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Directors

Dr. Yvonne Crotty, (DCU), Director

Dr. Yvonne Crotty - Associate Professor in the School of STEM Education, Innovation and Global Studies, Institute of Education, Dublin City University. Yvonne is passionate about teaching and learning and was the winner of the Academic Category of DCU's President's Award for Teaching Excellence in 2011. She is chair of the MSc. in Education and Training Management (eLearning) programme. Yvonne supervises Masters and PhD research.  At undergraduate level, she coordinates and teaches on the Teaching Methodologies module for Initial Teacher Educator in Science, Maths, PE and Biology. She is also a teaching practice supervisor. 

Yvonne is the Principal Investigator for an Enterprise Ireland project BeckSearch and the National coordinator for the Erasmus+ project KLabs4Kids and Eduhack. Previously she was the National Coordinate for the EU Inspiring Science Education project and the EU Erasmus+ Play4Guidance project. She has also played a key role in national projects such as a Cancer Awareness project with the Marie Keating Foundation and a project on e-Tutoring in collaboration with the Professional Development Service for Teachers in Ireland.  Email:yvonne.crotty@dcu.ie  Yvonne's website

Dr. Margaret Farren, (DCU), Director

Dr. Margaret Farren - Associate Professor in the School of STEM Education, Innovation and Global Studies, Institute of Education, Dublin City University. Margaret chairs the Masters in Education and Training Management (Leadership) programme. She established the Masters in Education and Training (eLearning) programme in 2002 and chaired the programme until 2019. She supervises Masters students from a broad range of work contexts (public sector, private and voluntary) and PhD students who are using reflexive and collaborative research approaches that contribute to personal knowledge and knowledge in the field of practice. Margaret is also a teaching practice supervisor. She has acted as an external examiner for PhD theses for Universities in Ireland, UK, Australia and South Africa. Margaret was recipient of a Research Fellowship at Boston University in 2009.

Margaret co-ordinats the Erasmus+ FRONTIERS project (2018-2021). Previously, 2010-2013 she was National coordinator for the EU Seventh Framework Pathway to Inquiry Based Learning project and member of the European Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Project 'Inspiring Science Education' (2013-2016) and the Erasmus+ Play4Guidance project (2014-2017). Margaret collaborates on projects with Charles Sturt University in Australia. One of the projects involved the design of a module on Digital Innovation and OODE. She also collaborates with the Professional Development Service for Teachers TiE and a recent project involved the design of an e-Tutoring module. She was an invited keynote speaker on action research approaches at national and international conferences.  Email: margaret.farren@dcu.ie  Margaret's DCU profile        Margaret's website