Regina Murphy

Dr

Regina Murphy, PhD, is Head of the School of Arts Education and Movement at DCU Institute of Education. Prior to assuming this role she was Director of Inservice Education at St Patrick’s College during which she initiated several innovative courses for teachers and led the accreditation of a diverse suite of programmes including the postgraduate Certificate/Diploma in Ethical and Multidenominational Education (a partnership with Educate Together), and the Certificate/Diploma in Choral Conducting in Education and in the Community (in collaboration with the Association of Irish Choirs). She also initiated the Master of Teaching programme, a blended approach to teacher professional learning. Each of these was the first of its kind in Ireland.

Current teaching encompasses music education in the Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Early Childhood Education degrees, together with teaching and supervision on the MTeach, MEd and EdD programmes. She leads a strand on the professional doctorate in education (EdD) on Arts, Creativity and Imagination in Education. In July 2016 she hosted the International Society for Music Education (ISME) Commission Seminar: Music in Schools and Teacher Education (MISTEC) at St Patrick’s College and was an elected board member of the International Society for Music Education from 2008-2010 and again 2010-2012. She is currently Assistant Chair of the Society for Music Education in Ireland and co-editor of the British Journal of Music Education: An International Journal (Cambridge).

As a former primary school teacher, principal, arts education officer with the National Council of Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA), and researcher with the Educational Research Centre (ERC) her research interests continue to focus on the expertise of the generalist teacher/early years educator in arts education, embodied knowledge, teacher identity, reflective practice, and arts based research. She also leads a research team at DCU Institute of Education on school placement with Professor Kathy Hall (PI) UCC, on behalf of the Teaching Council. 

Manual

Year Publication
2006 Murphy, R., & Espeland, M. (2006) Upbeat Series (6 Teachers' Books, 6 Pupils' Books). Dublin: MANUAL

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2019 Hall, Kathy, Murphy, Regina, Rutherford, Vanessa, & Ní Áingéis, Bernadette (2019) 'Mentoring and assessing student teachers on school placement: Integrating theory and practice'. Education Research and Perspectives, 46 :75-107. Link

Conference Publication

Year Publication
2021 Murphy, Regina (2021) American Educational Research Association (AERA) ; SIG-Portfolios and Reflection in Teaching and Teacher Education Reflecting and Acting on Assessment Feedback in ePortfolios for Early Years Music Education
2019 Murphy, Regina; Hall, Kathy, Rutherford, Vanessa, & Ní Áingléis, Bernadette (2019) American Educational Research Association (AERA) ; Mentoring and Assessment of Student Teachers on School Placement: Integrating Theory and Practice
2019 Murphy, Regina & Ward, Francis (2019) MayDay Group Colloquium 31: Music Education as Social, Cultural, and Political Action ‘The child will be enabled to…’: Re/imagining Socially Inclusive Music Education in Initial Teacher Education
2019 Murphy, Regina & Ward, Francis (2019) Centro de Investigação em Psicologia da Música e Educação Musical (CIPEM 2019) Nurturing ‘Little c’ Creativity in Portfolio Assessment for Early Years Music Education
2019 Murphy, Regina (2019) American Educational Research Association (AERA), Toronto, Canada; Session: Critical Reflection and Diversity: Prospective and In-Service Teacher Learning to Teach Diverse Students Exploring Diversity in Preservice Teacher Education in Ireland
2018 Murphy, Regina and Ward, Francis (2018) American Educational Research Association (AERA) ; New York, USA Using ePortfolios to Enhance Preservice Early Years Educators’ Engagement with Music Education
2018 Murphy, Regina (2018) NIME6: 6th International Conference on Narrative Inquiry in Music Education, Boston, USA Opera: A Story with Music
2018 Murphy, Regina, Ward, Francis, Bowe, Marie Louise (2018) International Society for Music Education World Conference, Baku, Azerbaijan Catch and Release: A Model to Develop Student Teacher Situational Interest in Music Education in a Generalist Teacher Education programme
2017 Murphy, Regina & Ward, Francis (2017) I.NY Symposium Designing a Rubric to Measure Creativity in an ePortfolio for Music Education at Third Level
2017 Murphy, Regina (2017) Society for Music Education in Ireland 7th Annual Conference Fidget Spinners, Flipagrams and Football: Towards a New Rationale for Music in the Primary Curriculum
2014 Murphy, Regina (2014) American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting Generalist Elementary Teacher Expertise in Music Curriculum Making
2014 Murphy, Regina (2014) American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting Uncovering the niceties and bare necessities of arts education in Ireland
2013 Murphy, Regina (2013) Society for Music Education (SMEI) 3rd Annual Conference, Dublin Whatever you say, say nothing: Exploring Whole School Evaluation Reports of School Music
2013 Murphy, Regina (2013) Society for Music Education (SMEI) 3rd Annual Conference, Dublin Whatever you say, say nothing: Exploring Whole School Evaluation Reports of School Music
2013 Murphy, Regina (2013) Society for Music Education (SMEI) 3rd Annual Conference, Dublin Whatever you say, say nothing: Exploring Whole School Evaluation Reports of School Music
2013 Murphy, Regina (2013) International Professional Development Association (ipda) Primary Teachers’ and Principals’ Views of CPD in Music in Times of Educational Reform. International Conference University of Birmingham, UK,
2012 Conway, Paul & Murphy, Regina (2012) American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting Work Samples and Video-cases as a Window on Teachers’ Inquiry into Technology-enhanced Literacy Learning in Primary Classrooms
2010 Hentschke, L., Murphy, R. & Barrett, M. (2010) Paper presented at the UNESCO 2nd World Conference on Arts Education, Seoul, Korea Towards a road map for music education
2009 Murphy, R. (2009) World Alliance for Arts Education, Newcastle Summit, Newcastle-Gateshead, UK Mediating the space between teachers and artists
2009 Alexandrou, A., Naylor, C, Murphy, R., O’Brien, J., Signer, B., & Stevenson, H. (2009) Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Disciplined Inquiry: Education Research in the Circle of Knowledge, San Diego, CA Who are the school leaders of tomorrow? Phase Two of an international teacher union research project
2008 Murphy, R. (2008) Paper presented at the Conference: “Human Rights Education for a Sustainable Future: Celebrating 60 years of the UDHR”, St Patrick’s College, Dublin Exploring a place for social justice and human rights in a music curriculum
2008 Murphy, R. (2008) Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New York, NY Curriculum resonance on the evaluation drum: An international perspective
2008 Murphy, R. (2008) Keynote presentation at Glór, Ennis, Co. Clare in partnership with the The Ark, A Cultural Centre for Children, at the opening of the Mandscape Touring Exhibition teacher-artist seminar Artists and teachers: The yin and the yang of the pedagogic process
2008 Murphy, R. (2008) Presentation at the International Society for Music Education (ISME) Conference, Bologna Creativity: Portico or temple to learning in music education and in the arts?
2007 Murphy, R. (2007) Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, IL Perspectives on assessment in music education
2007 Killeavy, M., Murphy, R. & Clynes, M. (2007) Paper presented at the Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Annual Conference, Cavan Evaluating mentoring and the mentor in the context of the induction of newly qualified teachers
2007 Elkoshi, R., Murphy, R., & Burnard, P. (2007) Paper presented at the Fifth International Research in Music Education (RIME) Conference. Exeter  Is early musical symbolization a universal human activity? Reports from a multicultural developmental pilot study
2007 Killeavy, M., Murphy, R., & Clynes, M. (2007) Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, IL When no one is looking: Tensions between policy and practice in mentors’ induction activities
2006 Murphy, R (2006) Symposium presentation at the International Society for Music Education (ISME) Biennial World Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia International perspectives on assessment and evaluation in music education
2006 Murphy, R (2006) Paper presented at the International Society for Music Education (ISME) Biennial World Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Wired for sound: Children as private music listeners

Edited Book

Year Publication
2007 L. Bresler (Ed.) Murphy, R.,& Espeland, M. (Section Eds) (Ed.). (2007) Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer,

Book

Year Publication
2021 Holdhus, Kari, Murphy, Regina & Espeland, Magne I. (2021) Music Education as Craft: Reframing Theories and Practices. Dordrecht, NL: Springer. Link
2017 Burnard, Pamela & Murphy, Regina (2017) Teaching Music Creatively. London: Taylor & Francis.
2013 Burnard, Pamela & Murphy, Regina (2013) Teaching Music Creatively. London: Routledge.

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2021 Murphy, Regina & Ward, Francis (2021) 'Connecting social justice to the teaching of music' In: London : Routledge. Link
2021 Holdhus, Kari & Murphy, Regina (2021) 'Conceptualising Music Education as “Craft”: Responses to an Invitation' In: Dordrecht, NL : Springer.
2017 Murphy, Regina (2017) 'Assessing creatively' In: London : Routledge.
2015 Murphy, Regina (2015) 'Learning from Heaney: The poet and arts-based educational research' In: Dublin, Ireland : Four Courts.
2010 Murphy, R.  (2010) 'Close to the music of what happens: A discussant evokes a poem' In: Charlotte, NC : Information Age.
2009 Murphy, R.  (2009) 'Assessing values and valuing assessment in the best of all possible worlds' In: Dordrecht, Netherlands : Springer.
2007 Murphy, R.  (2007) 'Harmonising assessment and music in the classroom' In: Dordrecht, Netherlands : Springer.
2007 Murphy, R,. & Espeland, M. (2007) 'Prelude: Making connections in assessment and evaluation in arts education' In: Netherlands : Springer.

Book Review

Year Publication
2003 Murphy, R.  (2003) Review of Critical links: Learning in the arts and student academic and social development, by R. Deasey (Ed.). BREV
2002 Murphy, R.  (2002) The arts in children's lives: Context, culture and curriculum, by L. Bresler & C. Thomson]. BREV

Published Report

Year Publication
2018 Hall, Kathy; Murphy, Regina; Rutherford, Vanessa & Ní Áingléis, Bernadette (2018) School Placement in Initial Teacher Education. Teaching Council, .
2009 Conway, P., Rath, A., & Murphy, R. (2009) Literacy and ICT in Primary Schools Project: Evaluation Report. UCC, .
2008 Shiel, Gerry & Murphy, Regina (2008) Drumcondra English Profiles. Educational Research Centre, . Link
2006 Killeavy, Maureen & Murphy, Regina (2006) National Pilot Project on Teacher Induction (NPPTI): Report on Phases 1-2, 2002-2004. NPPTI/DES, .

Reports

Year Publication
2013 Murphy, Regina (2013) Music Education Project Development Plan for the Royal Dublin Society. REPORT

Research Paper

Year Publication
2004 Murphy, Regina (2004) Experiences of boys and girls in arts education at primary level. Report prepared for the Gender Equality Unit of the Department of Education and Science, Ireland. RP

Editorial

Year Publication
2015 Murphy, Regina & Fautley, Martin (2015) Music Education in Africa. Cambridge, UK: ED
2015 Fautley, M. & Murphy, R. (2015) Difficult questions in music education. British Journal of Music Education. 32(2), 119 – 122. Cambridge: ED
2014 Fautley, M. & Murphy, R. (2014) British Journal of Music Education, 31(3), 241-243. ED

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2008 Murphy, Regina (2008) Opening of Mandscape Touring Exhibition: Teacher-Artist Seminar Artists and teachers: The yin and the yang of the pedagogic process. Keynote presentation at Glór, Ennis, Co. Clare in partnership with the The Ark, A Cultural Centre for Children Glór, Ennis, Co. Clare, .
2021 Murphy, Regina (2021) Centro de Investigação em Psicologia da Música e Educação Musical - CIPEM 2021 Centre for Investigation of the Psychology of Music and Music Education Porto, Portugal, .
2020 Murphy, Regina (2020) American Educational Research Association (AERA) ; SIG-Portfolios and Reflection in Teaching and Teacher Education SiG Business Meeting - Program Chair San Francisco, USA / Online, .
2020 Murphy, Regina (2020) 7th International Conference on Narrative Inquiry in Music Education (NIME7) Trauma, Resilience, and (Re)Engagement in Music Education NIME7 - Conference Session Presider Brock University, Canada, 15/10/2020-16/10/2020.
2019 Murphy, Regina (2019) American Educational Research Association (AERA) ; SIG-Portfolios and Reflection in Teaching and Teacher Education SiG Business Meeting - Program Chair Toronto, Canada, .
2019 Murphy, Regina (2019) Centro de Investigação em Psicologia da Música e Educação Musical - CIPEM 2019 Member of the Scientific Committee - by invitation Porto, Portugal, .
2008 Murphy, Regina (2008) American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting Social issues in arts education; discussant New York, .
2021 Murphy, Regina (2021) American Educational Research Association (AERA) ; SIG-Portfolios and Reflection in Teaching and Teacher Education Arts & Learning SiG Business Meeting - Nominator of Winner of Arts & Learning SiG Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Professor Liora Bresler Online, .
2021 O'Flaherty, Joanne & Murphy, Regina (2021) National Teacher Education and Teacher Educator Forum Integrative planning approaches for teacher preparation: Leverages and challenges UL & DCU Online, 22/04/2021-22/04/2021.
2020 Murphy, Regina (2020) Society for Music Education in Ireland [SMEI] 9th Annual Conference Conference host, organising, session chair DCU St Patrick's Campus, Drumcondra, Dublin 9, 24/01/2020-25/06/2021.
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Professional Associations

Association Function From / To
International Society for Music Education Board member 01/07/2008 - 01/07/2012
Society for Music Education in Ireland Assistant Chair 01/09/2015 - 01/09/2017

Honors and Awards

Date Title Awarding Body
01/06/2010 Dr Mary L Thornton Scholarship in Education National University of Ireland
01/06/2015 Teaching and Learning Award St Patrick's College Teaching & Learning

Committees

Committee Function From / To
Teaching Council: Féilte - Festival of Teaching and Learning Excellence 01/10/2014 - 01/01/2017

Employment

Employer Position From / To
St Patrick's College Drumcondra Director of Inservice Education - 30/09/2016

Education

Start date Institution Qualification Subject
NUI PhD
DCU M.A. by research

Languages

Language Reading Writing Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
Irish Fluent Functional Functional
French Functional Functional Functional
German Basic Basic Basic

Research Interests

socially inclusive music education, creativity, embodied knowledge, teacher identity, reflective practice, eportfolios, formative assessment, arts based research, expertise of the generalist teacher/early years educator in arts education, school experiences, school placement

Contract Researchers

Researcher Name Project Funding Body
Dr Eemer Eivers Creative Schools Evaluation

Current Postgraduate Students

Student Name Degree Supervision
O Sullivan ,Jennifer Doctor of Education Supervisor
Keane ,Eileen Maria Doctor of Education Supervisor
Coady ,Richard PhD Supervisor
Byrne ,Rachael Doctor of Education Supervisor
IRELAND ,ANN-MARIE PhD Supervisor

Teaching Interests

music education, arts education, creativity, teacher identity, reflective practice, ethical leadership, practitioner inquiry and arts-based educational research