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Anne McMorrough PhD

Anne McMorrough_2

Contact

Telephone
01 853 5115
Location
St Mary's, Room 216

Rannóg/Section

ICT & eLearning Department

Qualifications

PhD (NUI)
B.A (NUI)
H.Dip. Ed (NUI)
Grad. Dip (Primary Teaching)
M.Ed (NUI)

Teaching

Creative Technologies and Inquiry Based Learning in the Classroom (B.Ed 2)
Creative Technologies for Teaching and Learning (PME 2)
Classroom Organisation and Communication Skills (B.Ed 1)
Cumas Cumarsáide sa Bhéarla–Professional Studies/Practice of Teaching (B.Ed 3)
Creative Technologies in an Early Childhood Education Setting (BSc ECE 1 & 2)

Research / Professional Interests

Re-constituting Education Policy in the European Union: Expertise, Processes and Power of Institutional Persuasion (PhD Research)
Creative Classrooms in Ireland North and South - SCoTENS funded research project, 2013/14
Creative and innovative uses of digital technologies in education

Selected Conference Presentations

McMorrough, A. & Galvin, C. (2016). Re-constituting Education Policy in Contemporary Europe through Expertise, Processes and the Power of Institutional Persuasion; Reflections from the Ireland context. The European Conference on Educational Research (ECER): UCD Dublin.

Healy, C. & McMorrough, A. (2016). Creativity in action: imaginative and innovative teaching in Ireland. The European Conference on Educational Research (ECER): UCD Dublin.

Galvin, C.; Gafurov, I.R.; McMorrough, A.; Maschke, S.; Stecher, L.; Valeeva, R. (2016). New Model Teacher Education in Europe and Russia; Continuity and Change in University Involvements. The European Conference on Educational Research (ECER): UCD Dublin.

McMorrough, A. & Galvin, C. (2016). Re-constituting Education Policy in Contemporary Europe: Expertise, Processes and the Power of Institutional Persuasion. Education Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Conference: Galway.

McMorrough, A. & Galvin, C. (2015). From ‘Nothingness into Being’ – The Art of Policy Persuasion in European Teacher Education. Education Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Conference, Galway, Maynooth University and Carton House: Maynooth.

Healy, C. & McMorrough, A. (2015). Transitions Towards Creative Classrooms in Ireland, North and South. Education Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Conference, Galway, Maynooth University and Carton House: Maynooth.

McMorrough, A. (2015). “To Where Pathways Go” – Teacher education and the art of policy persuasion in contemporary Europe. Graduate Research Conference, School of Sociology: University College Dublin.

McMorrough, A. (2014). From nothingness into being: The art of policy persuasion on the European landscape of teacher education in an age of austerity and performativity. Graduate Research Student Symposium, College of Human Sciences Graduate School: University College Dublin.

Healy, C. & McMorrough, A. (2014). Creative classrooms: Insights from imaginative and innovative teaching in Ireland. Education Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Conference: Athlone.

McMorrough, A. (2013). Creative classrooms in Europe (Invited Panel Discussant). Media & Learning Conference: Flemish Ministry of Education and Training, Brussels.

McMorrough, A. & Ward, N. (2013). Creative Classrooms: Insights from imaginative and innovative teaching in Ireland, North & South (Invited Workshop) SCoTENS Conference: Sligo.

McMorrough, A. (2013). Neo liberal accretion, austerity and the teacher; Reflections on the passionate intensity of Ball’s slouching beast. All-Ireland Conference for Doctoral Researchers in Education: University College Dublin.

McMorrough, A. & O’Dubhaigh, P. (2012). Lights! Cameras! iPods! Action! Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) Annual Conference: GMIT, Galway.

McMorrough, A. (2012). On a curvy path to somewhere: Cool tools, wild ideas and some words of wisdom. (Invited presentation). Connect Education Conference: Dublin West Education Centre.

McMorrough, A. (2012). Talons and Tea leaves: Teacher Identity in Turbulent Times. All-Ireland Conference for Doctoral Researchers in Education, Queen’s University Belfast.

McMorrough, A. & Treacy, S. (2012). Teaching about the nature of science through inquiry: Insights and development of a two-year professional development programme. The Fibonacci Project Conference: University of Leicester.

McMorrough, A. (2012). Cool tools for school. Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) Annual Conference: Portlaoise College, Laois.

McMorrough, A. (2011). Cool tools for young digital learners. (Invited Presentation) INTO Education Consultative Conference: Athlone.

McMorrough, A. (2011). Sunrise with sea monsters: Educational change and teacher professional identity. All-Ireland Conference for Doctoral Researchers in Education: University College Dublin.

McMorrough, A. & Galvin, G. (2011). Dissolving partnerships? Teacher education and its third level connections in changing times. Education Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Annual Conference: Dublin.

Byrne, J & McMorrough, A. (2011). What’s the story, bird? A collaboration in story-telling across the generations. Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) Annual Conference: Portlaoise College, Laois.

McMorrough, A. (2010) Let's party! It's eTwinning time. (Invited Presentation). English Language Support Teachers Association (ELSTA) Annual Conference: Marino Institute of Education, Dublin.

McMorrough, A. (2010) Life in the digital fast lane: Who's driving who? (Invited Presentation). Tipperary Institute of Education, ICT in Education Annual Conference: Tipperary.

Ryan, B. & McMorrough, A. (2010). 21st century classroom: Connecting teachers and children through ‘play’ technology - The Nintendo DS and Wii. Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) Annual Conference: Portlaoise College, Laois.

McMorrough, A. (2009). Bloomin’ eTwinning! : Integrating innovative technologies to enhance creative learning. Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) Annual Conference: Coláiste de hÍde, Dublin.

McMorrough, A. & Perez, A. (2008). Real & Relevant – learning is changing: Reflections on the experience of task-based assessment within a masters’ programme. EdTech, Irish Learning Technology Association (ILTA), Annual Conference: Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dundalk.

McMorrough, A. & Cadigan, B. (2008). Reflections on eTwinning as a cross-cultural medium. Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) Annual Conference, Coláiste de hÍde, Dublin.

Galvin, C. & McMorrough, A. (2007). Emerging educational technologies: Exploring landscapes within a masters’ programme. National Digital Learning Resources (NDLR) Symposium: University of Ireland, Trinity College, Dublin.

Publications

McMorrough, A., Ward, N., Healy, C., Cowen, P. & Loughrey, D. (2015). Creative Classrooms: Insights from Imaginative and Innovative Teaching in Ireland. The Centre for Cross Border Studies for the Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South (SCoTENS), Armagh.

McMorrough, A. and Kavanagh, V. (2012). da Vinci’s Parachute. In:In Touch, INTO, Dublin.

McMorrough, A. (2011). The Potential of eTwinning to Enhance Learning. In: (O’Leary, R.) (Ed). Enhancing Literacy & Numeracy with ICTs. Dublin West Education Centre, Dublin.

McMorrough, A. (2011). The Magic of eTwinning. In: In Touch, INTO, Dublin.

Galvin, C., Anderson, J., Gardner, J., Moyle, K., McMorrough, A. & Mitchell, S. (2010). Valuing education technology in schools in Ireland, North and South: A Report for Standing Conference on Teacher Education, North and South. ScoTENS: Armagh, Northern Ireland

McMorrough, A. (2009). Be Inspired! Available at www.cesi.ie Computers in Education Society of Ireland. CESI. Dublin.

Biography

Anne is a Lecturer in Education at Marino Institute of Education where she teaches on undergraduate and post-graduate modules that include Creative Technologies and Classroom Organisation and Communication. Her research explores the changing nature of European education policy; the affordances of digital technologies in education; and creativity / innovation in primary classrooms and early education settings.

In 2016, Anne was awarded a PhD from the National University of Ireland. This doctoral research explored how education policy in the European Union is being re-constituted through the use of expertise, processes and institutional persuasion. In 2014, she was awarded the NUI Dr Mary L. Thornton Scholarship in Education for her contribution to higher education research.

Anne currently collaborates on a SCoTENS-funded project with researchers from Maynooth University, Queen’s University, Belfast and the University of Ulster. The project – Creative Classrooms: Insights from Imaginative and Innovative Teaching in Ireland – investigates the nature of teaching and learning activities within a number of Irish classrooms, north and south. It contributes to a pan-European study on up-scaling creative classrooms, that was conducted on behalf of DG Education and Culture by the JRC-IPTS Information Society Unit for the European Commission (2011-2013).

Since 2007, Anne has been an Ambassador for eTwinning - the European Commission funded “community for schools” platform that enables schools to collaborate on projects through the use of digital technologies. In this role, she has actively spearheaded a wide range of pan-European projects. Her research has been disseminated through teacher professional development workshops in various European settings including Belgium, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Macedonia, Portugal and the United Kingdom. She is also an active member of the Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI).