kenny, Michael (2019) Informal Learning - oxygen of a lifelong learning society. EPALE: The Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe, Brussels: Blog [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
2010 Rediscovering rural society: The case for prioritising social interventions to strengthen rural communities.
Kenny, Michael, Mary O'Shaughnessey and Seamus Boland (2010) Rediscovering rural society: The case for prioritising social interventions to strengthen rural communities. Conference Paper [Details]
2006 Introductory Module Unit 2: Study Skills for Adults Returning to Learning.
McCormack, David, Michael Kenny, (2006) Introductory Module Unit 2: Study Skills for Adults Returning to Learning. Conference Paper [full-text] [Details]
2010 Giving recognition where due: The challenge of designing an appropriate teacher recognition methodology for further and continuing education teachers.
Murtagh, Luke, Anne Ryan, Michael Kenny and Brid Connolly (2010) Giving recognition where due: The challenge of designing an appropriate teacher recognition methodology for further and continuing education teachers. Conference Paper [Details]

Guest Lectures

  Year Publication
2019 Valuing and Evaluating Non formal and Informal Learning.
Kenny, Michael (2019) Valuing and Evaluating Non formal and Informal Learning. Maynooth University, Ireland: Guest Lectures [Details]

Working Paper

  Year Publication
2021 Higher Education Institution Summer Schools White Paper.
SumHEIs Summer School ERASMUS+ Project team, Giovanni Cunico (SYDIC), Francesca Iandolo (Sapienza), Camillo Carlini (Sapienza), Stefano Armenia (SYDIC), Michael Kenny, Margaret Nugent (MU) (2021) Higher Education Institution Summer Schools White Paper. Italy: Working Paper [Details]
2004 Project Planning & Development.
Kenny, Michael (2004) Project Planning & Development. Working Paper [Details]
2003 Identifying the Role of the Older Volunteer in the Community Development Process.
Kenny, Michael (2003) Identifying the Role of the Older Volunteer in the Community Development Process. Working Paper [Details]
2003 Module 21: Social & Economic Aspects of Policy & Planning.
Kenny, Michael (2003) Module 21: Social & Economic Aspects of Policy & Planning. Working Paper [full-text] [Details]
2003 Module 19: Community Education & Development.
Kenny, Michael (2003) Module 19: Community Education & Development. Working Paper [full-text] [Details]
2003 Module 11: Gender Equality & Social Exclusion Issues in Rural Development.
Kenny, Michael (2003) Module 11: Gender Equality & Social Exclusion Issues in Rural Development. Working Paper [full-text] [Details]

Magazine Article

  Year Publication
2019 Critical Report on Direct provision.
Kenny, Michael (2019) Critical Report on Direct provision. Dublin Ireland: Magazine Article [Details]
2019 How Climate Change is impacting on Twinned Vincentians.
Kenny, Michael, Tom White (2019) How Climate Change is impacting on Twinned Vincentians. Dublin Ireland: Magazine Article [Details]
2018 Nazareth Shelter Zimbabwe Complete: SVP North East & Midlands Region Twinning Project Update.
Kenny, Michael (2018) Nazareth Shelter Zimbabwe Complete: SVP North East & Midlands Region Twinning Project Update. Dublin Ireland: Magazine Article [Details]

Conference Hosted

  Year Publication
2010 Influencing the Social and Economic Agenda in Ireland : The Impact and Role of NUIM Research.
Kenny, Michael, Chandana Mathur, Gregory Connor, Seamus Taylor, Brian Melaugh, Helen Fallon (2010) Influencing the Social and Economic Agenda in Ireland : The Impact and Role of NUIM Research. Conference Hosted [Details]
2009 The Gathering 2009.
Kenny, Michael (2009) The Gathering 2009. Conference Hosted [Details]
2008 Social Exclusion & Gender Equality Issues in Rural development.
Kenny, Michael (2008) Social Exclusion & Gender Equality Issues in Rural development. Conference Hosted [Details]
2006 Contemporary Issues in community.
Kenny, Michael (2006) Contemporary Issues in community. Conference Hosted [Details]

Online Multimedia

  Year Publication
2018 The DIMA (A Toolkit for Developing, Implementing and Monitoring Adult Education Strategies) Project YouTube Video & Slideshare DIMA Introduction and Nine Module index.
DIMA ERASMUS+ Project Team, Michael Kenny (2018) The DIMA (A Toolkit for Developing, Implementing and Monitoring Adult Education Strategies) Project YouTube Video & Slideshare DIMA Introduction and Nine Module index. Cyprus: Online Multimedia [Details]

Other

  Year Publication
2006 Project Planning and Development.
Kenny, Michael (2006) Project Planning and Development. Other [Details]

Report

  Year Publication
2016 Needs Assessment and Gap Analysis at National and EU Level Report.
Beltram, Peter, Margerita Zagmajster, Nicoletta \loannou, Charalambos Vrasidas, Michael Kenny, Petra Hlobenova, Francesca Operti (2016) Needs Assessment and Gap Analysis at National and EU Level Report. cyprus: Report [Details]
2016 State of the Art in Adult Education Strategies, Policies and Tools: Transnational report.
Aleksandra Kozyra (EAEA, European Association for the Education of Adults), Nicoletta Ioannou (The Ministry of Education and Culture in Cyprus), Charalambos Vrasidas (CARDET), Michael Kenny (Maynooth University), Peter Beltram & Margerita Zagmajster (The Slovenian Institute for Adult Education), Petra Hlobenova (The Slovakian National Lifelong Learning Institute), and, Francesca Operti, European Association for the Education of Adults (2016) State of the Art in Adult Education Strategies, Policies and Tools: Transnational report. cyprus: Report [Details]

Slide

  Year Publication
2017 Introduction - Blended Learning Course on Developing Policies and Strategies in Adult Education.
DIMA ERASMUS+ Project Team, Michael Kenny (2017) Introduction - Blended Learning Course on Developing Policies and Strategies in Adult Education. Cyprus: Slide [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2021 Maynooth University Team Teaching and Learning Fellowships 2020 Award Maynooth University Center for Teaching and Learning
2021 Maynooth University Teaching Award 2021 Maynooth University Center for Teaching and Learning
2021 Maynooth University Team Teaching Award 2021 Maynooth University Center for Teaching and Learning

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Maynooth University Green Campus Committee Member 2014 /
Concern UK Ltd Board Member 2018 /
Concern Worldwide Board member/Sub-Committee Chairperson 2014 /
Meath/Louth Education and Training Board Member 2014 / 2015
Board Irish Rural Link Board member/Treasurer 2012 /
Faculty of Social Science Representative Representative of the Faculty of Social Science Representative on the Faculty of Science and Engineering 2014 /
Trim Policing Forum Vice Chairperson 2014 / 2015
County Meath Vocational Educational Committee (VEC) Member 2014 / 2014
Clondalkin Policing Forum Chairperson 2011 / 2014

Outreach Activities

  Description

Co-organiser with Summerhill Active Retirement Group of National Conference - Challenging Attitudes: The Role of the Older Volunteer in the New Millennium funded by the National Committee on Volunteering for the International Year of the Volunteer

Interviewed on Local radio on my experience of visiting Concern emergency and development programmes in Malawi Southern Africa Link

Public representative on a Local Town Governance Authority responsible to reserved budget and policy functions.

Regular contributor to Midlands Radio 103, LMFM (Louth Meath) and CKR (Kildare) for current affairs related to local and educational development

Other Activities

  Description

Member of a consortium working to the Department of Agriculture and Food to govern the delivery of the National Rural Development Network 2016-2020. Attend meeting and events, make governance and policy decisions, attend to developments.

Established by Government in 2012 and chaired by a Minister of State the National Co-ordinating Committee for Unfinished Housing Estates is made up of three stakeholder agencies and a rural independent voice systematically tackled the proliferation of unfinished and unoccupied housing estates nationally but predominantly in the midlands and North-West. I attend as a member and representative of the Rural Community Voice through Irish Rural Link and Maynooth University

Participant in the Professional Development Framework from the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning pilot.

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Teaching Council of Ireland Member 06-JUN-12 /
AONTAS Executive Board member 14-MAY-14 /

Teaching Interests

  • Higher Diploma in Further Education, BA Degree in Community Studies, Diploma and Degree in Rural Development by Distance Learning.
  • Course director of the Level-9 Post-Graduate Certificate in Programme design and validation for FET Education-quality management staff in partnership with colleagues in the Further Education Support Service (FESS).
  • Co-course director of the Post-Graduate Higher Diploma in Further Education (HDFE, https://goo.gl/bZGjiJ).
  • I teach curriculum development and Assessment, Technology for adult teaching, and teaching methodologies modules on this initial teacher education course.
I supervise Masters and Degree level thesis students.