Research Profile

Marian McCarthy

Biography

Dr Marian McCarthy is the Director of the Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) at UCC. She is a senior lecturer in Education, seconded long-term to the Teaching and Learning Centre, now CIRTL. Her primary research areas are in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), Multiple Intelligences (MI) theory and Teaching for Understanding (TfU). She fuses these to provide a robust disciplinary, research, and pedagogical framework for staff that teach in university and third level settings. Her primary responsibility is for the Accredited Programme in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, which provides certification for staff who wish to research their teaching and their students' learning.

In 2002 she received the President's Award for Teaching Excellence, in 2004 the President's Award for Innovation in Teaching, and in 2004 a National Award for Teaching Excellence (Special Commendation, team award). Currently, Marian is an External Examiner for Athlone Institute of Technology, the Institute of Art and Design, Dun Laoghaire and the Institute of Technology, Tallaght. 

Marian has a keen interest in the Arts and their role in education and founded a Drama School in Crosshaven (1980 - 1990). She continues this work as a member of the Board of Drama and Theatre Studies at UCC. She maintains links across the broad spectrum of teaching and learning in a variety of contexts: as the President's nominee on the Cork City Learning Forum, as a member of the Board of Management of the North Monastery CBS, Cork, the Advisory Board of Feis Maitiu, Cork and the Board of Directors of AHEAD (the Association for Higher Education Access and Disability). Marian was elected to the Governing Body of UCC by academic colleagues for the terms 2012-2015 and 2015-2019.                     

Research Interests


My research is influenced by two schools of thought which also create interesting synergies: The first is the work of the Project Zero Classroom, at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, with its focus on Teaching for Understanding and the idea that people have a variety of intelligences and learn in different ways.  A key aspect of this research is its focus on the Arts (about whose effect on cognitive development ‘zero’ was known in the 1960s- hence the project’s name) as providing multiple ways of knowing and being and their role in educational, as well as artistic and aesthetic, development.  I am interested, therefore, in researching how I can teach for understanding across the disciplines at UCC and how I can encourage colleagues to do likewise and research multi-modal approaches to student learning. This research was nurtured in my years in the Multiple Intelligences Curriculum and Assessment Project at UCC (1995-2000) and my experience in and beyond that as a member of the faculty of the Project Zero Classroom Summer Institute (1998-2007).  My PhD research (2002-2010) documents work in this field at UCC, both in the Education Department, in the context of the Postgraduate Diploma in Education, and in Ionad Bairre, in the context of the Accredited Programme in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.   

Equally influential to my research is the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) movement, based on the work of Ernest Boyer (1990) and his colleagues at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, based at Stanford, California.   This approach focuses on teaching as an integral part of research in the disciplines, inviting all who teach to look for the evidence of student learning. I am interested in the peer review process which scaffolds this research and which is the common denominator between teaching and ‘research’ in the traditional sense.   Such inquiry aligns well with the Harvard work, which equips teachers with pedagogical frameworks to investigate their teaching and their students’ learning, generating new knowledge which can be shared and built on by other colleagues across the disciplines.  I am interested, therefore, in how I can integrate these two strands of research, at Harvard and Carnegie, to advance teaching and learning at UCC and have presented numerous papers and workshops at SoTL conferences internationally on this subject and at Project Zero  Summer Institutes.  It is also fortunate that we have The National Academy for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (NAIRTL) on our door step at UCC, to promote this agenda and give third – level teachers the opportunity to publish in this field, which I am equally interested in supporting.  

I am interested in the Dramatic and the Visual Arts, particularly in educational contexts. My research focus is on Drama and Theatre in Education approaches and Role Play and Simulation as important modes of experience.  The Visual Arts also hold a research interest for me, particularly in the context of Museums and University Galleries as sites of learning.  I have conducted research in these fields in the context of the Master’s programme in Drama and Theatre Studies at UCC, as well as in the Accredited Programme in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.    

Broadly, I am interested in active learning approaches to engage students and in multiple ways of creating and representing teaching and learning. Hence, my PhD research also focused on the portfolio method of documenting research and on reflective practice as ways of scaffolding inquiry and generating new knowledge.

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Transforming Assessment Practices in Large Enrollment First Year EducationERASMUS10-OCT-1610-OCT-19€49,973.00
ASSISTIDIndustry01-APR-1631-MAR-19€249,326.00
TeachExERASMUS01-JUL-1501-JUL-18€47,984.00
Development of Pedagogic Education in Central Asia (EDUCA)01-APR-1231-MAR-15

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2015)Integrative Learning: International Research and Practice.
Blackshields, D, Cronin, J., Higgs, B., Kilcommins, S., McCarthy, M., Ryan, A. (2015) Integrative Learning: International Research and Practice. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2010)In at the Deep End: Postgraduate Students' Experiences of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
Cronin, J., Higgs, B., McCarthy, M. and McKeon, J. ; (2010) In at the Deep End: Postgraduate Students' Experiences of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. University College Cork: National Academy for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning. [Details]
(1992)The Plough and the Stars: Teachers' Resource Book, CADA: Cork, in conjunction with production of the play at the Everyman Palace Theatre, Cork, Nov. 1992. (50 pages).
McCarthy, M; (1992) The Plough and the Stars: Teachers' Resource Book, CADA: Cork, in conjunction with production of the play at the Everyman Palace Theatre, Cork, Nov. 1992. (50 pages). *: *. [Details]
(1992)Teaching Disability in the English Classroom: Teachers' Resource Book for Junior Certificate English, Dublin: Very Special Arts. (150 pages).
McCarthy, M. ; (1992) Teaching Disability in the English Classroom: Teachers' Resource Book for Junior Certificate English, Dublin: Very Special Arts. (150 pages). *: *. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2013)'The Game is Afoot: Playing the sleuth in creative problem solving performances by business economics students'
Blackshields, D. and McCarthy, M. (2013) 'The Game is Afoot: Playing the sleuth in creative problem solving performances by business economics students' In: Innovative Business School Teaching: Engaging the Millennial Generation. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2011)'Mapping the Journey: the implications of Multiple Intelligences and Teaching for Understanding for the Teaching of Civic, Social and Political Education'
Marian McCarthy (2011) 'Mapping the Journey: the implications of Multiple Intelligences and Teaching for Understanding for the Teaching of Civic, Social and Political Education' In: Multiple Intelligences Curriculum and Assessment Project (Digital Version) Originally published in 2000. A. Hyland (ed). Cork: NAIRTL. [Details]
(2010)'In-at-the-deep-end:postgraduate students experiences of teaching and learning in higher education. - An Introduction'
Cronin,J.,Higgs,B.,McCarthy,M.,McKeon,J. (2010) 'In-at-the-deep-end:postgraduate students experiences of teaching and learning in higher education. - An Introduction' In: In-at-the-deep-end:postgraduate students experiences of teaching and learning in higher education. Cork: NAIRTL. [Details]
(2010)'Certification as a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Process (SoTL): some steps along the way'
McCarthy, M; (2010) 'Certification as a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Process (SoTL): some steps along the way' In: Research- Teaching Linkages-Practice and Policy: Proceedings of the National Academy's Third Annual Conference. Cork: UCC: NAIRTL. [Details]
(2010)'From Dry Ice to Plutarch's Fire: The Integration of Research and Teaching and Learning'
McCarthy, M; Neville, G; Higgs, B; Murphy, J ; (2010) 'From Dry Ice to Plutarch's Fire: The Integration of Research and Teaching and Learning' In: Medical Education: The State of the Art. New York: Nova Science. [Details]
(2010)'The Arts in Education as an Integrative Learning Approach'
McCarthy, M.; (2010) 'The Arts in Education as an Integrative Learning Approach' In: Making Connections: Intentional Teaching for Integrative Learning. Cork: UCC: NAIRTL. [Details]
(2009)'Multiple Intelligences in Ireland'
Hyland, A. and McCarthy, M. ; (2009) 'Multiple Intelligences in Ireland' In: Multiple Intelligences Around the World. San-Francisco: Jossey - Bass. [Details]
(2008)'Introduction to Poster Presentations'
Higgs, B., McCarthy, M.; (2008) 'Introduction to Poster Presentations' In: International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Cork: NAIRTL. [Details]
(2008)'Poster Presentations on Teaching for Understanding across the Disciplines'
McCarthy, M.; (2008) 'Poster Presentations on Teaching for Understanding across the Disciplines' In: International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. *Cork: *NAIRTL. [Details]
(2008)'The Changing Roles and Identities of Teachers in Higher Education in Ireland: Introduction'
Higgs, B., McCarthy, M. (2008) 'The Changing Roles and Identities of Teachers in Higher Education in Ireland: Introduction' In: Emerging Issues II: The Changing Roles and Identities of Teachers and Learners in Higher Education. Cork: NAIRTL/EDIN. [Details]
(2008)'Beyond consultation: the role of reflection in creating institutional change - let the students teach the teachers'
Kelly M, O` Flynn S, McCarthy M, Scott A. ; (2008) 'Beyond consultation: the role of reflection in creating institutional change - let the students teach the teachers' In: The National Academy for Integrating Research & Teaching & Learning, first annual report. *: The National Academy for Integrating Research & Teaching & Learning, first annual report. [Details]
(2008)'The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: An Overview. (Chapter 1)'
McCarthy, M; (2008) 'The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: An Overview. (Chapter 1)' In: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. *Berkshire: *McGraw/ Hill: Open Univeristy Press. [Details]
(2008)'Multiple Intelligences in Ireland, in J. Q.Chen, S. Moran & H. Gardner (eds.) Multiple Intelligences Around the World, San Francisco: Jossey ¿ Bass'
Hyland, A. & McCarthy, M ; (2008) 'Multiple Intelligences in Ireland, in J. Q.Chen, S. Moran & H. Gardner (eds.) Multiple Intelligences Around the World, San Francisco: Jossey ¿ Bass' In: Multiple Intelligences in Ireland, in J. Q.Chen, S. Moran & H. Gardner (eds.) Multiple Intelligences Around the World, San Francisco: Jossey ¿ Bass. *: *. [Details]
(2008)'Changing Roles and Identities of Teachers and Students in Higher Education in Ireland'
Higgs, B., McCarthy, M. (2008) 'Changing Roles and Identities of Teachers and Students in Higher Education in Ireland' In: Emerging Issues: The Changing Roles and Identities of Teachers and Students in Higher Education. Cork: *NAIRTL. [Details]
(2008)'Teaching for Understanding for Lecturers: Towards a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (Chapter 9)'
McCarthy, M.; (2008) 'Teaching for Understanding for Lecturers: Towards a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (Chapter 9)' In: Emerging Issues 11: The Changing Roles and Identities of Teachers and Learners in Higher Education. *Cork: *NAIRTL/EDIN. [Details]
(2007)'. Fostering, Recognising and Rewarding Scholarly Teaching at University College Cork: Three Perspectives. In: O¿Farrell, C., Teaching Portfolio Practice in Ireland: A Handbook.130-146'
Hyland, A., McCarthy, M., & Higgs, B. ; (2007) '. Fostering, Recognising and Rewarding Scholarly Teaching at University College Cork: Three Perspectives. In: O¿Farrell, C., Teaching Portfolio Practice in Ireland: A Handbook.130-146' In: . Fostering, Recognising and Rewarding Scholarly Teaching at University College Cork: Three Perspectives. In: O¿Farrell, C., Teaching Portfolio Practice in Ireland: A Handbook.130-146. *: *. [Details]
(2007)'Fostering, Recognising and Rewarding Scholarly Teaching at University College Cork: Three Perspectives'
Hyland, A., McCarthy, M., & Higgs, B. (2007) 'Fostering, Recognising and Rewarding Scholarly Teaching at University College Cork: Three Perspectives' In: Teaching Portfolio Practice in Ireland: A Handbook. Dublin: Centre for Academic Practice and Student Learning (CAPSL). [Details]
(2005)'Active Learning: From Lecture Theatre to Field Work'
Higgs, B. and McCarthy, M; (2005) 'Active Learning: From Lecture Theatre to Field Work' In: Emerging Issues in the Practice of University Learning and Teaching , G. O' Neill, S. Moore & B. McMullin, (eds)., Dublin: All Ireland Society for Higher Education ( AISHE). *Dublin: *All Ireland Society for Higher Education. [Details]
(2005)'The Scholarship of Teaching and its Implications for Practice'
McCarthy, M., Higgs, B. (2005) 'The Scholarship of Teaching and its Implications for Practice' In: Emerging Issues in the Practice of University Learning and Teaching. *Dublin: *All Ireland Society for Higher Education ( AISHE). [Details]
(2005)'Active learning from lecture theatre to field-work'
Higgs, B., McCarthy, M. (2005) 'Active learning from lecture theatre to field-work' In: Emerging issues in the practice of University Learning and Teaching. *Maynooth: *AISHE. [Details]
(2005)'The Scholarship of Teaching. In Emerging issues in the practice of University Learning and Teaching. AISHE, 7- 12'
McCarthy, M., Higgs, B; (2005) 'The Scholarship of Teaching. In Emerging issues in the practice of University Learning and Teaching. AISHE, 7- 12' In: The Scholarship of Teaching. In Emerging issues in the practice of University Learning and Teaching. AISHE, 7- 12. *: *. [Details]
(2004)'Reflections on a Mentoring Programme in a University Context'
McCarthy, M ; (2004) 'Reflections on a Mentoring Programme in a University Context' In: University College Cork as a Learning Organisation: UCC, Cork. UCC: Staff Enhancement and Devlopment Committee *. [Details]
(2002)'Where Finbarr Taught, Let Munster Learn'
McCarthy, M ; (2002) 'Where Finbarr Taught, Let Munster Learn' In: Advancing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning through a Reflective Portfolio Process: The University College Cork Experience. Cork: Staff Enhancement and Devlopment Committee, UCC. [Details]
(2000)'Mapping the Journey: The Implications of Multiple Intelligences Theory and Teaching for Understanding for the Teaching of Civic, Social and Political Education'
McCarthy, M; (2000) 'Mapping the Journey: The Implications of Multiple Intelligences Theory and Teaching for Understanding for the Teaching of Civic, Social and Political Education' In: Multiple Intelligences Curriculum and Assessment Project: Final Report. Cork: Education Dept., UCC: Multiple Intelligences Curriculum and Assessment Project, UCC. [Details]
(1998)'Assessment at Third Level: Circling the Territory'
McCarthy, M; (1998) 'Assessment at Third Level: Circling the Territory' In: Innovations in Assessment in Irish Education. *Cork: *Multiple Intelligences Curriculum and Assessment Project. [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2010)In at the Deep End:Postgraduate Students' Experiences of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Cronin, J; Higgs, B; McCarthy, M; McKeon, J (Ed.). (2010) In at the Deep End:Postgraduate Students' Experiences of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education In at the Deep End:Postgraduate Students' Experiences of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Cork: UCC: NAIRTL. [Details]
(2008)Emerging Issues 11: The Changing Roles and Identities of Teachers and Learners in Higher Education. NAIRTL/EDIN: ISBN: 978-1-906642-01-3
Higgs, B. & McCarthy, M (Ed.). (2008) Emerging Issues 11: The Changing Roles and Identities of Teachers and Learners in Higher Education. NAIRTL/EDIN: ISBN: 978-1-906642-01-3 Emerging Issues 11: The Changing Roles and Identities of Teachers and Learners in Higher Education. NAIRTL/EDIN: ISBN: 978-1-906642-01-3. *: *. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2017)'An attitudinal survey of neuroscience students regarding theirs views on the relevance of lectures to their education'
O' Keeffe, G. W., and McCarthy, M. (2017) 'An attitudinal survey of neuroscience students regarding theirs views on the relevance of lectures to their education'. Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education, [Details]
(2017)'A case study in the use of primary literature in the context of authentic learning pedagogy in the undergraduate neuroscience classroom'
O' Keeffe, G. W., and McCarthy, M. (2017) 'A case study in the use of primary literature in the context of authentic learning pedagogy in the undergraduate neuroscience classroom'. Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education, [Details]
(2016)'Learning Outcomes in the ECTS Users’ Guide 2015: some areas of concern'
Kennedy, D. and McCarthy, M. (2016) 'Learning Outcomes in the ECTS Users’ Guide 2015: some areas of concern'. Journal of the European Higher Education Area, 3 :93-106 [Details]
(2015)'One size does not fit all in the assessment of pharmacology learning in a diverse multidisciplinary undergraduate student class'
Barry, O. P., O' Sullivan, E., and McCarthy, M. (2015) 'One size does not fit all in the assessment of pharmacology learning in a diverse multidisciplinary undergraduate student class'. International Journal of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, [Details]
(2015)'Periodic review sessions contribute to student learning across the disciplines in Pharmacology'
Barry, O. P., O' Sullivan, E., and McCarthy, M. (2015) 'Periodic review sessions contribute to student learning across the disciplines in Pharmacology'. Journal of The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 15 (1):38-56 [Details]
(2015)'Periodic review sessions contribute to student learning across the disciplines in pharmacology'
Barry, O.P., O'Sullivan, E. and McCarthy, M. (2015) 'Periodic review sessions contribute to student learning across the disciplines in pharmacology'. Journal of The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, [Details]
(2015)'Keeping it real: Exploring an interdisciplinary breaking bad news role-play as an integrative learning opportunity'
Catherine Sweeney, Eleanor O'Sullivan, Marian McCarthy (2015) 'Keeping it real: Exploring an interdisciplinary breaking bad news role-play as an integrative learning opportunity'. Journal of The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 15 (2):14-32 [Details]
(2015)'The Multiple Intelligences (MI) Footprint in the Aistear Early Years’ Curriculum Framework in Ireland Leanbh Óg'
Towler, M., Ridgway, A. and McCarthy, M. (2015) 'The Multiple Intelligences (MI) Footprint in the Aistear Early Years’ Curriculum Framework in Ireland Leanbh Óg'. The OMEP Ireland Journal of Early Childhood Studies, 9 [Details]
(2013)'In the eye of the beholder: student perspectives on professional roles in practice'
Bennett, D,McCarthy, M,O'Flynn, S,Kelly, M (2013) 'In the eye of the beholder: student perspectives on professional roles in practice'. Medical Education, 47 :397-407 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)''The Game Is Afoot!'-Playing the Sleuth in Creative Problem-Solving Performances by Business Economics Students'
Blackshields, D,McCarthy, M,Doyle, E,Buckley, P,Carroll, C (2013) ''The Game Is Afoot!'-Playing the Sleuth in Creative Problem-Solving Performances by Business Economics Students'. Innovative Business School Teaching: Engaging The Millennial Generation, 56 :109-127 [Details]
(2004)'The Arts in Education: Some Lessons from the USA in Youth Drama Ireland, National Association for Youth Drama, Dublin'
McCarthy, M; (2004) 'The Arts in Education: Some Lessons from the USA in Youth Drama Ireland, National Association for Youth Drama, Dublin'. Youth Drama Ireland, [Details]
(1996)'The Teaching of Shakespeare: A Semiotic Approach, in Irish Educational Studies, 1996, Vol. 15, pp. 221-236'
McCarthy, M.; (1996) 'The Teaching of Shakespeare: A Semiotic Approach, in Irish Educational Studies, 1996, Vol. 15, pp. 221-236'. Irish Educational Studies, [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2017)EuroSoTL 2017 – Transforming Patterns Through The Scholarship Of Teaching and Learning
Supple, B., McCarthy, M., and O' Mahony, C. (2017) “It has been a real voyage of discovery”: Staff as students in an online course – what have we learned? EuroSoTL 2017 – Transforming Patterns Through The Scholarship Of Teaching and Learning , pp.251-256 [Details]
(2017)EuroSoTL 2017 – Transforming Patterns Through The Scholarship Of Teaching and Learning
Supple, B., Fennell, C., and McCarthy, M. (2017) Reviewing reflective teaching portfolios about online learning: What are they telling us? EuroSoTL 2017 – Transforming Patterns Through The Scholarship Of Teaching and Learning , pp.245-249 [Details]
(2015)Universal Design for Learning: A License to Learn
McCarthy, M. and Butler, B. (2015) How can Teaching for Understanding Act as a Vehicle for Universal Design for Learning? Universal Design for Learning: A License to Learn Dublin, , 19-MAR-15 - 20-MAR-15 [Details]
(2013)AHEAD Conference 2013
Butler, B., and McCarthy, M. (2013) What Does Multiple Intelligences Theory and Practice Have to Offer Universal Design for Learning? AHEAD Conference 2013 , pp.17-31 [Details]
(2011)El Sistema de Creditos Transferibles (SCT) y los Desa fios de al Innovacion y Armonizacion Curricular en la Formacion de Pregrado
Marian McCarthy (2011) Aligning Learning Outcomes, Learning Activities and Assessment El Sistema de Creditos Transferibles (SCT) y los Desa fios de al Innovacion y Armonizacion Curricular en la Formacion de Pregrado Pucon City, Chile, [Details]
(2011)National Academy 5th Annual Conference & Galway Symposium on Higher Education
Marsh, L., McCarthy, M., Caples, M., Dalton, C., Windle, R. and Laverty, H. (2011). ; (2011) Show Me The Learning- Reusable Learning Objects as an active learning experience & resource National Academy 5th Annual Conference & Galway Symposium on Higher Education Galway, [Details]
(2011)Engaging Minds: Proceedings of NAIRTL's 5th Conference
Lynn Marsh, Marian McCarthy, Maria Caples, and Caroline Dalton, UCC, and Richard Windle and Helen Lavery, University of Nottingham (2011) Show me the learning - re-usable learning objects as an active learning experience and resource Engaging Minds: Proceedings of NAIRTL's 5th Conference [Details]
(2011)11th Annual Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference
Marsh, L. McCarthy, M., Dalton, C., Caples, C., Windle, R and Laverty, H. ; (2011) Student generated Learning- Reusable Learning Objects as an active learning experience & resourc 11th Annual Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference University College Cork, [Details]
(2011)Engaging Minds: Proceedings of the NAIRTL 5th Conference
Cronin James, G R , Bettie Higgs, Marian McCarthy and Jacinta McKeon (2011) (2011) In at the Deep End: Graduate Teaching Assistants as Role Models in the University Engaging Minds: Proceedings of the NAIRTL 5th Conference [Details]
(2010)Research Teaching Linkages: Practice and Policy
Marian McCarthy ; (2010) Certification as a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Process: Some Steps Along the Way . In: Jennifer Murphy, Carrie Griffin and Bettie Higgs eds. Research Teaching Linkages: Practice and Policy [Details]
(2010)Research Teaching Linkages: Practice and Policy
Marian McCarthy, Jennifer Murphy and Stephen Cassidy ; (2010) Research -Teaching Linkages: Beyond Definitions (Or how to pitch your research proposal to maximise the integration of research, teaching and learning) Research Teaching Linkages: Practice and Policy [Details]
(2008)International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Marian McCarthy and Bettie Higgs ; (2008) Introduction to Poster Presentations International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2015)Teaching for transitions: a review of teaching for transitions related teaching and learning activity and research. Part 1 A review of scholarly work and educator understanding of Pedagogies of Transition: Implications for impact.
O’Mahony, C., Higgs, B., Alexander, D., Kilcommins, S., Ryan. A.C., Blackshields, D., McCarthy, M., O’Sullivan, K., Cronin, J. (2015) Teaching for transitions: a review of teaching for transitions related teaching and learning activity and research. Part 1 A review of scholarly work and educator understanding of Pedagogies of Transition: Implications for impact. National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, Dublin. [Details]
(2011)Multiple Intelligences Curriculum and Assessment Project Final Report: Chapter 5 (digitised version).
Marian McCarthy (2011) Multiple Intelligences Curriculum and Assessment Project Final Report: Chapter 5 (digitised version). NAIRTL, Cork. [Details]
(2000)Mapping the Journey: The Implications of Multiple Intelligences Theory and Teaching for Understanding for the Teaching of Civic, Social and Political Education, Chapter 5, pp. 108-139, In A. Hyland The Multiple Intelligences Curriculum Project Final Report.
McCarthy, M. in Aine Hyland (ed.) (2000) Mapping the Journey: The Implications of Multiple Intelligences Theory and Teaching for Understanding for the Teaching of Civic, Social and Political Education, Chapter 5, pp. 108-139, In A. Hyland The Multiple Intelligences Curriculum Project Final Report. Multiple Intelligences Curriculum and Assessment Project , Education Dept., UCC. Cork, Cork. [Details]

Internet Communication

 YearPublication
(2011)The Human Being: The Ultimate Simulator in TEDx Series on Simulcare: Simulation - The Ultimate Pretence.
McCarthy, Marian (2011) The Human Being: The Ultimate Simulator in TEDx Series on Simulcare: Simulation - The Ultimate Pretence. Internet Communication [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2009National Award for Excellence in Teaching (Special Commendation) NAIRTL
2004The President's Award for Research on Innovative Forms of Teaching The President, University College Cork
2002The President's Award for Teaching Excellence

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Educational Studies Association of Ireland member01-JAN-15 / 01-JAN-16
Educational Developers in Ireland Network (EDIN) member01-JAN-15 / 01-JAN-16
International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning member01-JAN-15 / 01-JAN-16

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2017)International Conference of Economics and Trade Cooperation and Ethnic Groups Affairs Governance among Belt and Road Countries,
McCarthy, M. (2017) One Belt, One Road: Cultural Implications for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], International Conference of Economics and Trade Cooperation and Ethnic Groups Affairs Governance among Belt and Road Countries, Beijing, China . [Details]
(2017)Sino-Irish Teacher Development Forum,
McCarthy, M. (2017) Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning in UCC. [Invited Oral Presentation], Sino-Irish Teacher Development Forum, Embassy of Ireland, Beijing, China . [Details]
(2017)ISSOTL17: Reaching New Heights,
McCarthy, M., and Butler, B. (2017) Mapping and Chronicling SoTL: A Universal Design for Learning Approach. [Oral Presentation], ISSOTL17: Reaching New Heights, Calgary, Alberta, Canada . [Details]
(2017)ISSOTL17: Reaching New Heights,
Supple, B., McCarthy, M., and Fennell, C. (2017) Ain't No Mountain High Enough: Exploring New Territories in an Online Teaching and Glen 209 Learning Course with Staff as Students. [Oral Presentation], ISSOTL17: Reaching New Heights, Calgary, Alberta, Canada . [Details]
(2017)ISSOTL17: Reaching New Heights,
Green, C., Eady, M., McCarthy, M., McKeon, J., Akenson, A., Supple, B., and Cronin, J. (2017) Beyond the Conference: Singing Our SSONG. [Oral Presentation], ISSOTL17: Reaching New Heights, Calgary, Alberta, Canada . [Details]
(2017)CAST 3rd Annual UDL SymposiumL UDL for Social Justice,
McCarthy, M., and Northridge, J. (2017) UDL to Enhance the Learning Journey for a Fellow with Dyslexia. [Oral Presentation], CAST 3rd Annual UDL SymposiumL UDL for Social Justice, University of Massachusetts, Boston . [Details]
(2017)EuroSoTL 2017 – Transforming Patterns Through The Scholarship Of Teaching and Learning,
Lysaght, J., and McCarthy, M. (2017) Exploring the effect of mapping student learning in the assessment process, in a kinesiology class, using the Teaching for Understanding framework. [Poster Presentation], EuroSoTL 2017 – Transforming Patterns Through The Scholarship Of Teaching and Learning, Lund, Sweden . [Details]
(2017)EuroSoTL 2017 – Transforming Patterns Through The Scholarship Of Teaching and Learning,
Scannell, P., and McCarthy, M. (2017) The role of the Qualified Dental Nurse in the development of Student Nurses in clinical training. [Poster Presentation], EuroSoTL 2017 – Transforming Patterns Through The Scholarship Of Teaching and Learning, Lund, Sweden . [Details]
(2017)EdTech 2017: TEL in an Age of Supercomplexity Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies,
Supple, B., Fennell, C., and McCarthy, M. (2017) One of the drawbacks of online learning is the need for self-discipline: evaluating learning patterns of staff studying in a fully online programme. [Oral Presentation], EdTech 2017: TEL in an Age of Supercomplexity Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies, IT Sligo, Ireland . [Details]
(2017)AHEAD Conference 2017,
McCarthy, M. (2017) Hosted a conversation on the UDL theme: All Aboard or Special Train?. [N/A], AHEAD Conference 2017, Croke Park, Dublin . [Details]
(2017)AHEAD Conference 2017,
McCarthy, M., and Butler, B. (2017) Addressing the ‘Why’ of UDL in the Teaching for Understanding Classroom. [Oral Presentation], AHEAD Conference 2017, Croke Park, Dublin . [Details]
(2016)ISSOTL 2016: Telling the Story of Teaching and Learning,
McCarthy, M. (2016) The Plot Thickens: From Face to Face Encounters to Online Learning – A True Story. [Oral Presentation], ISSOTL 2016: Telling the Story of Teaching and Learning, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California . [Details]
(2016)ISSOTL 2016: Telling the Story of Teaching and Learning,
McCarthy, M., and Cronin, J. (2016) Mindful Gazing: How Can Educators Use Visual Narrative to Foster Presence?. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], ISSOTL 2016: Telling the Story of Teaching and Learning, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California . [Details]
(2016)Universal Design for Learning: License to Learn: A European Perspective on UDL,
McCarthy, M. (2016) Balancing Teaching, Learning and Assessment - UDL from an academic perspective. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Universal Design for Learning: License to Learn: A European Perspective on UDL, Ghent, Belgium . [Details]
(2016)Augmented Reality as an Innovative Pedagogy Teacher Education Conference,
McCarthy, M. (2016) What can we learn from investigating our own teaching? The case for ‘sitting beside’ (assidere) the students and investigating learning. [Keynote Speaker], Augmented Reality as an Innovative Pedagogy Teacher Education Conference, Beit Berl College, Israel . [Details]
(2015)EuroSoTL 2015: Bridging Boundaries through the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning,
Blackshields, D., Higgs, B., and McCarthy, M. (2015) Continuing to map the terrain: integrative learning as a developmental platform for SoTL. [Oral Presentation], EuroSoTL 2015: Bridging Boundaries through the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, University College Cork . [Details]
(2015)EuroSoTL 2015: Bridging Boundaries through the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning,
Alexander, D. M., Higgs, B., Blackshields, D., Cronin, J., McCarthy, M., Ryan, T., and O' Mahony, C. (2015) Transitions In, Through, and Out: a compilation and analysis of the Scholarship of Teaching for Transitions, 2000-2015. [Oral Presentation], EuroSoTL 2015: Bridging Boundaries through the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, University College Cork . [Details]
(2015)EuroSoTL 2015: Bridging Boundaries through the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning,
Sweeney, C., and McCarthy, M. (2015) Using SoTL to Explore Learning in an Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Role-play. [Oral Presentation], EuroSoTL 2015: Bridging Boundaries through the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, University College Cork . [Details]
(2015)EuroSoTL 2015: Bridging Boundaries through the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning,
Dooley, L., McCarthy, M., and Kennedy, D. (2015) Exogenous and endogenous factors of student examination success. [Oral Presentation], EuroSoTL 2015: Bridging Boundaries through the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, University College Cork . [Details]
(2015)EuroSoTL 2015: Bridging Boundaries through the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning,
Rae, M., and McCarthy, M. (2015) Vodcasts improve student learning in a first year graduate entry to medicine module. [Oral Presentation], EuroSoTL 2015: Bridging Boundaries through the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, University College Cork . [Details]
(2015)EuroSoTL 2015: Bridging Boundaries through the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning,
Barry, O., O' Sullivan, E., and McCarthy, M. (2015) A retrospective eight year comparative study of assessment type in evaluating performance of multidisciplinary students in pharmacology. [Oral Presentation], EuroSoTL 2015: Bridging Boundaries through the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, University College Cork . [Details]
(2015)EuroSoTL 2015: Bridging Boundaries through the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning,
Ryan, A., Reen, J., Collins, S., McGlacken, G., and McCarthy, M. (2015) The effects of Semesterisation on Teaching for Understanding; the students' perspective. [Oral Presentation], EuroSoTL 2015: Bridging Boundaries through the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, University College Cork . [Details]
(2014)ISSOTL 2014 Nurturing Passion and Creativity in Teaching and Learning,
Blackshields, B.,, Cronin, J., Higgs, B., McCarthy, M. and Huber, M. (2014) Integrative learning: international theory and practice. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], ISSOTL 2014 Nurturing Passion and Creativity in Teaching and Learning, Quebec City, Canada , 22-OCT-14 - 25-OCT-14. [Details]
(2014)ISSOTL 2014 Nurturing Passion and Creativity in Teaching and Learning,
McCarthy, M. (2014) Using Art as a catalyst to engage Faculty in critiquing and enhancing their teaching and their students' learning. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], ISSOTL 2014 Nurturing Passion and Creativity in Teaching and Learning, Quebec City, Canada , 22-OCT-14 - 25-OCT-14. [Details]
(2014)ISSOTL 2014 Nurturing Passion and Creativity in Teaching and Learning,
HIggs, B., McCarthy, M., Cronin, J. and McKeon, J. (2014) Seeding SoTL within a graduate student community, the experience of University College Cork. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], ISSOTL 2014 Nurturing Passion and Creativity in Teaching and Learning, Quebec City, Canada , 22-OCT-14 - 25-OCT-14. [Details]
(2014)From Engineering Education towards Vocational Education and Human Resource Development,
McCarthy, M. (2014) Learning Outcomes as a learning process. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], From Engineering Education towards Vocational Education and Human Resource Development, Otto Von Guericke University, Magdeburg , Germany , 09-OCT-14 - 11-OCT-14. [Details]
(2014)Heroes and Monsters: Extraordinary tales of learning and teaching in the arts and humanities,
McCarthy, M. (2014) Opening keynote. [Keynote Speaker], Heroes and Monsters: Extraordinary tales of learning and teaching in the arts and humanities, Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays, Manchester , 02-JUN-14 - 04-JUN-14. [Details]
(2013)AHEAD Conference 2013,
Milton, A., McCarthy, M., and Knarlag, K. (2013) Panel Discussion: Is Universal Design Any of my Business?. [N/A], AHEAD Conference 2013, Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin . [Details]
(2013)ISSoTL 2013: Critical Transitions in Teaching and Learning,
Linkon, S., Ahmad, A., Laksov, K. B., McCarthy, M., and Reynolds, J. (2013) Changing Higher Education One Step at a Time. [Plenary Lecture], ISSoTL 2013: Critical Transitions in Teaching and Learning, Raleigh Convention Center North Carolina . [Details]
(2013)ISSoTL 2013: Critical Transitions in Teaching and Learning,
McCarthy, M., and Butler, B. (2013) Universal Design for Learning and Multiple Intelligences Theory and Practice as SoTL Levers. [Oral Presentation], ISSoTL 2013: Critical Transitions in Teaching and Learning, Raleigh Convention Center North Carolina . [Details]
(2013)Symposium on Learning and Teaching,
McCarthy, M. (2013) Making Teaching and Learning Visible. [Keynote Speaker], Symposium on Learning and Teaching, Waterford Institute of Technology , 11-JUN-13 - 11-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013)EDIN Conference,
McCarthy, M. and Fitzgerald, M. (2013) What does David Mamet’s play Oleanna tell us about how teacher- student relations are constructed in higher education?. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], EDIN Conference, DIT Mount Street , 13-DEC-13 - 13-DEC-13. [Details]
(2013)AHEAD Summer School,
McCarthy, M. (2013) Teaching and Learning: - You cannot make assumptions based on what you think you know. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], AHEAD Summer School, University College Dublin , 27-AUG-13 - 29-AUG-13. [Details]
(2013)Speech and Drama Teachers of Ireland Annual Conference,
McCarthy, M. and McCarthy, K. (2013) Drama and Theatre Strategies for the Contemporary Classroom. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Speech and Drama Teachers of Ireland Annual Conference, Stillorgan Park Hotel, Dublin , 31-AUG-13 - 31-AUG-13. [Details]
(2011)“Modularisation and its Implications for Teaching and Learning in our University” Universidad de Playa Ancha, Valparaiso & San Felepe, Chile,
Kennedy, D. & McCarthy, M. (2011) McCarthy, M. 10 workshops to all Colleges on two campuses of the university on How will Modularisation effect/affect Teaching and Learning in our university? MECESUP (HEA, Chile) funded project to develop teaching and learning in higher education. Kennedy, D. 10 workshops on Everything you need to know about Modularisation. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], “Modularisation and its Implications for Teaching and Learning in our University” Universidad de Playa Ancha, Valparaiso & San Felepe, Chile, Valparaiso, Chile , 28-MAR-11 - 01-APR-11. [Details]
(2011)AHEAD Dialogue on Inclusive Teaching and Assessment,
McCarthy, Marian (2011) Inclusive teaching and assessment in higher education -perspectives at UCC. [Oral Presentation], AHEAD Dialogue on Inclusive Teaching and Assessment, Dublin , 17-NOV-11 - 17-FEB-11. [Details]
(2011)ISSOTL11: Transforming the Academy Through the Theory and Practice of SOTL,
Marian McCarthy (2011) Hidden Dimensions: Exploring Disciplinary Understanding - This workshop explores the conference thread of The Theoretical Perspectives and Principles of SoTL. It will examine how the Four Dimensions of Disciplinary Understanding (Wiske, 1998) of the Harvard Teaching for Understanding model can be used to critique disciplines and their signature pedagogies and to document and research pedagogy. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], ISSOTL11: Transforming the Academy Through the Theory and Practice of SOTL, Hilton Milwaukee City Centre Wisconsin USA , 20-OCT-11 - 23-OCT-11. [Details]
(2011)Teaching, Learning and Assessment at University Level,
Kennedy, D; McCarthy, M (2011) I delivered 5 presentations and 8 workshops. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Teaching, Learning and Assessment at University Level, Universidad de Playa Ancha, Chile . [Details]
(2011)In-at-the-deep-end: Postgraduate students as role models in teaching and learning in Higher Education,
Cronin, J., Higgs, B., McCarthy, M., McKeon, J. (2011) Report of development of a SIF funded module for postgraduate students who teach in Higher Education. [Oral Presentation], In-at-the-deep-end: Postgraduate students as role models in teaching and learning in Higher Education, Milwaukee, USA , 18-OCT-11 - 21-NOV-11. [Details]
(2011)International Seminar on Credit Transfer Systems, Learning Outcomes and their Alignment and Implications for Pedagogy, Pucon, Chile. Seminario Internacional El Sistema de Créditos Transferibles : Desafíos de al Innovación y Armonización Curricular en la Formación de Pregrado,
McCarthy, M. (2011) Aligning Learning Outcomes, Learning Activities and Assessment. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], International Seminar on Credit Transfer Systems, Learning Outcomes and their Alignment and Implications for Pedagogy, Pucon, Chile. Seminario Internacional El Sistema de Créditos Transferibles : Desafíos de al Innovación y Armonización Curricular en la Formación de Pregrado, Pucon City, Chile , 31-AUG-11 - 02-SEP-11. [Details]
(2011)ISSOTL 11: Transforming the Academy through the Theory and Practice of SoTL,
Cronin, J., Higgs, B., McCarthy, M. and McKeon, J. ; (2011) In at the Deep End: Graduate teaching assistants providing roles models for faculty. [Invited Oral Presentation], ISSOTL 11: Transforming the Academy through the Theory and Practice of SoTL, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA , 20-OCT-11 - 23-OCT-11. [Details]
(2011)ISSOTL11: Transforming the Academy through the Theory and Practice of SoTL,
Marian McCarthy ; (2011) Teaching for Understanding as a SoTL Lever : In order to research their teaching, faculty need to be able to name and document its parts. Teaching for Understanding (Wiske, 1998) approaches facilitate SoTL work in providing a framework with a double lens - pedagogical and disciplinary- to map out student learning and its compelling evidence. [Poster Presentation], ISSOTL11: Transforming the Academy through the Theory and Practice of SoTL, Milwaukee Wisconsin, USA , 20-OCT-11 - 23-OCT-11. [Details]
(2010)The London Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 8th International Conference: Disciplines, Pedagogies and Cultures for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning,
Bettie Higgs, Marian McCarthy and Jennifer Murphy; (2010) Conference paper and presentation on The Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning: The Missing Link?. [Invited Oral Presentation], The London Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 8th International Conference: Disciplines, Pedagogies and Cultures for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, London , 13-MAY-10 - 14-MAY-10. [Details]
(2010)7th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Liverpool 2010: Global Theories and Local Practices- Institutional, Disciplinary and Cultural Variations,
Marian McCarthy; (2010) Participation in Conference Worshops. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], 7th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Liverpool 2010: Global Theories and Local Practices- Institutional, Disciplinary and Cultural Variations, Liverpool , 19-OCT-10 - 22-OCT-10. [Details]
(2010)International Integrative Learning Symposium. Centre for Integrative Learning, University of Nottingham,
Cronin, J with Daniel Blackshields, Bettie Higgs, Shane Kilcommins, marian McCarthy, Walter O'Leary, Anthony Ryan (2010) Integrative learning in practice: Irish Integrative Learning Project. [Invited Oral Presentation], International Integrative Learning Symposium. Centre for Integrative Learning, University of Nottingham, University of Nottingham , 11-MAR-10 - 11-MAR-10. [Details]
(2010)The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Integrating Research and Practice,
McCarthy, Marian (2010) Invited lecture at opening of Poster Exhibition on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education at DKIT. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Integrating Research and Practice, Dundalk Institute of Technology , 09-JUN-10 - 11-JUN-10. [Details]
(2009)6th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Bloomington, Indiana, USA, 2009 : Solid Foundations. Emerging Knowledge and Shared Futures in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning,
Marian McCarthy; (2009) Conference Paper on Certification as a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Process: Some steps along the way. [Oral Presentation], 6th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Bloomington, Indiana, USA, 2009 : Solid Foundations. Emerging Knowledge and Shared Futures in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Bloomington, Indiana, USA , 21-OCT-09 - 25-OCT-09. [Details]
(2009)6th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Bloomington, Indiana, USA: Solid Foundations, Emerging Knowledge and Shared Futures in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning,
Marian McCarthy ; (2009) Conference workshop on Teaching for Understanding as a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Process. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], 6th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Bloomington, Indiana, USA: Solid Foundations, Emerging Knowledge and Shared Futures in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Bloomington, Indiana, USA , 21-OCT-09 - 25-OCT-09. [Details]
(2008)The London Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 8th International Conference SoTL Connect: The Challenge of Boundaries for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning,
M. McCarthy; (2008) Conference paper and presentation on Teaching for Understanding as a vehicle for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. [Oral Presentation], The London Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 8th International Conference SoTL Connect: The Challenge of Boundaries for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, London , 15-MAY-08 - 16-MAY-08. [Details]
(2008)Second Level Support Service Annual Conference,Athlone, Co. Westmeath,
M. McCarthy; (2008) Workshop on Creating and Critiquing Images of Teachers. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Second Level Support Service Annual Conference,Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Second Level Support Service Annual Conference . Athlone Springs Hotel , 03-JUN-08 - 04-JUN-08. [Details]
(2008)5th Annual Meeting for the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Edmonton, Canada: Celebrating Connections: Learning, Teaching and Scholarship,
MMcCarthy, B.Higgs & J.Murphy; (2008) Report on The Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teacing and Learning Project: Graduate Education in University College Cork, Marian McCarthy, Bettie Higgs & Jennifer Murphy, Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. [Oral Presentation], 5th Annual Meeting for the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Edmonton, Canada: Celebrating Connections: Learning, Teaching and Scholarship, Edmonton, Canada , 16-OCT-08 - 20-OCT-08. [Details]
(2007)Castl Graduate Education Symposium Teaching for Understanding on the Certificated Courses,
M. McCarthy; (2007) Castl Graduate Education Symposium Teaching for Understanding on the Certificated Courses. [Oral Presentation], Castl Graduate Education Symposium Teaching for Understanding on the Certificated Courses, UCC , 01-NOV-07 - 01-NOV-07. [Details]
(2006)3rd Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Washington, D.C., USA : Making A Greater Difference: Connecting to Transformational Agendas,
Marian McCarthy; (2006) The Peer Review of Teaching as a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Process. [Oral Presentation], 3rd Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Washington, D.C., USA : Making A Greater Difference: Connecting to Transformational Agendas, Washington D.C. USA , 01-NOV-06 - 01-NOV-06. [Details]
(2004)Department of Education and Science: National Biology Support Service Conference, Tralee, Co. Kerry,
M. McCarthy; (2004) Presentation and workshop on Assessment for Learning: A Teaching for Understanding Approach. [Oral Presentation], Department of Education and Science: National Biology Support Service Conference, Tralee, Co. Kerry, DES, National Biology Support Service, Tralee , 20-JAN-04 - 20-JAN-04. [Details]
(2004)National Council for Curriculum and Assessment : Education Officers' Annual Conference, Ferricarrig House, Wexford,
M. McCarthy; (2004) Presentation and workshop on the theme Active Learning: A Question of Engagement. [Oral Presentation], National Council for Curriculum and Assessment : Education Officers' Annual Conference, Ferricarrig House, Wexford, NCCA: Education Officers¿ Conference, Ferricarrig House, Wexford , 10-MAR-04 - 12-MAR-04. [Details]
(2004)Annual Conference of the Inspectorate: Department of Education and Science, Brandon Hotel, Tralee, Co. Kerry,
M. McCarthy; (2004) Invited presention on Teaching for Understanding and its implications for Assessment. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Inspectorate: Department of Education and Science, Brandon Hotel, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Annual Conference of the Inspectorate: DES. Brandon Hotel, Tralee , 24-NOV-04 - 26-NOV-04. [Details]
(2003)Physical Education Support Service, Limerick Education Centre,
M. McCarthy; (2003) Invited speaker and workshop leader on the theme Assessment Issues relating to the Revised Syllabus for Physical Education at Junior Cycle. [Oral Presentation], Physical Education Support Service, Limerick Education Centre, DES: Limerick Education Centre: Physical Education Support Service , 13-OCT-03 - 13-OCT-03. [Details]
(2003)International Conference on Drama and Theatre in the Teaching and Learning of Language at University College Cork,
M. McCarthy; (2003) Presentation and workshop on Drama in Education Approaches to the teaching of Poetry¿ . [Oral Presentation], International Conference on Drama and Theatre in the Teaching and Learning of Language at University College Cork, UCC , 18-SEP-03 - 21-SEP-03. [Details]
(2003)International Conference on The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education at University College Cork,
M. McCarthy; (2003) Conference presentation: Reflections on a Mentoring Programme in University College Cork¿. [Oral Presentation], International Conference on The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education at University College Cork, UCC , 23-MAY-03 - 25-MAY-03. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Education Developers in Ireland Network (EDIN) Committee Member2016 /
The Ethics Committee member representing Vice President for Teaching and Learning2014 / 2015
Ethics Committee representing Vice President for Teaching and Learning2014 / 2015
Governing Body, UCC elected member -academic, non- professorial2012 / 2015
Association for Higher Education Access and Disability (AHEAD) Board member and steering committee2010 / 2013
Board of Management of the NOrth Monastry School, CBS, Cork. Board member2009 / 2012
Feis Maitiu Corcaigh Advisory Board advisory board and adjudication panel2009 /
Ethics Committee Review Ethics policies in UCC/
The Academic Council Committee for Learning and Teaching Representative for Ionad Bairre, The Teaching and Learning Centre, UCC./
The Student Hub Sub-Committee for Learning Spaces member/
Board of Drama and Theatre Studies member of the advisory board/
Staff Enhancement and Development Committee Member/
Cork City Learning Forum, Cork City Development Board Advisory Board/

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
UCC Senior Lecturer in Education01-OCT-13 /
Ionad Bairre, The Teaching and Learning Centre, The West Lodge, UCC Co- Director Ionad Bairre and Programme Director, Accredited Courses in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education01-AUG-06 / 01-JUN-10
UCC College Lecturer in Education01-JAN-95 / 01-JAN-06
Department of Education and Science National In-Service Team for Civic Social and Political Education01-JAN-93 / 01-JAN-00
Colaiste an Phiarsaigh , Glanmire, Co. Cork Senior English Teacher01-JAN-77 / 01-JAN-95

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2011UCC PHDTeaching for Understanding at University College Cork: Advancing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
1994UCC, Cork MASTERSM. Ed.
1992UCC Postgraduate DiplomaDiploma in English and the Teaching of English
1976University College Cork BAEnglish and Philosophy
1977UCC, Cork Diploma of EducationHigher Diploma in Education

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
Irish FluentFunctionalFluent
French FunctionalBasicBasic

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Institute of Technology, Tallaght
External Examiner, Certificate in Teaching and Learning
Athlone Institute of Technology
Conducted a programmatic review of the Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in Learning and Teaching
Cork Institute of Technology
Appointed extern for the Masters in Arts in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (SKVC), Lithuania
Conducted an Educational Evaluation of 4 universities in Lithuania: Stulginskis University, Kaunas University of Technology, the Lithuanian Sports University and Siauliai University.
Dundalk Institute of Technology
Session on Teaching for Understanding to MA in Teaching and Learning Induction Programme
Graffiti Theatre Company, Cork
Research Advisor on the 'Beag' Project on the Arts in Early Childhood Education.
Athlone Institute of Technology
External Examiner for Certificate and Diploma in Teaching and Learning (2009-2012)
Institute of Art and Design, Dun Laoghaire
External Examiner, Certificate and Diploma in Teaching and Learning
Cork Institute of Technology
Supervision of 5 dissertations as part of the BSc in Technology at CIT
Limerick Institute of Technology
External Examiner for the Education component of the Degree in Art and Design
Institutes of Technology, Nationally: BSc in Techology, National programme, convened at Cork Institute of Technology in association with the Department of Education, UCC.
Provided Modules in Education re Teaching for Understanding, Multiple Intelligences Theory, and The Good Work project - 24 hours over two terms.
Waterford Institute of Technology
Thesis supervisor/consultant for candidates undertaking thesis for MA in Educational Management with Waterford Institute of Technology. Supervision of 3 theses, 20-30,000 words.
Leinster School of Music and Drama, Griffith College, Dublin
External Examiner for the Associate and Licentiate Diplomas and for the Fellowship in Speech and Drama of the Leinster School. 
Dublin Institute of Technology
External Examiner for the Drama and Drama in Education component of the spectrum of Degrees in Social Studies.
Griffith College Dublin
Workshops for Teachers of Speech and Drama who work in Primary and Secondary Schools provided in my role as external examiner 1998-2006.
Teaching Council
Reviewed Applications for teachers applying for Registration in Civic, Social and Political Education

Outreach Activities

 Description


Board of Management of the North Monastery Secondary School, Christian Brothers, North Monastery Rd. Cork. (2010-2012) 




Research Advisor to Graffiti Theatre Beag Project on Introducing the Arts in Early Childhood Education (2011).   


Board of Directors of AHEAD (Association for Higher Education Access and Disability (2010-2013) 


Advisory Board of Feis Maitiu, Corcaigh (2000- to date)  

Other Activities

 Description

Delivered presentation "Problematising the Construct of Student Feedback" at the TeachEx project partners meeting in Tel Aviv, November 2017.

Presentation on "Supporting Students in Transition to University" for UCC Freshers Fest. University College Cork, September 2017.

Day-long workshop "Making the most of your learning: Using multiple intelligences in the classroom" for new UCC students as part of the Transition2UCC initiative. University College Cork, August 2017. 

Delivered presentation "Presentation Skills" at the TeachEx project partners meeting in Brussels, May 2017.

Workshop for the staff of the School of Nursing and Midwifery on "Assessment: Approaches to Feedback". University College Cork, March 2017.

Opening keynote lecture on "Teaching Excellence and the Role of Learning: Theoretical Perspectives" at Teach Ex research project meeting. University of the Negev, Eilat, Israel, February 2017.

Workshop to staff of Beit Berl Teacher Training College, Tel Aviv, on "Researching Your Own Teaching: Action Research Approaches". Beit Berl Teacher Training College, February 2017.

Delivered presentation "Capacity Building Plan" with Dr Briony Supple at the TAP project partners meeting in Athens, January 2017.

As Principal Investigator of the TeachEx teaching and learning research project at UCC, Dr Marian McCarthy also participated in the conference meeting on Internationalisation which took place at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, from 4 to 6 July 2016. There she also contributed to the development of two TeachEx projects over the three day meeting: Active Learning in Studio Based Learning and Diversity in the Curriculum.


Workshop with Mr James Cronin on "Learning through Art". University of Groningen Museum, Netherlands, May 2016.

Delivered presentation "Making Teaching and Learning Visible – Exploring Project MUSE Entry Points to Learning" with Mr James Cronin at the TeachEx project partners meeting in Cork, February 2016.

Delivered presentation "Entry Points to Learning " at the TeachEx project partners meeting in Cork, February 2016.

Delivered presentation "Active Learning – Theoretical Frameworks" at the TeachEx project partners meeting in Cork, February 2016.

Delivered presentation "Authentic Assessment: Sitting Beside the Student" at the TeachEx project partners meeting in Cork, February 2016.

Delivered presentation "Universal Design for Learning – Principles and Practice" at the TeachEx project partners meeting in Cork, February 2016.

Delivered presentation "Researching our Teaching and Looking for the Evidence of Student Learning: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning" with Dr Declan Kennedy at the TeachEx project partners meeting, February 2016.

Led a series of workshops to senior higher education figures from 30 universities across China. Beijing’s Renmin University of China, 2015/2016.

Session with Dr Bettie Higgs on "Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education" for UCC staff. University College Cork, January 2015.

Day-long workshop for the Education team who support the work placement training and mentoring of UCC's Occupational Therapy students. St Stephen's Hospital, September 2014.

Workshops on "Teaching for Understanding" and "Multiple Intelligences and Implicaitons for Teaching and Learning in Third Level Contexts" for staff of Dundalk Institute of Technology and Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology. Dundalk Institute of Technology, September 2014.

Led a session for parents and friends of incoming first year students on "Supporting Students in Transition to University"University College Cork, August 2014.


Provided four workshops to the staff of Institute of Art and Design DunLaoghaire (IADT) on Teaching for UnderstandingThe Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Active Learning in the College Classroom and Multiple Intelligences Theory and Practice. 2014.


 Session to Staff of the B. Ed in Sports Studies on "The Quality Assurance of Module Assessment". July 26, 2012.  

Induction Programme for Staff in collaboration with HR, UCC. Introduction to Teaching. November 2011.

Student Fest UCC: Marian McCarthy: Session on 3rd level - What's the Difference? to incoming students. September 2010 

Session with Staff from the four Colleges of UCC on the Setting and Marking of Exams, in collaboration with HR. January 2009.

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests




Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Mc Keon Jacinta Carmel Doctoral Degree

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2019Scholarly Approaches to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education PG6012Scholarly Approaches to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
2019Practice Approaches to Teaching, Learning and Assessment TL6004Practice Approaches to Teaching, Learning and Assessment
2019Dissertation in Teaching and Learning TL6002Dissertation in Teaching and Learning
2019Diversity in Student Learning TL6006Diversity in Student Learning

Contact details

  • Marian McCarthy
  • mmccarthy@ucc.ie
  • CIRTL (Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning)
    West Lodge
    University College Cork
  • 353 21 420 5117

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