History and Philosophy of Education
Research / Professional Interests
Ó Mathúna (2018)Adult Learners Returning to Higher Education: Implications for Education Providers. In Grenham, T., Transformative Education in Contemporary Ireland. Peter Lang. Bern.
Ó Mathúna (2017) Adults in Higher Education: the story of Transformation- The day I got my student card is the day I was given a new identity, I was no longer unemployed, I now
Ó Mathúna (2016)Liminal Space: Transition to Transformation. The experiences of adult learners in higher education. Re-imagining Lifelong Learning Conference Proceedings. NUIG. https://issuu.com/centreforadultlearning/docs/reimagining_lifelong_learning_confe
Ó Mathúna (2013) Adult Education is Transformative. In Limerick Education Centre & Clare Education Centre Research Conference Journal. Vol 111 (2013). (Ed. Haugh, K.). Outside The Box Learning Resources Ltd.
Ó Mathúna (2008) The introduction of Change through Internal Centre Evaluation. In McCann, J. & Curran, M. Managing with Heart: Studying Community and Voluntary Services. Veritas. Dublin.
Donovan, O Mathúna, Reynolds, Rooney (2006) Guidelines for Tutors on Programmes Leading to FETAC Awards. County Dublin VEC.
Title: Adults in higher education: the story of transformation
Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults (SCUTREA). Edinburgh.
Title: How are male student teachers perceived on Teaching Practice…Is there a gender issue?
Teacher Education Policy in Europe (TEPE) Conference, Education for all: Issues for Teacher Education. Limerick.
Title: From workspace to showcase: Using an ePortfolio to provide formative feedback to students.
Erasmus+ Setubal, Portugal
Title: Liminal Space: Transition to Transformation. The Experience of Adult Learners returning to Higher Education.
Lifelong Learning Conference. Re-imagining Lifelong Learning. EUCEN. NUIG
Title: Adult Education is Transformative.
Limerick Education Centre & Clare Education Centre Research Conference
Title: An Examination of the Transformative Learning Experiences, in Adult Learners.
Third Annual Postgraduate Conference in Humanities and Education. Mater Dei Institute of Education.
Title: An Examination of the Transformative Learning Experiences, in the self-evaluation of participants in the Adult Learning BA (All Hallows College, Dublin) on completion of their first year of studies.
All-Ireland Conference for Doctoral Researchers in Education. Understanding, collaboration
Title: Supporting Adult Learners in Further and Higher Education
Exploring Difference and Diversity in Irish Higher Education. Trinity College, Dublin
Title: This Is My Time: The Experience of Adults Returning to Education.
Expanding the Horizons of Doctoral Research in Education- Comparing, Adapting, Advancing: All Ireland Conference for Doctoral Researchers in Education. Queens University, Belfast.
Title: The Transforming affect of Engaging in Adult Education.
Postgraduate Conference in Humanities and Education, St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra.
Title: Education is Transformative.
All-Ireland Conference for Doctoral Researchers in Education. UCD.
Dr. Ciarán Ó Mathúna is the Coordinator of the Professional Diploma in Education (Further Education) at Marino Institute of Education, Dublin, where he also lectures on the BSc in Education Studies along with delivering and coordinating undergraduate research on the Bachelor of Education course.
Ciarán is a member of the Further Education and Training Forum, representing Marino Institute of Education. He is also a member of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors of Ireland and the British