Thomas Mccloughlin

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School of Stem Edcuation and Global
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Assistant Professor

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Researcher

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Researcher

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Thomas John Johnston McCloughlin is an Assistant Professor of Biology & Education. He majored in Crop Productivity (applied botany) and Hydrobiology (aquatic - freshwater and marine) as part of his first degree (Ulster). He is interested in all aspects of biology, and specifically the history and philosophy of biology. He teaches undergraduate biology education modules as well as general science education and modules on "local studies". He holds Masters degrees in Education and Theology. His doctorate (TCD) concerns the cognition of biological natural kinds and their classification. Dr. McCloughlin is the director of the herbarium in DCU and the curator of the Science Archive. He is currently researching the history of biology as found in Aristotle and Theophrastus; and the history of biology education as found in textbooks (1870 - date), especially in the "German Boycott" of the early 20th century, and mathematogenic misconceptions in textbooks, and the juxtaposition between biology education and biology per se as expressed in experimental apparatus (again through textbooks 1870 - 1960). Dr. McCloughlin is engaged in research concerning Rogerstown Estuary in north county Dublin, specifically on the biodiversity and how it is affected by the water quality entering the estuary, especially phosphate pollution and its sequestration. He is also currently engaged as an investigator in the EMPIRE Project in the Water Institute where he is establishing the DCU Mesocosm, funded by the EPA.

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2009 McCloughlin, T., Finlayson, O., & Mulhall, C. (Eds.) (2009) Science Live for Teachers! (SL4T) Proceedings of the primary science symposium: Science Live for Teachers Dublin, .
2008 McCloughlin, TJJ., Finlayson, O. & Sheeran, K. (Eds.) (2008) Science Live for Teachers (SL4T) Proceedings of the primary science symposiun: science live for teachers Dublin, .
2007 Finlayson, O., McCloughlin, T., & Steberger, A. (Eds.) (2007) Science Live for Teachers! (SL4T) Proceedings of the primary science symposium: Science Live for Teachers Dublin, .
2004 Odilla Finlayson, Martin Henry, Tom McCloughlin, Eilish McLoughlin, Brian Trench, Paul van Kampen (2004) Science and Mathematics Education Conference - SMEC 2004 SMEC 2004 DCU, 23/09/2004-24/09/2004.

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2017 Tom McCloughlin, T., Gash, H., Torkar, G. (2017) 'Apps and Biodiversity: Teachers Using Digital Learning to Teach about Biodiversity' In: TEALEAF Academic Book. Ljubljana : University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Education. [Link]
2009 Robert, S., Gash, H., McCloughlin, T., Valanides, N., Angeli, C., Chocholouskova, Z.... & Krnel, D. (2009) 'Teacher training and science teaching: Data from a European project' In: SOPHIA: Teacher professional development. Cyprus : University of Cyprus.
2009 McCloughlin, T., O’Reilly, S., & Gash, H. (2009) 'Constructing science through dialogue and computer-aided learning' In: SOPHIA: Teacher professional development. Cyprus : University of Cyprus.
2017 McCloughlin, TJJ;Gash, H.;Torkar, G. (2017) 'Apps and biodiversity: teachers using digital learning to teach about biodiversity' In: TEALEAF Academic Book. Ljubljana : University of Ljubljana.

Conference Publication

Year Publication
2021 McCloughlin, T. (2021) Estuaries and coastal seas in the anthropocene: structure, functions and management (Poster) The estuaries of Fingal, Ireland: local and national governance meets science
2021 McCloughlin, T. (2021) International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology Biennial Meeting To the victors the spoils: anti-German sentiment in plant biology in the inter-war period as evidenced by textbooks Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory,
2021 McCloughlin, T. (2021) 12th Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences Virtual Conference (Poster) Remediation of phosphate levels in a semi-suburban catchment feeding a protected estuary
2021 Thomas McCloughlin (2021) Philosophy Of Plant Biology Workshop Theophrastus' Philosophy of Plants and Aristotle’s influence Online, 07/05/2021-
2020 Thomas McCloughlin (2020) History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science in School Biology Aristotle’s Philosophy of Biology: the role of dissection in Aristotle’s methodology Online, 11/12/2020-
2020 McCloughlin. T. (2020) 12th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies HISTORIC PLANT BIOLOGY EXPERIMENTS INTEGRATED WITH MODERN TECHNOLOGY Online, 06/07/2020- [DOI]
2020 McCloughlin. T. (2020) XXXIXth Scientific Instrument Commission SIG Instruments in Education London, 14/09/2020-
2020 McCloughlin. T. (2020) 12th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies AUGMENTED REALITY OF HERBARIUM SPECIMENS IN BIOLOGY EDUCATION Online, 06/07/2020- [DOI]
2019 McCloughlin. T. (2019) ISCAR 2019 regional conference ‘Crisis in contexts’ . In: K. Plakitsi, E. Kolokouri, A. Kornelaki eds. INTEGRATING SCIENCE WITH HISTORY WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF CULTURAL HISTORICAL ACTIVITY THEORY Ioannina, 19/03/2019- 24/03/2019
2018 Alatawi, M;Alanazi, Z;McCloughlin, T (2018) 11TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION (ICERI2018) THE SELF-PERCEPTION OF STEM AND SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHERS IN THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA IN THE CONTEXT OF MAJOR CURRICULAR REFORM
2018 Alanazi, Z;McCloughlin, T (2018) 11TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION (ICERI2018) CHALLENGES FACING TEACHING AND LEARNING NATIONAL SOCIAL STUDIES OF THE HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF FEMALE STUDENTS AND TEACHERS
2018 McCloughlin, T (2018) 11TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION (ICERI2018) LAND-LUBBERS OR SEA-DOGS: PRE-SERVICE PRIMARY STUDENT TEACHERS' EXPERIENCES OF MARINE ENVIRONMENTS?
2018 Alatawi, M;McCloughlin, T (2018) 11TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION (ICERI2018) THE IMPACT OF INTERNATIONAL ASSESSMENTS ON MATHEMATICS TEACHER DEVELOPMENT IN KSA
2019 Alanazi, Z;McCloughlin, T;Tamtam, A (2019) 12TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION (ICERI 2019) THE IMPACT OF SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT ON TEACHING AND LEARNING NATIONAL SOCIAL STUDIES IN HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL FROM THE POINT VIEW OF FEMALE STUDENTS AND TEACHERS IN SAUDI ARABIA
2019 Alatawi, M;McCloughlin, T (2019) 12TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION (ICERI2019) THE IMPACT OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN (TIMSS) ON MATHEMATICS TEACHERS IN KSA
2018 M. Alatawi, Z. Alanazi, T. McCloughlin (2018) 11th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation THE SELF-PERCEPTION OF STEM AND SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHERS IN THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA IN THE CONTEXT OF MAJOR CURRICULAR REFORM Seville, [Link]
2018 McCloughlin, TJJ; and Gash, H. (2018) ESERA 2017 Conference. Research, Practice and Collaboration in Science Education . In: Kalle Juuti & Eleni A. Kyza eds. Moving Beyond Mere Gaming: Apps and Biodiversity Dublin,
2017 Dromgool-Regan, C.; Burke, N., McCloughlin, T. (2017) Research, Practice and Collaboration in Science Education (Proceedings of ESERA 2017) . In: Finlayson, O., McLoughlin, E., Erduran, S., & Childs, P eds. MARINE DEFICIT 'DISORDER': MARINE LITERACY IN PRIMARY STUDENT TEACHERS Dublin, [Link]
2017 McCloughlin. T. (2017) Enseigner la biodiversité avec le numérique L'enseignant provocateur: quand enseigner et quand permettre aux enfants d'apprendre Laval, France,
2016 Gash, H;Humby, P;Austin, S;O'Reilly, S;McCloughlin, T (2016) INTED2016: 10TH INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE BIODIVERSITY AND COMPUTER APPLICATIONS: A QUALITATIVE CASE STUDY
2013 Ryan, S.; Finlayson, O.;McCloughlin T.;McLoughlin E. (2013) 10th biannual Conference of the European Science Education Research Association (ESERA): Science Education Research for Evidence-based Teaching and Coherent Learning Implementing New Pedagogies in Primary Science Cyprus,
2013 McCloughlin, T.J.J. (2013) 10th biannual Conference of the European Science Education Research Association (ESERA): Science Education Research for Evidence-based Teaching and Coherent Learning Balanced environmental science education (BESE): Outdoor primary science in the Irish curricular context and the case of datalogging
2013 McCloughlin, T.J.J. (2013) Technology Education (IOSTE) Mini-symposium on Science Education Research Classification and similarity of teachers’ reflection using multidimensional scaling CICE, Rathmines, Dublin, [Link]
2012 McCloughlin, T. (2012) Paper presented at the Science Live for Teachers Primary Science Symposium. St. Patrick’s College, Dublin Slim berekenend and the multiplication times tables [Link]
2011 McCloughlin, T. (2011) 11th International IHPST and 6th Greek History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Joint Conference: Science & Culture: Promise, Challenge and Demands Primary teachers’ naïve understanding of natural phenomena: the role of belief in scientific understanding Thessaloniki,
2011 McCloughlin, T. (2011) Virtual Paper presented at the ICERI2011 Conference. Madrid, Spain Simple but serious: games-based learning for developing individual science concepts
2011 McCloughlin, T. (2011) ICERI2011 Conference: International Conference of Education Research and Innovation Simple but serious: games-based learning for developing individual science concepts Madrid,
2011 Krnel D.;Družina B.;McCloughlin T. (2011) Journal of Biological Education What's inside a sweet pepper fruit? Thinking about 'insides' in plants [DOI]
2011 McCloughlin, T (2011) 4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION (ICERI) SIMPLE BUT SERIOUS: GAMES-BASED LEARNING FOR DEVELOPING INDIVIDUAL SCIENCE CONCEPTS
2011 McCloughlin, T.J.J., & Matthews, P.S.C. (2011) Paper presented at the 11th International IHPST and 6th Greek History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Joint Conference: “Science & Culture: Promise, Challenge and Demands. Thessaloniki, Greece Cultural constraints in the cognition of biological natural kinds concepts: the case of mammals
2011 McCloughlin, T., & Kallery, M. (2011) Paper presented at the 11th International IHPST and 6th Greek History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Joint Conference: “Science & Culture: Promise, Challenge and Demands. Thessaloniki, Greece Primary teachers’ naïve understanding of natural phenomena: the role of belief in scientific understanding
2011 McCloughlin, T. (2011) 11th International IHPST and 6th Greek History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Joint Conference: Science & Culture: Promise, Challenge and Demands Cultural constraints in the cognition of biological natural kinds concepts: the case of mammals Thessaloniki,
2011 McCloughlin, T. (2011) Virtual Paper presented at the ICERI2011 Conference. Madrid, Spain Personal response technology assisting movement through a constructivist teaching learning and assessment cycle
2010 McCloughlin, T., Gash, H., & O’Reilly, S. (2010) Proceedings of ICERI2010 Conference: International Conference of Education Research and Innovation, Madrid Reflecting on flash game technology in the classroom Madrid,
2010 Gash, H., & McCloughlin, T. (2010) Paper presented at the Second International Congress on Educational Research, in Antalya Turkey Primary and secondary school differences in thinking about science
2009 McCloughlin, T. (2009) Interactive poster display at the 3rd Primary Science Symposium, Science Live for Teachers (SL4T ’09), DCU, Dublin “Byzantine Studies” as an exemplar of integrating science with history and geography
2009 Gash, H., McCloughlin, T., & O’Reilly, S. (2009) Paper presented at the annual conference of IASSEE, St Patrick's College, Dublin Thinking about learning science
2009 McCloughlin, T.J.J. (2009) Improving quality in higher education using computer-based technologies . In: V. Karapetyan (Ed.) eds. Materials of the International Scientific Conference Psychological Problems of Educational Reforms Yerevan,
2009 McCloughlin, T. (2009) Lecture given at the 3rd Primary Science Symposium, Science Live for Teachers (SL4T ’09), DCU, Dublin The foibles of plants: Keys, mutations and natural selection
2009 Gash, H., & McCloughlin, T. (2009) Oral paper presented at the International Symposium of the SOPHIA Project, Angers, France
2008 McCloughlin, T., Gash, H., & O’Reilly, S. (2008) 6th PanHellenic Conference with International Participation: Information and Communication Technologies in Education . In: C. Angeli & N. Valanides (Eds.) eds. Creating a whole-class digital learning environment using a simple variable-based flash game
2008 McCloughlin, T. (2008) Proceedings of the 6th PanHellenic Conference with International Participation: Information and Communication Technologies in Education . In: C. Angeli & N. Valanides (Eds.) eds. Video-conferencing in teaching practical hands-on science to in-service primary science teachers in a remote region of Ireland Limassol,
2008 Cherubini, M., Gash, H., & McCloughlin, T. (2008) 6th PanHellenic Conference with International Participation: Information and Communication Technologies in Education . In: C. Angeli & N. Valanides (Eds.) eds. Investigating plant growth and development using the DigitalSeed
2006 McCloughlin, TJJ and Matthews, P.S.C. (2006) North American, European, and South American conference: science and technology literacy in the 21st century Repertory grid technique in science education research Lefkosia,
2005 McCloughlin, TJJ (2005) Proceedings of the first conference of Mathematics Education in Ireland . In: Close, S.; Dooley, T. and Corcoran, D. (Eds.) eds. Timeo Danaos: Science teachers teaching mathematics Drumcondra,
2005 McCloughlin, TJJ and Matthews, P.S.C. (2005) Proceedings of the 5th International Conference of the European Science Education Research Association: Contributions of research to enhancing students' interest in learning science. Barcelona, Spain . In: Pintó, R. and Couso, D (Eds.) eds. The Comparison of conceptual framework map data in repertory grid analysis
2005 O'Reilly, S. and McCloughlin, TJJ (2005) 5th International Conference of the European Science Education Research Association: Contributions of research to enhancing students' interest in learning science. Barcelona, Spain . In: Pintó, R. and Couso, D (Eds.) eds. Science and Sensory Integration: a balancing act
2004 McCloughlin, TJJ (2004) CASTME International & CASTME Europe Conference: Linking Science, Mathematics and Technology Education and their Social Relevance. (pp121-132). Lefkosia (Cyprus). Cyprus Mathematical Society . In: Makrides, Gr., Gagotsis, A., and Nicolaou, K. (Eds.) eds. Science Teachers Teaching Maths Using Technology, Ancient and Modern
2003 McCloughlin, TJJ and Murphy, C. (2003) Proceedings of the 4th International Conference of the European Science Education Research Association: Research and the quality of science education. Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands Experiences of Teaching and Learning Science of Pre-Service Primary Teachers in Ireland
2002 McCloughlin, TJJ and Matthews, P.S.C. (2002) 2nd International Conference on Science Education Using repertory grid analysis to study plant classification by science learners Lefkosa (Nicosia), Cyprus,
2001 McCloughlin, TJJ and Matthews, P.S.C. (2001) 3rd International Conference on Science Education Research in the Knowledge-based Society . In: Psillos, D.; Kariotoglou, P.; Tselfes, V.; Bisdikian, G.; Fassoulopoulos, G.; Hatzikraniotis, E.; Kallery, M. (Eds.) eds. Studying the Learning of Biological Natural Kind Concepts.Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference of the European Science Education Research Association: Science Education Research in the Knowledge Based Society, Vol. 2 (pp739-741). Thessaloniki, Greece
2011 McCloughlin, T (2011) 2011 4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION (ICERI) PERSONAL RESPONSE TECHNOLOGY ASSISTING MOVEMENT THROUGH A CONSTRUCTIVIST TEACHING LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT CYCLE
2010 McCloughlin, T;Gash, H;O'Reilly, S (2010) 3RD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION (ICERI2010) REFLECTING ON FLASH GAME TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM

Edited Book

Year Publication
2017 José Luis Ruiz-Real, Rubén Martínez-Reche agus Belén Payán-Sánchez (Ed.). (2017) TIONSCADAL TEALEAF LEABHAR ACMHAINNÍ MÚINTEOIRÍ. Dublin: DCU,
2017 Ruiz-Real, JL; Martínez-Reche, R.; Payán-Sánchez, B (Ed.). (2017) TEALEAF Project Teachers' Resource Book. Almeria: University of Almeria,
2016 McCloughlin, T (Ed.). (2016) Boylan's Primary Science Glossary. Dublin: Graphikon,

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2021 Azeez, Y.;O'Flynn, D.;White, B.;Holland, L.;Parle-McDermott, A.;Lawler, J.;McCloughlin, T.;Harold, D.;Huerta, B. (2021) 'Monitoring of emerging contaminants of concern in the aquatic environment: a review of studies showing the application of effect-based measures'. Analytical Methods, . [DOI]
2021 McCloughlin. T. (2021) 'Lost and found: The Nooth apparatus'. Endeavour, 45 (1-2). [DOI]
2021 O'Flynn, D.; Harald, D.; Holland, L.; Parle-McDermott, A.; Yusuf, A.; Lawlor, J.; McCloughlin, T.; White, B.; Regan, F. (2021) 'A review of pharmaceutical occurrence and pathways in the aquatic environment in the context of a changing climate and the COVID-19 pandemic'. ANALYTICAL METHODS AND INSTRUMENTATION, 13 (20).
2021 Grey, A.;Cunningham, A.;Lee, A.;Monteys, X.;Coveney, S.;McCaul, M.V.;Murphy, B.T.;McCloughlin, T.;Hidaka, B.;Kelleher, B.P. (2021) 'Geochemical mapping of a blue carbon zone: Investigation of the influence of riverine input on tidal affected zones in Bull Island'. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 45 . [Link] [DOI]
2019 McCloughlin, T (2019) 'The Constructivism of Mystical Theology'. Constructivist Foundations, 15 (1):18-20.
2018 McCloughlin T. (2018) 'The systems approach to Irish society: 136 years of unintended consequences'. Kybernetes, 48 (2):348-360. [DOI]
2017 McCloughlin T.;Matthews P. (2017) 'Personal constructions of biological concepts – The repertory grid approach'. Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 7 (1):93-110.
2017 McCloughlin, T (2017) 'Communities of Practice as Systems: The Case of TEALEAF'. Systems, 5 . [DOI]
2016 McCloughlin, T (2016) 'When Is a Constructivist not a Constructivist?'. Constructivist Foundations, 12 :79-80.
2016 McCloughlin, T.; (2016) 'A sight for sore eyes: Diplostomum and Tylodelphys in the eyes of fish'. Iranian Journal of Parasitology, .
2015 Gash, H.;McCloughlin, T.; (2015) 'Embedding technology in pedagogy'. Constructivist Foundations, .
2015 McCloughlin, T (2015) 'CLOSENESS OF FIT TO THE IDEAL: CLASSIFICATION AND SIMILARITY OF TEACHERS' REFLECTIONS USING MULTI-DIMENSIONAL SCALING'. Problems of Education in the 21st Century, 67 :72-80.
2015 McCloughlin T. (2015) 'The cognition of religion: Radical-constructivist considerations'. Constructivist Foundations, 11 (1):128-131.
2014 McCloughlin, T (2014) 'Radical Constructivism in Learning: Breaking the Tyranny of Information Accumulation'. Constructivist Foundations, 9 :312-314.
2012 McCloughlin, T.J.J., Matthews, P.S.C. (2012) 'Repertory grid analysis and concept mapping: problems and issues'. Problems of Education in the 21st Century, . [Link]
2011 Krnel D., Družina B., & McCloughlin, T. (2011) 'Kaj je v notranjosti paprike, premišljevanje o notranjosti rastlin'. 23 (3):2-10.
2010 McCloughlin, T.J.J., & Matthews, P.S.C. (2010) 'Comparing learners’ constructs using “socio-nets”: an application of Repertory Grid Analysis'. Problems of Education in the 21st Century, 25 :87-7-98. [Link]
2002 McCloughlin T. (2002) 'Repertory grid analysis as a form of concept mapping in science education research'. Irish Educational Studies, 21 (2):25-32. [DOI]
2009 McCloughlin, T.J.J., & Matthews, P.S.C. (2009) 'Examining the structures of students’ concepts using repertory grid analysis'. Problems of Education in the 21st Century, 18 (18):102-2-114. [Link]
2019 McCloughlin, T. (2019) 'The constructivism of mystical theology'. Constructivist Foundations, 15 . [Link]
2017 McCloughlin, T (2017) 'A Sight for Sore Eyes: Diplostomum and Tylodelphys in the Eyes of Fish'. Iranian Journal of Parasitology, 11 (3).
2015 McCloughlin T.;Kallery M.;Psillos D. (2015) 'The Coconstruction of Scientific and Nonscientific Belief Systems in Educators'. Cybernetics and Systems, 46 (6-7):543-553. [DOI]
2014 Mccormack L.;Finlayson O.;Mccloughlin T. (2014) 'The case programme implemented across the primary and secondary school transition in ireland'. International Journal of Science Education, 36 (17):2892-2917. [DOI]
2011 Gash H. & McCloughlin T. (2011) 'Primary and Secondary differences in thinking about learning science'. International Journal of Educational Research, 3 (7):92-102.
2011 Krnel, D;Druzina, B;McCloughlin, T (2011) 'What's inside a sweet pepper fruit? Thinking about 'insides' in plants'. Journal of Biological Education, 45 :29-36. [DOI]
2008 Cherubini M.;Gash H.;McCloughlin T. (2008) 'The DigitalSeed: An interactive toy for investigating plants'. Journal of Biological Education, 42 (3):123-129.
2002 McCloughlin, T.J.J. (2002) 'Repertory grid analysis as a form of concept mapping in science education research'. Irish Educational Studies, 21 (2):25-32.
1991 McCloughlin, T.J.J. & Irwin, S.W.B. (1991) 'The Occurrence of Eye Flukes in Fish from the Erne Catchment Area'. Irish Naturalists Journal, 23 (10):409-414.
1991 Irwin, SWB;McCloughlin, TJJ;Fried, B. (1991) 'Scanning and Transmission Electron Microscopical Observations on the Tegument of Excysted Metacercariae and Adults of Zygocotyle lunata'. Journal of Helminthology, 65 :270-274.

Blog

Year Publication
2020 Thomas John McCloughlin (2020) HYDROBIOLOGY WORKSHOP, IOANNINA, GRECE, 2012. Dublin: BLOG [Link]

Encyclopedia Entry

Year Publication
2019 Tom McCloughlin (2019) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_Karl_Theodor_Friedrich_Baermann. ENC

Publications letters

Year Publication
2016 McCloughlin T. (2016) A sight for sore eyes: Diplostomum and Tylodelphys in the eyes of fish. LETT

Newspaper

Year Publication
2020 Thomas McCloughlin (2020) Prof Carolan’s safe house. Dublin: NEWSA [Link]

Thesis

Year Publication
2017 McCloughlin. T. (2017) The Cretan Glare: process theology, existentialism and neo-platonic philosophy in the works of Nikos Kazantzakis. Winchester: THES
1990 McCloughlin. T. (1990) An electron and light microscopical study on an American paramphistome digenean trematode Zygocotyle lunata. An investigation of the structure of the tegument, the digestive, excretory and the lymphatic systems. Jordanstown: THES
2008 McCloughlin. T. (2008) The Application Of Repertory Grid Analysis In Eliciting Conceptual Frameworks And Classificatory Knowledge Of Biological Natural Kinds Concepts. Dublin: THES

Translation

Year Publication
2018 McCloughlin. T. (2018) Lazare Garreau: the forgotten hero of botany1 - biography. TR

Workshops

Year Publication
2012 McCloughlin, T. (2012) Field-based Workshop led at the EU-funded Erasmus Intensive Programme on “Light and Society”. University of Ioannina, Greece. WKSHOP
2011 McCloughlin, T. (2011) EU-funded Erasmus Intensive Programme on “Light and Sustainability”. University of Ioannina, Greece. WKSHOP [Link]

Other Journal

Year Publication
2021 Mac Lochlainn, T. (2021) 'Some notes on the catalytic decomposition of hydrogen peroxide' Science - the official journal of the Irish Science Teachers' Association, 32 (1) .
2019 Tom McCloughlin (2019) 'Beware the Greeks: Sources for the History of Gravity in Science Teaching' :7-24.
2018 McCloughlin. T. (2018) 'Encounters with Icons on Paros' .
2017 McCloughlin, T. (2017) 'The problem with split ends: split meristem growth distortions in plantains and giant horsetails' (136) .
2012 Mac Lochlainn, T. and Ní Raghallaigh, S. (2012) 'Technology (design & make) in the Irish primary curriculum' 47 (3) :27-7-30.
1997 McCloughlin, T.J.J. (1997) 'The Hydrostatic Model of Electricity' 33 (1) :26-6-29.
1996 McCloughlin, T.J.J. (1996) 'The Tegument of Platyhelminthes' 31 (3) :22-2-24.
1996 McCloughlin, T.J.J. (1996) 'Transition Year Science: A Fifteen Minute Taster Session' 32 (1) :21-1-23.
2016 McCloughlin, T.J.J. (2016) 'A monstrous Scrophularia nodosa L' .
2014 McCloughlin, T.J.J. (2014) 'Seeing double: a true Geum urbanum flore plene' .
2014 McCloughlin, T.J.J. (2014) 'Encounters with Icons in Santorini' .
2013 McCloughlin, T.J.J. and Chocholouskova, Z. (2013) 'April-fooled by pink primroses: the case of the 'ergastofigofyt'' .
2013 McCloughlin, T.J.J. (2013) 'An Englishman in Brittany: James Lloyd (1810-1897)' .
2012 McCloughlin, T.J.J. (2012) 'Encounters with Icons in Ioannina' .
2012 McCloughlin, T.J.J. (2012) 'Reversion in elder tree flowers with photograph of floral reversion in Sambucus nigra, Newbridge Desmesne, Co. Dublin' .
2001 McCloughlin, T.J.J. (2001) 'Lurganbrae - a green and pleasant land' (1) .

Book

Year Publication
2018 McCloughlin, T.J.J. (2018) Catalogue of the DCU Science Archive. Volume 1: pre-1800s to 1960. Dublin: Graphikon.
2018 McCloughlin, T. (2018) 19th Century Toys with Ancient Greek Names: Adventures with optics and language. Dublin: Graphikon.
2012 McCloughlin, T. (2012) Concept maps in science: propositions and exemplar concept maps using the computer program CmapTools. Dublin: Graphikon.
2010 McCloughlin, T.J.J. (2010) Conceptual mapping frameworks in science education: a reader for students of science education. Dublin: SPD.
2008 McCloughlin, T.J.J. (2008) Reflective practice in science education: a workbook for students of science didactics and pedagogy. Dublin: SPD.
2007 O’Reilly, S., & McCloughlin, T. (2007) Move and sense in science: sensory science in the primary classroom. Dublin: St. Patrick's College.
2001 McCloughlin, T.J.J,. & Kenny, G. (2001) Analyze This! Experiments for Transition Year. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan.
2001 O’Connor, F., & McCloughlin, T.J.J. (2001) Transition Year Diary. Dublin: Folens.
2013 McCloughlin, T.J.J. (2013) Look out! The Byzantines are Coming! Be a Byzantine engineer and design and make a mangonel. Dublin: Graphikon.

Published Report

Year Publication
2018 McCloughlin. T. (2018) Upper secondary education in Ireland: a case study. Royal Society, . [Link]
2009 Groupe interuniversitaire projet Sophia (2009) Formation des enseignants : Un exemple de recherche-action [Training science teachers: an example of research-action]. Revue Internationale d'Education Sevres, .
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Professional Associations

Association Function From / To
International Society for the History, Philosophy & Social Studies of Biology Member 05/12/2019 -
European Marine Science Education Association (EMSEA) Member 31/05/2018 -
Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland Member 01/01/1995 -
Marine Biological Association Member (MMBA) 31/01/2017 - 30/09/2021

Honors and Awards

Date Title Awarding Body
01/06/2014 St. Patrick's College Dublin President's Award for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (shared) St. Patrick's College President's Office

Committees

Committee Function From / To
Internationalisation Committee (SEIGS) 31/01/2017 -
International Committee (IOE) 01/10/2016 -
Health & Safety Committee (SPD) Faculty of Education Representative 01/01/2010 -
IT Committee (SPD) 01/10/2007 - 01/06/2014

Employment

Employer Position From / To
St. Patrick's College Lecturer 01/10/2000 - 31/08/2016
Ashbourne Community School Assistant Principal 01/09/1995 - 30/08/2000
Dundalk Grammar School Teacher of Science and Maths 01/09/1993 - 30/08/1995

Enterprise Engagement

Year Engagement Type Client Description
2005 Continuous Professional Development/Training Wheel appeal: designing and making moving toys RDS day
1997 Invited talk/presentation Lecture to MSc students TCD CASE
2000 Invited talk/presentation Lecture to HDipEd students TCD Biology Methods
2001 Continuous Professional Development/Training Living Things and Environmental Awareness & Care • Training of Trainers "Living Things and Environmental Awareness & Care" 26-27 June 2001, Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth
2005 Invited talk/presentation Wet, wet, wet: themed look at the science of water • Royal Dublin Society "Science Alive for Teachers" 'Wet, wet, wet: themed look at the science of water' 21st May 2005
2013 Continuous Professional Development/Training Discover Primary Science In-service to DPS providers
2015 Invited talk/presentation Focusing on design within ‘Design & Make'. Focusing on design within ‘Design & Make'.
2003 Continuous Professional Development/Training Living Things / Environmental Awareness & Care DES course for Primary Science Support team

Outreach Activities

Year Engagement Type Organisation Description
Science Intervention - St. Philips SNS 2002 - 2003
Science intervention - RALET NS. 2014
Science intervention - St. Patrick's Boys SNS 2004 - 2008
St. Patrick's BNS, Drumcondra on site to learn about Ireland's marine wildlife. 2016
Scratch Club - RALET NS. 2015 - 2016

Media

Title Year Type Authors
Be a Byzantine Engineer! 2015 Television interview/panel discussion T. McCloughlin
International Scientific Conference of Issues in Psychology in Educational Reforms 2008 Television interview/panel discussion T. McCloughlin
Barnet News 2010 Newspaper article (Print) Editor
Sci-Spy (television) 2004 Documentary McCloughlin. T.
Sci-Spy (DVD) 2004 Documentary McCloughlin. T.
Methodist Recorder 2010 Newspaper article (Print) Editor

Research Interests

Learning in biology at all levels in school education involving research using the following methods:  Repertory Grid Analysis, Bayes Nets, conceptual framework mapping techniques, structural equation modelling in examining causal pathways in natural learning environments, Rasch Analysis, Multidimensional Scaling.

History, Philosophy and Sociology of biology at all levels in school education and in the following themes: experimental biology in history: photosynthesis, transpiration, plant growth; herbarium studies.  Nature of Biology (as a subset of nature of science). The philosophy of biology as it relates to biology education.

Systematics: Natural variations in species, biometrical and bioinformatical applications concerning dicotyledonous plants (teratology) and digenean trematode parasites. Plant distribution and herbarium studies.

Research Projects

Title Role Description Start date End date
Evaluation of Junior Achievement Ireland Programme Inspiring Young Minds DCU PI 01/11/2018 31/10/2020
Plant Project 2015/F/371S LI 01/10/2015 01/06/2017
International Case Study DCU PI 29/06/2017 14/09/2017
Science and Orthodoxy around the World - SOW DCU PI 01/02/2016 31/01/2019
TEALEAF ERASMUS PLUS Partner 01/10/2014 01/10/2017
Marine Education S00647_30Jun2016 LI 01/10/2015 01/10/2016
Light and Sustainability ERASMUS IP Partner 01/10/2011 01/10/2012
Light and Society Partner 01/10/2010 01/10/2011
Light Partner 01/10/2009 01/10/2010
SOPHIA Partner 01/10/2005 01/10/2009
Sci-Spy Consultant 01/10/2001 01/10/2003
Diplostomids in Freshwater Fish Researcher 01/06/1990 01/09/1990

Contract Researchers

Researcher Name Project Funding Body
Sinead O'Reilly TEALEAF
Sinead O'Reilly SOPHIA
Sophie Nolan Plant Project / Marine Insitute

Internal Collaborators

Type Name Company Role
Internal Odilla Finlayson CASTeL Academic
Internal Hugh Gash DCU Academic
Internal Eilish McLoughlin CASTeL Academic

External Collaborators

Type Name Company Role
External Maria Kallery Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Academic
External Tassos Mikropoulos University of Ioannina Academic
External Katerina Plakitsi University of Ioannina Academic
External Zdenka Chocholouskova University of West Bohemia Academic
External Gregor Torkar University of Ljubljana Academic
External Dusan Krnel University of Ljubljana Academic
External Hera Karayianni University of Ioannina Academic

Teaching Interests

1. Teaching environmental and biological studies employing outdoors
2. Fieldwork incorporating data-logging using hand-held computers.
3. Integration within SESE and other subjects such as Art
4. Heutagogical approaches to student learning
5. Teaching science education using personal responsive devices (clickers).
6. Teaching in an informal setting, apprenticeship models, and according to the constructivist paradigm