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Dr. Oliver Mc Garr

Biography

Oliver McGarr's research and teaching interests are in the areas of Educational Technology, Reflective Practice in Teacher Education and STEM Education. He is the former head of the School of Education and a former course director of the Masters in ICT in Education and the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Technology). He is also a former recipient of the University's Excellence in Teaching award and has published a number of studies in relation to his teaching work. His other research work has mainly focused on STEM education in Schools, the adoption of ICT in schools and reflective practice and teachers' thinking.

Research Interests

My research interests include:

  • The use of digital technologies in schools
  • Teachers professional digital competence and digital practices
  • STEM Education
  • Reflective practice in initial and continuing professional development in Teacher Education
  • Discourse analysis

Professional Activities

Education

  • 2012 Open University - Postgraduate Diploma
  • 2004 University of Limerick - Ph.D.
  • 1999 University of Limerick - Master of Arts (Education)
  • 1998 University of Limerick - Bachelor of Technology (Education) First class honours

Publications

Book Chapters

2019

How Do We Prepare Teachers as Global Educators and Balance National Accreditation Requirements With Global Challenges?
McGarr, O.
(2019) How Do We Prepare Teachers as Global Educators and Balance National Accreditation Requirements With Global Challenges?
In Perspectives on Educational Practice Around the World ; Hammond, S. & Sangster, M.(Ed.) London : Bloomsbury Academic
[ULIR]

2015

ICT and School Improvement: The OECD/CERI Study Revisited
Gleeson, J., Johnston, K. and McGarr, O.
(2015) ICT and School Improvement: The OECD/CERI Study Revisited
In Shaping the future - How Technology Can Lead to Educational Transformation ; Dublin : Liffey Press pp. 210-234

2013

Digital divide in post-primary schools
Marcus-Quinn, A., McGarr, O.
(2013) Digital divide in post-primary schools
In Internet in the humanities: an insight from Ireland; Dublin : ResearchPublishing.net
[ULIR]

2011

Technology as a discipline: A case study
McGarr, O.
(2011) Technology as a discipline: A case study
In Global Perspectives: Introducing student teachers to development education; Dublin : Liffey Press pp. 75-86
[ULIR]

2011

The elephant in the room: the influence of prevailing pedagogical practice on the integration of Design and Communication Graphics in the post-primary classroom
McGarr, O.
(2011) The elephant in the room: the influence of prevailing pedagogical practice on the integration of Design and Communication Graphics in the post-primary classroom
In Graphicacy and Modelling; Limerick : IDATER pp. 121-129
[ULIR]

2011

ICT in the English classroom
McGarr, O; Marcus-Quinn, A
(2011) ICT in the English classroom
In Quality Issues in ICT Integration in Third Level Disciplines and Learning Contexts; Cambridge : Cambridge Scholars Publishing

2001

IT Across the Curriculum in Irish Post-primary schools
McGarr, O
(2001) IT Across the Curriculum in Irish Post-primary schools
In Education and the information age; pp. 27-40

Peer Reviewed Journals

2021

What about the gatekeepers? School principals' and school guidance counsellors' attitudes towards computer science in secondary schools
McGarr, O; Exton, C., Power, J. & McInerney, C.
(2021) What about the gatekeepers? School principals' and school guidance counsellors' attitudes towards computer science in secondary schools
In Computer Science Education;
DOI: 10.1080/08993408.2021.1953296
[ULIR]

2021

Pre-service early childhood educators' career motivations: moving from a thematic analysis to recognising the performative nature of talk and text
McGarr, O. & Gavaldon, G.
(2021) Pre-service early childhood educators' career motivations: moving from a thematic analysis to recognising the performative nature of talk and text
In SN Social Sciences; pp. 1-16
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s43545-020-00036-y
[ULIR]

2021

The use of virtual simulations in teacher education to develop pre-service teachers' behaviour and classroom management skills: implications for reflective practice
McGarr O.
(2021) The use of virtual simulations in teacher education to develop pre-service teachers' behaviour and classroom management skills: implications for reflective practice
In Journal Of Education For Teaching;
DOI: 10.1080/02607476.2020.1724654
[ULIR]

2021

Analysing the construction of ‘sustainability'in lower secondary school technology syllabi in Ireland
McGarr, O. & Lynch, R.
(2021) Analysing the construction of ‘sustainability'in lower secondary school technology syllabi in Ireland
In Environmental Education Research;
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2021.1903837

2021

Underneath the veneer of techno-positivity – exploring teachers' perspectives on technology use in Further Education and Training, Teachers and Teaching
Ryan, , B. McGarr, O. & O. McCormack
(2021) Underneath the veneer of techno-positivity – exploring teachers' perspectives on technology use in Further Education and Training, Teachers and Teaching
In Teachers And Teaching;
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13540602.2020.1863207

2021

An Irish perspective on initial teacher education: How teacher educators can respond to an awareness of the "absurd"
Ó Gallchóir C.;McGarr O.
(2021) An Irish perspective on initial teacher education: How teacher educators can respond to an awareness of the "absurd"
In Educational Philosophy And Theory;
DOI: 10.1080/00131857.2021.1901080
[ULIR]

2021

Digital competence in teacher education: comparing national policies in Norway, Ireland and Spain
McGarr, O., Mifsud, L., Colomer Rubio, J. C.
(2021) Digital competence in teacher education: comparing national policies in Norway, Ireland and Spain
In Learning Media And Technology;
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/17439884.2021.1913182
[ULIR]

2021

Using comics as a tool to facilitate critical reflective practice in professional education
McGarr, O. Gavaldon, G. & Sáez de Adana Herrero, F.
(2021) Using comics as a tool to facilitate critical reflective practice in professional education
In SANE journal: Sequential Art Narrative in Education; University of Nebraska - Lincoln : pp. 1-14
DOI: https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/sane/vol2/iss6/1
[ULIR]

2020

Exploring pre-service teachers' justifications for one-to-one technology use is schools: implications for initial teacher education
McGarr, O. and Ó Gallchóir, C.
(2020) Exploring pre-service teachers' justifications for one-to-one technology use is schools: implications for initial teacher education
In Technology, Pedagogy And Education;
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/1475939X.2020.1784261
[ULIR]

2020

An investigation of university students and professionals' Professional STEM Identity Status
Kelly, R., McGarr, O., Leahy, K., & Goos, M.
(2020) An investigation of university students and professionals' Professional STEM Identity Status
In Journal Of Science Education And Technology;
[ULIR]

2020

Exploring students' justifications for studying a master's degree in business through problem-based learning
O'Brien R.; McGarr O.; Lynch R.
(2020) Exploring students' justifications for studying a master's degree in business through problem-based learning
In Innovations In Education And Teaching International;
DOI: 10.1080/14703297.2020.1752280
[ULIR]

2020

Students' perceptions of lecturer power and authority in a higher education PBL business programme
O'Brien R.; McGarr O.; Lynch R.
(2020) Students' perceptions of lecturer power and authority in a higher education PBL business programme
In Teaching In Higher Education;
DOI: 10.1080/13562517.2020.1725881
[ULIR]

2020

Comparing discourses on reflective practice in teacher education policy in Ireland and Norway: Critical reflection or performance management?
Oliver McGarr;Anne Berit Emstad;
(2020) Comparing discourses on reflective practice in teacher education policy in Ireland and Norway: Critical reflection or performance management?
In European Journal Of Teacher Education;
DOI: 10.1080/02619768.2020.1832984

2020

The futile quest for honesty in reflective writing: recognising self-criticism as a form of self-enhancement
McGarr, O. and Ó Gallchóir, C.
(2020) The futile quest for honesty in reflective writing: recognising self-criticism as a form of self-enhancement
In Teaching In Higher Education;
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2020.1712354
[ULIR]

2020

Examining supervising field instructors' reporting and assessment of technology use by pre-service teachers on school placement
McGarr O.;Ó Gallchóir C.
(2020) Examining supervising field instructors' reporting and assessment of technology use by pre-service teachers on school placement
In Computers & Education;
DOI: 10.1016/j.compedu.2019.103753
[ULIR]

2020

Exploring the digital competence of pre-service teachers on entry onto an initial teacher education programme in Ireland
McGarr O.;McDonagh A.
(2020) Exploring the digital competence of pre-service teachers on entry onto an initial teacher education programme in Ireland
In Irish Educational Studies;
DOI: 10.1080/03323315.2020.1800501

2020

Curricular responses to Computer Science provision in schools: current provision and alternative possibilities
McGarr O.;Johnston K.
(2020) Curricular responses to Computer Science provision in schools: current provision and alternative possibilities
In Curriculum Journal;
DOI: 10.1002/curj.40
[ULIR]

2020

Difficulty and self-efficacy: An exploratory study
Power J.;Lynch R.;McGarr O.
(2020) Difficulty and self-efficacy: An exploratory study
In British Journal Of Educational Technology;
DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12755
[ULIR]

2020

Using autobiographical comics to explore life stories and school experiences of pre-service early childhood educators
McGarr O.;Gavaldon G.;Saez de Adana F.
(2020) Using autobiographical comics to explore life stories and school experiences of pre-service early childhood educators
In British Educational Research Journal;
DOI: 10.1002/berj.3621
[ULIR]

2019

Recycled teacher memories and upcycled teacher memories: categorising pre-service teachers' recollections of past teachers
McGarr O.;Gavaldon G.
(2019) Recycled teacher memories and upcycled teacher memories: categorising pre-service teachers' recollections of past teachers
In Cambridge Journal Of Education;
DOI: 10.1080/0305764X.2019.1581136
[ULIR]

2019

STEM and gender at university: focusing on Irish undergraduate female students' perceptions
Kelly R.;McGarr O.;Lehane L.;Erduran S.
(2019) STEM and gender at university: focusing on Irish undergraduate female students' perceptions
In Journal Of Applied Research In Higher Education; pp. 770-787
DOI: 10.1108/JARHE-07-2018-0127
[ULIR]

2019

Exploring the Evolution of Educational Technology Policy in Ireland: From Catching-Up to Pedagogical Maturity
McGarr O.;Johnston K.
(2019) Exploring the Evolution of Educational Technology Policy in Ireland: From Catching-Up to Pedagogical Maturity
In Educational Policy;
DOI: 10.1177/0895904819843597
[ULIR]

2019

Problematizing Spatial Literacy within the School Curriculum
Lane, D., Lynch, R., McGarr, O.
(2019) Problematizing Spatial Literacy within the School Curriculum
In International Journal Of Technology And Design Education; Springer Netherlands : pp. 685-700
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10798-018-9467-y
[ULIR]

2019

Exploring pre-service teachers' future intentions to use technology through the use of comics
Gavaldon G.;McGarr O.
(2019) Exploring pre-service teachers' future intentions to use technology through the use of comics
In Teaching And Teacher Education; pp. 99-109
DOI: 10.1016/j.tate.2019.04.004
[ULIR]

2019

Towards a Critique of Teachers' Digital Competence Frameworks
McGarr, O.
(2019) Towards a Critique of Teachers' Digital Competence Frameworks
In Teachers College Record;

2019

Peer-supported collaborative inquiry in teacher education: exploring the influence of peer discussions on pre-service teachers' levels of critical reflection
McGarr O.;McCormack O.;Comerford J.
(2019) Peer-supported collaborative inquiry in teacher education: exploring the influence of peer discussions on pre-service teachers' levels of critical reflection
In Irish Educational Studies; pp. 245-261
DOI: 10.1080/03323315.2019.1576536
[ULIR]

2018

Clinical performance assessment tools in physiotherapy practice education: a systematic review
O'Connor, A,McGarr, O,Cantillon, P,McCurtin, A,Clifford, A
(2018) Clinical performance assessment tools in physiotherapy practice education: a systematic review
pp. 46-53
DOI: 10.1016/j.physio.2017.01.005
[ULIR]

2018

"Biting one's lip" and "distancing": exploring pre-service teachers' strategies in dysfunctional professional relationships
O'Grady, E; Guilfoyle, L; McGarr, O
(2018) "Biting one's lip" and "distancing": exploring pre-service teachers' strategies in dysfunctional professional relationships
In Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education; ABINGDON : pp. 369-383
DOI: 10.1080/1359866X.2018.1469115
[ULIR]

2018

Exploring Spanish pre-service teachers' talk in relation to ICT: balancing different expectations between the university and practicum school
McGarr, O,Gavaldon, G
(2018) Exploring Spanish pre-service teachers' talk in relation to ICT: balancing different expectations between the university and practicum school
In Technology Pedagogy And Education; pp. 199-209
DOI: 10.1080/1475939X.2018.1429950

2018

Navigating the system: Physiotherapy student perceptions of performance-based assessment
O'Connor, A;Cantillon, P;McGarr, O;McCurtin, A
(2018) Navigating the system: Physiotherapy student perceptions of performance-based assessment
In Medical teacher; ABINGDON : TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD pp. 928-933
DOI: 10.1080/0142159X.2017.1416071

2018

Illusions of specificity in power-laden clinical performance assessment
O'Connor, A,McCurtin, A,Cantillon, P,McGarr, O
(2018) Illusions of specificity in power-laden clinical performance assessment
In Medical teacher; pp. 313-314
DOI: 10.1080/0142159X.2017.1340637
[ULIR]

2017

Exploring the theory-practice gap in initial teacher education: moving beyond questions of relevance to issues of power and authority
McGarr, O; O' Grady, E; Guilfoyle, L
(2017) Exploring the theory-practice gap in initial teacher education: moving beyond questions of relevance to issues of power and authority
In Journal Of Education For Teaching; pp. 40-60
DOI: 10.1080/02607476.2017.1256040
[ULIR]

2017

Monopolising the STEM agenda in second-level schools: exploring power relations and subject subcultures
McGarr, O,Lynch, R
(2017) Monopolising the STEM agenda in second-level schools: exploring power relations and subject subcultures
In International Journal Of Technology And Design Education; pp. 51-62
DOI: 10.1007/s10798-015-9333-0
[ULIR]

2016

Negotiating Subject Hierarchies: Neo-Liberal Influences on the Comprehensive Curriculum in Ireland
Lynch, R,McGarr, O
(2016) Negotiating Subject Hierarchies: Neo-Liberal Influences on the Comprehensive Curriculum in Ireland
In Educational Policy; pp. 721-739
DOI: 10.1177/0895904814550077
[ULIR]

2016

Counterfactual mutation of critical classroom incidents: implications for reflective practice in initial teacher education
McGarr, O,McCormack, O
(2016) Counterfactual mutation of critical classroom incidents: implications for reflective practice in initial teacher education
In European Journal Of Teacher Education; pp. 36-52
DOI: 10.1080/02619768.2015.1066329
[ULIR]

2015

Teachers' use of reuseable learning objects in teaching English poetry: exploring the influence of prevailing pedagogical practices
Marcus-Quinn, A,McGarr, O
(2015) Teachers' use of reuseable learning objects in teaching English poetry: exploring the influence of prevailing pedagogical practices
In Educacion Xx1; pp. 325-343
DOI: 10.5944/educXX1.18.1.12335
[ULIR]

2015

Technology leadership or technology somnambulism? Exploring the discourse of integration amongst information and communication technology coordinators
McDonagh, A,McGarr, O
(2015) Technology leadership or technology somnambulism? Exploring the discourse of integration amongst information and communication technology coordinators
In Irish Educational Studies; pp. 55-68
DOI: 10.1080/03323315.2015.1010292
[ULIR]

2014

Flexibility in higher education: an Irish perspective
Flannery, M,McGarr, O
(2014) Flexibility in higher education: an Irish perspective
In Irish Educational Studies; pp. 419-434
DOI: 10.1080/03323315.2014.978658

2014

Reflecting to Conform? Exploring Irish Student Teachers' Discourses in Reflective Practice
McGarr, O,McCormack, O
(2014) Reflecting to Conform? Exploring Irish Student Teachers' Discourses in Reflective Practice
In Journal Of Educational Research; pp. 267-280
DOI: 10.1080/00220671.2013.807489
[ULIR]

2014

'Just Be Quiet and Listen to Exactly What He's Saying': Conceptualising power relations in inquiry-oriented classrooms
Donnelly, DF,McGarr, O,O'Reilly, J
(2014) 'Just Be Quiet and Listen to Exactly What He's Saying': Conceptualising power relations in inquiry-oriented classrooms
In International Journal Of Science Education; pp. 2029-2054
DOI: 10.1080/09500693.2014.889867

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

2013

Enhancing the Student Experiment Experience: Visible Scientific Inquiry Through a Virtual Chemistry Laboratory
Donnelly, D., O'Reilly, J., & McGarr, O.
(2013) Enhancing the Student Experiment Experience: Visible Scientific Inquiry Through a Virtual Chemistry Laboratory
In Research In Science Education; pp. 1571-1592

2013

'Just enough to make you take it seriously': exploring students' attitudes towards peer assessment
McGarr, O,Clifford, AM
(2013) 'Just enough to make you take it seriously': exploring students' attitudes towards peer assessment
In Higher Education; pp. 677-693
DOI: 10.1007/s10734-012-9570-z
[ULIR]

2013

Examining the role of the ICT coordinator in Irish post-primary schools
McGarr, O,McDonagh, A
(2013) Examining the role of the ICT coordinator in Irish post-primary schools
In Technology Pedagogy And Education; pp. 267-282
DOI: 10.1080/1475939X.2012.755132

2011

A framework for teachers' integration of ICT into their classroom practice
Donnelly, D; McGarr, O; O'Reilly, J
(2011) A framework for teachers' integration of ICT into their classroom practice
In Computers & Education; pp. 1469-1483
[ULIR]

2011

Parametric Pedagogy: Integrating parametric CAD in Irish post-primary schools
McGarr, O. and Seery, N.
(2011) Parametric Pedagogy: Integrating parametric CAD in Irish post-primary schools
In Design And Technology Education: An International Journal; pp. 57-66
[ULIR]

2010

Scaffolding or stifling? The influence of journal requirements on students' engagement in reflective practice
McGarr O.;Moody J.
(2010) Scaffolding or stifling? The influence of journal requirements on students' engagement in reflective practice
In Reflective Practice; pp. 579-591
DOI: 10.1080/14623943.2010.516968

2009

A review of podcasting in higher education: Its influence on the traditional lecture
McGarr, O
(2009) A review of podcasting in higher education: Its influence on the traditional lecture
In Australasian Journal Of Educational Technology; pp. 309-321
[ULIR]

2009

The role of the teaching principal in promoting ICT use in small primary schools in Ireland
McGarr, O; Kearney, G
(2009) The role of the teaching principal in promoting ICT use in small primary schools in Ireland
In Technology Pedagogy And Education; pp. 87-102
DOI: 10.1080/14759390802704139
[ULIR]

2009

The development of ICT across the curriculum in Irish schools: A historical perspective
McGarr, O
(2009) The development of ICT across the curriculum in Irish schools: A historical perspective
In British Journal Of Educational Technology; pp. 1094-1108
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8535.2008.00903.x
[ULIR]

2007

Teacher professional development and ICT: an investigation of teachers studying a postgraduate award in ICT in education
McGarr, O; O'Brien, J
(2007) Teacher professional development and ICT: an investigation of teachers studying a postgraduate award in ICT in education
In Irish Educational Studies; pp. 145-162
DOI: 10.1080/03323310701295872
[ULIR]

Conference Publications

2020

American Educational Research Association (AERA)
McGarr, O. and Ó Gallchóir, C.
(2020) American Educational Research Association (AERA)
San Francisco, U.S.A. (Cancelled)

2019

European Educational Research Association (EERA:ECER)
Ó Gallchóir, C. and McGarr, O.
(2019) European Educational Research Association (EERA:ECER)

2019

American Educational Research Association (AERA)
McGarr, O. and Ó Gallchóir, C.
(2019) American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Toronto, CA

2018

American Educational Research Association (AERA)
McGarr, O. and Ó Gallchóir, C.
(2018) American Educational Research Association (AERA)
New York, USA

2018

European Conference of Educational Research (ECER 2018)
McGarr, O. & McDonagh, A.
(2018) European Conference of Educational Research (ECER 2018)

2018

European Conference of Educational Research (ECER 2018)
McGarr, O. & McDonagh, A.
(2018) European Conference of Educational Research (ECER 2018)

2018

AERA 2018 (American Educational Research Association)
McGarr, O. & O'Gallchoir, C.
(2018) AERA 2018 (American Educational Research Association)
New York

2018

European Conference of Educational Research (ECER 2018)
McGarr, O. & Gavaldon, G.
(2018) European Conference of Educational Research (ECER 2018)

2018

ILTA Annual Conference: TEL Quality Matters - People, Policies and Practices
Ryan, B., McCormack, O. & McGarr, O.
(2018) ILTA Annual Conference: TEL Quality Matters - People, Policies and Practices

2018

International Conference on Mobile Technology in Teacher Education (MITE)
McGarr, O. and Ó Gallchóir, C.
(2018) International Conference on Mobile Technology in Teacher Education (MITE)
Galway, Ireland

2017

European Conference of Educational Research (ECER)
McGarr, O. & Munk, K.
(2017) European Conference of Educational Research (ECER)

2016

EDULEARN16: 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
McGarr, O,Gavaldon, G,Chova, LG,Martinez, AL,Torres, IC
(2016) EDULEARN16: 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
pp. 1073-1082

2016

ECER 2016, Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers
McGarr, O. & Emstad, A.
(2016) ECER 2016, Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers
Dublin, Ireland

2016

ESAI Annual Meeting ‘Education as a Public Good'
McGarr, O., McCormack, O. & Comerford, J.
(2016) ESAI Annual Meeting ‘Education as a Public Good'

2016

British Educational Research Association Annual Conference (BERA 2016)
Crowe, F. & McGarr, O.
(2016) British Educational Research Association Annual Conference (BERA 2016)
Leeds, UK

2016

International Conference on Mobile Technology in Teacher Education (MiTE)
McGarr, O; McDonagh, A
(2016) International Conference on Mobile Technology in Teacher Education (MiTE)
Galway, Ireland

2016

International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED)
McGarr, O. & Johnston, K.
(2016) International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED)

2015

INTED2015: 9TH International Technology, Education and Development Conference
McGarr, O,McDonagh, A,Chova, LG,Martinez, AL,Torres, IC
(2015) INTED2015: 9TH International Technology, Education and Development Conference
pp. 5369-5374

2015

ECER 2015, Education and Transition
Crowe, F. & McGarr, O.
(2015) ECER 2015, Education and Transition
Budapest, Hungary

2014

ECER 2014, The Past, the Present and the Future of Educational Research
Sheridan, T. & McGarr, O.
(2014) ECER 2014, The Past, the Present and the Future of Educational Research
Porto, Portugal

2014

International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED)
McGarr, O; McDonagh, A
(2014) International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED)
Chova, LG; Martinez, AL; Torres, IC(Ed.) pp. 1067-1074 Valencia, Spain

2013

HEA Conference: How Equal? Access to Higher Education in Ireland
Gill, P., Lynch, R. & McGarr, O.
(2013) HEA Conference: How Equal? Access to Higher Education in Ireland
pp. 40-46 Dublin

2011

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference
Donnelly, D., O'Reilly, J. & McGarr, O.
(2011) Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference
pp. 3638-3645

2011

European Science Education Research Association (ESERA)
Dermot Francis Donnelly, John O'Reilly, Oliver McGarr
(2011) European Science Education Research Association (ESERA)
Lyon, France

2008

EDUCA
McGarr, O and Marcus-Quinn, A
(2008) EDUCA
pp. 35-38

2008

EDTECH 2008
McGarr, O and Marcus-Quinn, A.
(2008) EDTECH 2008

2005

European Conference on Educational Research
McGarr, O.
(2005) European Conference on Educational Research
ECER(Ed.) pp. *-*

2003

Making a Difference: ICT in Teaching and Learning. Annual Conference of the Association of Information Technology for Teacher Education
McGarr, O. & O'Brien, J.
(2003) Making a Difference: ICT in Teaching and Learning. Annual Conference of the Association of Information Technology for Teacher Education
Longman, D.(Ed.) pp. N/A-N/A

2003

Educational Studies Association of Ireland annual conference
McGarr, O. & O'Brien, J.
(2003) Educational Studies Association of Ireland annual conference
N/A(Ed.) pp. N/A-N/A

2003

Critical debates in action research
McGarr, O.
(2003) Critical debates in action research
N/A(Ed.) pp. N/A-N/A

2002

Educational Studies Association of Ireland annual conference
O'Doherty, T., Gleeson, J., Moody, J., McGarr, O. & Johnston, K.
(2002) Educational Studies Association of Ireland annual conference
N/A(Ed.) pp. N/A-N/A

2001

Annual Irish Educational Technology users' conference
McGarr, O.
(2001) Annual Irish Educational Technology users' conference
N/A(Ed.) pp. N/A-N/A

2001

The 10th Biennial Conference of The International Study Association on Teachers and Teaching (ISATT)
Gleeson, J., O'Grady, D., Johnston, K. & McGarr, O.
(2001) The 10th Biennial Conference of The International Study Association on Teachers and Teaching (ISATT)
Faro, Portugal

2001

Connecting Policy and Practice: Challenges for Teaching and Learning in Schools and Universities. The International Study Association on Teachers and Teaching Conference
McGarr, O.
(2001) Connecting Policy and Practice: Challenges for Teaching and Learning in Schools and Universities. The International Study Association on Teachers and Teaching Conference
N/A(Ed.) pp. N/A-N/A

2000

Open classrooms in the digital age. European Distance Education Network
McGarr, O. & O'Brien, J.
(2000) Open classrooms in the digital age. European Distance Education Network
Kastis, N.(Ed.) pp. 60-66

1999

European Distance Education Network 2000
McGarr, O., O¿ Brien, J.
(1999) European Distance Education Network 2000
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

Conference Contributions

2018

American Educational Research Association Annual Conference
McGarr, O. & OGallchoir, C.
(2018) American Educational Research Association Annual Conference
New York

Published Reports

2020

Exploring teachers' professional development to support the roll-out of Computer Science in Irish second-level schools
McGarr, O., McInerney, C., Exton, C. & Power, J.
(2020) Exploring teachers' professional development to support the roll-out of Computer Science in Irish second-level schools
Limerick : LERO & EPI-STEM
[ULIR]

2019

Digital Competence in Teacher Education
McGarr, O. & McDonagh, A.
(2019) Digital Competence in Teacher Education
Limerick : University of Limerick
[ULIR]

2017

Report on the Provision of Courses in Computer Science in Upper Second Level Education Internationally
Keane, N., McInerney, C., Exton, C, McGarr, O. , Erduran, S., O'Connor, R, Ryan, K., Tiziana, M.
(2017) Report on the Provision of Courses in Computer Science in Upper Second Level Education Internationally
Dublin : NCCA

2005

An Evaluation of Feature-based Parametric CAD software in post-primary schools.
McGarr, O; Seery, N
(2005) An Evaluation of Feature-based Parametric CAD software in post-primary schools.
Dublin : NCCA

2004

Computers and Curriculum - difficulties and Dichotomies.
O'Doherty, T; Gleeson, J; Moody, J; Johnston, J; McGarr, O
(2004) Computers and Curriculum - difficulties and Dichotomies.
Dublin : NCCA
[ULIR]

2001

ICT and School improvement, Irish Case Studies OECD/CERI ICT PROGRAMME
Glesson, J; O'Grady, D; McGarr, O; Johnston, J
(2001) ICT and School improvement, Irish Case Studies OECD/CERI ICT PROGRAMME
Paris : OECD

2001

Executive Summary for Ireland - ICT and School Improvement Report
Gleeson, J; O'Grady, D; McGarr, O; Johnston, K
(2001) Executive Summary for Ireland - ICT and School Improvement Report
OECD : Paris

Other Items Published

2004

Teacher professional development and ICT: A longitudinal investigation into teachers' participation on a professional development postgraduate programme in ICT.
McGarr, O
(2004) Teacher professional development and ICT: A longitudinal investigation into teachers' participation on a professional development postgraduate programme in ICT.

2000

An Evaluation of the technical support provided by Eircom Ltd. to Ennis schools in conjunction with the Ennis Information Age town project
McGarr, O
(2000) An Evaluation of the technical support provided by Eircom Ltd. to Ennis schools in conjunction with the Ennis Information Age town project

2000

An investigation into the interest and feasibility of introducing and computer-based subject to the established leaving certificate programme.
O'Doherty, T; Gleeson, J; Moody, J; Johnston, J; Kiely, L; McGarr, O
(2000) An investigation into the interest and feasibility of introducing and computer-based subject to the established leaving certificate programme.

1999

An Investigation of Teachers' use of IMS Software in Irish Second-Level Schools: A Case Study
McGarr, O
(1999) An Investigation of Teachers' use of IMS Software in Irish Second-Level Schools: A Case Study