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Dr Brendan Mac Mahon BA, HDipEd, M.Ed, D.Ed(TCD), PgCert TLHE
|Brendan Mac Mahon (2014) 'Someone else's baby? Literacy in second level classrooms' In: Language, Literacy and Literature: Re-imagining Teaching and Learning. Dublin: Reading Association of Ireland. [Details]|
|Brendan Mac Mahon (2014) 'Literacy at second level: Where are we now?' In: Education Matters Yearbook 8. Galway: Education Matters. [Details]|
|Furlong, A., Mac Mahon, B. & Ní Ghuidhir, S. In: (2012) 'Irish and Modern Languages: A Collaborative Journey in Initial Teacher Education' In: F. Waldron, J. Smith, M. Fitzpatrick & T. Dooley (eds). Re-Imagining Initial Teacher Education: Perspectives on Transformation. Dublin: The Liffey Press. [Details]|
|Brendan Mac Mahon (2012) 'The National Strategy: A Focus on Literacy' In: Tony Hall (eds). Education Matters Yearbook 2012. Dublin: Education Matters. [Details]|
Peer Reviewed Journals
|Mac Mahon, B (2014) 'Making the invisible visible: disciplinary literacy in secondary school classrooms'. Irish Educational Studies, 33 :21-36. [DOI] [Details]|
|Mac Mahon, B. (2003) 'Time for a literacy initiative at second level?' LEARN 25 :33-40. [Details]|
|Gosling, P; Mac Mahon, B; Roden, C. (2010) 'Nausts, púcáns and mallúirs' Archaeology Ireland 24 (3) :30-34. [Details]|
|Mac Mahon, B; Ní Ghuidhir, S; Furlong, Á. (2011) Irish and Modern Languages: A Collaborative Journey in Initial Teacher Education Re-Imagining Initial Teacher Education: Perspectives on Transformation [Details]|
Honours and Awards
| Year: 2014.
Title: President's Award for Teaching Excellence 2013-14
|Association: Irish Educational Studies Association, Function/Role: Executive Member|
|Brendan Mac Mahon, Ann Devitt and Melanie Ní Dhuinn (2015) Multilingualism: Challenges and Opportunities in the Irish Post-Primary Education Sector. [Conference Paper], AERA Conference - Toward Justice: Culture, Language and Heritage in Education, Research and Praxis, Chicago, Illinois , 16-APR-15 - 20-APR-15.|
|Brendan Mac Mahon, Sinéad Ní Ghuidhir and Seán Ó Grádaigh (2015) Teachers using iPad: The move from ITE to NQT. [Conference Paper], ESAI 2015 Conference - Educational Research and Practice in Times of Transition: Looking to the Future, Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare , 09-APR-15 - 11-APR-15.|
|Brendan Mac Mahon (2015) iTE: The use of iPads on a second level initial teacher education programme. [Invited Paper], Mobile Technology in Initial Teacher Education, Galway, Ireland , 23-JAN-15 - 24-JAN-15.|
|Brendan Mac Mahon, Seán Ó Grádaigh & Sinéad Ní Ghuidhir (2015) An Straitéis Litearthachta in iarbhunscoileanna lán-Ghaeilge: Cad is ciall le Litearthacht san Earnáil seo agus cad iad na Dúshláin?. [Conference Paper], An Tumoideachas: Bua nó Dua?, Coláiste Mhuire gan Smál, Luimneach , 15-MAY-15 - 16-MAY-15.|
|Brendan Mac Mahon (2014) Implementing the Literacy Strategy in Irish-medium Secondary Schools: What does literacy mean here and what are the challenges?. [Conference Paper], Reading Association of Ireland: Literacy, Texts and Contexts: Looking Towards the Future, Marino Institute of Education, Dublin , 25-SEP-14 - 27-SEP-14.|
|Mac Mahon, B; Ní Ghuidhir, S; Furlong, Á. (2011) Irish and Modern Languages: A Collaborative Journey in Initial Teacher Education. [Oral Presentation], Re-Imagining Initial Teacher Education: Perspectives on Transformation, St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra, Dublin , 30-JUN-11 - 02-JUL-11.|
|Mac Mahon, B; Ní Ghuidhir, S; Ó Grádaigh, S. (2011) Digital Media Supporting Language and Literacy. [Oral Presentation], Educate Together: Re-Imagining Learning, Limerick , 13-MAY-11 - 14-MAY-11.|
|Brendan Mac Mahon & Seán Ó Grádaigh (2012) Líonrú agus Tacú le Scoileanna Lán-Ghaeilge agus Gaeltachta. [Invited Lecture], NAPD Conference: Leadership for School Improvement, Radisson Hotel , 18-OCT-12 - 19-OCT-12.|
|Mac Mahon, B (2012) Literacy in Secondary Schools. [Invited Oral Presentation], National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS), Western Region, Castlebar, Co. Mayo , 10-FEB-12 - 10-FEB-12.|
|Mac Mahon, B (2012) Are Students with Literacy Difficulties Supported with Content Area Literacy in Subject Classrooms?. [Oral Presentation], Now That's What I Call Educational Research 3 : TCD School of Education Postgraduate Research Conference, June 2012, TCD, Dublin , 09-JUN-12 - 09-JUN-12.|
|Brendan Mac Mahon (2013) Comprehension within Disciplinary Literacy. [Invited Lecture], Second Level Inspectorate Continuing Professional Development, Department of Education and Skills, Marlborough St., Dublin 1 , 05-SEP-13 - 05-SEP-13.|
|Brendan Mac Mahon, Seán Ó Grádaigh & Sinéad Ní Ghuidhir (2013) Buntáistí agus Féidearthachtaí iPad i Scoileanna lán-Ghaeilge. [Invited Lecture], NAPD Conference: The School that thinks...to learn, Radisson Hotel, Galway , 17-OCT-13 - 18-OCT-13.|
|Brendan Mac Mahon (2013) Someone else's baby: Disciplinary Literacy at Second Level. [Conference Paper], Reading Association of Ireland International Conference: Language, Literacy and Literature: Re-imagining Teaching and Learning, Marino Institute of Education Dublin , 26-SEP-13 - 28-SEP-13.|
|Brendan Mac Mahon (2013) Making the invisible visible: Attitudes and practices of secondary teachers with regard to disciplinary literacy,. [Conference Paper], ESAI Conference, Limerick , 21-JUL-13 - 23-MAR-13.|
|Brendan Mac Mahon (2014) Implementing the Literacy Strategy in Irish Medium Schools. [Conference Paper], ESAI Conference:Imagining and Innovating for Sustainable Futures; education in challenging times, Sheraton Hotel, Athlone, Ireland , 10-APR-14 - 12-APR-14.|
|Brendan Mac Mahon & Stiofán Ó Cualáin (2014) Implementing the Literacy Strategy in the Gaelcholáiste: Challenges and Supports. [Conference Paper], ESAI Conference: Imagining and Innovating for Sustainable Futures; education in challenging times, Sheraton Hotel, Athlone, Ireland , 10-APR-14 - 12-APR-14.|
|Brendan Mac Mahon, Seán Ó Grádaigh & Sinéad Ní Ghuidhir (2014) iTE: Mobile Technology in Initial Teacher Education. [Conference Paper], ESAI Conference: Imagining and Innovating for Sustainable Futures; education in challenging times, Sheraton Hotel, Athlone, Ireland , 10-APR-14 - 12-APR-14.|
|Brendan Mac Mahon and Sinéad Ní Ghuidhir (2014) Ceannaireacht Scoile san Earnáil Ghaelscolaíochta: Saincheisteanna agus Dúshláin. [Invited Paper], Ollchomhdháil na Cigireachta: Effective School Leadership for the 21 st Century, Ardilaun Hotel, Galway , 19-MAR-14 - 20-MAR-14.|
|Committee : NUI Scholarship & Prize Assessment Panel|
|Committee : National University of Ireland PDE Steering Committee|
Litearthacht ag an Dara Leibhéal: In-service to second-level teachers in Coláiste na Coiribe, Galway
| Stiofán Ó Cualáin, M.Ed. 2012-13
Implementing the Literacy Strategy in the Gaelcholáiste: Challenges and Supports
Mícheál Ó Frighil, M.Ed. 2012-13
An Evaluation of the Impact of the JCSP on Students with Literacy Difficulties
Kevin Sayers, M.Ed. 2011-12
Teacher Leadership in Practice: Understanding the Role of a Subject Coordinator in a Secondary School
Eimear Mannion, M.Ed. 2011-12
Lifelong Learning: Primary Teachers' Experiences of a Professional Learning Community.