Dr. Geraldine Mooney Simmie

Dr. Geraldine Mooney Simmie
Deputy Head of School / Senior Lecturer in Education
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Senior Lecturer
Room DM042 Main Building University of Limerick
T: 00-353-61-213029
E: Geraldine.Mooney.Simmie@ul.ie
Senior Lecturer in Education
Faculty of Education and Health Sciences
E: Geraldine.Mooney.Simmie@ul.ie
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Biography

Dr. Geraldine Mooney Simmie is a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of the School of Education at the University of Limerick where she lectures in Policy Studies to doctoral students.  Geraldine's research interest is in Teacher Professional Learning across the continuum of teacher education from the standpoint of teaching as a complex intellectual, relational and political practice for existential freedom and emancipatory possibility.

Geraldine examines public policies and practices in Teacher Learning using a critique drawn from critical, feminist and post-colonial perspectives. Her research theorizes Teacher Learning as a communal activity with teachers and other policy actors, for example, Teacher Design Teams, school-university partnerships in Productive Mentoring and Induction, Researcher-in-Residence in school placement and Deliberative  Boundary-Crossing Partnerships for Good Teaching, the primacy of ethics for an Invisible Pedagogy and an expansive worldview of Teachers’ Democratic Assignment.

This standpoint and research interest in meaning-making and critical interpretation is reflected in membership of the Paulo Freire Special Interest Group (SIG) in the American Educational Research Association. Her specialism is internationally and nationally recognised by peers, with a recent invitation for membership of an International Advisory Board of Educational Reviewer, Quartile 1 Web of Science journal. Geraldine contributes to special editions of ISI papers, acts as reviewer and gives invited keynote lectures.

Geraldine is involved in a number of international project collaborations on Education and Democracy, including honorary membership of the Paulo Freire Democratic Project at Chapman University, California, USA and Guest Professor at the University of Gävle in Sweden where she is a member of the STORY project.

Geraldine's research specialism is reflected in publications in top ISI journals, such as, Journal of Education Policy; Studies in Philosophy and Education, Critical Studies in Education; Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education. It is reflected in PhD studies and M.Ed. studies supervised to completion and in research grants awarded from the European Commission, British Educational Research Association, Department of Education & Skills, the National Forum for Teaching and Learning and NISE. As an academic and activist for social justice it is reflected in media work in Irish radio and television in relation to public policy analysis.

EU project grants are as follows:EUDIST 2002-2005  106278-CP-1-2002-1-DE-COMENIUS-C21 
European Development of Innovative Science Teaching
GIMMS 2006-2009 128749- CP - 1 2006 - 1 - IE- Comenius-C21
Gender, Innovation and Mentoring in Mathematics and Science (GIMMS) Euro 240,000
CROSSNET 2006-2009 129358-CP-1-1-COMENIUS-C21 
Crossing Boundaries in Science Education (CROSSNET)
DLIS  2008-2010 Cirrius: Leonardo da Vinci Datalogging in Science Education 2008-0009 Project Number LLP-LdV-ToI/2008/803

Research Interests

Geraldine Mooney Simmie PhD has been successful in making a number of high profile grant applications for extensive research funding from the European Commission (Comenius projects in teacher education and training) and nationally, from the Department of Education and Skills and the National Forum for Teaching and Learning in relation to teacher learning, curriculum and pedagogical innovation. These research and development projects worked with emancipatory and deliberative designs: the teacher as an extended professional and teaching with 'open enough' intellectual spaces for critical engagement and mediation with the wider moral, social and political world.

RESEARCH GRANT (S) AWARDED ROLE Amount Euro
EUDIST 2002-2005
106278-CP-1-2002-1-DE-COMENIUS-C21
 European Development of Innovative Science Teaching
Role: Transnational Partner
     10,000

GIMMS 2006-2009
128749-CP-1-2006-1-IE-Comenius-C21 Gender, Innovation and Mentoring in Mathematics and Science

Role: Project Coordinator:
     240,000

CROSSNET 2006-2009
129358-CP-1-1-COMENIUS-C21 Crossing Boundaries in Science Education

Role: Transnational Partner
     20,000

DLIS 2008-2010  www.dlis.eu/
Cirrius: Leonardo da Vinci Project Datalogging in Science Education 2008-0008 Project Number LLP-LdV-ToI/2008/803

Role: Evaluator and Transnational Partner
   
20,000

Once-Off Start-Up Grant-Assistance Masters in Education (Mentoring)
2006-2019 : Department of Education and Skills
     Role: Course Director      48,000

NTIPP 2006-2010 Pilot Programme Induction
    : Department of Education and Skills

Role: Local Coordinator
   

46,000     

National Teacher Induction Programme
UL & Mary Immaculate Collaborative Research Funding Bid    FUNDING: Department of Education and Skills

Role: Researcher
     20,000
TOTAL Euro 413,500

Books

  Year Publication
2020 School-Based Deliberative Partnership as a Platform for Teacher Professionalisation and Curriculum Innovation.
Mooney Simmie., G. & Lang, M. (2020) School-Based Deliberative Partnership as a Platform for Teacher Professionalisation and Curriculum Innovation. London: Routledge. [DOI] [Details]
2020 Democracy and Teacher Education: Dilemmas, Challenges and Possibilities.
Edling, S. & Mooney Simmie, G. (2020) Democracy and Teacher Education: Dilemmas, Challenges and Possibilities. UK: Routledge. [DOI] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2014 'Det är lärares och lärarutbildares fel! : Faran med att gömma komplexitet under en sloja av fordomar'
Silvia Edling and Geraldine Mooney Simmie (2014) 'Det är lärares och lärarutbildares fel! : Faran med att gömma komplexitet under en sloja av fordomar' In: Pedagogisk forskning i Sverige. Pedagogisk forskning I Sverige. Sweden: Pedagogisk forskning I Sverige. [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Educating the critically reflective mentor'
Simmie G.;Moles J. (2012) 'Educating the critically reflective mentor' In: The SAGE Handbook of Mentoring and Coaching in Education. [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Chapter 7: The Cultural Dynamics of mentoring in the Socio-Political Context of Teacher Education in Ireland'
Geraldine Mooney Simmie and Joanne Moles (2014) 'Chapter 7: The Cultural Dynamics of mentoring in the Socio-Political Context of Teacher Education in Ireland' In: Uncovering the Hidden Cultural Dynamics in Mentoring Programs and Relationships: Enhancing Practice and Research. Charlotte USA: Information Age Publishing. [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Chapter 1 Democratic mentoring as a deliberative discourse for educational innovation and teacher continuing education'
Geraldine Mooney Simmie (2012) 'Chapter 1 Democratic mentoring as a deliberative discourse for educational innovation and teacher continuing education' In: What's Worth Aiming for in Educational Innovation and Change?. Munster Berlin and New York: Waxmann. [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Chapter 10: Educational Innovation and change as a deliberative discourse across borders of educational systems in Europe: a cross-national analysis of GIMMS findings'
Geraldine Mooney Simmie and Manfred Lang (2012) 'Chapter 10: Educational Innovation and change as a deliberative discourse across borders of educational systems in Europe: a cross-national analysis of GIMMS findings' In: What's Worth Aiming for in Educational Innovation and Change?. Munster Berlin and New York: Waxmann. [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Chapter 3 Ireland: reflective and collaborative mentoring as a deliberative discourse with teachers, teacher educators and others'
Geraldine Mooney Simmie and Sancha Power (2012) 'Chapter 3 Ireland: reflective and collaborative mentoring as a deliberative discourse with teachers, teacher educators and others' In: What's Worth Aiming for in Educational Innovation and Change?. Munster Berlin and New York: Waxmann. [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Part Three: Culturally Based Concepts: Educating the Critically Reflective Mentor'
Geraldine Mooney Simmie and Joanne Moles (2012) 'Part Three: Culturally Based Concepts: Educating the Critically Reflective Mentor' In: The Sage Handbook of Mentoring and Coaching in Education. London and New York: Sage. [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Chapter 8: Innovations in science education: A national CROSSNET case study report from the Republic of Ireland'
Geraldine Mooney Simmie and Sancha Power (2012) 'Chapter 8: Innovations in science education: A national CROSSNET case study report from the Republic of Ireland' In: Crossing Boundaries in Science Education. Germany: Waxmann. [DOI] [Details]
2011 'The Action Learning Platform: Using Reflection as a 'tool' for Learning Data Logging'
Geraldine Mooney Simmie (2011) 'The Action Learning Platform: Using Reflection as a 'tool' for Learning Data Logging' In: Datalogging in Science An in-service course concept. Denmark: VIA University College. [DOI] [Details]
2011 'Inquiry Based Science Teaching and Data Logging'
Geraldine Mooney Simmie (2011) 'Inquiry Based Science Teaching and Data Logging' In: Data Logging in Science Education An in-service course concept. Denmark: VIA University College. [DOI] [Details]
2010 'Chapter 2: reflections on themes and concerns at the heart of practice: toward cultivating student learning: stories of professional development in action'
Geraldine Mooney Simmie (2010) 'Chapter 2: reflections on themes and concerns at the heart of practice: toward cultivating student learning: stories of professional development in action' In: Teaching and Learning: Insights from Irish Schools. Dublin: Second Level Support Service. [DOI] [Details]
2007 'Chapter 4 Mentoring in Science Teacher Education and Professional Development: Exploring new ways in a school-university partnership in the Republic of Ireland'
Geraldine Mooney Simmie (2007) 'Chapter 4 Mentoring in Science Teacher Education and Professional Development: Exploring new ways in a school-university partnership in the Republic of Ireland' In: Professional Development and School Improvement Science teachers' voices in school-based reform. Austria: Studien Verlag. [DOI] [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2018
Editor of Book: Fran Kochan. Author of Chapter 29: Geraldine Mooney Simmie (Ed.). (2018) Wiley-Blackwell International Handbook on Mentoring: Paradigms, Practices, Programs, and Possibilities. US: Wiley-Blackwell. [Details]
2012
Geraldine Mooney Simmie and Manfred Lang (Ed.). (2012) What's Worth Aiming for in Educational Innovation and Change?. Germany Munster Berlin and New York: Waxmann. [DOI] [Details]
2007
Manfred Lang, Digna Couso, Doris Elster, Geraldine Mooney Simmie, Udo Klinger, Piotr Szybek (Ed.). (2007) Professional Development and School Improvement Science teachers voices in school-based reform. Innsbruck: Studien Verlag. [DOI] [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2019 'Teachers' Changing Subjectivities: Putting the Soul to Work for the Principle of the Market or for Facilitating Risk?'
Mooney Simmie G.;Moles J. (2019) 'Teachers' Changing Subjectivities: Putting the Soul to Work for the Principle of the Market or for Facilitating Risk?'. Studies In Philosophy And Education, [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Teachers’ democratic assignment: A Critical Discourse Analysis of teacher education policies in Ireland and Sweden'
Mooney Simmie, G., & Edling, S. (2019) 'Teachers’ democratic assignment: A Critical Discourse Analysis of teacher education policies in Ireland and Sweden'. Discourse Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, i-first on-line [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Democracy and emancipation in teacher education: A summative content analysis of teacher educators¿ democratic assignment expressed in policies for Teacher Education in Sweden and Ireland between 2000-2010'
Edling S.;Mooney Simmie G. (2018) 'Democracy and emancipation in teacher education: A summative content analysis of teacher educators¿ democratic assignment expressed in policies for Teacher Education in Sweden and Ireland between 2000-2010'. Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, 17 (1):20-34 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'From Dialogue to Governance: A Critical Analysis of the School Completion Programme in the Republic of Ireland 2002 to 2016'
McKenna D.;Simmie G. (2017) 'From Dialogue to Governance: A Critical Analysis of the School Completion Programme in the Republic of Ireland 2002 to 2016'. Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 15 (2):304-324 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Book Review: Pedagogy of insurrection, by Peter McLaren. 2015. Publisher: Peter Lang.: McLaren¿s pedagogy of insurrection and the global murder machine in education in `Austerity Ireland¿'
Simmie G. (2015) 'Book Review: Pedagogy of insurrection, by Peter McLaren. 2015. Publisher: Peter Lang.: McLaren¿s pedagogy of insurrection and the global murder machine in education in `Austerity Ireland¿'. Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 13 (3):221-229 [Details]
2007 'Teacher Design Teams (TDTs)¿building capacity for innovation, learning and curriculum implementation in the continuing professional development of in-career teachers'
Mooney Simmie G. (2007) 'Teacher Design Teams (TDTs)¿building capacity for innovation, learning and curriculum implementation in the continuing professional development of in-career teachers'. Irish Educational Studies, 26 (2):163-176 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Deliberative teacher education beyond boundaries: discursive practices for eliciting gender awareness'
Mooney Simmie, G., & Lang, M. (2018) 'Deliberative teacher education beyond boundaries: discursive practices for eliciting gender awareness'. Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 24 (2) [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Theorising participation in urban regeneration partnerships: an adult education perspective'
Galvin, M., & Mooney Simmie, G. (2017) 'Theorising participation in urban regeneration partnerships: an adult education perspective'. Journal Of Education Policy, 32 (6):809-831 [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Good teaching as a messy narrative of change within a policy ensemble of networks, superstructures and flows'
Mooney Simmie, G., Moles, J., & O'Grady, E. (2019) 'Good teaching as a messy narrative of change within a policy ensemble of networks, superstructures and flows'. Critical Studies in Education, :1-21 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Discursive positioning of beginning teachers’ professional learning during induction: a critical literature review from 2004 to 2014'
Mooney Simmie, G., de Paor, C., 2, Liston, J., & O’Shea, J. (2017) 'Discursive positioning of beginning teachers’ professional learning during induction: a critical literature review from 2004 to 2014'. Asia Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 45 (5):505-519 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Ideological Governing Forms in Education and Teacher Education: a Comparative Study between Highly Secular Sweden and Highly Non-secular Republic of Ireland'
Mooney Simmie, G., & Edling, S. (2016) 'Ideological Governing Forms in Education and Teacher Education: a Comparative Study between Highly Secular Sweden and Highly Non-secular Republic of Ireland'. Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, :1-12 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2017 'Democracy and Emancipation in Teacher Education: discursive positioning of teacher educators’ democratic assignment'
Edling, S., & Mooney Simmie, G. (2017) 'Democracy and Emancipation in Teacher Education: discursive positioning of teacher educators’ democratic assignment'. Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Partnership in Learning between University and School: Evidence from a Researcher-in-residence'
Young, A.M.; O'Neill, A.; Mooney Simmie, G. (2015) 'Partnership in Learning between University and School: Evidence from a Researcher-in-residence'. Irish Educational Studies, 34 (1):25-42 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Identification of Misconceptions in the Teaching of Biology'
Galvin, E.; Mooney Simmie, G.; O'Grady, A. (2015) 'Identification of Misconceptions in the Teaching of Biology'. Higher Education of Social Science, 8 (2) [DOI] [Details]
2015 'McLaren's Pedagogy of Insurrection and the Global Murder Machine in Education in 'Austerity Ireland''
Mooney Simmie, G. (2015) 'McLaren's Pedagogy of Insurrection and the Global Murder Machine in Education in 'Austerity Ireland''. Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 13 (3):221-229 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Why change to active learning? Pre-service and in-service science teachers' perceptions'
O'Grady, A. ; Mooney Simmie, G. ; Kennedy, T. (2014) 'Why change to active learning? Pre-service and in-service science teachers' perceptions'. European Journal Of Teacher Education, 37 (1):35-50 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'An investigation into the prevalence of ecological misconceptions in upper secondary students and implications for pre-service teacher education'
Butler, J. ; Mooney Simmie, G. ; O'Grady, A. (2015) 'An investigation into the prevalence of ecological misconceptions in upper secondary students and implications for pre-service teacher education'. European Journal Of Teacher Education, 38 (3):1-20 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'The Neo-liberal turn in Understanding Teachers and School Leaders Work Practices in Curriculum Innovation and Change: a critical discourse analysis of a newly proposed reform policy in lower secondary education in the Republic of Ireland'
Mooney Simmie, G. (2014) 'The Neo-liberal turn in Understanding Teachers and School Leaders Work Practices in Curriculum Innovation and Change: a critical discourse analysis of a newly proposed reform policy in lower secondary education in the Republic of Ireland'. Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, 13 (3):185-198 [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Mentoring to reproduce or change discourse in schools'
Lonergan, J. ; Mooney Simmie, G. ; Moles, J. (2012) 'Mentoring to reproduce or change discourse in schools'. International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, 1 (2):104-119 [Details]
2012 'The Pied Piper of Neoliberalism Calls the Tune in the Republic of Ireland: An Analysis of Education Policy Text from 2000-2012'
Mooney Simmie, G. (2012) 'The Pied Piper of Neoliberalism Calls the Tune in the Republic of Ireland: An Analysis of Education Policy Text from 2000-2012'. Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 10 (2):485-514 [DOI] [Details]
2011 'Critical Thinking, Caring and Professional Agency: An Emerging Framework for Productive Mentoring'
Mooney Simmie, G. ; Moles, J. (2011) 'Critical Thinking, Caring and Professional Agency: An Emerging Framework for Productive Mentoring'. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 19 (4):465-482 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2017 American Educational Research Association AERA TEXAS 2017
Geraldine Mooney Simmie and Manfred Lang (2017) Developing a Framework for Inter-Professional Deliberation on Gender Awareness and Inclusion American Educational Research Association AERA TEXAS 2017 AERA Annual Meeting Apr 27 - May 1, 2017 San Antonio, Texas, Page 52, [Details]
2017 Association for Secondary Teachers Ireland ASTI Convention
Geraldine Mooney Simmie (2017) Is Teaching Nearer to Poetry than to Physics? Association for Secondary Teachers Ireland ASTI Convention [Details]
2015 American Educational Research Association AERA 2015
Mooney Simmie, G.; Lang, M. (2015) Deliberative Teacher Education for Inclusion of Gender Beyond Boundaries American Educational Research Association AERA 2015 [Details]
2015 American Educational Research Association AERA Chicago 2015
Mooney Simmie, G.; Edling, S. (2015) (Re)Positioning the Democratic (Ethical) Identity of the Teacher Educator within Global Policy Discourses of Compliance American Educational Research Association AERA Chicago 2015 [DOI] [Details]
2014 Educational Studies Association of Ireland ESAI Conference 2014
Mooney Simmie, G.; Moles, J.; O'Grady, E. (2014) Post-primary and primary mentor teachers' perceptions of what is good teaching Educational Studies Association of Ireland ESAI Conference 2014 , 11-APR-14 - 13-APR-14 [DOI] [Details]
2014 Educational Studies Association of Ireland ESAI 2014
O'Neill, A.; Young, A.M.; Mooney Simmie, G. (2014) PLUS researcher-in-residence: one school placement model of school-university partnership in initial teacher education Educational Studies Association of Ireland ESAI 2014 [DOI] [Details]
2014 EERA/ECER The Past, the Present and the future of Educational Research
Mooney Simmie, G.; Edling, S. (2014) Democratic Professionalism EERA/ECER The Past, the Present and the future of Educational Research Network 10 Teacher Education Research, , 03-SEP-14 - 03-SEP-14 , pp.94-94 [DOI] [Details]
2014 Ireland International Conference on Education IICE-2014
O'Neill, A.; Young, A.M.; Mooney Simmie, G. (2014) Researcher-in-Residence: One Model of School Placement Ireland International Conference on Education IICE-2014 , 28-APR-14 - 30-APR-14 [DOI] [Details]
2013 Educational Studies Association of Ireland ESAI 2013
Downey, J.; Mooney Simmie, G. (2013) Hitting the Right Note: pre-service music education teachers develop their critical capacities through observation in the placement practicum Educational Studies Association of Ireland ESAI 2013 [DOI] [Details]
2013 IOSTE Mini-Symposium for the Western European Region
Mooney Simmie, G.; Lang, M. (2013) What's worth aiming for in curriculum innovation? IOSTE Mini-Symposium for the Western European Region Church of Ireland College of Education Dublin, , 08-FEB-13 - 09-FEB-14 [Details]
2013 Educational Studies Association of Ireland ESAI 2013
Mooney Simmie, G.; Moles, J. (2013) What is the purpose of mentoring in continuing teacher education and professional learning/ Educational Studies Association of Ireland ESAI 2013 [DOI] [Details]
2013 European Science Education Research Association ESERA 2013
Lehane, l.; O'Reilly, J.; Mooney Simmie, G. (2013) The Utilisation of a Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) Lens to Develop Pre-Service Teachers’ Orientations Toward Inquiry Practice European Science Education Research Association ESERA 2013 [DOI] [Details]
2013 EU Chemistry Is Network International Conference Initiatives in Chemistry Teacher Training
Mooney Simmie, G.; Lang, M. (2013) Teacher Professional Development as a Process of Boundary Crossing between Communities of Practice EU Chemistry Is Network International Conference Initiatives in Chemistry Teacher Training [DOI] [Details]
2013 European Science Education Research Association ESERA 2013
Geraldine Mooney Simmie and Manfred Lang (2013) Deliberative Innovation in Science Education European Science Education Research Association ESERA 2013 [DOI] [Details]
2013 Educational Studies Association of Ireland ESAI 2013
Power, S.; Mooney Simmie, G. (2013) What is the purpose of mentoring in continuing teacher education and professional learning? Educational Studies Association of Ireland ESAI 2013 [DOI] [Details]
2012 European research in Chemical education Conference ICCE-ERICE 2012
Lehane, L.; O'Reilly, J.; Mooney Simmie, G. (2012) Utilising an existing PCK instrument to capture and develop Irish pre-service teachers PCK toward an inquity oriented focus European research in Chemical education Conference ICCE-ERICE 2012 , 15-JUL-12 - 19-JUL-12 [Details]
2012 2nd Croatian Workshop on Chemistry Education, Split, Croatia
Lehane, L.; O'Reilly, J.; Mooney Simmie, G. (2012) Insights into pre-service science teachers' inquiry orientation through the utilisation of a PCK lens 2nd Croatian Workshop on Chemistry Education, Split, Croatia Split, Croatia, , 08-NOV-12 - 11-NOV-12 [DOI] [Details]
2012 ATEE Winter Conference Association for Teacher Education in Europe
Mooney Simmie, G.; Lang, M. (2012) Innovation in Science Teacher Education and the New Role of Mentoring ATEE Winter Conference Association for Teacher Education in Europe , 02-APR-12 - 04-APR-12 [DOI] [Details]
2012 International Organisation for Science and Technology Education (IOSTE)
Geraldine Mooney Simmie and Manfred Lang (2012) Innovation in Context needs a new discourse within a public space beyond the science classroom and school International Organisation for Science and Technology Education (IOSTE) [Details]
2011 Educational Studies Association of Ireland 36th Annual Conference
Geraldine Mooney Simmie and Ceren O'Connell (2011) An ICT-enhanced approach to pedagogic al innovation and professional partnership in junior cycle: A study between Ireland and Nordic countries Educational Studies Association of Ireland 36th Annual Conference [Details]
2011 Initial Teacher Education Conference: Re-Imagining Initial Teacher Perspectives on Transformation
Geraldine Mooney Simmie and Marie Therese Batardiere (2011) From Refective Practice to Critical Dialogue Initial Teacher Education Conference: Re-Imagining Initial Teacher Perspectives on Transformation [Details]
2011 Mentoring
Geraldine Mooney Simmie (2011) Educating the Reflective Mentor Theoretical Perspectives . In: Dr. Mary Fleming and Dr. Manuela Hynes Department of Education National University of Ireland Galway eds. Mentoring [Details]
2010 Science and Mathematics Conference SMEC 2010 Dublin City University
Mooney Simmie, G.; Power, S. (2010) An Examination of Lower Secondary Science Teachers: attitudes & beliefs in the revised science syllabus Science and Mathematics Conference SMEC 2010 Dublin City University , pp.162-168 [DOI] [Details]
2010 Educational Studies Association of Ireland 35th Annual Conference
Geraldine Mooney Simmie and Seamas O'Buachalla (2010) A Tale of Two countries from Dublin to Oslo: Becoming a Cross-National comparative Educational Researcher Educational Studies Association of Ireland 35th Annual Conference [Details]
2010 SMEC 2010 Centre for Advancement of Science Teaching and Learning DCU
Mooney Simmie, G.; Power, S. (2010) An Examination of Lower Secondary Science Teachers' attitudes and beliefs to the revised science syllabus SMEC 2010 Centre for Advancement of Science Teaching and Learning DCU , pp.162-168 [DOI] [Details]
2009 European Science Education and Research Association ESERA Conference
Geraldine Mooney Simmie and Sancha Power (2009) Catching the Teachers being innovative and Gender-Sensitive? Insights from the European GIMMS project in Science Teacher Education European Science Education and Research Association ESERA Conference [Details]
2006 INTERSCOLA
Mooney Simmie, G. (2006) Localisation in Teacher Education in Ireland: through Teacher Support Services INTERSCOLA , 25-JUL-06 [Details]
2006 BERA Mentoring and Coaching Special Interest Group
Mooney Simmie, G. (2006) Educational Mentoring for Personal, Professional and Pedagogic Development in the context of a school-university partnership in Ireland BERA Mentoring and Coaching Special Interest Group , 11-FEB-06 [Details]
2006 BERA Mentoring and Coaching Special Interest Group
Mooney Simmie, G. (2006) Educational Mentoring for Personal, Professional and Pedagogic Development in the context of a school-university partnership in Ireland BERA Mentoring and Coaching Special Interest Group , 11-FEB-06 [Details]
2006 National Biology Support Service Conference
Mooney Simmie, G. (2006) Teacher Design Teams (TDT) ¿ Building Capacity for Innovation, learning and Curriculum Implementation in the Continuing Professional Development of In-Career Teachers National Biology Support Service Conference , 24-MAR-06 [Details]
2006 National Biology Support Service Conference
Mooney Simmie, G. (2006) Teacher Design Teams (TDT) ¿ Building Capacity for Innovation, learning and Curriculum Implementation in the Continuing Professional Development of In-Career Teachers National Biology Support Service Conference , 24-MAR-06 [Details]
2006 INTERSCOLA
Mooney Simmie, G. (2006) Localisation in Teacher Education in Ireland: through Teacher Support Services INTERSCOLA , 25-JUL-06 [Details]
2005 ECER Conference
Mooney Simmie, G. (2005) Do Developing Standards Mitigate against Developing Innovation? One University¿s Journey toward uniting Initial, Induction and In-career Teachers in the beginning years of the 21st Century? ECER Conference , 09-SEP-05 [Details]
2005 ESERA Conference
Mooney Simmie, G. (2005) Mentoring as a pathway to the enhancement of science teacher education in Ireland in the 21st century ESERA Conference , 29-SEP-05 [Details]
2005 ESERA Conference
Mooney Simmie, G. (2005) Mentoring as a pathway to the enhancement of science teacher education in Ireland in the 21st century ESERA Conference , 29-SEP-05 [Details]
2005 ECER Conference
Mooney Simmie, G. (2005) Do Developing Standards Mitigate against Developing Innovation? One University¿s Journey toward uniting Initial, Induction and In-career Teachers in the beginning years of the 21st Century? ECER Conference , 09-SEP-05 [Details]
2004 ESAI Conference
Geary, T. and Mooney Simmie, G. (2004) How can the experience of established science teachers be shared with students of science education while on their initial teaching practice placement? ESAI Conference , 02-APR-04 [Details]
2004 Teacher Education between Theory and Practice: the end of Theory¿the Future of Practice, ATEE Conference
Mooney Simmie, G. and Malone, R. (2004) Introducing a new Science Syllabus: a study of cultural change in lower secondary in Ireland . In: Cesare Scutari and Arno Libotton eds. Teacher Education between Theory and Practice: the end of Theory¿the Future of Practice, ATEE Conference , 25-OCT-04 [Details]
2004 ESAI Conference
Mooney Simmie, G. and McKeon, C. (2004) What are the challenges involved in teaching senior cycle mathematics in new and interesting ways? ESAI Conference , 02-FEB-04 [Details]
2004 ESAI Conference
Geary, T. and Mooney Simmie, G. (2004) How can the experience of established science teachers be shared with students of science education while on their initial teaching practice placement? ESAI Conference , 02-APR-04 [Details]
2004 Teacher Education between Theory and Practice: the end of Theory¿the Future of Practice, ATEE Conference
Mooney Simmie, G. and Malone, R. (2004) Introducing a new Science Syllabus: a study of cultural change in lower secondary in Ireland . In: Cesare Scutari and Arno Libotton eds. Teacher Education between Theory and Practice: the end of Theory¿the Future of Practice, ATEE Conference , 25-OCT-04 [Details]
2004 ESAI Conference
Mooney Simmie, G. and McKeon, C. (2004) What are the challenges involved in teaching senior cycle mathematics in new and interesting ways? ESAI Conference , 02-FEB-04 [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2017 Reviewing the Potential and Challenges of Developing STEAD Education through Creative Pedagogies for 21st Century Learning: how can school curricula be broadened towards a more responsive dynamic and inclusive form of education.
British Eductaion Reasearch Association BERA Commissioned Report (2017) Reviewing the Potential and Challenges of Developing STEAD Education through Creative Pedagogies for 21st Century Learning: how can school curricula be broadened towards a more responsive dynamic and inclusive form of education. BERA, UK. [DOI] [Details]
2011 DLIS Final Report for Ireland.
Geraldine Mooney Simmie (2011) DLIS Final Report for Ireland. VIA University College Denmark, EU Life Long Learning Leonardo da Vinci project. [Details]
2010 GIMMS Final Report.
Geraldine Mooney Simmie (2010) GIMMS Final Report. EU Comenius 2.1 teacher education and training, EU Bruselles. [Details]

Article

  Year Publication
2018 Teachers¿ democratic assignment: a critical discourse analysis of teacher education policies in Ireland and Sweden.
Mooney Simmie G.;Edling S. (2018) Teachers¿ democratic assignment: a critical discourse analysis of teacher education policies in Ireland and Sweden. Article [DOI] [Details]

Educational Article

  Year Publication
1988 Integrated Chemistry Workbook.
Simmie, G. (1988) Integrated Chemistry Workbook. Dublin: Educational Article [Details]
1987 Integrated Chemistry.
Simmie, G. (1987) Integrated Chemistry. Dublin: Educational Article [DOI] [Details]

Film or Broadcast

  Year Publication
2004 The Reflective Practitioner.
Geraldine Mooney Simmie (2004) The Reflective Practitioner. Limerick: University of Limerick: Film or Broadcast [Details]
1999 Experential Learning in the Classroom.
Transition Year Support Team (1999) Experential Learning in the Classroom. Dublin: Film or Broadcast [Details]

Manual

  Year Publication
1992 BASF Minilab Manual Adapted for Ireland.
John Daly Tim Desmond Declan Kennedy shea mullaly Geraldine Simmie (1992) BASF Minilab Manual Adapted for Ireland. Dublin: BASF Ireland Ltd: Manual [Details]

Newspaper Articles

  Year Publication
2015 Newspaper Opinion and Analysis : thejournal.ie.
Mooney Simmie, G. (2015) Newspaper Opinion and Analysis : thejournal.ie. Newspaper Articles [DOI] [Details]
2014 Newspaper: Letter to the Editor The Irish Times.
Mooney Simmie, G. (2014) Newspaper: Letter to the Editor The Irish Times. Newspaper Articles [DOI] [Details]
2014 Newspaper: Letter to the Editor The Irish Times.
Mooney Simmie, G. (2014) Newspaper: Letter to the Editor The Irish Times. Newspaper Articles [DOI] [Details]
2014 Newspaper: The Irish Times Opinion and Analysis.
Mooney Simmie, G. (2014) Newspaper: The Irish Times Opinion and Analysis. Newspaper Articles [DOI] [Details]
2013 Newspaper The Sunday Independent Letter to the Editor.
Mooney Simmie, G. (2013) Newspaper The Sunday Independent Letter to the Editor. Newspaper Articles [Details]

Newsletter

  Year Publication
2017 What is the Purpose of Education?.
G. Mooney Simmie (2017) What is the Purpose of Education?. Dublin: Newsletter [DOI] [Details]

Policy Contribution

  Year Publication
2014 Ethics in Higher Education: the increasing casualisation of teaching within a discourse of quality and excellence.
Mooney Simmie, G. (2014) Ethics in Higher Education: the increasing casualisation of teaching within a discourse of quality and excellence. Policy Contribution [DOI] [Details]

Review Articles

  Year Publication
2010 Reflections on themes and concerns at the heart of practice: towards cultivating Student learning: stories of professional development in action.
Mooney Simmie, G. (2010) Reflections on themes and concerns at the heart of practice: towards cultivating Student learning: stories of professional development in action. Dublin: Review Articles [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]

Electronic Book

  Year Publication
2013 The Utilisation of a Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) Lens to Develop Pre-Service Teachers’ Orientations Toward Inquiry Practice.
Lehane, L.; O'Reilly, J.; Mooney Simmie, G. (2013) The Utilisation of a Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) Lens to Develop Pre-Service Teachers’ Orientations Toward Inquiry Practice. Nicosia Cyprus: Electronic Book [DOI] [Details]

Key Note Speech

  Year Publication
2013 21st Century Teacher Education in a Global Policy Imaginary: Invisible Pedagogies of Surveillance, Metrics and Servitude.
Mooney Simmie, G. (2013) 21st Century Teacher Education in a Global Policy Imaginary: Invisible Pedagogies of Surveillance, Metrics and Servitude. Key Note Speech [Details]
2013 21st Century Teacher Education in a Global Policy Imaginary: Invisible Pedagogies of Surveillance, Metrics and Servitude.
Mooney Simmie, G. (2013) 21st Century Teacher Education in a Global Policy Imaginary: Invisible Pedagogies of Surveillance, Metrics and Servitude. Department of Culture Studies, Religious Studies and Educational Sciences: Key Note Speech [Details]
2013 Preparing our Young People for the Future - Rethinking Education.
Mooney Simmie, G. (2013) Preparing our Young People for the Future - Rethinking Education. Key Note Speech [Details]

Other Items Published

  Year Publication
1991 Organic Chemistry, Part II, (Film).
Mooney Simmie, G (1991) Organic Chemistry, Part II, (Film). Other Items Published [Details]
1991 Water Galway (Film).
Mooney Simmie, G (1991) Water Galway (Film). Other Items Published [Details]
1990 Organic Chemistry, Part I, (Film).
Mooney Simmie, G (1990) Organic Chemistry, Part I, (Film). Other Items Published [Details]

Dissertations/Theses

  Year Publication
2009 The policy implementation process in the upper secondary education system (senior cycle) and videregÃende skolen in science and mathematics in the Republic of Ireland and the Kingdom of Norway from 1960-2005. Unpublished PhD thesis. Dublin: Trinity College Dublin.
Geraldine Mooney Simmie (2009) The policy implementation process in the upper secondary education system (senior cycle) and videregÃende skolen in science and mathematics in the Republic of Ireland and the Kingdom of Norway from 1960-2005. Unpublished PhD thesis. Dublin: Trinity College Dublin. Dublin: Dissertations/Theses [DOI] [Details]
1981 The Thermal Degradation of Siloxanes uing the Shock Tube Technique.
Geraldine Simmie (1981) The Thermal Degradation of Siloxanes uing the Shock Tube Technique. Galway: NUIG: Dissertations/Theses [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2012 Member of Editorial Advisory Board JCEPS Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies
2006 Coordinator European Commission

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Teaching Council Working Group on School Placement Member 2012 / 2014
Academic Coordination of Teaching Practice and Mentoring Academic Coordinator of Teaching Practice and Mentoring 2004 / 2014
Course Board for Master's in Educational Mentoring Course Director 2006 / 2015
Coarse Board Structured PhD in Education Course Director 2015 / 2015

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
1978 NUI Galway Bachelor of Science chemistry (major) and mathematics (minor)
1979 NUI Galway Higher Diploma in Education Education
1981 NUI Galway M Sc Master's dissertation
2009 Trinity College Dublin PhD PhD dissertation

Teaching Interests

In the School of Education, University of Limerick I have made a significant contribution to excellence in teaching and scholarship at the University of Limerick. I have leadership (Module Leader) of a number of modules, including EN7013 Policy Studies, a core policy module in the structured PhD in Education.                      

Modules Taught

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2012 School as an Institution EN4017Critical sociological study of the school as an institution for the lens of social justice
Autumn 2013 Policy & Practice Mentoring EN6071Module concerned with developing capacity to critique mentoring policies
2012 Advanced Research Methods 2 EN7021Qualitative Research Methods and Techniques
2012 Foundation of Social Scientific and Education Research and practice: Epistemology and Ontology 2 EN7013Continuing the philosophical underpinnings for doctoral research and assisting in the positioning of the researcher
2012 Policy & Practice of Mentoring EN6071A critical analysis of the international policy issues with regard to the mentoring construct
2012 Frameworks for Mentoring EN5013Critical exploration and analysis of the various purposes of education mentoring in the continuing education of teachers and school leaders
Autumn 2012 Mentoring in Practice EN5121Level 9 masters in mentoring: Explores mentoring in practice
2012 Policy Studies EN7031Critical analysis of educational policy isues within a globalised world
EN6071 Master's in Educational Mentoring Policy & Practice MentoringModule concerned with developing capacity to critique mentoring policies
Autumn 2012 Policy Studies EN7031Core Module structured PhD in Education
Autumn 2014 Graduate Certificate in Educational Mentoring EN5121Module concerned with developing capacity to engage in inquiry oriented practices
Autumn 2012 School as an Institution EN4017> 270 students sociological study in education
Autumn 2013 Policy Studies EN7031policy module as a core module on structued PhD in Education programme
Autumn 2012 Policy Studies EN7031policy module, a core module on the structured PhD in education
Autumn 2013 Graduate Certificate in Educational Mentoring EN5121Module concerned with developing capacity to engage in inquiry-oriented practices
Autumn 2012 Frameworks for Mentoring EN5013Level 9 masters in mentoring: explores theoretical frameworks for mentoring
Autumn 2012 Mentoring in Practice EN5121Module concerned with developing capacity to engage in inquiry-oriented practices
Autumn 2012 Master's in Educational Mentoring EN6071Module concerned with developing capacity to critique mentoring policies
Autumn 2013 Graduate Certificate in Educational Mentoring EN5121Level 9 module: mentoring in a practice setting
Autumn 2013 Policy Studies EN7031Structured PhD in Education: core module
Autumn 2014 School as an Institution EN4017Undergraduate final year: Initial Teacher Education sociological study connected to school placement
Autumn 2013 Policy Studies EN7031Core Module in structured PhD in Education
Summer EN5013 Graduate Certificate in Educational Mentoring Frameworks for MentoringLevel 9: exploring theoretical frameworks for mentoring
Autumn 2014 Policy & Practice of Mentoring EN6071Module concerned with developing capacity to critique mentoring policies
Summer 2012 Frameworks for Mentoring EN5013Module concerned with theoretical models of mentoring
Summer 2013 Graduate Certificate in Educational Mentoring EN5013Module concerned with theoretical models of mentoring
Summer 2014 Graduate Certificate in Educational Mentoring EN5013Module concerned with theoretical models of mentoring
Autumn 2013 Graduate Certificate in Educational Mentoring Frameworks for MentoringLevel 9 explores theoretical frameworks for mentoring
Autumn 2013 School as an Institution EN4017> 270 students sociological study in education related to school placement
Autumn 2013 Mentoring in practice EN5121Level 9 masters in mentoring: Explores mentoring in practice
Autumn 2014 School as an Institution EN4017> 260 students - sociological study for final year undergraduate students related to school placement
Autumn 2014 Mentoring in Practice EN5121Level 9 explores mentoring in practice