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Marie Clarke

Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Office of Registrar
Tierney Building
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: 1477/1480
Email: marie.clarke@ucd.ie

Biography

Marie Clarke is Dean of Undergraduate Studies in UCD. Prior to working in UCD she was a teacher in Liberties College, City of Dublin VEC.  Joining the UCD School of Education 1998, she lectured in the areas of curriculum studies, mentoring studies, followership, education history/policy and quantitative research methods. She served as Head of School from 2007 to 2011 and in 2015 was  appointed Dean of Arts. In her role as Dean, Associate Professor Clarke was both the academic lead for the BA programme, and responsible for the implementation of University strategy, policies and procedures in teaching, learning, assessment, retention and widening participation across the programme.    

As Dean of Undergraduate Studies she is a member of the Registrar's senior academic leadership team with specific responsibility for overseeing undergraduate educational programmes and related student experience. She works closely with Programme Deans, Associate Deans and Vice Principals for Teaching and Learning to develop and enhance undergraduate programmes ensuring the highest quality of delivery. She also oversees the Teaching and Learning unit which provides support to faculty and staff on the promotion and implementation of best practice in teaching and learning.  

She is the Lead Investigator on a number of funded research projects, in the areas of higher education, teacher education and development education.  She also conducts research in the areas of history of education and education policy and is published in leading peer reviewed education journals. She also reviews papers for a number of  international journals in the field of education.  She has served as an expert reviewer to  the Norwegian Research Council, and is currently an expert reviewer for the Portuguese Public Funding Agency for Research & Development.  She has worked as an EU expert advisor on higher education as part of the European Commission Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Programme [TAIEX] and has also acted as an advisor to Educational International which is the largest federation of education unions in the world, representing 30 million education employees in 177 countries and territories, across the globe.  She was a visiting scholar at the Curriculum and Teaching Department, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York.   

She is an elected member of UCD Governing Authority and serves on the University Finance, Remuneration and Asset Management Committee.  She  was elected President of the Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) for a two-year term 2011-2013.  In 2011, she was appointed by the Minister for Education and Skills to the Student Grants Appeals Board, which was established under the Student Support Act (2011).  She was reappointed for a second term in 2016.  She was also appointed by the Minister for Education and Skills to the Teaching Council for a four-year term 2012-2016.  She served as a member of the Department of Education and Skills Expert Group on Fixed-term and Part-time employment in higher education from 2014-16.   



 

Professional

 

Associations

Association: European Education Research Association EERA, Function/Role: Member
Association: American Education Research Association AERA, Function/Role: Member
Association: Assocation of Teacher Educators of Europe (ATEE), Function/Role: Executive Member
Association: History of Education Society (UK), Function/Role: Member
     

Conference Contributions

Marie Clarke (2015) The Academic Profession in Ireland. [Invited Lecture], Irish Universities Assocation HR Conference, Dublin , 08-OCT-15 - 08-OCT-15.
Marie Clarke (2015) Education for the country girls: Vocational education in rural Ireland, 1930 - 1960. [Invited Lecture], The John Marcus O¿Sullivan Conference: Religion, Diversity & Publicly - Managed Schools, ETBI Kildare , 12-NOV-15 - 12-NOV-15.
Marie Clarke (2015) Irish educational policy and curricular change 1922-2013. [Invited Lecture], Interskola: Cherishing Our Cultures, Carrick on Shannon Education Centre , 27-JUL-15 - 27-JUL-15.
Marie Clarke (2014) Creating and Maintaining Supportive Academic Working Environments. [Keynote Address], Danish Ministry of Education, University Rectors and Trade Unions, University of Copenhagen , 26-MAR-14 - 26-MAR-14.
Clarke Marie, Maureen Killeavy, Anne Moloney; (2009) Developing a professional identity: The Socialisation of Newly Qualified Teachers in school. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Educational Studies Assocation of Ireland, Kilkenny , 11-APR-09 - 13-APR-09.
Bryan, A., Clarke, M., Drudy., S. ; (2009) Learnings from the UCD School of Education Programme of Teaching and Research in Development Education. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Sustainable Global Development Conference, University of Limerick , 16-OCT-09 - 17-OCT-09.
Clarke Marie, Maureen Killeavy, Anne Moloney; (2009) Beginning Teachers: Perceptions of Their Level of Preparedness for Their Teaching Role. [International Refereed Conference], European Educational Research Association Conference, Sweden , 11-SEP-09 - 13-SEP-09.
Clarke Marie, Maureen Killeavy, Anne Moloney; (2009) Mentors: professional beliefs and values in practice: Dialogue to deconstruct tacit beliefs using a multidisciplinary approach. [International Refereed Conference], American Educational Research Association Conference, San Diego, CA , 14-APR-09 - 18-APR-09.
Clarke Marie, Maureen Killeavy, Anne Moloney; (2009) Newly Qualified Teachers: Strategies for Survival in the Classroom. [International Refereed Conference], Association of Teacher Education in Europe, Palma, Spain , 31-AUG-09 - 02-SEP-09.
Clarke Marie, Marie Clynes,Maureen Killeavy; (2009) How mentors adapt and use their professional knowledge in supporting newly qualified teachers. [International Refereed Conference], Association of Teacher Education in Europe, Palma, Spain , 31-AUG-09 - 02-SEP-09.
Bryan, A., Clarke, M. & Drudy, S. ; (2008) Student Teachers' Understandings and Perspectives on Development Education. [Poster Presentation], Teacher Education for Sustainable Development, Limerick , 04-MAR-08 - 04-MAR-08.
Bryan, A., Clarke, M. & Drudy, S. ; (2007) Developing Future Development Educators and Informing the Future of Development Education in Initial Teacher Education: An Analysis of Student Teachers' Understandings of Development, Diversity and Social Justice Issues. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Development Futures, NUI Galway , 24-NOV-07 - 25-NOV-07.
Clarke, M.; (2007) 'Dialogue and Partnership in Teacher Education: Experiences from the Republic of Ireland'. [Invited Lecture], Paper presented to the staff in Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Teachers College, Columbia University, City of New York , 01-MAY-07.
Clarke, M., Lodge, A.; (2007) Voices in Teacher Education: Enhancing Educational Quality through Critical Dialogue. [International Refereed Conference], Paper presented to Division K, (Teacher Education), American Education Research Association, Chicago , 01-APR-07.
Clarke, M. with Drudy, S.; (2006) Development Education Conference/Development Corporation Ireland 'Linking the Global and the Local: Educaiton for Development in a Globalising World. [National Refereed Conference Paper], 'Moving from replicable content to critical reflection in development education during pre-service teaching practice placement', Dublin City University , 23-MAR-06 - 24-MAR-06.
Clarke, M.; (2006) Migration & Citizenship Research Initiative. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Active Citizens and Citizenship Education: Context and Contradictions, Royal Irish Academy , 11-MAR-06 - 11-MAR-06.
Clarke, M.Lodge, A (NUI, Maynooth) and Shevlin, M. (Trinity College Dublin); (2006) Educational Studies Association of Ireland. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Voices in Teacher Education, National College of Art and Design , 01-APR-06 - 01-APR-06.
Clarke, M.; (2006) Educational Studies Association of Ireland. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Policy Discourse in Teacher Education, National College of Art and Design , 01-APR-06 - 01-APR-06.
Clarke M and Drudy, S; (2006) British Association for International and Comparative Education/Diversity and Inclusion. [International Refereed Conference], Fostering inclusionary practices among homogenous student populations, Queens University, Belfast , 08-SEP-06 - 10-SEP-06.
Drudy, S. & Clarke, M.; (2006) Fostering Inclusionary Practices among Homogeneous Student Teacher Populations. [International Refereed Conference], Diversity and Inclusion, British Association for International and Comparative Education , 08-AUG-06 - 10-AUG-06.
Clarke, M.; (2006) Association of Teacher Educators in Europe Co-Operative Partnerships in Teacher Education 31st Annual ATEE Conference. [International Refereed Conference], Teachers and Vocational Education in the Republic of Ireland: Implications for Teacher Education, Portoroz, Slovenia , 21-OCT-06 - 25-OCT-06.
Clarke, M (with Killeavy, M); (2005) Assocation of Teacher Educators in Europe. [International Refereed Conference], Emerging student needs and teaching strategies fro new areas in third level education, University of Amsterdam , 01-OCT-05 - 01-OCT-05.
Drudy, S.; (2005) European Conference on Educational Research (ECER). [International Refereed Conference], The challenge of identity and practice: pre-service teachers' responses to development education, University College Dublin , 01-SEP-05 - 01-SEP-05.
Lodge, A., NUI Maynooth and Shevlin, M., Trinity College Dublin; (2005) European Conference on Educational Research (ECER). [International Refereed Conference], Pre-service Teacher Education: Contexts and Challenges, University College Dublin , 01-SEP-05 - 01-SEP-05.
Clarke, M.; (2005) Teachers Union of Ireland Education Conference. [National Refereed Conference Paper], 'Contexts, challenges and the future of teaching', Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin , 10-NOV-05 - 10-NOV-05.
Killeavy, M. and Clarke, M.; (2002) Vocational Progression for disadvantaged students within the Youthreach Project: Participants' Perception and Experiences, PAper 1. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association, Seattle, USA , 09-APR-02 - 09-APR-02.

Committees

Committee : Student Grant Appeals Board
Committee : Teaching Council of Ireland
Committee : Irish Federation of University Teachers
Committee : Expert Group on Fixed-Term and Part-time Employment in Lecturing
Committee : Steering Committee National Pilot Project on Teacher Induction
Committee : European Commission: TAIEX ¿ [the Technical Assistance and Information Exchange]
Committee : Irish Educational Studies Editorial Board
Committee : Irish Congress of Trade Unions Task Force on Anti Racism in the Workplace
Committee : National Womens Council of Ireland: Education Panel
Committee : Standing Committee on Teacher Education North and South (SCoTENS)
Committee : Postgraduate Diploma in Education Steering Committee, Postgraduate Applications Centre
Committee : Standing Committee of Teacher Unions and University Heads of Education
Committee : UCD Governing Authority
Committee : UCD UCD Finance, Remuneration and Asset Management Committee (FRAMC).
Committee : UCD Univeristy Undergraduate Programmes Board
Committee : UCD Committee on Academic Regulations
Committee : UCD BA Programme Board
Committee : UCD BA Programme Examination Board
Committee : UCD Agile Steering Committee
Committee : UCD Working Group on the Future Directions of the BA, BSc and BSoc Sc
Committee : UCD Staff Common Room Club
 

Education

Year 1999 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject: PhD in Education
Year 1992 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: Master of Arts Subject: History
Year 1990 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: BA Subject:
 

Consultancy

Client: Educational International
 

Journals Edited

Teaching And Teacher Education: Reviewer.
Quality Assurance In Education: Reviewer.
European Journal Of Teacher Education: Reviewer.
Educational Research: Reviewer.
Teacher Development: Reviewer.
History Of Education: Reviewer.
Journal Of Curriculum Studies: Reviewer.
Higher Education: Reviewer.
Journal Of Education Policy: Reviewer.
Education Studies: Reviewer.

Other Activities

2002-2006 External Examiner for National Diploma in Literacy Studies and National Certificate in Literacy Studies, Waterford Institute of Technology
2012-15   Expert Reviewer Education Research: Norwegian Research Council: Independent Projects in the Humanities and Social Sciences (FRIHUMSAM).  
 

2013-16     External Examiner, BSc Physical Education and Biology [Education and School Placement modules] School of Education Dublin City University.  
 
 
2013-16  External Examiner, BSc Physical Education and Mathematics [Education and School Placement modules] School o of Education, Dublin City University. 
 
 
2012-2015 External Examiner for Masters in Teaching and Learning in Further and Higher Education Waterford Institute of    Technology. 
 

2012-15    External Examiner Master of Arts in Education. Waterford Institute of Technology.

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Drennan J, Clarke M, Hyde A, Politis Y (2017) 'Academic identity in higher education' In: Jung Cheol Shin and Pedro Teixeira (eds). Encyclopedia of International Higher Education Systems and Institutions. New York: Springer. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Marie Clarke (2017) 'Education for girls in Ireland:1930-1960' In: Deirdre Raftery and Marie Clarke (eds). Transnationalism, Gender and Education. UK: Routledge. [Details]
Marie Clarke (2016) 'The development of vocational and technical education in Ireland 1930-2015' In: Brendan Walsh (eds). Essays in the History of Irish Education. UK: Palgrave Macmillan. [DOI] [Details]
Clarke M, Drennan J, Hyde A, Politis Y (2015) 'Academics' perceptions of their professional contexts' In: Fumasoli, Goastellec, Kehm (eds). Academic Careers in Europe: Trends, Challenges, Perspectives. International: Springer. [Details]
Clarke, Marie (2014) 'The implementation of the Greater Schools Co-operation Policy and Vocational Education Committees in 1960s Ireland' In: Raftery, Deirdre and Fischer, Karin (eds). Educating Ireland: Schooling and Social Change, 1700-2000. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. , pp.199-214 [Details]
Clarke, Marie and Killeavy, Maureen (2013) 'Pre-service Teacher Education Policy and Practice in an Economic Recession: Perspectives from the Republic of Ireland' In: Joan Stephenson and Lorraine Ling (eds). Economic Challenges to Teacher Education in Difficult Economic Times: International Perspectives. London: Routledge. , pp.113-126 [Details]
Drennan, J., Clarke, M., Hyde, A., Politis, Y. (2013) 'The Research Function of the Academic Profession in Europe' In: Teichler, U., and Höhle, E. A (eds). The Work Situation of the Academic Profession in Europe: Findings of a Survey in Twelve Countries. Dordrecht Heidelberg London New York: Springer. [Details]
Clarke, M. Hyde, A. Drennan, J. (2013) 'Professional identity in higher education'' In: Kehm, B. and Teichler, U (eds). The Academic Profession in Europe: New Tasks and New Challenges. Dordrecht Heidelberg London New York: Springer. , pp.7-22 [DOI] [Details]
Hyde, A. Clarke, M & Drennan, J.; (2013) ''The changing role of academics and the rise of managerialism'' In: Kehm, B. and Teichler, U (eds). The Academic Profession in Europe - New Tasks and New Challenges. Dordrecht Heidelberg London New York: Springer. , pp.39-52 [DOI] [Details]
Clynes, M., Killeavy,M., Clarke,M. (2010) 'Irland' In: Dobert, H., Horner, W., von Kopp, B., Reuter, L (eds). Die Bildungssysteme Europas. Germany: Schneider Verlag Hohengehren. , pp.294-308 [Details]
Clarke Marie; (2009) 'Choosing post primary teaching as a career: perspectives from the Republic of Ireland' In: Clarke Marie; (eds). Education in Ireland: Challenge and Change. Dublin: Gill and McMillan. [Details]
Clarke, M. & Drudy, S.; (2007) 'Social justice in initial teacher education: Student Teachers' Reflections on Praxis' In: Gaine, C., Bhatti, G., Leeman, Y., and Gobbo, F (eds). Social Justice and Intercultural Education: an open ended Dialogue. *: Trentham. [Details]
Clarke, M. & Lodge, A.; (2004) 'Diversity at School: Race' In: Lodge, A., and Lynch, K (eds). Diversity at School. Dublin: The Equality Authority and IPA. [Details]
Clarke, M.; (2004) 'Diversity at School: Age' In: Lodge, A., and Lynch, K (eds). Diversity at School. Equality Studies Research Series. Dublin: The Equality Authority and IPA. [Details]
Clarke, M; (2002) 'Citizenship Education and Assessment' In: D. Scott, (ed.) Greenwood Publishing Group, UK. (eds). Curriculum and Citizenship Education: International Perspectives on Curriculum. [Details]
Clarke, M. co-author with Killeavy, M.; (2002) 'Active learning in citizenship education: pre-service teachers perceptions' In: in A Ross (ed) , CiCe (eds). Future Citizens in Europe London. [Details]
Clarke, M (co-author with Killeavy, M.), ,; (2001) 'The challenge of multiculturalism for citizenship education in Irish post-primary schools' In: in A Ross (Ed.) , London: CiCe. (eds). Learning for a Democratic Europe. [Details]
Clarke M (co-author with Killeavy, M.); (2000) 'Citizenship education in the Irish Curriculum: processes of teacher pupil interaction in social learning' In: in A. Ross (Ed.) , London: CiCe. (eds). Developing Identities in Europe. [Details]

Edited Books

Deirdre Raftery and Marie Clarke (Ed.). (2017) Transnationalism, Gender and Education. UK and USA: Routledge. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Clarke, M, Drennan, J, Hyde, A, Politis, Y (2017) 'The impact of austerity on Irish higher education faculty'. Higher Education, . Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Clarke, M (2016) 'Education for girls in Ireland: secondary and vocational curricular provision 1930-1960'. History of Education, 45 (1):79-102. [Details]
Clarke, M., Killeavy, M and Ferris, R (2015) 'Mentor teachers as leaders and followers in school based contexts in the Republic of Ireland'. International Journal of Educational Management, 29 (3). [DOI] [Details]
Raftery, D., Clarke, M (2015) 'Transnationalism, gender and teaching: perspectives from the history of education'. History of Education, 44 (6). Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Perry, S. and Clarke, M. (2015) 'The law and special educational needs in Ireland: perspectives from the legal profession'. European Journal of Special Needs Education, 30 (4):490-504. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Clarke, M., Killeavy, M., Moloney, A. (2013) 'The genesis of mentors professional and personal knowledge about teaching: Perspectives from the Republic of Ireland'. European Journal of Teacher Education, 36 (3):364-375. [Details]
Clarke, M,Lodge, A,Shevlin, M (2012) 'Evaluating initial teacher education programmes: Perspectives from the Republic of Ireland'. Teaching and Teacher Education, 28 :141-153. [DOI] [Details]
Clarke, M,Killeavy, M (2012) 'Charting teacher education policy in the Republic of Ireland with particular reference to the impact of economic recession'. Journal of Educational Research, 54 :125-136. [DOI] [Details]
Clarke, M (2012) 'The response of the Roman Catholic Church to the introduction of vocational education in Ireland 1930-1942'. History of Education, 41 :477-493. [DOI] [Details]
Whitty, E. Clarke, M. (2012) 'Irish Mathematics teachers' attitudes towards inclusion'. European Journal of Special Needs Education, . [Details]
Clarke, M; (2011) 'Promoting a culture of reflection in teacher education: the challenge of large lecture settings'. Teacher Development, 15 (4):517-531. [DOI] [Details]
Clarke, M; (2010) 'Educational reform in the 1960s: the introduction of comprehensive schools in the Republic of Ireland'. History of Education, 39 :383-399. [DOI] [Details]
Drennan J, Clarke M.; (2009) 'Coursework Master's Programmes: The Student's Experience of Research and Research Supervision'. Studies in Higher Education, 34 (4):483-500. [Details]
Tierney, L., and Clarke, M.; (2008) ''The European qualifications framework: challenges and implications in the Irish further education and training sector ''. European journal of vocational training, No 42/43 (2007/3 - 2008/1). [Details]
Clarke, M and Drudy, S; (2006) 'Teaching for diversity, social justice and global awareness'. European Journal of Teacher Education, 29 (3):371-386. [Details]

Other Journals

Clarke, M; (2003) 'Life long learning for all or some? Reflections on provision for adults with disabilitiesin The Adult Learner' The Journal of Adult and Community Education in Ireland . [Details]
 

Published Reports

Clarke, M., Kenny, A., Loxley, A (2015) Creating a Supportive Working Environment for Academics in Higher Education: Country Report Ireland. Irish Federation of University Teachers, Teachers Union of Ireland and Education International Res, . [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Clarke, M., Drennan, J., Harmon, D., Hyde, A., Politis, Y (2015) The Academic Profession in Ireland. University College Dublin, Dublin. Link to full text [Details]
Marie Clarke (2015) Creating a Supportive Working Environment in European Higher Education. Education International Research Institute, Brussels. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Clarke, M., Clynes, M., Drudy, S., Healy, C.; (2010) Development Education and Active Learning in Second Level Schools: an Exploration of Teaching Practice Contexts. University College Dublin, University College Dublin. [Details]
Bryan, A., Clarke, M., Drudy., S. ; (2009) Social Justice Education in Initial Teacher Education: A Cross-border Perspective. SCoTENS, Electronic Publication. Available Online [Details]
Bryan, A, Clarke, M. Drudy, S; (2009) A Study of student teachers' perspectives on social justice and development education. . UBUNTU Network, Electronic Publication. [Details]
Clarke, M; (2003) The Same Right The Same Obligation: Report of the Task Force on Anti Racism in the Workplace Irish Congress of Trade Unions, Dublin. Irish Congress of Trade Unions, Dublin. [Details]
                             

Reports

Killeavy, M., with Stephenson, H.J., Clarke, M. And Halstead, V.; (2002) An evaluation of the East West Project in Ireland and the UK commissioned by the British Council and LEargas. Reports [Details]
               

Book Reviews

Clarke, M (2012) Teacher Learning That Matters: International Perspectives. Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
                                                                                   

Research

Research Interests




 



 

 


Research Projects

Sponsor : Irish Research Council (IRC)
Title : The Internationalisation of Irish Higher Education
Start Date / End Date : 17-DEC-15 / 16-DEC-17
Sponsor : European Science Foundation (ESF)
Title : The Relationship Between Higher Education and Society
Start Date / End Date : 25-MAR-13 / 14-JUN-13
Sponsor : Dept. of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFA)
Title : (1) Maintaining an ethical global perspective in teacher education; (2) Implementing a development education unit on the postgraduate diploma in education (initial teacher education for post-primary teachers): a cross-curricular approach
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUN-09 / 31-MAY-10
Sponsor : Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)
Title : The Academic Profession: Responses to Changing Societal Challenges
Start Date / End Date : 05-OCT-09 / 31-MAY-12
Sponsor : Dept. of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFA)
Title : Development Education Funding Scheme (Irish Aid)
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-08 / 30-APR-10
Sponsor : Dept. of Education & Science (DES)
Title : Youthreach
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAR-00 / 31-DEC-12
Sponsor : Dept. of Education & Science (DES)
Title : Research and evaluate the applied languages and international teleservices level 3 certificate course
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-00 / 31-DEC-03
Sponsor : Dept. of Education & Science (DES)
Title : National Pilot Programme on Teacher Induction
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-06 / 30-AUG-07
Sponsor : UCD Urban Institute of Ireland
Title : Strand 3: the changing needs of the post-primary sector
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-06 / 31-AUG-10

Recent Postgraduates

2001-04                       Lucy Tierney: Gender and Management in Further Education.

Part-time register.

 

2002-06                      Jonathan Drennan       An Evaluation of Master¿s in Nursing Programmes  in the Republic of Ireland: The Impact of Inputs

and Processes on Graduate Outcomes.                     

Part-time register.

 

2010-15                       Rosemary Marron      Values Education in Irish post-primary schools.   

                                    Part-time register.

 

 

2010-14                    Sarah Fahy-Hillas       Gender, Education and Emigration in Ireland           1922-1959. [Joint Supervisor with Dr Deirdre Raftery].

Part-time register.

 

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

In Ramus, Method and the Decay of Dialogue, Ong (1958) suggests that no distinction existed in the medieval university between content and pedagogy, they were part of one indistinguishable body of understanding. This is the foundation of my teaching philosophy.