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Michael Flannery PhD

Michael Flannery 2


01 8057727
St Mary's, Art Room


The Arts and Religious Education (Head)


PhD Education from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin (2010)

MSc in Technology and Learning from University of Dublin, Trinity College (2014)
H.Dip. Community Arts Education from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin (2003)
M.A. English Language Education from Canterbury Christ Church University (1996)
B.Ed. (Primary) from St. Patrick's College, NUI (1989)


Bachelor of Education: Visual Arts

Bachelor of Education: Curriculum Integration, Imagination & Innovation (C3i)

Professional Masters in Education: Visual Arts

Professional Masters in Education: Integrated Arts/ Arts Integration  

Masters in Education Studies (Visual Arts)

Research / Professional Interests

Visual Arts Inquiry
Imagination and creativity  
Integrated arts and Visual Arts Integration  
Multi-literacy development and Visual Arts
Creative technologies and Visual Arts
Self-directed learning  


Recent publications
Granville, G. Ed. (2012) Art Education and Contemporary Culture Irish Experiences International perspectives, Bristol UK/ Chicago USA, Intellect Publications
Scotens (1913) Online CPD: analysing primary teachers‟ perspectives on creativity, imagination and innovation in Creative Teachers for Creative Learners, Implications for Teacher Education

Online publications
INTO (2012) Literacy development in visual arts (VALiD)
INTO (2011) Providing a F.R.A.M.E. for looking and responding
INTO (2009) Visual arts: Awareness, appreciation and appraisal
INTO (2008) Visual arts: An appreciation
INTO (2007) Looking and Responding
INTO (2006) Looking and Responding
Wordpress blog at www.visartsmie.com

Conference Presentations:

(2017) RECEC Symposium (TCD, Dublin): Early Learning Experiences Symposium: Children, Creativity and Contexts - Reflecting on C3i in early education practice: Curriculum integration, imagination and innovation.

(2016) InAEA 2ND BIANNUAL VIRTUAL CONFERENCE: ART EDUCATION IN THE ERA OF CREATIVITY - Evaluating MUVE technology for visual arts inquiry - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZT37AH9g5k&feature=youtu.be&t=7200 - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByeZMvPrsfAqb0d4ZEphbml3cHM/view

(2016) LAI Conference: Evaluating the impact of Visual Arts on children’s procedural writing.
(2013) RAI Conference: Introducing VALID - Literacy development in Visual Arts
(2012) Scotens conference: Analysing primary teachers’ perspectives on imagination, creativity and innovation
(2011) T.E.S.S., St Mary’s University College, Belfast, Northern Ireland: Using online asynchronous discourse for grounded theoretical research
(2010) M.A.V.A., National College of Art and Design, Dublin: Examining primary teachers’ perspectives regarding awareness, appreciation and appraisal in art
(2009) I.N.T.O. Education Conference on Creativity: Exploring different constructs on creativity
(2008) Q.U.B. University College Dublin Doctoral Conference
(2008) Colleges of Education Research Consortium (CERC)