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Dr. Donal Canty

Biography

Dr. Donal Canty is a Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education at the University of Limerick. He is qualified as a Post-Primary Teacher of Graphics and Architectural Technology and has taught Construction Studies, Technical Drawing, Materials Technology (Wood), Technical Graphics and LCA Graphics and Construction at Post Primary level (1996 – 2004). He is currently lecturing in Subjects Pedagogics at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the University of Limerick. Donal is a director of the Technology Education Research Group (TERG). He was principal investigator on two research projects that examine the use of electronic portfolios and the use of Adaptive Comparative Judgment in second level education in Ireland. Donal was the PI and coordinator for the GRASS project (Grading Soft Skills) which is a 3-year Life Long Learning (LLP) research project financially supported by EU focusing on the assessment and grading of Soft Skills. The consortium consists of four Universities and 4 schools from across Europe. Donal is also a member of the National Spatial Skills Research Network that is focused on the enhancement of STEM Education at a national level. He has also been an invited speaker at the Educators Summit 2013 (Microsoft: Aviva Stadium) Title: Assessing e-Portfolios using Adaptive Comparative Judgment (ACJ) and the International Winter School (Structured PhD in Education, University of Limerick), Title: Adaptive Comparative Pairs as Assessment for Promoting Critical Pedagogy. Donal has also successfully supervised both PhD and Masters students to graduation in the area of Design and Technology education.

Publications

Book Chapters

2018

The psychological domain: Enhancing traditional practice in K-12 education
O'Connor A.;Seery N.;Canty D.
(2018) The psychological domain: Enhancing traditional practice in K-12 education
In Online Course Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications;
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5472-1.ch028

2016

The psychological domain: Enhancing traditional practice in K-12 education
O'Connor A.;Seery N.;Canty D.
(2016) The psychological domain: Enhancing traditional practice in K-12 education
In Optimizing K-12 Education through Online and Blended Learning;
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0507-5.ch006

2016

The psychological domain: Enhancing traditional practice in K-12 education
O'Connor, A., Seery, N., & Canty, D.
(2016) The psychological domain: Enhancing traditional practice in K-12 education
In Optimizing K-12 education through online and blended learning; Hershey, PA : IGI Global

Peer Reviewed Journals

2020

An exploration into the criteria used in assessing design activities with adaptive comparative judgment in technology education
Buckley J.;Canty D.;Seery N.
(2020) An exploration into the criteria used in assessing design activities with adaptive comparative judgment in technology education
In Irish Educational Studies;
DOI: 10.1080/03323315.2020.1814838

2020

Framing the constructive alignment of design within technology subjects in general education
Buckley J.;Seery N.;Gumaelius L.;Canty D.;Doyle A.;Pears A.
(2020) Framing the constructive alignment of design within technology subjects in general education
In International Journal Of Technology And Design Education;
DOI: 10.1007/s10798-020-09585-y

2019

Spatial cognition in engineering education: developing a spatial ability framework to support the translation of theory into practice
Buckley, J;Seery, N;Canty, D
(2019) Spatial cognition in engineering education: developing a spatial ability framework to support the translation of theory into practice
In European Journal Of Engineering Education; ABINGDON : TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
DOI: 10.1080/03043797.2017.1327944

2019

Implicit theories of intelligence in STEM education: perspectives through the lens of technology education students
Buckley, J;O'Connor, A;Seery, N;Hyland, T;Canty, D
(2019) Implicit theories of intelligence in STEM education: perspectives through the lens of technology education students
In International Journal Of Technology And Design Education; DORDRECHT : SPRINGER
DOI: 10.1007/s10798-017-9438-8
[ULIR]

2019

Agendas, influences, and capability: Perspectives on practice in design and technology education
Doyle, A;Seery, N;Canty, D;Buckley, J
(2019) Agendas, influences, and capability: Perspectives on practice in design and technology education
In International Journal Of Technology And Design Education; DORDRECHT : SPRINGER
DOI: 10.1007/s10798-017-9433-0

2018

The experiential domain: developing a model for enhancing practice in D&T education
O'Connor, A,Seery, N,Canty, D
(2018) The experiential domain: developing a model for enhancing practice in D&T education
In International Journal Of Technology And Design Education;
DOI: 10.1007/s10798-016-9378-8

2018

Visualization, inductive reasoning, and memory span as components of fluid intelligence: Implications for technology education
Buckley, J;Seery, N;Canty, D;Gumaelius, L
(2018) Visualization, inductive reasoning, and memory span as components of fluid intelligence: Implications for technology education
In International Journal Of Educational Research; OXFORD : ELSEVIER SCI LTD
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijer.2018.05.007

2018

Heuristics and CAD modelling: an examination of student behaviour during problem solving episodes within CAD modelling activities
Buckley, J;Seery, N;Canty, D
(2018) Heuristics and CAD modelling: an examination of student behaviour during problem solving episodes within CAD modelling activities
In International Journal Of Technology And Design Education; DORDRECHT : SPRINGER
DOI: 10.1007/s10798-017-9423-2

2016

The experiential domain: Developing a model for enhancing practice in D&T education
O'Connor, A., Seery, N., & Canty, D.
(2016) The experiential domain: Developing a model for enhancing practice in D&T education
In International Journal Of Technology And Design Education;

2012

The validity and value of peer assessment using adaptive comparative judgement in design driven practical education
Seery, N,Canty, D,Phelan, P
(2012) The validity and value of peer assessment using adaptive comparative judgement in design driven practical education
In International Journal Of Technology And Design Education;
DOI: 10.1007/s10798-011-9194-0

Conference Publications

2019

15th International CDIO Conference,
Tanner, D., Power, J., & Canty, D.,
(2019) 15th International CDIO Conference,

2016

PATT2016: Technology Education for 21st Century Skills
Seery, N., Canty, D., O'Connor, A., Buckley, J. and Doyle, A.
(2016) PATT2016: Technology Education for 21st Century Skills
de Vries, M.(Ed.) Utrecht, Netherlands

2016

ASEE Engineering Design Graphics Division 71st Mid-Year Conference
Seery, N., Buckley, J., Doyle, A. and Canty, D.
(2016) ASEE Engineering Design Graphics Division 71st Mid-Year Conference
Ault, H.(Ed.) Nashua, New Hampshire

2016

PATT2016: Technology Education for 21st Century Skills
Power, J., Buckley, J., Seery, N. and Canty, D.
(2016) PATT2016: Technology Education for 21st Century Skills
de Vries, M.(Ed.) Utrecht, Netherlands

2016

The 33rd International Manufacturing Conference
Buckley, J., Phelan, J., Seery, N and Canty, D.
(2016) The 33rd International Manufacturing Conference
Tiernan, P.(Ed.)

2016

32nd Pupils' Attitude Towards Technology Conference
O'Connor, A., Seery, N., & Canty, D.
(2016) 32nd Pupils' Attitude Towards Technology Conference
de Vries, M., Bekker-Holtland, A., & van Dijk, G.(Ed.) Utrecht, Netherlands

2016

International Conference on Mobile Technology in Teacher Education
O'Connor, A., Seery, N., & Canty, D.
(2016) International Conference on Mobile Technology in Teacher Education
Galway, Ireland

2016

The 33rd International Manufacturing Conference
Seery, N., Buckley, J., Hyland, T. and Canty, D.
(2016) The 33rd International Manufacturing Conference
Tiernan, P.(Ed.) Limerick, Ireland

2016

32nd Pupils' Attitude Towards Technology Conference
Seery, N., & Canty, D., O'Connor, A., Buckley, J., & Doyle, A.
(2016) 32nd Pupils' Attitude Towards Technology Conference
de Vries, M., Bekker-Holtland, A., & van Dijk, G.(Ed.) Utrecht, Netherlands
[ULIR]

2015

16th Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association
Seery, N., O'Connor, A., Canty, D., & Buckley, J.
(2015) 16th Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association
Limerick, Ireland

2015

16th Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association
Canty, D., Buckley, J., Seery, N., O'Connor, A., & Kelly, M.
(2015) 16th Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association
Limerick, Ireland

2015

EdTech 2015: Beyond the Horizon: Policy, Practice and Possibilities
Canty, D., Buckley, J., Seery, N., O'Connor, A. and Kelly, M.
(2015) EdTech 2015: Beyond the Horizon: Policy, Practice and Possibilities
Gormley, P.(Ed.) Limerick, Ireland

2015

EdTech 2015: Beyond the Horizon: Policy, Practice and Possibilities
Seery, N, O'Connor, A, Canty, D and Buckley, J.
(2015) EdTech 2015: Beyond the Horizon: Policy, Practice and Possibilities
Gormley, P(Ed.) Limerick, Ireland

2015

29th Pupils' Attitude Towards Technology Conference
O'Connor, A., Seery, N., & Canty, D.
(2015) 29th Pupils' Attitude Towards Technology Conference
Chatoney, M.(Ed.) Marseille, France

2014

Pre-service STEM educators' perceptions of the design activities to inform educational practice (Research to Practice - Strand: Other)
Crehan, M,Seery, N,Canty, D,Lane, D,
(2014) Pre-service STEM educators' perceptions of the design activities to inform educational practice (Research to Practice - Strand: Other)
In 2013 Asee Annual Conference;

2013

14th Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association
O'Connor, A., Seery, N., & Canty, D.
(2013) 14th Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association
Cork, Ireland

2013

38th Annual Conference of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland
O'Connor, A., Seery, N., & Canty, D.
(2013) 38th Annual Conference of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland
Limerick, Ireland

2012

Annual MidYear Meeting of Engineering Design Graphics Division
Seery, N; Lane, D; Canty, D
(2012) Annual MidYear Meeting of Engineering Design Graphics Division
Galveston, TX

2012

CONSTRUCTIVIST E-PORTFOLIOS: THE USE OF MEDIA IN THE COLLECTING AND EVIDENCING OF STUDENT LEARNING
Crehan, M,Seery, N,Canty, D,Lane, D,
(2012) CONSTRUCTIVIST E-PORTFOLIOS: THE USE OF MEDIA IN THE COLLECTING AND EVIDENCING OF STUDENT LEARNING
In 2013 Asee Annual Conference;

2012

ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
Seery N.;Lane D.;Canty D.
(2012) ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings

2012

A COMPARATIVE STUDY EXPLORING THE IMPACT OF ASSESSMENT CRITERIA ON ELICITING GRAPHICAL CAPABILITY
Seery, N,Lane, D,Canty, D,
(2012) A COMPARATIVE STUDY EXPLORING THE IMPACT OF ASSESSMENT CRITERIA ON ELICITING GRAPHICAL CAPABILITY
In 2013 Asee Annual Conference;

2012

ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
Crehan M.;Seery N.;Canty D.;Lane D.
(2012) ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings

2012

OBSERVATIONAL STUDY OF STUDENTS' INDIVIDUAL HEURISTICS WHEN SOLVING TECHNOLOGICAL PROBLEMS
Spillane, JG,Seery, N,Canty, D,Lane, D,
(2012) OBSERVATIONAL STUDY OF STUDENTS' INDIVIDUAL HEURISTICS WHEN SOLVING TECHNOLOGICAL PROBLEMS
In 2013 Asee Annual Conference;

2012

Annual Conference for the American Society of Engineering Education
Seery, N; Lane, D; Canty, D
(2012) Annual Conference for the American Society of Engineering Education
San Antonio, TX

2012

ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
Spillane J.;Seery N.;Canty D.;Lane D.
(2012) ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings

2011

Annual Conference for the American Society of Engineering Education
Seery, N; Lane, D; Canty, D
(2011) Annual Conference for the American Society of Engineering Education
Vancouver, BC

2011

EXPLORING THE VALUE OF DEMOCRATIC ASSESSMENT IN DESIGN BASED ACTIVITIES OF GRAPHICAL EDUCATION
Seery, N,Lane, D,Canty, D,
(2011) EXPLORING THE VALUE OF DEMOCRATIC ASSESSMENT IN DESIGN BASED ACTIVITIES OF GRAPHICAL EDUCATION
In 2013 Asee Annual Conference;

2010

ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
Seery N.;Canty D.;Dunbar R.
(2010) ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings

2010

Annual MidYear Meeting of Engineering Design Graphics Division, ASEE
Seery, N; Lane, D; Canty, D
(2010) Annual MidYear Meeting of Engineering Design Graphics Division, ASEE
Houghton, MI

2010

ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
Seery N., Canty D., Dunbar R.
(2010) ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings

Articles

2018

Integrating learners into the assessment process using adaptive comparative judgement with an ipsative approach to identifying competence based gains relative to student ability levels
Seery N.;Buckley J.;Delahunty T.;Canty D.
(2018) Integrating learners into the assessment process using adaptive comparative judgement with an ipsative approach to identifying competence based gains relative to student ability levels
In International Journal Of Technology And Design Education;
DOI: 10.1007/s10798-018-9468-x

2018

Investigating the use of spatial reasoning strategies in geometric problem solving
Buckley J.;Seery N.;Canty D.
(2018) Investigating the use of spatial reasoning strategies in geometric problem solving
In International Journal Of Technology And Design Education;
DOI: 10.1007/s10798-018-9446-3

2018

Reconceptualising PCK research in D&T education: proposing a methodological framework to investigate enacted practice
Doyle A.;Seery N.;Gumaelius L.;Canty D.;Hartell E.
(2018) Reconceptualising PCK research in D&T education: proposing a methodological framework to investigate enacted practice
In International Journal Of Technology And Design Education;
DOI: 10.1007/s10798-018-9456-1

Reviewss

2018

A Heuristic Framework of Spatial Ability: a Review and Synthesis of Spatial Factor Literature to Support its Translation into STEM Education
Buckley, J;Seery, N;Canty, D
(2018) A Heuristic Framework of Spatial Ability: a Review and Synthesis of Spatial Factor Literature to Support its Translation into STEM Education
In Educational Psychology Review; NEW YORK : SPRINGER/PLENUM PUBLISHERS
DOI: 10.1007/s10648-018-9432-z