Kevin Gormley

Dr

Contact Details


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T: Ext. 9009
E: Kevin.Gormley@dcu.ie


F136
School of Arts Education and Movement

T: 018842202
E: Kevin.Gormley@dcu.ie

Biography

Kevin Gormley is an Assistant Professor in Music Education at the School of Arts Education and Movement, Institute of Education, Dublin City University. Since graduating from St Patrick's College, DCU, he completed Masters degrees in Education (UCD) and Music (Maynooth University). Kevin's doctoral study, undertaken at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, was an analysis of how the concept of creativity is discursively constructed in education policy and practice. Kevin has taught at all primary class levels both in Ireland and in Australia, has directed school choirs and has worked as a specialist music teacher. He holds an Associates Diploma from the Royal Irish Academy of Music. 

At DCU, Kevin coordinates and teaches into core modules in music education for undergraduate and postgraduate students. He also supervises final year projects and is involved in student reflection and enquiry tutorials. Kevin works with students on school placement and is a doctoral studies panel member.

Kevin welcomes enquiry into doctoral study, firstly in the areas of creativity and policy analysis, and more broadly, in regards to the following teaching and research interests: the work of Michel Foucault, neoliberalism, music education, arts education and music technology.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2020 'Foucault’s ethical self-formation and David’s articulation of a creative self'
Gormley, Kevin (2020) 'Foucault’s ethical self-formation and David’s articulation of a creative self'. Educational Philosophy and Theory, [Details]
2019 'Disciplining Creativity: Tensions between discourses of 'creative environments' and discourses of surveillance/normalisation in a school institution'
Gormley, Kevin (2019) 'Disciplining Creativity: Tensions between discourses of 'creative environments' and discourses of surveillance/normalisation in a school institution'. DISCOURSE: STUDIES IN THE CULTURAL POLITICS OF EDUCATION, [Details]
2018 'Neoliberalism and the Discursive Construction of ‘Creativity’'
Gormley, Kevin (2018) 'Neoliberalism and the Discursive Construction of ‘Creativity’'. Critical Studies in Education, :1-16 [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2019 British Education Research Association,
Gormley, Kevin (2019) Culture policy and the construction of truth about creativity in education. [Oral Presentation], British Education Research Association, University of Manchester, UK , 10-SEP-19 - 12-SEP-19 [Details]
2019 2nd Annual Creativity Conference,
Gormley, Kevin (2019) A call for greater alignment between scientific/empirical perspectives and critical policy perspectives to better understand the place of creativity in schools. [Oral Presentation], 2nd Annual Creativity Conference, Southern Oregon University, USA , 11-JUL-19 - 14-JUL-19 [Details]
2018 Australian Association for Research in Education 2019,
Gormley, Kevin (2018) Foregrounding the individual's ethical self-formation for a broader portrayal of creativity knowledge. [Oral Presentation], Australian Association for Research in Education 2019, Sydney , 02-DEC-18 - 06-DEC-18 [Details]
2015 International Academic Forum on Education,
Kevin Gormley (2015) Creativity and Arts Education. [Invited Oral Presentation], International Academic Forum on Education, Brighton, UK , 13-JUL-15 - 17-JUL-15 [Details]
2015 Australian Association for Research Education,
Kevin Gormley (2015) Creativity, Neoliberalism and Discursive Practices. [Invited Oral Presentation], Australian Association for Research Education, Fremantle, Western Australia , 28-NOV-15 - 03-DEC-15 [Details]
2015 NSW Student IER Research Conference 2015,
Gormley, Kevin (2015) Creativity and Neoliberalism. [Invited Oral Presentation], NSW Student IER Research Conference 2015, Australian Catholic University, Sydney , 07-NOV-15 [Details]

Online Article

  Year Publication
2020 Can we test our children's creative thinking?.
Gormley, Kevin (2020) Can we test our children's creative thinking?. Online Article [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2013 University International Postgraduate Award (UIPA) University of New South Wales, Sydney

Research Interests

creativity, music education, arts education, music technology, singing and choir, teacher education, education policy analysis, neoliberalism, the work of Michel Foucault

Teaching Interests

creativity, music education, arts education, music technology, singing and choir, teacher education, education policy analysis, neoliberalism, the work of Michel Foucault