Dr. Raymond Lynch

Dr. Raymond Lynch
Lecturer And EHS Dean Academic Affairs
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Raymond Lynch

Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs

 
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Biography

Ray is a qualified technology teacher who has worked in initial teacher education since 2006. He has been lecturing on pre-service teacher education programme since 2009 and joined the School of Education  2012. His Ph.D. studies looked at student interests and their impact on undergraduate student performance and retention. Ray is currently conducting research into two complimentary areas; first he is looking at how presage variables develop with particular focus on the perceived link between self-efficacy and the crystallisation of interests, and second he is looking at how such variables can help advance teaching and learning strategies.

Research interests:  

  • Student interests and self-efficacy
  • Problem and project based learning
  • Task difficulty and task valence
  • Student-course alignment

Research Interests

  • Student interests, self-efficacy and metacognition
  • Problem and project based learning
  • Task difficulty and task valence
  • Student-course alignment  

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2014 'Teacher Internship in Ireland: Current challenges and opportunities'
Lynch, R. and Mannix McNamara, P. (2014) 'Teacher Internship in Ireland: Current challenges and opportunities' In: Practical Knowledge in Teacher Education: Approaches to Teacher Internship Programmes. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. [Details]
2011 'A review of the nature, provision, and progression of graphical education in Ireland'
Seery, N; Lynch, R; Dunbar, R (2011) 'A review of the nature, provision, and progression of graphical education in Ireland' In: IDATER Online Conference: Graphicacy and Modelling. Loughborough: Loughborough Design School. [Details]
2010 'Differences in the Epistemological Beliefs of Postgraduate Pre-Service Teachers'
Lynch, R (2010) 'Differences in the Epistemological Beliefs of Postgraduate Pre-Service Teachers' In: IDATER Online Conference: Graphicacy and Modelling. Loughborough: Loughborough Design School. [Details]
2011 'Employing technology to facilitate empowered and critical learning for pre-service teachers'
McNamara, P. M.; Lynch, R (2011) 'Employing technology to facilitate empowered and critical learning for pre-service teachers' In: Education in a technological world: communicating current and emerging research and technological efforts. Badajoz, Spain: Formatex Research Center. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2019 'Difficulty and self-efficacy: An exploratory study'
Power J.;Lynch R.;McGarr O. (2019) 'Difficulty and self-efficacy: An exploratory study'. British Journal Of Educational Technology, [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Exploring the Use of Electroencephalography to Gather Objective Evidence of Cognitive Processing During Problem Solving'
Delahunty, T,Seery, N,Lynch, R (2018) 'Exploring the Use of Electroencephalography to Gather Objective Evidence of Cognitive Processing During Problem Solving'. Journal Of Science Education And Technology, 27 :114-130 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Problematizing Spatial Literacy within the School Curriculum'
Lane, D., Lynch, R., McGarr, O. (2018) 'Problematizing Spatial Literacy within the School Curriculum'. International Journal Of Technology And Design Education, [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2013 'Investigating student teachers' approach to solving applied analytical graphical problems'
Delahunty T.;Seery N.;Lynch R.;Lane D. (2013) 'Investigating student teachers' approach to solving applied analytical graphical problems'. Engineering Design Graphics Journal, 77 (1):5-22 [Details]
2011 'Second level education and the decline in popularity of engineering within an irish context'
Lynch R.;Walsh M. (2011) 'Second level education and the decline in popularity of engineering within an irish context'. International Journal Of Engineering Education, 27 (2):411-421 [Details]
2008 'Design of a novel diagnostic tool for student performance in engineering degree courses'
Lynch R.;Seery N.;Gordon S. (2008) 'Design of a novel diagnostic tool for student performance in engineering degree courses'. International Journal Of Engineering Education, 24 (6):1103-1110 [Details]
2017 'Towards an Understanding of Interest Development: Challenges and Opportunities for Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools'
Lynch, R (2017) 'Towards an Understanding of Interest Development: Challenges and Opportunities for Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools'. Journal Of Psychologists And Counsellors In Schools, 27 :208-221 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Exploring the position of curriculum studies across the continuum of teacher education in Ireland'
Lynch, R,McCormack, O,Hennessy, J (2017) 'Exploring the position of curriculum studies across the continuum of teacher education in Ireland'. Irish Educational Studies, 36 :439-456 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Learning to earn? The role of performance grades in higher education'
Lynch, R,Hennessy, J (2017) 'Learning to earn? The role of performance grades in higher education'. Studies In Higher Education, 42 :1750-1763 [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Pre-service teachers' experience of and attitudes to teaching SPHE in Ireland'
Mannix McNamara, P., Moynihan, S., Jourdan, D. and Lynch, R. (2012) 'Pre-service teachers' experience of and attitudes to teaching SPHE in Ireland'. Health Education, 112 (3):199-216 [Details]
2016 'I chose to become a teacher because. Exploring the factors influencing teaching choice amongst pre-service teachers in Ireland'
Hennessy, J,Lynch, R (2016) 'I chose to become a teacher because. Exploring the factors influencing teaching choice amongst pre-service teachers in Ireland'. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 45 :106-125 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
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'. International Journal Of Technology And Design Education, 27 :51-62 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
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'. Educational Policy, 30 :721-739 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2013 'The impact of task difficulty and performance scores on student engagement and progression'
Lynch, R,Patten, JV,Hennessy, J (2013) 'The impact of task difficulty and performance scores on student engagement and progression'. Educational Research, 55 :291-303 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2013 'Acknowledging teacher professionalism in Ireland: the case for a Chartered Teacher initiative'
Lynch, R,Hennessy, J,Gleeson, J (2013) 'Acknowledging teacher professionalism in Ireland: the case for a Chartered Teacher initiative'. Irish Educational Studies, 32 :493-510 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2013 'Investigating student teacher's approach to solving applied analytical graphical problems'
Delahunty, T; Seery, N; Lynch, R; Lane, D; (2013) 'Investigating student teacher's approach to solving applied analytical graphical problems'. Engineering Design Graphics Journal, 77 (1):6-22 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2015 'Plastic people in pinstripe suits: an exploration of the views of Irish parents on the publication of school league tables'
McCormack, O,Lynch, R,Hennessy, J (2015) 'Plastic people in pinstripe suits: an exploration of the views of Irish parents on the publication of school league tables'. Educational Studies, 41 :513-533 [DOI] [Details]
2008 'Design of a Novel Diagnostic Tool for Student Performance in Engineering Degree Courses'
Lynch, R; Seery, N; Gordon, S (2008) 'Design of a Novel Diagnostic Tool for Student Performance in Engineering Degree Courses'. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING EDUCATION, 24 (6):1103-1110 [Details]
2011 'Second Level Education and the Decline in Popularity of Engineering within an Irish Context'
Lynch, R; Walsh, M (2011) 'Second Level Education and the Decline in Popularity of Engineering within an Irish Context'. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING EDUCATION, 27 (2):411-421 [Details]
2011 'Student interests and undergraduate performance: the importance of student-course alignment'
Lynch, R; Seery, N; Gordon, S (2011) 'Student interests and undergraduate performance: the importance of student-course alignment'. Irish Educational Studies, 30 :345-363 [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Promoting Deep Learning in a Teacher Education Programme through Self- and Peer- Assessment and Feedback'
Lynch, R; Seery, N; McNamara, P. M (2012) 'Promoting Deep Learning in a Teacher Education Programme through Self- and Peer- Assessment and Feedback'. European Journal Of Teacher Education, 35 (2):179-197 [DOI] [Details]
2012 'An Evaluation of Assessment for Graphical Education at Junior Cycle in the Irish System'
Delahunty, T; Seery, N; Lynch, R; (2012) 'An Evaluation of Assessment for Graphical Education at Junior Cycle in the Irish System'. Design And Technology Education: An International Journal, 17 (2):9-20 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2012 'Promoting deep learning in a teacher education programme through self- and peer-assessment and feedback'
Lynch, R., Mannix McNamara, P. and Seery, N. (2012) 'Promoting deep learning in a teacher education programme through self- and peer-assessment and feedback'. European Journal Of Teacher Education, 35 :179-197 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2012 'The experiences of and attitudes of undergraduate students towards the teaching of Social, Personal and Health Education'
Mannix McNamara, P. Moynihan, S., Jourdan, D. and Lynch, R. (2012) 'The experiences of and attitudes of undergraduate students towards the teaching of Social, Personal and Health Education'. Health Education, 112 (3):199-216 [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2009 'New Approach in Identifying Student Potential'
Lynch, R; Gordon, S; Seery, N (2009) 'New Approach in Identifying Student Potential' Research Works, . [Details]
2010 'Are we educating our students out of engineering?'
Lynch, R; Walsh, M (2010) 'Are we educating our students out of engineering?' The Engineers Journal, 64 (10) :373-376. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2017 Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education: Building Community: Design Education for a Sustainable Future, E and PDE 2017
Kiernan L.;Ledwith A.;Lynch R. (2017) How design education can support collaboration in teams Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education: Building Community: Design Education for a Sustainable Future, E and PDE 2017 , pp.14-19 [Details]
2017 BUILDING COMMUNITY: DESIGN EDUCATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
Kiernan, L;Ledwith, A;Lynch, R (2017) HOW DESIGN EDUCATION CAN SUPPORT COLLABORATION IN TEAMS BUILDING COMMUNITY: DESIGN EDUCATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE , pp.14-19 [Details]
2015 6th Research in Engineering Education Symposium: Translating Research into Practice, REES 2015
Delahunty T.;Seery N.;Lynch R. (2015) Spatial skills and success in problem solving within engineering education 6th Research in Engineering Education Symposium: Translating Research into Practice, REES 2015 [Details]
2013 HEA Conference: How Equal? Access to Higher Education in Ireland
Gill, P., Lynch, R. & McGarr, O. (2013) Challenging questions on a redefinition of ‘successful participation’ for non-traditional 40 HEA Conference: How Equal? Access to Higher Education in Ireland Dublin, , pp.40-46 [Details]
2013 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
Delahunty T.;Seery N.;Lynch R.;Lane D. (2013) An exploratory study of students' approaches to generating, maintaining and communicating visual-mental images ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings [Details]
2012 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
Delahunty T.;Seery N.;Lynch R.;Lane D. (2012) Investigating student teachers' approach to solving applied analytical graphical problems ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings [Details]
2012 INVESTIGATING STUDENT TEACHERS' APPROACH TO SOLVING APPLIED ANALYTICAL GRAPHICAL PROBLEMS
Delahunty, T,Seery, N,Lynch, R,Lane, D, (2012) 2012 ASEE ANNUAL CONFERENCE INVESTIGATING STUDENT TEACHERS' APPROACH TO SOLVING APPLIED ANALYTICAL GRAPHICAL PROBLEMS [Details]
2014 Considering cognitive load as a key element in instructional design for developing graphical capability
Delahunty, T,Seery, N,Lynch, R,Lane, D, (2014) 2014 ASEE ANNUAL CONFERENCE Considering cognitive load as a key element in instructional design for developing graphical capability [Details]
2014 Graphics within Initial Technology Teacher Education: A Snapshot of Ireland and USA
Lane, D,Branoff, TJ,Lynch, R, (2014) 2014 ASEE ANNUAL CONFERENCE Graphics within Initial Technology Teacher Education: A Snapshot of Ireland and USA [Details]
2015 INVESTIGATING STUDENT TEACHERS' APPROACH TO SOLVING APPLIED ANALYTICAL GRAPHICAL PROBLEMS
Delahunty, T,Seery, N,Lynch, R,Lane, D, (2015) 2015 IEEE CONFERENCE ON COMPUTER VISION AND PATTERN RECOGNITION (CVPR) INVESTIGATING STUDENT TEACHERS' APPROACH TO SOLVING APPLIED ANALYTICAL GRAPHICAL PROBLEMS [Details]
2013 An exploratory study of students' approaches to generating, maintaining and communicating visual-mental images
Delahunty, T,Seery, N,Lynch, R,Lane, D, (2013) 2013 ASEE ANNUAL CONFERENCE An exploratory study of students' approaches to generating, maintaining and communicating visual-mental images [Details]
2007 International Symposium for Engineering Education
Lynch, R., Gordon,S.,Seery,N. (2007) An evaluation of the CDIO approach to engineering education International Symposium for Engineering Education , 01-JAN-07 [Details]
2008 Proceeding of CIRP International Manufacturing Engineering Education Conference
Lynch,R.,Gordon,S., Seery,N. (2008) Invariant Influences on Student Uptake, Learning Outcomes, and Retention in Engineering Undergraduate Programmes Proceeding of CIRP International Manufacturing Engineering Education Conference , 25-OCT-08 - 27-OCT-08 [Details]
2008 3RD Inter-Institutional Retention Colloquium
Lynch, R., N. Seery, and S. Gordon (2008) Prior Learning combined with Holland¿s Interest inventory as a predictor of Future Success for Engineering Students . In: Prof S. Moore Prof M. Yorke eds. 3RD Inter-Institutional Retention Colloquium , 26-SEP-08 - 27-SEP-08 , pp.34-43 [Details]
2008 CIRP International Manufacturing Engineering Education Conference
Raymond Lynch, N. Seery, and S. Gordon. (2008) Invariant Influences on Student Uptake, Learning Outcomes, and Retention in Engineering Undergraduate Programmes . In: Prof. A. Bernard Prof. W. ElMaraghy eds. CIRP International Manufacturing Engineering Education Conference , 27-OCT-08 - 29-OCT-08 , pp.26-37 [Details]
2012 Annual Conference for the American Society of Engineering Education
Delahunty, T; Seery, N; Lynch, R; Lane, D (2012) Investigating Student Teachers’ Approach to Solving Applied Analytical Graphical Problems Annual Conference for the American Society of Engineering Education San Antonio, TX, [Details]
2013 Annual Conference for the American Society of Engineering Education
Delahunty, T; Seery, N; Lynch, R; Lane, D (2013) An exploratory study of students’ approaches to generating, maintaining and communicating visual-mental images Annual Conference for the American Society of Engineering Education Atlanta, GA, [ULIR Link] [Details]
2015 Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI)
Devitt, B; Lynch, R; Seery, N; (2015) An exploration of Irish post primary teachers’ psychological well-being and perceived stress levels Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) [Details]
2015 Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI)
McCormack, O; Lynch, R; Hennessy, J (2015) Exploring the views of Irish parents on the publication of school league tables Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) [Details]
3RD Inter-Institutional Retention Colloquium; New Perspectives on Retention in Further and Higher Education
Lynch,R.,Gordon,S.,Seery,N. Prior Learning combined with Holland¿s Interest inventory as a predictor of Future Success for Engineering Students 3RD Inter-Institutional Retention Colloquium; New Perspectives on Retention in Further and Higher Education [Details]
2007 International Symposium for Engineering Education
Lynch, R; Seery, N; Gordon, S (2007) An evaluation of the CDIO approach to engineering education International Symposium for Engineering Education Dublin City University, , 17-SEP-07 - 19-SEP-07 , pp.13-23 [Details]
2008 CIRP International Manufacturing Engineering Education Conference
Lynch, R; Gordon, S; Seery, N (2008) Invariant Influences on Student Uptake, Learning Outcomes, and Retention in Engineering Undergraduate Programmes CIRP International Manufacturing Engineering Education Conference Nante, , 27-OCT-08 - 29-OCT-08 [Details]
2008 3RD Inter-Institutional Retention Colloquium; New Perspectives on Retention in Further and Higher Education
Lynch, R; Seery, N; Gordon, S (2008) Prior Learning combined with Holland’s Interest inventory as a predictor of Future Success for Engineering Student 3RD Inter-Institutional Retention Colloquium; New Perspectives on Retention in Further and Higher Education Limerick City, , 26-SEP-08 - 27-SEP-08 [Details]
2010 3rd International Symposium for Engineering Education
Lynch, R; Gordon, S; Seery, N (2010) The Formative Value of Peer Feedback in Project Based Assessment . In: Byrne, E P eds. 3rd International Symposium for Engineering Education University College Cork, , 30-JUN-09 - 02-JUL-10 , pp.503-512 [Details]

Article

  Year Publication
2019 Comparing the dialogue of experts and novices in interdisciplinary teams to inform design education.
Kiernan L.;Ledwith A.;Lynch R. (2019) Comparing the dialogue of experts and novices in interdisciplinary teams to inform design education. Article [DOI] [Details]
2018 Straddling the marshy divide: exploring pre-service teachers¿ attitudes towards teacher research.
Hennessy J.;Lynch R. (2018) Straddling the marshy divide: exploring pre-service teachers¿ attitudes towards teacher research. Article [DOI] [Details]
2018 Exploring the relationship between homework task difficulty, student engagement and performance.
Lynch R.;Hurley A.;Cumiskey O.;Nolan B.;McGlynn B. (2018) Exploring the relationship between homework task difficulty, student engagement and performance. Article [DOI] [Details]
2018 Problematizing spatial literacy within the school curriculum.
Lane D.;Lynch R.;McGarr O. (2018) Problematizing spatial literacy within the school curriculum. Article [DOI] [Details]