Director
Teaching & Learning Centre
CIRTL (Centre For The Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning)
West Lodge
University College Cork

T: 353 21 420 5117
E: mmccarthy@ucc.ie

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
Development of Pedagogic Education in Central Asia (EDUCA)01-APR-1231-MAR-15
TeachExERASMUS01-JUL-1501-JUL-18€47,984.00
ASSISTIDIndustry01-APR-1631-MAR-19€249,326.00

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. Globe icon [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. Globe icon [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. Globe icon [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). Globe icon [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. Globe icon [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). Globe icon [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. Globe icon [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
(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)'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]
(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
(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]
(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. Globe icon [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 Globe icon [Details]

Honours and Awards

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

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
(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)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]
(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]
(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
Ethics Committee Review Ethics policies in UCC/
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
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/
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 /

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
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 Senior Lecturer in Education01-OCT-13 /
UCC College Lecturer in Education01-JAN-95 / 01-JAN-06
Colaiste an Phiarsaigh , Glanmire, Co. Cork Senior English Teacher01-JAN-77 / 01-JAN-95
Department of Education and Science National In-Service Team for Civic Social and Political Education01-JAN-93 / 01-JAN-00

Education

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

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
French FunctionalBasicBasic
Irish FluentFunctionalFluent

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Graffiti Theatre Company, Cork. Research Advisor on the 'Beag' Project on the Arts in Early Childhood Education. 2011
Dundalk Institute of Technology: Session to Masters of Arts in Learning and Teaching Induction Programme on Teaching for Understanding
Institute of Technology, Tallaght: Extern Examiner, Certificate in Teaching and Learning
Dundalk Institute of Technology: Session on Teaching for Understanding to M A in Teaching and Learning Induction Programme, March 4, 2011
Institute of Art and Design, DunLaoghaire: Extern Examiner, Certificate and Diploma in Teaching and Learning (2009-2012)
Athlone Institute of Technology: Extern Examiner for Certificate and Diploma in Teaching and Learning (2009-2012)
Teaching Council: referee for applications in Civic, Social and Political Education (1996- 2006)

Reviewed Applications for teachers applying for Registration in Civic, Social and Political Education

Limerick Institute of Technology: extern examiner for the Education Modules in the B Ed. in Art and Design (2004-2008). t

External Examiner for the Education component of the Degree in Art and Design

Leinster School of Music and Drama, Griffith College, Dublin: Chief - examiner/extern examiner (1999-2007)

External Examiner for the Associate and Licentiate Diplomas and for the Fellowship in Speech and Drama of the Leinster School. 

Dublin Institute of Technology: Extern Examiner for the Drama and Drama in Education components of the spectrum of degrees in Social Studies (1998-2002)

External Examiner for the Drama and Drama in Education component of the spectrum of Degrees in Social Studies.

Institutes of Technology, Nationally: BSc in Techology, National programme, convened at Cork Institute of Technology in association with the Department of Education, UCC. .

BSc in Techology 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.

Supervision of 5 dissertations as part of the BSc in Technology at CIT
Thesis supervisor/consultant for 3 candidates undertaking thesis (20, 000) for MA in Educational Management with Waterford Institute of Technology (2003-2007)

Thesis supervisor/consultant for candidates undertaking thesis for MA in Educational Management with Waterford Institute of Technology. Supervision of 3 theses, 20-30,000words (2003-2007).

Griffith College Dublin :Workshops for Teachers of Speech and Drama annually, as part of my brief as extern examiner (1999-2006)

Griffith College Dublin : Workshops for Teachers of Speech and Drama who work in Primary and Secondary Schools provided in my role as extern examiner 1998-2006.

Outreach Activities

 Description


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




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


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


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

Other Activities

 Description

Student Fest- Orientation Programme for new students at UCC. Session  on Learning at Third Level - What's the difference?   

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

Session with Staff from the 4 Colleges of UCC on the Setting and Marking of Exams, Jan. 2009. In collaboration with HR. 

24-11-2011 Induction Programme for Staff in collaboration with HR, UCC. Introduction to Teaching   

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

Teaching Interests

  My interest is in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)  and how to promote it across all four Colleges of UCC.  The Accredited Programme which I co-ordinate and direct is based on SoTL principles, enshrined in the Learning Outcomes of the courses,  focused on making teaching and learning visible, open to critique and capable of being built on by others. To name the parts of teaching and learning, I draw on the Teaching for Understanding approach developed at Project Zero, in  the Harvard Graduate School of Education.  I am particularly interested in Disciplinary Understanding and how that informs the teaching of the disciplines. My PhD research is in this field adn entitled: Teaching for Understanding at University College Cork: Advancing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.  I am also interested in the theory of Multiple Intelligences and its acknowledgement that students learn in different ways and its implication that teachers need to teach and assess in a variety of ways.          

I am also interested in the role of the Arts in Education and have a particular interest in Drama and Theatre in Education, Applied Drama/Theatre, the Visual Arts and Mime and Dance as ways of enhancing pedagogy and the artistic medium in its own right.  

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Mc Keon Jacinta Carmel Doctoral Degree

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2018Scholarly Approaches to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education PG6012Scholarly Approaches to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
2018Practice Approaches to Teaching, Learning and Assessment TL6004Practice Approaches to Teaching, Learning and Assessment
2018Dissertation in Teaching and Learning TL6002Dissertation in Teaching and Learning
2018Diversity in Student Learning TL6006Diversity in Student Learning