Anna Logan

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Dr Anna Logan is an Associate Professor at the School of Inclusive and Special Education, and Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning at the Institute of Education, Dublin City University. Prior to working in higher education, Anna spent almost twenty years working as a teacher in mainstream and special schools. At the IoE Anna currently  teaches  across seven undergraduate and postgraduate teacher education programmes up to and including doctoral programmes.  Anna’s areas  of teaching interest include communication and language teaching and learning, inclusive curriculum and pedagogy, diversity and special and inclusive education and collaborative practice with a particular focus on teacher/assistant partnership.  Anna was Programme Chair of the Masters in Special Educational Needs from 2014 to 2020. She has supervised over 25  masters and doctoral research dissertations. Anna  received the St. Patrick’s College President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2015 and was   nominated for the  DCU President's Awards for Teaching and Learning in 2021.

Anna has conducted, published and presented research relating to many aspects of higher education,  inclusion, learner voice, and transition. She is currently engaged in research projects relating to higher education teachers supporting placement online, vocabulary assessment,  teacher/assistant partnership and initial teacher education and continuing professional development for special and inclusive education with a particular focus on blended and online approaches.

Anna  is a Research Fellow at the Higher Education Research Centre (HERC) and co-founder of the  Pedagogy for Higher  Education Large Classes research network. .Anna is  editor of the peer-reviewed Reach Journal of Inclusive Education in Ireland (reachjournal.ie) .

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2019 Griffiths, C,, Broderick, B,, Ledger, L., Logan, A., O’Reilly, A.M & Pimental, M (2019) 'Leadership in practice: Four vignettes' In: Leadership for Intellectual Disability Service: Motivating Change and Improvement. Oxford : Routledge.
2012 Bergin, E., & Logan, A. (2012) 'An individual education plan for pupils with special educational needs: How collaborative is the process?' In: Special and inclusive education: A research perspective. Oxford : Peter Lang.
2012 O’Neill, C., & Logan, A. (2012) 'Collaboration between teachers and a special needs assistant through the implementation of a co-teaching model to support a pupil with special needs in a mainstream classroom' In: Special and inclusive education: A research perspective. Oxford : Peter Lang.
2013 Risquez, A., McAvinia, C., Raftery, D., O’Riordan, F., Harding, N., Cosgrave, R., Logan-Phelan, T. & Farrelly, T. (2013) 'An Investigation of Students’ Experiences of using Virtual Learning Environments: implications for academic professional development' In: Emerging Issues in Higher Education lll: From Capacity Building to Sustainability. Athlone : EDIN. [Link]

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2022 king, F;Logan, A (2022) 'King, F., & Logan, A. (2022) Leadership for inclusion and special education: Novice teachers walking the walk. Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 7,(1)'. RESEARCH IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION & LEADERSHIP, 7 (1). [DOI]
2021 Flood, M;Logan, A (2021) 'Where We Were Then: An Illuminative Evaluation of Teacher Knowledge, Beliefs and Practices in Relation to Level 2 Learning Programmes and Inclusion in a Mainstream Post-Primary School'. REACH - Journal of Inclusive Education in Ireland, 34 (2). [Link]
2021 O’Keeffe, M.;Crehan, M.;Munro, M.;Logan, A.;Farrell, A.M.;Clarke, E.;Flood, M.;Ward, M.;Andreeva, T.;Van Egeraat, C.;Heaney, F.;Curran, D.;Clinton, E. (2021) 'Exploring the role of peer observation of teaching in facilitating cross-institutional professional conversations about teaching and learning'. International Journal for Academic Development, 26 . [Link] [DOI]
2019 King F.;Logan A.;Lohan A. (2019) 'Self-Study Enabling Understanding of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: An Exploration of Collaboration among Teacher Educators for Special and Inclusive Education'. Studying Teacher Education, . [DOI]
2012 Logan, A. (2012) 'Improving personal voice in academic writing: An action inquiry using self-reflective practice'. Reflective Practice, 13 (6):775-788.
2006 Logan, A. (2006) 'The role of the special needs assistant supporting pupils with special educational needs in Irish mainstream primary schools'. Support for Learning, 21 (2):92-99.
2017 Tyrrell, D & Logan, A (2017) 'A Review of the Literature Relating to the Use of Digital Storytelling (DS) on an iPad to Support Narrative Skill Development of a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)'. REACH - Journal of Inclusive Education in Ireland, 30 (1).
2013 Hastings, P., & Logan, A. (2013) 'An investigation into the attitudes of teacers towards inclusion in a post-primary school in Ireland'. REACH - Journal of Inclusive Education in Ireland, :42-57.
2013 Bergin, E., & Logan, A. (2013) 'An individual education plan for pupils with special educational needs: How inclusive is the process for the pupil?'. REACH - Journal of Inclusive Education in Ireland, :79-91.
2012 Howard, M., & Logan, A. (2012) 'In pursuit of critical literacy: Understanding experiences of exclusion for adult literacy learners'. THE ADULT LEARNER: THE JOURNAL OF ADULT AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION IN IRELAND, :59-73.
2012 Logan A. (2012) 'Improving personal voice in academic writing: an action inquiry using self-reflective practice'. Reflective Practice, 13 (6):775-788. [DOI]
2006 Logan A. (2006) 'The role of the special needs assistant supporting pupils with special educational needs in Irish mainstream primary schools'. Support for Learning, 21 (2):92-99. [DOI]
2001 Logan, A. (2001) 'Collaboration between teachers and special needs assistants in mainstream primary schools'. REACH - Journal of Inclusive Education in Ireland, 15 (1):33-42.

Other Journal

Year Publication
2018 Stone, S & Logan A (2018) 'Exploring​ ​Students’​ ​Use​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Social​ ​Networking​ ​Site​ ​WhatsApp​ ​to​ ​foster connectedness​ ​in​ ​the​ ​online​ ​learning​ ​experience' . [DOI]
2008 Logan, A. (2008) 'Special needs and children's right to be heard under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 in the Republic of Ireland' 9 (2) :107-118.
2004 Logan, A. (2004) 'The role of the special needs assistant supporting pupils with special educational needs in mainstream primary schools in Dublin' (57) :20-22.

Conference Publication

Year Publication
2022 Ann Marie Farrell & Anna Logan (2022) Proceedings of the Fourth PHELC Symposium Hybrid Event, 10th June 2022 Dublin City University and On . In: Ann Marie Farrell & Anna Logan eds. Proceedings of the Fourth PHELC Symposium [DOI]
2021 Logan, A (2021) Proceedings of 3rd PHELC Symposium . In: Logan, A.;Farrell, A.M eds. Proceedings of the Third PHELC Symposium Online Event, 25th June 2021 [DOI]
2020 Farrell, A.M. & Logan, A. (Eds.). (2020). (2020) Pedagogy for Higher Education Large Classes (PHELC): Pre-Conference Symposium of Higher Education Advances (HEAd) Conference Proceedings of the Pedagogy for Higher Education Large Classes (PHELC) Symposium [Link] [DOI]
2019 Farrell, A.M. & Logan, A. (Eds) (2019) Pedagogy for Higher Education Large Classes (pre-conference workshop HEAd '19) Proceedings of the first PHELC symposium, Universitat Politècnica de València, 25 June 2019 [Link] [DOI]
2018 Farrell, A.M. & Logan, A. (2018) 4th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd) Increasing engagement and participation in a large, third -level class setting using co-teaching Valencia, 20/06/2018- 22/06/2018 [Link] http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/HEAd18.2018.8209
2018 Farrell, AM;Logan, A (2018) 4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HIGHER EDUCATION ADVANCES (HEAD'18) Increasing engagement and participation in a large, third-level class setting using co-teaching [DOI]
2018 Anna Logan Ann Marie Farrell (2018) International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy 2018 Co-Teaching in a Large Class in Higher Education Working Collaboratively in Support of Engaging Pedagogy
2016 Logan, A;Stone, S (2016) INTED2016: 10TH INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE COLLABORATION BETWEEN A LECTURER AND A LEARNING TECHNOLOGIST TO SUPPORT STUDENT TRANSITION TO AND ENGAGEMENT AND LEARNING IN THE SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE CLASSROOM: HAVING THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
2016 Gray, C. Prunty, A., Logan, A. & Hayes, G. (2016) 14th Annual Conference of SCOTENS Managing early years' inclusive transtion practices. Research report (1-67). Funded by Conference on Teacher Education North and South (SCoTENS)

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2020 Lowney, R. & Logan, A. (2020) MoodleMoot Ireland & UK UDL, Moodle and Me (Workshop) Online, .
2019 Balfe, T., Logan, A., & Stone. S. (2019) World Conference on Online Learning Peer Reviewed Poster Presentation National Convention Centre, Dublin, 04/11/2019-08/11/2019.
2019 Farrell, A.M. & Logan, A. (2019) Pedagogy for Higher Education Large Classes (PHELC) (Pre-conference symposium of HEAd '19) Convenors and facilitators of symposium for HE large class teachers Valencia, Spain, .
2018 Logan A, Stone S & Balfe T (2018) EdTEch 18 A digital makeover: Transforming a vocabulary assessment tool with TEL Carlow, .
2018 Anna Logan Una O'Connor Christine Shannon (2018) Teacher-Assistant Partnership in Special Schools Research Report Launch Middletown Centre for Autism Armagh, 27/11/2018-27/11/2018.
2018 Logan, A. & Farrell, A.M. (2018) 4th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd) Evaluating the use of co-teaching as a teaching strategy in the large class setting (400 students) Valencia, 20/06/2018-22/06/2018.
2018 Farrell A M & Logan A (2018) GradIreland Higher Education Awards and Symposium Co-Teaching: Supporting Participation, Engagement and Learning in a Large University Class Dublin, 23/11/2018-23/11/2018.
2017 Farrell A M & Logan A (2017) International Symposium in New Issues in Teacher Education Teacher Educators Co-Teaching in the Large Class Setting: Learning from Practice. Refereed paper presented at International Symposium in New Issues in Teacher Education (ISNITE), International conference on initial teacher education. Gdansk, Poland , 29-31 August Gdansk Poland, .
2017 Logan, A (2017) Irish National Teachers Organisation Principals & Deputy Principals Conference The Role of the SNA: Effective Working Relationships in Support of Inclusion Mullingar park Hotel, .
2017 Logan, A (2017) Irish National Teachers Organisation Biennial Special Education Conference The SNA Scheme DCU, .
2017 Farrell, A.M. and Logan, A. (2017) International Symposium in New Issues in Teacher Education (ISNITE) International conference on initial teacher education Gdansk, Poland, 29/08/2017-31/08/2017.
2017 Logan, A. & King, F. (2017) Technology Alienating or Enabling Education Technology-Enabled Spiralling Assessment to Extend and Deepen Learning Across Programme Years: Enabling an Inclusive Approach School of Nursing, DCU, 26/01/2017-27/01/2017.
2017 Logan, A., & King, F. (2017) IATSE 2017: Ideas That Work, Inspiring creativity, innovation and collaboration Newly qualified, collaboratively creating and innovating in a quest to lead inclusion: A visual ethnographic study tracking teacher leaders for inclusion Marino Institute of Education, Dublin, 26/05/2017-27/05/2017.
2016 Stone. S & Logan, A. (2016) The Next Generation: Digital Learning Research Symposium What's up with Whatsapp? communication in the synchronous online classroom Dublin City University, 01/11/2016-.
2016 Logan, A., King, F., & Farrell, A.M. (2016) ECER 2016 Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers Enabling Education: A Model for Developing a Collaborative Pedagogical Culture that Impacts on Student Teacher Learning and Practice Dublin, UCD, .
2016 Stone, S., & Logan, A. (2016) Paper presented at the the 17th Annual Educational Technology Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Does Batman need Superman? The benefits of a multi-disciplinary collaborative approach to supporting student interaction, engagement and learning in the online synchronous classroom Law Society Blackhall Place, Dublin, .
2016 Gray, A., Prunty, A. Logan, A. & Hayes, G (2016) 14th Annual Conference of SCOTENS Reviewing the research process: exploring school transitions for children with special needs in the North & South of Ireland Armagh, .
2016 Logan, A., Hayes, G., Prunty, A. & Gray, C. (2016) 14th Annual Conference of SCOTENS Managing Early Years Inclusive Transition Practices Armagh, .
2016 Logan, A., King, F., & Farrell, A.M. (2016) Annual Conference of EERA, European Educational Research Association Enabling Education: A Model for Developing a Collaborative Pedagogical Culture that Impacts on Student Teacher Learning and Practice UCD, Dublin, 23/08/2016-25/08/2016.
2016 King, F., Logan, A., & Travers, J. (2016) Annual conference of BELMAS, British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society Unlocking leadership and management potential in student teachers: walking the walk Cheshire, UK, 08/07/2016-10/07/2016.
2016 King, F. & Logan, A. (2016) Annual Conference of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Self-Study of Professional Practices: Supporting Learning and Influencing Practice for public service Galway, .
2015 Gray, C., Prunty, A., Logan, A., & Hayes, G. (2015) European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA) Annual Conference Managing the transition to school for children with special needs in the North and South of Ireland Barcelona, Spain, .
2014 Logan, A (2014) Annual Conference of the Irish Association of Teachers in Special Education Learners, teachers and assistants: Positive relationships for teaching and learning Dublin, .
2011 Logan, A. (2011) Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Support Association Identification and assessment: Language needs or special needs? Dublin, .
2012 Logan, A. (2012) 6th Annual Conference of the English Language Support Teachers Association (ELSTA) Language needs and/or special needs? Assessment and provision Marino Institute of Education, Dublin, .
2011 Logan, A. (2011) Annual Conference of the Irish Association of Teachers in Special Education (IATSE) Inclusion or intrusion? Special needs assistants supporting the social inclusion of pupils with SEN St. Patrick's College of Education, Drumcondra, Dublin, .
2011 Logan, A. (2011) Annual Conference of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland Teacher: Special needs assistant partnership: A relationship of educational purpose? Church of Ireland College of Education, Rathmines, Dublin, .
2009 Logan, A. (2009) First Annual Multi Disciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference of the Research Forum for the Child Special needs assistants: An exploratory study of the role in support of inclusion Queen's University, Belfast, .
2008 Logan, A. (2008) Human Rights Education for a Sustainable Future: Celebrating 60 Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Special needs assistants supporting students with special educational needs: Developing the role in compliance with international human rights law St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra, .
2008 Logan, A. (2008) Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Support Association (ILSA) Special educational needs and cultural and linguistic diversity Dublin, .
2004 Logan, A. (2004) 12th World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability (IASSID) The role of assistants supporting pupils with disabilities in mainstream primary schools Montpellier, France, .

Published Report

Year Publication
2018 Logan, A, O'Connor Bones U & Shannon, C (2018) Teacher-Assistant Partnerships in Special Schools. SCoTENS, .
2016 Gray, C., Prunty, A., Logan, A., & Hayes, G. (2016) Managing early years' inclusive transtion practices. Research report (1-67). Funded by Conference on Teacher Education North and South (SCoTENS). SCoTENS, . [Link]

Invited papers

Year Publication
2013 Logan, A. (2013) Students learning English as an additional language (EAL): Overcoming barriers to learning in literacy and maths. INVP

Review Articles

Year Publication
2009 Logan, A. (2009) Review of The SAGE Handbook of Special Education. REV

Thesis

Year Publication
2010 Logan, A. (2010) A multicase study of the role of the special needs assistant supporting pupils with special educational needs in the early years in mainstream primary schools. Unpublished EdD thesis. Belfast: THES

Workshops

Year Publication
2015 Farrell, A.M., & Logan, A (2015) DCU Teaching Enhancement Workshop Series 2015/16. WKSHOP
2015 Farrell, A.M., & Logan, A. (2015) DCU Teaching Enhancement Workshop Series 2015/16. WKSHOP

Invited Seminars

Year Publication
2019 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. INVS
2015 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. INVS

Seminar

Year Publication
2016 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. SEM
2016 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. SEM [Link]
2016 Logan, A., & King, F. (2016) National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning. SEM
2015 Logan, A., & King, F. (2015) Teaching and Learning Seminar. SEM
2016 Logan, A. & King, F. (2016) Making the sum bigger than the parts: A holistic, coherent, inclusive and developmental approach to assessment and feedback within and across specialist modules in the B Ed programme. SEM
2015 King, F., & Logan, A. (2015) Paper presented at the Collaborative Research across Teacher Education (CREATE) Seminar. SEM
2015 Stone, S., & Logan, A. (2015) National seminar funded by The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. SEM
2015 Farrell, A.M., & Logan, A. (2015) Paper presented at the Collaborative Research across Teacher Education (CREATE) Seminar. SEM
2008 Logan, A. (2008) Meeting the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students experiencing difficulties in learning. SEM
2015 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. SEM
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Professional Associations

Association Function From / To
Irish Association of Teachers in Special Education Member -
Educational Studies Association of Ireland Member -
National Association for language Development in the Curriculum (NALDIC) Member -

Honors and Awards

Date Title Awarding Body
01/06/2015 President's Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, St. Patrick's College

Committees

Committee Function From / To
Editorial Board REACH Journal of Inclusive Education In Ireland -
National Forum for Teaching and Learning Expert Group on Sectoral understanding of Assessment 11/01/2017 - 11/01/2017
Editorial Board Reach Journal of Special Needs Education in Ireland 04/01/2017 - 04/01/2017
Frontiers in Education Special Educational Needs 04/01/2017 - 04/01/2017
DCU Institute of Education Faculty Ethics Review Panel 04/01/2017 - 04/01/2017

Reviews

Journal Role
REACH - Journal of Inclusive Education in Ireland Reviewer

Enterprise Engagement

Year Engagement Type Client Description
2017 Invited talk/presentation Irish National Teachers Organisation Principals and Deputy Principals Conference Invited presentation
2012 Invited talk/presentation Annual Conference of English Language Support Teachers Association Keynote address at the 6th Annual Conference of the English Language Support Teachers Association (ELSTA), October, 2012
2017 Invited talk/presentation Irish National Teachers Organisation Invited presenter
2017 Continuous Professional Development/Training Carrick-on-Shannon Education Centre Professional Development for teachers in relation to communication & language teaching and learning

Outreach Activities

Year Engagement Type Organisation Description
At the request of the National Induction Programme for Primary Teachers I developed a suite of resources for planning for NQTs working in special schools and classes and in learning support/ resource teaching position in mainstream schools. These which are available online at nipt.ie
Vocational mock interviews for Senior Cycle students interested in working in education
Developed and delivered professional development seminars for SNAs in special Schools and for SNAs working in Dublin & Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board Schools

Research Interests

Anna has  conducted, published and presented research relating to many aspects of inclusion, learner voice,  transition and higher education. She  currently engaged in research projects relating to diverse aspects of higher education focusing in particular on teacher education,  collaboration in higher education  and continuing professional development for special and inclusive education with a particular focus on blended and online approaches.

Current Research Projects Include
  • Higher Education Teachers Supporting Placement Online (HETSPO)
  • Teacher Fellows Research Project 
  • Teaching and Learning in a time of Covid-19
  • Digital Vocabulary Assessment Project  
  • Co-Teaching in Large Classes 

Research Projects

Title Role Description Start date End date
Higher Education Teachers Supporting Placement Online principal Investigator 01/03/2021 31/10/2021
Digital Vocabulary Assessment Tool Principal Investigator 01/11/2019 31/05/2021
Enhancing Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood Education for Young pupils on the Autism Spectrum DCU PI 03/04/2019 31/08/2023
TAPSS - Teacher - SNA/CA partnerships in special schools in Ireland and Northern Ireland.’ Co Investigator 01/08/2016
TAPSS – Teacher – SNA/CA partnerships in special schools in Ireland and Norther Ireland DCU PI 01/06/2016 31/07/2018

Contract Researchers

Researcher Name Project Funding Body
Dylan Scanlon Higher Education Teachers Supporting Placement Online
Chloe Ryan Vocabulary Research Project
Caitriona Pennycook Teaching and Learning in the time of Covid 19

Current Postgraduate Students

Student Name Degree Supervision
Fouki ,Lito Vera PhD Supervisor
O Keeffe ,Christina PhD Supervisor
Larkin ,David Doctor of Education Supervisor

External Collaborators

Type Name Company Role
External Una O'Connor University of Ulster Academic

Teaching Interests

My areas of teaching interest include communication and language teaching and learning, inclusive curriculum and pedagogy, diversity and special and inclusive education and collaborative practice with a particular focus on teacher/assistant partnership
In 2015 I received the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching at St. Patrick's College of Education. 

Modules Coordinated

Term Title Subject
2022 Planning, Teaching and Learning for All, 2 SI717
2020 Collaboration and Leadership SI705
2022 Planning, Teaching and Learning for All, 1 SI716
2022 Thesis SI803
2022 Curriculum, Pedagogy & Current Issues SI802