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Dr Gwen Moore

Dr Gwen Moore

B.Mus.Ed, MA, PhD (Music Education), ALCM, GRIAM
Director of Teaching & Learning, Senior Lecturer, Music Education
LEAD Centre

Research interests

Teaching and learning in higher education; primary and post-primary music education; unequal opportunity in higher education; music in higher education; ideology, values and musical knowledge; social reproduction and higher education; Informal learning in music education; music education advocacy; popular musicians' beliefs about music learning and teaching; and musical futures in Ireland. See more here https://www.researchgate.net/… 

More information

Dr Gwen Moore is Director of Teaching and Learning and Senior Lecturer in Music Education at MIC where she has been lecturing in music education and undergraduate and postgraduate levels for over a decade. In her role as Director, Gwen provides strategic leadership in the development of Teaching, Learning, Assessment and Feedback across the College. She leads and manages the Learning Enhancement & Academic Development Centre. As well as being a member of the Executive Team at Mary Immaculate College, Gwen serves on numerous committees including inter alia Academic Council, T&L Directorate, Quality Committee, ICT Services Committee, Faculty Boards, Academic Programme Approval Committee. In her role as senior lecturer, she is a member of the international editorial board of the International Journal of Music Education and two book series, Popular Music Matters and Studies in Irish Music Education. Gwen’s doctoral research is the first study to investigate the curriculum and experiences of music lecturers and undergraduate students at national level and she has published these findings in book chapters and international peer reviewed journals such as Irish Educational Studies and Music Education Research. Gwen served two terms as Chair of the Society for Music Education in Ireland from 2013-2017 and is an Associate member of the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning. Gwen has over twenty years experience teaching music at primary, secondary and higher levels of education.

Research Funding Awards (External)

HEA Innovation & Transformation Fund, 2018, €1,412,970 Regional Enterprise-Academic Partnership (REAP), Building capacity by engaging practitioners in designing and delivering online and blended learning (UL, MIC, LIT)

National Forum (Teaching Enhancement Fund), 2018. €150,000 Professional Development Capacity Building in Higher Education: Extending Provision for National Impact through a Flexible Pathways Approach (MIC, UL, LIT)

National Forum, All Aboard 2017, €10,000

National Forum, 2017, €5,000, Discipline Specific Network.

SCoTENS, Cross-border explorations of music in initial teacher education, €5,000

National Forum (Teaching Enhancement Fund), 2016. €150,000 Crannóg – Professional Development for Senior Managers in HE (NUIG, MIC, UL, DCU), €150,000

National Forum (Teaching Enhancement Fund), 2016. €75,000. Professional Development Capacity Building in the Shannon Consortium (UL, MIC, LIT)

Irish Research Council New Foundations Award 2015. €10,000. Musical Futures in Ireland: Establishing a Network and Pilot Study.

 

Editorial Boards 

2019 – Editorial Board, British Journal of Music Education, Cambridge University Press.

2017 – Editorial Board, Popular Music Matters, Rowman & Littlefield.

2017 – Editorial Board, Studies in Irish Music Education, UCC Press.

2016 – Editorial Board, International Journal of Music Education, Sage.

Current Research Students 

  1. Ongoing          Aisling Beecher (PhD) Music Education, Literacy and the Infant Classroom (with Dr T.J. OCeallaigh)
  2. Ongoing          Aoife Chawke (PhD) Music Education, Piano Pedagogy
  3. Ongoing          Edmond Gubbins (PhD) Music Education, Non-formal learning in primary music

Completed Research Supervision

  1. 2017   Kate Hurley (MA) Extra-curricular Participation in a Primary School Choir: Exploring Children's Social, Emotional and Musical Development in a  DEIS Context.
  2. 2017. Orla McEvoy (MA) Musical Routines: Promoting positive Behaviour, a sense of Time, and Motivation for Learning in an Infant Classroom.
  3. 2017. Fergal Moore (MA) Investigating Student and Teacher Perspectives on Teaching, Learning and Assessment in the Performance Strand of Junior Cycle Music.
  4. 2017. Shane Cunniffe (MA) Assessing Performance in Junior Cycle Music: Investigating the Influence of Teachers' Backgrounds and Experiences on the Teaching and Assessment of the Performance Strand.
  5. 2016. Ivan O’Connor (MA) Primary teachers’ beliefs on popular music in the classroom.
  6. 2016. Tyler Johnson (MA) Undergraduate students’ experiences of music teaching and learning. 
  7. 2016. Stephen Massey (MA) Investigating adult learners’ experiences of music education.
  8. 2015. Shauna McCullough (MA)Teaching and Learning in the Group Instrumental Lesson: An Exploration of the Irish Context'.
  9. 2015.  Alison Looney (MA) 'Perceptions of Gender Stereotypes and Instruments in an Irish Concert Band'.
  10. 2013.  Michelle Creed (MA) ‘An investigation of the impact of social and cultural influences on students’ expectations, attitudes and experiences of second level music education’.
  11. 2012.  Shane Greene (M.Ed) ‘Exploring the goals of the National Children’s  Children-Their Lives (2000) through the implementation of a choral music-making project at primary level’.
  12. 2012.  Ciara Doyle (MA) ‘Primary Teachers’ experiences of and attitudes to multicultural music education: a case study of urban and rural contexts’.
  13. 2012.  Karen Vaughan (MA) ‘Exploring the teaching and learning of Irish Traditional Music and web-based technology in a disadvantaged primary school context’. 
  14. 2006.  Carmel Thynne (M.Ed) ‘Exploring the value of music technology in the Irish primary school on music education and practice: A case study’.

Publications

Moore, G., O’Brien, E., O’Sullivan, C. forthcoming. Innovative program leadership as key to ensuring the quality of blended learning courses, in Murray, R and Lawrence, J. (Eds.) Supporting Course and Programme Leaders: Individual, Team and Institutional Approaches. London: Routledge.

Moore, G., O’Flynn, J., Burgess, F. Moore, J. 2019. Music and Initial Teacher Education in Ireland and Northern Ireland: A Study of Provision, Attitudes and Values. A Report for the Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South (SCoTENS), www.scotens.org

Moore, G. forthcoming. ‘Fish out of water?’ Musical Backgrounds, Cultural Capital and Social Class in Higher Music Education, in Wright, R.; Johansen, G., Kanellopoulos, P. and Schmidt, P. (Eds). Routledge Handbook of Sociology of Music Education. Abington: Routledge.

Moore, G. forthcoming. The Music Education National Debate (MEND): Contested legacies, pivotal conversations and future aspirations, in Studies in Irish Music Education Vol (1). Cork: Cork University Press.

Moore, G. 2019. Musical Futures in Ireland: Findings from a Pilot Study in Primary and Secondary Schools, Music Education Research. Vol:21: 3. https://doi.org/10.1080/14613808.2019.1593954  

Moore, G. & Green. L. 2018. ‘Sociology and Music Education/Music Soziologie’. In Dartsch, M., Knigge, J., Niessen, A., Platz, F., and Stoger, C.  (Ed) German Handbook on Music Education. Walser Publications.

Moore, G. 2018. ‘Bread and Roses’: A song of protest or hollowed out resistance? In Power, M., Devereux, E., Dillane, A., Haynes, A. Songs of Social Protest. Rowman and Littlefield: London. 

hegemony?’ Proceedings of the 6th Research in Music Education Conference, University of Exeter.

Moore, G. 2016. Our Many Possible Selves in Music, Journal of Music in Ireland,

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Moore, G. 2015. The Changing Landscape of Irish Higher Music Education: Findings from Policy and Practice. Technical Report: DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.1182.1608

Moore, G. 2014. ‘Mind the gap: privileging epistemic access to knowledge in the transition from Leaving certificate to higher music education’. Irish Educational Studies Vol: 33: 3, 249-268.

Moore, G. 2012. ‘Tristan chords and random scores’: exploring undergraduate students' experiences of music in higher education through the lens of Bourdieu’ Music Education Research Vol 14:1, 63-78.

Moore, G. 2011. ‘Socio-cultural perspectives on multicultural music education: reappraising the content of music curricula’, in O’Flynn, J. (Ed). Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education, Mary Immaculate College, 5 – 9 July 2009. 

Moore, G. 2009. ‘Western classical music and music education in Ireland: harmony or hegemony?’ Proceedings of the 6th Research in Music Education Conference, University of Exeter.

 

Conference Presentations

Moore, G. O’Brien, E., Ryan, A., Phelan, M., Reale, J., Costelloe, L. 2019. Micro learning: An alternative model of academic professional development. EdTech, Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association, Dundalk Institute of Technology, 31 May 2019.

O’Brien, E., Phelan, M., Moore, G. 2019. Providing a problem space for Problem Based Learning using the VLE. EdTech, Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association Dundalk Institute of Technology, 31 May 2019.

Moore, G. 2019. Fish out of water? Musical Backgrounds, Cultural Capital and Social Class in Higher Music Education, the 11th International Conference on Research in Music Education, 23 -26 April, Bath Spa University, UK.

Moore, G. & O’Flynn, J. 2019. Cross Border Explorations in Music Education: Investigating Provision and Values in Music in Initial Teacher Education in Ireland and Northern Ireland, the 11th International Conference on Research in Music Education, 23 -26 April, Bath Spa University, UK.

Moore, G. 2018. Ideology, Curriculum and Higher Music Education: Examining the Structure/Agency Dialectic for Learning and Teaching. 7th IRMSS, MIC Limerick

Moore, G. 2018. Cultural Capital, Curriculum and Neoliberal Education Policy: Reconciling the Structure/Agency Dialectic for Learning and Teaching in Higher Music Education, 30th MayDay Symposium, University of Western Ontario, Canada.

Moore, G. 2018. Just Play! Piloting the Musical Futures Approach in Irish Primary and Secondary Schools, Progressive Methods in Popular Music Education Conference, University of Western Ontario, Canada.

Moore, G., O’Flynn, J., Burgess, F., Moore, J. 2018. ‘Exploring provision, attitudes and values in initial teacher education in music in Ireland and Northern Ireland’, 8th Annual Conference of the Society for Music Education in Ireland, Royal Irish Academy Of Music, Dublin, November 2018.

Moore, G. & Quinn, M. 2017. Musical Futures in Ireland: Implications for Policy and Practice', 7th Annual Conference of the Society for Music Education in Ireland, 10-11 November 2017, Dundalk Institute of Technology.

Moore, G. 2017. ‘Informal Learning in a Formal Higher Education Context: Insights from Teacher Education for Music Learning, Teaching and Assessment’, Shaping and reshaping the landscape of Teaching and Learning: Perspectives from the Shannon Consortium, University of Limerick, May 30th, 2017. 

Hamilton, M. Moore, G. and Ryan, D. 2017. Developing a Teaching Portfolio - insights gained from a mentoring approach, Shaping and reshaping the landscape of Teaching and Learning: Perspectives from the Shannon Consortium, University of Limerick, May 30th, 2017. 

Moore, G. 2016 How Irish Popular Musicians Learn. 6th Annual Conference of the Society for Music Education in Ireland. Irish World Academy of Music & Dance, University of Limerick, 4-5 November 2016.

Moore, G. 2016. Popular Musicians' Attitudes, Values and Beliefs to Music Learning and Teaching in Ireland,  32nd ISME World Conference on Music Education, Glasgow, Scotland, 25-29 July 2016.

Moore, G, Lennon, M, O’Flynn, J. Marx, W, McCormick, S, Kelleher, D. 2015. ‘Challenges, Possibilities and Future Directions for Higher Music Education: Continuing the Conversation’, Symposium presented at 5th Annual Conference of the Society for Music Education in Ireland, 7-9 November 2015, DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama.

Moore, G. 2015. 'What Counts as Knowledge in Higher Music Education? Problematising Cultural 

Capital, Curriculum and Education Policy in the Neoliberal Era', 9th Research in Music Education International Conference, University of Exeter, 7-11 April 2015.

Moore, G. 2015. 'The Changing Landscape of Irish Higher Music Education: Findings from Policy and Practice', Symposium on Music in Higher Education, 1 April, the Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin.

Moore, G., O’Keeffe, M., Morrin, A. 2014. ‘Exploring Children’s Literature through the Arts’, Buzzing with Books Conference, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, 22 May 2014.

Leavy, A., Hourigan, M., Moore, G., O’Sullivan, C.; Devaney, E. 2013. ‘Fusing Content and Pedagogy: Facilitating the growth of Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Pre-Service Teacher Education’. Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference, Radisson Hotel, Limerick, 21-23 March 2013. 

Moore, G. 2013. ‘Mind the gap: investigating conceptions of curriculum and knowledge in the transition from Leaving Certificate to Higher Music Education’. Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference, Radisson Hotel, Limerick, 21-23 March 2013.  

Moore, G. 2013. ‘Musical Value and the De-Valuing of Music: Exploring Student and Lecturer Perceptions of Knowledge in Higher Music Education’. 8th Research in Music Education Conference, University of Exeter, UK 9-13 April 2013.

Moore, G. 2013 Musical value, ideology and knowledge: troubling access and opportunity in Irish higher music education, 8th International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education, Hedmark University, Norway, 16-19 June 2013. 

Moore, G. 2013. Musical value, the curriculum and higher music education: investigating student and lecturer conceptions of knowledge at undergraduate level. 11th Annual Conference of the Society for Musicology in Ireland Annual conference, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, 21-23 June 2013. 

Moore, G. 2013. ‘Unequal access and opportunity in Irish higher music education: implications for policy and practice’. 3rd Annual Conference of the Society for Music Education in Ireland. St. Patrick’s College, Dublin, November 1-3. 

Moore, G. 2012. ‘Bête Noire’? Exploring the Continuum from Leaving Certificate Music to Higher Education. 10th Annual Conference of the Society for Musicology in Ireland, Dundalk Institute of Technology, 15-17 June 2012.

Moore, G. 2010. ‘Socio-cultural perspectives on multicultural music education: Implications for curriculum design and implementation’. European Association for Music in Schools Conference, Bolu, Turkey, 26 – 29 April 2010. 

Moore, G. 2010.  “I’m not musical”: Tracking primary student teachers’ perceptions of their musicality within initial teacher education. Society for Musicology in Ireland Annual Conference, University of Ulster, Derry, 7 – 9 May 2010. 

Moore, G. 2010. ‘Exploring the social reproduction of musical value and unequal musical opportunity in higher education’. Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference, Dundalk, 25 – 27 March 2010.

Moore, G. 2010. ‘Socio-cultural perspectives on multicultural music education: Implications for curriculum design and implementation’. European Association for Music in Schools Conference, Bolu, Turkey, 26 – 29 April 2010. 

Moore, G. 2009. ‘Western classical music and music education in Ireland: harmony or hegemony?’ 6th Research in Music Education Conference, University of Exeter, UK, 14 – 18 April 2009. 

Moore, G. 2009. ‘Socio-cultural perspectives on multicultural music education: reappraising the content of music curricula’, 6th International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education, Mary Immaculate College, 5 – 9 July 2009. 

Moore, G. 2009. ‘Music Education in Higher Education in Ireland: Harmony or Hegemony?’ in Summary Proceedings of the 6th Research in Music Education Conference, University of Exeter, UK, 14 – 18 April 2009. 

Moore, G. 2007. ‘Multicultural music education and second level education’. Annual Conference of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference, Cavan, Ireland, 13 April 2007.