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Dr. Carol-Ann O'Síoráin

Lecturer in Education

Contact

caosiorain@hiberniacollege.net

01 661 0168

Block B, Merrion Centre, Merrion Road, Dublin 4.


Education

BA
MEd
PhD
HDip


Department

School of Education

Biography

Carol-Ann is a lecturer in education in the School of Education, Hibernia College, Ireland. Carol-Ann’s research interests are in the areas of special and inclusive pedagogy, supporting learners with intellectual disabilities, the voice and role of parents in education, and the role of play and playfulness in advancing communication and access to learning.  Carol-Ann has held many roles in relation to Special Education and Early Childhood, notably as advisor to government initiatives and a President of the Irish Association of Teachers in Special Education. She is actively engaged in the Inclusion in Education and Society Research (IES) Group in the School of Education Trinity College, Dublin. She is a founding member of the Researching Early Childhood Education Collaborative (RECEC) with Professor Nóirín Hayes.

Research Interests

Publications

Conference Papers and Published Abstracts

  • O’ Síoráin, C. A., Twomey, M., Shevlin, M., & McGuckin, C. (2019) We’re All in This Together: Family System Theory and Communication. Autism-Europe 12th International Congress. A New Dynamic for Change and Inclusion, Nice, France, 13th September 2019
  • O’ Síoráin, C. A (2019) Inclusion at the Risk of Exclusion in a Modern School System. European Education Research Association (ECER, 2019). Education in an Era of Risk-the role of Educational Research for the Future. Hamburg, Germany, 3rd September 2019
  • O’ Síoráin, C. A. (2019) The Art of Teaching or a Package Approach? The World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD, 2019), Glasgow, 6th August 2019
  • O’ Síoráin, C. A. & Hennessy N. (2019) Inclusive Pedagogy, and Inclusive Thinking in Development Education: What food cultures are we aware of? UBUNTU Symposium, St. Angela’s College, Sligo. 30th January 2019
  • Twomey, M., O’ Síoráin, C. A., McCarthy, P., Quirke, M. & McGuckin, C.  (2019) Transitions: the Bubble under the Carpet? Change, Transitions and Inclusion. Educational Studies Association of Ireland: Conference 2019: Education in Times of Change, Choice and Challenge, St. Angela’s College and Radisson Blu Hotel, Sligo, County Sligo, Ireland, 11th – 13th April, 2019. 
  • O’ Síoráin, C. A. & Shevlin, M. (2019). Transitioning quality of provision through quality learner profiles. Educational Studies Association of Ireland: Conference 2019: Education in Times of Change, Choice and Challenge, St. Angela’s College and Radisson Blu Hotel, Sligo, County Sligo, Ireland, 11th – 13th April, 2019.
  • O’ Síoráin, C. A. & Twomey, M. (2019). Challenging the inclusion debate: Autism provision in times of change. Educational Studies Association of Ireland: Conference 2019: Education in Times of Change, Choice and Challenge, St. Angela’s College and Radisson Blu Hotel, Sligo, County Sligo, Ireland, 11th – 13th April, 2019.
  • O’Síoráin, C. A. (2018). Inclusion and the architecture of exclusion. European Conference of Educational Research (ECER) 2018 “Inclusion and Exclusion, Resources for Educational Research”, The Free University Bozen-Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy, 3rd – 4th September, 2018.
  • O’Síoráin, C. A. (2018) University College Dublin and the Children’s Research Network PhD Symposium 2018: Literacy is the Key: Parent voice on the topic of literacy for children with autism.
  • O’Síoráin, C. A. (2018) Irish Association of Teachers in Special Education (IATSE) 2018: Inclusive Education for Children with Autism: A question of ethical practice? Thirtieth Annual Conference of the Irish Association of Teachers in Special Education (IATSE): Thinking Inclusively, Acting Inclusively and Planning Inclusively. Dublin City University, St Patrick’s Campus, Drumcondra, Dublin 9, County Dublin, Ireland, 25th – 26th May, 2018
  • O’Síoráin, C. A. (2018) Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) 2018: Putting the talk into teaching: Parents as public intellectuals in the education of their children with autism.
  • O’Síoráin, C. A. (2018) Invited presenter: Research Seminar Series, School of Education, Trinity College Dublin 2018: The Jargon of Research: That’s Another Fine Mess You’ve Got Me Into!
  • O’Síoráin, C. A. (2018) St. Angela’s Lunch-time Seminar Series 2018: Education or Containment? Is Inclusive education an ethical sinkhole
  • O’Síoráin, C. A. (2017) European Conference on Education Research 2017: Literacy is Unlocking the World for Him: The Active role of parents in the education of children with autism
  • O’Síoráin, C. A. (2017) Northampton Autism Conference 2017, Northampton University UK: Matriarchal Leadership: Listening to the Voices of Mothers
  • O’Síoráin, C. A. (2017) Postgraduate Research Conference 2017, Trinity College Dublin: Video presentation and abstract “Policy and Practice the Gaps in Inclusive Education”
  • O’Síoráin, C. A., & Prendergast, M. (2017) Irish Association of Teachers in Special Education (IATSE) International Conference 2017, Dublin: 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome: Mathematics and Being Numerate: an integral part of the all-Ireland National Longitudinal Study of 22q
  • O’Siorain, C. A., Twomey, M., Shevlin, M., & Mc Guckin, C (2017) Education Studies Association of Ireland 2017, Cork: Policy and Practice the Gaps in Inclusive Education

 

Book chapters

  • O’Síoráin, C. A., Twomey, M., Shevlin, M., & Mc Guckin, C. (2018). Doing things right or doing the right things: The case of inclusion in the Republic of Ireland. In D. Griffiths & J. Ryan (Eds.), Case studies of inclusive educators & leaders (pp.tbc-tbc) Canada: Word & Deed Publishing. (ISBN-10: 0991862635, ISBN-13: 978-0991862634).

 

Research Papers

  • O’Síoráin, C. A., Shevlin, M. & McGuckin, C. (2018) Discovering gems: Authentic listening to the voice of experience in teaching pupils with autism. Education Matters.
  • O’Síoráin, C. A. (2016). Where are we going? Looking for a road map in supporting literacy development for children with autism.  Better outcomes for children: Are we there yet? Children’s Research Digest. Special Conference Issue, 3(1) 43-49.