Dr Brendan Mac Mahon

BA, HDipEd, M.Ed, D.Ed(TCD), PgCert TLHE

Contact Details

Lecturer Above The Bar
Dept. of Education
NUI GALWAY

T: Ext. 2393
E: brendan.macmahon@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2016) 'iTE: Student Teachers using iPad on a Second Level Initial Teacher Education Programme'
Mac Mahon, B.; Ó Grádaigh, S.; Ní Ghuidhir, S. (2016) 'iTE: Student Teachers using iPad on a Second Level Initial Teacher Education Programme'. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 8 (2):21-34 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Making the invisible visible: disciplinary literacy in secondary school classrooms'
Mac Mahon, B (2014) 'Making the invisible visible: disciplinary literacy in secondary school classrooms'. Irish Educational Studies, 33 :21-36 [DOI] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2016) 'An Straitéis litearthachta in iar-bhunscoileanna lán-Ghaeilge: Cad is ciall le litearthacht san earnáil seo agus cad iad na dúshláin?'
Mac Mahon, B.; Ó Grádaigh, S.; Ní Ghuidhir, S. (2016) 'An Straitéis litearthachta in iar-bhunscoileanna lán-Ghaeilge: Cad is ciall le litearthacht san earnáil seo agus cad iad na dúshláin?' In: An Tumoideachas: Bua nó Dua?. Baile Átha Cliath: An Chomhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta agus Gaelscolaíochta. [Details]
(2014) 'Someone else's baby? Literacy in second level classrooms'
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]
(2014) 'Literacy at second level: Where are we now?'
Brendan Mac Mahon (2014) 'Literacy at second level: Where are we now?' In: Education Matters Yearbook 8. Galway: Education Matters. [Details]
(2012) 'Irish and Modern Languages: A Collaborative Journey in Initial Teacher Education'
Furlong, A., Mac Mahon, B. & Ní Ghuidhir, S. In: (2012) 'Irish and Modern Languages: A Collaborative Journey in Initial Teacher Education' In: Re-Imagining Initial Teacher Education: Perspectives on Transformation. Dublin: The Liffey Press. [Details]
(2012) 'The National Strategy: A Focus on Literacy'
Brendan Mac Mahon (2012) 'The National Strategy: A Focus on Literacy' In: Education Matters Yearbook 2012. Dublin: Education Matters. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2015) Educational Studies Association of Ireland Conference 2015: Educational Research and Practice in Times of Transition: Looking to the Future
Mooney, M; Hall, T; Mac Mahon, B (2015) Captains in Uncharted Canons: Teachers’ Experiences of Curriculum Reform in Senior Cycle English Educational Studies Association of Ireland Conference 2015: Educational Research and Practice in Times of Transition: Looking to the Future Maynooth University & Carton House, , 09-APR-15 - 11-APR-15 [Details]
(2015) EdTech 2015: Beyond the Horizon: Policy, Practice and Possibilities
Hall, T; Thompson Long, B; MacUidhilin, N; Concannon, F; Flynn, P; Ó Grádaigh, S; Flanagan, E; Lenaghan, J; Ní Dhubhda, R; McHugh, S; Higgins, M; McNamara, A; Mac Mahon, B; Ní Ghuidhir, S (2015) Show me the Evidence-base: Exploring the potential of design research to support innovation in technology-enhanced learning EdTech 2015: Beyond the Horizon: Policy, Practice and Possibilities University of Limerick, Ireland, , 28-MAY-15 - 29-MAY-15 [Details]
(2011) Re-Imagining Initial Teacher Education: Perspectives on Transformation
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]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2003) 'Time for a literacy initiative at second level?'
Mac Mahon, B. (2003) 'Time for a literacy initiative at second level?' LEARN, 25 :33-40. [Details]
(2010) 'Nausts, púcáns and mallúirs'
Gosling, P; Mac Mahon, B; Roden, C. (2010) 'Nausts, púcáns and mallúirs' Archaeology Ireland, 24 (3) :30-34. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2016) 2016 ESAI Conference: ‘Education as a Public Good’,
Ó Grádaigh, S.; Ní Ghuidhir, S.; Mac Mahon, B. (2016) Washout or Watershed? Evaluating NQTs use of mobile technology for teaching and learning during their early years of teaching. [Conference Paper], 2016 ESAI Conference: ‘Education as a Public Good’, Galway, Ireland , 31-MAR-16 - 02-APR-16. [Details]
(2016) MiTE: International Conference of Mobile Technology in Initial Teacher Education,
Mac Mahon, B.; Ó Grádaigh, S.; Ní Ghuidhir, S. (2016) Washout or Watershed: Evaluating NQTs Use of Mobile Technology for Teaching and Learning during their early Years of Teaching. [Conference Paper], MiTE: International Conference of Mobile Technology in Initial Teacher Education, Galway, Ireland , 15-JAN-16 - 16-JAN-16. [Details]
(2016) All Ireland Conference: Sharing Best Practice in the Teaching of Literacy & Numeracy,
Mac Mahon, B. (2016) Literacy and Numeracy: The Ongoing Challenge for Second Level Schools. [Keynote Address], All Ireland Conference: Sharing Best Practice in the Teaching of Literacy & Numeracy, Ashling Hotel, Dublin , 12-MAY-16 - 12-MAY-16. [Details]
(2015) ESAI 2015 Conference - Educational Research and Practice in Times of Transition: Looking to the Future,
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. [Details]
(2015) An Tumoideachas: Bua nó Dua?,
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. [Details]
(2015) AERA Conference - Toward Justice: Culture, Language and Heritage in Education, Research and Praxis,
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. [Details]
(2015) Mobile Technology in Initial Teacher Education,
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. [Details]
(2014) Ollchomhdháil na Cigireachta: Effective School Leadership for the 21 st Century,
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. [Details]
(2014) ESAI Conference:Imagining and Innovating for Sustainable Futures; education in challenging times,
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. [Details]
(2014) ESAI Conference: Imagining and Innovating for Sustainable Futures; education in challenging times,
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. [Details]
(2014) ESAI Conference: Imagining and Innovating for Sustainable Futures; education in challenging times,
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. [Details]
(2014) Reading Association of Ireland: Literacy, Texts and Contexts: Looking Towards the Future,
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. [Details]
(2013) ESAI Conference,
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. [Details]
(2013) NAPD Conference: The School that thinks...to learn,
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. [Details]
(2013) Second Level Inspectorate Continuing Professional Development,
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. [Details]
(2013) Reading Association of Ireland International Conference: Language, Literacy and Literature: Re-imagining Teaching and Learning,
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. [Details]
(2012) Now That's What I Call Educational Research 3 : TCD School of Education Postgraduate Research Conference, June 2012,
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. [Details]
(2012) NAPD Conference: Leadership for School Improvement,
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. [Details]
(2012) National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS), Western Region,
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. [Details]
(2011) Educate Together: Re-Imagining Learning,
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. [Details]
(2011) Re-Imagining Initial Teacher Education: Perspectives on Transformation,
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. [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2014 President's Award for Teaching Excellence 2013-14 NUI Galway

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Irish Educational Studies Association Executive Member /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
NUI Scholarship & Prize Assessment Panel NUI Universities Representative 14-MAR-13 /
National University of Ireland PDE Steering Committee NUI Galway School of Education Representative 01-SEP-06 /

Teaching Interests