St Patrick's Campus
Academic biographyElaine McDonald worked as a second level teacher for a number of years during which time she completed her doctoral research on the history of women's education in Ireland. Her research was awarded an IRCHSS (Government of Ireland Scholarship) and since the completion of her research she has worked full time in teacher education. Her teaching responsibilities are focused on the areas of student centred approaches to teaching and learning; gender and education; intercultural education; education disadvantage and curriculum policy and assessment. Elaine is currently engaged in a collaborative research project with colleagues in the School(s) of Policy and Practice and STEM that examines students teachers' engagement in school placement schools. She has worked as an External Examiner for GMIT/Letterfrack on their teacher education education programmes.