Education and Lifelong Learning - Literacy Development Centre
BL11 St Dominics
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).
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)
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.
Strong professional collaboration with former colleagues in ETBs, ALOA and NALA.
Facilitator of workshops at NALA Conferences