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Greg Smith

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Contact Details


C106

T: Ext. 2053
E: Greg.Smith@dcu.ie
Lecturer In Science Education

C 106

T: 018842153
E: greg.smith@dcu.ie


C106

T: 018842153
E: greg.smith@dcu.ie

Biography

Dr. Smith is an assistant professor in Science Education and works in the area of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD). At present his main work focuses on the research, development and facilitation of ITE and continuing professional development courses in science education. He has carried out and published research in the areas of continuing professional development, teaching and learning in primary science, Inquiry Based Science Education and education for sustainable development.  Dr. Smith was the principal professional development facilitator for Ireland in the European Fibonacci Project and is currently the Irish professional development facilitator for the EU Comenius plus SUSTAIN project. He is a member of the Centre for the Advancement STEM Teaching and Learning (CASTeL).     Dr. Smith is currently one of the investigators on the Educating School Teachers and Faculty for Sustainability through Continuing Professional Development project, being funded by the Global Consortium for Sustainability Outcomes (GCSO). 

Books

  Year Publication
2012 Developing an understanding of the nature of science investigations.
Murphy, C., Smith, G. and Varley, J. (2012) Developing an understanding of the nature of science investigations. France: Fibonacci Project Partners. [Details]
2007 Learning Anew.
Hogan, P. Brosnan, A. Malone, A. Smith, G. et al. (2007) Learning Anew. Maynooth: Education Dept, NUI Maynooth. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2015 'The Impact of a Professional Development Programme on Primary Teachers' Classroom Practice and Pupils' Attitudes to Science'
Smith, G (2015) 'The Impact of a Professional Development Programme on Primary Teachers' Classroom Practice and Pupils' Attitudes to Science'. Research in Science Education, 45 :215-239 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'an innovative model of professional development to enhance the teaching and learning of primary science in Irish schools'
greg smith (2014) 'an innovative model of professional development to enhance the teaching and learning of primary science in Irish schools'. Professional Development in Education, 40 (3):467-487 [DOI] [Details]
2012 'The impact of a curriculum course on pre-service primary teachers' science content knowledge and attitudes towards teaching science'
Murphy, C;Smith, G (2012) 'The impact of a curriculum course on pre-service primary teachers' science content knowledge and attitudes towards teaching science'. Irish Educational Studies, 31 :77-95 [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2015 'using an innovative model of professional development in primary science to develop small Irish rural schools as professional learning communities'
Greg Smith (2015) 'using an innovative model of professional development in primary science to develop small Irish rural schools as professional learning communities' Global Journal of Educational Studies, 1 (1) :78-94. [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Changing Practice: An Evaluation of the Impact of a Nature of Science Inquiry-Based Professional Development Programme on Primary Teachers'
Cliona Murphy, Greg Smith,Janet Varley, Ozge Razi (2015) 'Changing Practice: An Evaluation of the Impact of a Nature of Science Inquiry-Based Professional Development Programme on Primary Teachers' Cogent Education, 2 (1) . [DOI] [Details]
2010 'Developing Schools as Professional Learning Communities: The TL21 Experience'
Malone, A., Smith, G. (2010) 'Developing Schools as Professional Learning Communities: The TL21 Experience' US-China Education Review, 7 (9) :106-114. [Details]
2008 'Developing and Sustaining a Professional Learning Community'
greg smith (2008) 'Developing and Sustaining a Professional Learning Community' ISTA, 43 (3) . [Details]
2007 'TL21: A Professional Development Model for the 21st century'
Greg Smith (2007) 'TL21: A Professional Development Model for the 21st century' chemistry in action, (71) . [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2012 Final report of the SELECT project, funded by SCoTENS.
Doherty, A., Murphy, C., Smith, G., Varley, J., McCullagh, J. and Murphy, C. (2012) Final report of the SELECT project, funded by SCoTENS. SCoTENS, Belfast. [Details]
2010 Insights from the Western Seaboard Science Project: Interim Report of the Western Seaboard Science Project 2008-2010.
greg Smith and Paula Kilfeather (2010) Insights from the Western Seaboard Science Project: Interim Report of the Western Seaboard Science Project 2008-2010. St Patrick's College, Dublin. [Details]

Audiovisual material

  Year Publication
2012 The Nature of Science in Action: A Look at Fibonacci Project in action in Irish primary schools.
Cliona Murphy, Greg Smith, Janet Varley (2012) The Nature of Science in Action: A Look at Fibonacci Project in action in Irish primary schools. Dublin: Audiovisual material [Details]

Newsletter

  Year Publication
2010 Experiences of teachers on the Western Seaboard Science Project. Intouch .
Greg Smith (2010) Experiences of teachers on the Western Seaboard Science Project. Intouch . Newsletter [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Centre for the Advancement of STEM Teaching and Learning member /
Irish Association for Social Scientific and Environmental Education (IASSEE) member /

Research Interests

Dr. Smith's research interests are in the areas of teaching and learning in science, Inquiry Based Science Education, continuing professional development, education for sustainable development and Action Research