Dr. John O'Reilly is a lecturer in Initial Teacher Education in the University of Limerick addressing areas such as professionalism, planning, curriculum development, active learning, classroom management and assessment for the Postgraduate Masters in Education programme. His research interests are all schools-based with strong partnerships in the areas of science education (IBSE and PCK in particular) and curriculum development with schools(Negotiated Integrated Curriculum), professional development agencies and the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment. He served as a member of the junior cycle science specification development group and has just completed leading the FP7 project 'Chain Reaction' focused on professional development for IBSE in Ireland.
Physical Sciences Education at second and third levels; Evidence Based Practice in Education; Active and Enquiry-based Learning; Pedagogical Content Knowledge; Curriculum development (Negotiated Integrated Curriculum); Professional Development
2005 Member, Irish Science Teacher's Association
2005 National University of Ireland, Galway - Lecturer
2003 National University of Ireland Galway - Marie-Curie Post-doctoral fellowship
2001 Uniersite Paris-Sud, France - Post-Doctoral Fellow
2000 Southeast Missouri State University, USA - Visiting Professor
1998 Kober University, Japan - Post-doctoral researcher
1997 Tallaght Institute of Technology - Associate Lecturer
1993 National College of Ireland - Associate Lecturer
2005 National University of Ireland, Galway - H.Dip.in Ed.
1998 University College Dublin - Ph.D.
1992 University College Dublin - B.Sc.
Anwar Battikhi - Funding Award - Jordan Society for Scientific Research (JSSR) -Jordan
Candy Beal - Joint Publication - North Carolina State University -USA
Dermot Francis Donnelly - Joint Publication - University of California Berkeley -USA
Janka Raganova - Funding Award - Matej Bel University -Slovakia
John Portelli - Joint Publication - University of Toronto -Canada
Luigi Smaldone - Funding Award - Seconda Universita degli Studi di Napoli -Italy
Manuela Welzel- Breuer - Funding Award - Heidelberg University -Germany
Marika Capanadze - Funding Award - Ilia State University -Georgia
Morteza Rezaei- Zadeh - Joint Publication - University of Tehran -Iran
Mounir Gouja - Funding Award - Centre International De Formation Pedagogique - Cifop SA -France
Murat Gunel - Funding Award - Ted University -Turkey
Nikos Chaniotakis - Funding Award - University of Crete -Greece
Slavko Kocijancic - Funding Award - University of Ljubljana -Slovenia
Stuart Bevins - Funding Award - Sheffield Hallam University -England
Zhelyazka Raykova - Funding Award - Plovdiv University -Bulgaria