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Mr. Liam Guilfoyle

Biography

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I am currently a Research Officer in the Department of Education at the University of Oxford.

I completed my PhD research under the supervision of Dr Orla McCormack and Prof Sibel Erduran in the School of Education and National Centre for STEM Education (EPISTEM) at the University of Limerick, Ireland. My research, which was funded by the Irish Research Council, focused on the role of pre-service science teachers' epistemic beliefs (in their subject domain and in Education Studies) in influencing their perceptions of Education Studies usefulness for professional thought and practice. [Viva due early October].

Broadly, I am interested in teacher education, science education, epistemic beliefs, and argumentation. I am particularly curious about teachers' (pre-service and in-service) perceptions and use of Education Studies/educational research, and the multitude of reasons for these perceptions.





Research Interests

Interests
  • Teacher Education; perceptions 'Education Studies' / 'Foundation Studies', Theory-practice divide in the teaching profession
  • Personal Epistemologies/Epistemic Beliefs; teachers beliefs about the nature of knowledge and knowing, particular in Science and Education Studies
  • Science Education/Science Teacher Education
  • Continuum of Teacher Education/Professional Learning


Research Projects

STeP into Science: Engaging Students, Teachers and Parents in Scientific Debates, Science Foundation Ireland (2016)

Chain Reaction: A Sustainable Approach to Inquiry Based Science Education, FP7 Funded Project (2015-2016)

Professional Development Report: A Snapshot Of Non-accredited Continuing Professional Development For Those Who Teach In Irish Higher Education, National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (2015)


Teacher Education Resource Development

Learning How to Teach Scientific Practices: A Professional Development Resource - Resource Design (2016)

Teaching Resource Development

"Science Scope" School Supplements, 9 issues/yr, Irish Independent Newspaper (with EPI*STEM Science Ed Team) (AY14/15 - AY17/18)


Teaching Interests

Teaching/Tutoring:

EN4023 - Planning for Teaching and Learning 1 (Undergraduate Yr2)
EN4024 - Planning for Teaching and Learning 2 (Undergraduate Yr2)
EN4006 - Curriculum Studies (Undergraduate Yr3)
EN4017 - School as an Institution (Undergraduate Yr4)

EN6152 - Understanding Teaching and Learning (Masters Yr1)

Module Coordination
EN4006 - Curriculum Studies (AY16/17)
EN4015 - Currriculum and Policy Studies (AY16/17)

Professional Activities

Association

  • 2017 Member, National Association for Research in Science Teaching
  • 2017 Member, European Science Education Research Association
  • 2016 Member, International History, Philosophy, and Science Teaching Group
  • Registered Teacher, Teaching Council
  • Member, Education Studies Association of Ireland
  • Member, Irish Science Teachers' Association
  • Member, American Educational Research Association

Award

  • 2016 - Irish Research Council Postgraduate Funding
  • 2016 - Fellowship for IHPST Europe 2016
  • 2015 - EHS Support Funding
  • 2014 - Deans' Award - All Ireland Conference for Undergraduate Research
  • 2012 - Outstanding Achievement Award - President's Volunteer Award
  • 2011 - Outstanding Achievement Award - President's Volunteer Award

Employment

  • 2016 School of Education - Module Coordinator
  • 2015 Chain Reaction (EPI*STEM) - Research Assistant
  • 2014 School of Education - Module Tutor

Committee

  • 2016 Athena SWAN Committee (School of Education),
  • 2015 Social Media Platform Committee (School of Education),
  • 2015 Research Engagement Group (Teaching Council),
  • 2015 Research Committee (School of Education),
  • EHS Structured PhD Course Board,

Education

  • 2010 University of Limerick - Bachelor of Science Education

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

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 :
DOI: 10.1080/1359866X.2018.1469115
[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;
DOI: 10.1080/02607476.2017.1256040
[ULIR]

2016

STeP into Science Project: Engaging Students, Teachers and Parents in Debates.
Kelly, R., Erduran, S., Walshe, G., & Guilfoyle, L.
(2016) STeP into Science Project: Engaging Students, Teachers and Parents in Debates.
In Chemistry In Action;

Conference Publications

2017

ESERA Summer School
Guilfoyle, L.
(2017) ESERA Summer School
České Budějovice, Czech Republic

2017

European Science Education Research Association
Guilfoyle, L., McCormack, O., Erduran, S.
(2017) European Science Education Research Association
Dublin, Ireland

2017

Education Studies Association of Ireland National Conference
Guilfoyle, L., McCormack, O., & Erduran, S.
(2017) Education Studies Association of Ireland National Conference
Cork, Ireland

2017

Sandra K. Abell Institute for Doctoral Students
Guilfoyle, L., McCormack, O., Erduran, S.
(2017) Sandra K. Abell Institute for Doctoral Students
Taipei, Taiwan

2016

Educational Studies Association of Ireland Conference, Galway, Ireland.
Guilfoyle, L., Erduran, S., & McCormack, O.
(2016) Educational Studies Association of Ireland Conference, Galway, Ireland.

2016

First European Regional Conference of the International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Group,
Guilfoyle, L., Erduran, S., & McCormack, O.
(2016) First European Regional Conference of the International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Group,
Flensburg, Germany

2016

7th Science and Mathematics Education Conference (SMEC)
Erduran, S; Kelly, R; Guilfoyle, L; Walshe, G
(2016) 7th Science and Mathematics Education Conference (SMEC)
Dublin City University 16th -17th June, Dublin

2015

Limerick and Clare Education Centres' Education Research Conference, Limerick, Ireland
Guilfoyle, L.
(2015) Limerick and Clare Education Centres' Education Research Conference, Limerick, Ireland

2014

All Ireland Conference for Undergraduate Research, Limerick, Ireland
Guilfoyle, L
(2014) All Ireland Conference for Undergraduate Research, Limerick, Ireland

Conference Contributions

2017

Teachers and Research: Continuing the Conversation
Guilfoyle, L.
(2017) Teachers and Research: Continuing the Conversation
Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.

Published Reports

2015

A Snapshot of Non-Accredited Continuing Professional Development for those who Teach in Irish Higher Education
Kenny, N., Young, K., and Guilfoyle, L.
(2015) A Snapshot of Non-Accredited Continuing Professional Development for those who Teach in Irish Higher Education
Dublin : National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2376.8083

Other Items Published

2016

STeP into Science: Engaging Students, Teachers and Parents in Debates
Kelly, R., Erduran, S., Walshe, G., & Guilfoyle, L.
(2016) STeP into Science: Engaging Students, Teachers and Parents in Debates

DOI: https://www.academia.edu/29010716/STeP_into_Science_Engaging_Students_Teachers_and_Parents_in_Debates