Senior Lecturer
Education
Department of Education
O'Donovans Road
Cork

T: +353 21 490 3469
E: d.kennedy@ucc.ie
BSc in Chemistry UCC (1976),H.Dip.Ed UCC (1977), MSc UCC (1979), MEd Univ of York (1999) PhD Univ of York (2004) Full time science teacher in Colaiste Muire Cobh from 1977 - 1998. I worked as a part-time lecturer in UCC from 1983 - 1998. I took up a full-time lecturship in UCC in 1998

Conceptual difficulties in learning science, use of ICT in science teaching, role of practical work in Science Education.

In general, I try to concentrate on science educational research that is likely to have an impact in the classroom. My areas of research are best indicated by the commissions I have received in the area of science education and may be summarised as follows:                                                                                                         

Feasibility Study on Practical Assessment for Leaving Certificate Physics and Leaving Certificate Chemistry. This research was carried out in the period 1997 ¿ 1998 and was commissioned by the Department of Education and Science, Dublin. Funding of ¿10,000 was received from the DES and the research report (144 pages) was published in 1998.

The use of datalogging in teaching Physics and Chemistry in second-level schools in Ireland. This research was commissioned by the National Centre for Technology in Education, Dublin. This organisation provided a research grant of ¿90,000. The research was carried out in 1999 - 2000 and the research report (56 pages) was published in 2000 

An Evaluation of the impact of ¿Intel Teach to the Future¿ in Ireland. This research was commissioned by Intel (Ireland) who provided a research grant of ¿40,000. The research was carried out in the period 2002 ¿ 2003 and the research report (178 pages) published in 2003.  

Towards a more formal mentoring system for post-primary teacher training. This research was commissioned by the Department of Education and Science, Dublin. The DES provided a research grant of ¿12,000 to develop and trial a model of teacher training at second-level.   The research was carried out in the period 2004 ¿ 2005 and the research report (116 pages) published in 2005.  

To investigate the Feasibility of incorporating ¿Exploring Electronics¿ into second level education. This research project was commissioned by Xilinx Electronics and the Cork Electronics Industries Association. The project was initiated in 2005 and will extend over 5 years and will provide total funding of  ¿30,000. The first detailed progress report (140 pages) was published in 2006.  

Women into Science Engineering and Technology (WISET). In 2007 I was part of the team that wrote the report  for the SFI funded research to assist the advancement of women at third level in the areas of science, engineering and technology. This award of ¿203,000 was won by UCC and I was a member of the committee that drew up the proposal.  

Science Across the World ¿ Integration into Teacher Training. In 2007 I was involved in writing a joint report with Dr Lida Schoen of the University of Amsterdam on the feasibility of integrating the Science Across the World units into teacher-training programmes throughout the EU. This project is funded by Glaxo Smithkline Beecham and the Association for Science Education.  

National Report for Ireland (OECD) on PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment project. As a member of the government's National PISA Committee, I was involved in writing the report for Ireland of the analysis of the 2006 data. These data arose from the research carried out by the OECD in 2006 on the level of scientific literacy of 15-year old students in Ireland. This report was published in 2008 by the Educational Research Centre, Drumcondra.  

Whilst it is always difficult to quantify the impact of our research, some of the research carried out by me has had a direct and clear impact, e.g. the research project carried out on Intel Teach to the Future has led to considerable changes being made to the pedagogy being utilised in this project. In addition, the research carried out for the OECD's PISA project led to direct changes being to the continuing professional development courses organised for teachers. The research carried out on the Feasibility Study on Practical Work resulted in a modified model of assessment of practical work being recommended for implementation by the Department of Education and Science. The Exploring Electronics research project is still in operation but already the data from schools is pointing to the fact that this intervention project is having a marked effect on encouraging students to take physics as a subject to Leaving Certificate.  

Books

 YearPublication
(2014)Revise Chemistry Live.
Kennedy, D (2014) Revise Chemistry Live. Dublin: Folens Educational Publishers. [Details]
(2014)Exam Edge.
Kennedy, D (2014) Exam Edge. Dublin: Folens Educational Publishers. [Details]
(2014)Chemistry Live!.
Kennedy, D (2014) Chemistry Live!. Dublin: Folens Educational Publishers. [Details]
(2011)Chemistry Live!.
Kennedy Declan (2011) Chemistry Live!. Dublin: Folens. Globe icon [Details]
(2010)Rapid Revision Chemistry.
Kennedy Declan, Walsh Pat (2010) Rapid Revision Chemistry. Dublin: Folens. Globe icon [Details]
(2009)Exam Edge in Chemistry.
Kennedy, D Walsh P (2009) Exam Edge in Chemistry. Dublin: Folens. Globe icon [Details]
(2008)Science Matters.
Dorgan, H, Kennedy D and Scott; (2008) Science Matters. Dublin: Folens. [Details]
(2007)Science Matters.
Kennedy, D (2007) Science Matters. Dublin: Folens Educational Publishers. [Details]
(2005)Leaving Certificate Chemistry - Student Laboratory Manual.
Kennedy, D and O'Shea D.; (2005) Leaving Certificate Chemistry - Student Laboratory Manual. unknown: Folens. [Details]
(2003)Science - A Voyage of Discovery Laboratory Manual.
Dorgan, H, Kennedy, D and Walsh, P.; (2003) Science - A Voyage of Discovery Laboratory Manual. unknown: Folens. [Details]
(2003)Science - A Voyage of Discovery.
Dorgan, H, Kennedy, D and Walsh P ; (2003) Science - A Voyage of Discovery. unknown: Folens. [Details]
(2003)Science - A Voyage of Discovery Workbook.
Dorgan, H, Kennedy, D and Walsh P ; (2003) Science - A Voyage of Discovery Workbook. unknown: Folens. [Details]
(2003)Science - A Voyage of Discovery Teacher's Manual.
Dorgan, H, Kennedy, D and Walsh P (2003). ; (2003) Science - A Voyage of Discovery Teacher's Manual. unknown: Folens. [Details]
(2002)Rapid Revision Chemistry.
Kennedy, D. and Walsh, P.; (2002) Rapid Revision Chemistry. unknown: Folens. [Details]
(2002)An Evaluation of the impact of Intel Teach to the Future on the integration of ICT in education in Ireland.
Kennedy, D., Hyland A and Tarrant, S (2002) An Evaluation of the impact of Intel Teach to the Future on the integration of ICT in education in Ireland. UCC: Department of Education. [Details]
(2000)Chemistry Live Teachers Manual. .
Kennedy, D.; (2000) Chemistry Live Teachers Manual. . : Folens. [Details]
(2000)Chemistry Live Workbook.
Kennedy, D. ; (2000) Chemistry Live Workbook. : Folens. [Details]
(2000)Chemistry Live!.
Kennedy, Declan; (2000) Chemistry Live!. : Folens. [Details]
(1998)Materials - Polymers and Metals, Science Teachers' Resource Manual.
Kennedy D.; (1998) Materials - Polymers and Metals, Science Teachers' Resource Manual. : Department of Education and Science. [Details]
(1997)Teachers' Resource Book for The World of Science.
Dorgan H., Kennedy D., Scott S.; (1997) Teachers' Resource Book for The World of Science. : Folens. [Details]
(1996)Chemistry - A Teachers handbook.
Kennedy, D. ; (1996) Chemistry - A Teachers handbook. : Department of Education and Science. [Details]
(1996)Environmental Chemistry - The Atmosphere, Science Teachers' Resource Manual.
Kennedy D.; (1996) Environmental Chemistry - The Atmosphere, Science Teachers' Resource Manual. : Department of Education and Science. [Details]
(1995)Environmental Chemistry - Water, Science Teachers' Resource Manual.
Kennedy D. ; (1995) Environmental Chemistry - Water, Science Teachers' Resource Manual. : Department of Education and Science. [Details]
(1994)The World of Science.
Dorgan H., Kennedy D., Scott S.; (1994) The World of Science. : Folens. [Details]
(1994)Students' Workbook for The World of Science.
Dorgan H., Kennedy D., Scott S. ; (1994) Students' Workbook for The World of Science. : Folens. [Details]
(1993)SCIENCE ACROSS EUROPE (1993 - 2000) units on Drinking Water, Global Warming, Acid Rain and Chemistry in Our Lives, Association for Science Education UK. .
Kennedy, D.; (1993) SCIENCE ACROSS EUROPE (1993 - 2000) units on Drinking Water, Global Warming, Acid Rain and Chemistry in Our Lives, Association for Science Education UK. . : ACE. [Details]
(1993)The Manufacture of Steel at Irish Steel, Irish Steel Ltd. .
Childs P., Kennedy D., Walley M.; (1993) The Manufacture of Steel at Irish Steel, Irish Steel Ltd. . : Forefront. [Details]
(1993)Chemistry and Careers.
Daly J., Fox J., Kennedy D.; (1993) Chemistry and Careers. : Institute of Chemistry. [Details]
(1992)Materials Science .
Kennedy D.; (1992) Materials Science . : Folens. [Details]
(1991)Laboratory Manual for Minilab, .
Daly J, Desmond T, Kennedy D., Mullally S; (1991) Laboratory Manual for Minilab, . : BASF. [Details]
(1991)Earth Science .
Kennedy D., Porter G.; (1991) Earth Science . : Folens. [Details]
(1990)Energy Conversions.
Kennedy D., Porter G.; (1990) Energy Conversions. : Folens. [Details]
(1989)Teachers' Guide and Resource Book for Science for the Future.
Kennedy D., Porter G., Scott S. ; (1989) Teachers' Guide and Resource Book for Science for the Future. : Folens. [Details]
(1989)Science for the Future , Folens. .
Kennedy D., Porter G., Scott S.; (1989) Science for the Future , Folens. . : Folens. [Details]
(1988)Organic Chemicals in Everyday Life.
Brown R., Childs P., Henly R., Kennedy D. (1988). ; (1988) Organic Chemicals in Everyday Life. : Irish Science Teachers' Association. . [Details]
(1988)Posters on Famous Irish Scientist.
Kennedy D and Simmons J.; (1988) Posters on Famous Irish Scientist. Ireland: Irish Science Teachers Association. [Details]
(1987)Industrial Chemistry.
Brown R., Hanratty P., Henly R., Kennedy D.; (1987) Industrial Chemistry. : Irish Science Teachers' Association. [Details]
(1986)The Extraction of Metals .
Brown R., Childs P., Henly R., Kennedy D.; (1986) The Extraction of Metals . : Irish Science Teachers' Association. . [Details]
(1985)Science Today.
Kennedy D., Porter G., Scott S.; (1985) Science Today. : Folens. [Details]
(1985)Oxidation - Reduction Reactions, .
Brown R., Childs P., Henly R., Hogan P., Kennedy D. (; (1985) Oxidation - Reduction Reactions, . : Irish Science Teachers' Association. [Details]
(1984)Rates of Reaction and Equilibrium.
Brown R, Henly R, Hogan P, Kennedy D.; (1984) Rates of Reaction and Equilibrium. : Irish Science Teachers' Association. . [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2011)'Learning Outcomes in Ireland – Implications for the Science Classroom'
Kennedy D (2011) 'Learning Outcomes in Ireland – Implications for the Science Classroom' In: Making It Tangible: Learning Outcomes in Science Educatino. Munster Germany: Waxman. [Details]
(1998)'The Feasibility Study on the Assessment of Practical Work for Leaving Certificate Physics and Leaving Certificate Chemistry'
Kennedy D; (1998) 'The Feasibility Study on the Assessment of Practical Work for Leaving Certificate Physics and Leaving Certificate Chemistry' In: Innovations in Assessment in Irish Education. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2014)'Assessment of Practical Work in Chemistry'
Kennedy, D (2014) 'Assessment of Practical Work in Chemistry'. Science, 49 (2):11-13 [Details]
(2013)'A giant in science education'
Kennedy, D (2013) 'A giant in science education'. Science, 48 (3):21-23 [Details]
(2013)'Industry Education Links'
Kennedy, D (2013) 'Industry Education Links'. Science, 48 (3):29-30 [Details]
(2013)'Inquiry based science – how effective is it?'
Kennedy, D (2013) 'Inquiry based science – how effective is it?'. Science, 49 (1):11-14 [Details]
(2013)'The role of investigations in promoting inquiry-based science education in Ireland'
Kennedy, D (2013) 'The role of investigations in promoting inquiry-based science education in Ireland'. Science Education International, 24 (3):282-305 [Details]
(2013)'Science Education in UCC – Eureka'
Kennedy, D (2013) 'Science Education in UCC – Eureka'. Science, 48 (3):25-28 [Details]
(2012)'Learning Outcomes, Degree Profiles, Tuning Project and Competences'
Gibbs, A, Kennedy D and Vickers A (2012) 'Learning Outcomes, Degree Profiles, Tuning Project and Competences'. Journal of the European Higher Education Area, 15 (5):71-87 [Details]
(2012)'Laboratory Practical Work in Ireland: A time of reform and debate'
Kennedy, D (2012) 'Laboratory Practical Work in Ireland: A time of reform and debate'. Eurasia Journal Of Mathematics Science And Technology Education, 8 (1):21-34 [Details]
(2011)'Science Education in Ireland: The Contribution of the Irish Science Teachers' Association'
Kennedy, Declan (2011) 'Science Education in Ireland: The Contribution of the Irish Science Teachers' Association'. Chemistry In Action, 83 (2):21-27 Globe icon [Details]
(2011)'ICT in Science Education in Ireland'
Declan Kennedy (2011) 'ICT in Science Education in Ireland'. Science, 45 (3):10-12 [Details]
(2010)'Industry Education Initiatives in Science Education in Ireland'
Declan Kennedy (2010) 'Industry Education Initiatives in Science Education in Ireland'. Science, 45 (3):15-17 [Details]
(2010)'The role of Forensic Science in Science Education in Ireland'
Declan Kennedy (2010) 'The role of Forensic Science in Science Education in Ireland'. Science, 45 (2):12-14 Globe icon [Details]
(2010)'Pharmachemical Ireland and Science Education'
Kennedy, D (2010) 'Pharmachemical Ireland and Science Education'. Science, 45 (3):15-16 [Details]
(2009)'Making Learning Outcomes Explicit for Students of Process and Chemical Engineering'
John Fitzpatrick, Ed Byrne, Declan Kennedy (2009) 'Making Learning Outcomes Explicit for Students of Process and Chemical Engineering'. Education for Chemical Engineers, 4 (1):21-28 [Details]
(2009)'Promoting Chemistry through Science Quizzes'
Kennedy D (2009) 'Promoting Chemistry through Science Quizzes'. Science, 45 (1):10-15 Globe icon [Details]
(2009)'Learning Outcomes and Competences, Bologna Handbook, Introducing Bologna Objectives and Tools'
Kennedy, D, Hyland A and Ryan, N (2009) 'Learning Outcomes and Competences, Bologna Handbook, Introducing Bologna Objectives and Tools'. Science Education International, 23 (3):1-18 Globe icon [Details]
(2008)'Linking Learning Outcomes and Assessment of Learning of Student Science Teachers'
Kennedy, D; (2008) 'Linking Learning Outcomes and Assessment of Learning of Student Science Teachers'. Science Education International, 19 (4):375-385 [Details]
(2008)'Students' Attitudes to Science'
Kennedy, D. ; (2008) 'Students' Attitudes to Science'. Science, 43 (3):8-13 [Details]
(2007)'Science Across the World in Teacher Training'
Schoen, L., Wiesheit, E. and Kennedy, D.; (2007) 'Science Across the World in Teacher Training'. Science Education International, 18 (1):55-61 [Details]
(2006)'The PISA Assessment of Scientific Literacy'
Eivers , E and Kennedy, D; (2006) 'The PISA Assessment of Scientific Literacy'. The Irish Journal of Education, 37 :101-119 [Details]
(2006)'STS and Scientific Literacy in PISA'
Kennedy Declan; (2006) 'STS and Scientific Literacy in PISA'. Chemistry In Action, 78 (2):38-45 [Details]
(2006)'Writing and Using Learning Outcomes: a Practical Guide'
Kennedy, D, Hyland, H and Ryan, N; (2006) 'Writing and Using Learning Outcomes: a Practical Guide'. European Journal of Higher Education, :1-30 [Details]
(2005)'Ideas from science education research the help teach Junior Certificate Chemistry'
Kennedy, D.; (2005) 'Ideas from science education research the help teach Junior Certificate Chemistry'. Chemistry In Action, 75 (2):25-31 [Details]
(2005)'Response to Assessment of Practical Work in Ireland'
Bennett, J. and Kennedy, D ; (2005) 'Response to Assessment of Practical Work in Ireland'. International Journal of Science Education, 27 (10):1225-1227 [Details]
(2002)'The Association for Science Education Annual Conference'
Kennedy, D. ; (2002) 'The Association for Science Education Annual Conference'. Science, 37 (2):9-13 [Details]
(2002)'The performance of Irish students in scientific literacy in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)'
Cosgrove , J, Shiel G and Kennedy, D ; (2002) 'The performance of Irish students in scientific literacy in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)'. Irish Journal of Education, 33 (6):53-70 [Details]
(2001)'ISTA Submission to Task Force on the Physical Sciences'
Kennedy, D. (2001); (2001) 'ISTA Submission to Task Force on the Physical Sciences'. Science, 37 (1):27-29 [Details]
(2001)'Practical work at the upper high school level: the evaluation of a new model of assessment'
Bennett, J. and Kennedy, D; (2001) 'Practical work at the upper high school level: the evaluation of a new model of assessment'. International Journal of Science Education, 23 (1):97-110 [Details]
(2001)'Datalogging: what's it all about?'
Kennedy, D. ; (2001) 'Datalogging: what's it all about?'. Science, 36 (2):24-31 [Details]
(1999)'Integrated Main Group Chemistry Learning, Communication Skills and Internet Publishing'
Hathaway B. J, Kennedy D., Murphy B.; (1999) 'Integrated Main Group Chemistry Learning, Communication Skills and Internet Publishing'. Software Reviews, 19 [Details]
(1993)'Chemistry in the Vale of Avoca'
Kennedy, D.; (1993) 'Chemistry in the Vale of Avoca'. Science, 28 (3):29-30 [Details]
(1991)'Chemical Magic and Gilbert and Sullivan'
Kennedy, D.; (1991) 'Chemical Magic and Gilbert and Sullivan'. Science, 26 (2):21-23 [Details]
(1987)'But sir, why do endothermic reactions occur?'
Kennedy, D.; (1987) 'But sir, why do endothermic reactions occur?'. Science, 23 (1):26-28 [Details]
(1987)'Integrated or Separate Science?'
Kennedy, D.; (1987) 'Integrated or Separate Science?'. Science, 22 (3):8-20 [Details]
(1986)'Practical Work in the new Chemistry syllabus'
Kennedy, D.; (1986) 'Practical Work in the new Chemistry syllabus'. Science, 22 (1):15-17 [Details]
(1985)'An approach to studying inorganic chemistry'
Kennedy, D.; (1985) 'An approach to studying inorganic chemistry'. School and College, 4 :12-16 [Details]
(1984)'The chemistry of nitrogen - part 1'
Kennedy, D. ; (1984) 'The chemistry of nitrogen - part 1'. School and College, 3 (2):28-31 [Details]
(1984)'Valence State Electron Pair Repulsion Theory - A Skeleton Approach'
Hathaway, B. and Kennedy, D. ; (1984) 'Valence State Electron Pair Repulsion Theory - A Skeleton Approach'. Chemistry In Action, 14 (2):16-19 [Details]
(1984)'The chemistry of nitrogen - part 2'
Kennedy, D.; (1984) 'The chemistry of nitrogen - part 2'. School and College, 2 (4):16-19 [Details]
(1984)'Sodium Thiosulphate - a features of interest approach to teaching'
Hathaway, B. and Kennedy, D.; (1984) 'Sodium Thiosulphate - a features of interest approach to teaching'. Chemistry In Action, 12 (2):4-7 [Details]
(1983)'Chemical Education in Ireland'
Kennedy, D.; (1983) 'Chemical Education in Ireland'. Chemistry In Action, 9 (2):17-19 [Details]
(1983)'An approach to teaching organic chemistry, Science, 18 (3), 33 - 35. '
Kennedy, D. ; (1983) 'An approach to teaching organic chemistry, Science, 18 (3), 33 - 35. '. Science, 18 (3):33-35 [Details]
(1982)'The Stoichiometry of Volumetric Calculations - Moles and Equivalents'
Hathaway, B. and Kennedy, D.; (1982) 'The Stoichiometry of Volumetric Calculations - Moles and Equivalents'. Chemistry In Action, 8 (3):43-46 [Details]
(1982)'How I teach electrochemistry'
Kennedy, D.; (1982) 'How I teach electrochemistry'. Science, 17 (2):61-64 [Details]
(1982)'Alyea makes his mark'
Kennedy, D. and O'Mahony, M.; (1982) 'Alyea makes his mark'. Science, 18 (1):8-9 [Details]
(1981)'A structural profile of some five-coordinate [Cu(bipy)2Cl]Y Complexes. Inorganic Nuclear Chem. Letters'
Harrison, D, Hathaway, B. and Kennedy, D.; (1981) 'A structural profile of some five-coordinate [Cu(bipy)2Cl]Y Complexes. Inorganic Nuclear Chem. Letters'. Inorganic Nuclear Chemisty Letters, 17 (3/4):87-90 [Details]
(1981)'Does the learning of systematic inorganic chemistry at school need to be pure memory work?'
Hathaway, B. and Kennedy, D.; (1981) 'Does the learning of systematic inorganic chemistry at school need to be pure memory work?'. Chemistry In Action, 5 (2):6-8 [Details]
(1981)'The Sixth International Conference on Chemical Education - Teaching Chemistry in a Diverse World'
Kennedy, D.; (1981) 'The Sixth International Conference on Chemical Education - Teaching Chemistry in a Diverse World'. Chemistry In Action, 14 (3):3-4 [Details]
(1981)'An approach to teaching inorganic chemistry , 17 (1), 16 - 23'
Hathaway, B. and Kennedy, D.; (1981) 'An approach to teaching inorganic chemistry , 17 (1), 16 - 23'. Science, 17 (1):16-23 [Details]
(1983)'Practical Work in School Chemistry'
Kennedy, D (1983) 'Practical Work in School Chemistry'. Proceedings of ChemEd Ireland, :88-102 [Details]
(1981)'A Structural Profile of the Bis(2,2'-bipyridyl) monochloro copper(II) Cation. Crystal structures of Bis (2,2'-bipyridyl) monochloro copper(II) Perchlorate and the Nitrate Trihydrate'
Harrison D, Hathaway B, Kennedy M, Power M, Sheahan R.; (1981) 'A Structural Profile of the Bis(2,2'-bipyridyl) monochloro copper(II) Cation. Crystal structures of Bis (2,2'-bipyridyl) monochloro copper(II) Perchlorate and the Nitrate Trihydrate'. Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions, :1556-1564 [Details]
(1980)'The Structures of Acetatobis(2,2'-bipyridyl) copper(II) Perchlorate Monohydrate and Tetrafluoroborate - Cation Distortion Isomers'
Hathaway, B.J., Ray N, Kennedy D, O'Brien, N and Murphy B.; (1980) 'The Structures of Acetatobis(2,2'-bipyridyl) copper(II) Perchlorate Monohydrate and Tetrafluoroborate - Cation Distortion Isomers'. Acta Crystallographica, B36 (B36):1371-1377 [Details]
(1979)'The Crystal Structures of Monoaquabis (2,2'-bipyridyl) copper(II) Disulphonatotrisulphane and Bis[bis(2,2'-bipyridyl) monochlorocopper (II)] Dulsuphonatotrissulphane Hexahydrate. '
Harrison, D, Hathaway, B. and Kennedy, D.; (1979) 'The Crystal Structures of Monoaquabis (2,2'-bipyridyl) copper(II) Disulphonatotrisulphane and Bis[bis(2,2'-bipyridyl) monochlorocopper (II)] Dulsuphonatotrissulphane Hexahydrate. '. Acta Crystallographica, B35, 2301 -2306 (B35, 2301 -2306):2301-2306 [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2012)1st International PROFILES Conference
Kennedy, D (2012) Working towards a Common Language of Learning Outcomes for PROFILES modules . In: Bolte, C, Holbrook, J., Racuch, F eds. 1st International PROFILES Conference Berlin, , pp.185-189 [Details]
(2008)Proceedings of the International Conference on Science and Mathematics Education
Kennedy, D ; (2008) Linking Learning Outcomes and Assessment of Learning of Student Science Teachers Proceedings of the International Conference on Science and Mathematics Education University of Philippines, , 27-OCT-08 - 29-OCT-08 [Details]
(2007)Proceedings Chem-Ed Ireland
Kennedy, D; (2007) An analysis of the use of PowerPoint in teaching Chemistry Proceedings Chem-Ed Ireland University College Cork, [Details]
(1983)Proceeding Chem-Ed Ireland
Kennedy, D; (1983) An Approach to Practical Work at Leaving Certificate Chemistry Proceeding Chem-Ed Ireland University of Limerick, [Details]

Manual

 YearPublication
(2014)Chemistry Live Laboratory Manual.
Kennedy, D (2014) Chemistry Live Laboratory Manual. Dublin: Manual [Details]
(1997)Platform – An Educational Project on Plastics.
Kennedy, D (1997) Platform – An Educational Project on Plastics. Manual [Details]
(1997)Teachers’ Resource Manual for The World of Science.
Dorgan H., Kennedy D., Scott S. (1997) Teachers’ Resource Manual for The World of Science. Dublin: Manual [Details]

Unpublished Reports

 YearPublication
(2007)An Evaluation of Discover Sensors Pilot Project.
Kennedy, D; (2007) An Evaluation of Discover Sensors Pilot Project. University College Cork: Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2004)How do student teachers teach difficult ideas in chemistry?.
Kennedy, D; (2004) How do student teachers teach difficult ideas in chemistry?. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2003)An Evaluation of the Impact of Intel Teach to the Future in Ireland.
Tarrant, S, Hyland, A and Kennedy, D ; (2003) An Evaluation of the Impact of Intel Teach to the Future in Ireland. University College Cork: Unpublished Reports [Details]
(2000)The use of datalogging in teaching physics and chemistry in second-level schools in Ireland.
Kennedy D and Finn S; (2000) The use of datalogging in teaching physics and chemistry in second-level schools in Ireland. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1997)Report on the Feasibility Study on Practical Assessment for Leaving Certificate Physics and Leaving Certificate Chemistry. .
Kennedy D; (1997) Report on the Feasibility Study on Practical Assessment for Leaving Certificate Physics and Leaving Certificate Chemistry. . Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1995)Chemistry and Careers.
Kennedy, D (1995); (1995) Chemistry and Careers. Unpublished Reports [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
1992BP Science Educator of the Year
1986FELLOW OF INSTITUTE OF CHEMISTRY OF IRELAND
1987British Council Visiting Fellowship University of York

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Irish Science Teachers' Association The professional organisation representing science teachers in Ireland.01-SEP-76 / 01-SEP-06
The Institute of Chemistry of Ireland The professional body of chemists01-SEP-80 / 01-SEP-06
European Science Education Research Association The professional organisation representing science educators throughout Europe who are involved in educational research.01-SEP-98 / 01-SEP-06
Association for Science Education (ASE) The professional body representing science teachers in the UK.01-SEP-80 / 01-SEP-06
National Science Teachers' Association The professional body of science teachers in the USA.01-SEP-85 / 01-SEP-06

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2008)Tertiary Education in the European Higher Education Area,
Kennedy, Declan; (2008) The Bologna Process and Learning Outcomes. [Oral Presentation], Tertiary Education in the European Higher Education Area, University of Porto, Portugal , 01-JUN-08 - 01-JUN-08. [Details]
(2008)Annual Conference of Irish Applied Maths Teachers Association,
Kennedy, Declan; (2008) (conference organisation). [Conference Organising Committee Member], Annual Conference of Irish Applied Maths Teachers Association, University College Cork , 01-NOV-08 - 01-NOV-08. [Details]
(2008)Austrian National Conference on Continuing Education,
Kennedy, Declan; (2008) Learning Outcomes and Competences. [Oral Presentation], Austrian National Conference on Continuing Education, University of Graz, Austria , 01-SEP-08 - 01-SEP-08. [Details]
(2008)Seminar on Bologna Agreement,
Kennedy, Declan; (2008) The implications of Learning Outcomes for Teaching and Learning in teaching Technological Subjects. [Oral Presentation], Seminar on Bologna Agreement, Institute of Technology, Carlow , 01-OCT-08 - 01-OCT-08. [Details]
(2008)Transnational Mobility and Bologna,
Kennedy, Declan; (2008) The role of Learning Outcomes in Transnational Mobility. [Oral Presentation], Transnational Mobility and Bologna, University of Berlin, Germany , 01-NOV-08 - 01-NOV-08. [Details]
(2008)unknown,
Kennedy, Declan; (2008) Linking Learning Outcomes and Assessment of Learning of student science teachers. [Oral Presentation], unknown, University of Philippines, Manila, Philippines , 01-JUL-08 - 01-JUL-08. [Details]
(2008)International Conference on Science and Mathematics Education,
Kennedy, Declan; (2008) Linking Learning Outcomes and Assessment of Learning of student science teachers. [Oral Presentation], International Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, University of Philippines, Manila, Philippines , 01-JUL-08 - 01-JUL-08. [Details]
(2008)Preparing for Bologna Agreement,
Kennedy, Declan; (2008) The Bologna Agreement - Implications for Staff development. [Oral Presentation], Preparing for Bologna Agreement, Dublin City University , 01-JUL-08 - 01-JUL-08. [Details]
(2008)National Conference of Technological Universities of Austria,
Kennedy, Declan; (2008) unknown. [Oral Presentation], National Conference of Technological Universities of Austria, University of Vienna, Austria , 01-DEC-08 - 01-DEC-08. [Details]
(2008)unknown,
Kennedy, Declan; (2008) Students' Attitudes to Science - what is the situation in Ireland as perceived by the OECD?. [Oral Presentation], unknown, Croke Park Conference Centre , 01-MAY-08 - 01-MAY-08. [Details]
(2007)National Conference of Universities in Chile,
Kennedy, Declan; (2007) The role of Learning Outcomes and Assessment in Curriculum Design. [Oral Presentation], National Conference of Universities in Chile, University of Santiago, Chile , 01-DEC-07 - 01-DEC-07. [Details]
(2007)Symposium on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education,
Kennedy, Declan; (2007) Linking Learning Outcomes to Teaching and Learning and Assessment. [Oral Presentation], Symposium on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines , 01-JUL-07 - 01-JUL-07. [Details]
(2007)International Conference on Bologna Agreement,
Kennedy, Declan; (2007) Writing and Using Learning Outcomes. [Oral Presentation], International Conference on Bologna Agreement, University of Warsaw, Poland , 01-APR-07 - 01-APR-07. [Details]
(2007)Chem-Ed Ireland,
Kennedy, Declan; (2007) Powerpoint as a teaching tool for chemistry. [Oral Presentation], Chem-Ed Ireland, University College Cork , 01-OCT-07 - 01-OCT-07. [Details]
(2007)Symposium on Teaching and Learning,
Kennedy, Declan; (2007) Writing and Using Learning Outcomes. [Oral Presentation], Symposium on Teaching and Learning, University of Valparaiso, Chile , 01-DEC-07 - 01-DEC-07. [Details]
(2007)Chem-Ed Ireland 2007,
Kennedy, Declan; (2007) (conference organisation). [Conference Organising Committee Member], Chem-Ed Ireland 2007, University College Cork , 01-OCT-07 - 01-OCT-07. [Details]
(2007)Annual Conference of Irish Science Teachers' Association,
Kennedy, Declan; (2007) (conference organisation). [Conference Organising Committee Member], Annual Conference of Irish Science Teachers' Association, University College Cork , 01-MAR-07 - 01-MAR-07. [Details]
(2006)Annual Conference of Irish Applied Maths Teachers Association,
Kennedy, Declan; (2006) (conference organisation). [Conference Organising Committee Member], Annual Conference of Irish Applied Maths Teachers Association, University College Cork , 01-NOV-06 - 01-NOV-06. [Details]
(2006)unknown,
Kennedy, Declan; (2006) How can research help us to teach difficult ideas in Junior Certificate chemistry?. [Oral Presentation], unknown, University of Limerick , 01-OCT-06 - 01-OCT-06. [Details]
(2006)International Symposium on Implementing Learning Outcomes,
Kennedy, Declan; (2006) Learning Outcomes - What are they all about?. [Oral Presentation], International Symposium on Implementing Learning Outcomes, University College Cork , 01-FEB-06 - 01-FEB-06. [Details]
(2006)The Bologna Agreement - Implications for Institutes of Technology,
Kennedy, Declan; (2006) The role of Learning Outcomes and Competences in the Bologna Agreement. [Oral Presentation], The Bologna Agreement - Implications for Institutes of Technology, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology , 01-MAR-06 - 01-MAR-06. [Details]
(2005)unknown,
Kennedy, Declan; (2005) An analysis of Ireland's results of the OECDs Programme for International Student Assesment (PISA). [Oral Presentation], unknown, Grand Hotel, Malahide , 01-MAY-05 - 01-MAY-05. [Details]
(2005)Conference on Teaching Leaving Certificate Applied Maths,
Kennedy, Declan; (2005) (conference organisation). [Conference Organising Committee Member], Conference on Teaching Leaving Certificate Applied Maths, University College Cork , 01-NOV-05 - 01-NOV-05. [Details]
(2004)Religion and Science,
Long, Fiachra and Kennedy, Declan; (2004) Self and Earth. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Religion and Science, UCC , 05-MAR-04 - 05-MAR-04. [Details]
(1995)Industry Education Initiatives,
Kennedy, D; (1995) Industry Education Initiatives in the Republic of Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], Industry Education Initiatives, Univeristy of York , 03-JUL-95 - 08-JUL-95. [Details]
(1995)Proceedings International Conference on Industry-Education Initiatives in Chemistry,
Kennedy, D (1995) Chemistry and Careers. [Oral Presentation], Proceedings International Conference on Industry-Education Initiatives in Chemistry, University of York . [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Science-Maths cognate group Convene meetings, chair meetings, monitor progress of supervisions, arrange 2nd supervisor for all students1998 / 2008
MEd Committee Plan modularisation of Postgraduate Diploma, attend regular meetings, advice on links with MEd(Sc)1998 / 2008
Student Support Committee Faculty of Science Assist Bettie Higgs and Teresa Dwan with operation of Peer Assisted Learning project(PAL), train PAL leader, supervise carrying out of research project to draft report to faculty. I also assist with the induction of First Year Science students by presenting a seminar on Study Skills to all first year science students during their first week.2000 / 2007
BSc (Public Health and Health Promotion) Board of Studies Advise on programme modular structure and learning outcomes for individual modules.2006 / 2016
Access Programme - Organising Committee I am a member of the organising committee for the Access Summer Chemistry Camp and I am also involved in the induction course for incoming first year students.1998 / 2008
Salters Festival of Science I assist in the organising of the Salters Festival of Science each year and I present a Chemistry Magic Show for the participants.1998 / 2008
MEd(Sc) Steering Committee Chair all committee meetings, monitor progress of programme, update modules, organise lecture programme.1999 / 2019
BSc(Ed) Steering Committee This committe initially consisted of Prof. Paul Brint and Prof. Colm O'Sullivan. With the retirement of Prof O'Sullivan in 2005 and the completion of the term of office of Professor Paul Brint,the work done by the committee is being done by myself at present.2001 / 2015
I am a member of the WISET committee (Women into Science, Engineering and Technoogy) set up to obtain funding to improve the situation with regard to the gender imbalance in Science, Engineering and Technology. Advise on matters with regard to educational research and mentoring.2005 / 2008
I am a member of the WISET committee (Women into Science, Engineering and Technoogy) set up to obtain funding to improve the situation with regard to the gender imbalance in Science, Engineering and Technology. Advise on matters with regard to educational research and mentoring.2005 / 2008
Department of Education Year Planning Committee This committ consists of Dr Brian Murphy, Mr Michael Delargey and I (chair). It was set up to align the UCC year with the school year.2005 / 2007
NCCA Chemistry Committee 1989 / 1999
NCCA Board of Studies for Science 2006 /
NCCA Chemistry Committee 2006 /
Department of Education and Science National Steering Committee for the OECD's PISA project 2000 / 2008

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Senior Lecturer in Science Education01-JAN-98 /
Colaiste Muire Secondary School Science teacher01-JAN-76 / 01-JAN-98
University College Cork Part-time Lecturer in science education01-JAN-80 / 01-JAN-98

Education

 YearInstituionQualificationSubject
1976University College Cork B.Sc.
1977University College Cork H.Dip.in Ed.
1979University College Cork M.Sc.
1999University of York M.Ed.
2005University of York Ph.D.

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
OECD
At present I work for the OECD as Ireland's representative on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals
consultant re: setting up Science Education Innovation Project
Association for Science Education, UK
Writer and Editor of Science Across Europe modules at invitation of Association for Science Education, UK.
UNESCO
Contributing author to UNESCO Handbook on Science Teaching at invitation of UNESCO
Plastics Industries Association, UK
Contributing author to PLATFORM project at invitation of Plastics Industries Association, UK.
Department of Education and Science
Consultant and contributing author to Department of Education and Science on Teachers’ Handbook of Chemistry.
OECD
Representative of Ireland on OECD’s committee on science education for PISA project
Pfizer USA
Consultant re: Forensic Science for High Schools Project.
NCCA
Invited by NCCA to act as consultant and member of committee of Board of Studies for Science.
Irish Universities Association
Representative of Irish Universities Association on NCCA Leaving Certificate Chemistry sub-committee.
Eli Lilly Pharmaceuticals
Consultant re: Industry-Education partnership
 StudentDegree TypePrimary
Collins Courtney Doctoral DegreeNo
 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2015Teaching Materials (Part I) ED6102Teaching Materials (Part I)
2015Teaching Life and Living Processes (Part I) ED6101Teaching Life and Living Processes (Part I)
2015Teaching Practice Placement Science Education III ED4102Teaching Practice Placement Science Education III
2015Science Concepts for the Primary School ED6090Science Concepts for the Primary School
2015Teaching Practice Placement Science Education I ED2102Teaching Practice Placement Science Education I
2015Science Education III ED4101Science Education III
2015Teaching Energy and Forces (Part I) ED6103Teaching Energy and Forces (Part I)
2015Science, Technology and Society in Science Education ED6002Science, Technology and Society in Science Education
2015Teaching Practice Placement Science Education II ED3102Teaching Practice Placement Science Education II
2015The Teaching of the Physical Sciences ED6325The Teaching of the Physical Sciences
2015Science Education II ED3101Science Education II
2015The Teaching of Science ED6320The Teaching of Science
2015Minor Dissertation on Primary Science Teaching ED6091Minor Dissertation on Primary Science Teaching
2015Science Education I ED2101Science Education I
2015Teaching Energy and Forces (Part II) ED6106Teaching Energy and Forces (Part II)
2015The Teaching of Science 2 ED6350The Teaching of Science 2
2015Effective Science Teaching ED6001Effective Science Teaching
2015Teaching Life and Living Processes (Part II) ED6104Teaching Life and Living Processes (Part II)
2015Teaching Materials (Part II) ED6105Teaching Materials (Part II)
2015The Teaching of the Biological Sciences ED6326The Teaching of the Biological Sciences