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Dr. Joan Kiely

Joan KielyWebsite Profile_2016_resized


353 1 853 5157
St Mary's, Room 112


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.