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IRMSS 2016 CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

FRIDAY, 27th May 2016


PLENARY SESSION
GWYNEDD MERCY UNIVERSITY
3.00 pm 4.00 pm
Trends and Challenges in U.S. Educational Policy
SESSION FACILITATOR
DR. RAYMOND BANDLOW
Associate Professor and Director, Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership
Gwynedd Mercy University, Gwynedd Valley, PA USA
Venue: T.1.16 Tara Building

LIGHT REFRESHMENTS
4.00 pm 4.30 pm
Venue: Lobby Tara Building
CONCURRENT SESSION1 of 5
4.30 pm 5.30 pm
Colm Kelleher
Galway Institute of
Technology

Aoife Prendergast
Institute of Technology,
Blanchardstown, Dublin

Meaningfulness Matters:
Realising the Potential of
Theory Enhanced Assessment

Exploring Rigour in Praxis


Learning: Reviewing
Experiential Learning in
Practice Education

Venue: T.1.15
Chair: Tayo Adenusi
MIC Structured PhD
(Education) Researcher

Venue: T.1.16
Chair: Santhi Corcoran
MIC Structured PhD
(Education) Researcher

Dorothy Morrissey
Mary Immaculate College
Risk as Praxis

Venue: T.1.17
Chair: Sara Fitzgerald
MIC Structured PhD
(Education) Researcher

WELCOME RECEPTION and BOOK LAUNCH


5.30 pm 6.15 pm
Venue: Lobby Tara Building
BOOK LAUNCH
Dr Ailbhe Kenny, Communities of Musical Practice (London: Routledge, 2016)
Launched by Prof. Helen Phelan
Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick

CONFERENCE WELCOME
6.15 pm 6.45 pm
Venue: T.1.18
PROFESSOR TERESA ODOHERTY
Dean of Education,
Mary Immaculate College

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
6.45 pm 8.00 pm
Venue: T.1.18
Something at Stake: Encountering Troublesome Knowledge
in an Uncertain World
PROFESSOR RAY LAND
Professor of Higher Education, Durham University
&
Director of Durham Universitys Centre for Academic Practice
CHAIR: PROFESSOR JIM DEEGAN
Director, IRMSS
&
Head of Graduate School, Research and Graduate School,
Mary Immaculate College, Limerick

Saturday, 28th May 2016

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
9.00 am 10.00 am
Venue: T.1.18
Title Whats the point of stories? Investigating the hidden power of critical
ethnography
DR. STEPHEN OBRIEN
School of Education, University College Cork
PME, MEd and PhD Programmes

CONCURRENT SESSION2 of 5
10.00 am 11.00 pm

Denise Burns
Margaret Graham
University of Limerick Centre for Evaluation,
Quality & Inspection,
Dublin City University
Learning through
Reflexive
Narrative:
Stepping Towards
an Uncertain
Future

A Praxis of Document
Analysis as a Research
Method

Miriam
Hamilton
Mary Immaculate
College

Des Carswell
Mary Immaculate
College

How Does Curricular


Reform Re-Form
Praxis?:
Problematising
Junior Cycle Science
Reform in Ireland

TITLE TBC

Venue: T.1.15
Venue: T.1.17
Venue: T.1.16
Venue: T.1.18
Chair: Sinad McEnery Chair: Emma Moran
Chair: Brd Murphy
Chair: Marian Quinn
MIC Structured PhD
MIC Structured PhD
MIC Structured PhD
MIC Structured PhD
(Education) Researcher (Education) Researcher (Education) Researcher (Education) Researcher

BREAK
11.00 am 11.30 am
Venue: Lobby
CONCURRENT SESSION3 of 5
11.30 am 12.30 pm
Paul McLaughlin
University of Limerick

Mags Liddy
University of Limerick

Conchr Brolchin
Mary Immaculate College

Bullshit and Educational


Research

Praxis Arising from Overseas


Volunteering: The
Translation Dynamic of
Experience into Professional
Work

Minority Language
Immersion in Action: CaseStudy Evidence from Two
Infant Classrooms in
Irelands Gaeltacht areas

Venue: T.1.15
Chair: Sinad Ryan
MIC Structured PhD
(Education) Researcher

Venue: T.1.16
Chair: Tayo Adenusi
MIC Structured PhD
(Education) Researcher

Venue: T.1.17
Chair: Santhi Corcoran
MIC Structured PhD
(Education) Researcher

THREE MINUTE THESIS COMPETITION, MARY IMMACULATE COLLEGE


12.30 PM 1.00 PM
Venue: T.1.18
SESSION FACILITATOR
PROF. JIM DEEGAN

LUNCH
1.00pm 2.00pm
Venue: MIC Canteen

Music provided by St. Marys Prize Band


Fife and Drum Band, Mary Street, Limerick
Bandmaster: Derek Mulcahy,
MIC PhD (History)

CONCURRENT SESSION4 of 5
2.00 pm 3.00 pm
Fran Garry
Michael Finneran & Ailbhe Kenny
Irish World Academy of Music
Mary Immaculate College
& Dance, University of Limerick
The Potential of Praxis as an
Evidence Base in Qualitative
Arts Research

Researching Professional Praxis


in Arts Education within
Times of Programme and
Policy Change

Venue: T.1.15
Chair: Sara Fitzgerald
MIC Structured PhD
(Education) Researcher

Venue: T.1.16
Chair: Sinad McEnery
MIC Structured PhD
(Education) Researcher

Timothy Murphy
University of Limerick
Maximising Pre-Service
Educators Professional
Capabilities Responsive to
Policy Development
Imperatives: Exploring the
Potential of a TheoryPractice
Venue: T.1.17
Chair: Emma Moran
MIC Structured PhD
(Education) Researcher

BREAK
3.00 pm 3.30 pm
Venue: Lobby

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
3.30 pm - 4.30 pm
Venue: T.1.18
Assessing Praxis with Invalid Metrics: The Inappropriate Use of Standardized Achievement
Tests to Evaluate Teachers and Schools
PROFESSOR DAVID C. BERLINER
Professor Emeritus of Education, Arizona State University

MIC DOCUMENTARY FILM-MAKERS PROGRAMME


Shed Talks, 2015 (20 min). Directed by Dominic Taylor
Jamie, 2015 (22 min). Directed by Alison Dervan
4.30 pm - 5.30 pm
Venue: T.1.18

CONFERENCE BBQ
6 pm 8 pm
STRAND HOTEL LIMERICK

SUNDAY, 29th May 2016

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
9.30 am -10.30 am
Venue: T1.18 Tara Building
and the Word was made Flesh: The Somatic Turn in
Contemporary Praxis and Research
PROF HELEN PHELAN
Director, PhD in Arts Practice,
Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick

BREAK
10.30 am 11.00 am
Venue: Lobby
CONCURRENT SESSION5 of 5
11.00 am 12.00 pm
Silke Schmidt
Justus-LiebigUniversitt
Gieen

Pragmatic Reading:
Learning Praxis by
Reading Autobiography

Peter Druckers
Adventures of a
Bystander

Anne OByrne,
Dr. Fionnuala Tynan,
Dr. Kathleen Horgan
and Martin OConnor
Mary Immaculate
College
Parent Professional
Partnership

Teresa Shiels
University of
Limerick

The Lived Experience for


a Student with
Traumatic Brain Injury
in Third-Level Education

Venue: T1.18
Venue: T1.15
Venue: T1.17
Chair: Marian Quinn
Chair: Brd Murphy
Chair: Sinad Ryan
MIC Structured PhD
MIC Structured PhD
MIC Structured PhD
(Education) Researcher (Education) Researcher (Education) Researcher

Kate Dwyer
Mary Immaculate
College

A Study on the
Impact of a
Merger on the
Structure and
Processes of an
Irish Higher
Educational
Institute
Venue: T1.16
Chair: Ger Downes
MIC Research and
Graduate School

THREE MINUTE THESIS COMPETITION, GWYNEDD MERCY UNIVERSITY


12.00 pm 1.00 pm
Venue: T1.18 Tara Building
SESSION FACILITATOR
DR. RAYMOND BANDLOW
Associate Professor and Director, Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership
Gwynedd Mercy University, Gwynedd Valley, PA - USA

LUNCH
1 pm 2.00 pm
Venue: MIC Canteen
Keynote Presentation
2.00 pm 3.00 pm
Venue: T1.18 Tara Building
Belonging and Believing:
The Experience of Jewish and Muslim
School Communities in the UK
PROFESSOR MARIE PARKER JENKINS
Professor of Education,
Department of Education and Professional Studies,
University of Limerick
CONFERENCE CLOSING
3.00 pm 3.15 pm