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Karen Bunyan MA (by reasearch) in Adult Education, BSc in Health and Leasue Studies

School/ Department:

Education and Lifelong Learning - Adult And Continuing Education

Room Name/ Num:

BL11 St Dominics

Campus:

College Street

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My Biography

Working in the Literacy Development Centre since 2008 as a lecturer on the Higher Certificate, BA and TEQ programmes.

Previously worked as a lecturer on the School of Education’s MA programmes.

Teaching

Teaching experience in the following areas:

  • Curriculum development and assessment
  • Practical teaching skills
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion in adult and further education
  • Nature of enquiry in adult and further education
  • Group work and facilitation skills
  • Philosophy of adult education
  • Research Methods
  • Health Literacy
  • Action Research

Publications

  1. Bunyan, K. (2008), ‘Guidelines for Teaching Chinese Students in Irish Classrooms: perspectives from Chinese teachers on teaching and learning in higher education’, Paper presented at the Learning Innovation Network (LIN) conference, Athlone
  2. Bunyan, K. & Jordan, A. (2005) ‘Too Late for the Learning: lessons from older learners', Journal of Research in Post-compulsory Education', Vol.10, No.2, pp.267-281
  3. Bunyan, K. & Jordan, A. (2005), ‘Active Citizenship and the Provision of Education for Older Learners in Ireland’. Paper presented at the Annual Forum for the Advancement of Continuing Education (FACE) Conference, University College Cork
  4. Bunyan, K. (2004), ‘Lifelong Learning for Older People: The University of the Third Age in Ireland’. Paper presented at the Universities Association for Continuing Education (UACE) Annual Conference, University of Glamorgan
  5. Bunyan, K. (2004), ‘Learning in Later Life: Age Diversity in an Access to Higher Education Course’. Paper presented at the All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE) Annual Conference, Trinity College Dublin
  6. Bunyan, K. (2003), ‘Access to Higher Education in the Third Age: the value of diversity’. Paper presented at the Annual Forum for the Advancement of Continuing Education (FACE) Conference, University of Stirling