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Dr. Brian Carroll

School Placement (Post Primary)

Contact

bcarroll@hiberniacollege.net

01 799 9276

Block B, Merrion Centre, Merrion Road, Dublin 4


Education

BSc
PhD


Department

School of Education

Biography

Brian is Head of School Placement (Post Primary) at Hibernia College. His research interests include Mathematics Education comprising the Teaching & Learning of Applications of Mathematics; Problem Solving; and Mathematical Modelling.  He is also interested in Teacher Education including Teacher Quality and Qualification and Continuous Professional Development.

Brian has extensive experience working at both second and third level. He taught Mathematics and Physical Education for 12 years. He lectured various Mathematics modules throughout his doctoral studies in the University of Limerick while he has lectured Subject Pedagogy (Mathematics Education) in University College Dublin. He has worked with the National Centre for STEM Education in the University of Limerick in many mathematics education initiatives, namely the professional development of ‘out of field’ mathematics teachers on the Professional Diploma in Mathematics for Teaching.  Brian has also been involved in the supervision and examination of M.Ed theses for Trinity College, Dublin. His research interests include Mathematics Education comprising the Teaching & Learning of Applications of Mathematics; Problem Solving; and Mathematical Modelling.  He is also interested in Teacher Education including Teacher Quality and Qualification and Continuous Professional Development.

Brian holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Physical Education and Mathematics and a Ph.D in Mathematics Education from University of Limerick.

Research Interests

Refereed Publications

  • Prendergast M., Breen C., Bray A., Faulkner F., Carroll B., Quinn D.  & Carr M., (2018) Investigating secondary students’ beliefs about mathematical problem-solving, International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, p1-16.

 

Other Publications

  • Carroll B., 2011, The Teaching and Learning of Applications in Mathematics Education, Resource & Research Guide, EPI-STEM, Limerick.

 

Abstracts/Communications/Posters:

  • “Applicable Mathematics in Senior-cycle Mathematics Education – Selected Results of an Irish research project”, paper presented at the 3rd National Conference on Research in Mathematics, St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Dublin. October, 2009.
  • “PhD Reports from the University of Limerick”, presented at the 2nd Conference of Higher Education Mathematics Education Community (HEMEC), University of Limerick, Limerick. September, 2009.
  • “The Teaching and Learning of Applications in Mathematics Education”, guest lecture for mathematics education lectures in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. February, 2010.
  • “An Investigation into the Teaching and Learning of Applications in Senior-cycle Mathematics in Ireland”, presentation for Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science & Industry (MACSI), University of Limerick, Limerick. February, 2010.
  • “Support for Applicable Mathematics – Selected Results of an Irish Research Project”, paper presented at the British Educational Research Association (BERA) Main Conference, University of Warwick, Warwick, England. August, 2010.
  • “Applications & Modelling in Mathematics Education”, guest lecture for mathematics education lectures in the University of Limerick, Limerick. October, 2010.
  • “Assessment for Learning”, guest lecture for the pilot schools of Project Maths Summer Workshop, August 2011.

 

Academic Presentations:

  • “Using Applications to Facilitate the Transition from Second-Level to University Mathematics”, poster presentation at the 1st Conference of Higher Education Mathematics Education Community (HEMEC), Loughborough University, Loughborough, England. September, 2008.
  • “Mathematics Teaching and Applications”, presentation at the 4th Conference on Mathematics Service Teaching, Limerick Institute of Technology, Limerick. May, 2009.
  • “Using GeoGebra to Facilitate the new Senior-Cycle Mathematics Curriculum in Ireland”, paper presented at the 1st International GeoGebra Conference, RISC, Hagenberg, Austria. July, 2009.
  • “An Investigation into Using Applications to Facilitate the Transition from 2nd-Level to University Mathematics”, paper presented at the British Educational Research Association BERA Student Conference, University of Manchester, Manchester, England. September, 2009.