Brian Murphy

Senior Lecturer
School of Education Office
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

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Dr Brian Murphy is a staff member in the School of Education since September 2000. He is a Senior Lecturer and is course leader for the new professional Master of Education (PME) initial teacher education programme. His research interests are in the areas of language and literacy pedagogy and policy as well as in all aspects of teacher education. He has worked extensively on national policy issues pertaining to literacy with the Irish Department of Educational and Skills. He is a member of the National OECD PISA Advisory Committee for Ireland and of the Executive Committee of the Reading Association of Ireland (RAI), as well being the Irish representative on the International Development in Europe Committee of the International Reading Association and the Federation of European Literacy Associations.

Research Interests

Dr Brian Murphy’s research interest lies in the area of language and literacy, pedagogy and policy as well as on second language teaching and learning. Brian participated in the LETs study, publishing as lead writer a chapter on Language, Literacy and Literature and several co-authored pieces in peer-reviewed journals on various aspects of literacy development. Brian has encouraged postgraduate students to publish and along with Book chapters for the Reading Association of Ireland, has published 3 international peer-reviewed articles in this format. Arising from his research profile in the literacy area, Brian has a recognised presence and makes significant contributions to national policy and research work in the area being the invited literacy expert on the PISA Executive Committee for Ireland; offering CPD to the Inspectorate of schools in the literacy area and being an invited member of the Department of Education and Skill's Advisory Committtee on the implementation of the National Literacy and Numeracy Strategy. Brian is a member of the Executive Committee of the Reading Association of Ireland and the sole nominated Irish representative on the the Federation of European Literacy Associations (a pan European literacy policy and research network). Brian has also worked in the gender aspect of language learning, publishing on best practice in peer reviewed journals and also in DVD and newspaper article formats. He is a regular and frequent contributor at conferences and workshops on the topic of literacy and as leader of the new PME programme in teacher education, he presents frequently to Principals and educational partners (over 50 times in the review period. Brian has also been successfully awarded funds from the UCC College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Science Research Support Fund in 2011-2012; 2012-2013; 2013-2014; and in 2014-2015

Books

YearPublication
(2000)Support for the Educationally and Socially Disadvantaged: An Introductory Guide to Government Funded Initiatives in Ireland.
Murphy, Brian; (2000) Support for the Educationally and Socially Disadvantaged: An Introductory Guide to Government Funded Initiatives in Ireland. Cork: Education Department, UCC. [Details]

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2014)'Not my job! Perspectives of Irish student teachers on literacy development in the post-primary subject classroom'
Murphy, B. Conway, P. & Murphy R. (2014) 'Not my job! Perspectives of Irish student teachers on literacy development in the post-primary subject classroom' In: Language, Literacy and Literature: Re-imagining Teaching and Learning. Dublin: Reading Association of Ireland. [Details]
(2012)'Developing ‘good’ post-primary teachers and teaching in a reform era: cultural dynamics in a programme level study of the ‘Dip’'
Conway, PF., Murphy, R., Delargey, M., Hall, K; Kitching, K., Long, F.,McKeon, J., Murphy, B., O'Brien, S., & O'Sullivan, D. (2012) (2012) 'Developing ‘good’ post-primary teachers and teaching in a reform era: cultural dynamics in a programme level study of the ‘Dip’' In: F. Waldron, Dooley, T & Smith, J (eds. 2012) Re-imagining Initial Teacher Education (ITE): Perspectives on Transformation. Dublin: Liffey Press. [Details]
(2012)'Perspectives and Practice in Relation to Reading Pedagogy in Irish Primary Classrooms: A Perceived Preference for the ‘Simple View’'
Concannon-Gibney, T. & Murphy, B. (2012) 'Perspectives and Practice in Relation to Reading Pedagogy in Irish Primary Classrooms: A Perceived Preference for the ‘Simple View’' In: Creating Multiple Pathways to Powerful Literacy in Challenging Times. Dublin: Reading Association of Ireland. [Details]
(2012)'A Professional Development Programme Focused on the Explicit Teaching of Reading Comprehension: Exploration of an Irish Case Study'
Concannon-Gibney & Murphy, B. (2012) 'A Professional Development Programme Focused on the Explicit Teaching of Reading Comprehension: Exploration of an Irish Case Study' In: Creating Multiple Pathways to Powerful Literacy in Challenging Times. Dublin: Reading Association of Ireland. [Details]
(2012)'School-based Professional Development: Significant Insights from a Case Study of Irish Teachers of Reading'
Concannon-Gibney, T. & Murphy, B. (2012) 'School-based Professional Development: Significant Insights from a Case Study of Irish Teachers of Reading' In: Cultures of Professional Development for Teachers: Collaboration, Reflection, Management and Policy. Strasbourg, France: Analytrics. [Details]
(2010)'Participation and Achievement of Boys in Irish Language Learning in Second Level Schools: Time to Acknowledge the Gender Issue?'
Murphy, B; (2010) 'Participation and Achievement of Boys in Irish Language Learning in Second Level Schools: Time to Acknowledge the Gender Issue?' In: Literacy in the 21st Century: Perspectives, Chalenges and Transformations. Dublin: Reading Association of Ireland. [Details]
(2010)'A reflection on the true meaning of education'
Murphy, B; (2010) 'A reflection on the true meaning of education' In: Scoil Barra: A Coming of Age. Cork: Scoil Barra. [Details]
(2009)'Building Best Practice in Literacy Education Internationally and in Ireland Gender Still on the Agenda'
Murphy, B.; (2009) 'Building Best Practice in Literacy Education Internationally and in Ireland Gender Still on the Agenda' In: The Changing Landscapes of Literacy building best practice. Dublin: Reading Association of Ireland. [Details]
(2009)'Curriculum Contestation A Retrospective and Prospective Look at the Case of Reading Development in Ireland'
Murphy, B.; (2009) 'Curriculum Contestation A Retrospective and Prospective Look at the Case of Reading Development in Ireland' In: The Changing Landscapes of Literacy; building best practice. Dublin: Reading Association of Ireland. [Details]
(2007)'Literacy at the crossroads: Moving forward, looking back'
Murphy, B; (2007) 'Literacy at the crossroads: Moving forward, looking back' In: Reading instruction at Infant level in Ireland: Some insights from a nationwide survey of teacher understandings, attitudes and practices. Dublin: Reading Association of Ireland. [Details]
(2006)'Supporting First Language Development: Key Elements of the Requisite Integrated Approach to Literacy'
Murphy, B.; (2006) 'Supporting First Language Development: Key Elements of the Requisite Integrated Approach to Literacy' In: Literacy and Language Learning: Reading in a First or Second Language. Dublin: Reading Association of Ireland. [Details]
(2005)'The 2 R's - A Study of Current Early Reading and Writing Practice in Irish Primary Schoold'
Murphy, B.; (2005) 'The 2 R's - A Study of Current Early Reading and Writing Practice in Irish Primary Schoold' In: Reading, Writing, Thinking. Newark, DE: International Reading Association. [Details]
(2004)'Effective Implementation of a Process, Child-Centred Curriculum: A Case Study of Practice in One Irish Infant Classroom'
Murphy, B. ; (2004) 'Effective Implementation of a Process, Child-Centred Curriculum: A Case Study of Practice in One Irish Infant Classroom' In: The 6th International Conference on Education. Athens: Athens Institute for Education and Research. [Details]
(2012)''Developing ‘good’ post-primary teachers and teaching in a reform era: cultural dynamics in a programme level study of the PDE'
Conway, P.F., Murphy, R., Delargey, M., Hall, K., Kitching, K., Long, F., McKeon, J., Murphy, B., O'Brien, S., & O'Sullivan, D. (2012) ''Developing ‘good’ post-primary teachers and teaching in a reform era: cultural dynamics in a programme level study of the PDE' In: F. Waldron, Smith, J., Fitzpatrick, M. and Dooley, T (eds). Re-imagining Initial Teacher Education: Perspectives on Transformation. Dublin: Liffey Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2015)'Repeated Reading as a Method to Improve Reading Fluency for Struggling Adolescent Readers'
Guerin, A;Murphy, B (2015) 'Repeated Reading as a Method to Improve Reading Fluency for Struggling Adolescent Readers'. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 58 :551-560 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'The challenge of supporting literacy in a digital age: perspectives of Irish primary school teachers'
Mc Carthy D. & Murphy, B. (2014) 'The challenge of supporting literacy in a digital age: perspectives of Irish primary school teachers'. The Irish Teachers’ Journal, 2 (1):15-31 [Details]
(2014)'The emergence of reading literacy in post-primary teacher education: from the background to the foreground'
Murphy, B,Conway, PF,Murphy, R,Hall, K (2014) 'The emergence of reading literacy in post-primary teacher education: from the background to the foreground'. European Journal of Teacher Education, 37 :331-347 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'School-based teacher professional development to transform the teaching of reading comprehension: an Irish case study'
Concannon-Gibney, T. & Murphy, B. ; (2012) 'School-based teacher professional development to transform the teaching of reading comprehension: an Irish case study'. Professional Development in Education, 38 (1):131-147 [Details]
(2012)'Reading comprehension instruction in Irish primary classrooms: key insights into teachers' perspectives on classroom practices'
Concannon-Gibney, T. & Murphy, B. (2012) 'Reading comprehension instruction in Irish primary classrooms: key insights into teachers' perspectives on classroom practices'. Irish Educational Studies, iFirst article :1-17 [Details]
(2010)'Reading practice in Irish primary schools: too simple a view of reading?'
Concannon-Gibney, T. and Murphy, B.; (2010) 'Reading practice in Irish primary schools: too simple a view of reading?'. Literacy, 44 (3):122-130 [Details]
(2009)'Foreign language learning in Irish second level schools: gender still very much on the agenda!'
Murphy, B; (2009) 'Foreign language learning in Irish second level schools: gender still very much on the agenda!'. Irish Educational Studies, 29 (1):81-95 [Details]
(2007)'Early Foreign Language Learning for all in Irish Schools: One Way Forward in Managing and Celebrating Difference in Irish Society?'
Murphy, B; (2007) 'Early Foreign Language Learning for all in Irish Schools: One Way Forward in Managing and Celebrating Difference in Irish Society?'. An Leanbh Óg, the OMEP Ireland Journal of Early Childhood Studies, 1 (1):87-100 [Details]
(2006)'Child-Centred Practice in Irish Infant Classrooms A Case of Imaginary Play'
Murphy, B; (2006) 'Child-Centred Practice in Irish Infant Classrooms A Case of Imaginary Play'. International Journal of Early Childhood, 38 (1):112-124 [Details]
(2004)'Practice in Irish Infant Classrooms in the Context of the Irish Primary School Curriculum (1999): Insights from a Study of Curriculum Implementation'
Murphy, B; (2004) 'Practice in Irish Infant Classrooms in the Context of the Irish Primary School Curriculum (1999): Insights from a Study of Curriculum Implementation'. International Journal of Early Years Education, 12 (3):245-257 [Details]
(2004)'Social interaction and language use in Irish infant classrooms in the context of the revised Irish Primary School Curriculum (1999)'
Murphy, B. ; (2004) 'Social interaction and language use in Irish infant classrooms in the context of the revised Irish Primary School Curriculum (1999)'. Literacy, 38 (3):149-155 [Details]
(2004)'Current Patterns of Interaction in Irish Infant Classrooms: Insights from a Study of Curriculum Implementation'
Murphy, B; (2004) 'Current Patterns of Interaction in Irish Infant Classrooms: Insights from a Study of Curriculum Implementation'. Journal of the Irish Learning Support Association, 26 :86-96 [Details]
(2012)'Reading comprehension instruction in Irish primary classrooms: key insights into teachers' perspectives on classroom practices'
Concannon-Gibney, T,Murphy, B (2012) 'Reading comprehension instruction in Irish primary classrooms: key insights into teachers' perspectives on classroom practices'. Irish Educational Studies, 31 :433-449 [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2004)OMEP Annual Research Conference
Murphy, B. ; (2004) Irish Senior Infant Classroom Practice A Case of Imaginary Play OMEP Annual Research Conference , pp.197-204 [Details]
(2003)Transformations: Theory and Practice in Early Education
Murphy, B. ; (2003) A Right Approach to Writing Development in the Early Years? An Examination of Two Contrasting Models Transformations: Theory and Practice in Early Education , pp.197-207 [Details]

Published Reports

YearPublication
(2011)Learning to Teach (LETS): Developing curricular and cross curricular competences in becoming a 'good' secondary teacher. [Executive Summary].
Conway, P.F, Murphy, R., Delargey, M., Hall, K., Kitching, K., Long, F., McKeon, J., Murphy, B., O'Brien, S., O'Sullivan, D. (2011) Learning to Teach (LETS): Developing curricular and cross curricular competences in becoming a 'good' secondary teacher. [Executive Summary]. School of Education, University College Cork, Cork. [Details]
(2010)Learning to Teach (LETS): Developing curricular and cross curricular competences in becoming a 'good' secondary teacher.
Conway, PF; Murphy, R; Delargey, M; Hall, K; Kitching, K; Long, F; Mc Keon, J; Murphy, B; O'Brien, S; O'Sullivan, D; (2010) Learning to Teach (LETS): Developing curricular and cross curricular competences in becoming a 'good' secondary teacher. School of Education/DES, School of Education, UCC. Globe icon [Details]

DVD

YearPublication
(2012)Inclusive Literacies.
Kathy Hall, Alicia Curtin, Karl Kitching, Tracey Connolly, Caitriona Ni Laoire, Brian Murphy (2012) Inclusive Literacies. DVD [Details]

Newspaper Articles

YearPublication
(2010)Boys still bottom of the class for languages (Irish Independent).
Murphy, B.; (2010) Boys still bottom of the class for languages (Irish Independent). Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2004)Schools fail to teach pupils gift of the gab (Sunday Times).
Murphy, B.; (2004) Schools fail to teach pupils gift of the gab (Sunday Times). Newspaper Articles [Details]

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Educational Studies Association of Ireland Member01-SEP-00 / 30-DEC-99
Irish Association for Applied Linguistics (IRAAL) Member01-SEP-03 / 30-DEC-99
Literacy Association of Ireland Member of the National Executive Committee/
Literacy Association of Ireland Chairperson Cork Branch/
OECD PISA National Committee for Ireland Nominated literacy expert/
International Development in Europe Committee International Literacy Association Irish Representative on behalf of the Reading Association of Ireland01-JAN-13 /
Federation of European Literacy Associations Irish Representative on behalf of the Reading Association of Ireland01-JAN-13 /

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2017)Working together to encourage equity through literacy communities: A challenge of the 21st century,
Murphy, B. (2017) Reflecting on the Impact of PISA Assessments on Literacy Development Policy for Irish Schools: The Case of the 2009 Results. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Working together to encourage equity through literacy communities: A challenge of the 21st century, Madrid, Spain , 03-JUL-17 - 06-JUL-17. [Details]
(2017)Teacher Education Policy in Europe Conference,
Murphy, B. (2017) Evolution in initial teacher education in literacy for secondary school teachers: An Irish experience. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Teacher Education Policy in Europe Conference, Mary Immaculate College Limerick , 18-MAY-17 - 20-MAY-17. [Details]
(2017)Looking at Learning in Our School,
Murphy, B. (2017) Adolescent Literacy – from research and policy to practice. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Looking at Learning in Our School, UCC , 08-FEB-17 - 08-MAR-17. [Details]
(2017)Literacy in the Digital Age,
Murphy, B. (2017) Evolution in ITE in literacy for Teachers of Adolescent Learners: The Irish Experience. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Literacy in the Digital Age, Vilnius, Lithuania , 20-JAN-17 - 20-JAN-17. [Details]
(2016)Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South (SCoTENS) 14th Annual Confeence: Communities of Practice, Learning Together to Teach Together,
Murphy, B. (2016) One model of partnership: Designing, negotiating and implementing a School Placement Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South (SCoTENS) 14th Annual Confeence: Communities of Practice, Learning Together to Teach Together, Armagh City Hotel , 13-OCT-16 - 14-OCT-16. [Details]
(2016)Literacy Association of Ireland 40th International Conference: Exploring the Literacy Landscape: Celebrating 40 years of Research and Practice,
Murphy, B. (2016) Evolution in initial teacher education in literacy for teachers of adolescent learners: The case in Ireland and on one PME programme. [Oral Presentation], Literacy Association of Ireland 40th International Conference: Exploring the Literacy Landscape: Celebrating 40 years of Research and Practice, Marino Insttute of Education, Dublin , 29-SEP-16 - 30-SEP-16. [Details]
(2016)Study Abroad Seminar of Students of the College of Education and Human Development, University of Louisville, KY, USA,
Murphy, B. (2016) An Overview of Teacher Education in Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], Study Abroad Seminar of Students of the College of Education and Human Development, University of Louisville, KY, USA, UCC , 25-MAY-16 - 25-MAY-16. [Details]
(2016)Meeting of the ACMSS/Joint Managerial Body for Secondary Schools,
Murphy, B. (2016) Adolescent Literacy: From Research and Policy to School and Classroom Practice. [Invited Oral Presentation], Meeting of the ACMSS/Joint Managerial Body for Secondary Schools, River Lee Hotel, Cork , 19-JAN-16 - 19-JAN-16. [Details]
(2016)School Placement: Shared Learning Event,
Murphy, B. (2016) Designing and Negotiating a Memorandum of Understanding for School Placement. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], School Placement: Shared Learning Event, Mullingar , 27-JAN-16. [Details]
(2015)Living Literacy: From Tots to Teens,
Murphy, B. (2015) Directions in Literacy Policy in Irish Schools: Where to From Here?. [Oral Presentation], Living Literacy: From Tots to Teens, Marino Institute of Education, Dublin , 24-SEP-15 - 26-SEP-15. [Details]
(2015)Learner Voice Conference of Inclusion in Education and Society Group TCD,
Murphy, B. Conway, P.F., Curtin, A. Rutherford, V. & Murphy, R. (2015) Changing experiences and understandings of literacy development at post-primary level: The voices of student teachers before and after the publication of the National Literacy and Numeracy Strategy. [Oral Presentation], Learner Voice Conference of Inclusion in Education and Society Group TCD, Trinity College Dublin , 26-JUN-15 - 27-JUN-15. [Details]
(2015)Annual Meeting of National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals (Cork region),
Murphy, B. (2015) The Professional Master of Education One Year On: Looking Back and Planning Forward. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Annual Meeting of National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals (Cork region), UCC , 28-APR-15. [Details]
(2015)3rd School of Education, UCC & Reading Association of Ireland Teacher Researcher Literacy Symposium,
Murphy, B. (2015) Current Policy Developments Impinging on Literacy Development in Irish Schools. [Plenary Lecture], 3rd School of Education, UCC & Reading Association of Ireland Teacher Researcher Literacy Symposium, UCC , 07-FEB-15 - 07-FEB-15. [Details]
(2015)Winter Meeting of the Federation of European Literacy Associations/International Literacy Association European Committee,
Murphy, Brian (2015) From Reading Association to Literacy Association: The Irish Experience. [Plenary Lecture], Winter Meeting of the Federation of European Literacy Associations/International Literacy Association European Committee, Copenhagen, Denmark , 22-JAN-15 - 25-JAN-15. [Details]
(2014)38th International Conference of the Reading Association of Ireland: Literacy, Texts and Contexts: Looking to the Future,
Murphy, B. (2014) Reflecting on the Impact of PISA Assessments on Literacy Development Policy for Irish Schools: The Case of the 2009 Results. [Oral Presentation], 38th International Conference of the Reading Association of Ireland: Literacy, Texts and Contexts: Looking to the Future, Marino Institute of Education , 25-SEP-14 - 27-SEP-14. [Details]
(2014)Contemporary Issues in Continuing Professional Development for Teachers,
Murphy, B. (2014) What is adolescent literacy and how can it be developed in schools?. [Plenary Lecture], Contemporary Issues in Continuing Professional Development for Teachers, St. Munchin's College, Limerick , 08-DEC-14 - 08-DEC-14. [Details]
(2014)66th OMEP World Assembly & International Conference,
Murphy, B. (2014) International trends in literacy education: The need to challenge and see beyond the ‘GERM’ effect!. [Plenary Lecture], 66th OMEP World Assembly & International Conference, UCC , 01-JUL-14 - 05-JUL-14. [Details]
(2014)38th International Conference of the Reading Association of Ireland: Literacy, Texts and Contexts: Looking to the Future,
Murphy, B. (2014) The theme of the conference was “Literacy, Texts and Contexts: Looking to the Future”. The conference explored research and practice on some of the following topics:oral language development; best practice in the teaching and study of literacy;Whole school approaches to literacy development; literacy across the curriculum / disciplinary literacy. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 38th International Conference of the Reading Association of Ireland: Literacy, Texts and Contexts: Looking to the Future, Marino Institute of Education , 25-SEP-14 - 27-SEP-14. [Details]
(2014)Annual Conference of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland: Imagining and Innovating for Sustainable Futures; education in challenging times,
Curtin, A., Conway, P., Murphy, B. & Murphy, R. (2014) Curating word worlds: Literacy practice in becoming a secondary teacher. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland: Imagining and Innovating for Sustainable Futures; education in challenging times, Sheraton Hotel, Athlone , 10-APR-14 - 12-APR-14. [Details]
(2014)Annual Conference of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland: Imagining and Innovating for Sustainable Futures; education in challenging times,
Conway, P. Murphy, B. Murphy, R. (2014) The emergence of reading literacy in post-primary teacher education: From the background to the foreground. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland: Imagining and Innovating for Sustainable Futures; education in challenging times, Sheraton Hotel, Athlone , 10-APR-14 - 12-APR-14. [Details]
(2014)Annual Principals' Conference of the Cork Education & Training Board,
Murphy, B. (2014) Impending changes in initial teacher education in Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Annual Principals' Conference of the Cork Education & Training Board, Carlton Hotel, Kinsale , 01-APR-14 - 02-APR-14. [Details]
(2014)Meeting of Joint Managerial Body/Secretariat of Secondary Schools,
Brian Murphy (2014) Current Developments in Initial Teacher Education in Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], Meeting of Joint Managerial Body/Secretariat of Secondary Schools, Silversprings Hotel, Cork , 18-MAR-14 - 18-MAR-14. [Details]
(2014)‘Enhancing Literacy Pedagogy in Irish Classrooms: Insights from Research Conducted by Teacher Researchers,
Brian Murphy (2014) ‘The Impact of PISA Assessments on Literacy Development Policy for Irish Schools: Some Reflections on the Fallout from the 2009 Results’. [Plenary Lecture], ‘Enhancing Literacy Pedagogy in Irish Classrooms: Insights from Research Conducted by Teacher Researchers, Aula Maxima, UCC , 08-FEB-14 - 08-FEB-14. [Details]
(2014)Enhancing Literacy Pedagogy in Irish Classrooms: Insights from Research Conducted by Teacher Researchers,
Brian Murphy (2014) In the context of an enhanced emphasis on literacy development in all Irish classrooms and a strong desire for continuous professional development with respect to literacy in schools, this research symposium sought to disseminate to teachers at all levels key school and classroom-focused literacy research completed by teacher researchers who are completing or who have recently completed MEd degrees at the School of Education, UCC. The symposium provided a forum for the sharing of best practice with respect to key aspects of literacy development. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Enhancing Literacy Pedagogy in Irish Classrooms: Insights from Research Conducted by Teacher Researchers, Aula Maxima UCC , 08-FEB-14 - 08-FEB-14. [Details]
(2013)37th Annual International Conference of the Reading Association of Ireland 'Language, Literacy and Literature: Re-imagining Teaching and Learning',
Murphy, B., Conway, P., Curtin,A., Rutherford, V. Murphy, R. (2013) Changed experiences of literacy in initial teacher education at post-primary level: before and after the National Literacy and Numeracy Strategy. [Other], 37th Annual International Conference of the Reading Association of Ireland 'Language, Literacy and Literature: Re-imagining Teaching and Learning', Marino Institute of Education, Dublin , 26-SEP-13 - 28-SEP-13. [Details]
(2013)37th International Conference of the Reading Association of Ireland Language, Literacy and Literature: Re-imagining Teaching and Learning,
Murphy, B. (2013) Not my job! Perspectives of Irish student teachers on literacy development in the post-primary subject classroom. [Oral Presentation], 37th International Conference of the Reading Association of Ireland Language, Literacy and Literature: Re-imagining Teaching and Learning, Marino Institute of Education, Dublin , 26-SEP-13 - 28-SEP-13. [Details]
(2013)37th International Conference of the Reading Association of Ireland Language, Literacy and Literature: Re-imagining Teaching and Learning,
Murphy, B. (2013) The conference explored research and practice on the following topics:Children’s oral language development, best practice in the teaching and study of literacy, promoting children’s literature in schools, whole school approaches to literacy development, literacy across the curriculum, new literacies, adolescent, family and community literacy. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 37th International Conference of the Reading Association of Ireland Language, Literacy and Literature: Re-imagining Teaching and Learning, Marino Institute of Education, Dublin , 26-SEP-13 - 28-SEP-13. [Details]
(2013)New Challenges - New Literacies 18th European Conference on Literacy,
Murphy, B. (2013) Contemporary literacy policy for Irish schools: A need to go beyond the 'GERM' effect. [Oral Presentation], New Challenges - New Literacies 18th European Conference on Literacy, University of Jonkoping, Sweden , 06-AUG-13 - 09-AUG-13. [Details]
(2013)New Challenges - New Literacies 18th European Conference on Literacy,
Murphy, B., Conway P., Murphy R. (2013) Developing student teacher understandings of literacy development in the post-primary classroom: An enormous challenge for teacher educators. [Oral Presentation], New Challenges - New Literacies 18th European Conference on Literacy, University of Jonkoping, Sweden , 06-AUG-13 - 09-AUG-13. [Details]
(2013)Reform and Redesign of Initial Teacher Education: Deepening Engagement with Pedagogy,
Murphy, B. (2013) The redesign of ITE in the Irish context: Current considerations. [Plenary Lecture], Reform and Redesign of Initial Teacher Education: Deepening Engagement with Pedagogy, UCC , 13-JUN-13 - 13-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013)Reform and Redesign of Initial Teacher Education: Deepening Engagement with Pedagogy,
Murphy, B. (2013) Perspectives on literacy development in Irish post-primary classrooms: Some views of the student-teacher from the ‘Learning to Teach Study’ (LETS). [Oral Presentation], Reform and Redesign of Initial Teacher Education: Deepening Engagement with Pedagogy, UCC , 13-JUN-13 - 13-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013)Reflections on adolescent literacy,
Murphy, B. (2013) Perspectives on the development of literacy in the post-primary classroom. [Invited Oral Presentation], Reflections on adolescent literacy, St. Peter's Community Schol, Passage West, Co. Cork , 17-APR-13 - 17-APR-13. [Details]
(2013)Educational Policy in Changing Times: Consultation, Implementation and Impact,
Mc Carthy, D. & Murphy, B. (2013) The challenge of supporting literacy in a digital age:Perspectives from Irish classrooms. [Oral Presentation], Educational Policy in Changing Times: Consultation, Implementation and Impact, Radisson Hotel, Limerick , 21-MAR-13 - 23-MAR-13. [Details]
(2013)Reflections on Literacy Development,
Murphy, B. (2013) Some core considerations in responding to adolescent literacy development in schools. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Reflections on Literacy Development, Kinsale Community School , 27-FEB-13 - 27-FEB-13. [Details]
(2013)‘Improving Literacy Pedagogy: Key Insights from Contemporary Irish School and Classroom Research’,
Murphy, B (2013) This was a key continuing professional development research symposium event for all teachers organised and chaired by Dr Brian Murphy of the School of Education, on behalf of the School of Education, UCC & the Executive Committee of the Reading Association of Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], ‘Improving Literacy Pedagogy: Key Insights from Contemporary Irish School and Classroom Research’, Aula Maxima,UCC , 02-FEB-13 - 02-FEB-13. [Details]
(2013)‘Improving Literacy Pedagogy: Key Insights from Contemporary Irish School and Classroom Research’,
Murphy, B (2013) ‘Some Current Challenges for Literacy Teaching in Irish schools’. [Plenary Lecture], ‘Improving Literacy Pedagogy: Key Insights from Contemporary Irish School and Classroom Research’, Aula Maxima, UCC , 02-FEB-13 - 02-FEB-13. [Details]
(2012)36th International Conference of the Reading Association of Ireland,
Murphy, B. (2012) At a Crossroads: Reflections on Some Key Challenges Facing Literacy Development in Irish Schools. [Oral Presentation], 36th International Conference of the Reading Association of Ireland, Marino Institute of Education , 27-SEP-12 - 29-SEP-12. [Details]
(2012)VIP Project Inclusive Literacies Project (IRCHSS and UCC funded project),
Murphy, B. (2012) A Long Road Ahead: Contemporary Challenges Facing Inclusive Literacy development in Irish Schools. [Plenary Lecture], VIP Project Inclusive Literacies Project (IRCHSS and UCC funded project), Cork Education Support Centre , 23-MAY-12 - 23-MAY-12. [Details]
(2012)Presentation to Faculty at Ruth S. Ammon School of Education Adelphi University,
Murphy, B. (2012) Contemporary Challenges for Literacy Educators Internationally: An Irish Perspective. [Invited Oral Presentation], Presentation to Faculty at Ruth S. Ammon School of Education Adelphi University, Adelphi University, Garden City, Long Island, NY 11530, USA , 23-APR-12 - 23-APR-12. [Details]
(2012)37th Annual Conference of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland 2012, Educational Research in a Time of Transformation: Insights, Influences and Impacts,
Murphy, B. (2012) Where to from here? Current issues and key challenges facing literacy teacher education in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], 37th Annual Conference of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland 2012, Educational Research in a Time of Transformation: Insights, Influences and Impacts, UCC/River Lee Hotel, Cork , 29-MAR-12 - 31-MAR-12. [Details]
(2012)37th Annual Conference of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland 2012, Educational Research in a Time of Transformation: Insights, Influences and Impacts,
Murphy, B., Conway, P. & Murphy, R. (2012) Understandings of literacy and literacy development at post-primary level: The student teacher voice. [Oral Presentation], 37th Annual Conference of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland 2012, Educational Research in a Time of Transformation: Insights, Influences and Impacts, UCC/River Lee Hotel, Cork , 29-MAR-12 - 31-MAR-12. [Details]
(2012)Reading Association of Ireland Early Spring Research Seminar 2012,
Murphy, B. & Conway C. (2012) Understanding the role of explicit fluency instruction and its positive impact on the teaching of reading. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Reading Association of Ireland Early Spring Research Seminar 2012, Cork Education Support Centre , 02-FEB-12 - 02-FEB-12. [Details]
(2012)Annual Literacy Day Nagle Community College Cork,
Murphy, B. (2012) Developing literacy in schools in a digital age. [Invited Oral Presentation], Annual Literacy Day Nagle Community College Cork, Nagle Community College, Cork , 16-MAR-12 - 16-MAR-12. [Details]
(2011)Re-imagining Teacher Education: Perspectives on Transformation,
Murphy, B.; (2011) Enduring Boundaries, Obstacles and Impediments: The Early School Observation Experiences of Beginning Student Teachers on One Initial Post-Primary Teacher Education Programme in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Re-imagining Teacher Education: Perspectives on Transformation, St. Patrick's College, Dublin , 30-JUN-11 - 02-JUL-11. [Details]
(2011)JCSPCOTA Second Annual Conference,
Murphy, B. (2011) Moving Beyond the Simple View of Reading Literacy in Classrooms: The Balanced Approach and Comprehension Strategy Instruction. [Plenary Lecture], JCSPCOTA Second Annual Conference, Ashling Hotel Dublin , 26-MAR-11 - 26-MAR-11. [Details]
(2011)35th Annual Conference of the Reading Association of Ireland, Creating Multiple Pathways to Powerful Literacy in Challenging Times,
Murphy, B. & Concannon-Gibney T.; (2011) School-based Teacher Professional Development to Transform the Teaching of Reading Comprehension: An Irish Case Study. [Oral Presentation], 35th Annual Conference of the Reading Association of Ireland, Creating Multiple Pathways to Powerful Literacy in Challenging Times, Church of Ireland College of Education, Dublin , 29-SEP-11 - 01-OCT-11. [Details]
(2011)Re-imagining Teacher Education: Perspectives on Transformation,
Mc Keon, J., Murphy, R., Murphy, B., Hall, K., & Conway, P.; (2011) Developing curricular knowledge in a second/foreign language in teacher education. [Oral Presentation], Re-imagining Teacher Education: Perspectives on Transformation, St. Patrick's College, Dublin , 30-JUN-11 - 02-JUL-11. [Details]
(2011)Re-imagining Teacher Education: Perspectives on Transformation,
Murphy, B., Conway, P., Murphy, R., Hall, K., & Mc Keon, J. ; (2011) Learning to teach literacy as a core competence for all second level teachers. [Invited Oral Presentation], Re-imagining Teacher Education: Perspectives on Transformation, St. Patrick's College, Dublin , 30-JUN-11 - 02-JUL-11. [Details]
(2011)French Teachers Association of Ireland Research Symposium,
Murphy B. (2011) Some perspectives on and insights into a communicative approach to grammar in the French classroom. [Invited Oral Presentation], French Teachers Association of Ireland Research Symposium, Cork Educational Support Centre , 10-MAR-11 - 10-MAR-11. [Details]
(2011)Reading Association of Ireland Spring Research Seminar 2011,
Murphy, B. & Bowe, C. (2011) Comprehension Strategy Instruction and its Positive Impact on the Motivation to Read: One Case Study. [Invited Oral Presentation], Reading Association of Ireland Spring Research Seminar 2011, Cork Education Support Centre , 04-APR-11 - 04-APR-11. [Details]
(2011)Standing Conference on Teacher Education North & South 9th Annual Conference, Promoting Literacy and Numeracy through Teacher Education,
Murphy, B.; (2011) Contemporary Issues for Literacy Teacher Educators in the South: Policy & Practice. [Invited Oral Presentation], Standing Conference on Teacher Education North & South 9th Annual Conference, Promoting Literacy and Numeracy through Teacher Education, Farnham Estate, Cavan , 29-SEP-11 - 29-OCT-11. [Details]
(2011)Creating Multiple Pathways to Powerful Literacy in Challenging Times,
Murphy, B. ; (2011) 35th Annual Conference for Teacher Educators, Teachers and all with an interest in literacy development. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Creating Multiple Pathways to Powerful Literacy in Challenging Times, Church of Ireland College of Education, Dublin , 29-SEP-11 - 01-OCT-11. [Details]
(2010)Scoil Barra: A Coming of Age,
Murphy, B.; (2010) The true meaning of education in the twenty-first century. [Invited Oral Presentation], Scoil Barra: A Coming of Age, Oriel House Hotel, Ballincollig , 28-MAY-10 - 28-MAY-10. [Details]
(2010)ESAI Annual Conference 2010,
Murphy, B.; (2010) Borders, Boundaries and Obstacles: The Early School Observation Experiences of Beginning Student Teachers on One Initial Teacher Education Programme. [Oral Presentation], ESAI Annual Conference 2010, Dundalk , 25-MAR-10 - 27-MAR-10. [Details]
(2010)1st International Language Conference at NUI Galway; Translation, Technology and Autonomy in Language Teaching and Learning,
Murphy, B. (2010) The development of autonomous foreign language learners in Irish schools: Time to acknowledge the gender variable?. [Oral Presentation], 1st International Language Conference at NUI Galway; Translation, Technology and Autonomy in Language Teaching and Learning, NUIG , 10-DEC-10 - 11-DEC-10. [Details]
(2010)Annual Literacy Awards,
Murphy, B.; (2010) The special role of reading. [Invited Oral Presentation], Annual Literacy Awards, Nagle Community College, Blackrock, Cork , 28-APR-10 - 28-APR-10. [Details]
(2010)Reading Association of Ireland 34th Annual Conference,
Murphy, B.; (2010) Reading Practice in Irish Primary Classrooms: Too Simple a View of Reading?. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Reading Association of Ireland 34th Annual Conference, Colaiste Mhuire Marino Dublin , 30-SEP-10 - 02-OCT-10. [Details]
(2009)Critical Issues in Literacy Development Series,
Murphy, B.; (2009) Boys, gender and school literacy achievement: Current insights and possible ways forward. [Plenary Lecture], Critical Issues in Literacy Development Series, Cork Education Support Centre , 18-MAY-09 - 18-MAY-09. [Details]
(2009)Literacy reflection day,
Murphy, B. ; (2009) Reading: Opening doors to endless possibilities. [Invited Oral Presentation], Literacy reflection day, Nagle Community School, Blackrock, Cork , 02-APR-09 - 02-APR-09. [Details]
(2009)33rd Annual Conference of the Reading Association of Ireland,
Murphy, B.; (2009) Participation and achievement of boys in Irish language learning in schools: Time to acknowledge the gender issue. [Oral Presentation], 33rd Annual Conference of the Reading Association of Ireland, St. Patrick's College, Dublin , 24-SEP-09 - 26-SEP-09. [Details]
(2008)Third National Symposium on OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) Results for Ireland,
Murphy, B. ; (2008) National event to disseminate findings. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Third National Symposium on OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) Results for Ireland, Ireland , 18-JUN-08 - 18-JUN-08. [Details]
(2008)ESAI 33rd Annual Conference - Research, Ethics and Diversity: Interrogating a New Ireland,
Murphy, B. ; (2008) Promoting Linguistic Diversity through Foreign Language Learning in Schools: Not for the Boys!!. [Oral Presentation], ESAI 33rd Annual Conference - Research, Ethics and Diversity: Interrogating a New Ireland, Galway , 01-MAR-08 - 01-MAR-08. [Details]
(2008)Third National Symposium on Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) Results for Ireland,
Murphy, B; (2008) Reading Achievement in PISA 2006 - gender still on the agenda. [Invited Oral Presentation], Third National Symposium on Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) Results for Ireland, Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin , 18-APR-08 - 18-APR-08. [Details]
(2008)UKLA 44th Annual Conference,
Murphy, B.; (2008) Effective Literacy Pedagogy: A Cultural Perspective. [Oral Presentation], UKLA 44th Annual Conference, Liverpool , 11-JUL-08 - 13-JUL-08. [Details]
(2008)32nd Annual Conference of the Reading Association of Ireland,
Murphy, B; (2008) Building Best Practice in Literacy Education Internationally and in Ireland: Gender Still on the Agenda!. [Plenary Lecture], 32nd Annual Conference of the Reading Association of Ireland, Church of Ireland College of Education, Dublin , 27-SEP-08 - 27-SEP-08. [Details]
(2007)International Gender and Education Association Conference,
Murphy, B. ; (2007) Gender and Language Teaching and Learning: The case for a More Equitable Classroom Experience. [Oral Presentation], International Gender and Education Association Conference, TCD , 01-MAR-07 - 01-MAR-07. [Details]
(2007)5th European Conference on Reading,
Murphy, B. ; (2007) Curriculum Contestation in Ireland The Case of Reading Development at Primary Level. [Oral Presentation], 5th European Conference on Reading, Humboldt University, Berlin , 01-AUG-07 - 01-AUG-07. [Details]
(2007)Annual Conference of the Reading Association of Ireland - Developing and Sustaining Literacy September,
Murphy, B. ; (2007) Curriculum Contestation - A Retrospective and Prospective Look at the Case of Reading Development in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Reading Association of Ireland - Developing and Sustaining Literacy September, CICE, Dublin , 01-SEP-07 - 01-SEP-07. [Details]
(2007)Current and Historical Perspectives on Cultures in Contact Conference University of Limerick,
Murphy, B. ; (2007) Linguistic Diversity and Foreign Language Learning in Schools: Not for the boys!!. [Oral Presentation], Current and Historical Perspectives on Cultures in Contact Conference University of Limerick, University of Limerick , 01-NOV-07 - 01-NOV-07. [Details]
(2006)Paper given to International Reading Association 21st World Congress on Reading,
Murphy, B. ; (2006) Early Reading Instruction in Ireland: Insights from a Nationwide Survey of Teacher Understandings, Attitudes and Practices. [Oral Presentation], Paper given to International Reading Association 21st World Congress on Reading, Budapest, Hungary , 01-AUG-06 - 01-AUG-06. [Details]
(2006)39th Annual Conference of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL),
Murphy, B. ; (2006) Foreign Language Teaching in Irish Schools: An Endangered Practice?. [Oral Presentation], 39th Annual Conference of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL), University College Cork , 01-SEP-06 - 01-SEP-06. [Details]
(2006)Paper given to the Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference Rethinking Educational Policies and Practices in an Era of Globalisation: Challenges and Opportunities,
Murphy, B; (2006) Globalisation and Language Teaching in Irish Schools: Languages under threat!. [Oral Presentation], Paper given to the Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference Rethinking Educational Policies and Practices in an Era of Globalisation: Challenges and Opportunities, National College of Art & Design Dublin , 01-MAR-06 - 01-MAR-06. [Details]
(2006)Reading Association of Ireland Conference - Literacy at the Crossroads: Moving Forward, Looking Back,
Murphy, B. ; (2006) Reading Instruction at Infant Level: Some Insights from a Nationwide Survey of Teacher Understandings, Attitudes and Practices. [Oral Presentation], Reading Association of Ireland Conference - Literacy at the Crossroads: Moving Forward, Looking Back, CICE, Dublin , 06-SEP-06 - 06-SEP-06. [Details]
(2006)Paper given to OMEP Ireland Conference - In Celebration of Difference in the Early Years,
Murphy, B. ; (2006) Early Foreign Language Teaching for all in Irish Schools: A way forward in Managing and Celebrating Difference?. [Oral Presentation], Paper given to OMEP Ireland Conference - In Celebration of Difference in the Early Years, University College Cork , 01-APR-06 - 01-APR-06. [Details]
(2005)Reading Association of Ireland Conference,
Murphy, B; (2005) Integrated Approaches to First Language Literacy Development. [Invited Oral Presentation], Reading Association of Ireland Conference, Church of Ireland College of Education, Dublin , 30-SEP-05 - 30-SEP-05. [Details]
(2005)National Council for Curriculum and Assessment,
Murphy, B; (2005) Some insights into current literacy classroom practice. [Invited Oral Presentation], National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, NCCA, Dublin , 01-JUL-05 - 01-JUL-05. [Details]
(2005)30th Annual Conference of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland,
Murphy, B; (2005) Child-Centred Curricula: Insights into Some Realities of Practice in Irish Infant Classrooms 30 Years on. [Oral Presentation], 30th Annual Conference of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland, University College Cork , 11-APR-05 - 11-APR-05. [Details]
(2005)OMEP Ireland Annual Research Conference, Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Education and Care,
Murphy, B; (2005) Child-Centredness in Action: Exemplary Practice from One Irish Infant Classroom. [Oral Presentation], OMEP Ireland Annual Research Conference, Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Education and Care, St. Patrick's College, Dublin , 25-APR-05 - 25-APR-05. [Details]
(2005)Research Association Conference,
Murphy, B; (2005) Practice in Irish Infant Classrooms In The Context Of The Current Irish Primary School Curriculum (1999): Some Insights From A Recent Study Of Curriculum Implementation. [Oral Presentation], Research Association Conference, University College Dublin , 01-SEP-05 - 01-SEP-05. [Details]
(2003)Reading Association of Ireland Conference,
Murphy, B; (2003) How Language-Rich is Our Classroom Practice at Infant Level?. [Invited Oral Presentation], Reading Association of Ireland Conference, Church of Ireland College of Education, Dublin , 26-SEP-03 - 26-SEP-03. [Details]
(2003)NCCA/Educational Studies Association of Ireland Conference on Curriculum Contestation,
Murphy, B; (2003) Curriculum Contestation in Early Years Education in Ireland: The Case of Reading Development. [Poster Presentation], NCCA/Educational Studies Association of Ireland Conference on Curriculum Contestation, Dublin Castle , 31-JAN-03 - 31-JAN-03. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Departmental MEd Course Development Committee Chairperson of the Masters in Education course2003 /
Departmental QI-QA Committee Prepare the department for the quality review process2004 / 2005
Reading Association of Ieland National Committee Establishment of local literacy professional network among teachers2008 /
OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) Irish National Advisory Committee Invited reading literacy expert2007 /
Department of Education & Skills Implementation Body for the National Literacy and Numeracy Strategy Literacy and Teacher Education Representative2011 /
College of Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS) Access and Admissions Committee Member of the Access and Admissions Committee/
Reading Association of Ireland Cork Organsing ongoing research symposia on literacy issues for local teachers/
Reading Association of Ireland National Committee Raising profile of literacy development among the broad education community/

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Department of Education & Science Class Teacher/French language teacher01-JAN-90 / 01-JAN-98
Department of Education & Science Learning Support Teacher01-JAN-98 / 01-JAN-00
University College Cork Research Fellow01-JAN-99 / 01-JAN-00
University College Cork Lecturer01-SEP-00 /
University College Lecturer Senior Lecturer01-JAN-13 /

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1990Mary Immaculate College of Education BEd (Hons)Education and French
1998UCC M.Ed.
2000UCC Diploma of EducationRemedial, Compensatory and Special Educational Needs
2002UCC Ph.D.

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
English FluentFluentFluent
French FluentFluentFluent
Irish FluentFluentFluent

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Department of Education and Skills

Professional development series on the topic of literacy development for the School Inspectorate of the DES

Outreach Activities

 Description

External Examiner for Postgraduate Diploma in Learning Support and Special Educational Needs in Church of Ireland College of Education (TCD) 2011-2014


External Examiner for B.Ed. programme Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, 2013-2017

National policy advocacy: Invited to devise, deliver and support CPD for the Inspectorate of the state Department of Education and Skills

National Policy advocacy: On-going literacy expert of OECD PISA National Committee for Ireland

National policy advocacy: Advisor re literacy issues/initial teacher education perspective on the implementation body for the National Literacy and Numeracy Strategy

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Irish Educational Studies Referee01-JAN-08 -
International Journal Of Early Years Education Member of Editorial Board01-JAN-04 -
International Journal Of Early Childhood Member of Editorial Board01-JAN-04 -

Other Activities

 Description

July 6th to 8th 2014 Irish representative at the summer meeting of International Development in Europe Committee (IDEC) and Federation of European Literacy Associations (FELA) in Brighton, UK.

Invited participant to International Reading Association seminar on 'Leadership in and Development of National Literacy Associations' hosted by the Slovenian Reading Association in Ljubljana, Slovenia, January 23rd-25th 2014.

January 24th to 26th 2014 Irish representative at the winter meeting of International Development in Europe Committee (IDEC) and Federation of European Literacy Associations (FELA) in Ljubljana, Slovenia

August 9th to 11th 2013 Irish representative at the summer meeting of International Development in Europe Committee (IDEC) and Federation of European Literacy Associations (FELA) in Jonkoping, Sweden.

January 25th to 27th 2014 Irish representative at the winter meeting of International Development in Europe Committee (IDEC) and Federation of European Literacy Associations (FELA) in the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

Invited research presentations:


"Irish Approaches to Communicative Language Teaching" 3 hour invited presentation given at Institut Pour La Formation des Maitres, Clermont Ferrand,

France

, June 1st 2005

"Le chemin a une pedagogie plus efficace: la consideration du style d'apprentissage et d'enseignement" (The Road to Effective Teaching: Consideration of Teaching and Learning Style). Invited presentation given at Institut Pour La Formation des Maitres, Clermont Ferrand, France, June 2nd 2005

"Le chemin a une pedagogie plus efficace: la competence de l'interrogation" (The Road to Effective Teaching: Consideration of the Skill of Teacher Questioning). Invited presentation given at Institut Pour La Formation des Maitres, Clermont Ferrand, France, June 3rd 2005

Invited participant to:


 

Using task-based learning in the foreign languages classroom - the TABASCO approach.

 invited Language Teacher Educator to one week course on the use of the TABASCO task-based approach in the foreign languages classroom hosted by EU & VSKO Belgium in Viareggio, Italy, May 2005

 




Second National Symposium on the PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment of the OECD) results for Ireland, Dublin 2005, invited by Irish Department of Education & Science to comment on the Irish literacy results and to discuss ways in moving literacy development forward



Invited participant to Royal Irish Academy Symposium on The Future of Language Policy in Ireland, in Dublin Castle, February 2006

Invited participant to 3 day forum on Using Case Studies in the language classroom hosted by the European Centre for Modern Languages Graz, in UCD, May 2006



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching Interests

I teach the following modules across the language teaching, literacy development, teaching studies, reflective teaching practice, teaching practice, special education areas:
ED 4329 Second Language Education (French)
ED 6331/14 Second Language Education 1/2 (French)

ED 6330 School Placement/Direct Teaching 1
ED 6331 Reflective and Professional Experiences Portfolio A

ED 6332 Reflective and Professional Experiences Portfolio B
ED 6206 Current Issues in Special Education
ED 6011 Contemporary Issues in Language Teaching
ED 6012 Perspectives on Literacy Development
ED 6035 Minor Dissertation

ED6340 School Placement/Direct Teaching 2

ED6354 Literacy and Numeracy Development in the Post-Primary Classroom

I am co-ordinator of the new two-year Professional Master of Education initial post-primary teacher education programme, which began in the School of Education in September 2014.

I was co-ordinator of the Masters in Education (M.Ed.) (modular programme) in the period 2008-2013, which is a taught continuing professional development focused course for teachers allowing students to select and construct their own professional specialisation from the suite of available taught modules. 

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2014Mairead Quinn UCCMEdA critical study of the understanding and practices of primary teachers in teaching word recognition at early primary level
2014DJ Cronin MEdThe enhancement of whole school literacy in the post-primary setting within the context of school self-evaluation: A critical exploration based on one school’s experience
2013Anne Guerin UCCMEdThe complex case of reading fluency: A study of the repeated reading as a method to improve fluency for struggling adolescent readers
2013Blathnaid Wiseman MEdA multidimensional approach to the teaching of literacy to children with autism
2012Duncan Mc Carthy UCCMEdMaking literacy meaningful in a digital age: Teacher and pupil understandings
2012Grainne Kelly UCCMEdA case study of the implementation of comprehension strategy instruction in one primary classroom
2012Yvonne Ni Chualain UCCMEdStandardised assessment in one primary school setting: Help or hindrance?
2011Eddel Murphy UCCMEdTowards improving my pedagogy of reading development: The fluency dimension
2011Michelle Hayes UCCMEdA study of the teaching of reading comprehension in one primary school
2010Ciara Bowe UCCMEdA critical investigation of the effects of explicit comprehension strategy instruction on fourth class pupils' perceptions of themselves as readers and their motivation to read
2010Karen Power UCCMEdAssisting pupils' comprehension development: One case study
2010Clodagh Conway UCCMEdAn evaluation of the understanding, practice and place of fluency in the teaching of reading in one primary school
2009Bernadette Carroll UCCMEdA whole school approach to literacy development at post-primary level
2009Tara Concannon-Gibney UCCPhDReading Comprehension strategy instruction in Irish primary school classrooms: An examination of current practice and an exploration of future possibilities
2008Taddele Hagos Belay PhDThe feasibility of attaining you UPE by 2015 in the state of Tigray Ethiopia: Opportunities and challenges

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2017Perspectives on Literacy Development ED6012Perspectives on Literacy Development
2017Conceptual Foundations in School Placement Research Portfolio B ED4108Conceptual Foundations in School Placement Research Portfolio B
2017School Placement: Research and Professional Experience Portfolio B ED6332School Placement: Research and Professional Experience Portfolio B
2017School Placement I ED6330School Placement I
2017The Teaching of a Second Language 2 ED6346The Teaching of a Second Language 2

External Collaborators

 NameOrganisation / InstituteCountry
Federation of European Literacy Associations School of Education UCC & Reading Association of IrelandBELGIUM
Annual literacy research symposia 2013, 2014, 2015 Local Primary and post-primary schools and teachers, as well as some nationwideIRELAND