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Dr. Ann-Marie Young

Biography

Graduate of St Mary's University (BSc in Sports Science), Canterbury Christ Church University (PGCE in Physical Education) and University of Limerick (PhD). Worked as a Physical Education teacher in England for 9 years before returning to Ireland to pursue further study. Completed a PhD while lecturing on the Physical Education and Sport Sciences programme (PESS) at the University of Limerick. PhD study looked at the role of the cooperating teacher during school placement, with the aim to contribute to the development of a formal supervision role (part funded by the Teaching Council). Research interests: initial teacher education, school placement and continuous professional development. Currently the Academic Director of School Placement in the School of Education at the University of Limerick.

Research Interests

Research Interests: Initial teacher education with a focus on the development of the school placement process. Specifically looking at the role each of the key stakeholders play in the development of student teachers and the development of a structured and formal approach to supervision in school placement. Curriculum development in Physical Education. The role of the teacher educator and assessment in education.

Professional Activities

Employment

  • 2013 University of Limerick - School Placement Coordinator
  • 2009 University of Limerick - Lecturer in Physical Education/Applied Studies Coordinator

Association

  • 2009 Association member, Physical Education Association of Ireland
  • 2008 Member, PE-PAYS Research Centre
  • Association member, Educational Studies Association of Ireland
  • Association member, International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

2016

Cultivating relationships with school placement stakeholders: the perspective of the cooperating teacher
Young, A.M. & MacPhail, A.
(2016) Cultivating relationships with school placement stakeholders: the perspective of the cooperating teacher
In European Journal Of Teacher Educationeuropean Journal Of Teacher Education; pp. 287-301
DOI: 10.1080/02619768.2016.1187595

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
In Irish Educational Studies Irish Educational Studies ; pp. 25-42
DOI: 10.1080/03323315.2014.1001203

2014

Irish physical education teachers' experiences of learning to become a 'teacher of teachers'.
Young, A.M. and MacPhail, A.
(2014) Irish physical education teachers' experiences of learning to become a 'teacher of teachers'.
In The Open Sports Science Journal; pp. 98-105
[ULIR]

2014

Standing on the periphery: Cooperating teachers' perceptions and responses to the role of supervision.
Young, A.M. and MacPhail, A.
(2014) Standing on the periphery: Cooperating teachers' perceptions and responses to the role of supervision.
In European Physical Education Review; pp. 222-237
DOI: 10.1177/1356336XI14557582

2011

'Living the curriculum': Integrating sport education into a Physical Education Teacher Education programme.
Deenihan, J.T., MacPhail, A. & Young, A.M.
(2011) 'Living the curriculum': Integrating sport education into a Physical Education Teacher Education programme.
In European Physical Education Review; pp. 51-68
DOI: 10.1177/1356336XII402262