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Siun Nicmhuiri

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T: Ext. 2298
E: Siun.NicMhuiri@dcu.ie





D308
St. Patrick's Campus

T: 01-8842298
E: Siun.NicMhuiri@dcu.ie

Biography

Siún Nic Mhuirí is a lecturer in the Institute of Education, St. Patrick’s campus, where she specialises in Mathematics Education. She completed her Masters degree in mathematics at NUI, Galway before obtaining her PGCE at the University of Exeter, UK. The majority of her primary teaching experience was in designated disadvantaged schools and she has worked with the Maths Recovery and Ready, Set, Go - Maths programmes. She completed her PhD under the supervision of Dr Dolores Corcoran in St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra. This research was centred on a teaching experiment she carried out at fifth class level and was titled ‘Does it go without saying? Mathematical Thinking in Whole Class Discourse’

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2019 Eleventh Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME11)
Siún Nic Mhuirí (2019) A lens on two classrooms: Implications for research on teaching Eleventh Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME11) , 06-FEB-19 - 10-FEB-19 [Details]
2019 Eleventh Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME11)
Charalampos Sakonidis, Reidar Mosvold, Ove Gunnar Drageset, Siún Nic Mhuirí, Rukiye Didem Taylan (2019) Studying mathematics teaching and teacher practice(s): in search for an identity Eleventh Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME11) [Details]
2019 Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Conference 2019
Siún Nic Mhuirí (2019) A lens on two classroom: Considerations for mathematics education Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Conference 2019 [Details]
2019 Eleventh Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME11)
Fionnán Howard, Siún Nic Mhuirí, Maurice OReilly (2019) “I don't like Maths as a subject but I like doing it.”: A methodology for understanding mathematical identity Eleventh Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME11) [Details]
2018 European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), Bolzano, Italy
Siún Nic Mhuirí, Lorraine Harbison, Aisling Twohill (2018) Design and redesign: Investigating mathematics teacher efficacy in primary initial teacher education European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), Bolzano, Italy [DOI] [Details]
2018 42nd Annual Meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME)
Aisling Twohill, Siún Nic Mhuirí, Lorraine Harbison (2018) Investigating the mathematics teaching efficacy beliefs of student teachers . In: Ewa Bergqvist, Magnus Österholm, Carina Granberg, Lovisa Sumpter eds. 42nd Annual Meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME) Umea, Sweden, , 03-JUL-18 - 08-JUL-18 [Details]
2017 10th Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education
Siún NIc Mhuirí (2017) Considering research frameworks as a tool for reflection on practices: Grain-size and levels of change . In: Dooley, T., Gueudet, G eds. 10th Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education Dublin, , 01-FEB-17 - 05-FEB-17 , pp.3113-3120 [DOI] [Details]
2017 Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE)
Lorraine Harbison, Aisling Twohill, Siún NIc Mhuirí (2017) Associations of students self-reported efficacy beliefs towards mathematics education on completion of their first year in initial teacher education . In: M. Sablic, A. Skugor, I. Durdevic Babic eds. Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE) Dubrovnik, Croatia, , 23-OCT-17 - 25-OCT-17 , pp.298-317 [Details]
2014 Fourth Conference on Research in Mathematics Education (MEI)
NicMhuirí, S. (2014) Look who's talking now - the role of talk in relation to mathematical thinking and problem solving . In: In T. Dooley, D. Corcoran & M. Ryan eds. Fourth Conference on Research in Mathematics Education (MEI) Dublin, [Details]
2014 Proceedings of the 38th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education and the 36th Conference of the North American Chapter of the Psychology of Mathematics Education
S. Nic Mhuirí (2014) Investigating student participation trajectories in a mathematical discourse community . In: P. Liljedahl, S. Oesterle, C. Nicol & D. Allan eds. Proceedings of the 38th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education and the 36th Conference of the North American Chapter of the Psychology of Mathematics Education Vancouver, , pp.Vol. 4 298-305 [Details]
2013 Proceedings of the Fifth Conference on Research in Mathematics Education
S. Nic Mhuirí (2013) A mathematical discourse community in an Irish primary classroom . In: T. Dooley, S. NicMhuirí, M. OReilly & R. Ward eds. Proceedings of the Fifth Conference on Research in Mathematics Education Dublin, , pp.236-247 [Details]
2011 Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics
NicMhuirí, S. (2011) Teacher, do you know the answer? Initial attempts at the facilitation of a discourse community Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics Oxford, [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2016 Centre for Collaborative Research across Teacher Education,
Twohill, A., Ryan, M., Nic Mhuirí, S., Dooley, T (2016) (CREATE). [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Centre for Collaborative Research across Teacher Education, St. Patrick’s College, Dublin [Details]
2016 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education,
Siún Nic Mhuirí (2016) (ICME). [], 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education, Hamburg, germany [Details]
2014 Presentation to the Science and Mathematics Education Conference, (SMEC),
S. Nic Mhuirí (2014) Thinking and evaluation in a mathematical discourse community: A shared responsibility. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract ], Presentation to the Science and Mathematics Education Conference, (SMEC), Dublin [Details]
2013 INTO Consultative Conference on Education: Numeracy Matters,
S. Nic Mhuirí (2013) Maths talk: Talking about mathematical thinking. [Invited Oral Presentation], INTO Consultative Conference on Education: Numeracy Matters, Portlaoise [Details]
2013 New Researchers’ conference of British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BRSLM),
S. Nic Mhuirí (2013) Ethical issues of the dual teacher-researcher role. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract ], New Researchers’ conference of British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BRSLM), Sheffield [Details]
2013 British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BRSLM),
S. Nic Mhuirí (2013) Responsibility for learning in a discourse community. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract ], British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BRSLM), Sheffield [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2014 Mathematics in Early Childhood and Primary Education (children aged 3-8 years), (Volume 18: Teaching and learning).
Dooley, T., Dunphy, E., Shiel, G., Butler, D., Corcoran, D., Farrell, T., NicMhuirí, S., O'Connor, M., Travers, J. & Perry, B (2014) Mathematics in Early Childhood and Primary Education (children aged 3-8 years), (Volume 18: Teaching and learning). National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, Dublin, Ireland. [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
2012 Does it go without saying? Mathematical thinking in whole class discourse.
S Nic Mhuirí (2012) Does it go without saying? Mathematical thinking in whole class discourse. St. Patrick's College, Dublin: Thesis [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Science and Mathematics Education Conference(SMEC) Chair SMEC 2018 /
Mathematics Education Ireland (MEI) Treasurer/Member of Editorial Team /
Local organising committee of the 10th Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education (CERME), Dublin, February 2017 Local organising committee of the 10th Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education (CERME), Dublin, February 2017 /
Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education Co-chair of Mathematics Teaching and Teacher Practice(s), TWG19, CERME 11 10-JAN-18 /
YERME Young researchers in the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education Co-chair YERME day, DCU IoE 01-FEB-17 /
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME) Member /
British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics Member /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
CASTeL Member Management Committee / Ongoing
Athena SWAN Institute of Education Representative / Ongoing
CREATE21 (Collaborative Research Across Teacher Education) Local Steering Committee Member / Ongoing

Research Interests

Mathematics classroom practices; Dialogic teaching and the role of talk in mathematical thinking and problem solving; Teacher research and reflective practice; Mathematics teacher education, Lesson Study as a means of professional development; Mathematical subject knowledge of prospective teachers. 

Chair Science and Mathematics Conference (SMEC) 2018, DCU, June 2018
Co-chair of Mathematics Teaching and Teacher Practice(s), TWG19, for CERME 11, Utrecht, 2019. 
Organizing Committee for the 7th Conference on Research in Mathematics Education (MEI), DCU Institute of Education, Dublin. October 2019. 

Current Postgraduate Students

  Student Degree Type Supervision Type
Howard , Fionnan PhD Co-supervisor

Internal Collaborators

  Name Institute Country
Aisling Twohill DCU
Therese Dooley DCU
Maurice OReilly DCU
Lorraine Harbison DCU
Miriam Ryan DCU

Teaching Interests

BEd1: ED1022: Mathematics Education 
BEd2: ED2031: Mathematics Education 
BEd3: ED3052: Mathematics Education
BED4: ED4055: Mathematics Education

PME2: ED9048: Mathematics Education 

SG217: Teaching and Learning of Mathematics(Major Specialism, module 2)

Masters of Education: Mathematics Education Specialism

Modules Coordinated

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2019 Mathematics Education ED2031Mathematics Education
2019 Teaching and Learning of Mathematics SG217Teaching and Learning of Mathematics
2019 Mathematics Education ED9048Mathematics Education