Biography

Professor McGarr's research and teaching interests are in the areas of Educational Technology, Reflective Practice in Teacher Education and STEM Education. He is the former head of the School of Education and a former course director of the Masters in ICT in Education and the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Technology). He is also a former recipient of the University's Excellence in Teaching award and has published a number of studies in relation to his teaching work. His other research work has mainly focused on STEM education in Schools, the adoption of ICT in schools and reflective practice and teachers' thinking. He is currently project director of the national longitudinal study exploring the roll-out of the new Framework for Junior Cycle in Irish post-primary schools.

Research Interests

My research interests include:
  • The use of digital technologies in schools
  • Teachers professional digital competence and digital practices
  • STEM Education
  • Reflective practice in initial and continuing professional development in Teacher Education
  • Discourse analysis

Professional Activities

Education

  • 2012 Open University - Postgraduate Diploma
  • 2004 University of Limerick - Ph.D.
  • 1999 University of Limerick - Master of Arts (Education)
  • 1998 University of Limerick - Bachelor of Technology (Education) First class honours

Peer Reviewed Journals

Books

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Book Chapters

2013

Digital divide in post-primary schools

Marcus-Quinn, A., McGarr, O. (2013) Digital divide in post-primary schools . Dublin : ResearchPublishing.net Internet in the humanities: an insight from Ireland

2013

OERs and Repositories

Marcus-Quinn, A (2013) OERs and Repositories . Cork : NAIRTL Emerging Issues III: From Capacity Building to Sustainability

2011

ICT in the English classroom

McGarr, O; Marcus-Quinn, A (2011) ICT in the English classroom. Cambridge : Cambridge Scholars Publishing Quality Issues in ICT Integration in Third Level Disciplines and Learning Contexts

2011

Technology as a discipline: A case study

McGarr, O. (2011) Technology as a discipline: A case study. Dublin : Liffey Press Global Perspectives: Introducing student teachers to development education :75-86

Edited Books

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Other Journals

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Conference Publications

2008

EDTECH 2008

McGarr, O and Marcus-Quinn, A. (2008) EDTECH 2008.

2008

EDUCA

McGarr, O and Marcus-Quinn, A (2008) EDUCA. :35-38

Conference Contributions

Published Reports

2023

Exploring the introduction of the Framework for Junior Cycle: A longitudinal study. Interim report No. 2

Oliver McGarr, Orla McCormack, John O'Reilly, Jennifer Hennessy, Niamh O'Meara, Aoife Neary, Raymond Lynch, John Power, Rachel Lenihan, Antonio Calderon, Ann MacPhail, Keelin Leahy, Ciaran Ó Gallchóir, Jennifer McMahon, Christie Ni Chatasaigh, Merrilyn Goos (2023) Exploring the introduction of the Framework for Junior Cycle: A longitudinal study. Interim report No. 2. Limerick : University of Limerick

2022

Exploring the introduction of the Framework for Junior Cycle: A longitudinal study Introductory report (Initial perspectives on implementation, outcomes, and impact)

McGarr, O.; McCormack, O.; O'Reilly, J.; Lynch, R.; Power, J.; Ó Gallchóir, C.; McMahon, J.; Hennessy, J.; Leahy, K.; O'Meara, N.; Calderon, A.; MacPhail, A.; Neary, A.; Ni Chatasaigh, C.; Costello, H.; Goos, M. (2022) Exploring the introduction of the Framework for Junior Cycle: A longitudinal study Introductory report (Initial perspectives on implementation, outcomes, and impact). Limerick : University of Limerick

Editorials

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Book Reviews

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Other Publications