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Dr Máire Ní Bhroin

Arts Education & Movement

Name: Dr Máire Ní Bhroin
Department: Arts Education & Movement
Role: Academic Staff
Phone Number: 01 884 2241
Email Address:
Room: FG20
Campus: DCU St Patricks Campus

Biographical Details

Dr Máire Ní Bhroin, (BEd, Art Dip, Dip Special Ed, MEd, PhD) is Subject Leader of the Visual Arts Unit in the School of Arts Education and Movement DCU She coordinates the Visual Arts Modules taught on the BEd, In-Service and MEd programmes and is spearheading the introduction of a new Major Specialism in the Visual Arts on the BEd programme. She also supervises  Doctoral research on the visual arts in primary education. 

As well as teaching students how to implement all areas of the Visual Arts Curriculum in primary school, Dr Ní Bhroin specialises in teaching picture book  illustration, writing and animation, claymation techniques, printing and history of art.

Her research interests include: meanings in children’s art; assessment in visual arts education; integrating arts across the curriculum; digital media in art-making and the teacher as artist.

Her art practice focuses on drawing, painting and photography.

Dr Ní Bhroin has a multidisciplinary approach with extensive experience of Early and Primary Learning settings through to lecturing in UCD Special Education Department on teaching art to pupils with special needs. As well as coordinating art education, Dr Ní Bhroin teaches on the Early Childhood Specialism, is involved in Reflective Practice and Analysis of Teaching Tutorials with students and supervises BEd4 and PME2 students doing their final year dissertations. 

Dr Ní Bhroin has an active research profile and is Research Convenor for the School of Arts Education and Movement in the Faculty of Education. She serves on the BEd Programme Board of DCU. She is an active member of the National Art Education Association, and also has membership of the Contemporary Arts Society Ireland and the American Educational Research Association. 

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