|Name||Dr. Elizabeth Dunphy|
|School||Language, Literacy & Early Childhood Education|
|Dr. Dunphy teaches and coordinates a range of early childhood education courses in her role as Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education. Prior to working in third-level she worked as a primary teacher for almost two decades. She has worked in co-operation with a number of external agencies including the Irish National Teachers Organisation; the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment; Department of Education and Science and the Dublin Institute of Technology. Liz served as Chairperson and Board Member of the Centre for Early Childhood Development and Education (2001-2008). There she was involved in Policy Development; Research Strategy Development; Recruitment; and Interagency Co-operation. She was closely involved with the development of Síolta, the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education, which was published by the Centre in 2006. She was Chairperson of the Expert Advisory Group which was established by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment to develop Aistear: The Framework for Early Learning. In 2014, Liz was responsible for the development of the Bachelor in Early Childhood Education, a new undergraduate programme which commenced in September 2015. This is a professional qualification which will prepare early childhood professionals to provide and lead high quality education and care provision for children in the age-range birth to six years in a range of early education settings.|
|Dr Dunphy’s research interests include curriculum, pedagogy and assessment and she has played a leading role in writing research reports to inform curriculum policy at national level. See Dunphy, E., Dooley, T., & Shiel, G. et. al (2014). Mathematics in Early Childhood and Primary Education (children aged 3-8 years). Volume 17: Definitions, theories, stages of development and progression. Desk-top review of research on mathematics education at early childhood and primary (children aged 3-8 years). Dublin, Ireland National Council for Curriculum and Assessment. Access online at www.ncca.ie
For the period 2016-2018 Dr Dunphy has been invited to chair the Primary Maths Curriculum Development Group, a group established by the NCCA to advise on the development of the Primary Mathematics Curriculum (Junior Infants to Second Class).
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