Ann Marie Farrell

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Biography

Ann Marie Farrell is a lecturer in the School of Inclusive and Special Education, Institute of Education, Dublin City University.  Ann Marie began her career as a primary school teacher, working with infant classes.  Following that, she worked with post-primary aged students, initially in a mainstream post-primary school as a special class and learning support teacher before moving to work in a special school for students with mild general learning disabilities where she introduced and coordinated the Leaving Certificate Applied Programme – the first special school in Ireland to provide access to this programme.  In 2001, Ann Marie joined the Special Education Department of St Patrick’s College and now works in DCU Institute of Education.  She is a graduate of St. Patrick’s College (BEd, 1988, NUI; Dip Sp Ed, 2001, DCU), Dublin City University (MSc Ed and Training Mgt, 1998) and Dublin Institute of Technology (Dip Higher Ed, 2012).  She  is now enrolled in Sheffield University's EdD programme and will be investigating the pedagogical beliefs of higher education teachers of large classes. Ann Marie has conducted, published and/or presented on a range of topics relating to teaching, learning and inclusion of pupils with special educational needs in primary and post-primary schools and is currently engaged in research focusing on preparation of teachers for effective inclusion of pupils with special needs and learning difficulties in initial teacher education.  She works across a number of initial and continuing teacher education programmes at levels 8, 9 and 10.  She won the St. Patrick’s College President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2012 and the DCU President's Overall Award for Excellence in Teaching 2020.

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2012 'Developing home-school collaboration for children with special educational needs in a mainstream setting (pp. 353-366)'
Walshe, D. & Farrell, A.M. (2012) 'Developing home-school collaboration for children with special educational needs in a mainstream setting (pp. 353-366)' In: In T. Day, & J. Travers (Eds.), Special and inclusive education: A research perspective. Oxford: Peter Lang. [Details]
2012 'Making the transition: Exploring pupils’ and parents’ experiences of the move from a special class in primary school to post-primary schooling (pp. 39-52)'
Kelly, S. & Farrell, A.M (2012) 'Making the transition: Exploring pupils’ and parents’ experiences of the move from a special class in primary school to post-primary schooling (pp. 39-52)' In: In T. Day, & J. Travers (Eds.), Special and inclusive education: A research perspective. Oxford: Peter Lang. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2012 The course: A history of the special education diploma in St Patrick's College 1961/62 - 2011/12
Farrell, A.M (Ed.). (2012) The course: A history of the special education diploma in St Patrick's College 1961/62 - 2011/12 Dublin: St. Patrick's College. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2018 'Co-teaching in a mainsteam post-primary mathematics clasroom: an evaluation of models of co-teaching from the perspective of the teachers'
Carty, A. & Farrell, A.M. (2018) 'Co-teaching in a mainsteam post-primary mathematics clasroom: an evaluation of models of co-teaching from the perspective of the teachers'. Support for Learning, 33 (2):101-121 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Transition to the post-primary section of a special school for students with mild general learning disabilities'
Coogan, C. & Farrell, A.M. (2017) 'Transition to the post-primary section of a special school for students with mild general learning disabilities'. REACH - Journal of Special Needs Education in Ireland, 30 (2) [Details]
2016 'Making Chemical Language Easier (hardcopy title) / Making Chemical Language Easy (online title)'
Farrell, A.M. & Seery, M. (2016) 'Making Chemical Language Easier (hardcopy title) / Making Chemical Language Easy (online title)'. Education in Chemistry, [Details]
2012 'Learning support/resource teachers in mainstream post-primary schools: Their perception of the role in relation to subject teachers'
Farrell, A.M., & O'Neill, A. (2012) 'Learning support/resource teachers in mainstream post-primary schools: Their perception of the role in relation to subject teachers'. REACH - Journal of Special Needs Education in Ireland, 25 (2):92-103 [Details]
2011 'Access to print literacy for children and young people with visual impairment: Findings from a review of literature'
Douglas, G., McCall, S., McLinden, M., Pavey, S., Farrell, A.M., & Ware, J. (2011) 'Access to print literacy for children and young people with visual impairment: Findings from a review of literature'. European Journal of Special Needs Education, [Details]
2011 'Access to print literacy for children and young people with visual impairment: Implications for policy and practice'
Douglas, G., McLinden, M. Farrell, A.M., Ware, J., McCall, S., & Pavey, S. (2011) 'Access to print literacy for children and young people with visual impairment: Implications for policy and practice'. European Journal of Special Needs Education, 26 (1):25-38 [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2012 'Differentiating for language and literacy within subject areas in post-primary schools'
Farrell, A.M. (2012) 'Differentiating for language and literacy within subject areas in post-primary schools' Learn, Journal of the Irish Learning Support Association, 34, 150-166, . [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2020 Pedagogy for Higher Education Large Classes (PHELC): Pre-Conference Symposium of Higher Education Advances (HEAd) Conference
Farrell, A.M. & Logan, A. (Eds.). (2020). (2020) Proceedings of the Pedagogy for Higher Education Large Classes (PHELC) Symposium Pedagogy for Higher Education Large Classes (PHELC): Pre-Conference Symposium of Higher Education Advances (HEAd) Conference [DOI] [Details]
2019 Pedagogy for Higher Education Large Classes (pre-conference workshop HEAd '19)
Farrell, A.M. & Logan, A. (Eds) (2019) Proceedings of the first PHELC symposium, Universitat Politècnica de València, 25 June 2019 Pedagogy for Higher Education Large Classes (pre-conference workshop HEAd '19) [DOI] [Details]
2019 Conference on Research in Mathematics Education in Ireland (MEI)
Carty, A. & Farrell, A.M. (2019) Supporting Mathematical Literacy in Post-Primary Schooling: Issues to Consider when using a Co-Teaching Approach Conference on Research in Mathematics Education in Ireland (MEI) [DOI] [Details]
2019 Pedagogy for Higher Education Large Classes (Pre-conference workshop HEAd '19)
Farrell, A.M. (2019) Building UDL into summative assessment in a large class: Challenges and possibilities Pedagogy for Higher Education Large Classes (Pre-conference workshop HEAd '19) [DOI] [Details]
2019 International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy (ICEP)
Farrell, A.M. (2019) Using the UDL framework to take account of student diversity when developing summative assessment in a large class context: Reflections of a higher education teacher educator International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy (ICEP) [Details]
2018 International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy
Logan, A. & Farrell, A.M. (2018) Co-Teaching in a Large Class in Higher Education: Working Collaboratively in Support of Engaging Pedagogy International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy [Details]
2018 4th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd)
Farrell, A.M. & Logan, A. (2018) Increasing engagement and participation in a large, third -level class setting using co-teaching 4th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd) Valencia, , 20-JUN-18 - 22-JUN-18 , pp.1393-1401 [DOI] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2021 European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN) Annual Con,
Stone, S., Buckley, K., Farrell, A.M., Glynn, M., Lowney, R., & Smyth, S. (2021) Moving Large Classes Online. [Oral Presentation], European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN) Annual Con, Virtual [Details]
2020 International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy (ICEP),
Glynn, M., Farrell, A.M., Buckley, K., Lowney, R., Smyth, S., & Stone, S. (2020) Suddenly moving large classes online: the DCU experience. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy (ICEP), Dublin: Virtual [Details]
2019 Conference on Research in Mathematics Education in Ireland (MEI),
Carty, A. & Farrell, A.M. (2019) Supporting Mathematical Literacy in Post-Primary Schooling: Issues to Consider when using a Co-Teaching Approach. [Oral Presentation], Conference on Research in Mathematics Education in Ireland (MEI), Dublin, Ireland [Details]
2019 Pedagogy for Higher Education Large Classes (PHELC) (Pre-conference symposium HEAd '19),
Farrell, A.M. (2019) Building UDL into summative assessment in a large class: Challenges and possibilities. [Poster Presentation ], Pedagogy for Higher Education Large Classes (PHELC) (Pre-conference symposium HEAd '19), Valencia, Spain [Details]
2019 Pedagogy for Higher Education Large Classes (PHELC) (Pre-conference symposium of HEAd '19),
Farrell, A.M. & Logan, A. (2019) Convenors and facilitators of symposium for HE large class teachers. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Pedagogy for Higher Education Large Classes (PHELC) (Pre-conference symposium of HEAd '19), Valencia, Spain [Details]
2018 4th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd),
Logan, A. & Farrell, A.M. (2018) Evaluating the use of co-teaching as a teaching strategy in the large class setting (400 students). [Poster Presentation ], 4th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd), Valencia , 20-JUN-18 - 22-JUN-18 [Details]
2018 International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy,
Logan, A. & Farrell, A.M. (2018) Co-Teaching in a Large Class in Higher Education: Working Collaboratively in Support of Engaging Pedagogy. [Oral Presentation], International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy, Dublin, Ireland [Details]
2017 International Symposium in New Issues in Teacher Education (ISNITE),
Farrell, A.M. and Logan, A. (2017) International conference on initial teacher education. [Invited Oral Presentation], International Symposium in New Issues in Teacher Education (ISNITE), Gdansk, Poland , 29-AUG-17 - 31-AUG-17 [Details]
2016 ECER 2016 Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers,
Logan, A., King, F., & Farrell, A.M. (2016) Enabling Education: A Model for Developing a Collaborative Pedagogical Culture that Impacts on Student Teacher Learning and Practice. [Invited Oral Presentation], ECER 2016 Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers, Dublin, UCD [Details]
2013 Annual Conference of the Irish Association of Teachers in Special Education (IATSE),
Farrell, A.M. (2013) Task analysis: Target setting, teaching and assessment. [Invited Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Irish Association of Teachers in Special Education (IATSE), St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra [Details]
2012 Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Support Association (ILSA),
Farrell, A.M. (2012) Differentiating within subject areas to address students' language and literacy needs. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Support Association (ILSA), St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra [Details]
2012 Annual Graduate Student Conference of Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT),
Farrell, A.M. (2012) An analysis of the Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs (EPSEN) Act: Implications for initial teacher education. [Invited Oral Presentation], Annual Graduate Student Conference of Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Dublin Institute of Technology [Details]
2012 Regional Conference of the Irish Learning Support Association (ILSA),
Farrell, A.M. (2012) Differentiating for language and literacy in subject areas in post-primary schools. [Invited Oral Presentation], Regional Conference of the Irish Learning Support Association (ILSA), Wexford [Details]
2012 Irish Red Cross Instructor Seminar,
Farrell, A.M. (2012) Considerations for teaching and training people with special educational needs. [], Irish Red Cross Instructor Seminar, Dublin [Details]
2012 Support for Learning,
Farrell, A/M. (2012) Regional Conference of the Irish Learning Support Association (ILSA) - Organiser and manager of conference content and presentations as part of 50th Anniversary celebrations for Graduate Diploma in Special Education, St Patrick's College (1961/2 - 2011/12) in collaboration with ILSA Executive Committee. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Support for Learning, Carlow [Details]
2011 Re-imagining initial Teacher Education Conference,
Farrell, A.M. & Travers, J. (2011) Special education legislation and policy since 1998 in Ireland: Implications for initial teacher education. [Invited Oral Presentation], Re-imagining initial Teacher Education Conference, Dublin [Details]
2011 Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Support Association (ILSA),
Farrell, A.M. (2011) Teaching language and literacy within and through history. [Invited Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Support Association (ILSA), Dublin [Details]
2011 Annual Conference of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI),
Farrell, A.M. & O'Neill, A. (2011) The role of learning support/resource teachers in post primary schools: Collaborating with and supporting class teachers. [Invited Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI), Dublin [Details]
2010 Annual Conference of the Colleges of Education Research Consortium (CERC),
Farrell, A.M. & O'Neill, A. (2010) Learning support/resource teachers in post-primary schools: Their perceptions of their role. [Invited Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Colleges of Education Research Consortium (CERC), Dublin [Details]
2009 National Council for Special Education (NCSE) Inaugural Research Seminar,
Douglas, G., McLinden, M., & Farrell, A.M. (2009) International review of the literature of evidence of best practice models and outcomes in the education of blind and visually impaired children. [Invited Oral Presentation], National Council for Special Education (NCSE) Inaugural Research Seminar, Dublin [Details]
2009 21st Annual Conference of the Irish Association of Teachers in Special Education (IATSE),
Farrell, A.M. & O'Neill, A. (2009) Learning support/resource teachers in post-primary schools: Their perceptions of their role and of the challenges of inclusion at second level. [Invited Oral Presentation], 21st Annual Conference of the Irish Association of Teachers in Special Education (IATSE), Dublin [Details]
2007 19th Annual International Conference of Irish Association of Teachers in Special Education (IATSE),
Farrell, A.M., Ware, J., Balfe, T., Travers, J., Prunty, A., O'Riordan, M., & McPhillips, T (2007) The changing face of the pupil population in special schools and classes. [Invited Oral Presentation], 19th Annual International Conference of Irish Association of Teachers in Special Education (IATSE), Dublin [Details]
2007 Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Support Association (ILSA),
Farrell, A.M. & Kelleher, D. (2007) Transition from primary to post-primary school for pupils with special educational needs. [Invited Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Support Association (ILSA), Dublin [Details]
2006 Association Montessori Internationale Annual Conference,
Farrell, A.M. (2006) Including children with special educational needs. [Invited Oral Presentation], Association Montessori Internationale Annual Conference, Cork [Details]
2005 Building Blocks: for Effective Special Educational Needs Provision - 17th Annual International Conference of the Irish Association of Teachers in Special Education (IATSE),
Farrell, Ann Marie (2005) (i) Using Differentiation to Meet Individual Needs in the Classroom (ii)Understanding Life in the 'Olden Days' - Strategies for Teaching History to Students with Mild and Moderate General Learning Disabilities. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Building Blocks: for Effective Special Educational Needs Provision - 17th Annual International Conference of the Irish Association of Teachers in Special Education (IATSE), Dublin, Ireland , 09-JUN-05 - 11-JUN-05 [Details]
2004 Towards Mutual Understanding: PErson, Environment, Community - 12th World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability (IASSID),
Farrell, Ann Marie (2004) Educational Provision for Pupils with Mild Intellectual Disabilities in Ireland. [], Towards Mutual Understanding: PErson, Environment, Community - 12th World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability (IASSID), Monpellier, France , 14-JUN-04 - 19-JUN-04 [Details]
2003 Special Needs: Demands and Delivery - 15th Annual International Conference of the Irish Association of Teachers in Special Education (IATSE),
Farrell, Ann Marie (2003) Going to the 'Big School' - Transition from First to Second Level for Students with Special Educational Needs. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Special Needs: Demands and Delivery - 15th Annual International Conference of the Irish Association of Teachers in Special Education (IATSE), Dublin, Ireland , 12-JUN-03 - 14-JUN-03 [Details]
2000 Special Education: A Celebration - 12th Annual International Conference of the Irish Association of Teachers in Special Education (IATSE),
Farrell, Ann Marie (2000) Practical Ideas for Promoting Literacy Across the Curriculum. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Special Education: A Celebration - 12th Annual International Conference of the Irish Association of Teachers in Special Education (IATSE), Dublin, Ireland , 08-JUN-00 - 10-JUN-00 [Details]
1997 Curriculum: Dynamic of Disintegrating - 9th Annual International Conference of the Irish Association of Teachers in Special Education,
Farrell, Ann Marie; Buckley, Sean; McDermott, Alan; Sweeney, Bernie (1997) Accessing Mainstream Curricula. [], Curriculum: Dynamic of Disintegrating - 9th Annual International Conference of the Irish Association of Teachers in Special Education, Dublin, Ireland , 13-JUN-97 - 14-JUN-97 [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2021 Moving Large Classes Online: Illuminating the experience of the sudden transition of large, face-to-face programmes to the online environment in Dublin City University, in response to the Covid-19 crisis.
Farrell, A.M., Buckley, K., Glynn, M., Lowney, R., Smyth, S., & Stone, S. (2021) Moving Large Classes Online: Illuminating the experience of the sudden transition of large, face-to-face programmes to the online environment in Dublin City University, in response to the Covid-19 crisis. Dublin City University, Dublin. [DOI] [Details]
2009 Research report on the role of special schools and classes in Ireland (NCSE Research Reports No: 4).
Ware, J., Balfe, T., Butler, C., Day, T., Dupont, M., Harten, C., Farrell, A.M., McDaid, R., O'Riordan, M., Prunty, A., & Travers, J. (2009) Research report on the role of special schools and classes in Ireland (NCSE Research Reports No: 4). National Council for Special Education, Trim. [Details]
2009 International review of the literature of evidence of best practice models and outcomes in the education of blind and visually impaired children(NCSE Research Reports No: 3).
Douglas, G., McCall, S., McLinden, M., Pavey, S., Ware, J., & Farrell, A.M. (2009) International review of the literature of evidence of best practice models and outcomes in the education of blind and visually impaired children(NCSE Research Reports No: 3). National Council for Special Education, Trim. [Details]
2007 Report on the survey of special schools and classes. Report Commissioned by the Department of Education and Science.
Ware, J., Balfe, T., Day, T., Farrell, A.M., O'Keeffe, M., O'Riordan, M., Prunty, A., & Travers, J. (2007) Report on the survey of special schools and classes. Report Commissioned by the Department of Education and Science. St. Patrick's College, Dublin. [Details]
2004 Provision for Students with Special Educational Needs in Dublin Post-Primary Schools (Research Report).
Farrell, Ann Marie (2004) Provision for Students with Special Educational Needs in Dublin Post-Primary Schools (Research Report). Irish Association of Teachers in Special Education, Dublin. [Details]

Booklet

  Year Publication
2018 Including pupils with ADHD: A practical guide for student-teachers on school placement. http://www.hadd.ie/article/including-pupils-adhd-new-booklet-dcu-and-hadd-adhd-ireland.
Bolger, E., Butler, T., Byrne, C., Kelly, A., Wickham, J. & Farrell, A.M. (2018) Including pupils with ADHD: A practical guide for student-teachers on school placement. http://www.hadd.ie/article/including-pupils-adhd-new-booklet-dcu-and-hadd-adhd-ireland. Booklet [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
1998 Accessing mainstream curricula in a special school: An illuminative case study.
Farrell, A.M. (1998) Accessing mainstream curricula in a special school: An illuminative case study. Thesis [Details]

Invited Seminars

  Year Publication
2021 The Advance HE Journey: Reflections on the Senior Fellowship Route.
Farrell, A.M. (2021) The Advance HE Journey: Reflections on the Senior Fellowship Route. Invited Seminars [Details]
2020 Moving large, face-to-face classes online.
Smyth, S., Glynn, M., Buckley, K., Farrell, A.M., Lowney, R., & Stone, S. (2020) Moving large, face-to-face classes online. Invited Seminars [Details]
2019 Using a range of co-teaching models to facilitate workshop-based learning in a large class: Invited seminar for the 'Sipping Point' seminar series 2018/19, DCU Teaching Enhancement Unit.
Farrell, A.M. & Logan, A. (2019) Using a range of co-teaching models to facilitate workshop-based learning in a large class: Invited seminar for the 'Sipping Point' seminar series 2018/19, DCU Teaching Enhancement Unit. Invited Seminars [Details]
2018 Co-teaching: Supporting Participation, Engagement and Learning in a Large University Class [GradIreland Higher Education and Awards Symposium 2018].
Logan, A. & Farrell, A.M. (2018) Co-teaching: Supporting Participation, Engagement and Learning in a Large University Class [GradIreland Higher Education and Awards Symposium 2018]. Invited Seminars [Details]
2018 Monitoring Attendance [in university]. Invited seminar for the 'Sipping Point' seminar series 2017/8, DCU Teaching Enhancement Unit.
Farrell, A.M. (2018) Monitoring Attendance [in university]. Invited seminar for the 'Sipping Point' seminar series 2017/8, DCU Teaching Enhancement Unit. Invited Seminars [Details]
2016 Size Matters: Using Formative Assessment and Feedback to Support Teaching, Learning and Summative Assessment in the Large Class Setting: Teaching and Learning Day (DCU Teaching Enhancement Unit).
Farrell, A.M. (2016) Size Matters: Using Formative Assessment and Feedback to Support Teaching, Learning and Summative Assessment in the Large Class Setting: Teaching and Learning Day (DCU Teaching Enhancement Unit). Invited Seminars [Details]
2015 Team Teaching in a Large Lecture Setting: Lessons from Practice: DCU Teaching Enhancement Unit Seminar Series, National Institute for Digital Learning.
Logan, A. & Farrell, A.M. (2015) Team Teaching in a Large Lecture Setting: Lessons from Practice: DCU Teaching Enhancement Unit Seminar Series, National Institute for Digital Learning. Invited Seminars [Details]
2014 Mild general learning disabilities: Implications for teaching and learning: IATSE Regional Seminar.
Farrell, A.M. (2014) Mild general learning disabilities: Implications for teaching and learning: IATSE Regional Seminar. Invited Seminars [Details]
2010 History of special education in Ireland and current trends. Presentation to the Special Education Team, Education Department, University of Aberdeen.
A.M. Farrell (2010) History of special education in Ireland and current trends. Presentation to the Special Education Team, Education Department, University of Aberdeen. Invited Seminars [Details]

Seminar

  Year Publication
2018 Creating case study materials [DCU Teaching Enhancement Unit Teaching and Learning Day].
Farrell, A.M. (2018) Creating case study materials [DCU Teaching Enhancement Unit Teaching and Learning Day]. Seminar [Details]
2016 Preliminary Evaluation of the Integration of Special and Inclusive Education across the BEd Programme: CREATE21 Seminar Series.
Farrell, A.M. (2016) Preliminary Evaluation of the Integration of Special and Inclusive Education across the BEd Programme: CREATE21 Seminar Series. Seminar [Details]
2016 The use of co-teaching as a platform for workshop-based learning leading to formative assessment of threshold concepts in the large class setting: National Forum for Enhancement of T&L at third level - Seminar Series on Assessment.
Farrell, A.M & Logan, A. (2016) The use of co-teaching as a platform for workshop-based learning leading to formative assessment of threshold concepts in the large class setting: National Forum for Enhancement of T&L at third level - Seminar Series on Assessment. Seminar [Details]
2016 Evaluating the Use of Co-Teaching as a Teaching Strategy in the Large Class Setting: Poster Presentation - Launch of CREATE21 Research Centre.
Logan, A. & Farrell, A.M. (2016) Evaluating the Use of Co-Teaching as a Teaching Strategy in the Large Class Setting: Poster Presentation - Launch of CREATE21 Research Centre. Seminar [Details]
2016 Kahoot! Using educational technology to formatively assess learning and understanding in the large class context: National Forum for the Enhancement of T&L at Third Level - Seminar Series on Assessment.
Farrell, A.M. (2016) Kahoot! Using educational technology to formatively assess learning and understanding in the large class context: National Forum for the Enhancement of T&L at Third Level - Seminar Series on Assessment. Seminar [Details]
2016 Integration of Special and Inclusive Education (SIE) on the BEd Programme: Poster Presentation for Launch of CREATE21 Research Centre.
Farrell, A.M. (2016) Integration of Special and Inclusive Education (SIE) on the BEd Programme: Poster Presentation for Launch of CREATE21 Research Centre. Seminar [Details]
2015 Evaluating the use of co-teaching as a strategy in a large class setting at third level: CREATE Research Programme Seminar.
Farrell, A.M., & Logan, A. (2015) Evaluating the use of co-teaching as a strategy in a large class setting at third level: CREATE Research Programme Seminar. Seminar [Details]
2013 Requirements of regulatory bodies on professional degree programmes: A comparison between initial nursing and teaching education in Ireland.
Farrell, A.M. (2013) Requirements of regulatory bodies on professional degree programmes: A comparison between initial nursing and teaching education in Ireland. Seminar [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2012 St Patrick's College President's Award for Excellence in Teaching St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra
2020 Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) Advance HE
2020 Overall Winner - DCU President's Award for Teaching and Learning Dublin City University
2019 Nominated for DCU President's Award for Excellence in Teaching DCU
2018 Best Presentation - International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy Organising Committee of ICEP Conference

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Irish Association of Teachers in Special Education (IATSE) Secretary 2001 / 2005

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2017 University of Sheffield Enrolled in EdD programme Begun in 2017 to date ... Higher Education Strand
2017 3U Partnership (DCU, NUI Maynooth, RCSI) CPD level 9 module T&L in university - Peer observation of teaching and critical reflection
2012 Dublin Institute of Technology Graduate Diploma in Higher Education Higher Education
2001 St. Patrick's College (DCU) Post Graduate Diploma in Special Education Special Education
1998 Dublin City University MSc in Education and Training Management Education Management
1988 St. Patrick's College (NUI) BEd Primary Teaching

Other Activities

  Description

2020: National Forum Badge - Programme Focused Assessment Facilitator. Completion of 25-hour course with the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (NF) exploring the holistic development of assessment from a programme perspective.

2020: National Forum Badge - Programme Focused Assessment Facilitator. Completion of 25-hour course with the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (NF) to develop the knowledge acquired during the PFA badge course to become of facilitator for future PFA courses.

2021 National Forum Badge: Personal & Professional Digital Capacity. Completion of 25-hour course with the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (NF) to develop and enhance digital skills to support teaching and learning.

Enterprise Engagement

  Year Engagement Type Organisation Description

2007
Consultancy Special Education Support Service Advisory role in development of materials and CPD programme for teachers in relation to transition from primary to post-primary schools for pupils with special educational needs.

2016 and 2017
Consultancy National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Invited member of working group focusing on assessment at third level with a view to developing guidelines for practice.

Outreach Activities

  Year Engagement Type Organisation Description

2001 to date - provision of support to schools upon request i.e. presentations, advice re policy and practice and so on

Research Interests

Special and Inclusive Education in primary, post-primary and special schools: Provision for students with special needs in second-level (post-primary) schools; students' perceptions of educational provision; teaching strategies for inclusion; role of special schools and classes; initial teacher education for special and inclusive education; history of special and/or inclusive education development.
   
Teaching and Learning at Third Level: participation, engagement, teaching and learning in the large class setting; co-teaching in the university setting; curriculum and programme development; using technology to enhance teaching and learning; developing collaborative practice at university level


Research Projects

  Title Funder From - To Role Award
Moving Large Classes Online: Illuminating the experience of the sudden transition of large, face-to-face programmes to the online environment in Dublin City University, in response to the Covid-19 crisis DCU Educational Trust 01-MAY-20 - 29-JAN-21 Principal Investigator 12,000.00

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests:

I teach on a range of modules across seven programmes - levels 8, 9 and 10:
  • Bachelor of Education Degree (Primary)
  • Professional Masters in Education (Primary)
  • Graduate Diploma in Inclusive Education, Learning Support and Special Education
  • Masters in Special Educational Needs
  • Masters in Education (Special and Inclusive Education Strand)
  • Education Doctorate (Special and Inclusive Education Strand) 
I have a particular interest in:

Special and Inclusive Education
  • Inclusive planning and teaching practices
  • Transitions for students with special educational needs
  • Post-primary programmes and curricula
  • History, Geography and Science Education for pupils with SEN
Teaching in Higher Education
  • Collaboration amongst teacher educators
  • Teaching methods and practices in the large class setting
  • Student engagement and digital technology in the large class setting
  • Curriculum/Programme development
  • Assessment
Below are listed the modules for which I am coordinator.

Modules Coordinated

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2021 Special/Inclusive Ed & Social Inclusion ED4013Special/Inclusive Ed & Social Inclusion
2021 Assessment, DL & SIE ED1017Assessment, DL & SIE
2020 Planning for Learning SI805Planning for Learning
2020 Teaching and Learning for SIE SI806Teaching and Learning for SIE