- Nurturing pedagogies/caring practices in schools
- Educational disadvantage
- Competency-based model of curriculum
- Learning to learn
- Educational assessment
Seán is currently undertaking PhD research at University College Dublin as part of the Children's School Lives study. The research focuses on nurturing pedagogies in three DEIS schools as perceived by children, their families, and teachers.
Seán holds a B.Ed. in Education and Psychology from Mary Immaculate College and an M.Ed. in Applied Studies in Teaching and Learning from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Before coming to MIC, Seán taught in a DEIS Band 1 primary school in Cork City in both mainstream and special education contexts, as well as at an alternative secondary education setting.
At MIC, Seán lectures on undergraduate and postgraduate modules related to educational psychology, developmental psychology, assessment, inclusive education, and behaviour, as well as engaging in the supervision of undergraduate research in psychology and postgraduate research in inclusive education.
Brennan, F., Gleasure, S., Linehan, E., & Parkinson, S. (2021). Evaluating the relevance of Learner Identity for educators and adult learners post-COVID-19. The Adult Learner, 74-96.
Gleasure, S. (2020). Investigating the experiences of low-SES students in socioeconomically integrated Irish secondary schools. i.e.: inquiry in education, 12(2).
Gleasure S. (2020). Leaving certificate 2020: Can calculated grades be fair? The Irish Psychologist, 3(46), 66-68.
Parkinson, S., & Gleasure, S. (2023, July). 'Being a learner': Exploring the perspectives of Irish children on being a learner. 44th Annual Conference of the International School Psychology Association, Bologna, Italy.
Gleasure, S., Devine, D., Martinez Sainz, G., Crean, M., Moore, B., Symonds, J., & Sloan, S. (2023, March). “This is where the care can step up”: A comparative analysis of nurturing pedagogies across three DEIS schools during Covid-19 enforced closures. Educational Studies Association of Ireland Conference 2023, Belfast, UK.
Gleasure, S., Devine, D., Martinez Sainz, G., Crean, M., Moore, B., Symonds, J., & Sloan, S. (2022, December). “This is where the care can step up”: A comparative analysis of nurturing pedagogies across three DEIS schools during Covid-19 enforced closures. ChiLD-RC & CRN Annual Conference 2022, Dublin, Ireland.
Gleasure, S. (2021, May). Student experiences of socioeconomic school integration in the Irish secondary context. Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference 2021, online.
Gleasure, S., Parkinson, S., & Linehan, E. (2021, March). Schools for the 21st century: Are we future ready? Educational Studies Association of Ireland Conference 2021, online.
Brennan, F., Gleasure, S., Linehan, E., & Parkinson, S. (2020, November). Learning to learn. 50th Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland, online.
Gleasure, S., & Parkinson, S. (2020, October). Learning to be a learner - Introducing My Learner ID. FÉILTE 2020: Festival of Education in Learning and Teaching Excellence, online.
Gleasure, S., & Forzani, A. (2019, May). Multicultural lesson plans: Building confidence, self-esteem, & character. 50th Annual NJTESOL/NJBE Spring Conference, New Brunswick, NJ, USA.
Gleasure, S., & Griffin, C. P. (2017, November). Perceptual bias in grading: Teachers’ mindsets to predict and grading rubrics to preclude? 47th Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland, Limerick, Ireland.