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'
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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'.

Professional Activities

Consultancy

  • - Quantitative Data Analysis
  • - Research Methods - Quantitative/Qualitative Data Collection

Books

Stop Talking and Do Something!The Young Social Innovators Programme: An Independent Evaluation

Dr. Orla McCormack
Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2008
Dublin
Liffey Press
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Research capacity building in initial teacher education (ITE) in the North and South of Ireland: a baseline and comparative study

Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2013
Armagh
Scotens
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Action Research Projects to Integrate Development Education into Initial Teacher Education 2006-2008

Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2009
Limerick
Ubuntu Network
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Levels of Moral Reasoning An Investigation of Undergraduate Students at an Irish University using the Defining Issues Test

Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2009
Koln
Lambert Academic Publishing
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Book Chapters

Teacher Education in Ireland: Development and Challenges

Dr. Jennifer McMahon
Dr. Paul Conway
Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2018
Athens
H & M
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An examination of pre-service teacher education students attitudes and experiences of examining development education issues into post-primary education

Dr. Orla McCormack
Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2009
http://www.ubuntu.ie/ubuntu_e-book2009.html
Ubuntu network
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Edited Books

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Peer Reviewed Journals

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

Dr. Jennifer Hennessy
Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2015
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Developing the characterstic spirit of publicly managed schools in a more secular and pluralist Ireland

Dr. Orla McCormack
Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2017
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STUDENTS’ VIEWS ON THEIR PARTICIPATION IN PUBLICLY MANAGED SECOND LEVEL SCHOOLS IN IRELAND: The importance of student-teacher relationships

Dr. Orla McCormack
Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2019
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Exploring the nature and implications of student teacher engagement with development education initiatives

Ms. Deirdre Hogan
Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2017
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Student teachers, socialisation, school placement and schizophrenia: the case of curriculum change

Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2015
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Identity development: what I notice about myself as a teacher

Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2018
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Conceptualizing and measuring social and emotional learning: A systematic review and meta-analysis of moral reasoning and academic achievement, religiosity, political orientation, personality

Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2020
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Longitudinal study of levels of moral reasoning of undergraduate students in an Irish university: the influence of contextual factors

Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2014
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Student holistic development and the `goodwill¿ of the teacher

Dr. Orla McCormack
Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2019
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The use of case-based learning in the development of student teachers' levels of moral reasoning

Dr. Oliver McGarr
Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2014
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Choosing to study music: Student attitudes towards the subject of music in second-level education in the Republic of Ireland

Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2019
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The Impact of Education Level and Type on Cognitive Moral Reasoning

Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2013
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Longitudinal tracking of academic progress during teacher preparation

Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2017
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Executive function during teacher preparation

Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2017
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School culture and curriculum change through the lens of student teachers on placement

Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2013
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Making the Case for Moral Development Education

Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2014
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Examining the impact of prior academic achievement on moral reasoning development among college students: A growth curve analysis

Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2016
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Research capacity and initial teacher education reform: Irish experiences, international perspectives

Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2017
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My cooperating teacher and I: how pre-service teachers story mentorship during School Placement

Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2019
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Educating Engaged Citizens: Four Projects From Ireland

Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2011
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Making the case for moral development education

Dr. Elaine Doyle
Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2014
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The "tyranny of time': getting to the heart of the impact of educational cuts on the provision of guidance counselling in Ireland

Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2017
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The teacher as moral educator: comparative study of secondary teachers in Catholic schools in Australia and Ireland

Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2016
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Factors that predict pre-service teachers' teaching performance

Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2018
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School-based initial vocational education in the Republic of Ireland: the parity of esteem and fitness for purpose of the Leaving Certificate Applied

Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2013
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Personality Development during Teacher Preparation

Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2016
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"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

Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2018
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An examination of pre-service teacher education student's attitudes and experiences of including development education issues in post-primary schools

Dr. Orla McCormack
Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2010
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Perception of Education and Training Board Schools (ETB) in the Republic of Ireland: an issue of ideology and inclusion

Dr. Orla McCormack
Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2020
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Irish student teachers' levels of moral reasoning: context, comparisons, and contributing influences

Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2017
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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

Dr. Orla McCormack
Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2017
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Students' views on their participation in publicly managed second level schools in Ireland: The importance of student-teacher relationships.

Dr. Orla McCormack
Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2020
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`The million-dollar question - exploring teachers and ETB staff understanding of characteristic spirit in publicly managed schools in Ireland

Dr. Orla McCormack
Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2018
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Other Journals

An evaluation of the WAVE academy approach to reducing Post Tramatic Stress Disorder

Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2016
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Conference Publications

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Dr. Paul Conway
Dr. Ciaran O'Gallchoir
Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2020
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European Educational Research Association (EERA:ECER)

Dr. Ciaran O'Gallchoir
Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2014
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EDULEARN17

Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2017
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Conference Contributions

American Educational Research Association Annual Conference (AERA)

Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2018
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American Education Research Association

Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2010
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American Educational Research Association

Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2019
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Conference on Civic Education Research

Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2004
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American Educational Research Association

Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2018
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Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference

Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2005
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American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Dr. Paul Conway
Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2019
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Development Futures Conference

Dr. Orla McCormack
Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2007
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American Educational Research Association Annual Conference (AERA)

Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2017
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Irish Aid Sustainable Development Global Development Conference

Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2009
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American Educational Research Association Annual Conference

Dr. Elaine Doyle
Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2011
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NAIRTL Conference, Engaging Minds, NUIG

Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2011
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Annual Conference of Educational Studies Association of Ireland

Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2006
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NAIRTL / LIN annual Conference

Dr. Elaine Doyle
Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2010
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American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting

Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2015
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International Congress of Psychology Conference

Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2021
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American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting

Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2014
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Published Reports

Is it time to go back to the drawing board? The destinations of Leaving Certificate Applied students,

Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2013
Guideline
Guideline
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Exploring and Expressing the Characteristic Spirit of Publicly Managed Education and Training Board Schools

Dr. Orla McCormack
Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2016
Naas
ETBI
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'Religion, Diversity and Publicly-managed Schools in Ireland

Dr. Orla McCormack
Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2012
Naas
ETBI
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Religion, Diversity and Publically Managed Schools in Ireland: Democracy, Empowerment and Student/Teacher Responsibility'

Dr. Orla McCormack
Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2013
Naas
ETBI
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Editorials

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Book Reviews

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Other Publications

Negative as a source of positive learning - The Use of Film in Development Education

Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2009
University of Liemrick
Ubuntu Network
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Developmental Education Resource Pack

Ms. Deirdre Hogan
Dr. Orla McCormack
Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
2007
University of Liemrick
Ubuntu Network
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