Department Head of Arts and Religious Education
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 and Integrated art
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 MESVA
Coordinator of school art links MIE with local DEIS schools.
In partnership with class teachers, school links MIE aim to
- extend children's understanding of visual art
- expand their repertoire of techniques and related constructs
- develop children's collaborative, communicative and creative skills
- extend related literacy skills
- exemplify high quality visual arts integration with other curriculum area
- nurture studio/ creative habits of mind
- Heighten self-efficacy
- demystify third level education
Visual artist-in-residence coordination
Visual artist Kevin Gaffney (2017-2018)
Visual artist Mark Joyce (2018-2019)
Research / Professional Interests
Research fellow with Arts in Education Research Group (AERG) at Trinity College Dublin
- Exploring A/R/Tography in Preservice Education - becoming (novice) artist, researcher, teacher
- Creativity and creative habits
- Imagination and imaginative education
- Ideation self-efficacy
- Integrated arts and Arts Integration
- Multi-literacy development and Visual Arts
- Co-equal STEAM MATES
Publications, papers and presentations
Flannery, M. & Mc Morrough, A. (2019). Mobile device use in third level education: Attraction, interaction or distraction. Paper presented at INTED 2019, Seville.
Flannery, M. (2019). Read, research, reflect and respond: Using visual arts based methods to teach about the descriptive power of metaphor. Paper presented atLAI, 2019, Dublin.
Flannery, M. (2018). Going with the flow: Exploring flow as a lens and tool to act, think and plan more inclusively in the classroom. Presentation at IATSE 2019, Dublin.
Flannery, M. (2018). Nurturing Preservice teachers’ ideation. Paper presented at WCE 2019, Dublin.
Flannery, M. (2018). Combating the classroom imagination deficit: Increasing pre-service teachers’ ideation self-efficacy for more creative teaching and learning. Paper presented at WERA 2018, Cape Town.
Flannery, M. (2017). Edulearn. Evaluating Multi-user virtual environment technology for visual arts inquiry using action case research. Paper presented at Edulearn 2019, Barcelona.
Flannery, M. (2017). Children, Creativity and Contexts - Reflecting on C3i in early education practice: Curriculum integration, imagination and innovation. Keynote at RECEC Symposium, TCD, Dublin. Early Learning Experiences: Children, Creativity and Contexts
Flannery, M. (2016). Evaluating MUVE technology for visual arts inquiry. Presentation at InAEA 2nd Biennial Virtual Conference. Available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZT37AH9g5k&feature=youtu.be&t=7200 - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByeZMvPrsfAqb0d4ZEphbml3cHM/view
Flannery, M. (2016). Evaluating the impact of Visual Arts on children’s procedural writing. Paper presented at LAI 2016, Dublin.
Flannery, M. (2017), Evaluating multi-user virtual environment technology using action case research. Paper presented at Edulearn 2017. Accessible at https://library.iated.org/view/FLANNERY2017EVA
Flannery, (2016). Evaluating the impact of Visual Arts on children’s procedural writing. Paper presented at LAI 2017, Dublin.
Scotens (2013) Online CPD: analysing primary teachers‟ perspectives on creativity, imagination and innovation in Creative Teachers for Creative Learners, Implications for Teacher Education
(2013) RAI Conference, Dublin. Introducing VALID - Literacy development in Visual Arts. Presentation at RAI Conference, Dublin.
Flannery, M. (2012). Analysing primary teachers’ perspectives on imagination, creativity and innovation. Presentation at Scotens 2012.
Granville, G. Ed. (2012) Art Education and Contemporary Culture Irish Experiences International perspectives, Bristol UK/ Chicago USA, Intellect Publications.
Online course design
Flannery, M. (2012) Literacy development in visual arts (VALiD), Dublin: INTO
Flannery, M. 2011) Providing a F.R.A.M.E. for looking and responding, Dublin: INTO
Flannery, M. (2009) Visual arts: Awareness, appreciation and appraisal, Dublin: INTO.
Flannery, M.(2008) Visual arts: An appreciation, Dublin: INTO.
Flannery, M. (2007) Looking and Responding #2, Dublin: INTO.
Flannery, M. (2006) Looking and Responding, Dublin: INTO.
Committee/ Organisation memberships
AERG: Arts in Education Research Group
ATAI: Art Teachers Association of Ireland
CESI: Computers in Edcuation Society in Ireland
IATSE: Irish Association of Teachers in Special Education
INAEA: International Art Education Association
INSEA: International Society of Education through the Arts
MERC: Marino Ethics in Reseach Committee
RHA: Royal Hibernia Academy
Michael Flannery is a senior lecturer at MIE with leadership responsibilities in the areas of arts and religious education. He has been lecturing in visual arts education in Marino since 2000. He also lectures in cross-curricular integration, imagination and innovation and integrated arts. In 2010, he received his PhD from the National College of Art and Design following prior postgraduate studies in community/arts/education. He completed other postgraduate studies at Trinity College Dublin and Canterbury Christ Church University in technology enhanced learning and second language acquisition.
His research activities are informed by his visual arts practice, his primary teaching experience of twelve years and teaching preservice and practising teachers over the past two decades. Research interests concern visual arts and its impact on imagination, creative habits of mind and multi-literacy development. Other interests include creative use of technologies in visual arts and co-equal STEAM education. In addition to teaching, Michael coordinates MIE’s school links and visual arts residency. He also works as an external examiner for another university, coordinates MESVA and is a member of Marino’s ethics in research committee (MERC).