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Dr. Grainne Walshe

Biography

Gráinne is the Director of the Science Learning Centre (Centre for Transformative Learning) at the University of Limerick. She teaches modules on Physics for Engineers. Her research areas focus on curriculum design and development for STEM disciplines, and improving gender diversity and inclusion in physics. She is Project Lead for the SOPHia Project, a Science Foundation Ireland-funded project that aims to increase positive perceptions of and uptake of school physics, especially by girls. She is an elected member of the national committee for the Institute of Physics Ireland and of the Institute of Physics Higher Education Group committee. She is a co-opted member of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment Senior Cycle Physics Development Group, which is working on redeveloping the upper second-level physics curriculum. She is a member of EU Genera Network for supporting women in physics. She is a member of the University of Limerick team that, along with our partners in DCU (lead institution) and NUIG, developed the new upskilling programme for physics teachers; the HEA-funded Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching Physics. She is a member of the University of Limerick team (based in EPI*STEM: The National Centre for STEM Education), that was contracted by the Department of Education (Irish Government Department) to carry out a comprehensive literature review on interventions to address the low uptake of STEM subjects by girls from early years through to end of secondary school.

Research Interests

Curriculum design and development for STEM subjects/disciplines; STEM integration, supporting student success in transitioning into higher education STEM disciplines; increasing gender diversity and inclusion in STEM, especially physics.

Teaching Interests

Introductory physics; science education; physics pedagogy

Professional Activities

Association

  • Member , Institute of Physics

Publications

Book Chapters

2020

Radical Constructivism—von Glasersfeld
Walshe, Gráinne
(2020) Radical Constructivism—von Glasersfeld
In Science Education in Theory and Practice: An Introductory Guide to Learning Theory; Akpan, Ben; Kennedy, Teresa, J.(Ed.) Cham : Springer pp. 359-371
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-43620-9_24
[ULIR]

2020

Promoting 21st century skills through STEM integration: A comparative analysis of national curricula
Walshe, Gráinne; Johnston, Jennifer; Goos, Merrilyn
(2020) Promoting 21st century skills through STEM integration: A comparative analysis of national curricula
In Science and mathematics education for 21st century citizens: Challenges and ways forward; Leite, L.; Oldham, E.; Afonso, A. S.; Viseu, F.; Dourado, L.; Martinho, H.(Ed.) Hauppauge, NY : Nova Science Publishers

2017

Curriculum Implications of the Integration of Mathematics into Science
Bholoa, Ajeevsing; Walshe, Gráinne; Ramma, Yashwantrao
(2017) Curriculum Implications of the Integration of Mathematics into Science
In Science Education: An International Course Companion; Rotterdam : Sense Publishers

2017

Integrating Mathematics into Science: Design, Development and Evaluation of a Curriculum Model
Walshe, Gráinne; Johnston, Jennifer; McClleland, George
(2017) Integrating Mathematics into Science: Design, Development and Evaluation of a Curriculum Model
In Cognitive and Affective Aspects in Science Education Research: Selected Papers from ESERA 2015 Conference; Dordrecht : Springer
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-58685-4_23

Peer Reviewed Journals

2019

Supporting Key Aspects of Practice in Making Mathematics Explicit in Science Lessons
Johnston J.;Walshe G.;Ríordáin M.
(2019) Supporting Key Aspects of Practice in Making Mathematics Explicit in Science Lessons
In International Journal Of Science And Mathematics Education;
DOI: 10.1007/s10763-019-10016-1

2016

STeP into Science Project: Engaging Students, Teachers and Parents in Debates.
Kelly, R., Erduran, S., Walshe, G., & Guilfoyle, L.
(2016) STeP into Science Project: Engaging Students, Teachers and Parents in Debates.
In Chemistry In Action; pp. 7-8

2016

Making mathematics and science integration happen: key aspects of practice
Riordain, MN,Johnston, J,Walshe, G
(2016) Making mathematics and science integration happen: key aspects of practice
In International Journal Of Mathematical Education In Science And Technology; pp. 233-255
DOI: 10.1080/0020739X.2015.1078001

2014

Integrating Mathematics into Junior Science
Walshe, G; Johnston, J; McClelland, G
(2014) Integrating Mathematics into Junior Science
In Chemistry In Action; Ireland : pp. 48-50

Other Journals

2014

An Integrated Approach to the Teaching and Learning of Science and Mathematics Utilising Technology - The Teachers' Perspective
Johnston, J; Ní Ríordáin, M; Walshe, G
(2014) An Integrated Approach to the Teaching and Learning of Science and Mathematics Utilising Technology - The Teachers' Perspective
In Journal on School Educational Technology; pp. 14-26

Conference Publications

2019

Eleventh Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education
Lane, C. ; Walshe, G.
(2019) Eleventh Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education
Utrecht University

2017

COGNITIVE AND AFFECTIVE ASPECTS IN SCIENCE EDUCATION RESEARCH
Walshe, G;Johnston, J;McClelland, G
(2017) COGNITIVE AND AFFECTIVE ASPECTS IN SCIENCE EDUCATION RESEARCH
CHAM : SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG pp. 309-321
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-58685-4_23

2016

7th Science and Mathematics Education Conference (SMEC)
Erduran, S; Kelly, R; Guilfoyle, L; Walshe, G
(2016) 7th Science and Mathematics Education Conference (SMEC)
Dublin City University 16th -17th June, Dublin

2016

New Perspectives in Science Education
Johnston, J., Walshe, G. and Ní Ríordáin, M.
(2016) New Perspectives in Science Education
Florence, Italy

2014

SMEC/SAILS Science and Mathematics Education Conference
Walshe, G; Johnston, J; McClelland, G
(2014) SMEC/SAILS Science and Mathematics Education Conference
Dublin City University

2013

European Science Education Research Association (ESERA)
O' Dwyer, A., Walshe, G. and Cullinane, A.
(2013) European Science Education Research Association (ESERA)
Nicosia, Cyprus

2012

ESTABLISH | SMEC 2012 Teaching at the heart of Learning
Walshe, G; Johnston, J; McClelland, G
(2012) ESTABLISH | SMEC 2012 Teaching at the heart of Learning
van Kampen, P; Nolan, B; Finlayson, O; McLoughlin, E(Ed.) pp. 141-147 Dublin City University

Conference Contributions

2019

European Science Education Research Association (ESERA)
Walshe, G., Casey, V., Cauchi, M., Cusack, A., Kavanagh, Y., Quinn, M. and Clancy, I.
(2019) European Science Education Research Association (ESERA)
Bologna, Italy

2019

Eleventh Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME11)
Lane, C.; Walshe, G.
(2019) Eleventh Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME11)
Utrecht University

2018

Institute of Physics Higher Education Group Regional Community Meeting
Walshe, G. and Lane, C.
(2018) Institute of Physics Higher Education Group Regional Community Meeting
London

2018

Institute of Physics Higher Education Group Regional Community Meeting
Walshe, G., Casey, V., Clancy, I., Corcoran, D. Ní Eidhin, D. McFall, E. and Quinn, M.
(2018) Institute of Physics Higher Education Group Regional Community Meeting
Glasgow

2018

VICEPHEC (Variety in Chemistry Education and Physics Higher Education Conference)
Walshe, G., Casey, V., Clancy, I., Corcoran, D., McFall, E., Quinn, M., and Ní Eidhin, D.
(2018) VICEPHEC (Variety in Chemistry Education and Physics Higher Education Conference)
Sheffield

2018

EPONA Launch
Ní Eidhin, D. and Walshe, G.
(2018) EPONA Launch
University College Cork, Cork

2017

Horizons in STEM Higher Education Conference: Making Connections and Sharing Pedagogy
Walshe, G., Newport, D., Barnett, J. and Casey, V.
(2017) Horizons in STEM Higher Education Conference: Making Connections and Sharing Pedagogy
Edinburgh. Scotland

2017

European Science Education Research Association Conference
Walshe, G. and Johnston, J.
(2017) European Science Education Research Association Conference
Dublin City University, Dublin

2015

European Science Education Research Association (ESERA)
Broggy, J; O'Dwyer, A; Walshe, G
(2015) European Science Education Research Association (ESERA)
Helsinki, Finland

2015

European Science Education Research Association (ESERA)
Walshe, G; Johnston, J; McClelland, G
(2015) European Science Education Research Association (ESERA)
Helsinki, Finland

2013

Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Conference
O' Dwyer, A; Walshe, G; Cullinane, A
(2013) Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Conference
Limerick

2013

European Science Education Research Association (ESERA)
Walshe, G; Johnson, J; McClelland, G
(2013) European Science Education Research Association (ESERA)
Nicosia, Cyprus

2012

The Fibonacci Project Conference on Inquiry-Based Science and Mathematics Education
Walshe, G; Johnston, J; McClelland, G
(2012) The Fibonacci Project Conference on Inquiry-Based Science and Mathematics Education
University of Leicester, UK

2012

The IOSTE NW Europe Mini Symposium 2012
Walshe, G; Johnston, J; Starr, M
(2012) The IOSTE NW Europe Mini Symposium 2012
University of Limerick

Published Reports

2020

Review of Literature to Identify a Set of Effective Interventions for Addressing Gender Balance in STEM in Early Years, Primary and Post-Primary Education Settings
Goos, Merrilyn; Ryan, Veronica; Lane, Ciara; Leahy, Keelin; Walshe, Gráinne; O'Connell, Tracey; O'Donoghue, John; Nizar, Achmad
(2020) Review of Literature to Identify a Set of Effective Interventions for Addressing Gender Balance in STEM in Early Years, Primary and Post-Primary Education Settings
Dublin : Department of Education and Skills

Other Publications

2017

Argumentation in Physics Teaching: How do we know what we know?
Walshe, G.; Kelly, R.
(2017) Argumentation in Physics Teaching: How do we know what we know?

2016

STeP into Science Project: Engaging Students, Teachers and Parents in Debates: Resources for Continuing Professional Development
Kelly, R.; Erduran, S.; Walshe, G.; Guilfoyle, L.
(2016) STeP into Science Project: Engaging Students, Teachers and Parents in Debates: Resources for Continuing Professional Development

2016

STeP into Science: Engaging Students, Teachers and Parents in Debates
Kelly, R., Erduran, S., Walshe, G., & Guilfoyle, L.
(2016) STeP into Science: Engaging Students, Teachers and Parents in Debates

DOI: https://www.academia.edu/29010716/STeP_into_Science_Engaging_Students_Teachers_and_Parents_in_Debates