Biography

Jennifer is a Lecturer in Education with the School of Education, University of Limerick. Her research interests include the impact of high-stakes assessment on teaching and learning, the role of teachers as researchers and the impact of performativity on teacher identity and agency.

Her research has been published across a variety of leading ISI journals including Educational Review, Studies in Higher Education, Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, Educational Studies, Irish Educational Studies, The Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education and English Teaching Practice and Critique.

Jennifer is the Research Strand Coordinator for the Professional Master in Education programme and Course Director for the Bachelor of Education in Languages programme (LM091) at the University of Limerick.

Research Interests

Jennifer's research interests include pedagogy and performativity, curriculum and assessment, the impact of school culture on curriculum,poetry pedagogy and teachers as researchers. Her research has been published across a variety of leading ISI journals.

Jennifer provides research supervision in the following areas:
  • The impact of assessment and performativity on teaching and learning
  • Teachers as researchers
  • The teaching, learning and assessment of post-primary poetry
  • The place of the arts in education
  • School culture and curriculum change
  • Teacher agency and identity

Professional Activities

Association

  • 2010 Promotion of best practice in the teaching of English, Irish National Organisation of Teachers of English (INOTE)

Award

  • 2007 - Advanced Scholar Award
  • 2006 - J.N. Oliver Perpetual Trophy

Books

This author has not written any publications of this type yet.

Book Chapters

The Purpose of Education and The Persistence of a Silenced Debate: Reflections on the teaching of English

Dr. Jennifer Hennessy
2021
London
Routledge
Read more

Health Education in the Context of Performance Driven Education: Challenges and Opportunities

Dr. Jennifer Hennessy
Ms. Sharon Moynihan
2015
The Netherlands
Springer
Read more

Health Education in the Context of Performance Driven Education: Challenges and Opportunities

Dr. Jennifer Hennessy
2015
london
Springer
Read more

Using drama in education to develop pre-service English teachers' understanding and capacity in teaching social justice at post-primary level

Dr. Jennifer Hennessy
2011
Dublin
Liffey Press
Read more

Health education in the context of performance driven education: Challenges and opportunities

Dr. Jennifer Hennessy
2015
Read more

Edited Books

This author has not written any publications of this type yet.

Peer Reviewed Journals

Reading other Worlds, Reading my World

Emeritus L. Carmel Hinchion
Dr. Jennifer Hennessy
2009
Read more

"The points, the points, the points": Exploring the impact of performance oriented education on the espoused values of Senior Cycle poetry teachers in Ireland

Dr. Jennifer Hennessy
2011
Read more

"The points, the points, the points": Exploring the impact of performance oriented education on the espoused values of senior cycle poetry teachers in Ireland

Dr. Jennifer Hennessy
2011
Read more

Educational Experience, Standardisation and Instrumentalism: A century of limited change

Dr. Jennifer Hennessy
2012
Read more

Packaging poetry? Pupils' perspectives of their learning experience within the post-primary poetry classroom

Dr. Jennifer Hennessy
2011
Read more

"I chose to become a teacher because". Exploring the factors influencing teaching choice amongst pre-service teachers in Ireland

Dr. Raymond Lynch
Dr. Jennifer Hennessy
2016
Read more

Poetry and Pedagogy: Exploring the Opportunity for Epistemological and Affective Development within the Classroom Literacy Information and Computer Education Journal (LICEJ),

Dr. Jennifer Hennessy
Assoc. Prof. Patricia Mannix Mcnamara
2010
Read more

Professional contraction and the growth of teacher confidence. Experiences in the teaching of poetry from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland

Dr. Jennifer Hennessy
2020
Read more

The impact of task difficulty and performance scores on student engagement and progression

Dr. Raymond Lynch
Dr. Jennifer Hennessy
2013
Read more

What rough beast?' Conceptualising the poetry teacher in Ireland through the eyes of the pupil,

Dr. Jennifer Hennessy
Assoc. Prof. Patricia Mannix Mcnamara
2012
Read more

Plastic people in pinstripe suits: an exploration of the views of Irish parents on the publication of school league tables

Dr. Jennifer Hennessy
2015
Read more

Straddling the marshy divide: exploring pre-service teachers¿ attitudes towards teacher research

Dr. Raymond Lynch
Dr. Jennifer Hennessy
2019
Read more

Student teachers, socialisation, school placement and schizophrenia: the case of curriculum change

Dr. Jennifer Hennessy
2014
Read more

‘Chasing every mark'. High stakes assessment and curriculum narrowing: The case of disciplinary literacy in the Irish secondary music classroom.

Dr. Jennifer Hennessy
2021
Read more

Learning to earn? The role of performance grades in higher education

Dr. Raymond Lynch
Dr. Jennifer Hennessy
2017
Read more

Exploring the Position of Curriculum Studies across the Continuum of Teacher Education in Ireland

Dr. Jennifer Hennessy
2017
Read more

"The points, the points, the points": Exploring the impact of performance oriented education on the espoused values of senior cycle poetry teachers in Ireland

Dr. Jennifer Hennessy
2011
Read more

Acknowledging teacher professionalism in Ireland: the case for a Chartered Teacher initiative

Dr. Raymond Lynch
Dr. Jennifer Hennessy
2013
Read more

'What rough beast?' Conceptualising the poetry teacher in Ireland through the eyes of the pupil

Dr. Jennifer Hennessy
Assoc. Prof. Patricia Mannix Mcnamara
2012
Read more

At the altar of educational efficiency: Performativity and the role of the teacher

Dr. Jennifer Hennessy
2013
Read more

Student teachers, socialisation, school placement and schizophrenia: The case of curriculum change

Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
Dr. Jennifer Hennessy
2015
Read more

At the altar of educational efficiency: Performativity and the role of the teacher

Dr. Jennifer Hennessy
Assoc. Prof. Patricia Mannix Mcnamara
2013
Read more

At the altar of educational efficiency: Performativity and the role of the teacher

Dr. Jennifer Hennessy
2013
Read more

Other Journals

This author has not written any publications of this type yet.

Conference Publications

Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI)

Dr. Raymond Lynch
Dr. Orla McCormack
Dr. Jennifer Hennessy
2015
Read more

London International Conference on Education

Dr. Jennifer Hennessy
Assoc. Prof. Patricia Mannix Mcnamara
2011
Read more

Conference Contributions

The National Association for the Teaching of English Annual Conference

Dr. Jennifer Hennessy
2009
Read more

The British Educational Research Association Annual Conference

Dr. Jennifer Hennessy
2009
Read more

Education for Sustainable Development Beyond the Campus

Dr. Jennifer Hennessy
2012
Read more

The Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference

Dr. Jennifer Hennessy
Assoc. Prof. Patricia Mannix Mcnamara
2010
Read more

The Written Word: Writing, Publishing and Communication in Higher Education

Dr. Jennifer Hennessy
2012
Read more

Canada International Conference on Education

Dr. Jennifer Hennessy
2010
Read more

Irish Aid Developmment Education Conference

Dr. Jennifer Hennessy
2009
Read more

The National Association for the Teaching of English Annual Conference

Dr. Jennifer Hennessy
2010
Read more

Cyprus International Conference on Education

Dr. Jennifer Hennessy
Assoc. Prof. Patricia Mannix Mcnamara
2012
Read more

London International Conference on Education

Dr. Jennifer Hennessy
Assoc. Prof. Patricia Mannix Mcnamara
2011
Read more

The Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference

Dr. Jennifer Hennessy
2009
Read more

Published Reports

This author has not written any publications of this type yet.

Editorials

This author has not written any publications of this type yet.

Book Reviews

This author has not written any publications of this type yet.

Other Publications

Reading Other Worlds, Reading My World

Dr. Jennifer Hennessy
2009
Centre for Global Education
Centre for Global Education
Read more

'Dissecting the Bird to Articulate the Song' Exploring the nature of teaching and learning poetry at Leaving Certificate Level in Ireland

Dr. Jennifer Hennessy
2011
University of Limerick
University of Limerick
Read more