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Dr. Tara Concannon-Gibney

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Contact

Telephone
01 8057716
Location
M109

Rannóg/Section

Early Childhood Education

Role

Programme Coordinator for the B.Sc. in Early Childhood Education/Lecturer in Education (Literacy & Early Childhood)

Qualifications

2009: PhD in Education (U.C.C.)

2004: Master of Education (D.C.U.)

2000: Bachelor of Education (D.C.U.)

Courses

B.Ed. 3: Early Childhood Studies

ECE1: Curriculum & Pedagogical Persepctives: Play and Dispositions

PME1: Literacy

B.Ed.4: Research Cluster (Early Childhood Studies)

Research Interests

Play in early childhood

Emergent Writing

Reading and listening comprehension

Children's literature across the curriculum

Publications

International Reports

 

Concannon-Gibney, T. & Shiel, G. (2013). Reading Literacy in PIRLS 2011 in E. Eivers & A. Clerkin, National Schools, International Contexts: Beyond the PIRLS and TIMSS test results. Dublin: Educational Research Centre.    

http://www.erc.ie/documents/pt2011_context_press_release.pdf

 

 

Published Books

 

Concannon-Gibney, T., Kelly, A. & Willoughby, K. (September, 2010). Literacy in the 21st Century: Perspectives, Challenges & Transformations, Proceedings of the Reading Association of Ireland’s 33rd Annual International Conference, Reading Association of Ireland, Dublin.

 

 

Book Chapters

 

Concannon-Gibney, T (2014). Using a Big Book to Teach Essential Literacy Skills. In Willoughby, K (Ed), Language, Literacy and Literature: Re-Imagining Teaching and Learning, Proceedings of the Reading Association of Ireland Annual International Conference, Reading Association of Ireland, Dublin.

 

Concannon-Gibney, T & Murphy, B. (2012). School-based Professional Development: Significant Insights from a Case Study of Irish Teachers of Reading. In B. Boufoy-Bastick, Cultures of Professional Development for Teachers: Collaboration, Reflection, Management & Policy, Paris: Analytrics.

 

Concannon-Gibney, T. & Murphy, B. (2012). Perspectives and Practice in Relation to Reading Pedagogy in Irish Primary Classrooms: A Perceived Preference for the ‘Simple View’. In M. Gleeson (Ed.) Proceedings of the Reading Association of Ireland’s 34th & 35th Annual International Conferences, Reading Association of Ireland, Dublin.

 

Concannon-Gibney, T. & Murphy, B. (2012). School-based Teacher Professional Development focused on the teaching of Reading Comprehension: A Case Study. In M. Gleeson & A. Kelly (Ed.) Proceedings of the Reading Association of Ireland’s 34th & 35th Annual International Conferences, Reading Association of Ireland, Dublin.

 

Concannon, T. (2006). Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies in the Primary School’. In B. Dwyer & G. Shiel, Literacy at the Crossroads: Moving Forward, Looking Back, Proceedings of the Reading Association of Ireland Annual International Conference, Reading Association of Ireland, Dublin.

 

 

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

 

Gibney, T. (2012). Teaching Memoir in the Elementary School: A Genre Study Approach. The Reading Teacher (66:3), pp. 243-253.

 

Concannon-Gibney, T. & Murphy, B. (2012). Reading comprehension instruction in Irish primary classrooms:  Key insights into classroom practice from one recent study. Irish Educational Studies (31:4), pp433-449.

 

Concannon-Gibney, T & McCarthy, M. (2012). The Explicit Teaching of Reading Comprehension in Science Class: A Pilot Professional Development Program, Improving Schools, 15(1).

 

Concannon-Gibney, T. & Murphy, B. (2012). Explicit Reading Comprehension Instruction and Teacher Professional Development: An Irish Experience, Teacher Development, 38:1, pp.131-148.

 

O’Connor, E. & Concannon-Gibney, T. (2011). Using Formative Assessment to Effectively Identify and Remediate Reading Issues in the Early Grades.  Insights on Learning Disabilities: From Prevailing Theories to Validated Practices, 8(1), p.37-51.

 

Concannon-Gibney, T. & Murphy, B. (2010). Reading Practice in Irish Primary Classrooms: Too Simple a View of Reading? Literacy, 44 (3), p.122-130. (*This article was shortlisted for an award for exemplary articles in this journal (March, 2011).

           

 

Refereed Presentations/Conference Papers

 

Concannon-Gibney,T. (September, 2016). Playful Literacy, 40th Annual International Conference, Reading Association of Ireland, Marino Institute of Education, Dublin, Ireland.

 

Concannon-Gibney, T. (August, 2016). An Irish Perspective on Emergent Writing in a Reggio Emilia Inspired School. European Early Childhood Research Association Annual Conference, Dublin City University, Ireland.

 

Concannon-Gibney, T.  & O’Connor, E. (April, 2016). The Big Book Project: Learning about Early Literacy Skills. Early Childhood Ireland Annual Conference, Croke Park, Dublin.

 

Concannon-Gibney, T. (September, 2014). Language and Literacy Development in the Aistear Classroom, 38th Annual International Conference, Reading Association of Ireland, Marino Institute of Education, Dublin, Ireland.

 

Concannon-Gibney, T. (July, 2014). Implementing Aistear in the English Language Learner Classroom, International Conference, World Organisation for Early Childhood Education, University College Cork, Ireland.

 

Concannon-Gibney, T. (April, 2014). Aistear as a Vehicle for Imaginative and Innovative Pedagogy in the Infant Classroom, International Annual Conference, Educational Studies of Ireland, Athlone, Ireland.

 

Concannon-Gibney, T. (September, 2013). Using a Big Book to Teach Essential Early Literacy Skills, 37th Annual International Conference, Reading Association of Ireland, Marino Institute of Education, Dublin, Ireland.

 

Concannon-Gibney, T & Murphy, B. (September, 2011). School-based Professional Development to Transform the Teaching of Reading Comprehension, 35th Annual International Conference, Reading Association of Ireland, St. Patrick’s College, Dublin, Ireland.

 

Concannon-Gibney, T., Adeniji-Neill, D. & Weida, C. (March, 2011). Weaving Story through Social Studies, Literacy and Visual Art Education, The Power of the Imagination: Celebrating the Spoken Word Conference, Adelphi University, New York.

 

Concannon-Gibney, T. (November, 2010). Exploring Poetry in the Writer’s Workshop: A Genre Study Approach, Keystone State Reading Conference, Hershey, PA.

 

Concannon-Gibney, T. & McCarthy, M. (December, 2010). Fostering Reading Comprehension in the Science Classroom: A Pilot Professional Development Program, National Reading Conference, Fort Worth, TX.

 

Concannon-Gibney, T. & Murphy, B. (October, 2010). Reading Practice in Irish Primary Schools: Too Simple a View of Reading?, 34thAnnual International Conference, Reading Association of Ireland, Marino Institute of Education, Dublin, Ireland.

 

Concannon-Gibney, T. (April, 2010). Reading Comprehension Strategy Instruction in Irish Elementary School Classrooms: An Examination of Current Practices and an Exploration of Future Possibilities, International Reading Association’s Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

 

Concannon-Gibney, T. (March, 2010). Teaching Young English Language Learners to Write: Exploring the Writing Workshop in the Early Years of School. Literacy Essentials Conference, Central Connecticut University, CT.

 

Concannon-Gibney, T. (September, 2008). The English Language Learner in the Infant Classroom: Strategies for Developing Literacy Skills, Annual International Conference, Reading Association of Ireland, St. Patrick’s College, Dublin, Ireland.

 

Concannon-Gibney, T. (July, 2008). Becoming Literate: The EAL Learner in the Infant Classroom, Annual International Conference, United Kingdom Literacy Association, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

 

Concannon-Gibney, T. (September, 2007). Reading Comprehension: A Snapshot of Current Practice, Annual International Conference, Reading Association of Ireland, Church of Ireland College of Education, Dublin, Ireland.           

 

Concannon, T. (July, 2007). Exploring Genre in the Writing Workshop, United Kingdom Literacy Association, Annual International Conference, Nottingham, United Kingdom.

           

Concannon, T. (September, 2006). Reading Comprehension Strategies, Reading Association of Ireland’s Annual International Conference, St. Patrick’s College, Dublin, Ireland.

 

Concannon, T. (September, 2005). Genre Study in the Writing Workshop: Ideas for Mini-lessons, Reading Association of Ireland’s International Annual Conference, Church of Ireland College of Education, Dublin, Ireland.

           

Concannon, T. (September, 2004). The Implementation of the Writing Process in Primary School Classrooms, Reading Association of Ireland’s International Annual Conference, St. Patrick’s College, Dublin, Ireland.