Dr Eamonn McCauley is an assistant professor in the School of Inclusive and Special Education. Before coming to DCU, he worked from 2000 to 2016 as an Assistant National Coordinator of Training for Resource Teachers and as a lecturer in Special and Inclusive Education at the Church of Ireland College of Education, Rathmines, Dublin. Prior to 2000, he worked as a mainstream teacher, a resource teacher and an Assistant Principal in mainstream post-primary schools. He also worked in a number of special schools.
Eamonn currently teaches on a range of postgraduate teacher education programmes up to doctoral level. He was Chair of the Graduate Diploma in Inclusive Education, Learning Support and Special Education (GDILS) for a number of years up to 2021. He still teaches on and coordinates modules pertaining to this course. Since 2000, he has supervised a myriad of Masters theses in the field of education and he is currently supervising the completion of several doctoral dissertations.
He is an Internationalisation Convenor for the Institute of Education.
Eamonn was nominated for the President's Awards for Teaching and Learning in 2021 and 2023.
HIs teaching and research interests include: Theory, Policy, Practices and Experiences of Inclusive Education, Inclusive Teaching and Learning (especially collaborative approaches and Co-/Team-Teaching); Transition of diverse learners between educational sectors and settings; Using ICT to support and include diverse learners (with specific emphasis on learners assessed with Dyslexia); Pedagogic Responses to Dyslexia; Teacher Education Polic
Eamonn's research interests include: Theory, Policy, Practices and Experiences of Inclusive Education, Discourses of Inclusive Education and Special Education, Inclusive Teaching and Learning (especially Collaborative Pedagogies and Approaches such as Co-/Team-Teaching, Transition of Diverse Learners between Educational Sectors and Settings. The use of information and communication technology to support and include diverse learners (with specific emphasis on learners assessed with Dyslexia), Pedagogic Responses to Dyslexia, Teacher Education Policy and Practice, UDL and Inclusive Education, Leadership for Inclusion and the creation of inclusive School Cultures, The Application of Critical Social Theory and Critical Discourse Analysis to issues of Inclusive Education and Special Education.
Eamonn's PhD thesis was entitled: Team-teaching for inclusion: A critical analysis of disability discourse in Irish Post-Primary Schools. It was completed at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth and is available at https://mural.maynoothuniversity.ie/13530/