Professor Deirdre Butler

Deirdre Butler is Professor of Education in Dublin City University (DCU) Institute of Education. Deirdre has extensive experience in developing sustainable, scalable models of teacher professional learning, and has managed projects and school based initiatives which focus on creative uses of digital technologies. She is internationally recognised as a leading scholar and expert in learner-centered pedagogical approaches. She has advised both Finish and Danish policy makers on the on the redesign of learning environments. Establishing strategic partnerships has been a key feature of Deirdre’s work and a number of impactful initiatives have resulted from her collaborations with Microsoft, Business Model Adventures, the National Institute of Digital Learning (NIDL) and H2 Learning. Deirdre was also instrumental in the establishment of the flagship Lego Education Innovation Studio in the DCU Institute of Education. Recently, she won the DCU President’s Award for Engagement –Special Award in Enterprise Engagement.