Francesca Lorenzi

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Biography

Francesca Lorenzi is a lecturer at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Her teaching is primarily in the areas of Intercultural Education, Ethics and Values Education, Philosophy of Education and Curriculum Implementation ; Assessmentn and Feedback. She obtained a PhD in Education from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth with a thesis focusing on the role of dialogue in assessment and the democratisation of practices in education .Her current research expertise is in the area of Teaching and Learning with a specific focus on Assessment and Feedback and Educational Ethics. Since 2005 Francesca has published a range of articles, books and chapters relating to assessment, and ethics and distance education. Formerly she was Co-Chair of the BA in Humanities offered by Oscail the Distance Education Centre at Dublin City University. During this time she engaged in research and published on evaluation of distance education courses. She has presented her research on assessment at several national and international conferences. Her most recent project focussed on the evaluation of Fighting Words a creative writing initiative initiated by Irish writer Roddy Doyle and aimed at cultivating creativity particularly among disadvantaged school children. She has served as Research convenor for the School of Education Studies between 2013-2014.She is currently a member of Further Education and Training Research Centre (FETRC), of the Centre for Evaluation, Quality and Inspection (EQI), of the inter-disciplinary project EELF (Ethics Education through literature and film) and of the Regional Centre of Expertise in Education for Sustainable Development (RCE Dublin) based in DCU. Her specific research interests include but are not limited to dialogue in education, democratic and inclusive approaches to educational assessment, creativity in education, ethics in the classroom, values and identity in relation to education for sustainable development. 

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2013 'Preparing Students for Learning in an Online World: An Evaluation of the Student Passport to eLearning (SPeL) Model'
Lorenzi F.;Mackeogh K.;Fox S. (2013) 'Preparing Students for Learning in an Online World: An Evaluation of the Student Passport to eLearning (SPeL) Model' In: Distance and E-Learning in Transition: Learning Innovation, Technology and Social Challenges. [DOI] [Details]
2012 'A dialogical approach to developing professional competence in assessment '
Justin Rami , Francesca Lorenzi (2012) 'A dialogical approach to developing professional competence in assessment ' In: Towards Transformative Education - A multidisciplinary perspective on research and practice in Bulgaria and Ireland. Sofia, Bulgaria: Sofia Univeristy. [Details]
2012 'A dialogical approach to developing professional competence in assessment'
Francesca Lorenzi , Justin Rami (2012) 'A dialogical approach to developing professional competence in assessment' In: Towards Transformative Education .A multidisciplinary perspective on research and practice in Bulgaria and Ireland. Sofia: Sofia University Press. [Details]
2010 'Designing Online Pedagogical Techniques for Student Learning Outcomes'
MacKeogh, K., Fox S., Lorenzi, F., Walsh, E. (2010) 'Designing Online Pedagogical Techniques for Student Learning Outcomes' In: Critical Design and Effective Tools for E-Learning in Higher Education: Theory into Practice . IGI Global. [DOI] [Details]
2009 'Preparing Students for Learning in an Online World: an evaluation of the Student Passport to eLearning (SPeL) Model'
Lorenzi F., MacKeogh K. Fox S. (2009) 'Preparing Students for Learning in an Online World: an evaluation of the Student Passport to eLearning (SPeL) Model' In: Distance and E-learning in Transition: Learning Innovation, Technology and Social Challenges . Oxford: Wiley. [Details]
2007 'SPEL-Student Passport for E-Learning: An Integrated Approach to Asssessment'
Lorenzi, F. and MacKeogh, K. (2007) 'SPEL-Student Passport for E-Learning: An Integrated Approach to Asssessment' In: Case Studies of Good Practices in Assessment of Student Learning in Higher Education. Dublin: AISHE. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2018 'Fighting words as revolutionary pedagogy: a Freirean reading of young people’s experiences of a socially-engaged creative writing centre'
White, I., Lorenzi, F. & O’Higgins Norman, J. (2018) 'Fighting words as revolutionary pedagogy: a Freirean reading of young people’s experiences of a socially-engaged creative writing centre'. Pastoral Care in Education, [DOI] [Details]
2016 'The development of a model of creative space and its potential for transfer from non-formal to formal education'
White, I;Lorenzi, F (2016) 'The development of a model of creative space and its potential for transfer from non-formal to formal education'. International Review of Education, 62 :771-790 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Performance anxiety in academia: Tensions within research assessment exercises in an age of austerity'
Holland, C;Lorenzi, F;Hall, T (2016) 'Performance anxiety in academia: Tensions within research assessment exercises in an age of austerity'. Policy Futures in Education, 14 :1101-1116 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Developing Professional Competence through Assessment: Constructivist and Reflective Practice in Teacher-Training'
Lalor, J;Lorenzi, F;Rami, J (2015) 'Developing Professional Competence through Assessment: Constructivist and Reflective Practice in Teacher-Training'. Egitim Arastirmalari - Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, :45-66 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'The unquantifiable as a measure of good education'
O’Shea A.;Lorenzi F. (2015) 'The unquantifiable as a measure of good education'. Ethics and Education, 10 (3):361-371 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Developing professional competence through assessment: Constructivist and reflective practice in teacher-training'
Lalor J.;Lorenzi F.;Rami J. (2015) 'Developing professional competence through assessment: Constructivist and reflective practice in teacher-training'. Egitim Arastirmalari - Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 15 (58):45-66 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Interplay of rhizome and education for sustainable development'
Tillmanns T.;Holland C.;Lorenzi F.;McDonagh P. (2014) 'Interplay of rhizome and education for sustainable development'. Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability, 16 (2):5-17 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Performance Anxiety in Academia: Tensions within research assessment exercises in an age of austerity'
Holland, C. Lorenzi F. and Hall T. (2014) 'Performance Anxiety in Academia: Tensions within research assessment exercises in an age of austerity'. TBA :TBA-TBA [Details]
2004 'Preparing students for learning in an online world: an evaluation of the Student Passport to Elearning (SPEL) Model'
Lorenzi F., MacKeogh, K., Fox, S. (2004) 'Preparing students for learning in an online world: an evaluation of the Student Passport to Elearning (SPEL) Model'. European Journal of Distance Education - Volume 1 :NA-NA [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2007 'SPEL – Student Passport for eLearning: an integrated approach to assessment'
Lorenzi Francesca (2007) 'SPEL – Student Passport for eLearning: an integrated approach to assessment' O’Neill, Geraldine and Huntley-Moore, Sylvie (eds) Case Studies of Assessment Practices in Higher Education, . [Details]
2004 'Preparing students for learning in an online word: an evaluation of the Student Passport to Elearning (SPEL) Model'
Francesca Lorenzi (2004) 'Preparing students for learning in an online word: an evaluation of the Student Passport to Elearning (SPEL) Model' European Journal of Distance Education, . [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2017 ESAI 42nd Annual Conference Changing Research: working the spaces between education policy and practice,
Rami, J., Lalor, J., Tiernan, P., Lorenzi, F., O'kelly, J. (2017) Cascading support from practitioners to learners in FET: learning difficulties and other issues. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], ESAI 42nd Annual Conference Changing Research: working the spaces between education policy and practice, Cork, Ireland [Details]
2012 ETEN - European Teacher Education Network,
Rami Justin, Lorenzi Francesca (2012) The Development Holistic Professional Competence through assessment - Applying Constructivist and Reflective Assessment Practices In A Teacher-Training Programme. [Conference Organising Committee Member], ETEN - European Teacher Education Network, Coimbra, Portugal , 19-APR-12 - 21-APR-12 [Details]
2011 36th Annual Conference ESAI (Education Studies Association of Ireland),
Rami, J. Lorenzi F. (2011) Dialogical approaches to the learner/teacher relationship in teaching (and) assessment. [], 36th Annual Conference ESAI (Education Studies Association of Ireland), Dublin , 14-APR-11 - 16-APR-11 [Details]
2011 Annual Conference of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain,
Lorenzi F. (2011) Assessment: Bringing ethics to the fore. [], Annual Conference of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain, Oxford, UK , 01-APR-11 - 03-APR-11 [Details]
2010 Women in Philosophy of Education,
Lorenzi F. (2010) Ethics and Love in Philosophy of Education. [], Women in Philosophy of Education, Edinburgh , 24-SEP-10 - 26-SEP-10 [Details]
2010 ESAI Conference,
Rami J. Lorenzi F (2010) Assessment without boundaries. ESAI Conference, Dundalk , 25-MAR-10 - 27-MAR-10 [Details]
2010 ECER (European Conference of Educational Research),
Rami J. Lorenzi F. (2010) Assessing the Assessment. [], ECER (European Conference of Educational Research), Helsinki , 24-AUG-10 - 26-AUG-10 [Details]
2009 ESAI conference,
Rami J. Lorenzi F (2009) Assessment for professional Competence. [Conference Organising Committee Member], ESAI conference, Kilkenny , 02-APR-09 - 04-APR-09 [Details]
2009 BERA (British Educational Research Association)Conference,
Rami J. Lorenzi F & Lalor J. (2009) The application of constructivist practices in a teacher training programme: a tool for developing professional competencies. [Conference Organising Committee Member], BERA (British Educational Research Association)Conference, Manchester , 02-SEP-09 - 05-SEP-09 [Details]
2009 ECER (European Conference of Educational Research),
Rami J. Lorenzi F. (2009) Assessment for the development of professional competence. ECER (European Conference of Educational Research), Vienna , 25-SEP-09 - 27-SEP-09 [Details]
2007 AISHE Conference,
Lorenzi F. 2007 AISHE Conference in NUI Maynooth, 30-31 August 2007 (2007) Improving essay feedback practice in a distance education context. The difficult road to shared meaning. [Conference Organising Committee Member], AISHE Conference, NUI Maynooth , 30-AUG-07 - 31-AUG-07 [Details]
2006 EADTU Annual Conference,
Kay MacKeogh Lorenzi Francesca (2006) Embedded Approach to Learning to Learn Online Strategies to Increase Student Retention through Developing Student-based Competence. [], EADTU Annual Conference, Tallin Estonia , 23-NOV-06 - 24-NOV-06 [Details]
2004 EDEN (European Distance Education Network) Research Workshop,
Lorenzi Francesca MacKeogh Kay Fox Seamus (2004) Preparing students for learning in an online word: an evaluation of the Student Passport to Elearning (SPEL) Model. [], EDEN (European Distance Education Network) Research Workshop, Oldenburg, Germany , 15-FEB-04 - 16-FEB-04 [Details]

Commissioned Report

  Year Publication
2014 An Evaluation of the Fighting Words creative writing model.
Francesca Lorenzi (2014) An Evaluation of the Fighting Words creative writing model. Dublin: Commissioned Report [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
President's Award for Excellence in Teaching Nominee
DCU HSS travel award
President's Award for Excellence in Teaching Nominee

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
International Network of Philsophers of Education Member /
PESGB Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain Member 01-JAN-10 /
AISHE Member 01-DEC-07 / 01-DEC-09
Education Studies Association of Ireland Member 01-MAR-10 / 01-MAR-12

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Faculty Research Committee Research Convenor 2013 / 1999
Joint DCU/MDI Master in Ethics Development Board Advisory 2009 / 2010
Oscail Quality Review Committee Quality Review Committee Academic member 2005 / 2006

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
1990 University of Bologna Bachelor of Arts Philosophy
1999 Trinity College M.Phil. Applied Linguistics
2013 NUI Maynooth Doctor of Philosophy Education

Enterprise Engagement

  Year Engagement Type Organisation Description

Consultancy Glasnevin Educate Together National School Member of Board of Management

Modules Coordinated

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2019 Professional Development & Lifelong Learning ES328Professional Development & Lifelong Learning
2019 Philosophical Perspectives on Education ES331Philosophical Perspectives on Education
2019 Description of 2019_ES456 ES456Subject of 2019_ES456
2019 Values, Identity and Intercultural Learning ES310Values, Identity and Intercultural Learning
2019 Philosophical Perspectives on Education ES341Philosophical Perspectives on Education