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Karin Bacon EdD

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01 853 5184
St. Patrick's, Room 39


Department of Global Diversity, Sustainability & Intercultural Education




D.Ed, (2012) Trinity College Dublin

M.Ed, (1994) Trinity College Dublin

B.Ed, (1988) TCD, Froebel College of Education.

Publications and other outputs



Bacon, K. (2018). Neillí [Mulcahy], daughter of two revolutionaries, fashion radical, my mother. BSA Auto/biography Yearbook.

Bacon, K . & Seery A. (2016). Women of the Irish revolution in discursive self-representation. BSA Auto/biography Yearbook.


Book Chapters

Bacon, K. & Seery A. (2020). Auto/biographical Research and the family. In J. M. Parsons & A. Chappell (Eds) The Palgrave Handbook on auto/biography (pp. 143-156), Palgrave Macmililan.


Journal Articles

Pike, S., Austin, A., Greenwood R., & Bacon, K. (2023). Inquiry in teacher education: experiences of lecturers and student teachers, Irish Educational Studies, DOI: 10.1080/03323315.2023.2189139

Greeenway, R., Austin, S., Bacon, K., & Pike , S. (2020). Enquiry-Based Learning in the Primary Classroom: student teachers’ perceptions. Education 3-13, 50(3), 404-418. 10.1080/03004279.2020.1853788

Bacon, K. & Matthews, P. (2014). Inquiry-based learning with young learners: A pierce-based model employed to critique a unit of inquiry on maps and mapping. Irish Educational Studies, 33(4), 351-365.  10.1080/03323315.2014.983303


Professional Journal Articles

Bacon K. & Horan N. (2021). Visual Arts as a stimulus for Inquiry. InTouch May 2021. Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (pp. 40-41).

Bacon K. & Austin S. (2021). Curiouser and Curiouser – local inquiry in the natural and built environment. InTouch March/April 2021. Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (pp. 38-39).

Bacon K. & Bedford A. (2021). A Reservoir of Ideas. InTouch Jan/Feb 2021. Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (pp. 56-57).


Research Reports

Bacon K. & Cox E. (2022). Reaping the rewards of an inner city garden. Working Notes Issue 91 September 2022 (pp. 31-39). Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice.

Bacon, K. (2018). How do we coherently express an intention of curriculum integration in a re-devised Primary School Curriculum? Paper commissioned by the NCCA.


Conference Contributions

Bacon, K. (2022, July) Children have not been heard in their own words or have they? [Paper presentation]. BSA Auto/biography study group conference, Oxford.

Bacon, K. & Seery A. (2019, July). A Dublin 1930s Childhood. [Paper presentation]. BSA Auto/biography study group conference, Oxford.

Bacon, K., (2018, July). Neillí [Mulcahy], daughter of two revolutionaries, fashion radical, my mother. [Paper presentation]. BSA Auto/biography study group conference, Oxford.

Bacon. K., and Ryan, M. (2017, January). “A pusher who always wanted to be in the centre of things”. [Paper presentation]. Glasnevin Cemetery Winter Lecture series.



Bacon, K. (2021, October). Personalised Learning: A Framework for re-imagining Education. Teaching and Learning Forum 2021. Education Development Institute, Qatar.


Other Outputs

Bacon, K., (2022, November 10) How can IBL help present and teach the Curriculum in a coherent way? Thinking, talking and wondering about Inquiry. Presentation for PDST.

Research/Professional Interests

Inquiry Based Learning; Auto/Biographical Research; Integrated Models of curriculum; SESE education for young learners.