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Jeffrey Buckley

Biography

Jeff is currently a Teaching Assistant in the School of Education and PhD candidate in the School of Engineering at the University of Limerick under the supervision of Dr Niall Seery and Dr Donal Canty.

Jeff's research interest is concerned with the structure of human intelligence with a particular focus on the relationships between working memory, spatial cognition and fluid intelligence. He is currently investigating these relationships through a number of lenses including psychometric factor structures, psychometric test design, task design and problem solving, cognitive load, and implicit theories of intelligence.

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Research Interests

Research Interests
  • Spatial Ability as a Factor of Human Intelligence
  • Fluid and Crystallised Intelligence
  • Human Memory Systems and Cognitive Load Theory
  • The Ecological Rationality of Spatial Reasoning
  • Visual and Tactile Perception and Information Encoding
  • Cognitive and External Modelling
  • Problem Solving Heuristics and Decision Making
  • Designerly Thinking and Conceptual Ideation
Research Projects

Teaching Interests

Teaching Assistant for the modules:
2014/2015
PN4305: Design and Communication Graphics 1 (3rd Year Undergraduate module)
Module Leader: Dr Niall Seery
PN4306: Design and Communication Graphics 2 (3rd Year Undergraduate module)
Module Leader: Dr Niall Seery
PN4011: Design and Communication Graphics 1 (1st Year Undergraduate module)
Module Leader: Dr Diarmaid Lane
PN4012: Design and Communication Graphics 2 (1st Year Undergraduate module)
Module Leader: Dr Diarmaid Lane
2015/2016
PN6001: Graphical Education for Technology Teachers (Professional Masters in Education module)
Module Leader: Dr Niall Seery
PN4305: Design and Communication Graphics 1 (3rd Year Undergraduate module)
Module Leader: Dr Niall Seery
PN4306: Design and Communication Graphics 2 (3rd Year Undergraduate module)
Module Leader: Dr Niall Seery
2015/2016
PN6001: Graphical Education for Technology Teachers (Professional Masters in Education module)
Module Leader: Dr Diarmaid Lane
PN4205: Design and Communication Graphics 4 (3rd Year Undergraduate module)
Module Leader: Mr Adrian O'Connor

Professional Activities

Award

  • 2016 - Runner up for Best Presentation at the 33rd International Manufacturing Conference
  • 2015 - Schroff Participation Grant. Engineering Design Graphics Division
  • 2014 - Special Commendation Award for Research in a Final Year Project - University of Limerick
  • 2014 - 2nd UL40th Science and Engineering Summer Research Bursary - University of Limerick

Association

  • 2015 Member/Researcher, Technology Education Research Group
  • 2015 Member/Researcher, National Spatial Skills Research Network
  • 2015 Member, Design and Engineering Education Division (ASEE)
  • 2015 Member, Pre-College Engineering Education Division (ASEE)
  • 2014 Member, American Society for Engineering Education
  • 2014 Member, Engineering Design Graphics Division (ASEE)
  • 2014 Member, Education Research Methods Division (ASEE)

Education

  • 2014 University of Limerick - Bachelor of Technology & Education

Publications

Conference Publication

2016

The 33rd International Manufacturing Conference
Buckley, J., Phelan, J., Seery, N and Canty, D.

2016

The Higher Education in Transformation (HEIT) Symposium
O'Connor, A., Buckley, J., Seery, N. and Cleveland-Innes., M.

2016

The 33rd International Manufacturing Conference
Seery, N., Buckley, J., Hyland, T. and Canty, D.

2016

The 33rd International Manufacturing Conference
Buckley, J., O'Neill, C. and Seery, N.

2016

PATT2016: Technology Education for 21st Century Skills
Seery, N., Canty, D., O'Connor, A., Buckley, J. and Doyle, A.

2016

PATT2016: Technology Education for 21st Century Skills
Power, J., Buckley, J., Seery, N. and Canty, D.

2016

ASEE Engineering Design Graphics Division 71st Mid-Year Conference
Seery, N., Buckley, J., Doyle, A. and Canty, D.

2015

EdTech 2015: Beyond the Horizon: Policy, Practice and Possibilities
Seery, N, O'Connor, A, Canty, D and Buckley, J.

2015

EdTech 2015: Beyond the Horizon: Policy, Practice and Possibilities
Canty, D., Buckley, J., Seery, N., O'Connor, A. and Kelly, M.