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Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty

Biography


Senior Lecturer in Education

Micro-Teaching Coordinator
Academic Coordinator Ubuntu Network

Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty: PhD, (BSc) Physical Education, is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Education, University of Limerick. Joanne qualified as a Physical Education & English teacher and worked in a variety of educational settings, including the formal post-primary sector and the NGO sector, before joining the UL faculty. She is involved in coordinating and disseminating different education modules offered by the School of Education at both undergraduate and post-graduate level. Currently she is responsible for the Coordination of the Micro-Teaching Program (a lab-based practicum experience prior to school placement which focuses on the development of a number of competencies and practices of the beginning teacher). Joanne also acts as the Academic Coordinator of the Ubuntu Network, which seeks to foster the integration of global competencies in teacher preparation (see www.ubuntu.ie). Her research interests include pre-service teacher education, moral development, SEL and social justice education and she has published in these areas.

Research Interests

Research interests:
Moral decision-making/SEL
Social Justice Education

Research Supervision
I am responsible for the supervision of both undergraduate and postgraduate students engaged in research studies.

Current PhD Research Postgraduate Students:
Tracy Galvin: Meaning engaement of young prople who attend programmes outside of the formal school context - comparison of two sites. (Co-supervised with Prof. Jim Gleeson).

Current Research Projects:

  • Learning the impact of emotion skills during pre-service teacher education - a longitudinal study (with Dr. Roisin Corcoran).
  • Ubuntu Network: Towards a sustainable model for integrating Development Education (DE) into post-primary Initial Teacher Education (ITE) (with Deirdre Hogan).
  • Characteristic Spirit in Publicly-Managed Schools (with Dr. Orla McCormack).
  • Current & Future Self as Teacher (with Prof. Paul Conway)

Research awards:
*Irish Aid 2020 - €359,045 (with Ms. Deirdre Hogan). ‘Integration of Development Education in Initial Teacher Education'
*
Irish Aid 2019 - €177,000 (with Ms. Deirdre Hogan). ‘Integration of Development Education in Initial Teacher Education'
* Ubuntu Network 2018-2019 - €7,440 *Irish Aid 2018 - €145,000 (with Ms. Deirdre Hogan). ‘Integration of Development Education in Initial Teacher Education'
*Irish Aid 2017 - €140,000 (with Ms. Deirdre Hogan). ‘Integration of Development Education in Initial Teacher Education'
* IRC New Horizons Starter Grant 2016 €73,000. ‘Emotion skills development in Initial Teacher Education'

* Irish Aid 2016 - €130,000 (with Ms. Deirdre Hogan). ‘Integration of Development Education in Initial Teacher Education'
* Irish Aid 2015 - €130,000 (with Ms. Deirdre Hogan). ‘Integration of Development Education in Initial Teacher Education'
* ETBI, ETBs nationally 2015 €65,000 (with Dr Orla McCormack). ‘Characteristic Spirit of Publicly Managed Schools in Ireland'
* Trocaire 2015 - €6,500 ‘Development Education media resource'
* ETBI, ETBs nationally 2014 €54,000 (with Dr. Orla McCormack). ‘Characteristic Spirit of Publicly Managed Schools in Ireland'
* Irish Aid 2014 - €140,000 (with Ms. Deirdre Hogan). ‘Integration of Development Education in Initial Teacher Education'
* Irish Aid 2013 - €160,000 (with Ms. Deirdre Hogan). ‘Integration of Development Education in Initial Teacher Education'
* Irish Aid 2012 - €185,000 (with Ms. Deirdre Hogan). ‘Integration of Development Education in Initial Teacher Education'
* IVEA 2012 - €16, 000
(with Dr. Orla McCormack). ‘Religion and Moral Development in publicly managed schools'
* International Travel Recipient Award (2010) - American Educational Research Association
* NAIRTL Funding 2010 - €5000 (with Dr. Elaine Doyle)
* Ubuntu Network 2006 – 2008: University of Limerick €1,750 to the applicant for project entitled ‘A Study Of Pre-Service Teacher Education Students' Experiences Of And Attitudes Towards Integration Of Development Education Into Their Teaching' (with Dr Orla McCormack.
* Young Social Innovators 2006 – 2007 Young Social Innovators € 30,000 to the Curriculum Evaluation and Policy Research Unit (with Dr. Jim Gleeson, Dr. Diarmuid O' Donnabháin and Dr. Orla McCormack).
* Seed Funding 2005 – 2008: University of Limerick €6,000 to the applicant for PhD research project entitled ‘Longitudinal Study of Levels of Moral Reasoning of Undergraduate Students in an Irish University'.
* Seed Funding 2002 – 2005: University of Limerick €6,750 to the applicant for Master research project entitled ‘Longitudinal Study of Levels of Moral Reasoning of Undergraduate Students in an Irish University'.
* Research Scholarship Funding 2003 – 2004: Department of Education and Professional Studies, University of Limerick €2,000 for Masters Research project entitled ‘Longitudinal Study of Levels of Moral Reasoning of Undergraduate Students in an Irish University'.

Teaching Interests

Objectives in teaching:
Personal Development
Teaching for understanding cognisant of differentiation
Developing pro-social behaviour
Incorporation of inclusivity and diversity
Promotion of assessment for learning

Publications

Books

2013

Research capacity building in initial teacher education (ITE) in the North and South of Ireland: a baseline and comparative study
Gleeson, J., Sugrue, C., Leith, R and O'Flaherty, J.
(2013) Research capacity building in initial teacher education (ITE) in the North and South of Ireland: a baseline and comparative study
Armagh : Scotens

2009

Action Research Projects to Integrate Development Education into Initial Teacher Education 2006-2008
Liddy, M; O'Flaherty, J
(2009) Action Research Projects to Integrate Development Education into Initial Teacher Education 2006-2008
Liddy, M., & O'Flaherty, J.,(Ed.) Limerick : Ubuntu Network Limerick

2009

Levels of Moral Reasoning An Investigation of Undergraduate Students at an Irish University using the Defining Issues Test
O'Flaherty, J; Gleeson, J
(2009) Levels of Moral Reasoning An Investigation of Undergraduate Students at an Irish University using the Defining Issues Test
(Ed.) Koln : Lambert Academic Publishing Koln

2008

Stop Talking and Do Something!The Young Social Innovators Programme: An Independent Evaluation
Gleeson, J; Ó Donnabháin, D; McCormack, O; O'Flaherty, J
(2008) Stop Talking and Do Something!The Young Social Innovators Programme: An Independent Evaluation
(Ed.) Dublin : Liffey Press Dublin

Book Chapters

2018

Teacher Education in Ireland: Development and Challenges
O' Flaherty J., McMahon J. & Conway P.
(2018) Teacher Education in Ireland: Development and Challenges
In International Handbook on Teacher Education Worldwide; Athens : H & M

2009

An examination of pre-service teacher education students attitudes and experiences of examining development education issues into post-primary education
McCormack, O; O'Flaherty, J
(2009) An examination of pre-service teacher education students attitudes and experiences of examining development education issues into post-primary education
In Ubuntu Network action research and other projects to integrate development education into Initial teacher education; http://www.ubuntu.ie/ubuntu_e-book2009.html : Ubuntu network pp. 47-54 http://www.ubuntu.ie/ubuntu_e-book2009.html

Peer Reviewed Journals

2020

Conceptualizing and measuring social and emotional learning: A systematic review and meta-analysis of moral reasoning and academic achievement, religiosity, political orientation, personality
Corcoran R.P.;O'Flaherty J.;Xie C.;Cheung A.C.K.
(2020) Conceptualizing and measuring social and emotional learning: A systematic review and meta-analysis of moral reasoning and academic achievement, religiosity, political orientation, personality
In Educational Research Review;
DOI: 10.1016/j.edurev.2019.100285
[ULIR]

2019

My cooperating teacher and I: how pre-service teachers story mentorship during School Placement
Ó Gallchóir C.;O’Flaherty J.;Hinchion C.
(2019) My cooperating teacher and I: how pre-service teachers story mentorship during School Placement
In Journal Of Education For Teaching;
DOI: 10.1080/02607476.2019.1639258

2019

STUDENTS’ VIEWS ON THEIR PARTICIPATION IN PUBLICLY MANAGED SECOND LEVEL SCHOOLS IN IRELAND: The importance of student-teacher relationships
McCormack O.;O’Flaherty J.;Liddy M.
(2019) STUDENTS’ VIEWS ON THEIR PARTICIPATION IN PUBLICLY MANAGED SECOND LEVEL SCHOOLS IN IRELAND: The importance of student-teacher relationships
In Educational Studies;
DOI: 10.1080/03055698.2019.1706041

2019

Choosing to study music: Student attitudes towards the subject of music in second-level education in the Republic of Ireland
McCarthy C.;O'Flaherty J.;Downey J.
(2019) Choosing to study music: Student attitudes towards the subject of music in second-level education in the Republic of Ireland
In British Journal Of Music Education;
DOI: 10.1017/S0265051719000093

2019

Student holistic development and the `goodwill¿ of the teacher
O'Flaherty J.; McCormack O.
(2019) Student holistic development and the `goodwill¿ of the teacher
In Educational Research;
DOI: 10.1080/00131881.2019.1591167

2018

Identity development: what I notice about myself as a teacher
Gallchoir, CO,O'Flaherty, J,Hinchion, C
(2018) Identity development: what I notice about myself as a teacher
In European Journal Of Teacher Education; pp. 138-156
DOI: 10.1080/02619768.2017.1416087

2018

Factors that predict pre-service teachers' teaching performance
Corcoran, RP,O'Flaherty, J
(2018) Factors that predict pre-service teachers' teaching performance
In Journal Of Education For Teaching; pp. 175-193
DOI: 10.1080/02607476.2018.1433463

2018

`The million-dollar question - exploring teachers and ETB staff understanding of characteristic spirit in publicly managed schools in Ireland
Liddy M.;O'Flaherty J.;McCormack O.
(2018) `The million-dollar question - exploring teachers and ETB staff understanding of characteristic spirit in publicly managed schools in Ireland
In Irish Educational Studies;
DOI: 10.1080/03323315.2018.1512890

2018

"The teachers put effort into teaching us about life, and what's right and what's wrong': values and moral education in publicly-managed schools in Ireland
O'Flaherty, J,Liddy, M,McCormack, O
(2018) "The teachers put effort into teaching us about life, and what's right and what's wrong': values and moral education in publicly-managed schools in Ireland
In Journal Of Beliefs & Values-Studies In Religion & Education; pp. 45-56
DOI: 10.1080/13617672.2017.1291109

2017

Developing the characterstic spirit of publicly managed schools in a more secular and pluralist Ireland
O'Flaherty, J., McCormack, O., Gleeson, J., O'Reilly, B., O'Grady, E., Kenny, N.
(2017) Developing the characterstic spirit of publicly managed schools in a more secular and pluralist Ireland
In Cambridge Journal Of Education;
DOI: 10.1080/0305764X.2017.1332161

2017

Longitudinal tracking of academic progress during teacher preparation
Corcoran, RP,O'Flaherty, J
(2017) Longitudinal tracking of academic progress during teacher preparation
In British Journal Of Educational Psychology; pp. 664-682
DOI: 10.1111/bjep.12171
[ULIR]

2017

Irish student teachers' levels of moral reasoning: context, comparisons, and contributing influences
O'Flaherty, J,Gleeson, J
(2017) Irish student teachers' levels of moral reasoning: context, comparisons, and contributing influences
In Teachers And Teaching; pp. 59-77
DOI: 10.1080/13540602.2016.1203777

2017

The "tyranny of time': getting to the heart of the impact of educational cuts on the provision of guidance counselling in Ireland
Leahy, E,O'Flaherty, J,Hearne, L
(2017) The "tyranny of time': getting to the heart of the impact of educational cuts on the provision of guidance counselling in Ireland
In British Journal Of Guidance & Counselling; pp. 97-111
DOI: 10.1080/03069885.2016.1254722

2017

Executive function during teacher preparation
Corcoran, RP,O'Flaherty, J
(2017) Executive function during teacher preparation
In Teaching And Teacher Education; pp. 168-175
DOI: 10.1016/j.tate.2016.12.023

2017

Exploring the nature and implications of student teacher engagement with development education initiatives
Baily, F,O'Flaherty, J,Hogan, D
(2017) Exploring the nature and implications of student teacher engagement with development education initiatives
In Irish Educational Studies; pp. 185-201
DOI: 10.1080/03323315.2017.1327367

2017

Research capacity and initial teacher education reform: Irish experiences, international perspectives
Gleeson, J,Sugrue, C,O'Flaherty, J
(2017) Research capacity and initial teacher education reform: Irish experiences, international perspectives
In Teaching And Teacher Education; pp. 19-29
DOI: 10.1016/j.tate.2016.11.001

2017

The teachers put effort into teaching us about life, and what's right and what's wrong': Values and moral education in publicly managed schools in Ireland
O'Flaherty, J. Liddy, M., McCormack, O.
(2017) The teachers put effort into teaching us about life, and what's right and what's wrong': Values and moral education in publicly managed schools in Ireland
In Journal Of Beliefs & Values-Studies In Religion & Education;

2016

The teacher as moral educator: comparative study of secondary teachers in Catholic schools in Australia and Ireland
Gleeson, J,O'Flaherty, J
(2016) The teacher as moral educator: comparative study of secondary teachers in Catholic schools in Australia and Ireland
In Teaching And Teacher Education; pp. 45-56
DOI: 10.1016/j.tate.2015.12.002

2016

Personality Development during Teacher Preparation
Corcoran, RP,O'Flaherty, J
(2016) Personality Development during Teacher Preparation
In Frontiers in psychology;
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01677
[ULIR]

2016

Examining the impact of prior academic achievement on moral reasoning development among college students: A growth curve analysis
Corcoran, RP,O'Flaherty, J
(2016) Examining the impact of prior academic achievement on moral reasoning development among college students: A growth curve analysis
In Journal Of Moral Education; pp. 433-448
DOI: 10.1080/03057240.2016.1230051

2015

Student teachers, socialisation, school placement and schizophrenia: The case of curriculum change
Gleeson J.;O'Flaherty J.;Galvin T.;Hennessy J.
(2015) Student teachers, socialisation, school placement and schizophrenia: The case of curriculum change
In Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice; pp. 437-458
DOI: 10.1080/13540602.2014.968895

2015

Student teachers, socialisation, school placement and schizophrenia: the case of curriculum change
Gleeson, J., O'Flaherty, J., Galvin, T. & Hennessy, J.
(2015) Student teachers, socialisation, school placement and schizophrenia: the case of curriculum change
In Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice;

2014

Making the Case for Moral Development Education
O'Flaherty, J., Doyle, E.
(2014) Making the Case for Moral Development Education
In Journal Of Further And Higher Education; pp. 147-162

2014

The use of case-based learning in the development of student teachers' levels of moral reasoning
O'Flaherty, J,McGarr, O
(2014) The use of case-based learning in the development of student teachers' levels of moral reasoning
In European Journal Of Teacher Education; pp. 312-330
DOI: 10.1080/02619768.2013.870992

2014

Making the case for moral development education
O'Flaherty J.;Doyle E.
(2014) Making the case for moral development education
In Journal Of Further And Higher Education; pp. 147-162
DOI: 10.1080/0309877X.2012.699519

2014

Longitudinal study of levels of moral reasoning of undergraduate students in an Irish university: the influence of contextual factors
O'Flaherty, J,Gleeson, J
(2014) Longitudinal study of levels of moral reasoning of undergraduate students in an Irish university: the influence of contextual factors
In Irish Educational Studies; pp. 57-74
DOI: 10.1080/03323315.2013.874544

2013

The Impact of Education Level and Type on Cognitive Moral Reasoning
Doyle, E. and O'Flaherty, J.
(2013) The Impact of Education Level and Type on Cognitive Moral Reasoning
In Irish Educational Studies;

2013

School-based initial vocational education in the Republic of Ireland: the parity of esteem and fitness for purpose of the Leaving Certificate Applied
Gleeson J.;O'Flaherty J.
(2013) School-based initial vocational education in the Republic of Ireland: the parity of esteem and fitness for purpose of the Leaving Certificate Applied
In Journal Of Vocational Education And Training; pp. 461-473
DOI: 10.1080/13636820.2013.838288

2013

School culture and curriculum change through the lens of student teachers on placement
Gleeson, J. & O'Flaherty, J.
(2013) School culture and curriculum change through the lens of student teachers on placement
In J. Vocational Education & Training;

2011

Educating Engaged Citizens: Four Projects From Ireland
O'Flaherty,J., Liddy, M., Tansey, L. & Roche, C.
(2011) Educating Engaged Citizens: Four Projects From Ireland
In Education And Training;
DOI: 10.1108/00400911111138442

2010

An examination of pre-service teacher education student's attitudes and experiences of including development education issues in post-primary schools
McCormack, O; O'Flaherty, J
(2010) An examination of pre-service teacher education student's attitudes and experiences of including development education issues in post-primary schools
In Teaching And Teacher Education; pp. 1132-1139

Other Journals

2016

An evaluation of the WAVE academy approach to reducing Post Tramatic Stress Disorder
Corcoran, R.P., O'Flaherty, J., Morrissey, L., Ross, S.M., Cheung, A.C.K.
(2016) An evaluation of the WAVE academy approach to reducing Post Tramatic Stress Disorder
In Journal of Education and Social Policy;
[ULIR]

Conference Publications

2017

EDULEARN17
O'Flaherty, J. and McDonagh, A.
(2017) EDULEARN17

2014

European Educational Research Association (EERA:ECER)
Ó Gallchóir, C., O'Flaherty, J. and Hinchion, C.
(2014) European Educational Research Association (EERA:ECER)
Porto, Portugal

Conference Contributions

2019

American Educational Research Association
Corcoran, R.P., O'Flaherty, J.
(2019) American Educational Research Association
Toronto

2019

American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Marszalek, J. M., Nilsson, J., O'Flaherty, J., Ó Gallchóir, C. and Conway, P. F.
(2019) American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Toronto, Canada

2018

American Educational Research Association
Corcoran, R.P., O'Flaherty, J.
(2018) American Educational Research Association
New York

2018

American Educational Research Association Annual Conference (AERA)
Corcoran, R.P. and O'Flaherty, J.
(2018) American Educational Research Association Annual Conference (AERA)
New York, USA

2017

American Educational Research Association Annual Conference (AERA)
Corcoran, R.P. and O'Flaherty, J.
(2017) American Educational Research Association Annual Conference (AERA)
San Diego, USA

2015

American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting
Corcoran, R., O'Flaherty, J.
(2015) American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting
Chicago, USA

2014

American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting
Gleeson, J., O'Flaherty, J.
(2014) American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting
Philadelphia, USA

2011

NAIRTL Conference, Engaging Minds, NUIG
Doyle, D., O'Flaherty, J.
(2011) NAIRTL Conference, Engaging Minds, NUIG
Glaway, Ireland

2011

American Educational Research Association Annual Conference
Doyle, E. & O'Flaherty, J.
(2011) American Educational Research Association Annual Conference
New Orleans, USA

2010

American Education Research Association
O'Flaherty, J., & Gleeson, J., (2010)
(2010) American Education Research Association
Denver, USA

2010

NAIRTL / LIN annual Conference
Doyle. E., & O'Flaherty J.
(2010) NAIRTL / LIN annual Conference
Dublin, Ireland

2009

Irish Aid Sustainable Development Global Development Conference
O'Flaherty, J., Liddy, M., Tansey, L., & Roche, C. (2009)
(2009) Irish Aid Sustainable Development Global Development Conference
Limerick, Ireland

2007

Development Futures Conference
O'Flaherty, J., & McCormack O., (2007)
(2007) Development Futures Conference
Galway, Ireland

2006

Annual Conference of Educational Studies Association of Ireland
Gleeson, J and O'Flaherty, J
(2006) Annual Conference of Educational Studies Association of Ireland
Kilkenny, Ireland

2005

Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference
O'Flaherty, J. & Gleeson, J.
(2005) Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference
Kilkenny, Ireland

2004

Conference on Civic Education Research
O'Flaherty, J., & Gleeson, J.
(2004) Conference on Civic Education Research
Reno, USA

Published Reports

2016

Exploring and Expressing the Characteristic Spirit of Publicly Managed Education and Training Board Schools
Liddy, M., Liston, J., O'Flaherty, J. and McCormack, O.
(2016) Exploring and Expressing the Characteristic Spirit of Publicly Managed Education and Training Board Schools
Naas : ETBI

2013

Religion, Diversity and Publically Managed Schools in Ireland: Democracy, Empowerment and Student/Teacher Responsibility'
O'Flaherty, J. McCormack, O.
(2013) Religion, Diversity and Publically Managed Schools in Ireland: Democracy, Empowerment and Student/Teacher Responsibility'
Naas : ETBI

2013

Is it time to go back to the drawing board? The destinations of Leaving Certificate Applied students,
Gleeson, J., & O'Flaherty, J.
(2013) Is it time to go back to the drawing board? The destinations of Leaving Certificate Applied students,
Guideline : Guideline

2012

'Religion, Diversity and Publicly-managed Schools in Ireland
O'Flaherty, J., McCormack, O.
(2012) 'Religion, Diversity and Publicly-managed Schools in Ireland
Naas : ETBI

Other Publications

2009

Negative as a source of positive learning - The Use of Film in Development Education
Liddy, M; O'Flaherty, J
(2009) Negative as a source of positive learning - The Use of Film in Development Education
Liddy, M., & O'Flaherty, J.(Ed.) University of Liemrick : Ubuntu Network University of Liemrick

2007

Developmental Education Resource Pack
Hogan, D; Liddy, M; O'Flaherty, J; McCormack, O
(2007) Developmental Education Resource Pack
(Ed.) University of Liemrick : Ubuntu Network University of Liemrick