Research Profile

Kathy Hall

Biography

Kathy Hall is Professor of Education and Head of School. Previous appointments include Professor of Education at The Open University, Professor of Childhood Education at Leeds Metropolitan University, and Senior Lecturer in Education at Christ Church, Canterbury. Prior to her work in higher education, she had the roles of class teacher, deputy principal, principal. Her research seeks to develop sociocultural understanding of learning and pedagogy and she has published widely in these areas. 

Research Interests

 

Learning and teaching across the lifespan, especially children’s learning and professional learning (drawing on sociocultural theoretical perspectives). 

Theory, policy and practice of language and literacy, especially reading pedagogy in primary education.

Curriculum and assessment in the compulsory phases of schooling

Inclusion and equity in learning and education.

Contemporary Irish childhoods


Funded Research Projects
The Teaching Council of Ireland-funded National Evaluation of School Placement in Initial Teacher Education Programmes (PI, 2014-2017) 95K

IRCHSS/Irish Research Council-funded and UCC-Funded project 2010-2012, Transforming Practices in Schools (PI) 40K
 
DES-funded project, 2008-2010, Learning to teach in the secondary school (Co-PI) 50K
 
Teaching Counci of Irelandl-funded project, 2008-2009, Policy on initial teacher education in nine countries (Co-PI) 30K

NCCA-funded research study, 2008-2009, on reporting to parents in primary schools (PI) 30K

Economic and Social Research Council-funded seminar series, 2006-2008 inter-disciplinary perspectives on reading pedagogy (PI) £35K

Esmee Fairbairn-funded study, 2006-2007, Curriculum & assessment policy: England in international perspective  for Primary Curriculum Review, University of Cambridge) £5K
 
DfES-funded project, 2006-2009, Modern Languages in the Primary School: a longitudinal study (PI until new appointment in UCC in 2007) £630K 

British Curriculum Foundation-funded study, 2006-2008, on Pedagogy in Early Reading
 
British Academy-funded study, 2005-2007, Middle Childhoods in Rural Ireland £5K

Teacher Training Agency-funded three systematic reviews (2004-2007) research evidence on inclusion (Co-PI with OU colleagues) £75K 
 
Esmee Fairbairn-funded longitudinal evaluation, 2004-2007, of a reading intervention programme for underachieving secondary pupils

Teacher Training Agency funded systematic review of research evidence on effective literacy teaching (2003-2004) (PI) £30K
 
Children and Young People's Unit, DfES-funded evaluation of Birmingham Children’s Fund, 2002-2004 (with colleagues at Leeds Met University and MatrixMHA)  
 
Inclusion and School Cultures (Open University, Faculty Research Committee and Leeds Metropolitan University Research Grants Board) 2002-03 
 
University of Oslo and Leeds Metropolitan University Research Grants Board-funded, 2002-2003, Supplementary education and minority ethnic groups in Oslo and Leeds  (PI)


United Kingdom Literacy Association-funded study, 2001-2002, 
 
Conceptualising effective literacy teaching: a critical narrative review of the field (PI)

Leeds Metropolitan University Research Grants Board-funded study, 2001-2002, Pedagogic Prescription: classroom interaction (PI) 

Leeds Learning Partnerships-funded 
 Evaluation of ‘Read it’- a local community literacy initiative (1997-2000)

ESRC-funded study, 1998-2000, Teacher Assessment in the primary School  (PI) £40K
 
Leeds Metropolitan University Education Research Grants Board-funded study, 1998-2000, on metacognition and reading (PI)  £10K

British Council and Research Council of Norway-funded study, 1998-1999, Primary curriculum decision making in England and Norway (PI)
 
Society for Education Studies-funded, 1996-1997,  Approaches to study among teacher education students: comparative study in Ireland and England  (PI)


Qualifications and Curriculum Authority-funded, 1995-1997, National Evaluation of English SATs and Teacher Assessment at Key Stage 1 (PI) £65K
 
Leeds Met University Research Grants Board-funded, 1997-1998, Influence of Class Size in Infant Classrooms 

Teacher assessment in the early years of school, 1993-1994 (Christ Church Canterbury and Lloyds Bank)

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2014)Networks of Mind: Learning, Culture, Neuroscience.
Hall, K., Curtin, A. and Rutherford, V. (2014) Networks of Mind: Learning, Culture, Neuroscience. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2010)Loris malaguzzi and The Reggio Emilia Experience.
Hall, K; Horgan, M. et al; (2010) Loris malaguzzi and The Reggio Emilia Experience. London/ New York: Continuum Library of Educational Thought. [Details]
(2004)Literacy and Schooling: Towards Renewal in Primary Education Policy.
Hall, K; (2004) Literacy and Schooling: Towards Renewal in Primary Education Policy. Aldershot: Ashgate. [Details]
(2004)Formative Assessment and Effective Practice in the Primary Classroom.
Hall, K. and Burke, W. ; (2004) Formative Assessment and Effective Practice in the Primary Classroom. Buckingham: Open University Press. [Details]
(2003)Listening to Stephen read: Multiple Perspectives on Literacy.
Hall, K; (2003) Listening to Stephen read: Multiple Perspectives on Literacy. Buckingham: Open University Press. [Details]
(1995)Teaching and Learning Number at Key Stage One.
Hall, K. and Kelly, L; (1995) Teaching and Learning Number at Key Stage One. Coventry: Scholastic. [Details]
(1995)Teaching and Learning Number at Key Stage Two.
Kelly, L. and Hall, K. ; (1995) Teaching and Learning Number at Key Stage Two. Coventry: Scholastic. [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2012)
Hall, K., Cremin, T., Comber, B. and Moll, L (Ed.). (2012) International Handbook of Research in Children's Literacy, Learning and Culture. Oxford: Blackwells. [Details]
(2010)
Hall, K; Goswami, U; Harrison, C; Ellis, S; Soler, J (Ed.). (2010) Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Learning to Read: Culture, Cognition and Pedagogy. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2008)
Hall, K., Murphy, P. and Soler, J (Ed.). (2008) Pedagogy and Practice: Culture and Identities. London: Sage. [Details]
(2008)
Murphy, P. and Hall, K (Ed.). (2008) Learning and Practice: Agency and Identities. London: Sage. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2012)'Purposes, Approaches and Tensions in Assessment Policy and Practice'
Hall, Kathy (2012) 'Purposes, Approaches and Tensions in Assessment Policy and Practice' In: Assessment Policy and Practice In International Handbook of Educational Psychology. London: Sage. [Details]
(2012)'Effective Literacy Teaching in the Early Years of School: a review of evidence'
Hall (2012) 'Effective Literacy Teaching in the Early Years of School: a review of evidence' In: Handbook of Research on Early Childhood Literacy. London: Sage. [Details]
(2012)'Literacy as Shared Consciousness: a neurocultural analysis'
Curtin, A., Hall, K. (2012) 'Literacy as Shared Consciousness: a neurocultural analysis' In: International Handbook of Research in Children's Literacy, Learning and Culture. Oxford: Blackwells. [Details]
(2012)'Developing ‘good’ post-primary teachers and teaching in a reform era: cultural dynamics in a programme level study of the ‘Dip’'
Conway, PF., Murphy, R., Delargey, M., Hall, K; Kitching, K., Long, F.,McKeon, J., Murphy, B., O'Brien, S., & O'Sullivan, D. (2012) 'Developing ‘good’ post-primary teachers and teaching in a reform era: cultural dynamics in a programme level study of the ‘Dip’' In: Re-imagining Initial Teacher Education (ITE): Perspectives on Transformation. Dublin: Liffey Press. [Details]
(2011)'Leadership and teacher education: Deepening engagement with pedagogy'
Conway, P. F., Murphy, R., Hall, K. & Rath, A. ; (2011) 'Leadership and teacher education: Deepening engagement with pedagogy' In: Leading and Managing Schools. London: Sage. [Details]
(2011)'Discourse Analysis'
Hall, K. & Chambers, F.C.; (2011) 'Discourse Analysis' In: Doing Research in Physical Education and Youth Sport. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2010)'Primary Curriculum and Assessment: England and other countries'
Hall, K; Ozerk, K; (2010) 'Primary Curriculum and Assessment: England and other countries' In: The Cambridge Primary Review Research Surveys. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2010)'Significant lines of research in reading pedagogy'
Hall, K; (2010) 'Significant lines of research in reading pedagogy' In: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Learning to Read: Culture, Cognition and Pedagogy. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2010)'Issues in Assessment'
Hall, K; Sheehy, K; (2010) 'Issues in Assessment' In: Learning to Teach in the Primary School. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2008)'Introduction: Pedagogy and Practice viii-xiv'
Hall, K. and Murphy, P; (2008) 'Introduction: Pedagogy and Practice viii-xiv' In: Pedagogy and Practice: Culture and Identities. London: Sage. [Details]
(2008)'Leaving middle childhood and moving into teenhood: small stories revealing identity and agency'
Hall, K; (2008) 'Leaving middle childhood and moving into teenhood: small stories revealing identity and agency' In: Pedagogy and Practice: Culture and Identities. London: Sage. [Details]
(2008)'Introduction: Learning and Practice'
Murphy, P. and Hall, K ; (2008) 'Introduction: Learning and Practice' In: Learning and Practice: Agency and Identities. London: Sage. [Details]
(2007)'To codify pedagogy or enrich learning? A Wengerian perspective on early literacy policy in England'
Hall, K; (2007) 'To codify pedagogy or enrich learning? A Wengerian perspective on early literacy policy in England' In: Critical Perspectives on the Teaching of Reading. Maidenhead: Open University Press. [Details]
(2007)'chapter on assessment in primary education'
Hall, K; (2007) 'chapter on assessment in primary education' In: United Kingdom Literacy Association/National Association for the Teaching of English. UK: *. [Details]
(2006)'Literacy policy and policy literacy: a tale of phonics in early reading in England'
Hall, K; (2006) 'Literacy policy and policy literacy: a tale of phonics in early reading in England' In: Literacy Crises and Reading Policies: international perspectives. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2006)'Assessing for Learning: more than keeping track'
Hall, K; (2006) 'Assessing for Learning: more than keeping track' In: Beginning Teaching: Beginning Learning. Buckingham: Open University Press. [Details]
(2006)'Summative Assessment: definitions, approaches and effects'
Hall, K. and Sheehy, K; (2006) 'Summative Assessment: definitions, approaches and effects' In: Learning to Teach in the Primary School. London: Routeledge. [Details]
(2006)'Assessing English as an Aesthetic Discipline within the Arts'
Hall, K., Eyres, I. and Rix, J. ; (2006) 'Assessing English as an Aesthetic Discipline within the Arts' In: International Handbook of Research on Arts Education. *: *. [Details]
(2006)'How children learn to read: new issues, new evidence and debates in early reading'
Hall, K; (2006) 'How children learn to read: new issues, new evidence and debates in early reading' In: How Children Learn to Read. London: Sage. [Details]
(2005)'Reflections on six years of the National Literacy Strategy in England'
Hall, K; (2005) 'Reflections on six years of the National Literacy Strategy in England' In: Reflections on six years of the National Literacy Strategy in England. London: Paul Chapman Press. [Details]
(2004)'Schooling Year 6: Inclusion or SATuration'
Hall, K., Benjamin, S., Collins, J., Nind, M. and Sheehy, S; (2004) 'Schooling Year 6: Inclusion or SATuration' In: Key Debates in Education. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2003)'Review of Research on Effective Literacy Teaching'
Hall, K; (2003) 'Review of Research on Effective Literacy Teaching' In: Handbook of Research on Childhood Literacy. London: Sage. [Details]
(2001)'Critical Literacy and the Case for it in the early years of school'
Hall, K; (2001) 'Critical Literacy and the Case for it in the early years of school' In: Developing Pedagogy, Researching Practice. London: Open University Press. [Details]
(2001)'Reading assessment as an instrument of pedagogic reform'
Hall, K; (2001) 'Reading assessment as an instrument of pedagogic reform' In: Reading Matters: A Fresh Start. Dublin: Reading Association of Ireland and Educational Research Centre. [Details]
(2001)'Pour une litteratie critique des les premieres annees d¿ecole'
Hall, K; (2001) 'Pour une litteratie critique des les premieres annees d¿ecole' In: La Culture De L¿Ecrit. Quebec: Les Editions Logiques. [Details]
(1998)'Our nets define what we shall catch¿: Issues in English assessment in England'
Hall, K; (1998) 'Our nets define what we shall catch¿: Issues in English assessment in England' In: Developing Language and Literacy: the role of the teacher. Dublin: Educational Research Centre. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2014)'Knowing how to feel about the Other? Student teachers, and the contingent role of embodiments in educational inequalities'
Kitching, K., O'Brien, S., Long, F., Conway, P.F., Murphy, R. and Hall, K. (2014) 'Knowing how to feel about the Other? Student teachers, and the contingent role of embodiments in educational inequalities'. Pedagogy Culture and Society, [Details]
(2014)'The emergence of reading literacy in post-primary teacher education: from the background to the foreground'
Murphy, B,Conway, PF,Murphy, R,Hall, K (2014) 'The emergence of reading literacy in post-primary teacher education: from the background to the foreground'. European Journal of Teacher Education, 37 :331-347 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Authoring oneself and being authored as a competent teacher'
Hall, K; Conway, PF; Murphy, R; Long, F; Kitching, K; O'Sullivan, D (2012) 'Authoring oneself and being authored as a competent teacher'. Irish Educational Studies, 31 (2):103-117 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Novice teachers as 'invisible' learners'
Long, F,Hall, K,Conway, P,Murphy, R (2012) 'Novice teachers as 'invisible' learners'. Teachers And Teaching, 18 :619-636 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'What pedagogical approaches can effectively include children with special educational needs in mainstream classrooms? A systematic literature review'
Rix, J., Hall, K., Nind, M., Sheehy, K. and Wearmouth, J. ; (2009) 'What pedagogical approaches can effectively include children with special educational needs in mainstream classrooms? A systematic literature review'. Support for Learning, 24 (2):86-94 [Details]
(2006)'Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Asian Children'
Marchant, P., Hussain, A. and Hall, K. ; (2006) 'Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Asian Children'. British Journal of Educational Studies, 54 (2):230-244 [Details]
(2005)'Comparative Analysis of Childhood Poverty and Social Exclusion in England and South Africa'
Hall, K., Muthukrishna, N. and Ebrahim, H. ; (2005) 'Comparative Analysis of Childhood Poverty and Social Exclusion in England and South Africa'. Journal of Education, 35 (35):49-74 [Details]
(2004)'SATurated Models of Pupildom: Assessment and Inclusion/Exclusion'
Hall, K., Collins, J., Benjamin, S., Sheehy, K. and Nind, M. ; (2004) 'SATurated Models of Pupildom: Assessment and Inclusion/Exclusion'. British Educational Research Journal, 30 (6):801-817 [Details]
(2004)'Methodological Challenges in Researching Inclusive School Cultures'
Nind, M., Benjamin, S., Sheehy, K., Collins, J. and Hall, K. ; (2004) 'Methodological Challenges in Researching Inclusive School Cultures'. Educational Review, 56 (3):259-270 [Details]
(2004)'Reflections on six years of the National Literacy Strategy in England Literacy'
Hall, K.; (2004) 'Reflections on six years of the National Literacy Strategy in England Literacy'. Literacy, 38 (3):119-125 [Details]
(2003)'Explaining Differences in Key Stage 2 Pupil Attainments: a multi-level analysis'
Marchant, P. and Hall, K. ; (2003) 'Explaining Differences in Key Stage 2 Pupil Attainments: a multi-level analysis'. London Review of Education, 1 (2):141-151 [Details]
(2003)'Moments of Inclusion and Exclusion: Pupils negotiating classroom contexts British Journal of Sociology of Education 24, 5, 547-558'
Benjamin, S., Nind, M., Hall, K., Collins, J. and Sheehy, K.; (2003) 'Moments of Inclusion and Exclusion: Pupils negotiating classroom contexts British Journal of Sociology of Education 24, 5, 547-558'. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 24 (5):547-558 [Details]
(2003)'Classroom Discourse in the Literacy Hour in England'
Hall, K., Allan, C., Dean, J. and Warren, S.; (2003) 'Classroom Discourse in the Literacy Hour in England'. Language, Culture and Curriculum, 16 (3):284-297 [Details]
(2002)'Negotiating subjectivities and knowledge in a multi-ethnic literacy class: an ethnographic-sociocultural perspective'
Hall, K. ; (2002) 'Negotiating subjectivities and knowledge in a multi-ethnic literacy class: an ethnographic-sociocultural perspective'. Language and Education, 16 (3):178-194 [Details]
(2002)'`This is our school¿: provision, purpose and pedagogy of supplementary schooling in Leeds and Oslo'
Hall, K., Zulfiqar, M., Ozerk, K. and Tan, J.; (2002) '`This is our school¿: provision, purpose and pedagogy of supplementary schooling in Leeds and Oslo'. British Educational Research Journal, 28 (3):399-418 [Details]
(2002)'Developing the protocol for a systematic review of literature on effective literacy teachers'
Hall, K.; (2002) 'Developing the protocol for a systematic review of literature on effective literacy teachers'. Reading, Literacy and Language, 36 (1):44-47 [Details]
(2002)'Level Descriptions and Teacher Assessment: Towards a Community of Assessment Practice'
Hall, K. and Harding, A.; (2002) 'Level Descriptions and Teacher Assessment: Towards a Community of Assessment Practice'. Educational Research, 40 (1):1-16 [Details]
(2002)'Literacies in Early Childhood'
Hall, K; (2002) 'Literacies in Early Childhood'. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy 2, 3, [Details]
(2001)'Level descriptions and Curriculum Relatedness in English'
Hall, K. ; (2001) 'Level descriptions and Curriculum Relatedness in English'. Educational Review, 53 (1):47-56 [Details]
(2001)'Assessment as an Instrument of Pedagogic Reform'
Hall, K. ; (2001) 'Assessment as an Instrument of Pedagogic Reform'. Oideas, 49 :39-55 [Details]
(2001)'An Analysis of Literacy Policy using Barthes' notion of 'Readerly' and 'Writerly' Texts'
Hall, K. ; (2001) 'An Analysis of Literacy Policy using Barthes' notion of 'Readerly' and 'Writerly' Texts'. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 1 (2):153-165 [Details]
(2001)'Primary assessment in the Republic of Ireland: conflict and consensus'
Hall, K. and Kavanagh, V.; (2001) 'Primary assessment in the Republic of Ireland: conflict and consensus'. Management and Leadership, 30 (6):261-274 [Details]
(2000)'Predictors of Academic Performance of Teacher Education Students in their First Year'
Hall, K. and Marchant, P.; (2000) 'Predictors of Academic Performance of Teacher Education Students in their First Year'. Research in Education, 63 :89-99 [Details]
(2000)'A Conceptual Evaluation of Assessment Policy in Ireland'
Hall, K. ; (2000) 'A Conceptual Evaluation of Assessment Policy in Ireland'. Compare. A Journal of Comparative Education, 30 (1):85-101 [Details]
(2000)'A Conceptual Evaluation of Assessment Policy in the Republic of Ireland'
Hall, K. ; (2000) 'A Conceptual Evaluation of Assessment Policy in the Republic of Ireland'. Compare. A Journal of Comparative Education, 30 (1):85-101 [Details]
(2000)'Class Size and Pedagogy: how might infant teachers respond to class size changes'
Hall, K. and Nuttall, W.; (2000) 'Class Size and Pedagogy: how might infant teachers respond to class size changes'. Education 3-13, 28 (3):52-57 [Details]
(1999)'Teacher Assessment of seven year olds in England: a study of its summative function'
Hall, K. and Harding, A.; (1999) 'Teacher Assessment of seven year olds in England: a study of its summative function'. Early Years International Journal of Research and Development, 20 (2) [Details]
(1999)'Developing Strategic Learners: what the research says'
Hall, K. and Myers, J.; (1999) 'Developing Strategic Learners: what the research says'. Education 3-13, 27 (2):16-22 [Details]
(1999)'Tasks, Texts and Contexts: A study of metacognition and reading in English and Irish primary classrooms'
Hall, K. Myers, J., and Bowman, J.; (1999) 'Tasks, Texts and Contexts: A study of metacognition and reading in English and Irish primary classrooms'. Educational Studies, 25 (2):311-325 [Details]
(1999)'The relative importance of class size to infant teachers British Educational Research Journal'
Hall, K. and Nuttall, W. ; (1999) 'The relative importance of class size to infant teachers British Educational Research Journal'. British Educational Research Journal, 25 (2):245-258 [Details]
(1999)'Curriculum Reform in contemporary English and Norwegian official documents'
Hall, K., Ozerk, K. and Valli, Y; (1999) 'Curriculum Reform in contemporary English and Norwegian official documents'. European Journal of Intercultural Studies, 10 (1):85-104 [Details]
(1999)'A Quantitative Comparison of Teacher Education Students' Experiences at Two Colleges in England and the Republic of Ireland'
Hall, K., Marchant, P. and Ghali, N. ; (1999) 'A Quantitative Comparison of Teacher Education Students' Experiences at Two Colleges in England and the Republic of Ireland'. European Journal of Teacher Education, 22 (2/3):209-221 [Details]
(1999)'The impact of class size on teaching and learning in infant classes'
Hall, K. and Nuttall, W. ; (1999) 'The impact of class size on teaching and learning in infant classes'. Journal of Practical Applications of Research in Education, 6 :1-7 [Details]
(1999)'Metacognition and reading awareness among samples of nine year olds in two cities'
Hall, K, Myers, J. and Bowman, H. ; (1999) 'Metacognition and reading awareness among samples of nine year olds in two cities'. Educational Research, 41 (1):91-107 [Details]
(1999)'Learning Networks: problems and possibilities'
Clarke, P. and Hall, K. ; (1999) 'Learning Networks: problems and possibilities'. Leeds Metropolitan University Education Papers, 1 :43-57 [Details]
(1999)'Standards and Initial Teacher Training: Current Policy and Critical Issues 4, 2, 12-16'
Hall, K.; (1999) 'Standards and Initial Teacher Training: Current Policy and Critical Issues 4, 2, 12-16'. Capability: Journal of Autonomous Learning for Life and Work, 4 (2):12-16 [Details]
(1998)'`That¿s just the way I am¿: Metacognition, personal intelligence and reading'
Hall, K and Myers, J. ; (1998) '`That¿s just the way I am¿: Metacognition, personal intelligence and reading'. Reading, Literacy and Language, 32 (2) [Details]
(1998)'Dimensions of Reflection applied to Critical Literacy'
Hall, K; (1998) 'Dimensions of Reflection applied to Critical Literacy'. Leeds Metropolitan University Education Papers, 2 :41-50 [Details]
(1998)'Critical Literacy and the Case for it in the early years of school'
Hall, K. ; (1998) 'Critical Literacy and the Case for it in the early years of school'. Language, Culture and Curriculum, 11 (2):183-194 [Details]
(1997)'Towards Assessment for Raising Standards: Lessons from England and Wales'
Hall, K. ; (1997) 'Towards Assessment for Raising Standards: Lessons from England and Wales'. Oideas, 45 :70-83 [Details]
(1997)'A Study of Teacher Assessment at Key Stage One 27, 1, 107-122'
Hall, K., Webber, B., Varley, S., Young, V., and Dorman, P.; (1997) 'A Study of Teacher Assessment at Key Stage One 27, 1, 107-122'. Cambridge Journal of Education, 27 (1):107-122 [Details]
(1995)'The Development of Writing Ability: A Study of Primary Classrooms in Ireland'
Hall, K. ; (1995) 'The Development of Writing Ability: A Study of Primary Classrooms in Ireland'. Oideas, 43 :5-21 [Details]
(1995)'Assessing the Process of 'important' learning'
Hall, K. ; (1995) 'Assessing the Process of 'important' learning'. Education Review, 9 (1):51-58 [Details]
(1995)'Raising Standards through Formative Assessment: Some Suggestions for Policy and Practice'
Hall, K. ; (1995) 'Raising Standards through Formative Assessment: Some Suggestions for Policy and Practice'. The Canterbury Papers, 3 :24-30 [Details]
(1995)'The 1994 National Evaluation of English Assessments. 5, 2, 18-22'
Hall, K., Parsons, C., Murphy, R. and Stephens, C. ; (1995) 'The 1994 National Evaluation of English Assessments. 5, 2, 18-22'. British Journal of Curriculum and Assessment, 5 (2):18-22 [Details]
(1995)'An Investigation of Pupil Learning in Five Kent Classrooms'
Hall, K. ; (1995) 'An Investigation of Pupil Learning in Five Kent Classrooms'. Educational Research, 37 (1):21-32 [Details]
(1994)'Reflections on the Status of Standard English in the National Curriculum'
Hall, K. ; (1994) 'Reflections on the Status of Standard English in the National Curriculum'. The Canterbury Papers, 1 (1) [Details]
(1994)'Oral Language Development: Towards a Primary Pedagogy'
Hall, K. ; (1994) 'Oral Language Development: Towards a Primary Pedagogy'. Studies in Education, 10 (2):1-13 [Details]
(1994)'Conceptual and Methodological Flaws in the First British Reading Recovery Evaluation'
Hall, K. ; (1994) 'Conceptual and Methodological Flaws in the First British Reading Recovery Evaluation'. British Educational Research Journal, 20 (1):121-128 [Details]
(1992)'A Case Study of Reading Difficulty'
Hall, K. ; (1992) 'A Case Study of Reading Difficulty'. Education 3-13, 20 (3) [Details]
(1992)'A Response to Martin Turner: A call for less heat and more light in the reading debate'
Hall, K. ; (1992) 'A Response to Martin Turner: A call for less heat and more light in the reading debate'. Primary Teaching Studies, 6 (4) [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2011)OMEP Ireland Annual Research Conference 2009: In Defence of Childhood
Hall, K; Ridgway, A; Murphy, R;Cunneen, M; Cunningham, D; Horgan, M (2011) Loris Malaguzzi and the Reggio Emilia Experience. Keynote Address . In: Rosaleen Murphy eds. OMEP Ireland Annual Research Conference 2009: In Defence of Childhood UCC, , 27-MAR-09 - 29-MAR-09 , pp.14-28 [Details]
(2011)ATEE Winter Conference 2011: Multi-dimensional Aspects of Leadership for Learning
Conway, P.F; Michalak, J; Murphy, R; Hall, K; Rath, A. (2011) Developing integrated professional learning cultures: opportunities to learn to teach in Ireland and Poland . In: Kirkham, G; Arntzen, E eds. ATEE Winter Conference 2011: Multi-dimensional Aspects of Leadership for Learning Bled, Slovenia, , pp.54-62 [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2008)The Evaluation of Reading Matters: Final Report.
Tan, J.E.C. Jarvis, P., Conway, P. F. & Hall, K. ; (2008) The Evaluation of Reading Matters: Final Report. Esmee Fairbairn, London. [Details]
(2010)Learning to Teach (LETS): Developing curricular and cross curricular competences in becoming a 'good' secondary teacher.
Conway, PF; Murphy, R; Delargey, M; Hall, K; Kitching, K; Long, F; Mc Keon, J; Murphy, B; O'Brien, S; O'Sullivan, D; (2010) Learning to Teach (LETS): Developing curricular and cross curricular competences in becoming a 'good' secondary teacher. School of Education/DES, School of Education, UCC. [Details]
(2011)Learning to Teach (LETS): Developing curricular and cross curricular competences in becoming a 'good' secondary teacher. School of Education/DES, School of Education, UCC. [Executive Summary].
Conway, PF; Murphy, R; Delargey, M; Hall, K; Kitching, K; Long, F; Mc Keon, J; Murphy, B; O'Brien, S; O'Sullivan, D. (2011) Learning to Teach (LETS): Developing curricular and cross curricular competences in becoming a 'good' secondary teacher. School of Education/DES, School of Education, UCC. [Executive Summary]. School of Education, University College Cork, Cork. [CORA Link] [Details]
(2011)Learning to Teach (LETS): Developing Curricular and Cross-curricular Competences in Becoming a.
Conway, PF; Murphy, R; Delargey, M; Hall, K; Kitching, K; Long, F; Mc Keon, J; Murphy,B. (2011) Learning to Teach (LETS): Developing Curricular and Cross-curricular Competences in Becoming a. School of Education/DES, School of Education, Executive Summary, UCC, School of Education, UCC. [Details]
(2009)Learning to Teach and its Implications for the Continuum of Teacher Education: A Nine Country Cross-national Study.
Conway, P. F.; Murphy, R; Rath, A; Hall, K. (2009) Learning to Teach and its Implications for the Continuum of Teacher Education: A Nine Country Cross-national Study. Teaching Council, Maynooth. [CORA Link] [Details]
(2009)A systematic review of whole class, subject-based pedagogies with reported outcomes for the academic and social inclusion of pupils with special educational needs.
Sheehy K, Rix J, with Collins J, Hall K, Nind M, Wearmouth J; (2009) A systematic review of whole class, subject-based pedagogies with reported outcomes for the academic and social inclusion of pupils with special educational needs. London: EPPI-Centre, Social Science Research Unit, Institute of Education, Research Evidence in Education Library, London:EPPI-Centre, Social Science Research Unit, IoE. [Details]
(2008)Languages Learning at Key Stage 2: A Longitudinal Study (the first year).
Cable, C.; Heins, B.; Driscoll, P.; Mitchell, R.; Hall, K. (with, C. Batsone, I. Eyres, H. Jones, K.D. Rossade, S. Sing, L. Shi, A. Carlson, J. Earl, C. Knowles & B. Holmes); (2008) Languages Learning at Key Stage 2: A Longitudinal Study (the first year). DfES Department for Children, Schools and Families, London. [Details]
(2008)Reporting to parents in primary school: learning, meaning and communication.
Hall, K, Conway, P. F., Murphy, R., Rath, A., McKeon, J. ; (2008) Reporting to parents in primary school: learning, meaning and communication. National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA), Dublin. [Details]
(2006)A systematic review of interactions in pedagogical approaches with reported outcomes for the academic and social inclusion of pupils with special educational needs.
Rix, J. and Hall, K. ; (2006) A systematic review of interactions in pedagogical approaches with reported outcomes for the academic and social inclusion of pupils with special educational needs. EPPI-Centre, Social Science Research Unit, Institute of Education, London Research Evidence in Education Library. [Details]
(2005)Submission to the Review of Best Practice in the Teaching of Early Reading.
Hall, K and others from UKLA Reading SIG; (2005) Submission to the Review of Best Practice in the Teaching of Early Reading. UKLA, Royston, Hertfordshire. [Details]
(2004)A systematic review of pedagogical approaches that can effectively include children with special educational needs in mainstream classrooms with a particular focus on peer group interactive approaches.
Nind M, Wearmouth J. Collins J, Hall K, Rix J, Sheehy K; (2004) A systematic review of pedagogical approaches that can effectively include children with special educational needs in mainstream classrooms with a particular focus on peer group interactive approaches. Research Evidence in Education Library. London: EPPI-Centre, Social Science Research Unit, Institute, Research Evidence in Education Library. London: EPPI-Centre, Social Science Research Unit, Institute. [Details]
(2003)A systematic review of effective literacy teaching in the 4 to 14 age range of mainstream schooling.
Hall, K. and Harding, A. ; (2003) A systematic review of effective literacy teaching in the 4 to 14 age range of mainstream schooling. Research Evidence in Education Library London Social Science Research Unit, Institute of Education, Research Evidence in Education Library London Social Science Research Unit, Institute of Education. [Details]
(1995)National Evaluation of English Assessment at Key Stage 1 (Final Report).
Hall, K., Parsons, C., Stephens, C. and Murphy, R. ; (1995) National Evaluation of English Assessment at Key Stage 1 (Final Report). SCAA/HMSO, London. [Details]

Book Reviews

 YearPublication
(2011)Response to Margaret MacDonald's Review of Loris Malaguzzi and the Reggio Emilia Experience.
Murphy, R; Hall, K; Ridgway, A; Horgan, M; Cunneen, M;Cunningham, D (2011) Response to Margaret MacDonald's Review of Loris Malaguzzi and the Reggio Emilia Experience. Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2007Reporting to Parents in the Primary Schools (PI) National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA)
2008Learning to teach in the Secondary School (co-PI) DES
2014National Evaluation of School Placement (PI) The Teaching Council of Ireland
2008Learning to Teach - A 9-Country Cross National Study (Co-PI) The Teaching Council of Ireland
2012Voice, Identity, Participation (VIP) (PI) Irish Research Council

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
British Psychological Society Member/
United Kingdom Literacy Association member/
Reading Association of Ireland member/
Irish Education Studies Member/
American Educational Research Association member/

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2009)OMEP Annual Conference,
Hall, K; Horgan, M; Murphy, R; Ridgway, A.; Cunneen, M.; Cunningham, D. (2009) The Reggio Emilia Experience: Keynote Address. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], OMEP Annual Conference, UCC , 25-APR-09 - 25-APR-09. [Details]
(2011)Reporting to Parents in Primary School: Perspectives of children, parents and Principals,
Jacinta McKeon, Prof. Kathy Hall, Dr. Paul Conway, Dr. Anne Rath and Dr. Rosaleen Murphy.; (2011) Presentation of Research Project to the ISS 21 Children and Youth Cluster, U.C.C. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Reporting to Parents in Primary School: Perspectives of children, parents and Principals, University College Cork , 30-MAR-11 - 30-MAR-11. [Details]
(2011)Educational Studies Association of Ireland,
Karl Kitching, Kathy Hall; (2011) The Draft Plan for Better Literacy and Numeracy: Reading Between the Lines. [Oral Presentation], Educational Studies Association of Ireland, Dublin , 14-APR-11 - 16-APR-11. [Details]
(2011)Re-imagining Teacher Education: Perspectives on Transformation,
Murphy, B., Conway, P., Murphy, R., Hall, K., & Mc Keon, J. ; (2011) Learning to teach literacy as a core competence for all second level teachers. [Invited Oral Presentation], Re-imagining Teacher Education: Perspectives on Transformation, St. Patrick's College, Dublin , 30-JUN-11 - 02-JUL-11. [Details]
(2011)Re-imagining Teacher Education: Perspectives on Transformation,
Mc Keon, J., Murphy, R., Murphy, B., Hall, K., & Conway, P.; (2011) Developing curricular knowledge in a second/foreign language in teacher education. [Oral Presentation], Re-imagining Teacher Education: Perspectives on Transformation, St. Patrick's College, Dublin , 30-JUN-11 - 02-JUL-11. [Details]
(2007)Annual International Conference of the International Professional Development Association (IPDA),
Hall, K; (2007) Reconceptualizing `inter-agency¿ for workplaces, schools and CPD: a sociocultural perspective. [Invited Oral Presentation], Annual International Conference of the International Professional Development Association (IPDA), Belfast , 11-JAN-07 - 11-JAN-07. [Details]
(2007)Universities Council for Education of Teachers (UCET) Conference,
Hall, K; (2007) Rose in Context: The Teaching of Reading in Initial Teacher Education. [Invited Oral Presentation], Universities Council for Education of Teachers (UCET) Conference, London , 01-JAN-07 - 01-JAN-07. [Details]
(2007)OMEP Conference,
Hall, K; (2007) Lived Childhoods: determined and determining futures. [Invited Oral Presentation], OMEP Conference, Cork , 01-JAN-07 - 01-JAN-07. [Details]
(2007)Reading Association of Ireland,
Hall, K; (2007) Bridging cultures and transforming identities: issues in developing and sustaining literacy. [Invited Oral Presentation], Reading Association of Ireland, Ireland , 01-JAN-07 - 01-JAN-07. [Details]
(2007)British Educational Research Association,
Hall, K; (2007) Current issues and dilemmas in early literacy development and policy. [Invited Oral Presentation], British Educational Research Association, Warwick , 09-JAN-07 - 09-JAN-07. [Details]
(2007)CLEO Annual Meeting,
Hall, K; (2007) Changing Conceptions of Learners, Teachers and Knowledge. [Invited Oral Presentation], CLEO Annual Meeting, Cork , 01-JAN-07 - 01-JAN-07. [Details]
(2006)British Eeducational Research Association,
Hall, K; (2006) Agency, learning and rural childhoods. [Invited Oral Presentation], British Eeducational Research Association, Warwick , 09-JAN-06 - 09-JAN-06. [Details]
(2006)United Kingdom Literacy Association International Conference,
Hall, K; (2006) What constitutes meaningful progression: A sociocultural take on learning and assessment. [Invited Oral Presentation], United Kingdom Literacy Association International Conference, July , 07-JAN-06 - 07-JAN-06. [Details]
(2006)British Educational Research Association,
Hall, K; (2006) Current issues and dilemmas in early literacy development and policy. [Invited Oral Presentation], British Educational Research Association, Warwick , 09-JAN-06 - 09-JAN-06. [Details]
(2006)National Conference on Reading,,
Hall, K; (2006) Teaching early reading: reconceptualising the current debate. [Invited Oral Presentation], National Conference on Reading,, Christ Church University College, Canterbury , 01-JAN-06 - 01-JAN-06. [Details]
(2006)United Kingdom Literacy Association National Conference,
Hall, K; (2006) Teaching reading and debates about phonics and literacy policy, Implications of the Rose Report. [Invited Oral Presentation], United Kingdom Literacy Association National Conference, Plymouth , 05-JAN-06 - 05-JAN-06. [Details]
(2006)United Kingdom Literacy Association International Conference,,
Hall, K; (2006) Reading, Rose and Politics. [Invited Oral Presentation], United Kingdom Literacy Association International Conference,, Nottingham , 07-JAN-06 - 07-JAN-06. [Details]
(2005)European Conference on Educational Research,
Hall, K., Eyres, I. and Rix, J. ; (2005) Issues in assessing English as an aesthetic discipline. [Invited Oral Presentation], European Conference on Educational Research, Dublin , 09-JAN-05 - 09-JAN-05. [Details]
(2005)United Kingdom Literacy Association,
Hall, K, Cahillane-McGovern, S. and O¿Shea, F; (2005) Student teachers¿ literacy lives. [Invited Oral Presentation], United Kingdom Literacy Association, Bath , 07-JAN-05 - 07-JAN-05. [Details]
(2005)Institute of Ideas,
Hall, K; (2005) Phonics, the Holy Grail of Reading? Battle of Ideas: an annual festival of social and political debate. [Invited Oral Presentation], Institute of Ideas, London , 10-JAN-05 - 10-JAN-05. [Details]
(2005)Headteachers Conference,
Hall, K; (2005) AT C about reading development: issues and evidence Reading. [Invited Oral Presentation], Headteachers Conference, Milton Keynes , 11-JAN-05 - 11-JAN-05. [Details]
(2005)European Conference on Educational Research,
Hall, K and Rix, J. ; (2005) Interaction and pedagogical approaches for including pupils with SEN in mainstream classrooms. [Invited Oral Presentation], European Conference on Educational Research, Dublin , 09-JAN-05 - 09-JAN-05. [Details]
(2005)United Kingdom Literacy Association,
Hall, K; (2005) Assessing aesthetic aspects of language. [Invited Oral Presentation], United Kingdom Literacy Association, Bath , 07-JAN-05 - 07-JAN-05. [Details]
(2004)United Kingdom Literacy Association,
Hall, K. and Allan, C; (2004) Preliminary findings from an evaluation of a literacy intervention programme in secondary schools. [Invited Oral Presentation], United Kingdom Literacy Association, Manchester , 07-JAN-04 - 07-JAN-04. [Details]
(2004)United Kingdom Literacy Association,
Hall, K. and Burke, W; (2004) Assessment for learning¿ and Language. [Invited Oral Presentation], United Kingdom Literacy Association, Manchester , 07-JAN-04 - 07-JAN-04. [Details]
(2004)British Psychological Society Annual Conference,
Marchant, P., Hussain, A. and Hall, K; (2004) Equality of Opportunity? Discrepancy in the incidence of ASD among different ethnic groups. [Invited Oral Presentation], British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Leeds , 09-JAN-04 - 09-JAN-04. [Details]
(2004)Reading Association of Ireland,
Hall, K; (2004) Assessment issues in literacy. [Invited Oral Presentation], Reading Association of Ireland, Dublin , 09-JAN-04 - 09-JAN-04. [Details]
(2004)Doctoral dissemination conference,
Hall, K; (2004) Changing Perspectives on Knowledge and Learning: Implications for doctoral research and professional roles. [Invited Oral Presentation], Doctoral dissemination conference, Sheffield , 05-JAN-04 - 05-JAN-04. [Details]
(2008)UKLA International Conference,
Hall, K; (2008) One Cannot be Literate Alone: Stories about Mind, Culture and Identity UKLA. [Invited Oral Presentation], UKLA International Conference, Liverpool , 10-JUL-08 - 13-JUL-08. [Details]
(2014)ELINET: The European Policy Network,
Hall, K. Curtin, A. (2014) Developing a literacy policy for Europe. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], ELINET: The European Policy Network, Vienna . [Details]
(2011)Wiring the Brain: Making Connections,
Hall, K., Curtin, A. Rutherford, V. (2011) Networks of the mind: a neurocultural perspective on learning. [Poster Presentation], Wiring the Brain: Making Connections, Co. Wicklow , 12-APR-11 - 15-APR-11. [Details]
(2013)ATEE Association for Teacher Education in Europe Educating for the Future Annual Conference,
Curtin, A. Hall, K. (2013) What role for the Teacher Educator in supporting the CPD of Teachers?. [Oral Presentation], ATEE Association for Teacher Education in Europe Educating for the Future Annual Conference, Halden, Norway . [Details]
(2013)EERA European Educational Research Association ECER European Conference on Educational Research,
Curtin, A. Hall, K (2013) Plastic Identities – Culture, Discourse, Learning. [Oral Presentation], EERA European Educational Research Association ECER European Conference on Educational Research, Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul, Turkey . [Details]
(2013)UKLA United Kingdom Literacy Association conference,
Curtin, A. Hall, K. (2013) Neuroscientific and Cultural Perspectives on Literacy. [Oral Presentation], UKLA United Kingdom Literacy Association conference, Liverpool, England . [Details]

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Department of Education, University College Cork Professor of Education and Head of Department03-JAN-07 /
The Open University Professor of Education01-JAN-05 / 31-DEC-07
Leeds Metropolitan University Professor of Childhood Education01-JAN-96 / 31-DEC-04
Canterbury Christ Church University Senior Lecturer in Education01-JAN-90 / 31-DEC-96

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1977University College Dublin BAPsychology and Economics
1978UCD HDipEducation
1991Trinity College Dublin PhDEducation
1991TCD Postgraduate DiplomaStatistics

Outreach Activities

 Description

Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South (SCoTENS)

Member of the Teaching Council of Ireland (representing post-primary teacher educators) 2009-2012

Chair of PostGraduate Application Committee (PAC) of the PostGraduate Diploma in Education (PDE) for NUI Colleges, 2009-2014

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Irish Educational Studies Member of Editorial Board-
Journal Of Early Childhood Literacy Member of Editorial Board01-JAN-07 - 31-DEC-07
Literacy Editor01-JAN-07 - 31-DEC-11
An Leanbh Og, The Omep Journal Of Early Childhood Studies Member of Editorial Board01-JAN-07 -
International Journal Of Research And Method In Education Member of Editorial Board01-JAN-05 -
Language, Culture And Curriculum Member of Editorial Board01-JAN-98 -

Other Activities

 Description

Co-Editor of the International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education (Norway-based)

Teaching Activities

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2015Contemporary Issues in Education: Policy, Pedagogy and Leadership 1 ED7103Contemporary Issues in Education: Policy, Pedagogy and Leadership 1
2015Contemporary Issues in Education: Policy, Pedagogy and Leadership 2 ED7105Contemporary Issues in Education: Policy, Pedagogy and Leadership 2
2015Reflective and Professional Practice ED6305Reflective and Professional Practice
2015Educational Disadvantage and Multiculturalism: Learning and Identity ED6213Educational Disadvantage and Multiculturalism: Learning and Identity

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