Regina Murphy

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Biography

Regina Murphy, PhD, is Head of the School of Arts Education and Movement at DCU Institute of Education. Prior to assuming this role she was Director of Inservice Education at St Patrick’s College during which she initiated several innovative courses for teachers and led the accreditation of a diverse suite of programmes including the postgraduate Certificate/Diploma in Ethical and Multidenominational Education (a partnership with Educate Together), and the Certificate/Diploma in Choral Conducting in Education and in the Community (in collaboration with the Association of Irish Choirs). She also initiated the Master of Teaching programme, a blended approach to teacher professional learning. Each of these was the first of its kind in Ireland.

Current teaching encompasses music education in the Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Early Childhood Education degrees, together with teaching and supervision on the MTeach, MEd and EdD programmes. She leads a strand on the professional doctorate in education (EdD) on Arts, Creativity and Imagination in Education. In July 2016 she hosted the International Society for Music Education (ISME) Commission Seminar: Music in Schools and Teacher Education (MISTEC) at St Patrick’s College and was an elected board member of the International Society for Music Education from 2008-2010 and again 2010-2012. She is currently Assistant Chair of the Society for Music Education in Ireland and co-editor of the British Journal of Music Education: An International Journal (Cambridge).

As a former primary school teacher, principal, arts education officer with the National Council of Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA), and researcher with the Educational Research Centre (ERC) her research interests continue to focus on the expertise of the generalist teacher/early years educator in arts education, embodied knowledge, teacher identity, reflective practice, and arts based research. She also leads a research team at DCU Institute of Education on school placement with Professor Kathy Hall (PI) UCC, on behalf of the Teaching Council. 

Books

  Year Publication
2017 Teaching Music Creatively.
Burnard, Pamela & Murphy, Regina (2017) Teaching Music Creatively. London: Taylor & Francis. [Details]
2013 Teaching Music Creatively.
Burnard, Pamela & Murphy, Regina (2013) Teaching Music Creatively. London: Routledge. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2017 'Assessing creatively'
Murphy, Regina (2017) 'Assessing creatively' In: Burnard, Pamela & Murphy, Regina (eds). Teaching Music Creatively. London: Routledge. [Details]
2010 'Close to the music of what happens: A discussant evokes a poem'
Murphy, R.  (2010) 'Close to the music of what happens: A discussant evokes a poem' In: L. Thompson & M. Campbell (Eds.) (eds). Issues of identity in music education: Narratives and practices. A publication of the Music SIG of the American Educational Research Association. Charlotte, NC: Information Age. [Details]
2009 'Assessing values and valuing assessment in the best of all possible worlds'
Murphy, R.  (2009) 'Assessing values and valuing assessment in the best of all possible worlds' In: M. Mans (Ed.) (eds). Living in Worlds of Music. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. [Details]
2007 'Harmonising assessment and music in the classroom'
Murphy, R.  (2007) 'Harmonising assessment and music in the classroom' In: L. Bresler (Ed.) (eds). International Handbook of Research in Arts Education. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. [DOI] [Details]
2007 'Prelude: Making connections in assessment and evaluation in arts education'
Murphy, R,. & Espeland, M. (2007) 'Prelude: Making connections in assessment and evaluation in arts education' In: L. Bresler (Ed.) (eds). International Handbook of Research in Arts Education. Netherlands: Springer. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2007 International Handbook of Education & the Arts: Section 3 Assessment & Evaluation
L. Bresler (Ed.) Murphy, R.,& Espeland, M. (Section Eds) (Ed.). (2007) International Handbook of Education & the Arts: Section 3 Assessment & Evaluation Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2017 I.NY Symposium
Murphy, Regina & Ward, Francis (2017) Designing a Rubric to Measure Creativity in an ePortfolio for Music Education at Third Level I.NY Symposium [Details]
2017 Society for Music Education in Ireland 7th Annual Conference
Murphy, Regina (2017) Fidget Spinners, Flipagrams and Football: Towards a New Rationale for Music in the Primary Curriculum Society for Music Education in Ireland 7th Annual Conference [Details]
2014 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting
Murphy, Regina (2014) Generalist Elementary Teacher Expertise in Music Curriculum Making American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting [Details]
2014 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting
Murphy, Regina (2014) Uncovering the niceties and bare necessities of arts education in Ireland American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting [Details]
2013 Society for Music Education (SMEI) 3rd Annual Conference, Dublin
Murphy, Regina (2013) Whatever you say, say nothing: Exploring Whole School Evaluation Reports of School Music Society for Music Education (SMEI) 3rd Annual Conference, Dublin [Details]
2013 Society for Music Education (SMEI) 3rd Annual Conference, Dublin
Murphy, Regina (2013) Whatever you say, say nothing: Exploring Whole School Evaluation Reports of School Music Society for Music Education (SMEI) 3rd Annual Conference, Dublin [Details]
2013 Society for Music Education (SMEI) 3rd Annual Conference, Dublin
Murphy, Regina (2013) Whatever you say, say nothing: Exploring Whole School Evaluation Reports of School Music Society for Music Education (SMEI) 3rd Annual Conference, Dublin [Details]
2013 International Professional Development Association (ipda)
Murphy, Regina (2013) Primary Teachers’ and Principals’ Views of CPD in Music in Times of Educational Reform. International Conference International Professional Development Association (ipda) University of Birmingham, UK, [Details]
2012 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting
Conway, Paul & Murphy, Regina (2012) Work Samples and Video-cases as a Window on Teachers’ Inquiry into Technology-enhanced Literacy Learning in Primary Classrooms American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting [Details]
2010 Paper presented at the UNESCO 2nd World Conference on Arts Education, Seoul, Korea
Hentschke, L., Murphy, R. & Barrett, M. (2010) Towards a road map for music education Paper presented at the UNESCO 2nd World Conference on Arts Education, Seoul, Korea [Details]
2009 World Alliance for Arts Education, Newcastle Summit, Newcastle-Gateshead, UK
Murphy, R. (2009) Mediating the space between teachers and artists World Alliance for Arts Education, Newcastle Summit, Newcastle-Gateshead, UK [Details]
2009 Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Disciplined Inquiry: Education Research in the Circle of Knowledge, San Diego, CA
Alexandrou, A., Naylor, C, Murphy, R., O’Brien, J., Signer, B., & Stevenson, H. (2009) Who are the school leaders of tomorrow? Phase Two of an international teacher union research project Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Disciplined Inquiry: Education Research in the Circle of Knowledge, San Diego, CA [Details]
2008 Paper presented at the Conference: “Human Rights Education for a Sustainable Future: Celebrating 60 years of the UDHR”, St Patrick’s College, Dublin
Murphy, R. (2008) Exploring a place for social justice and human rights in a music curriculum Paper presented at the Conference: “Human Rights Education for a Sustainable Future: Celebrating 60 years of the UDHR”, St Patrick’s College, Dublin [Details]
2008 Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New York, NY
Murphy, R. (2008) Curriculum resonance on the evaluation drum: An international perspective Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New York, NY [Details]
2008 Keynote presentation at Glór, Ennis, Co. Clare in partnership with the The Ark, A Cultural Centre for Children, at the opening of the Mandscape Touring Exhibition teacher-artist seminar
Murphy, R. (2008) Artists and teachers: The yin and the yang of the pedagogic process Keynote presentation at Glór, Ennis, Co. Clare in partnership with the The Ark, A Cultural Centre for Children, at the opening of the Mandscape Touring Exhibition teacher-artist seminar [Details]
2008 Presentation at the International Society for Music Education (ISME) Conference, Bologna
Murphy, R. (2008) Creativity: Portico or temple to learning in music education and in the arts? Presentation at the International Society for Music Education (ISME) Conference, Bologna [Details]
2007 Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, IL
Murphy, R. (2007) Perspectives on assessment in music education Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, IL [Details]
2007 Paper presented at the Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Annual Conference, Cavan
Killeavy, M., Murphy, R. & Clynes, M. (2007) Evaluating mentoring and the mentor in the context of the induction of newly qualified teachers Paper presented at the Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Annual Conference, Cavan [Details]
2007 Paper presented at the Fifth International Research in Music Education (RIME) Conference. Exeter
Elkoshi, R., Murphy, R., & Burnard, P. (2007)  Is early musical symbolization a universal human activity? Reports from a multicultural developmental pilot study Paper presented at the Fifth International Research in Music Education (RIME) Conference. Exeter [Details]
2007 Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, IL
Killeavy, M., Murphy, R., & Clynes, M. (2007) When no one is looking: Tensions between policy and practice in mentors’ induction activities Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, IL [Details]
2006 Symposium presentation at the International Society for Music Education (ISME) Biennial World Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Murphy, R (2006) International perspectives on assessment and evaluation in music education Symposium presentation at the International Society for Music Education (ISME) Biennial World Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia [Details]
2006 Paper presented at the International Society for Music Education (ISME) Biennial World Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Murphy, R (2006) Wired for sound: Children as private music listeners Paper presented at the International Society for Music Education (ISME) Biennial World Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2008 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting,
Murphy, Regina (2008) Social issues in arts education; discussant. [Oral Presentation], American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New York [Details]
2008 Opening of Mandscape Touring Exhibition: Teacher-Artist Seminar,
Murphy, Regina (2008) Artists and teachers: The yin and the yang of the pedagogic process. Keynote presentation at Glór, Ennis, Co. Clare in partnership with the The Ark, A Cultural Centre for Children. [Plenary Lecture/Keynote], Opening of Mandscape Touring Exhibition: Teacher-Artist Seminar, Glór, Ennis, Co. Clare [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2008 Drumcondra English Profiles.
Shiel, G., & Murphy, R. (2008) Drumcondra English Profiles. Educational Research Centre, Educational Research Centre. [Details]
2006 National Pilot Project on Teacher Induction (NPPTI): Report on Phases 1-2, 2002-2004.
Killeavy, M. & Murphy, R. (2006) National Pilot Project on Teacher Induction (NPPTI): Report on Phases 1-2, 2002-2004. NPPTI/DES, D. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2003 Review of Critical links: Learning in the arts and student academic and social development, by R. Deasey (Ed.).
Murphy, R.  (2003) Review of Critical links: Learning in the arts and student academic and social development, by R. Deasey (Ed.). Book Review [Details]
2002 The arts in children's lives: Context, culture and curriculum, by L. Bresler & C. Thomson].
Murphy, R.  (2002) The arts in children's lives: Context, culture and curriculum, by L. Bresler & C. Thomson]. Book Review [Details]

Editorial

  Year Publication
2015 Music Education in Africa.
Murphy, Regina & Fautley, Martin (2015) Music Education in Africa. Cambridge, UK: Editorial [DOI] [Details]
2015 Difficult questions in music education. British Journal of Music Education. 32(2), 119 – 122.
Fautley, M. & Murphy, R. (2015) Difficult questions in music education. British Journal of Music Education. 32(2), 119 – 122. Cambridge: Editorial [Details]
2014 British Journal of Music Education, 31(3), 241-243.
Fautley, M. & Murphy, R. (2014) British Journal of Music Education, 31(3), 241-243. Editorial [Details]

Reports

  Year Publication
2013 Music Education Project Development Plan for the Royal Dublin Society.
Murphy, Regina (2013) Music Education Project Development Plan for the Royal Dublin Society. Reports [Details]

Research Paper

  Year Publication
2004 Experiences of boys and girls in arts education at primary level. Report prepared for the Gender Equality Unit of the Department of Education and Science, Ireland.
Murphy, Regina (2004) Experiences of boys and girls in arts education at primary level. Report prepared for the Gender Equality Unit of the Department of Education and Science, Ireland. Research Paper [Details]

Manual

  Year Publication
2006 Upbeat Series (6 Teachers' Books, 6 Pupils' Books).
Murphy, R., & Espeland, M. (2006) Upbeat Series (6 Teachers' Books, 6 Pupils' Books). Dublin: Manual [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2010 Dr Mary L Thornton Scholarship in Education National University of Ireland
2015 Teaching and Learning Award St Patrick's College Teaching & Learning

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
International Society for Music Education Board member 01-JUL-08 / 01-JUL-12
Society for Music Education in Ireland Assistant Chair 01-SEP-15 / 01-SEP-17

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Teaching Council: Féilte - Festival of Teaching and Learning Excellence Committee member / HEIs 2014 / 2017

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
St Patrick's College Drumcondra Director of Inservice Education / 30-SEP-16

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2012 NUI PhD Education, Music
2000 DCU M.A. by research Education

Languages

  Language Reading Writing Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
Gaeilge Fluent Functional Functional
FRENCH Functional Functional Functional
GERMAN Basic Basic Basic

Current Postgraduate Students

  Student Degree Type Supervision Type
Byrne , Rachael Doctor of Education Supervisor

Teaching Interests

music education, arts education, creativity, teacher identity, reflective practice, ethical leadership, practitioner inquiry and arts-based educational research