Anne Marie Kavanagh

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Anne Marie Kavanagh (PhD) is Assistant Professor in Ethical and Intercultural Education in the School of Human Development, DCU Institute of Education. She teaches and researches in the areas of social justice education, intercultural education, critical multicultural education, ethical education and human rights education. 

She is a member of the steering committee of the DCU Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship Education (CHRCE). In 2021, her first co-edited book (with Prof Fionnuala Waldron & Dr Benjamin Mallon) 'Teaching for Social Justice and Sustainable Development Across the Primary Curriculum' was published by Routledge. This volume supports educators in integrating meaningful education for social justice and sustainability across a wide range of curricular subjects at primary level.

Anne Marie was awarded the INTO Vere Foster Medal in 2004 for obtaining the highest marks in Teaching Practice and the Curriculum Areas of Education over the three-year BEd programme in St. Patrick's College.  In 2006, she was awarded the Kellogg's Scholarship and completed an MEd in Education (St. Patrick's College). In 2009, she received the Michael Jordan Fellowship in Education and completed her PhD at DCU under the supervision of Professor Fionnuala Waldron and Dr Audrey Bryan. In 2015, she was voted Lecturer of the Year by the students of St. Patrick's College.   

Anne Marie welcomes contact from anyone interested in the areas of ethics and ethical education, social justice education, critical multicultural education and human rights education.


Book Chapter

Year Publication
2021 Kavanagh, A.M. & McGuirk, N. (2021) 'Beginning conversations about difference, race, ethnicity and racism through ethical education' In: Teaching for Social Justice and Sustainable Development Across the Primary Curriculum. Abingdon : Routledge.
2021 Kavanagh, A.M. (2021) 'A whole school approach to social justice education' In: Teaching for Social Justice and Sustainable Development Across the Primary Curriculum. Abingdon : Routledge.
2017 Kavanagh, A.M. (2017) 'Proposed New ERB and Ethics Curriculum Who Is It For? Who Will Avail of It?' In: Ireland’s Yearbook of Education, Mapping the Past, Forging the Future, 2017-2018. Kerry : Education Matters.
2014 Kavanagh, A.M. (2014) 'Ethical Education & Education About Religions and Beliefs (ERB)' In: Education Matters Yearbook 8 Review of 2014 Guide to 2015. Galway : Education Matters.
2010 Ruane, B., Kavanagh, A.M., Waldron, F., Dillon, S., Maunsell, C., O’Reilly, M., Prunty, A. & Pike, S. (2010) ''Bringing Alive the Spirit of Human Rights’: Irish Teachers’ Understanding of and Dispositions Towards Human Rights and Human Rights Education' In: Human Rights education: Reflections on theory and practice. Dublin : Liffey Press.

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2022 Kavanagh, A. M., & Ní Cassaithe, C. (2022) 'Unsilencing the histories of Ireland’s indigenous minority'. Public History Weekly, 10 (2). [Link] [DOI]
2021 Kavanagh, A.M.;Dupont, M. (2021) 'Making the invisible visible: managing tensions around including Traveller culture and history in the curriculum at primary and post-primary levels'. Irish Educational Studies, . [Link] [DOI]
2015 Kavanagh, A.M. & Collins, B. (2015) 'Circle Time as an Inclusive Learning Space: Exploring Student Teachers’ Prior School Experiences'. AISHE-J: THE ALL IRELAND JOURNAL OF TEACHING AND LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION, 7 (2):1811-1815.
2010 Ruane, B., Dillon, S., & Kavanagh, A.M. (2010) 'Young children’s engagement with issues of global justice'. Trocaire Development Review, 22 (1):85-100.

Conference Publication

Year Publication
2021 Kavanagh, A.M. (2021) SPHE Network Conference: Diversities: Interpretations through the Context of SPHE . In: . Keating, B. Collins, M. Nohilly, O’Sullivan, C. & Morrissey, B eds. SPHE: An Effective Curricular Space for Promoting Respect for Diversities and Challenging Racism? [Link]
2018 Kavanagh, A.M. (2018) SPHE Network Conference: Citizenship Education: 100 Years On Actualising Human Rights Education through the Formal and Hidden Curriculum
2018 Nohilly, M., Collins, B., Kavanagh, A.M., Keating, S., O’Mahony, F., & O’Sullivan, C. (Eds) (2018) SPHE Network Conference: Citizenship Education: 100 Years On Citizenship Education: 100 Years On
2016 Collins, B. & Kavanagh, A.M. (2016) SPHE Network Conference: Understanding Well-being in Changing Times: The Role of SPHE Circle Time and the Promotion of Well-Being: A Double Edged Sword Dublin: Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship Education & SPHE Network,
2016 Collins, B., Moynihan, S., Kavanagh, A.M., O’Beirne, A & Keating, S. (Eds.) (2016) SPHE Network Conference: Understanding Well-being in Changing Times: The Role of SPHE Understanding Well-being in Changing Times: The Role of SPHE Dublin: Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship Education & SPHE Network,
2014 Kavanagh, A.M. (2014) SPHE Network Conference: The Future of SPHE: Problems & Possibilities . In: O’Sullivan, C., Moynihan, S., Collins, B., Hayes, G. & Titley A eds. The Role of SPHE in Promoting Democratic Practice in Schools SPHE Network & The DICE Project,

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2022 Machowska-Kosciak, M., Kavanagh, A.M. & Barry, M. (2022) ATEE Spring Conference: teacher Education and Practice: Foresight and Hindsight Towards culturally responsive education: Listening to ethnic minority young people in Ireland Marino Institute of Education, Dublin, .
2022 Kavanagh, A.M. (2022) Dean of Teaching & Learning Seminar Series 2021-2022. Maynooth University, Kildare Masterclass 2022: Teaching for Social Justice and Sustainable Development Across the Primary Curriculum Dean of Teaching & Learning Seminar Series 2021-2022. Maynooth University, Kildare, .
2022 Kavanagh, A.M. (2022) Educate Together Principals' Conference, Galway Bay Hotel, Galway Making Meaning through Exploratory Talk, Reflection & Mutuality: Unpacking a Conceptual Enquiry Approach to Belief Systems Educate Together Principals' Conference, Galway Bay Hotel, Galway, .
2021 Kavanagh, A.M. (2021) SPHE Network Conference, Unmute Yourself! Communication and Education in Response to Crises A willingness to listen, learn and become an ally: The imperative of unmuting Traveller voices in primary and post-primary classrooms SPHE Network Conference, Unmute Yourself! Communication and Education in Response to Crises, .
2021 Kavanagh, A.M. (2021) 45th Annual ATEE Conference: “(Re)imagining and Remaking Teaching Education”. 9th-11th September, 20 Decolonising Human Rights Education: Whiteness, White Privilege, Coloniality and Teacher Education 45th Annual ATEE Conference: “(Re)imagining and Remaking Teaching Education”. 9th-11th September, 2021, University of Warsaw (online), .
2021 Kavanagh, A.M., & Dupont, M. (2021) The 9th European Conference on Education (ECE2021) Resistance to Systemic and Institutional Racism: Traveller Activism and Resilience During COVID-19 Times Online from UCL, Institute of Education, London, UK, 15/07/2021-17/07/2021.
2021 Kavanagh, A.M., Waldron, F., Mallon, B. & ÓBreacháin, A. (2021) Development Education Research Centre (DERC), UCL Institute of Education ocial justice and sustainable development education at primary level Development Education Research Centre (DERC), UCL Institute of Education, .
2020 Dupont, M. & Kavanagh, A.M. (2020) Policy in Ireland and Europe as it stands on Roma education and inclusion issues Policy in Ireland with respect to education and inclusion. The case of the Irish Traveller Community National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland, .
2019 Kavanagh, A.M. (2019) 44th Annual Conference of the Association of Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE) The pernicious challenge of racism: How can initial teacher education programmes promote transformative practice? Bath Spa University, Bath, United Kingdom, .
2019 Kavanagh, A.M. (2019) Beyond the Single Story: Intercultural Education Conference A critical case study analysis of one Irish primary school’s intercultural practice DCU IOE, .
2019 Kavanagh, A.M. (2019) World Anti-Bullying Forum A case study analysis of the (mis)recognition of racism in three Irish primary schools Dublin City University, 04/06/2019-06/06/2019.
2019 Kavanagh, A.M. & Dupont, M. (2019) Beyond the Single Story: Intercultural Education Conference Making the invisible visible: Unpacking tensions in including Traveller culture and history in the Primary Curriculum DCU IOE, .
2018 Kavanagh, A.M. (2018) Diversities: Interpretations in the Context of SPHE SPHE: An effective curricular space for promoting respect for diversities and challenging racisms? Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, .
2017 Kavanagh, A.M. (2017) European Conference on Education 2017: Educating for Change Fostering Changemakers through Human Rights Education Jury's Inn Brighton Waterfront, Brighton, United Kingdom, .
2016 Kavanagh, A.M. (2016) Citizenship Education 100 Years On: An SPHE Network Conference Empowering schools, empowering pupils: Embedding Human Rights Education in the formal and hidden curriculum Maynooth University, Kildare, .
2016 Kavanagh, A.M. (2016) Citizenship Education 100 Years On: An SPHE Network Conference Conference Organisation Sub-Committee Maynooth University, Kildare, .
2016 Kavanagh, A.M. & McGuirk, N. (2016) Ethical Education Symposium Teaching Beliefs and Values in the Primary School DCU Institute of Education, Dublin, .
2015 Kavanagh, A.M. (2015) Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Conference Uneasy bedfellows? Ethics, ERB and Religious Instruction in Irish Primary Schools Kildare, .
2015 Kavanagh, A.M. (2015) Educate Together Conference: Understanding Ethical Education in a Modern Irish Republic: Cherishing all children of the nation equally? Enacting a Holistic Approach: Teaching About, For and Through Ethics Alexander Hotel, Dublin, .
2015 Kavanagh, A.M. (2015) Centre for Education for Racial Equality in Scotland (CERES) Conference Pushing Boundaries: Agentive Opportunities for Challenging Racism in Primary Schools University of Edinburgh, Scotland, .
2014 Kavanagh, A.M. (2014) A Child’s World International Conference Moving beyond education about children’s rights – what can schools do to facilitate the authentic realisation of pupils’ participation rights? University of Aberystwyth, Wales, .
2014 Kavanagh, A.M. with Collins, B. (2014) SPHE Network Conference Circle Time and the Promotion of Well-Being: A Double-Edged Sword? St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra, .
2014 Kavanagh, A.M. (2014) Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Conference Constrained Agency”: A critical insight into how principals and teachers enact agency and effect change in primary schools in order to create more equitable and inclusive school cultures Athlone, .
2014 Kavanagh, A.M. (2014) Understanding Well-being in Changing Times: The Role of SPHE Conference Organisation Sub-Committee St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra, .
2013 Kavanagh, A.M. with Collins, B. (2013) International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy (ICEP) Employing Student Voice to Enhance Inclusive Learning IT Sligo,Sligo, .
2013 Kavanagh, A.M. (2013) American Education Research Association (AERA) Conference A Human Rights Informed Approach - Working Towards the Democratisation of Organisational and Pedagogical Relations: A Critical Case Study Analysis San Francisco, California, .
2012 Kavanagh, A.M. (2012) The Future of SPHE: Problems & Possibilities Conference Organisation Sub-Committee Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, .
2012 Kavanagh, A.M. (2012) SPHE Network Conference The Role of SPHE in Promoting Democratic Practice in Schools Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, .
2012 Kavanagh, A.M. (2012) Citizenship, History, Democracy and Education Conference Human Rights-Informed Democratic Practice: A Case Study International Centre for Education and Democratic Citizenship, Birbeck, University of London, .
2012 Kavanagh, A.M. (2012) Postgraduate Conference in Humanities and Education Rushgreen E.T.N.S. – A Model of Liberal or Critical Multicultural Education? St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra, .
2011 Kavanagh, A.M. (2011) DICE Conference Critical Multicultural Education in Action at Rushgreen E.T.N.S St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra, .
2011 Kavanagh, A.M. (2011) Postgraduate Conference in Humanities and Education Emerging Models of Intercultural Education in Three Irish Primary Schools St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra, .

Published Report

Year Publication
2013 Collins, B. & Kavanagh, A.M. (2013) Student Teachers’ Experiences of Circle Time: Implications for Practice. The DICE Project, .
2011 Waldron, F., Kavanagh, A.M., Kavanagh, R., Maunsell, C., Oberman, R., O'Reilly, M., Pike, S., Prunty, A., & Ruane, B. (2011) Teachers, Human Rights and Human Rights Education: Knowledge, perspectives and practices of primary school teachers in Ireland. A report by the Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship Education. St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra, .
2010 Ruane, B., Kavanagh, A.M., Waldron, F., Dillon, S., Maunsell, C., & Prunty, A. (2010) Young children’s engagement with issues of global justice. A report by the Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship Education. St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra and Trocaire, .

Thesis

Year Publication
2013 Kavanagh, A.M. (2013) Emerging models of intercultural education in Irish primary schools: A critical case study analysis. THES
2008 Kavanagh, A.M. (2008) An Appealing Outside and A Healthy Inside: An Analysis of the Factors that Motivate Irish Parents when Purchasing Food for their Children’s School Lunches. THES

Blog

Year Publication
2022 Kavanagh, A.M. (2022) The war in Ukraine: A teacher’s guide to talking about it in the primary classroom. BLOG [Link]
2022 Kavanagh, A.M. (2022) Traveller children and youth’s rights matter (too): Together we need to validate and make visible Traveller cultural identity, languages and values in education. BLOG [Link]

Book

Year Publication
2021 Kavanagh, A.M.;Waldron, F.;Mallon, B. (2021) Teaching for social justice and sustainable development across the primary curriculum. [Link] [DOI]
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Professional Associations

Association Function From / To
SIG: Belief Systems, Ethics and Philosophy in Education (BEPE) Member -
Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Member -
Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship Education Member -
Children's Rights Alliance Member -
American Educational Research Association (AERA) Member -
SPHE Network Secretary -

Honors and Awards

Date Title Awarding Body
01/01/2015 Lecturer of the Year Students' Union, St. Patrick's College
01/01/2006 Kellogg’s Scholarship 2006-2008 DCU
01/01/2009 Michael Jordan Fellowship in Education 2009-2012 DCU
01/01/2004 Vere Foster Medal Winner INTO

Committees

Committee Function From / To
SIG: Belief Systems, Ethics and Philosophy in Education (BEPE) -
SPHE Network -

Media

Title Year Type Authors
Packing in the Claims? 2008 Newspaper article (Print) Thompson, S.
Reading Between the Lines of the Nutritional Information 2008 Newspaper article (Print) Thompson, S.

Research Interests

Anne Marie is interested in the areas of intercultural education, ethical education, critical multicultural education, democratic education, human rights education, global citizenship education and Social, Personal and Health Education.

Research Projects

Title Role Description Start date End date
Ethical and Inclusive Education for Ethical Education and the Voice of Third Country National Children - embedding interculturalism in rapidly developing areas through Educate Together Schools Researcher 01/07/2014 27/02/2015
Student Teachers’ Experience of DE/ICE through Circle Time in primary/post-primary schools Researcher 01/02/2012 01/02/2013

Modules Coordinated

Term Title Subject
2022 Description of 2021_ED4010 ED4010