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Dr Anne M. Dolan

Dr Anne M. Dolan

B Ed, MA, HDip (Adult and Continuing Education) (NUI) & Ed D (Sheffield Hallam University)
Lecturer

Research interests

Primary geography; geo-literacy; sustainability; adult education; development education, and evaluation and participatory approaches to education.

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Books

Dolan, A.M.  (2020) Powerful Primary Geography: a  toolkit for 21st Century Learning London: London: Routledge

https://www.routledge.com/Powerful-Primary-Geography-A-Toolkit-for-21st-Century-Learning-1st-Edition/Dolan/p/book/9781138226517

Dolan, A.M.  (2014) You, Me and Diversity:Picturebooks for teaching development and intercultural education London: IOE Press and Trentham Books in association with DICE.

https://www.ucl-ioe-press.com/books/social-justice-equality-and-human-rights/you-me-and-diversity/

Journal Articles:

Dolan, A.M. and Collins, R. (2020) Understanding migration through children’s literature Primary Geography Sheffield: Geographical Association (101) 28-29

Dolan, A. M and Burns, I. (2019) Exploring settlement through architecture and art Primary Geography. Sheffield: Geographical Association Vol. 91, (2) pp.14-15

Dolan, A.M. (2019) Geo-literacy an approach to enquiry based learning for Junior Cycle geography students in Ireland  Teaching Geography 44 (1) p24-27

Dolan, A.M., 2016. Place-based curriculum making: devising a synthesis between primary geography and outdoor learning. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 16(1), pp.49-62.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14729679.2015.1051563

Dolan, A.M., Waldron, F., Pike, S. and Greenwood, R., 2016. Learning to teach primary geography in the context of school placement: lessons from an all-Ireland study. European Journal of Teacher Education, 39(1), pp.20-35. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02619768.2015.1005734

Dolan, A. M and Burns, I. (2016) Making connections with geo-literacy Primary Geography. Sheffield: Geographical Association Vol. 91, (3) pp.18-19.

Dolan, A. M  (2016) Naming our places Primary Geography. Sheffield: Geographical Association Vol. 91, (1) pp.22-23

Dolan, A.M. (2015) Celebrating the Americas through picturebooks Primary Geography Sheffield: Geographical Association (Autumn p.8-9)

Dolan, A.M., Waldron, F., Pike, S. and Greenwood, R., 2014. Student teachers’ reflections on prior experiences of learning geography. International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 23(4), pp.314-330.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10382046.2014.946324

Dolan, A.M. (2014) Intercultural education, picturebooks and refugees: approaches for language teachers. Children’s literature in English Language Education Journal, Vol. 2(1) p92-109.

http://clelejournal.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Dolan-Intercultural-Education-Picturebooks-and-Refugees.pdf

Dolan, A.M. (2012) Reforming teacher education in the context of lifelong learning: the case of the BEd degree programme in Ireland. European Journal of Teacher Education. Vol. 35 (4) pp. 463-479.

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02619768.2012.696190

Dolan, A.M. (2012) Education for Sustainability in light of Rio +20: Implications for reforms of the B.Ed. Degree Programme in Ireland. Policy & Practice: A Development Education Review, Vol. 15, Autumn 2012, pp. 28-48, available: https://www.developmenteducationreview.com/issue/issue-15/education-sustainable-development-light-rio20-challenges-and-opportunities-arising

Dolan, A.M. (2012) Making a connection. Primary Geography. Sheffield: Geographical Association Vol. 79, (3) pp.16-17.

Dolan, A.M. (2012) Futures talk over story time. Primary Geography. Sheffield: Geographical Association Vol. 78, (2) pp.26-17.

Dolan, A.M.  (2012) Picture Books, Geography and Climate Change. Journal of Children’s Literature Studies, Vol. 8 (2).

Dolan, A.M. (2011) ‘Introducing Children to extremities such as Climate Change through Picture Story Books’, Primary Geography. Sheffield: Geographical Association Vol. 76, (3)  pp.10-11.

Dolan, A. M. (with Fiona Baily) (2011) 'The Meaning of Partnership in Development: Lessons in Development Education', Policy & Practice: A Development Education Review, Vol. 13, Autumn

2011, pp. 30-48, available: https://www.developmenteducationreview.com/issue/issue-13/meaning-partnership-development-lessons-development-education

 

Book Chapters

Dolan, A. M. (2017) (2nd ed) ‘Engaging with the world through picturebooks’ in Scoffham, S. (ed.) Teaching Geography Creatively, Oxford: Routledge pp30-43.

Dolan, A.M. (2017) ‘Speaking Geographically: the importance of talking about and through primary geography’ in Catling, S. (2017) (Ed): Reflections on Primary Geography. Oxford: Charney Publication.

Dolan, A. Dolan, A. M. (2015) ‘Education for Sustainability : An Inclusive, Holistic Framework for Teacher Education’ in O’Donnell, A. (Ed.) The Inclusion Delusion? Reflections on Democracy, Ethos and Education  Oxford: Peter Lang pp. 133-149.

Dolan, A. M. (2013) ‘Critically reading the world through picture story books in O’Riordan, J. Horgan, D. and Martin, S. (Eds) Early Childhood in a Global Context. Oxford: Peter Lang

Dolan, A.M. (2012) Inclusive Initial Teacher Education: The Case of Mature Students in Waldron, F. et al. Re-Imagining Teacher Education, Dublin: Liffey Press.

Dolan, A. M. (2012) Lifelong learning a new paradigm for teacher education in Grenham, T. and Kiernan, T. (eds) Emerging Educational Trends in Contemporary Ireland, Oxford: Peter Lang pp. 53-71.

Dolan, A. M. (with Dolores Corcoran) (2012) How Much is Enough? Investigating Mathematical Knowledge for Primary Teaching in Lesotho in Griffin, R. (ed) Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: Closer Perspectives', Oxford: Symposium Books pp. 181-204.

 

Conference Proceedings:

Dolan, A. (2017) Geo-Literacy: an approach to integrating oral language development across the curriculum in Culligan, B. (Ed) Conference Proceedings 40th Conference September 29th and 30th (2016) Marino College Dublin, Ireland: Literacy Association of Ireland.

Dolan, A. (2013) Making development issues accessible for children through picture books in Waldron, F. (Ed) Proceedings of the Irish Association for Social, Scientific and Environmental Education, Annual Conference, June 20 and 21, 2013 June 20th and 21st, St Patrick’s College (DCU), Dublin, Ireland.

Book Review:

Dolan, A.M. (2014) 'Development Education in Policy & Practice', Policy & Practice: A Development Education Review, Vol. 19, Autumn, pp. 158 -162.https://www.developmenteducationreview.com/issue/issue-19/development-education-policy-and-practice

Dolan, A. M. (2012) Human Rights Education Reflections on Theory and Practice edited by Fionnuala Waldron and Brian Ruane. Published by Liffey Press, Dublin (2010) Policy & Practice: A Development Education Review, Vol. 14, p112-124.https://www.developmenteducationreview.com/issue/issue-14/human-rights-education-reflections-theory-and-practice

Continuing Professional Development

Anne Dolan (together with Dr. Patricia Kennon, Froebel, Maynooth University) ran  workshops on critical literacy for the DICE network. These workshops entitled World of Stories: Exploring Global and Intercultural Issues through Picturebooks were offered as part of the DICE continuing professional development programme. The workshop were offered in Limerick, Dublin and Maynooth.

 

Research Projects:

Current Research Projects:

1. Climate Change Education in Primary School: an interdisciplinary approach: I am leading a  research project which aims to help teacher educators and primary teacher address the challenges posed by climate change. I am facilitating a continuing professional development (CPD) programme for members of staff from Mary Immaculate College. The programme is designed to encourage and support beginning and experienced writers to write a chapter about teaching climate change from the perspective of their own specialism eg drama, art or sociology. This project is designed to engage members of staff from Mary Immaculate College to support climate change education in an interdisciplinary manner.

 

Completed research projects

Liston, M., Dolan, A., Brennan, A. and Taylor, M. (2019). Review and Research on the impact of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) Schools Programme. This qualitative research was conducted by Mary Immaculate College and funded by SEAI to review the SEAI educational outreach schools programme for both primary and second level schools in Ireland.

Dolan, A.M.  (2014) You, Me and Diversity:Picturebooks for teaching development and intercultural education London: IOE Press and Trentham Books in association with DICE. This was the culmination of a research study funded by DICE http://www.diceproject.ie/

Dolan, A. M. (with Gleeson, J. Urwick, J.,Griffin, R. and Lepota.L.) (2011) Study of the Assessment Practices of Teachers in Primary and Secondary Schools in Lesotho: Final Report of Research Project.

Dolan, A. M. (2009) with Waldron, F., Pike, S., Greenwood, R., Murphy, C.M., O Connor, G. and Kerr, K. Becoming a Teacher Primary Student Teachers as Learners and Teachers of History, Geography and Science: An All-Ireland Study, Scotens, Centre for Cross Border Studies, Northern Ireland. http://scotens.org/docs/becom…

Dolan, A. M. (2008) Integrating the Experiences and Identities of Irish Mature Student Primary Teachers, Unpublished doctoral thesis, Sheffield Hallam University.

Dolan, A.M.  (2007) Evaluation Report: Evaluation of a Pilot In-service Programme (NCCA and Education Centres Network) on NCCA’s Intercultural Education in the Primary School: Guidelines for Schools. (unpublished).

 

Magazines/Newsletters

Dolan, A.M. (2013). Moving Across Stories: Exploring the Journeys of Refugees through Picturebooks In Inis (Children's Books Ireland magazine), 24 (Summer 2013). Available from http://www.inismagazine.ie/

 

InTouch, Magazine of Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO)

All available at http://www.into.ie/NI/Publications/InTouch/

Mapping the children's local environment, June 2020, p50-51.

Winnie the Pooh: inspiration for geographical and outdoor learning April,2020 p49-50

Paddington: life in a new country, January/February 2020, p61

Africa is not a country (January/February, 2012)

Anthony Browne’s Zoo: A Creative Response (October, 2012).

Reading the World!  (September, 2011)

Celebrating International Women’s Day (March, 2012)

I have a dream 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s Speech

(March 2013)

Celebrating Trees Through Picture Books  (October, 2011)

Mama Panya’s Pancakes: A Story from Kenya (April, 2012)

Geo-literacy-children led decision making (with Iain Burns) June 2016

Teaching about the North Pole and Polar Bears  (November, 2011

he Journey of the Olympic Torch: Opportunities for Primary Geography (June, 2012).

Multicultural Literature (May, 2012)

The Colour of Home  (December, 2011)

Teaching about the North Pole and Polar Bears  (November, 2011

Earthquake! Tsunami!) (May, 2011).

 

Conference Presentations:

Dolan, A.M. (2020) Climate change education: facilitating a cross-curricular approach (Geographical Association): Primary Geography Conference Charney Manor, Oxfordshire. England.  February 21st-23rd

Dolan, A. M. (2020) Powerful Primary Geography: a toolkit for 21st Century Learning, Geography Teacher Educators Conference (GTE) Institute of Education, January 24-26th

Dolan, A. M. (2019) Celebrating the story of refugees through picturebooks Celebrating Geography Geographical Association Annual Conference 9-11th, April

Dolan, A.M. (2019) Powerful primary geography a toolkit for 21st Century Learning (Geographical Association): Primary Geography Conference Charney Manor, Oxfordshire. England.  February 22-24th

Dolan, A.M. (2018) Exploring diversities through picturebooks: learning from the stories of refugees and asylum seekers SPHE Network Conference Diversities: Interpretations in the context of SPHE Mary Immaculate College November 10th, 2018

Dolan, A.M. (2018) Introducing a global dimension through the Sustainable Development Goals (Geographical Association): Why Primary Geography? Opening onto a world of geography Charney Manor, Oxfordshire. England.  February 23-25th

Dolan, A.M. (2017) Place-based learning: placing geography at the core of the curriculum. Primary Geography Conference (Geographical Association). Reflecting on Primary Geography Charney Manor, Oxfordshire. England.  February 24-26th

Dolan, A. and Grewal, C. (2016) Teaching Critical Literacy through Picturebooks at the National Catholic Education Conference (NCEA) Annual Conference San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA March 29-31, 2016 

Dolan, A.M. and Burns, I. (2016) Geo-literacy: an approach to integrating literacy across the curriculum Literacy Association of Ireland 40th Conference September 29th and 30th (2016) Marino College Dublin, Ireland.

Dolan, A.M. and Morrin, A.M. (2016) A window on the world: teaching geography through art. Primary Geography Conference (Geographical Association).  Primary Geography Happening Charney Manor, Oxfordshire. England.  February 26-28th

Dolan, A. M. (2015) ‘Teaching critical literacy through picturebooks’ The United Kingdom Literacy Association 51st International Conference, Nottingham, UK
Re-assessing Literacy: talking, reading and writing in the 21st Century Friday 10th to Sunday 12th July 2015.

Dolan, A. M.  (2015) ‘Geo-literacies: a school based approach to teaching geography’ Primary Geography Conference (Geographical Association). Developing Primary Geography Charney Manor, Oxfordshire. England.  February 26th-March 1st.

Dolan, A. M.  (2014) ‘Cross-curricular frameworks for promoting geographical education’ Primary Geography Conference (Geographical Association). Charney Manor, Oxfordshire. England. Implementing a Primary Geography Curriculum February 28th-March 2nd.

Dolan, A.M. (2014) ‘Children’s exploration of geographical concepts through literacy’ Geography Teacher Educators’ Conference, Winchester,  January 24th -26th

Dolan, A.M. (2013) ‘Making development issues accessible for children through picturebooks’. IASSEE Annual Conference: Meeting the Challenges of a Globalised WorldJune 20th and 21st.

Dolan, A. M.  (2013) 'The potential of picturebooks for teaching development and intercultural education' Primary Geography Conference (Geographical Association). Charney Manor, Oxfordshire. England. Researching and developing the primary geography curriculum March 1st -3rd.

Dolan, A M. (2012) ‘The Potential of Picture Books for Teaching Migration as a Geographical Theme. 33rd IBBY International Congress : Crossing Boundaries: Translations and Migrations 23rd -26th August 2012, Imperial College, London.

Dolan, A.M.  (2012) ‘The Potential of Video for Teaching Primary Geography’  Geographical Association (Primary Geography) Progress in Primary Geography Research. Charney Manor, Oxfordshire 24-26thFebruary.

Dolan, A. M.  (2011) (with Lineo Lepota) Presentation of Final Report:  A Study of the Assessment Practices of Teachers in Primary and Secondary Schools in Lesotho. Stakeholders Workshop to disseminate the findings of research projects co-ordinated by the Centre for Global Development through Education (CGDE), Ireland and the Lesotho College of Education. Maseru 12th – 13th  December.

Dolan, A. M. (2011) ‘You , Me and Diversity’: The potential of picture books for teaching development and intercultural education. DICE Annual Conference: You, Me and Diversity, 25th and 26th November, 2011.

Dolan, A.M.  (2011) Construction of the Self: Experience of Mature Student Teachers in College. 'Re-imagining Initial Teacher Education: Perspectives on Transformation' Conference, St Patrick's College on 30 June - 2 July, 2011.

Dolan, A. M. (2011) Approaches to Assessment in Primary and Secondary School in Lesotho. ESAI Annual Conference: Partnerships: Relationships of Educational Purpose April 14-16th  Church of Ireland College, Rathmines.

Dolan, A. M.  (with Fiona Bailey) (2011) An Exploration of Partnership as a Tool in Teacher Education. ESAI Annual Conference: Partnerships: Relationships of Educational Purpose April 14-16th  Church of Ireland College, Rathmines.

Dolan, A. M.  (2011) 'Picture Story Books and the Futures Dimension in Primary Geography.  Primary Geography Conference (Geographical Association). Charney Manor, Oxfordshire. England. Geography in the revised primary curriculum: looking forward.February 25th -27th

Dolan, A. M . (2011) ‘Windows on the World: Use of picture books for teaching geography’. IASSEE Conference: Learning for the 21st Century, From Research to Practice. 4-5th of February, 2011, St.Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9.

Dolan, A. M. (2010) with Waldron, F. ‘Becoming a teacher of history, geography and science’. Annual conference of the Colleges of Education Research Consortium. September 6th. The Church of Ireland College of Education, Rathmines.

Dolan, A. M. (2010) with Waldron, F. ‘Student Teachers’ Experiences of and Attitudes to History, Geography and Science in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland’. European Conference for Educational Research (ECER), Education and Cultural Change, Helsinki, Finland  August 24-27th.

Dolan, A.  M. (2010) ‘Pre-service teacher education in the context of lifelong learning’. European Conference for Educational Research (ECER), Education and Cultural Change, Helsinki, Finland  August 24-27th .

Dolan, A. M. (2010) ‘Teaching primary geography through the medium of picture story books’. Primary Geography Conference (Geographical Association). Charney Manor, Oxfordshire. England. Geography in the revised primary curriculum: looking forward.February 19th  – 21st.

Dolan, A. M. (with Waldron, F.) (2010) ‘Primary student teachers’ attitudes and experiences of history, geography and science: An All-Ireland Perspective’. ESAI Conference: Borders, Boundaries and Identities: Education in Challenging Times.  Dundalk: 26th -27h of February.

Dolan, A. M. (2010) ‘Pre-service teacher education in the context of lifelong learning’. ESAI Conference: Borders, Boundaries and Identities: Education in Challenging Times.  Dundalk: 26th -27h of February.

Dolan, A. M. (with Gallwey, S.) (2009) ‘Evaluation as Research or Research as Evaluation’.  Development Education Network Conference (DERN), NUI, Galway. Critical Thinking for Development Education: Moving from Evaluation to Research Saturday October 3rd and Sunday October 4th, National University of Ireland, Galway

Dolan, A. M. (2009) with Fiona O Dwyer. ‘The Impact of Short Term Volunteering in Developing Countries, on Irish Teachers in a Social, Emotional and Professional Capacity’. DICE Conference Teaching from Theory, Learning from Practice. Friday 27th-28th February, 2009. Froebel College. Blackrock, Dublin.

Dolan, A. M. (2009) with Lorna Mulvany. ‘Exploring the Experience of the Developing World Immersion Programme from the Perspectives of Participants in Mulfulira, Zambia and Christian Brothers’. University College, Cork.