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Michael Flannery Website Profile_2016



The Arts and Religious Education (Head)


MSc in Technology and Learning from University of Dublin, Trinity College (2014)
PhD Education from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin (2010)
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)


Visual Arts Education (B Ed 1 and PME 1)
Integrated Arts (PME 2) 
Curriculum Integration, Imagination & Innovation [C3i] (BEd 2)

Research / Professional Interests

  • Visual Arts Inquiry
  • Imagination and creativity
  • Cross-curricular learning
  • Creative use of technologies in visual arts

 Arts in Education Research Group (TCD) research profile


Scotens (1913) Online CPD: analysing primary teachers‟ perspectives on creativity, imagination and innovation in Creative Teachers for Creative Learners, Implications for Teacher Education
Granville, G. Ed. (2012) Art Education and Contemporary Culture Irish Experiences International perspectives, Bristol UK/ Chicago USA, Intellect Publications

Online publications
INTO (2012) Literacy development in visual arts (VALiD)
INTO (2011) Providing a F.R.A.M.E. for looking and responding
INTO (2009) Visual arts: Awareness, appreciation and appraisal
INTO (2008) Visual arts: An appreciation
INTO (2007) Looking and Responding
INTO (2006) Looking and Responding

Conference Presentations:
(2013) RAI Conference: Introducing VALID - Literacy development in Visual Arts
(2012) Scotens conference: Analysing primary teachers’ perspectives on imagination, creativity and innovation
(2011) T.E.S.S., St Mary’s University College, Belfast, Northern Ireland: Using online asynchronous discourse for grounded theoretical research
(2010) M.A.V.A., National College of Art and Design, Dublin: Examining primary teachers’ perspectives regarding awareness, appreciation and appraisal in art
(2009) I.N.T.O. Education Conference on Creativity: Exploring different constructs on creativity
(2008) Q.U.B. University College Dublin Doctoral Conference
(2008) Colleges of Education Research Consortium (CERC)