Karen Buckley

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Karen Buckley is an assistant professor in the School of Inclusive and Special Education at the Institute of Education at DCU. As a qualified post-primary teacher and experienced lecturer in teacher education, Karen has enjoyed working across a range of educational settings in second level, further education and higher education. With particular research interest in inclusive pedagogy, Karen is an advocate for inclusive practice to improve and optimise teaching, learning and assessment in higher education. 

Karen holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Sociology, a Master of Arts Degree in Sociology and Post Graduate Diploma in Education. She is currently a Doctoral candidate in Maynooth University where she is exploring Teacher Education, Identity and Professional Development practices.


Edited Book

Year Publication
2018 Teresa Whitaker, Aoife M Lynam, Karen Buckley, Dara Cassidy (Ed.). (2018) Voices of Educators in 21st Century Ireland. Dublin, Ireland: The Doggett Group, [Link]

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2020 Roisin Lyons and Karen Buckley (2020) 'Stakeholder Engagement in a Large Enterprise Class Showcase'. Journal of Management Education, . [Link] https://doi-org.dcu.idm.oclc.org/10.1177%2F1052562920969908
2018 Lisa Donaldson, Karen Buckley, Orna Farrell, Julie Uí Choistealbha (2018) 'Refections on ePortfolio Professional Learning: Harnessing an Unconference Approach'. Aepr, 2 (3):20-29. [Link]

Conference Publication

Year Publication
2018 Fiona O’Riordan, Karen Buckley and Mark Glynn (2018) International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy 2018 What can educators do to promote academic integrity?

Online Article

Year Publication
2019 Karen Buckley, Mark Glynn (2019) UDL in DCU. ELEA [Link]

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2019 Karen Buckley, Lorraine Gallagher (2019) AGEAD Annual Conference: Journey to Oz -Travelling Together Towards Inclusive Education Universal Design for Learning (UDL) A professional development workshop to promote and implement an inclusive teaching and learning environment Dublin, 20/03/2019-.
2019 Karen Buckley (2019) Universal Design for Learning (UDL) A Professional Development Workshop A professional development workshop to promote and implement an inclusive teaching and learning environment using principles of UDL for staff, faculty and learners in Higher Education Institutions Dublin City University, 22/02/2019-.
2019 Karen Buckley (2019) Promoting Inclusivity through Universal Design for Learning Evaluate approaches to UDL taken in other institutions and note successes and challenges in implementing UDL principles in different settings University of Limerick, 06/11/2019-.
2019 Karen Buckley (2019) 28th ICDE World Conference on Online Learning Doctoral Research Symposium - To Read or Not to Read? Dublin City University, 03/11/2019-.
2019 Karen Buckley, Mary Fitzpatrick (2019) 12th International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy Voice of the Educator University of Limerick, 12/12/2019-13/12/2019.
2019 Karen Buckley (2019) Designing your Professional Portfolio Enhancing Eportfolio competencies for higher education practitioners across Ireland Dublin City University, 14/02/2019-.
2019 Karen Buckley (2019) DCU Teaching & Learning Day 2019 Student Panel Discussion: Do Universities Kill Creativity? Dublin City University, 11/09/2019-.
2019 Karen Buckley (2019) QUB Annual Learning & Teaching Conference - Shaping Change in an Educational Setting Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in DCU Queens University, Belfast, 17/04/2019-.
2019 Lisa Donaldson, Karen Buckley, Orna Farrell (2019) Workshop: The Potential and Practice of Eportfolio This half day workshop featured a keynote by Kristina Hoeppner, Catalyst IT, New Zealand & a conversational workshop on eportfolio practice Dublin City University, 11/11/2019-.
2019 Orla Kelly, Karen Buckley (2019) 18th Conference of the European Institute for Outdoor Adventure Education and Experiential Learning (EOE) Universal Design for Learning: A framework to explore inclusion in outdoor learning IT Trallee, 27/09/2019-.
2019 Karen Buckley (2019) Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Curriculum Designing Inclusion in the Curriculum - Building sustainable learning communities Queens University, Belfast, 25/09/2019-.
2018 Lisa Donaldson, Orna Farrell, Karen Buckley, and Julie Uí Choistealbha. (2018) DIY Unconference: CPD with a twist Presentation at EdTech 2018, TEL Quality Matters – People, Policies and Practices, Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association, Carlow, 31st May - 1st June Carlow, Ireland, .
2018 Lisa Donaldson, Karen Buckley, Orna Farrell, Julie Ui Choistealbha.. (2018) Harnessing an unconference approach to develop eportfolio competencies Presentation at ePortfolios & More: The Developing Role of ePortfolios within the Digital Landscape, Dublin City University, Dublin, 24th May Dublin City University, Dublin 9, Ireland, .
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Education

Start date Institution Qualification Subject
National University of Ireland, Maynooth Doctorate of Education
National University of Ireland, Maynooth Higher Diploma in Education
National University of Ireland, Maynooth Bachelor of Arts Degree
National University of Ireland, Maynooth Master of Arts Degree

Research Interests

  • Professional Development in Higher Education
  • Academic Identity
  • Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
  • Universal Design for Learning
  • Student Voice

Research Projects

Title Role Description Start date End date
Moving Large, Face-to-Face classes online Researcher 01/06/2020 01/01/2021

Modules Coordinated

Term Title Subject
2022 Introduction to Inclusive Education SI220