Siun Nic Mhuiri

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Siún Nic Mhuirí is a lecturer in the Institute of Education, St. Patrick’s campus, where she specialises in Mathematics Education. She completed her Masters degree in mathematics at NUI, Galway before obtaining her PGCE at the University of Exeter, UK. The majority of her primary teaching experience was in designated disadvantaged schools and she has worked with the Maths Recovery and Ready, Set, Go - Maths programmes. She completed her PhD under the supervision of Dr Dolores Corcoran in St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra. This research was centred on a teaching experiment she carried out at fifth class level and was titled ‘Does it go without saying? Mathematical Thinking in Whole Class Discourse’

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2022 Twohill, A.;NicMhuirí, S.;Harbison, L.;Karakolidis, A. (2022) 'Primary Preservice Teachers’ Mathematics Teaching Efficacy Beliefs: the Role Played by Mathematics Attainment, Educational Level, Preparedness to Teach, and Gender'. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, . [Link] [DOI]

Published Report

Year Publication
2020 Siún Nic Mhuirí (2020) Shape and Space in the Senior Primary Classes. NCCA, . [Link]
2020 Siún Nic Mhuirí (2020) Measures in Senior Primary Classes. NCCA, . [Link]
2014 Dooley, T., Dunphy, E., Shiel, G., Butler, D., Corcoran, D., Farrell, T., NicMhuirí, S., O'Connor, M., Travers, J. & Perry, B (2014) Mathematics in Early Childhood and Primary Education (children aged 3-8 years), (Volume 18: Teaching and learning). National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, . [Link]

Conference Publication

Year Publication
2021 Neary, P.;Nic Mhuirí, S. (2021) Proceedings of the Eighth Conference on Research in Mathematics Education . In: Mary Kingston;Paul Grimes eds. Modelling Division: Towards a Local Instructional Theory for the Teaching of Multi-Digit Division [Link] [DOI]
2021 Nic Mhuirí, S;Kelly, D. (2021) Proceedings of the Eighth Conference on Research in Mathematics Education . In: Paul Grimes;Mary Kingston eds. Making Squares: Children’s Responses to a Tangram Task [Link] [DOI]
2021 Howard, F.;OReilly, M.;Nic Mhuirí, S. (2021) Proceedings of the Eighth Conference on Research in Mathematics Education . In: Mary Kingston eds. Storying mathematical identity narratives https://zenodo.org/record/5601481#.YnkWv-jMK70
2019 Siún Nic Mhuirí, Therese Farrell, Córa Gillic, Mary Kingston (2019) Seventh Conference on Research in Mathematics Education in Ireland (MEI7) . In: Lorraine Harbison, Aisling Twohill eds. Planning for Teaching Early Mathematics:Negotiation of Shared Intentions Dublin, [Link] [DOI]
2019 Siún Nic Mhuirí, Aisling Twohill, Lorraine Harbison (2019) Seventh Conference on Research in Mathematics Education in Ireland (MEI7) . In: Lorraine Harbison, Aisling Twohill eds. Investigating Mathematics Teacher Efficacy Beliefs in Primary Initial Teacher Education Dublin, [Link] [DOI]
2019 Siún Nic Mhuirí (2019) Eleventh Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME11) A lens on two classrooms: Implications for research on teaching 06/02/2019- 10/02/2019
2019 Charalampos Sakonidis, Reidar Mosvold, Ove Gunnar Drageset, Siún Nic Mhuirí, Rukiye Didem Taylan (2019) Eleventh Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME11) Studying mathematics teaching and teacher practice(s): in search for an identity
2019 Fionnán Howard, Siún Nic Mhuirí, Maurice OReilly (2019) Eleventh Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME11) “I don't like Maths as a subject but I like doing it.”: A methodology for understanding mathematical identity
2019 Siún Nic Mhuirí (2019) Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Conference 2019 A lens on two classroom: Considerations for mathematics education
2018 Siún Nic Mhuirí, Lorraine Harbison, Aisling Twohill (2018) European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), Bolzano, Italy Design and redesign: Investigating mathematics teacher efficacy in primary initial teacher education https://eera-ecer.de/ecer-programmes/conference/23/contribution/44630/
2018 Aisling Twohill, Siún Nic Mhuirí, Lorraine Harbison (2018) 42nd Annual Meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME) . In: Ewa Bergqvist, Magnus Österholm, Carina Granberg, Lovisa Sumpter eds. Investigating the mathematics teaching efficacy beliefs of student teachers Umea, Sweden, 03/07/2018- 08/07/2018
2017 Siún NIc Mhuirí (2017) 10th Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education . In: Dooley, T., Gueudet, G eds. Considering research frameworks as a tool for reflection on practices: Grain-size and levels of change Dublin, 01/02/2017- 05/02/2017 http://www.mathematik.uni-dortmund.de/ieem/erme_temp/CERME10_Proceedings_final.pdf
2017 Lorraine Harbison, Aisling Twohill, Siún NIc Mhuirí (2017) Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE) . In: M. Sablic, A. Skugor, I. Durdevic Babic eds. Associations of students self-reported efficacy beliefs towards mathematics education on completion of their first year in initial teacher education Dubrovnik, Croatia, 23/10/2017- 25/10/2017 [Link]
2014 NicMhuirí, S. (2014) Fourth Conference on Research in Mathematics Education (MEI) . In: In T. Dooley, D. Corcoran & M. Ryan eds. Look who's talking now - the role of talk in relation to mathematical thinking and problem solving Dublin,
2014 S. Nic Mhuirí (2014) Proceedings of the 38th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education and the 36th Conference of the North American Chapter of the Psychology of Mathematics Education . In: P. Liljedahl, S. Oesterle, C. Nicol & D. Allan eds. Investigating student participation trajectories in a mathematical discourse community Vancouver,

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2021 Patrick Neary, Siún Nic Mhuirí (2021) A Problem-Solving Approach to the Teaching of Number Clare Education Centre Webinar Online, 25/03/2021-.
2020 Siún Nic Mhuirí, Seán Noone (2020) Irish Learning Support Association (ILSA) Supporting All Learners in Mathematics through Universal Design for Learning Online, .
2019 Aisling Twohill, Siún Nic Mhuirí, Mary Kingston (2019) 43rd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education Micro-ethnography of collaboration: Sharing perspectives and broadening lenses within a community of practice Pretoria, South Africa, .
2016 Twohill, A., Ryan, M., Nic Mhuirí, S., Dooley, T (2016) Centre for Collaborative Research across Teacher Education (CREATE) St. Patrick’s College, Dublin, .
2016 Siún Nic Mhuirí (2016) 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME) Hamburg, germany, .
2014 S. Nic Mhuirí (2014) Presentation to the Science and Mathematics Education Conference, (SMEC) Thinking and evaluation in a mathematical discourse community: A shared responsibility Dublin, .
2013 S. Nic Mhuirí (2013) INTO Consultative Conference on Education: Numeracy Matters Maths talk: Talking about mathematical thinking Portlaoise, .

Thesis

Year Publication
2012 S Nic Mhuirí (2012) Does it go without saying? Mathematical thinking in whole class discourse. St. Patrick's College, Dublin: THES
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Professional Associations

Association Function From / To
Mathematics Education Ireland (MEI) Treasurer/Member of Editorial Team -
Local organising committee of the 10th Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education (CERME), Dublin, February 2017 Local organising committee of the 10th Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education (CERME), Dublin, February 2017 -
Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education Co-chair of Mathematics Teaching and Teacher Practice(s), TWG19, CERME 11 10/01/2018 -
YERME Young researchers in the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education Co-chair YERME day, DCU IoE 01/02/2017 -
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME) Member -
British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics Member -

Committees

Committee Function From / To
CASTeL -
Athena SWAN -
CREATE21 (Collaborative Research Across Teacher Education) -

Research Interests

Mathematics classroom practices; Dialogic teaching and the role of talk in mathematical thinking and problem solving; Teacher research and reflective practice; Mathematics teacher education, Mathematics Teacher Efficacy.

Co-chair of Mathematics Teaching and Teacher Practice(s), TWG19, for CERME13. 
Organizing Committee for the 8th Conference on Research in Mathematics Education (MEI), DCU Institute of Education, Dublin. October 2021. 

Research Projects

Title Role Description Start date End date
Maths4All Professional Learning Communities DCU PI 01/01/2022 31/12/2023
Maths4All DCU PI 01/01/2020 31/12/2020
NCCA Research Report Shape and Space DCU PI 12/01/2020 29/02/2020
Mathematical Modelling: Support Material for the new primary mathematics curriculum DCU PI 03/06/2020 31/08/2020
Mathematics Teaching Practices Toolkit DCU PI 01/01/2019 31/12/2019
Scéimeanna Oibre ó NzMaths PI 01/09/2019 31/12/2019
Mathematics Education: The Design Challenge of Programme Change in Primary Initial Teacher Education Co-Investigator 01/06/2017 31/05/2018

Contract Researchers

Researcher Name Project Funding Body
Patrick Neary Maths4All

Current Postgraduate Students

Student Name Degree Supervision
Flanagan ,Bernadette Doctor of Education Supervisor
Howard ,Fionnan PhD Supervisor
Kingston ,Mary PhD Supervisor
Gillic ,Cora PhD-track Supervisor

Internal Collaborators

Type Name Company Role
Internal Aisling Twohill DCU
Internal Therese Dooley DCU
Internal Maurice OReilly DCU
Internal Lorraine Harbison DCU
Internal Miriam Ryan DCU
Internal Mary Kingston DCU

Teaching Interests

BEd1: ED1022: Mathematics Education 
BEd2: ED2031: Mathematics Education 
BEd3: ED3052: Mathematics Education
BED4: ED4055: Mathematics Education

PME2: ED9048: Mathematics Education 

SG217: Teaching and Learning of Mathematics(Major Specialism, module 2)

Masters of Education: Mathematics Education Specialism

Modules Coordinated

Term Title Subject
2020 Mathematics Education ED2031
2022 Teaching and Learning of Mathematics SG217
2022 Mathematics Education ED9048