Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty

Dr. Joanne O'Flaherty
Lecturer in Education / Academic Coordinator Ubuntu Network
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Senior Lecturer
 
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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’.
                                                

Books

  Year Publication
2013 Research capacity building in initial teacher education (ITE) in the North and South of Ireland: a baseline and comparative study.
Gleeson, J., Sugrue, C., Leith, R and O’Flaherty, J. (2013) Research capacity building in initial teacher education (ITE) in the North and South of Ireland: a baseline and comparative study. Armagh: Scotens. [Details]
2009 Levels of Moral Reasoning An Investigation of Undergraduate Students at an Irish University using the Defining Issues Test.
O'Flaherty, J; Gleeson, J (2009) Levels of Moral Reasoning An Investigation of Undergraduate Students at an Irish University using the Defining Issues Test. Koln: Lambert Academic Publishing. [Details]
2009 Action Research Projects to Integrate Development Education into Initial Teacher Education 2006-2008.
Liddy, M; O'Flaherty, J (2009) Action Research Projects to Integrate Development Education into Initial Teacher Education 2006-2008. Limerick: Ubuntu Network. [Details]
2008 Stop Talking and Do Something!The Young Social Innovators Programme: An Independent Evaluation.
Gleeson, J; Ó Donnabháin, D; McCormack, O; O'Flaherty, J (2008) Stop Talking and Do Something!The Young Social Innovators Programme: An Independent Evaluation. Dublin: Liffey Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2018 'Teacher Education in Ireland: Development and Challenges'
O' Flaherty J., McMahon J. & Conway P. (2018) 'Teacher Education in Ireland: Development and Challenges' In: International Handbook on Teacher Education Worldwide. Athens: H & M. [Details]
2009 'An examination of pre-service teacher education students attitudes and experiences of examining development education issues into post-primary education'
McCormack, O; O'Flaherty, J (2009) 'An examination of pre-service teacher education students attitudes and experiences of examining development education issues into post-primary education' In: Ubuntu Network action research and other projects to integrate development education into Initial teacher education. http://www.ubuntu.ie/ubuntu_e-book2009.html: Ubuntu network. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2020 'Conceptualizing and measuring social and emotional learning: A systematic review and meta-analysis of moral reasoning and academic achievement, religiosity, political orientation, personality'
Corcoran R.P.;O'Flaherty J.;Xie C.;Cheung A.C.K. (2020) 'Conceptualizing and measuring social and emotional learning: A systematic review and meta-analysis of moral reasoning and academic achievement, religiosity, political orientation, personality'. Educational Research Review, 30 [DOI] [Details]
2019 'My cooperating teacher and I: how pre-service teachers story mentorship during School Placement'
Ó Gallchóir C.;O¿Flaherty J.;Hinchion C. (2019) 'My cooperating teacher and I: how pre-service teachers story mentorship during School Placement'. Journal Of Education For Teaching, [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Choosing to study music: Student attitudes towards the subject of music in second-level education in the Republic of Ireland'
McCarthy C.;O'Flaherty J.;Downey J. (2019) 'Choosing to study music: Student attitudes towards the subject of music in second-level education in the Republic of Ireland'. British Journal Of Music Education, [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Student holistic development and the `goodwill¿ of the teacher'
O'Flaherty J.; McCormack O. (2019) 'Student holistic development and the `goodwill¿ of the teacher'. Educational Research, [DOI] [Details]
2019 'STUDENTS¿ VIEWS ON THEIR PARTICIPATION IN PUBLICLY MANAGED SECOND LEVEL SCHOOLS IN IRELAND: The importance of student-teacher relationships'
McCormack O.;O¿Flaherty J.;Liddy M. (2019) 'STUDENTS¿ VIEWS ON THEIR PARTICIPATION IN PUBLICLY MANAGED SECOND LEVEL SCHOOLS IN IRELAND: The importance of student-teacher relationships'. Educational Studies, [DOI] [Details]
2018 '`The million-dollar question - exploring teachers and ETB staff understanding of characteristic spirit in publicly managed schools in Ireland'
Liddy M.;O'Flaherty J.;McCormack O. (2018) '`The million-dollar question - exploring teachers and ETB staff understanding of characteristic spirit in publicly managed schools in Ireland'. Irish Educational Studies, [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Factors that predict pre-service teachers' teaching performance'
Corcoran, RP,O'Flaherty, J (2018) 'Factors that predict pre-service teachers' teaching performance'. Journal Of Education For Teaching, 44 :175-193 [DOI] [Details]
2018 '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'
O'Flaherty, J,Liddy, M,McCormack, O (2018) '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'. Journal Of Beliefs & Values-Studies In Religion & Education, 39 :45-56 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Identity development: what I notice about myself as a teacher'
Gallchoir, CO,O'Flaherty, J,Hinchion, C (2018) 'Identity development: what I notice about myself as a teacher'. European Journal Of Teacher Education, 41 :138-156 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Longitudinal tracking of academic progress during teacher preparation'
Corcoran, RP,O'Flaherty, J (2017) 'Longitudinal tracking of academic progress during teacher preparation'. British Journal Of Educational Psychology, 87 :664-682 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2017 'Developing the characterstic spirit of publicly managed schools in a more secular and pluralist Ireland'
O'Flaherty, J., McCormack, O., Gleeson, J., O'Reilly, B., O'Grady, E., Kenny, N. (2017) 'Developing the characterstic spirit of publicly managed schools in a more secular and pluralist Ireland'. Cambridge Journal Of Education, [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Exploring the nature and implications of student teacher engagement with development education initiatives'
Baily, F,O'Flaherty, J,Hogan, D (2017) 'Exploring the nature and implications of student teacher engagement with development education initiatives'. Irish Educational Studies, 36 :185-201 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Irish student teachers' levels of moral reasoning: context, comparisons, and contributing influences'
O'Flaherty, J,Gleeson, J (2017) 'Irish student teachers' levels of moral reasoning: context, comparisons, and contributing influences'. Teachers And Teaching, 23 :59-77 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Executive function during teacher preparation'
Corcoran, RP,O'Flaherty, J (2017) 'Executive function during teacher preparation'. Teaching And Teacher Education, 63 :168-175 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Research capacity and initial teacher education reform: Irish experiences, international perspectives'
Gleeson, J,Sugrue, C,O'Flaherty, J (2017) 'Research capacity and initial teacher education reform: Irish experiences, international perspectives'. Teaching And Teacher Education, 62 :19-29 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'The tyranny of time': getting to the heart of the impact of educational cuts on the provision of guidance counselling in Ireland'
Leahy, E,O'Flaherty, J,Hearne, L (2017) 'The tyranny of time': getting to the heart of the impact of educational cuts on the provision of guidance counselling in Ireland'. British Journal Of Guidance & Counselling, 45 :97-111 [DOI] [Details]
2017 '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'
O'Flaherty, J. Liddy, M., McCormack, O. (2017) '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'. Journal Of Beliefs & Values-Studies In Religion & Education, [Details]
2016 'The teacher as moral educator: comparative study of secondary teachers in Catholic schools in Australia and Ireland'
Gleeson, J,O'Flaherty, J (2016) 'The teacher as moral educator: comparative study of secondary teachers in Catholic schools in Australia and Ireland'. Teaching And Teacher Education, 55 :45-56 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Personality Development during Teacher Preparation'
Corcoran, RP,O'Flaherty, J (2016) 'Personality Development during Teacher Preparation'. Frontiers in psychology, 7 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2016 'Examining the impact of prior academic achievement on moral reasoning development among college students: A growth curve analysis'
Corcoran, RP,O'Flaherty, J (2016) 'Examining the impact of prior academic achievement on moral reasoning development among college students: A growth curve analysis'. Journal Of Moral Education, 45 :433-448 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Student teachers, socialisation, school placement and schizophrenia: The case of curriculum change'
Gleeson J.;O'Flaherty J.;Galvin T.;Hennessy J. (2015) 'Student teachers, socialisation, school placement and schizophrenia: The case of curriculum change'. Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 21 (4):437-458 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Student teachers, socialisation, school placement and schizophrenia: the case of curriculum change'
Gleeson, J., O’Flaherty, J., Galvin, T. & Hennessy, J. (2015) 'Student teachers, socialisation, school placement and schizophrenia: the case of curriculum change'. Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, [Details]
2014 'Making the case for moral development education'
O'Flaherty J.;Doyle E. (2014) 'Making the case for moral development education'. Journal Of Further And Higher Education, 38 (2):147-162 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Longitudinal study of levels of moral reasoning of undergraduate students in an Irish university: the influence of contextual factors'
O'Flaherty, J,Gleeson, J (2014) 'Longitudinal study of levels of moral reasoning of undergraduate students in an Irish university: the influence of contextual factors'. Irish Educational Studies, 33 :57-74 [DOI] [Details]
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'. European Journal Of Teacher Education, 37 :312-330 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Making the Case for Moral Development Education'
O'Flaherty, J., Doyle, E. (2014) 'Making the Case for Moral Development Education'. Journal Of Further And Higher Education, 38 (2):147-162 [Details]
2013 'School-based initial vocational education in the Republic of Ireland: the parity of esteem and fitness for purpose of the Leaving Certificate Applied'
Gleeson J.;O'Flaherty J. (2013) 'School-based initial vocational education in the Republic of Ireland: the parity of esteem and fitness for purpose of the Leaving Certificate Applied'. Journal Of Vocational Education And Training, 65 (4):461-473 [DOI] [Details]
2013 'The Impact of Education Level and Type on Cognitive Moral Reasoning'
Doyle, E. and O'Flaherty, J. (2013) 'The Impact of Education Level and Type on Cognitive Moral Reasoning'. Irish Educational Studies, [Details]
2013 'School culture and curriculum change through the lens of student teachers on placement'
Gleeson, J. & O’Flaherty, J. (2013) 'School culture and curriculum change through the lens of student teachers on placement'. J. Vocational Education & Training, [Details]
2011 'Educating Engaged Citizens: Four Projects From Ireland'
O'Flaherty,J., Liddy, M., Tansey, L. & Roche, C. (2011) 'Educating Engaged Citizens: Four Projects From Ireland'. Education And Training, [DOI] [Details]
2010 'An examination of pre-service teacher education student's attitudes and experiences of including development education issues in post-primary schools'
McCormack, O; O'Flaherty, J (2010) 'An examination of pre-service teacher education student's attitudes and experiences of including development education issues in post-primary schools'. TEACHING AND TEACHER EDUCATION, 26 :1132-1139 [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2016 'An evaluation of the WAVE academy approach to reducing Post Tramatic Stress Disorder'
Corcoran, R.P., O'Flaherty, J., Morrissey, L., Ross, S.M., Cheung, A.C.K. (2016) 'An evaluation of the WAVE academy approach to reducing Post Tramatic Stress Disorder' Journal of Education and Social Policy, . [ULIR Link] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2017 EDULEARN17
O'Flaherty, J. and McDonagh, A. (2017) AN EXAMINATION OF PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS' ATTITUDES TOWARDS THE USE OF VIDEO AS A PROMPT FOR REFLECTION EDULEARN17 [Details]
2014 European Educational Research Association (EERA:ECER)
Ó Gallchóir, C., O'Flaherty, J. and Hinchion, C. (2014) Student teachers storying their professional identities: A content analysis European Educational Research Association (EERA:ECER) Porto, Portugal, [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2019 American Educational Research Association (AERA),
Marszalek, J. M., Nilsson, J., O'Flaherty, J., Ó Gallchóir, C. and Conway, P. F. (2019) Development of a Short Form of the Social Issues Advocacy Scale-2. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], American Educational Research Association (AERA), Toronto, Canada [Details]
2019 American Educational Research Association,
Corcoran, R.P., O'Flaherty, J. (2019) Longitudinal tracking of pre-service teachers’ emotion-regulation ability. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], American Educational Research Association, Toronto [Details]
2018 American Educational Research Association Annual Conference (AERA),
Corcoran, R.P. and O'Flaherty, J. (2018) Pre-Service Teacher Well-Being. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], American Educational Research Association Annual Conference (AERA), New York, USA [Details]
2018 American Educational Research Association,
Corcoran, R.P., O'Flaherty, J. (2018) Pre-Service Teacher Well-Being. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], American Educational Research Association, New York [Details]
2017 American Educational Research Association Annual Conference (AERA),
Corcoran, R.P. and O'Flaherty, J. (2017) Coping during Pre-Service Teacher Education: A Latent Growth Curve. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], American Educational Research Association Annual Conference (AERA), San Diego, USA [Details]
2015 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting,
Corcoran, R., O'Flaherty, J. (2015) Impact of Academic Achievement on Moral Reasoning Development among College Students. [Invited Oral Presentation], American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, USA [Details]
2014 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting,
Gleeson, J., O'Flaherty, J. (2014) Teachers’ Perceptions of Moral Education in Catholic-managed Secondary Schools in Australia and Ireland. [Oral Presentation], American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, USA [Details]
2011 NAIRTL Conference, Engaging Minds, NUIG,
Doyle, D., O'Flaherty, J. (2011) Making the case for moral development education. [Invited Oral Presentation], NAIRTL Conference, Engaging Minds, NUIG, Glaway, Ireland [Details]
2011 American Educational Research Association Annual Conference,
Doyle, E. & O'Flaherty, J. (2011) The Impact of Education Level and Type on Cognitive Moral Development. [Invited Oral Presentation], American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, USA [Details]
2010 American Education Research Association,
O'Flaherty, J., & Gleeson, J., (2010) (2010) Church and State in Education: Levels of Moral Reasoning among Irish university students. [Invited Oral Presentation], American Education Research Association, Denver, USA , 29-APR-10 - 04-MAY-10 [Details]
2010 NAIRTL / LIN annual Conference,
Doyle. E., & O'Flaherty J. (2010) The Impact of Education Level and Type on Cognitive Moral Development. [Invited Oral Presentation], NAIRTL / LIN annual Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 06-OCT-10 - 07-OCT-10 [Details]
2009 Irish Aid Sustainable Development Global Development Conference,
O'Flaherty, J., Liddy, M., Tansey, L., & Roche, C. (2009) (2009) Exploring the commonalities in Education for Sustainable Development, Moral Development, Service Learning and Civic Engagement. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Irish Aid Sustainable Development Global Development Conference, Limerick, Ireland [Details]
2007 Development Futures Conference,
O'Flaherty, J., & McCormack O., (2007) (2007) Group work won't stop them killing each other: A study of pre service teacher education students' experiences of and attitudes towards integration of development education into their teaching while on a 12-week teaching practice placement and the potential in their future careers. [Invited Oral Presentation], Development Futures Conference, Galway, Ireland [Details]
2006 Annual Conference of Educational Studies Association of Ireland,
Gleeson, J and O'Flaherty, J (2006) Moral development trends among university students. [Invited Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of Educational Studies Association of Ireland, Kilkenny, Ireland , 24-MAR-06 - 26-MAR-06 [Details]
2005 Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference,
O'Flaherty, J. & Gleeson, J. (2005) Levels of Moral Reasoning of Students in an Irish University. [Invited Oral Presentation], Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference, Kilkenny, Ireland [Details]
2004 Conference on Civic Education Research,
O'Flaherty, J., & Gleeson, J. (2004) Moral Reasoning of Students in an Irish University compared to their American peers. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Conference on Civic Education Research, Reno, USA [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2016 Exploring and Expressing the Characteristic Spirit of Publicly Managed Education and Training Board Schools.
Liddy, M., Liston, J., O'Flaherty, J. and McCormack, O. (2016) Exploring and Expressing the Characteristic Spirit of Publicly Managed Education and Training Board Schools. ETBI, Naas. [Details]
2013 Is it time to go back to the drawing board? The destinations of Leaving Certificate Applied students.
Gleeson, J., & O’Flaherty, J. (2013) Is it time to go back to the drawing board? The destinations of Leaving Certificate Applied students. Guideline, Guideline. [Details]
2013 Religion, Diversity and Publically Managed Schools in Ireland: Democracy, Empowerment and Student/Teacher Responsibility’.
O'Flaherty, J. McCormack, O. (2013) Religion, Diversity and Publically Managed Schools in Ireland: Democracy, Empowerment and Student/Teacher Responsibility’. ETBI, Naas. [Details]
2012 'Religion, Diversity and Publicly-managed Schools in Ireland.
O'Flaherty, J., McCormack, O. (2012) 'Religion, Diversity and Publicly-managed Schools in Ireland. ETBI, Naas. [Details]

Non Published Reports

  Year Publication
2009 Negative as a source of positive learning - The Use of Film in Development Education.
Liddy, M; O'Flaherty, J (2009) Negative as a source of positive learning - The Use of Film in Development Education. University of Liemrick: Non Published Reports [Details]
2007 Developmental Education Resource Pack.
Hogan, D; Liddy, M; O'Flaherty, J; McCormack, O (2007) Developmental Education Resource Pack. University of Liemrick: Non Published Reports [Details]

Teaching Interests

Objectives in teaching:
Personal Development
Teaching for understanding cognisant of differentiation
Developing pro-social behaviour
Incorporation of inclusivity and diversity
Promotion of assessment for learning