Assistant Lecturer in Education with Expertise in Primary Mathematics Education
Donncha, a graduate of the Marino Institute of Education, has been a part of the Mathematics team since 2022. He previously worked in a part-time capacity in the Institute lecturing in Physical Education on the Baitsiléir san Oideachas Trí Mheán na Gaeilge. Donncha lectures in Mathematics across both undergraduate primary degrees, the Batchelor of Education and Baitsiléir san Oideachas Trí Mhéan na Gaeilge. He is also involved in school and field placements and research supervision.
Donncha has a keen interest in the promotion of the Irish language and culture. He is the current Cultural and Language officer of Celbridge GAA club. He has also been heavily involved in the promotion of Physical Education at primary level through his work as an Associate with the PDST and board membership of the Irish Primary PE Association. Donncha’s research interests include: Mathematics Teaching and learning, Physical Literacy, Fundamental Movement Skills and Teacher Education.
M.Ed. Education with Leadership Specialism (NUIM, 2018)
B.Ed. Hons (TCD, 2004)
B.Ed. (MIE, 2003)
An Múinteoir mar Ghairmí Eolach
Múineadh na Matamaitice 3
Múineadh na Matamaitice 2
Múineadh na Matamaitice 1
Maths Methods 1
Publications and other outputs
Ó Corcoráin, D. (2018). Leading Change: an Action Research study on the addition of the ‘Move Well, Move Often’ resource to a primary schools Physical Education plan [Unpublished Masters Dissertation]. NUIM.
'Gluais go Maith, Gluais go Minic; Lasmuigh den Seomra Ranga' (2020). Member of PDST Health and Wellbeing design team that developed this resource. https://www.scoilnet.ie/pdst/physlit/beyond/
Ó Corcoráin, D. (2020, February 29). Just Right Challenge. Irish Primary Physical Education Association Annual Conference. [Workshop presentation]. Limerick, Ireland.
Project support for Primary Mathematics Curriculum for Primary and Special Schools, critical friend engagement, 2023, An Roinn Oideachais
Project support for Development of Have you got Maths Eyes website, critical friend engagement, 2023, Maths Eyes
Fundamental Movement Skills
Physical Education and Leadership
Irish Primary PE Association (IPPEA)
The International Physical Literacy Association (IPLA)
Maths 4 All