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Ms. Anne Daly Walsh

Title:

Lecturer

School/ Department:

School of Science & Computing - Dept Computing & Mathematics

Telephone:

+353 0 545530

Room Name/ Num:

F24B 1977 - Business Building

Campus:

Main Campus

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My Biography

Masters in Information and Communication Technology in Education, Title: An investigation into whether ICT can promote critical thinking in mathematics by enhancing mathematical understanding and logical thinking (applicable to mathematics teaching at second level), ICT: visual programming, Web Design, Databases, Networking, Research in ICT in Education

Second class honours grade 1(GPA 3.38), University of Limerick, 2005

Higher Diploma in Computers in Education, Second Class Honours Grade 2, Trinity College Dublin, 1982

Higher Diploma in Education, Second Class Honours, National University of Ireland Galway (UCG), Galway, 1980
B.Sc. in Science, Mathematics and Chemistry, Pass, National University of Ireland Galway (UCG), Galway, 1979

Research

For my masters degree my thesis title was: 

 'An investigation into whether ICT can promote critical thinking in mathematics by enhancing mathematical understanding and logical thinking' and this research is applicable to mathematics teaching at second level. 

My main area of interest at the present time is in mathematics education. Identifying the gap in what is required at H.E. and what is acquired at 2nd level mathematics is of particular interest to me.

Teaching

Waterford Institute of Technology

2005 – present

Lectured in mathematics in Computing & Mathematics and Science departments.

Lectured in Computer Applications (advanced spreadsheets, Project Management and System Development) in the department of Computing & Mathematics

Tutored in learning support in WIT.

Was engaged in course development work within the Computing & Mathematics  and Science departments.

Was engaged in, and led, the development of a new degree in Computing with Psychology

1999 – 2004

Lectured in mathematics in Computing & Mathematics and Science departments and Engineering departments.

Lectured in Computer Applications (advanced spreadsheets) in the department of Computing & Mathematics department

Was engaged in course development work within the Computing & Mathematics  and Science departments.

Tipperary Institute

2004 – 2005               

Lectured in Mathematics and Computer Applications to first year students in the Sustainable Rural Development department

Oscail, Dublin City University

2001 – 2002   

Had responsibility for tutoring guiding and directing students in first year Management Science - a distance learning course for a Degree/Diploma in Information Technology

Institute of Technology Tallaght, Dublin

1997 – 1999               

Lectured in mathematics to first year engineering students-they were part-time mature students.

Stratford College, Rathgar, Dublin

1980 – 1997               

Taught Mathematics from first year to higher level Leaving Certificate and Chemistry to higher level Leaving Certificate and Science to Junior Certificate to higher level.

Professional Development

I continue to engage with appropriate courses within the college for my professional development eg Practical Pedagogy module.

I attend conferences and workshops from time to time that I find invaluable such as:

Mathematics service teaching workshop-Tallaght IT

The 3rd Irish Symposium for Undergraduate Mathematics Education-NUIG
The 3rd Maths Service Teaching Conference –WIT

The 7th Annual Conference in Mathematics and Statistics Service Teaching and Learning-NUI Maynooth

The 8th Annual Irish Workshop on Mathematics Learning and Support Centres-Queens University, Belfast