Head of Early Childhood Education
Ed.D., B.Ed., B.A., M.Ed. Dip Theatre TCD, Grad Dip Learning Support
Early Childhood Education.
Teaching M.ES in ECE, B.Ed Programme, PME Programme, B.Sc ECE
Research / Professional Interests
Early Childhood Education – using play as a teaching tool in the early years classroom; language development through play in the early years; Dialogic story-reading; Metacognition; Family Literacy.
(2017) 'Carnivale at cuddle-up time', paper presented at Research to Practice Conference in ECCE, Lomonosov Moscow State University;
(2014) Kiely, J. EYFS: Best Practice - All about dialogic story-reading, Nursery World, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/nuwa.2014.24.3.1142944
(2008) Online course in Early Childhood Education, INTO;
(2007) Paper presented at EECERA conference Prague, August 2007;
(2006) www.askaboutireland.ie History section for infant classes.;
(2005) www.into.learn.ie Module of Learning Support Course.