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Ni Cassaithe

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Academic biography

Caitríona Ní Cassaithe is an Assistant Professor in History Education in the Institute of Education, Dublin City University. Her expertise is in the areas of historical enquiry and the development of children’s historical thinking skills. Her other research interests include: heritage and place-based education, teaching controversial issues and disciplinary literacy. 

Caitríona is co-chair of the History Educators International Research Network (HEIRNET), sits on the executive board of Public History Weekly and is the Irish coordinator of the History Teachers Education Network (HTEN). She is also on the steering committee of the Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship (CHRCE) at DCU and is a member of DCU Educational Disadvantage Centre and the DCU Centre for Literacy Research, Policy and Practice.

Caitríona is the Irish PI for the LETHE Erasmus Plus project looking at (e-)learning the invisible and hidden histories of Europe through material culture using object-based learning pedagogies.

Research interests

Caitriona’s research interests include: the learning and teaching of history at primary and post-primary level, digital technologies in teaching history (particularly Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality), the teaching of controversial / contested issues in primary history, museum, heritage and place-based education and disciplinary literacy. She is also interested in social justice education, education for sustainable development, intercultural education, human rights education and global citizenship education through a historical lens.