Dr Mary Fleming

B.Sc, HDip, Ph.D

Contact Details

Senior Lecturer and Director of Teacher Education
Education
G006
Education Building
Nuns Island
NUI Galway
Galway

T: 091494071
M:
E: mary.fleming@nuigalway.ie
W: @maryfle32443668
 
researcher

Biography

Mary is currently Director of Teacher Education in the School of Education, NUI Galway. Prior to returning to College to do a PhD in Educational Leadership and Management, Mary worked for 16 years as a post-primary teacher in schools in Navan, Galway and Dublin in various capacities. She worked part-time in the NUI Galway between 2004 and 2012 in various capacities- as Director of the PDGE (Teacher Education) 2004-2005, Online tutor in Adult Education and General Practice ( Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Practice and Masters in Medical Education)(2006-2009), Director of Teaching Practice and Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Educational Studies (School Planning)- 2009-2012 and was appointed as director of Teacher Education on a full-time basis in 2012 with primary responsibility for the Professional diploma in Education- now called the professional Master of Education. From February 2013 to September 2016 she was Head of the School of Education. Continuous Professional Learning, School Leadership and Development is her primary area of interest with a special focus on practice knowledge development and school reform.  

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(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]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(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]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2013) Creating the future of teacher education together: the role of emotionality in university-school partnership
Higgins, A,Heinz, M,McCauley, V,Fleming, M,Odabasi, HF (2013) 3RD WORLD CONFERENCE ON LEARNING, TEACHING AND EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP Creating the future of teacher education together: the role of emotionality in university-school partnership , pp.1110-1115 [DOI] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2017) MiTE 2017: International Conference on Mobile Technology in Teacher Education,
Hall, T., Ó Grádaigh, S., Ní Ghuidhir, S., Mac Mahon, B., Fleming, M., Flynn, P., Flanagan, E., Lenaghan, J., McHugh, M., McHugh, S., & Thompson Long, B. (2017) Infrastructuring Mobility in Teacher Education. [Chaired Session], MiTE 2017: International Conference on Mobile Technology in Teacher Education, Los Angeles, California , 12-JAN-17 - 14-JAN-17. [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]
(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) 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]
(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,
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]
(2012) Rethinking Education-Church and State in Irish Education: Sharing Responsibility for Renewial,
Dr Mary Fleming (2012) Challenges for Teachers Working in Faith based Schools Today. [Invited Lecture], Rethinking Education-Church and State in Irish Education: Sharing Responsibility for Renewial, Galway Ireland , 26-OCT-12 - 27-OCT-12. [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]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(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]

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]

Seminar

  Year Publication
(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]