School of STEM Education, Innovation & Global Studies


Primary Department
School of STEM Education, Innovation & Global Studies
Academic Staff
Phone number:
01 700
St Patrick's Campus
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Academic biography

Dr. Smith is an assistant professor in Science Education and works in the area of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD). At present his main work focuses on the research, development and facilitation of ITE and continuing professional development courses in science education. He has carried out and published research in the areas of continuing professional development, teaching and learning in primary science, Inquiry Based Science Education and education for sustainable development.  Dr. Smith was the principal professional development facilitator for Ireland in the European Fibonacci Project and is currently the Irish professional development facilitator for the EU Comenius plus SUSTAIN project. He is a member of the Centre for the Advancement STEM Teaching and Learning (CASTeL).     Dr. Smith is currently one of the investigators on the Educating School Teachers and Faculty for Sustainability through Continuing Professional Development project, being funded by the Global Consortium for Sustainability Outcomes (GCSO).