School of STEM Education, Innovation & Global Studies

Ms
Maria
Barry

Primary Department
School of STEM Education, Innovation & Global Studies
Role
Academic Staff
Phone number:
01 700
9155
Campus
St Patrick's Campus
Room Number
C312

Academic biography

Maria Barry, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the School of STEM Education, Innovation and Global Studies in DCU's IoE.  She is a teacher educator and researcher in the fields of history education and global citizenship education.  Prior to joining DCU, Maria worked in Trócaire's (NGDO) development education team from 2002-2014 and managed the organisation's team, strategy, funding, programmes and research development for seven years.  

In 2014, Maria was awarded a PhD fellowship from the Centre for Human Rights & Citizenship Education.  Her doctoral studies focussed on global citizenship education teaching and learning practices in post primary schools.  Other scholarly interests include; dialogue and discussion in the classroom, making connections between history education and citizenship education, student participation, climate change education and social justice pedagogy.

Maria has served on a number of Boards and committees in the area of history education and development education over 15 years.  In 2016-2017, Maria sat on the NCCA History development group that supported the development of the new junior cycle specification.  She is also a member of the Ubuntu network and IDEA.  Maria has worked in partnership with organisations at a European and international level and has traveled in a professional capacity to many countries including Slovenia, Kenya, Guatemala and Ethiopia.

Maria is a member of the Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship Education in DCU's IoE.