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Ms. Eilish Dunworth

Title:

Lecturer

School/ Department:

Education and Lifelong Learning - Literacy Development Centre

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BL11 St Dominics

Campus:

College Street

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My Biography

I have been working in adult literacy since 2003, first as a voluntary tutor, then as a resource worker and an Adult Literacy Organiser with Cork ETB.  I joined the Literacy Development Centre in WIT in 2013 as a lecturer on the Higher Cert in Literacy Development.  The new programme, Higher Cert in Adult and Further Education, came on stream in 2015 and I am the course leader for this and the original literacy programme. 

My qualifications include: MA in Management in Education (2011); BA in Adult Education (2007); BScPsych (Hons) (2003).

Research

Case Study research with literacy practitioners across Ireland, in collaboration with NALA:

Adult Literacy and Numeracy in Action: six case studies of practice work in Ireland (2013)

Meeting the challenge: strategies for motivating learners in adult education in Ireland (2016)

Teaching

Higher Cert modules: Introduction to Study Skills and Academic Writing; Developing Literacies 1; Developing Literacies 2; Counselling Issues in Adult Literacy; Training for Tutor Trainers; Psychology of Adult Education; Practical Teaching Skills; Integrating Literacy; Groupwork.

Certificate in Teaching and Training Strategies (Special Purpose Award)

BA in Adult Education: Practical Teaching Skills 2,

BA (Hons) in Adult and Further Education modules – Pedagogy 3

Post-graduate Diploma in Further Education and Training – Foundations of Effective Teaching in Further Education and Training.

Professional

Strong professional collaboration with former colleagues in ETBs, ALOA and NALA.

Facilitator of workshops at NALA Conferences