M.A., M.Sc., Ph.D

Contact Details

Lecturer and Director of School Placement
Education
CIMRU, Nun's Island
Galway

T: +353 (0)91 49 3873
E: manuela.heinz@nuigalway.ie
W: LinkedIn. http://lnkd.in/btEAR5Q
 
researcher

Biography

Graduate of Dresden University of Technology (M.A. & PME), Edinburgh University (M.Sc.) and National University of Ireland Galway (Ph.D.)
Lecturer in educational theory and practice, quantitative and mixed-methods research methodologies, action and practitioner research
Published researcher in initial and continuing teacher education policy and practice
Director of school placement initiating and developing school-university partnerships and leading development and implementation of policies and practices of school placements for student teachers
Over ten years experience as m
odern languages teacher at primary, secondary and third level (state funded and private schools and colleges) before taking up current position

Research Interests

diversity in initial teacher education, teacher motivations, teacher professional development, school university partnerships, teacher practitioner research, social inclusion of children with migrant backgrounds

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
Diversity in Initial Teacher Education, Irish Research Council, RPG2013-1 02-DEC-13
MILLENIUM FUND MANUELA HEINZ 01-DEC-12 01-JAN-16

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2017) 'Sexualities of initial teacher education applicants in the Republic of Ireland: Addressing the hidden dimension of diversity in teaching'
Heinz, M., Keane, E. & Davison, K. (2017) 'Sexualities of initial teacher education applicants in the Republic of Ireland: Addressing the hidden dimension of diversity in teaching'. Journal of Education for Teaching, 43 (1):99-116 [Details]
(2017) 'Walk Little, Look Lots: Tuning into Teachers’ Action Research Rhythm'
Eberhardt, A. & Heinz, M. (2017) 'Walk Little, Look Lots: Tuning into Teachers’ Action Research Rhythm'. Studying Teacher Education, 13 (1):36-51 [Details]
(2016) 'Excavating an Injustice? Nationality/ies, Ethnicity/ies, and Experiences with Diversity of Initial Teacher Education Applicants and Entrants in Ireland in 2014'
Keane, E. & Heinz, M. (2016) 'Excavating an Injustice? Nationality/ies, Ethnicity/ies, and Experiences with Diversity of Initial Teacher Education Applicants and Entrants in Ireland in 2014'. European Journal Of Teacher Education, [Details]
(2016) 'Using Comment Only Marking in a Mathematics Classroom in the Republic of Ireland: Experience and Learning of a Student Teacher'
O'Mahoney, K & Heinz, M. (2016) 'Using Comment Only Marking in a Mathematics Classroom in the Republic of Ireland: Experience and Learning of a Student Teacher'. Journal of Teacher Action Research, 2 (2):58-69 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2015) 'Diversity in Initial Teacher Education (DITE) in Ireland: The Socio-demographic Backgrounds of Postgraduate Post-primary Entrants in 2013 & 2014'
Keane, E., Heinz, M. (2015) 'Diversity in Initial Teacher Education (DITE) in Ireland: The Socio-demographic Backgrounds of Postgraduate Post-primary Entrants in 2013 & 2014'. Irish Educational Studies, 34 (3):281-301 [Details]
(2015) 'Why choose teaching? An international review of empirical studies exploring student teachers’ career motivations and levels of commitment to teaching'
Heinz, M. (2015) 'Why choose teaching? An international review of empirical studies exploring student teachers’ career motivations and levels of commitment to teaching'. Educational Research and Evaluation: An International Journal on Theory and Practice, 21 (3):258-297 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Why choose teaching in the Republic of Ireland? – Student teachers' motivations and perceptions of teaching as a career and their evaluations of Irish second-level education'
Heinz, M. (2013) 'Why choose teaching in the Republic of Ireland? – Student teachers' motivations and perceptions of teaching as a career and their evaluations of Irish second-level education'. European Journal of Educational Studies, 5 (1):1-17 [Details]
(2013) 'Tomorrow's teachers-selecting the best: An exploration of the quality rationale behind academic and experiential selection criteria for initial teacher education programmes'
Heinz, M (2013) 'Tomorrow's teachers-selecting the best: An exploration of the quality rationale behind academic and experiential selection criteria for initial teacher education programmes'. Educational Assessment Evaluation And Accountability, 25 :93-114 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'The next generation of teachers: an investigation of second-level student teachers' backgrounds in the Republic of Ireland'
Heinz, M (2013) 'The next generation of teachers: an investigation of second-level student teachers' backgrounds in the Republic of Ireland'. Irish Educational Studies, 32 :139-156 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Creating the future of teacher education together: the role of emotionality in university-school partnership'
Higgins, A., Heinz, M., McCauley, V., Fleming, M. (2012) 'Creating the future of teacher education together: the role of emotionality in university-school partnership'. Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences, [Details]
(2008) 'The composition of applicants and entrants to teacher education programmes in Ireland: trends and patterns'
Heinz, M (2008) 'The composition of applicants and entrants to teacher education programmes in Ireland: trends and patterns'. Irish Educational Studies, 27 :223-240 [DOI] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2017) 'Career Motivations of Student Teachers in the Republic of Ireland: Continuity and Change during Educational Reform and 'Boom to Bust' Economic Times'
Heinz, M., Keane, E. and Foley, C, (2017) 'Career Motivations of Student Teachers in the Republic of Ireland: Continuity and Change during Educational Reform and 'Boom to Bust' Economic Times' In: Global Perspectives on Teacher Motivation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
(2016) 'Irland forscht - Aktionsforschung mit Fremdsprachenlehrenden an irischen Sekundarschulen'
Eberhardt, A. & Heinz, M. (2016) 'Irland forscht - Aktionsforschung mit Fremdsprachenlehrenden an irischen Sekundarschulen' In: Germanistik zwischen Tradition und Innovation: Akten des XIII. Kongresses der Internationalen Vereinigung für Germanistik (IVG). Frankfurt am Main, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Warszawa, Wien: Peter Lang. [Details]
(2014) 'Initial Teacher Education in Ireland: Structure, policy developments and implications for practice'
Heinz, M. (2014) 'Initial Teacher Education in Ireland: Structure, policy developments and implications for practice' In: Education's Role in Preparing Globally Competent Citizens. Sofia: BulgarianComparativeEducationSociety(BCES). [Details]
(2013) 'Preparing Teachers for Ireland's Future: New Policies, Practices and Challenges for Initial Teacher Education in Ireland'
Fleming, M. & Heinz, M. (2013) 'Preparing Teachers for Ireland's Future: New Policies, Practices and Challenges for Initial Teacher Education in Ireland' In: Education Matters Yearbook. Galway: Education Matters. [Details]
(2007) 'Being a good teacher and/or teaching to the exams? Student teachers' narratives of learning and teaching in Ireland'
HEINZ, M. (2007) 'Being a good teacher and/or teaching to the exams? Student teachers' narratives of learning and teaching in Ireland' In: Comparative Education, Teacher Training and New Education Agenda Sofia, Bureau for Educational Services. Sofia: Popov,N; Wolhuter,C; Leutwyler,B; Kysilka,M; Cernetic,M. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2014) British Educational Research Association (BERA) Special Interest Group (SiG): Researching Higher Education: Investigating Inequalities
Keane, E. & Heinz, M. (2014) Researching Inequalities in Higher Education: The Case of Initial Teacher Education in Ireland British Educational Research Association (BERA) Special Interest Group (SiG): Researching Higher Education: Investigating Inequalities Institute of Education, University of Londin, , 21-MAY-14 - 21-MAY-14 [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2016) Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers - European Conference of Educational Research Annual Conference,
Heinz, M., Davison, K. & Keane, E. (2016) Catholic missionaries for Irish schools? Exploring religious affiliations and convictions of initial teacher education applicants and entrants in the Republic of Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers - European Conference of Educational Research Annual Conference, University College Dublin , 23-AUG-16 - 26-AUG-16. [Details]
(2016) Retrospective for Perspective - Access and Widening Participation 1991-2014. European Access Network (EAN) 25th Annual Conference,
Heinz, M. and Keane, E. (2016) Examining barriers to diversity in teaching: A critical exploration of initial teacher education admission criteria in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Retrospective for Perspective - Access and Widening Participation 1991-2014. European Access Network (EAN) 25th Annual Conference, University College Dublin , 29-MAY-16 - 31-MAY-16. [Details]
(2016) Educational Studies Association of Ireland 41st Annual Conference,
Heinz, M. Keane, E. (2016) Spotlights on the diversity gap: An examination of the socio-demographic backgrounds of applicants and entrants to primary teacher education programmes in Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Educational Studies Association of Ireland 41st Annual Conference, National University of Ireland Galway , 31-MAR-16 - 02-APR-16. [Details]
(2016) Educational Studies Association of Ireland 41st Annual Conference,
Heinz, M., Fleming, M. & Long, B. (2016) Collaborative school-university partnerships – how cooperating teachers, principals, student teachers and university teachers see it. [Refereed Abstracts], Educational Studies Association of Ireland 41st Annual Conference, National University of Ireland Galway , 31-MAR-16 - 02-APR-16. [Details]
(2016) Educational Studies Association of Ireland 41st Annual Conference,
Eberhardt, A. & Heinz, M. (2016) Bringing research and data into teacher professional development. [Oral Presentation], Educational Studies Association of Ireland 41st Annual Conference, NUI Galway , 31-MAR-16 - 02-MAY-16. [Details]
(2015) Galway County Intercultural Forum: Invited Lecture,
Keane, E. and Heinz, M. (2015) The Socio-demographic Profile of Applicants and Entrants to Primary and Post-primary Initial Teacher Education in Ireland in 2014. [Invited Lecture], Galway County Intercultural Forum: Invited Lecture, Institute for Lifecourse and Society (ILAS), NUI Galway , 05-NOV-15. [Details]
(2015) Conference in the Humanising Rights and Responsibilities Series, Ennis, Co. Clare,,
Heinz, M. and Keane, E. (2015) Diversity in Initial Teacher Education (DITE): The Socio-demographic profile of applicants and entrants to initial teacher education in Ireland in 2014. [Invited Oral Presentation], Conference in the Humanising Rights and Responsibilities Series, Ennis, Co. Clare,, Clare , 10-DEC-15. [Details]
(2014) National Conference On Partnership in School Placement in Initial Teacher Education,
Heinz, M. & Fleming, M. (2014) Workshop title: School-University Partnership - Building and Cultivating a “Living” Community of Practice. [Workshop chair], National Conference On Partnership in School Placement in Initial Teacher Education, University of Limerick , 03-JUL-14 - 03-JUL-14. [Details]
(2014) National Conference on Partnership in School Placement in Initial Teacher Education,
Fleming, M. & Heinz, M. (2014) Workshop title: Constructing a Narrative of School-University Partnership in Ireland: Envisioning Futures and Exploring Paths to get there…. [Workshop chair], National Conference on Partnership in School Placement in Initial Teacher Education, University of Limerick , 03-JUL-14 - 03-JUL-14. [Details]
(2014) XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology,
Heinz, M. & Keane, E. (2014) Initial Teacher Education – Who gets in and what are the implications for students, schools and society?. [Conference Paper], XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology, Yokohama, Japan , 13-JUL-14 - 19-JUL-14. [Details]
(2014) Invited presentation to academic staff at King's Learning Institute,
Keane, E. & Heinz, M. (2014) Homogeneity and Diversity: A First National Study of the Socio-Demographic Profile of Applicants & Entrants to Initial Teacher Education in Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], Invited presentation to academic staff at King's Learning Institute, King's College London - King's Learning Institute , 05-MAY-14 - 05-MAY-14. [Details]
(2014) Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference: Imagining and Innovating for Sustainable Futures; education in challenging times,
Heinz, M. & Keane, E. (2014) Diversity Profiling Applicants and Entrants to Initial Teacher Education Programmes in the Republic of Ireland - Design, First implementation and Findings from the 'DITE' questionnaire. [Conference Paper], Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference: Imagining and Innovating for Sustainable Futures; education in challenging times, Athlone , 10-APR-14 - 12-APR-14. [Details]
(2013) Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) 38th Annual Conference,
Heinz, M. (2013) Can you see the good teachers coming?: Exploring the quality rationale behind initial teacher education selection criteria. [Chaired Session], Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) 38th Annual Conference, Limerick , 28-MAR-13 - 30-MAR-13. [Details]
(2013) Teaching Council School Placement Guidelines Stakeholder meeting,
Heinz, M. (2013) School-University Partnership Initiative at NUI Galway (2011-2013). [Invited Oral Presentation], Teaching Council School Placement Guidelines Stakeholder meeting, Enfield , 07-JUN-13 - 07-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013) Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) 38th Annual Conference,
Fleming, M., Heinz, M., McCauley, V., Higgins, A., Kennedy, J. (2013) Theory into Practice: Building collaborative school-university partnerships in Ireland. [Chaired Session], Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) 38th Annual Conference, Limerick , 28-MAR-13 - 30-MAR-13. [Details]
(2012) 3rd World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Educational Leadership,
Higgins, A., Heinz, M., McCauley, V., Fleming, M. (2012) Creating the future of teacher education together: the role of emotionality in university-school partnership. [Refereed Abstracts], 3rd World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Educational Leadership, Brussles, Belgium , 25-OCT-12 - 28-OCT-12. [Details]
(2012) Research Seminar Series,
Fleming, M., Heinz, M., Higgins, A., McCauley V. (2012) Building school-university partnerships to enhance student teachers' learning experience. [Invited Oral Presentation], Research Seminar Series, Galway - School of Education - NUI Galway , 14-MAY-12 - 14-MAY-12. [Details]
(2011) Reimagining Initial Teacher Education: Perspectives on Transformation,
Heinz, M. (2011) Improving teaching practice experiences in Initial Teacher Education – the voices of student teachers. [Oral Presentation], Reimagining Initial Teacher Education: Perspectives on Transformation, St. Patrick's College, Dublin , 30-JUN-11 - 02-JUL-11. [Details]
(2011) Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Annual Conference,
Heinz, M. (2011) Moving from informal school-university collaboration to partnerships in initial teacher education in Ireland?: An examination of perspectives, expectations and possible ways ahead. Educational Studies Association of Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Annual Conference, Church of Ireland School of Education, Dublin , 14-APR-11 - 16-APR-11. [Details]
(2008) Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Annual Conference,
Heinz, M. (2008) Active learning, discipline, lectures and inspectors - making sense of competing discourses in teacher education. [Oral Presentation], Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Annual Conference, Galway , 06-MAR-08 - 08-MAR-08. [Details]
(2008) Modern Languages in Primary Schools Initiative (MLPSI) Annual Conference,
Heinz, M. (2008) Active Learning Methodologies in Modern Language Teaching. [Invited Oral Presentation], Modern Languages in Primary Schools Initiative (MLPSI) Annual Conference, University College Cork, Ireland , 06-MAR-08 - 07-MAR-08. [Details]
(2008) British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference,
Heinz, M. (2008) Discursive actions, transactions and shared actions in student teachers' cognition. [Oral Presentation], British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference, Heriot Watt University. Edinburgh , 03-SEP-08 - 06-SEP-08. [Details]
(2007) Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Annual Conference,
HEINZ, M. (2007) What makes a good second-level teacher? Student teachers'narrative accounts about quality learning and teaching. [Oral Presentation], Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Annual Conference, Cavan Crystal Hotel, Cavan , 29-MAR-07 - 31-MAR-07. [Details]
(2006) European Conference on Educational Research (ECER),
HEINZ, M. (2006) Moving between learning spaces and cultures: Student teachers' entering beliefs meeting new learning contexts. [Oral Presentation], European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), Geneva , 13-SEP-06 - 15-SEP-06. [Details]
(2006) Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE) Spring University,
HEINZ, M. (2006) Student teachers' backgrounds and prior beliefs. [Oral Presentation], Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE) Spring University, Riga , 22-JUN-06 - 24-JUN-06. [Details]
(2005) Bulgarian Comparative Educational Studies (BCES) International Conference,
HEINZ, M. (2005) Learning cultures and spaces in second-level teacher education - A preliminary analysis of the Irish context. [Oral Presentation], Bulgarian Comparative Educational Studies (BCES) International Conference, Sofia , 18-APR-05 - 22-APR-05. [Details]

Conference Poster

  Year Publication
(2012) Image-Based Pedagogy: Enhancing Critical Reflective Practice in Teacher Education Through Teaching Technology and Image Space.
Davison, K., McCormack, O., Fleming, M., Hall, T., Heinz, M., McGarr, O., & Lenaghan, J. (2012) Image-Based Pedagogy: Enhancing Critical Reflective Practice in Teacher Education Through Teaching Technology and Image Space. Conference Poster [Details]

Non Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2015) Diversity in Initial Teacher Education (DITE) in Ireland: Briefing Paper for National Stakeholders.
Heinz, M. and Keane, E. (2015) Diversity in Initial Teacher Education (DITE) in Ireland: Briefing Paper for National Stakeholders. Non Published Reports [Details]
(2006) Who applies and embarks on second-level teacher education: Trends and patterns in the composition of applicants and entrants to the Postgraduate Diploma in Education. Report on the data collected by the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (NUI) Applications Centre (PDEAC) between 1999-2005.
HEINZ, M. (2006) Who applies and embarks on second-level teacher education: Trends and patterns in the composition of applicants and entrants to the Postgraduate Diploma in Education. Report on the data collected by the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (NUI) Applications Centre (PDEAC) between 1999-2005. NUI: Non Published Reports [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
American Educational Research Association Member /
British Educational Research Association (BERA) Member /
Educational Studies Association of Ireland Member /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
NUI Galway Research Committee Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Representative /
NUI Galway - College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies - Teaching and Learning Sub-Committee School of Education Representative /
School of Education Research Committee Member /
School of Education Teaching and Learning Committee Member /
NUI Galway Professional Master in Education Steering Committee School of Education Representative /
Professional Master in Education Programme Board Member /
Bachelor in Mathematics and Education Programme Board Member /
Comhairle na nÓg Steering Committee - Galway County NUI Galway Representative /
Comhairle na nÓg Steering Committee - Galway City NUI Galway Representative /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2011 National University of Ireland Galway PhD Education
2001 Edinburgh University Msc International and European Politics
2000 Dresden University of Technology MASTERS DEGREE (LEVEL 9) Education - Secondary School Teaching
2000 Dresden University of Technology MASTERS DEGREE (LEVEL 9) Romance Languages and Literature

Languages

  Language
Spanish
German
English

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2012-13 Teaching Practice - B.A. Mathematics and Education
2012/13 Research Literacies for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning
2012/13 General Research Methods
2012/13 Teaching Practice - Professional Diploma in Education (PDE)
2012/13 Mentoring in Practice
2012/13 Professional Development
2012/13 Professional Studies in Education
2012/13 Quantitative Research Methods