Mary Roche

Mary Roche

Mary Roche Dip Ed MA PhD: a former primary teacher, Mary lectured in primary English in MIC, and on Action Research in UCC, and now lectures in education in St Patrick’s College Thurles. Her publications include Developing Children’s Critical Thinking through Picturebooks (Routledge 2015, highly commended Academic Book Award UKLA 2015). She co-authored Learning Communities in Educational Partnerships. (Bloomsbury 2017 forthcoming); Introducing Critical Reflection and Action for Teacher Researchers. (Routledge 2016 forthcoming); Enhancing Practice through Classroom Research (Routledge 2012). Recent papers include:  Roche, M. (2014) Developing Researcherly Dispositions in an Initial Teacher Education Context: Successes and Dilemmas. (International Journal for Transformative Research 1 (1); Roche, M. (2011) Creating a Dialogical and Critical Classroom: reflection and action to improve practice. Educational Action Research Journal 19 (3) 327-43. She has developed ideas on dialogical pedagogy for NCCA, Ireland and has engaged in commissioned research on Teacher CPD for Teaching Council, Ireland.

Developing Children’s Critical Thinking through Picturebooks

Waterloo Hall

A multimedia presentation on how teachers and parents can use picturebooks for developing children’s critical literacy, oral language and comprehension.

Primary Professional learning