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.

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Book Chapters

The psychological domain: Enhancing traditional practice in K-12 education

Dr. Donal Canty
2016
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The psychological domain: Enhancing traditional practice in K-12 education

Dr. Donal Canty
Mr. Adrian O'Connor
2016
Hershey, PA
IGI Global
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The psychological domain: Enhancing traditional practice in K-12 education

Dr. Donal Canty
2018
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Edited Books

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Peer Reviewed Journals

Agendas, influences, and capability: Perspectives on practice in design and technology education

Dr. Donal Canty
2019
DORDRECHT
SPRINGER
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Heuristics and CAD modelling: an examination of student behaviour during problem solving episodes within CAD modelling activities

Dr. Donal Canty
2018
DORDRECHT
SPRINGER
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The experiential domain: developing a model for enhancing practice in D&T education

Dr. Donal Canty
2018
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The experiential domain: Developing a model for enhancing practice in D&T education

Dr. Donal Canty
Mr. Adrian O'Connor
2016
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The validity and value of peer assessment using adaptive comparative judgement in design driven practical education

Dr. Donal Canty
2012
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Spatial cognition in engineering education: developing a spatial ability framework to support the translation of theory into practice

Dr. Donal Canty
2019
ABINGDON
TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
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Framing the constructive alignment of design within technology subjects in general education

Dr. Donal Canty
2020
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An exploration into the criteria used in assessing design activities with adaptive comparative judgment in technology education

Dr. Donal Canty
2020
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Implicit theories of intelligence in STEM education: perspectives through the lens of technology education students

Dr. Donal Canty
2019
DORDRECHT
SPRINGER
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Visualization, inductive reasoning, and memory span as components of fluid intelligence: Implications for technology education

Dr. Donal Canty
2018
OXFORD
ELSEVIER SCI LTD
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Conference Publications

CONSTRUCTIVIST E-PORTFOLIOS: THE USE OF MEDIA IN THE COLLECTING AND EVIDENCING OF STUDENT LEARNING

Dr. Donal Canty
2012
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International Conference on Mobile Technology in Teacher Education

Dr. Donal Canty
Mr. Adrian O'Connor
2016
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PATT2016: Technology Education for 21st Century Skills

Dr. Donal Canty
Dr. Jason Power
Jeffrey Buckley
2016
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ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings

Dr. Donal Canty
2010
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A COMPARATIVE STUDY EXPLORING THE IMPACT OF ASSESSMENT CRITERIA ON ELICITING GRAPHICAL CAPABILITY

Dr. Donal Canty
2012
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29th Pupils' Attitude Towards Technology Conference

Dr. Donal Canty
Mr. Adrian O'Connor
2015
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EdTech 2015: Beyond the Horizon: Policy, Practice and Possibilities

Dr. Donal Canty
Jeffrey Buckley
2015
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ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings

Dr. Donal Canty
2012
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OBSERVATIONAL STUDY OF STUDENTS' INDIVIDUAL HEURISTICS WHEN SOLVING TECHNOLOGICAL PROBLEMS

Dr. Donal Canty
2012
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32nd Pupils' Attitude Towards Technology Conference

Dr. Donal Canty
Mr. Adrian O'Connor
2016
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EdTech 2015: Beyond the Horizon: Policy, Practice and Possibilities

Dr. Donal Canty
Jeffrey Buckley
2015
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ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings

Dr. Donal Canty
2012
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EXPLORING THE VALUE OF DEMOCRATIC ASSESSMENT IN DESIGN BASED ACTIVITIES OF GRAPHICAL EDUCATION

Dr. Donal Canty
2011
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ASEE Engineering Design Graphics Division 71st Mid-Year Conference

Dr. Donal Canty
Jeffrey Buckley
2016
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Annual Conference for the American Society of Engineering Education

Dr. Donal Canty
2012
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ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings

Dr. Donal Canty
2012
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38th Annual Conference of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland

Dr. Donal Canty
Mr. Adrian O'Connor
2013
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The 33rd International Manufacturing Conference

Dr. Donal Canty
Jeffrey Buckley
2016
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Annual MidYear Meeting of Engineering Design Graphics Division

Dr. Donal Canty
2012
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14th Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association

Dr. Donal Canty
Mr. Adrian O'Connor
2013
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32nd Pupils' Attitude Towards Technology Conference

Dr. Donal Canty
Mr. Adrian O'Connor
2016
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Annual Conference for the American Society of Engineering Education

Dr. Donal Canty
2011
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15th International CDIO Conference,

Dr. David Tanner
Dr. Donal Canty
Dr. Jason Power
2019
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16th Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association

Dr. Donal Canty
Mr. Adrian O'Connor
2015
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The 33rd International Manufacturing Conference

Dr. Donal Canty
Jeffrey Buckley
2016
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Annual MidYear Meeting of Engineering Design Graphics Division, ASEE

Dr. Donal Canty
2010
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Pre-service STEM educators' perceptions of the design activities to inform educational practice (Research to Practice - Strand: Other)

Dr. Donal Canty
2014
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16th Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association

Dr. Donal Canty
Mr. Adrian O'Connor
2015
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PATT2016: Technology Education for 21st Century Skills

Dr. Donal Canty
Jeffrey Buckley
2016
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ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings

Dr. Donal Canty
2010
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Conference Contributions

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Published Reports

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Editorials

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Book Reviews

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Other Publications

Investigating the use of spatial reasoning strategies in geometric problem solving

Dr. Donal Canty
2018
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A Heuristic Framework of Spatial Ability: a Review and Synthesis of Spatial Factor Literature to Support its Translation into STEM Education

Dr. Donal Canty
2018
NEW YORK
SPRINGER/PLENUM PUBLISHERS
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Reconceptualising PCK research in D&T education: proposing a methodological framework to investigate enacted practice

Dr. Donal Canty
2018
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Integrating learners into the assessment process using adaptive comparative judgement with an ipsative approach to identifying competence based gains relative to student ability levels

Dr. Donal Canty
2018
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