Ph.D, B.Sc

Contact Details

Lecturer Above The Bar
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School of Education
NUI Galway

T: 353 91 495260
E: veronica.mccauley@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Veronica McCauley, PhD, is a lecturer in science education. Within the sphere of science education, she has carried out research on interactive learning environments, assessment techniques, technology in teaching and learning, mobile technology in the classroom, science hooks, peer instruction, STEM outreach, STEM innovation (social and behavioural change at individual, educational and policy level), mentoring, self-directed learning, and initial teacher education at the University of Limerick (Ireland), Harvard University (Cambridge, USA) and the National University of Ireland, Galway (Ireland), where she currently resides.

Veronica is involved in a number of current research projects relating to the effective use of technology in the science classroom, in particular in the area of marine biology and physics education. This research has grown from the recent publication of a Sci-Hook series published in the i-Bookstore. In terms of STEM outreach and engagement, Veronica was one of the core organisers of the first STEM outreach conference in Ireland (2007) and several after, which brought together key stakeholders from across Ireland, the UK and Europe to inform STEM communication within Ireland and to discuss and debate best practice and evaluation. Following on from this, recent publications have drawn upon research in the third space, between science outreach and education, in an effort to explore pedagogical practices both in primary & second level science education and in STEM outreach activities.



Research Interests

Research interests: 
  • Science Education Methodologies and Assessment Techniques
  • STEM Outreach and Innovation
  • Mobile Technology in the Science Classroom
  • Technologies and Teacher Education 
  • Social and Behavioural Change at Individual, Educational and Policy Level

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
CONCEPT-MAT (LAUNCHPAD EDUCATION RESOURCES) 22-MAR-17 21-JUN-17
The Immersive Classroom, G2020 funding, €400K 01-SEP-16 28-AUG-20
Sea Change for Ocean Literacy, €3.5 million EU H2020 funding, €2M: NUIG allocation, €45: SOE 01-MAR-15 31-MAR-18
Kitchen Chemistry - A Visual Explosion, €1K, Explore Innovation funding NUIG 14-OCT-13 26-FEB-16
Science Education Resource (SER) Design Project, €33K, Bright Ideas Initiative Funding, SOE NUIG 21-MAY-12 28-FEB-13
Dublin European City of Science 2012: An International Evaluation of the Public Engagement Programme. Funded by Chief Scientific Advisor’s Office, Dublin: €126,836 05-MAR-12
Guerilla Science: Public Science Installations, Interventions and Interruptions Pilot Project. Total funding €5500 (NUI Galway Research Office: €3,500, Community Knowledge Initiative: €500, and the NUI Galway Art Gallery €1500.) 03-OCT-11 01-MAY-12
Sea For Society. Funds Obtained: FP7/EU €4.2m - €150,000 to NUI Galway. 05-SEP-11 01-DEC-15
Enhancing School-University Partnership and Student Teaching Experiences through a Partnership Placement Model. 01-SEP-11
Selling Science: the Design and Evaluation of outreach activities – a Social Marketing approach. 06-SEP-10
STEM Outreach Conference Funding 2010. Supported by NUI Galway, Discover Science and Engineering and Engineers Ireland – STEPS to Engineering, (related conference details below) Funds Obtained: €25,000 06-SEP-10 01-MAY-11
STEM Outreach Conference Funding 2009. Funds Obtained: €25,000 07-SEP-09 03-MAY-10
STEM Outreach Conference Funding 2008. Supported by NUI Galway, Discover Science and Engineering and Engineers Ireland – STEPS to Engineering. (related conference details below) Funds Obtained: €25,000 01-SEP-08 04-MAY-09
IDEAs (www.ideas.ie). Funded by the HEA SIF Funds obtained: €156,200 (DERI/NUIG allocation). 03-SEP-07
STEM Outreach Conference Funding 2007. Funds obtained: €11,000. 03-SEP-07 05-MAY-08
The Digital Hedge School: Collaborative, intergenerational science education. Funds obtained: €7,165. 03-SEP-06 04-JUN-07

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2018) 'Investigating the effect of scientist demonstrators on primary children’s science self-efficacy'
Carroll, S., McCauley, V. & Grenon, M. (2018) 'Investigating the effect of scientist demonstrators on primary children’s science self-efficacy'. New Perspective for Science Education, [Details]
(2017) 'Constructivism in the third space: challenging pedagogical perceptions of science outreach and science education'
McCauley, V., Martins Gomes, D. and Davison, K. (2017) 'Constructivism in the third space: challenging pedagogical perceptions of science outreach and science education'. International Journal of Science Education. Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Hooked on Science'
McHugh, M. and McCauley, V. (2017) 'Hooked on Science'. Science in School European Journal for Science Teachers, (39):55-58 [Details]
(2017) 'Designing physics video hooks with a modified ADDIE framework'
McHugh, M. and McCauley, V. (2017) 'Designing physics video hooks with a modified ADDIE framework'. The Journal of Applied Instructional Design, [Details]
(2016) 'Dialectical dividends: fostering hybridity of new pedagogical practices and partnerships in science education and outreach'
Gomes, D. and V. McCauley (2016) 'Dialectical dividends: fostering hybridity of new pedagogical practices and partnerships in science education and outreach'. International Journal Of Science Education, [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Collaborative lesson hook design in science teacher education: Advancing professional practice'
McCauley, V., Davison, K. and Byrne, C. (2015) 'Collaborative lesson hook design in science teacher education: Advancing professional practice'. Irish Educational Studies, 34 (4):307-324 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Designing Physics Video Hooks for Science Students'
McHugh, M. and V. McCauley. (2015) 'Designing Physics Video Hooks for Science Students'. Physics Education, 51 (1) [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Science Outreach and Science Education at Primary Level in Ireland: a Mixed Methods Study'
Martins Gomes, D., & McCauley, V. (2013) 'Science Outreach and Science Education at Primary Level in Ireland: a Mixed Methods Study'. New Perspective for Science Education, [Details]
(2012) 'Science Outreach and Science Education In the Primary Level: Conceptual and Pedagogical Challenges Faced'
Martins Gomes, D. and McCauley, V. (2012) 'Science Outreach and Science Education In the Primary Level: Conceptual and Pedagogical Challenges Faced'. Literacy Information and Computer Education Journal, 1 (2):930-938 [Details]
(2013) 'Science Outreach and Science Education: The Analysis of Dilemmas Faced to Promote the Creation of the Third Space'
Martins Gomes, D. & McCauley, V. (2013) 'Science Outreach and Science Education: The Analysis of Dilemmas Faced to Promote the Creation of the Third Space'. Journal for the Theory and Practice of Education, 1 :372-383 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Creating the future of teacher education together: the role of emotionality in university-school partnership'
Higgins, A., Heinz, M., McCauley, V., Fleming, M. (2013) 'Creating the future of teacher education together: the role of emotionality in university-school partnership'. Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences, :1110-1115 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'Realising the Management Challenges for Science Communication Outreach: A Social Marketing Perspective'
Domegan, C., McCauley, V. and Davison, K. (2010) 'Realising the Management Challenges for Science Communication Outreach: A Social Marketing Perspective'. Irish Journal Of Management, 19 (2):89-108 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2007) 'Key findings from the first annual conference on science communication, outreach and public engagement'
Domegan, C., McCauley, V. and Davison, K. (2007) 'Key findings from the first annual conference on science communication, outreach and public engagement'. Irish Scientist Year Book, 15 :59-59 [Details]
(2006) 'Testing the test: Item response curves and test quality'
Morris, GA,Branum-Martin, L,Harshman, N,Baker, SD,Mazur, E,Dutta, S,Mzoughi, T,McCauley, V (2006) 'Testing the test: Item response curves and test quality'. American Journal Of Physics, 74 :449-453 [DOI] [Details]
(2006) 'Innovative initiatives: Targeting the declining science enrollments in Ireland'
McCauley, V., Davison, K, and Sullivan K. (2006) 'Innovative initiatives: Targeting the declining science enrollments in Ireland'. New Zealand Annual Review Of Education, 15 :187-208 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2004) 'Further studies in Self-Directed Learning in Physics at the University of Limerick, Ireland'
McCauley, V and McClelland, G. (2004) 'Further studies in Self-Directed Learning in Physics at the University of Limerick, Ireland'. International Journal of Self-Directed Learning (IJSDL), 1 (2):26-37 [Details]
(2004) 'The Lucent Science Teacher Initiative (LSTI): A mentoring project for trainee teachers of second level science'
Childs, P.E., McClelland, G., McGourty, F., Geary, T and McCauley, V. (2004) 'The Lucent Science Teacher Initiative (LSTI): A mentoring project for trainee teachers of second level science'. Polish Association Of Science Teachers (PSNPP) Journal, [Details]
(2002) 'Computers in the Physics Classroom'
McCauley, V and McClelland, G. (2002) 'Computers in the Physics Classroom'. Irish Scientist Year Book, [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2018) 'Co-creating a Sea Change campaign for Ocean Literacy in Europe: A digital interactive tool for environmental behavioural change'
Domegan, C.; McHugh, P., McCauley, V., and Davison, K. (2018) 'Co-creating a Sea Change campaign for Ocean Literacy in Europe: A digital interactive tool for environmental behavioural change' In: Social Marketing in Action: Cases from Around the World. New York: Springer. [Details]
(2001) 'Development of Information Technology Based Self-Directed Learning in Physics at the University of Limerick'
McCauley, V. and McClelland, G. (2001) 'Development of Information Technology Based Self-Directed Learning in Physics at the University of Limerick' In: Twenty-First Century Advances in Self-Directed Learning. Florida: Motorola University Press. [Details]

Technical Publication

  Year Publication
(2018) Success Measurement in relation to Innovative learning elements specifically communicating Seas and Oceans health: Technical Report [Task 3.7]. EU Sea Change Project. February 2018. Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway, Ireland.
McCauley, V., Davison, K., McHugh, P. and Domegan, C. (2018) Success Measurement in relation to Innovative learning elements specifically communicating Seas and Oceans health: Technical Report [Task 3.7]. EU Sea Change Project. February 2018. Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway, Ireland. Technical Publication [Details]
(2018) Innovative learning elements specifically communicating Seas and Oceans health: Technical Report [Task 3.3]. EU Sea Change Project. February 2018. Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway, Ireland.
McCauley, V., Davison, K., McHugh, P. and Domegan, C. (2018) Innovative learning elements specifically communicating Seas and Oceans health: Technical Report [Task 3.3]. EU Sea Change Project. February 2018. Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway, Ireland. Technical Publication [Details]
(2018) Case Study 4: Harmful Algal Bloom’s iBook. Goal 6: Create innovative learning resources relating to the links between the planet’s ocean and human health. EU Sea Change Conference. February 2018. Paris, France.
McCauley, V., Davison, K., McHugh, P., Domegan, C., Gotensparre, S., Zwartjes, L, Fauville, G. and Mäkitalo, Å. (2018) Case Study 4: Harmful Algal Bloom’s iBook. Goal 6: Create innovative learning resources relating to the links between the planet’s ocean and human health. EU Sea Change Conference. February 2018. Paris, France. Technical Publication [Details]
(2017) Developing innovative learning elements specifically communicating Seas and Oceans health: Interim Report. EU Sea Change Project. Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway, Ireland.
McCauley, V., Davison, K., McHugh, M., Domegan, C., Gotensparre, S., Zwartjes, L, Fauville, G. and Mäkitalo, Å. (2017) Developing innovative learning elements specifically communicating Seas and Oceans health: Interim Report. EU Sea Change Project. Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway, Ireland. Technical Publication [Details]
(2017) Harmful Algal Bloom’s iBook Design and Development. EU Sea Change Project. Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway, Ireland.
McCauley, V., Davison, K., McHugh, M., Gotensparre, S., Zwartjes, L, Fauville, G. and Mäkitalo, Å. (2017) Harmful Algal Bloom’s iBook Design and Development. EU Sea Change Project. Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway, Ireland. Technical Publication [Details]
(2016) Ireland’s National Report on the Consultation Protocol – “Sea Change: Our Irish Ocean Conversations Report”. EU Sea Change Project, Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway, Ireland.
McHugh, P., Domegan, C., McCauley, V., Davison, K., Burke, N. and Dromgool-Regan, C. (2016) Ireland’s National Report on the Consultation Protocol – “Sea Change: Our Irish Ocean Conversations Report”. EU Sea Change Project, Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway, Ireland. Technical Publication [Details]
(2016) Ireland’s National Report on the Consultation Protocol – “Sea Change: Our Irish Ocean Conversations Report”. EU Sea Change Project, Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway, Ireland.
McHugh, P., Domegan, C., McCauley, V., Davison, K., Burke, N. and Dromgool-Regan, C. (2016) Ireland’s National Report on the Consultation Protocol – “Sea Change: Our Irish Ocean Conversations Report”. EU Sea Change Project, Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway, Ireland. Technical Publication [Details]
(2016) Our Irish Ocean Conversation: Sea Change Irish Conversation Report, EU Sea Change Project, Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway, Ireland.
McHugh, P; Domegan, C; McCauley, V. and Davison, K. (2016) Our Irish Ocean Conversation: Sea Change Irish Conversation Report, EU Sea Change Project, Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway, Ireland. Technical Publication [Details]
(2016) Kitchen Chemistry Teacher Resource Pack. NUI Galway. Cited at: http://www.sciencehooks.scoilnet.ie.
McCauley, V, McHugh, M, Finnegan, L, Conroy, C, and Walshe, N. (2016) Kitchen Chemistry Teacher Resource Pack. NUI Galway. Cited at: http://www.sciencehooks.scoilnet.ie. Technical Publication [Details]
(2012) Submission to the Teaching Council for Professional Accreditation for the Initial Teacher Education Programme: Professional Diploma in Education – 2 Year Model. School of Education. NUI Galway, Galway.
Fleming, M., Heinz, M, McCauley, V., Eaton, P and MacMahon, B. (2012) Submission to the Teaching Council for Professional Accreditation for the Initial Teacher Education Programme: Professional Diploma in Education – 2 Year Model. School of Education. NUI Galway, Galway. Technical Publication [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2016) Contemporary Research in Irish Education: Volume 3: Book of Abstracts of the 5th Annual Postgraduate Research Seminar, School of Education, NUI Galway.
McCauley, V (Ed.). (2016) Contemporary Research in Irish Education: Volume 3: Book of Abstracts of the 5th Annual Postgraduate Research Seminar, School of Education, NUI Galway. NUI Galway: NUI Galway: School of Education. [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2008) A Review of Science Outreach Strategies North and South: With Some Recommendations for Improvement.
Davison, K; Domegan, C., McCauley, V. and McClune, W. (2008) A Review of Science Outreach Strategies North and South: With Some Recommendations for Improvement. Centre for Cross Border Studies, Belfast. [Details]

Policy Contribution

  Year Publication
(2017) ‘Irish Ocean Conversations: Co-Creating an Ocean Literate Society’, Whitaker Institute Policy Brief Series, Policy Brief No.29, November 2017.
McHugh, P., Domegan, C., McCauley, V., and Davison, K. (2017) ‘Irish Ocean Conversations: Co-Creating an Ocean Literate Society’, Whitaker Institute Policy Brief Series, Policy Brief No.29, November 2017. Policy Contribution [Details]

Magazine Article

  Year Publication
(2016) Getting Hooked on Physics! The Physics Teacher.
McHugh, M. and V. McCauley. (2016) Getting Hooked on Physics! The Physics Teacher. Magazine Article [Details]
(2016) Micro and Macro Pedagogy for Science Education. Chemistry in Action.
McCauley, V. and K. Davison. (2016) Micro and Macro Pedagogy for Science Education. Chemistry in Action. Magazine Article [Details]
(2014) Why do we teach science: four arguments for teaching science and the role of science outreach. Chemistry In Action.
Gomes, D & McCauley, V. (2014) Why do we teach science: four arguments for teaching science and the role of science outreach. Chemistry In Action. Magazine Article [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2018) Anchoring Digital Interactivity into a Behavioural Change Toolkit. Co-Creating Change: 8th National Social Marketing Conference. NUI Galway, Ireland. 24th May 2018.
McCauley, V. and Davison, K. (2018) Anchoring Digital Interactivity into a Behavioural Change Toolkit. Co-Creating Change: 8th National Social Marketing Conference. NUI Galway, Ireland. 24th May 2018. Conference Paper [Details]
(2018) Investigating the effect of scientist demonstators on primary children’s science self-efficacy. The International Conference ‘New Perspectives in Science Education’. Florence on 22-23 March 2018.
Carroll, S., McCauley, V. & Grenon, M. (2018) Investigating the effect of scientist demonstators on primary children’s science self-efficacy. The International Conference ‘New Perspectives in Science Education’. Florence on 22-23 March 2018. Conference Paper [Details]
(2017) From Confusion to Interest: An Examination of Pedagogy in a Physics Video Hook Intervention. International Research Group on Physics Teaching – International Commission on Physics Education – European Physics Education Conference (GIREP-ICPE-EPEC) 2017. Dublin City University, Ireland. July 2017.
McHugh, M, and McCauley, V. (2017) From Confusion to Interest: An Examination of Pedagogy in a Physics Video Hook Intervention. International Research Group on Physics Teaching – International Commission on Physics Education – European Physics Education Conference (GIREP-ICPE-EPEC) 2017. Dublin City University, Ireland. July 2017. Conference Paper [Details]
(2017) Sea Change: STEM Education contribution. Teaching and Teacher Education in STEM Education Seminar. University of Limerick, Ireland. 26th May 2017.
McCauley, V., McHugh, P., Davison, K. and Domegan, C. (2017) Sea Change: STEM Education contribution. Teaching and Teacher Education in STEM Education Seminar. University of Limerick, Ireland. 26th May 2017. Conference Paper [Details]
(2017) Marine Science – Bringing the Ocean into the Classroom. Engaging in Science Education. InEdu – Innovate, Educate, Awake Conference. NUI Galway, Ireland. 25th April 2017.
McCauley, V., Davison, K., Domegan, C and P. McHugh. (2017) Marine Science – Bringing the Ocean into the Classroom. Engaging in Science Education. InEdu – Innovate, Educate, Awake Conference. NUI Galway, Ireland. 25th April 2017. Conference Paper [Details]
(2016) Design Rising: Exemplifying the provenance and emergence of design-based research as intelligent experimentation in Irish education. EdTech 2016 – Law Society of Ireland. 26th May 2016.
Hall, T., Thompson Long, B., Flynn, P., Flanagan, E., McHugh, M., McCauley, V., Higgins, M. and McHugh, S. (2016) Design Rising: Exemplifying the provenance and emergence of design-based research as intelligent experimentation in Irish education. EdTech 2016 – Law Society of Ireland. 26th May 2016. Conference Paper [Details]
(2016) Innovative Science Teaching Methodologies and Assessment, NUI Galway. Irish Association of Science Education Lecturers (IASEL) annual meeting. Trinity College Dublin. 17th May 2016.
McCauley, V. (2016) Innovative Science Teaching Methodologies and Assessment, NUI Galway. Irish Association of Science Education Lecturers (IASEL) annual meeting. Trinity College Dublin. 17th May 2016. Conference Paper [Details]
(2016) Collective Intelligence: An Innovative Research Approach to Promoting Ocean Literacies in Ireland. Whitaker Ideas Forum Seminar Series. 5th May 2016.
Domegan, C., McHugh, P., McCauley, V, and Davison. K. (2016) Collective Intelligence: An Innovative Research Approach to Promoting Ocean Literacies in Ireland. Whitaker Ideas Forum Seminar Series. 5th May 2016. Conference Paper [Details]
(2016) As the pendulum swings: Clocking the tension between theory and practice throughout video hook interventions. Educational Studies Association of Ireland. NUI Galway. 31st Mar-2nd April.
McHugh, M. and V. McCauley. (2016) As the pendulum swings: Clocking the tension between theory and practice throughout video hook interventions. Educational Studies Association of Ireland. NUI Galway. 31st Mar-2nd April. Conference Paper [Details]
(2016) Innovative Approaches to Researching, Promoting and Teaching Ocean Literacies in Ireland and Europe. Educational Studies Association of Ireland. NUI Galway. 31st Mar-2nd April.
McCauley, V., Davison, K., McHugh, P and Domegan, C.cHugh, P and Domegan, C. (2016) Innovative Approaches to Researching, Promoting and Teaching Ocean Literacies in Ireland and Europe. Educational Studies Association of Ireland. NUI Galway. 31st Mar-2nd April. Conference Paper [Details]
(2015) Set your hook: A collaborative video hook approach. Frontiers of Physics Teacher Conference. NUI Galway. 19th September 2015.
McCauley, V. and McHugh, M. (2015) Set your hook: A collaborative video hook approach. Frontiers of Physics Teacher Conference. NUI Galway. 19th September 2015. Conference Paper [Details]
(2015) Advancing science teacher education and professional practice: A collaborative lesson hooks approach.
McCauley, V and Davison. K. (2015) Advancing science teacher education and professional practice: A collaborative lesson hooks approach. Maynooth University. 9th-11th April: Conference Paper [Details]
(2013) Science Outreach and Science Education at Primary Level in Ireland: a mixed methods study. The International Conference New Perspectives in Science Education. Florence. 14-15 March.
Gomes. D. and McCauley, V. (2013) Science Outreach and Science Education at Primary Level in Ireland: a mixed methods study. The International Conference New Perspectives in Science Education. Florence. 14-15 March. Conference Paper [Details]
(2013) Building School-University Partnership: Theory into Practice. Educational Studies Association of Ireland Conference. University of Limerick. 21-23 March.
Fleming, M., Heinz, M., McCauley, V. and A. Higgins. (2013) Building School-University Partnership: Theory into Practice. Educational Studies Association of Ireland Conference. University of Limerick. 21-23 March. Conference Paper [Details]
(2012) Interrogating Dilemmas in the Primary Level Science Classrooms in Ireland: Outreach and Education. Ireland's International Conference on Education (IICE-2012). Dublin. April 16-18.
Diogo, G. and McCauley, V. (2012) Interrogating Dilemmas in the Primary Level Science Classrooms in Ireland: Outreach and Education. Ireland's International Conference on Education (IICE-2012). Dublin. April 16-18. Conference Paper [Details]
(2012) Guerrilla Science and other Innovative approaches to STEM outreach.
McCauley, V. and Davison, K. (2012) Guerrilla Science and other Innovative approaches to STEM outreach. University College Cork: Conference Paper [Details]
(2010) A Social Marketing Approach to Managing Science Communication and Outreach.
Davison, K, McCauley, V, and Domegan C. (2010) A Social Marketing Approach to Managing Science Communication and Outreach. NUI Galway, Galway: Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) The Digital Hedge School Project: Challenges and Opportunities within a Multi-Generational Partnership.
Knight, S., Beale, J, Hall, T. and McCauley, V. (2009) The Digital Hedge School Project: Challenges and Opportunities within a Multi-Generational Partnership. Dubliln: Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) Getting Something 'Out of School': Children's Informal Learning with Novel Technology, Ecology of Young Children's Technology Experience.
Hall, T., McCauley, V. and Dervan, S. (2007) Getting Something 'Out of School': Children's Informal Learning with Novel Technology, Ecology of Young Children's Technology Experience. Chicago, Illinois, USA: Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) Building Effective Science Outreach Strategies North and South.
Davison, K, McCauley, V. Domegan, C and McClune, B. (2007) Building Effective Science Outreach Strategies North and South. Malahide, Dublin, Ireland: Conference Paper [Details]
(2004) The Interactive Learning Toolkit: Supporting Interactive Classrooms.
McCauley, V. (2004) The Interactive Learning Toolkit: Supporting Interactive Classrooms. Miami Beach, Florida, USA: Conference Paper [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2016) Education Association of Ireland (ESAI) Symposium: Education as a Public Good,
Flanagan, E., Hall, T., Flynn, P., McHugh, M., McCauley, V. (2016) The Naturalistic Context of Design-Based Research - Education for Public Good. [Conference Paper], Education Association of Ireland (ESAI) Symposium: Education as a Public Good, Galway, Ireland , 02-APR-16. [Details]
(2016) EdTech 2016: ReConstituting TEL: Rising to the Challenge,
Hall, T., Flanagan, E., Thompson Long, B., Flynn, P., McHugh, M., McHugh, S. McCauley, V., Higgins, M. (2016) Design Rising: Exemplifying the provenance and emergence of design-based research as intelligent experimentation in Irish education. [Conference Paper], EdTech 2016: ReConstituting TEL: Rising to the Challenge, Dublin , 26-MAY-16. [Details]
(2016) Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference 2016 - Education as a Public Good,
Flynn, P., McHugh, M., Flanagan, E., Hall, T., McCauley, V. (2016) The Naturalistic Context of Design-Based Research - Education for Public Good. [Co-chaired Session], Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference 2016 - Education as a Public Good, Galway and NUI Galway , 31-MAR-16 - 02-APR-16. [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) Research Seminar Series: Promoting Innovation in Mathematics and Science Innovation,
McCauley, V; Davison, K (2012) Science Outreach Innovation – Strategies for creating catalytic curiosity. [Poster Presentation], Research Seminar Series: Promoting Innovation in Mathematics and Science Innovation, School of Education, NUI Galway , 25-JAN-12 - 25-JAN-12. [Details]
(2010) Engaging in STEM Outreach: Making it Happen! Fourth Annual STEM Outreach Conference,
Veronica McCauley, Kevin Davison and Christine Domegan (2010) Conference Co-Organiser: The research within these series of STEM conferences involved collecting data at successive themed conferences on science communication outreach. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Engaging in STEM Outreach: Making it Happen! Fourth Annual STEM Outreach Conference, Armagh Planatarium , 12-MAY-10 - 13-MAY-10. [Details]
(2009) Best Practice in Science Communication, Outreach and Public Engagement. International Perspectives and Experiences and The Irish Context. Third Annual STEM Outreach Conference,
Veronica McCauley, Kevin Davison and Christine Domegan (2009) Conference Co-Organiser: The research within these series of STEM conferences involved collecting data at successive themed conferences on science communication outreach. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Best Practice in Science Communication, Outreach and Public Engagement. International Perspectives and Experiences and The Irish Context. Third Annual STEM Outreach Conference, Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 , 21-MAY-09 - 22-MAY-09. [Details]
(2008) Evaluating Science in Society: International Perspectices & Experiences. Second Annual STEM Outreach Conference,
Veronica McCauley, Kevin Davison and Christine Domegan (2008) Conference Co-Organiser: The research within these series of STEM conferences involved collecting data at successive themed conferences on science communication outreach. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Evaluating Science in Society: International Perspectices & Experiences. Second Annual STEM Outreach Conference, Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 , 22-MAY-08 - 23-MAY-08. [Details]
(2007) Public Engagement with Science. First All-Island Conference on STEM Outreach,
Veronica McCauley, Kevin Davison, Christine Domegan and Billy McClune (2007) Conference Co-Organiser: The research within these series of STEM conferences involved collecting data at successive themed conferences on science communication outreach. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Public Engagement with Science. First All-Island Conference on STEM Outreach, National University of Ireland, Galway , 24-MAY-07 - 25-MAY-07. [Details]

Invited Lectures

  Year Publication
(2012) Science Outreach - Strategies for creating catalytic curiosity.
McCauley, V (2012) Science Outreach - Strategies for creating catalytic curiosity. University of Limerick: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2004) Interactive Teaching in Large Class Teaching.
McCauley, V. (2004) Interactive Teaching in Large Class Teaching. New York University, New York, USA: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2003) The Interactive Learning Toolkit - Tools for the Interactive Classroom - UL.
McCauley, V. (2003) The Interactive Learning Toolkit - Tools for the Interactive Classroom - UL. University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland: Invited Lectures [Details]
(2003) The Interactive Toolkit.
McCauley, V. (2003) The Interactive Toolkit. Worcester Polytechnic University, Worcester, MA, USA: Invited Lectures [Details]

Seminar

  Year Publication
(2016) Collective Intelligence: An Innovative Research Approach to Promoting Ocean Literacies in Ireland. Representing the Social Innovation, Participation and Processes Cluster. Whitaker Ideas Forum Seminar Series. 5th May.
Domegan, C. McHugh, P., McCauley, V. and Davison, K. (2016) Collective Intelligence: An Innovative Research Approach to Promoting Ocean Literacies in Ireland. Representing the Social Innovation, Participation and Processes Cluster. Whitaker Ideas Forum Seminar Series. 5th May. Seminar [Details]
(2013) Science Hooks: Engineering Design Model. Research Seminar Series. School of Education. NUI Galway. 24th June.
McCauley, V. (2013) Science Hooks: Engineering Design Model. Research Seminar Series. School of Education. NUI Galway. 24th June. Seminar [Details]
(2012) Building School-University Partnerships to Enhance Student Teaching Experiences: A Discussion of Findings from an Irish Pilot Initiative. School of Education. NUI Galway Research Seminar. 14 May.
Fleming, M., Heinz, M., Higgins, A., McCauley, V. and M. Nihill. (2012) Building School-University Partnerships to Enhance Student Teaching Experiences: A Discussion of Findings from an Irish Pilot Initiative. School of Education. NUI Galway Research Seminar. 14 May. Seminar [Details]
(2012) Science Outreach: Strategies for creating catalytic curiosity. Science Education Research Seminar (SERS) Series. NCE-MSTL. University of Limerick. 21 March.
McCauley, V. (2012) Science Outreach: Strategies for creating catalytic curiosity. Science Education Research Seminar (SERS) Series. NCE-MSTL. University of Limerick. 21 March. Seminar [Details]
(2012) Science Education Resource Hooks. Bright Ideas EXPLORE Innovation Seminar. NUI Galway. 14th November.
McCauley, V. and O'Gradaigh, S. (2012) Science Education Resource Hooks. Bright Ideas EXPLORE Innovation Seminar. NUI Galway. 14th November. Seminar [Details]

Workshops

  Year Publication
(2010) Using Digital Technology within and beyond the Science Classroom.
McCauley, V, and Hall, T. (2010) Using Digital Technology within and beyond the Science Classroom. School of Education: Workshops [Details]
(2006) Cúrsa In-Seirbhíse sa Chemic do Ghaelscoileanna. co-hosted by Veronica McCauley & Brendan Duane.
McCauley, V. (2006) Cúrsa In-Seirbhíse sa Chemic do Ghaelscoileanna. co-hosted by Veronica McCauley & Brendan Duane. Education Department NUI Galway: Workshops [Details]
(2005) Discover Primary Science Workshop. co-hosted by Veronica McCauley & Aisling Barry.
McCauley, V. (2005) Discover Primary Science Workshop. co-hosted by Veronica McCauley & Aisling Barry. Education & Physics Dept NUI Galway: Workshops [Details]
(2004) Peer Instruction for Science and Math Teachers Workshop.
McCauley, V. (2004) Peer Instruction for Science and Math Teachers Workshop. Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA: Workshops [Details]
(2004) Interactive Education and Peer Instruction in Physics and Astronomy Introductory Courses' Workshop. The 204th AAS Meeting.
McCauley, V. (2004) Interactive Education and Peer Instruction in Physics and Astronomy Introductory Courses' Workshop. The 204th AAS Meeting. Denver CO, USA: Workshops [Details]
(2003) Active Learning and Interactive Lectures - breakout session. The Workshop for New Physics and Astronomy Faculty.
McCauley, V. (2003) Active Learning and Interactive Lectures - breakout session. The Workshop for New Physics and Astronomy Faculty. American Center for Physics, College Park, MD, USA: Workshops [Details]
(2000) Information Technology-Based Self-Directed Learning in Physics. Faculty Teaching Week.
McCauley, V. (2000) Information Technology-Based Self-Directed Learning in Physics. Faculty Teaching Week. University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland: Workshops [Details]

Electronic Book

  Year Publication
(2017) Harmful Algal Blooms iBook. Sci-Hook Series. Cupertino, CA: iBookstore. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/harmful-algal-blooms/id1214392876?mt=11 McCauley, V and Davison, D. Editors.
Raine, R. (2017) Harmful Algal Blooms iBook. Sci-Hook Series. Cupertino, CA: iBookstore. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/harmful-algal-blooms/id1214392876?mt=11 McCauley, V and Davison, D. Editors. Electronic Book [Details]
(2013) Réamhcheachtanna Bitheolaíochta. Sci-Hook Series.
Ó Gradaigh, S. and McCauley, V. (2013) Réamhcheachtanna Bitheolaíochta. Sci-Hook Series. Electronic Book [Details]
(2012) Réamhcheachtanna Ceimice. Sci-Hook Series.
Ó Gradaigh, S. and McCauley, V. (2012) Réamhcheachtanna Ceimice. Sci-Hook Series. Electronic Book [Details]
(2012) Biology Resource Hooks. Sci-Hook Series.
McCauley, V. and Ó Gradaigh, S. (2012) Biology Resource Hooks. Sci-Hook Series. Electronic Book [Details]
(2012) Physics Resource Hooks. Sci-Hook Series.
McCauley, V. and Ó Gradaigh, S. (2012) Physics Resource Hooks. Sci-Hook Series. Electronic Book [Details]
(2012) Chemistry Resource Hooks. Sci-Hook Series.
McCauley, V. and Ó Gradaigh, S. (2012) Chemistry Resource Hooks. Sci-Hook Series. Electronic Book [Details]
(2012) Réamhcheachtanna Fisice. Sci-Hook Series.
Ó Gradaigh, S. and McCauley, V. (2012) Réamhcheachtanna Fisice. Sci-Hook Series. Electronic Book [Details]

Media

  Year Publication
(2004) From Questions to Concepts . DVD/CD-Rom/Video Spectrum Media Production, Somerville, USA and Mazur Group.
McCauley, V. (2004) From Questions to Concepts . DVD/CD-Rom/Video Spectrum Media Production, Somerville, USA and Mazur Group. Harvard University, Cambridge, USA: Media [Details]
(2004) Learning to Think. Interactive DVD; Spectrum Media Production, Somerville, USA and Mazur Group.
McCauley, V. (2004) Learning to Think. Interactive DVD; Spectrum Media Production, Somerville, USA and Mazur Group. Harvard University, Cambridge, USA: Media [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Irish Science Teacher's Association Galway Branch Chair 25-JAN-18 /
Irish Science Teachers Association Galway Branch Committee Member 07-MAR-05 /
Irish Science Teachers Association Honorary Branch Secretary 02-FEB-09 /
The Whitaker Institute for Innovation and Societal Change Research Associate 01-SEP-14 /
Center for Innovation and Structural Change (CISC) Research Associate 06-FEB-06 / 02-FEB-09
Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Member 07-FEB-05 /
European Science Education Research Association (ESERA) Member 06-FEB-12 /
American Educational Research Association (AERA) Member 05-FEB-07 /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
NUI Galway University Research Ethics Committee Member /
College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies - Examinations Security Group School of Education Representative 07-NOV-11 /
College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies Committee on Structured Ph.D.’s (Teaching Hours/Balanced Criteria) School Of Education Representative 01-FEB-10 / 07-FEB-11
College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies Committee on Workload Profile (Teaching Hours/Balanced Criteria) School of Education Representative 02-FEB-09 /
Inter-faculty maths education committee to consider options of new courses in maths education Committee Member 05-FEB-07 / 04-FEB-08
Inter-faculty Science Ed Committee to discuss options for new courses in Science Education Committee Member and Chair 04-FEB-08 / 01-FEB-10
Research & Education subgroup of the American Chamber of Commerce. Committee Member 06-FEB-06 / 04-FEB-08
Institute for Business, Social Sciences & Public Policy Research, Theme 4: Social and Policy Innovation, Cluster 4: Innovation, Creative Communities and the Smart Economy Committee Member 07-NOV-11 /
Science, Communications and Strategy Group, NUI Galway, School of Science. 2008, 2009. Committee Member, IDEAs (Individualised Digitised Educational Advisory system) http://www.ideas.ie/ Committee Member 05-FEB-07 / 04-FEB-08
Building Re-structuring Departmental Committee (design & space allocation) -Education Department Committee Member 07-FEB-05 / 04-FEB-08
Health and Safety Departmental Committee -Education Department Committee Member 07-FEB-05 / 04-FEB-08
Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) Accreditation Process Review Committee Committee Member 02-FEB-09 /
Web Task Group Committee, School of Education Committee Member 02-FEB-09 / 08-FEB-10
Programme Review Committee - Professional Diploma in Education Member 07-NOV-11 /
Schools Re-structuring Departmental Committee - Education Department Committee Member 07-FEB-05 / 04-FEB-08
Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) Programme Review Committee Committee Member 07-FEB-05 /
Professional Master of Education (PME) Review Committee, School of Education, NUI Galway Member /
Masters in Education (M.Ed.) Programme Review Committee Committee Member 07-FEB-05 / 01-FEB-10
Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Education Studies (PDPES) Programme Review Committee Committee Member 02-FEB-04 / 02-FEB-09
Teaching and Learning Committee, School of Education, NUI Galway Member /
Research Committee, School of Education, NUI Galway Member /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2004 Harvard University Postdoctoral Fellow Physics Education
2002 University of Limerick Postdoctoral Fellow Science Education
2002 University of Limerick PhD Science Education
1998 University of Limerick BSc(Ed) Science Education

Reviews

  Journal Role
International Journal Of Science Education Reviewer
Journal of Social Marketing Reviewer
Irish Educational Studies Reviewer

Teaching Interests

Veronica's leads the teaching across the science methodology modules. She contributes to the Professional Practice Modules in terms of delivering workshops, and in terms of school placement, she is advisor to several students each year, across PME 1 and 2.  In terms of the Master of Education course, she contributes to the  General Research Methods module and supervises a number of students from each M.Ed. cohort. Finally she supervises a number of doctoral students following NUI Galway's taught doctoral programme.

Professional Masters of Education (1PME1)
ED 6105 Biology Methodology
ED 6107 Chemistry Methodology
ED 6120 Physics Methodology
ED6102  Professional Practice/School Placement  

Professional Masters of Education (2PME1)
ED 6205 Biology Methodology
ED 6207 Chemistry Methodology
ED 6220 Physics Methodology
ED6202 Professional Practice/School Placement 2
ED6201 Practitioner Research/Masters Supervision 

Bachelor of Arts (Mathematics and Education) (GY109)
ED 292  Professional Practice/School Placement 2 
ED 413  Professional Practice/School Placement 4  

Master of Education 
- Thesis supervision;
-  Contribute to General Research Methods module

Recent Postgraduate Students

  Graduation Name Degree Primary Supervisor
2017 Martin McHugh PhD
2015 Diogo Gomes PhD
2015 Ciara Dolan M.Ed
2017 Enda Casserly M.Ed
2012 Cathal McClosker   M.Ed
2012 Sinead Farragher M.Ed
2010 Sandra Hayden M.Ed
2010 Michael McNamara M.Ed
2008 Siobhán Dervan M.Ed
2008 Pól Mag Lionain M.Ed
2008 Niamh Quinn M.Ed
2006 Mary Madigan M.Ed
2006 Elizabeth Farrelly M.Ed
2006 Ann Marie McArdle M.Ed
2006 Margaret Molloy M.Ed

Current Postgraduate Students (Research)

  Student Degree Type Type
Michael Mc Namara Doctorate - Ph.D.(Arts) Supervisor