Name Dr. Siún Nic Mhuirí
School STEM Education, Innovation & Global Studies
Biography Dr. Siún Nic Mhuirí is a lecturer in the Institute of Education, St. Patrick’s campus, where she specialises in Mathematics Education. She is involved in the planning and teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and in the supervision of Masters theses. She completed her Masters degree in mathematics at NUI, Galway before obtaining her PGCE at the University of Exeter, UK. The majority of her primary teaching experience was in designated disadvantaged schools and she has worked with the Maths Recovery and Ready, Set, Go – Maths programmes. She completed her PhD under the supervision of Dr Dolores Corcoran in St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra. This research was centred on a teaching experiment she carried out at fifth class level and was titled ‘Does it go without saying? Mathematical Thinking in Whole Class Discourse.’ She has presented her work at a range of international conferences including the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME) in Vancouver and the International Congress on Mathematic Education (ICME) in Hamburg. She was a contributing author to the NCCA desktop review of research on mathematics education at early-childhood and primary levels. She is on the steering group of CREATE21 centre.
Siún’s research interests include mathematics classroom practices; Dialogic teaching and the role of talk in mathematical thinking and problem solving; Teacher research and reflective practice; Lesson Study as a means of professional development; Mathematical subject knowledge of prospective teachers. She is on the steering group of CREATE21 centre.
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