Córa Gillic

Contact Details




E: cora.gillic@dcu.ie

F211

T: 01 700 9057
E: Cora.Gillic@dcu.ie
Assistant Professor In Early Childhood Education

DCU, St Patrick's Campus

E: cora.gillic@dcu.ie



T: 01 8842055



Assistant Professor In Early Childhood Education

F211
DCU, St Patrick's Campus
Drumcondra
Dublin 9

E: cora.gillic@dcu.ie

Biography

Córa Gillic is a lecturer in Early Childhood Education at the Institute of Education, St. Patrick's Campus. Córa is a Montessori trained  early childhood teacher, and prior to joining the Institute, worked with young children from 1-8 years in a variety of early childhood settings (day-care, Montessori and primary schools).
Córa has a keen interest in mathematics in the early years. Her BA research explored the beliefs and pedagogical practices of early childhood practitioners in relation to mathematics in preschool settings. Her Masters research considered the use of a learning trajectory approach in documenting and planning for preschool children's spatial awareness during play.

Research Interests: early childhood mathematics pedagogy and curriculum, reflective practice, the use of young children's schemas as a curriculum planning tool, and the adoption of a playful pedagogy in the early years of primary school.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2020 'Exploring a Learning Trajectory Approach to Developing Spatial Awareness in Preschool Aged Children'
Gillic, C (2020) 'Exploring a Learning Trajectory Approach to Developing Spatial Awareness in Preschool Aged Children'. An Leanbh Óg: OMEP Ireland journal of early childhood studies, 13 [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2019 Conference on Research in Mathematics Education in Ireland
Nic Mhuirí, S., Farrell, T., Gillic, C, & Kingston, M. (2019) Planning for Teaching Mathematics: Negotiation of Shared Intentions Conference on Research in Mathematics Education in Ireland [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2018 Early Childhood Ireland Annual Conference,
Cora Gillic (2018) 'Laying the Foundations': Irish Early Years Practitioner's Perspectives on the Importance of Mathematics in Early Childhood. [Oral Presentation], Early Childhood Ireland Annual Conference, Dublin [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
2019 Exploring the Use of a Learning Trajectory Approach in Documenting and Planning for Preschool Children's Spatial Awareness: An Evaluative Case Study.
Córa Gillic (2019) Exploring the Use of a Learning Trajectory Approach in Documenting and Planning for Preschool Children's Spatial Awareness: An Evaluative Case Study. Thesis [Details]

Bulletin

  Year Publication
2017 'Laying the Foundations': Irish Early Years Practitioner's Perspectives on the Importance of Mathematics in Early Childhood.
Gillic, C. (2017) 'Laying the Foundations': Irish Early Years Practitioner's Perspectives on the Importance of Mathematics in Early Childhood. Bulletin [DOI] [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Children's Research Network Ireland and NI Member 03-JUL-17 / 05-JUL-21
Association of Childhood Professionals Member 03-OCT-16 / 05-JUL-21
OMEP Ireland Member 02-OCT-17 / 05-OCT-20

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Portobello Institute Assistant Lecturer 04-FEB-19 / 30-SEP-19
Dublin City University Research Assistant 05-AUG-19 / 19-AUG-19
Millview Childcare Montessori Teacher 02-SEP-13 / 28-JUN-19

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2006 Portobello Institute of Further Education Diploma in Montessori Teaching Montessori Pedagogy
2014 FETAC Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education Early Childhood Education
1997 NUI Galway Bachelor of Arts Geography and Archaeology
2017 NUI Galway Bachelor of Arts Early Childhood Studies & Practice
2019 DCU, Institute of Education Master of Education Early Childhood Education

Research Interests

Early Childhood Mathematics - curriculum and pedagogy
Reflective practice in early childhood settings
The use of video as a tool for reflective practice
Transition from preschool to primary (developing professional relationships)
The schemas of young children
Play as a pedagogy in the early years of primary school

Research Projects

  Title Funder From - To Role Award
Maths4All Science Foundation Ireland 01-JAN-20 - 31-DEC-20 Team Member 34,240.00
Mathematics Teaching Practices Toolkit Science Foundation Ireland 07-JAN-19 - 20-DEC-19 Team Member 49,998.00

Teaching Interests

B Ed 1: ED1011 Foundations in Education and Early Childhood Education
Play Language and Learning

B Ed 2: ED2033 Reflection and Enquiry

B ED2: ED 2032 STEM and Early Childhood Education
Mathematics in the Early Years

B ED2: EC223 Children's Participation in Early Childhood Education and Care

B Ed 4: Research Project  - Mathematics in the Infant classes

Modules Coordinated

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2020 Young Children's Participation in ECEC EC223Young Children's Participation in ECEC