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Paul King

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Spc M 201

T: Ext. 2022
E: paul.king@dcu.ie
Assistant Professor


Biography

Paul King is an Assistant Professor in the School of Human Development and former Chair of the MSc. in Guidance Counselling programme which he established in 2007. He also lectures on the Postgraduate Masters in Education (PME). Paul is a qualified guidance counsellor, second level teacher and school chaplain and has worked in schools in the North and South of Ireland for 15 years. 

Paul is currently an appointee of the Minister of Education and Skills since 2013 as Chair of the Management of Guidance Committee, National Centre for Guidance in Education (NCGE). He is an academic consultant for the Irish Defence Forces for the education and training of Defence Force instructors and has recently successfully tendered for the delivery of a level 9 postgraduate diploma in guidance counselling for the education and training of DF members as professional guidance counsellors. 

With colleagues from the University of Limerick he was co-principal investigator on an Irish Research Council funded project case study published in 2017 on a whole school approach to guidance counselling provision in second level schools. He is currently leading with colleagues from the Institute of Education here in DCU a HEA funded project 2015-2019 on supporting Equity of Access to Higher Education Programme (PATH Project) to promote equity of access to Initial Teacher Education (ITE).

Paul is a continuous student with the Centre for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA engaged in ongoing professional training as a mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) teacher. He has delivered a number of Mindfulness Based Intervention (MBI) programmes in education and workplace settings and is currently completing PhD studies on the design, implementation and evaluation of MBI’s in education and training contexts. 

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2012 'Guiding the Way Forward: piloting the design, implementation and evaluation of a career development programme for senior cycle students in disadvantaged school settings'
King, P., Crotty, Y., Tobin, I., Devaney, F. (2012) 'Guiding the Way Forward: piloting the design, implementation and evaluation of a career development programme for senior cycle students in disadvantaged school settings' In: Nikolaeva, Silvia; Mulcahy, Carmel; Scanlon, Ger (eds). Towards Transformative Education: A multidisciplinary perspective on research and practice in Bulgaria and Ireland. Sofia: Bulgaria: Sofia University Press. [Details]
2009 'Does Positive Psychology Have a Soul for Adolescence?'
King, P (2009) 'Does Positive Psychology Have a Soul for Adolescence?' In: de Souza, M., Francis, L., O’Higgins-Norman, J., Scott, D (eds). International Handbook of Education for Spirituality, Care and Wellbeing: Volume 3 in the Series: International Handbooks of Religion and Education. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer Academic Publishers. [DOI] [Details]
2006 'Evaluating The Impact of a State Religious Education Syllabus'
King, P., O'Higgins Norman, J. (2006) 'Evaluating The Impact of a State Religious Education Syllabus' In: De Souza, M., Durka, G., Engebretson, K., Jackson, R., McGrady, A. (eds.) (eds). International Handbook of the Religious, Spiritual and Moral Dimensions in Education: Volume 1 in the Series: International Handbooks of Religion and Education. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer Academic Publishers. [Details]
2004 'King, P. 2004. Religious Education as a State Examined Subject: Evaluating the Implications for Pastoral Care'
King, P. (2004) 'King, P. 2004. Religious Education as a State Examined Subject: Evaluating the Implications for Pastoral Care' In: Norman, J (eds). IN: Norman, J. At The Heart of Education. Dublin: Veritas. Dublin: Veritas. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2018 '“Science of the singular”: an explanatory single case study of whole school guidance counselling in Ireland'
Hearne L.;King P.;Geary T.;Kenny N. (2018) '“Science of the singular”: an explanatory single case study of whole school guidance counselling in Ireland'. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, :1-21 [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2017 ''Whole school approach''
Hearne, L., King, P., Geary, T. & Kenny, N. (2017) ''Whole school approach'' NCGE News, (47) . [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2016 International Association of Educational and Vocational Guidance Madrid, Spain
Hearne, L., King, P., Geary, T. & Kenny, N. (2016) A Case Study Analysis of a Whole School Approach to Guidance Counselling in the Irish Post-Primary Sector International Association of Educational and Vocational Guidance Madrid, Spain [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2019 Ireland Country Paper. Paper presented at 2019 International Centre for Career Development and Public Policy (ICCDPP) Symposium, Tromso, Norway,
King, P. and Mc Kenzie, J. (2019) Ireland Country Paper. Leading career development services into an uncertain future: Ensuring access, integration and innovation. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract ], Ireland Country Paper. Paper presented at 2019 International Centre for Career Development and Public Policy (ICCDPP) Symposium, Tromso, Norway, Tromso, Norway , 17-JUN-19 - 21-JUN-19 [Details]
2019 ESAI Conference 2019 - Education in Times of Change, Choice and Challenge,
King, P., O’Brien, M., O’Farrell, C., O’Shea, A., Gibson, D. (2019) Hope in the PUCA: Possibilities for a Freirean Dialogical Praxis in Teacher Education. [Oral Presentation], ESAI Conference 2019 - Education in Times of Change, Choice and Challenge, St. Angela’s College, Sligo , 12-APR-19 - 12-APR-19 [Details]
2017 International Centre for Career Development and Public Policy (ICCDPP) Symposium, Seoul, Korea,
King, P. and Mc Kenzie, J. (2017) Ireland Country Paper. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract ], International Centre for Career Development and Public Policy (ICCDPP) Symposium, Seoul, Korea, Seoul, Korea [Details]
2016 Conference of the International Association of Educational and Vocational Guidance (IAEVG) Promoting Equity through Guidance: Reflection, Action, Impact,,
King, P., Hearne, L., Geary, T. & Kenny, N. (2016) A Case Study Analysis of a Whole School Approach to Guidance Counselling in the Irish Post-Primary Sector. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Conference of the International Association of Educational and Vocational Guidance (IAEVG) Promoting Equity through Guidance: Reflection, Action, Impact,, Madrid, Spain , 01-NOV-16 [Details]
2016 European Conference for Educational Research - Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers,
King, P., Hearne, L., Geary, T. & Kenny, N. (2016) A Whole School Approach to Guidance Counselling in the Irish Post Primary Sector: Findings from a Holistic Single Case Study. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], European Conference for Educational Research - Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers, UCD, Dublin [Details]
2016 Conference of the International Association of Educational and Vocational Guidance (IAEVG) Promoting Equity through Guidance: Reflection, Action, Impact,
King, P., Hearne, L., Geary, T. & Kenny, N. (2016) A Case Study Analysis of a Whole School Approach to Guidance Counselling in the Irish Post-Primary Sector. [Invited Oral Presentation], Conference of the International Association of Educational and Vocational Guidance (IAEVG) Promoting Equity through Guidance: Reflection, Action, Impact, Madrid, Spain , 15-NOV-16 - 18-NOV-16 [Details]
2016 European Conference for Educational Research - Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers,
King, P., Hearne, L., Geary, T. & Kenny, N. (2016) A Whole School Approach to Guidance Counselling in the Irish Post Primary Sector: Findings from a Holistic Single Case Study. [Invited Oral Presentation], European Conference for Educational Research - Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers, UCD, Dublin , 24-AUG-16 [Details]
2016 Institute of Guidance Counsellors Conference - A Guiding Light: Care, Education and Wellbeing for All,
King,P. (2016) The Mindful Guidance Counsellor: Living Well, Living Now. [Invited Oral Presentation], Institute of Guidance Counsellors Conference - A Guiding Light: Care, Education and Wellbeing for All, Limerick , 27-FEB-16 [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2016 A Case Study Analysis of a Whole School Approach to Guidance Counselling in a Voluntary School in the Irish Post Primary Sector.
Hearne, L., King, P., Geary, T., & Kenny, N., (2016) A Case Study Analysis of a Whole School Approach to Guidance Counselling in a Voluntary School in the Irish Post Primary Sector. University of Limerick, University of Limerick. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2018 Restorative Theory in Practice: Insights Into What Works and Why.
King, P (2018) Restorative Theory in Practice: Insights Into What Works and Why. MSIDA: Book Review [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Institute of Guidance Counsellors (IGC) The profesional body in Ireland established for the advancement of the personal, social, educational and career development of individuals and groups through supporting guidance counselling practice; discussing, promoting and researching matters relating to guidance counselling services, and the sharing of the results of the Institute’s work with the general public, statutory bodies and government departments. 22-SEP-06 /
Mindfulness Teachers Network Ireland (MTNI) This network is constituted to promote principles, standards and best practice guidelines for professional and qualified Mindfulness Teachers in Ireland 01-JAN-13 /
Network for Innovation in Career Guidance & Counselling in Europe (NICE) NICE is dedicated to professionalism and academic excellence in Careers work across all sectors and at all levels working towards the goal of sustaining and strengthening cooperative efforts in Careers research and education. 01-APR-14 /
International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance (IAEVG) Promote equitable access to quality educational and vocational guidance services through: increased professional dialogue and exchange; rigour in ethical standards, training and ongoing professional development; leading edge research; development of innovative resources and approaches; evaluation and accountability measures; visionary leadership. 30-SEP-10 /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
National Centre for Guidance in Education,Management of Guidance Committee, (NCGE) Appointed by the Minister of Education and Skills as Chair of the Management of Guidance Committee of the National Centre for Guidance in Education (NCGE) 2013 / Ongoing

Research Interests

  • Mindfulness Based Interventions (MBI’s) in education and the workplace
  • Theory and Practice in Guidance Counselling
  • Wellbeing and Care in Education 
  • Mediation Skills and Restorative Practices in Education
  • Communities of Reflective Practice in Education

Research Projects

  Title Funder From - To Role Award
Access to ITE for Students from Socially and Economically excluded rural and urban areas – a three strand project. HEA 01-MAY-17 - 01-SEP-20 Project Leader 164,000.00

Modules Coordinated

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2019 Mediation Skills for Secondary Education ES591Psychology
2019 Counselling Approaches in A Guidance Context HD521Guidance Counselling
2019 Career Development - Theory, Practice, Polocy and Research HD5240Guidance Counselling
2019 Counselling Approaches in A Guidance Context HDO521Guidance Counselling
2020 Counselling approaches in Guidance Context HDA521Guidance Counselling
2020 Psychology of Teaching and Learning ES518Psychology of Teaching and Learning
2020 Guidance Counselling Practice Placement HDA5280Guidance Counselling
2020 Guidance Counselling Practice Placement HD5280Guidance Counselling Practice Placement