John O'Reilly

Lecturer BSc, H Dip Ed, PhD

 
researcher

Biography

Dr. John O’Reilly is a lecturer in Initial Teacher Education in the University of Limerick addressing areas such as professionalism, planning, curriculum development, active learning, classroom management and assessment for the Postgraduate Masters in Education programme.  His research interests are all schools-based with strong partnerships in the areas of science education (IBSE and PCK in particular) and curriculum development with schools(Negotiated Integrated Curriculum), professional development agencies and the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment.   He served as a member of the junior cycle science specification development group and has just completed leading the FP7 project “Chain Reaction” focused on professional development for IBSE in Ireland.  

Research Interests

Physical Sciences Education at second and third levels; Evidence Based Practice in Education; Active and Enquiry-based Learning; Pedagogical Content Knowledge; Curriculum development (Negotiated Integrated Curriculum); Professional Development                      

Books

  Year Publication
2000 Doppler-free high resolution spectral atlas of iodine molecule 15000 to 19000 cm-1.
Kato, H; Baba, M; Ishikawa, K; Misono, M; Kimura, Y; O'Reilly, J; Kuwano, H; Shimamoto, T; Shinano, T; Fujiwara, C; Ikeuchi, M; Fujita, N; Kabir, M; Ushino, M; Takahashi, R; Matsunobu, Y (2000) Doppler-free high resolution spectral atlas of iodine molecule 15000 to 19000 cm-1. Japan: Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2016 'Interdisciplinarity and science education'
Broggy, J., O’Reilly, J., & Erduran, S. (2016) 'Interdisciplinarity and science education' In: Science Education: An International Course Companion. Rotterdam: Sense. [Details]
2017 'Interdisciplinarity in Science Education'
Broggy, J., O’Reilly, J., Erduran, S. (2017) 'Interdisciplinarity in Science Education' In: Science Education An International Course Comparison. Netherlands: Sense Publishers. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2002 'High resolution Spectroscopy of jet-cooled naphthaleneNaphthalene: the 000 and 3301 Bands of the Ă1B1uX~1Ag Transition'
Joo, D; Takahashi, R; O'Reilly, J; Kato, H; Baba, M (2002) 'High resolution Spectroscopy of jet-cooled naphthaleneNaphthalene: the 000 and 3301 Bands of the Ă1B1uX~1Ag Transition'. JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY, 215 :155-159 [Details]
2002 'Doppler-free high resolution laser spectroscopies of the naphthalene molecule'
Kabir, M; Kasahara, S; Demtroder, W; Tatamitani, Y; Okubo, M; Misono, M; Wang, J; Baba, M; Joo, D; O'Reilly, J; Doi, A; Kimura, Y; Kato, H (2002) 'Doppler-free high resolution laser spectroscopies of the naphthalene molecule'. JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 283 :237-247 [Details]
2003 'Production of electronically excited CH via the vacuum-ultraviolet photodissociation of ethylene and the possible role of the ethylidene isomer'
O'Reilly, J; Douin, S; Boye, S; Shafizadeh, N; Gauyacq, D (2003) 'Production of electronically excited CH via the vacuum-ultraviolet photodissociation of ethylene and the possible role of the ethylidene isomer'. JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 119 :820-826 [Details]
2004 'Neutral excited radicals formed by ethylene photodissociation in the 8-24eV region'
Alnama, K; Boye, S; Douin, S; Innocenti, F; O'Reilly, J; Roche, A; Shafizadeh, N; Zuin, L; Gauyacq, D (2004) 'Neutral excited radicals formed by ethylene photodissociation in the 8-24eV region'. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 6 (9):2093-2100 [Details]
2007 'Photolysis of allene and propyne in the 7-30 eV region probed by the visible fluoresence of their fragments'
Alnama, K; Boye, S; Douin, S; Innocenti, F; O'Reilly, J; Roche, AL; Shafizadeh, N; Zuin, L; Gauyacq, D (2007) 'Photolysis of allene and propyne in the 7-30 eV region probed by the visible fluoresence of their fragments'. JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 126 (044304):1-11 [Details]
2011 'A framework for teachers' integration of ICT into their classroom practice'
Donnelly, D; McGarr, O; O'Reilly, J (2011) 'A framework for teachers' integration of ICT into their classroom practice'. COMPUTERS & EDUCATION, 57 :1469-1483 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2013 'Investigating the Potential of Irish Primary School Textbooks in Supporting Inquiry-based Science Education (IBSE)'
Dunne, J,Mahdi, AE,O'Reilly, J (2013) 'Investigating the Potential of Irish Primary School Textbooks in Supporting Inquiry-based Science Education (IBSE)'. International Journal Of Science Education, 35 :1513-1532 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2013 'Enhancing the Student Experiment Experience: Visible Scientific Inquiry Through a Virtual Chemistry Laboratory'
Dermot Donnelly, John O'Reilly and Oliver McGarr (2013) 'Enhancing the Student Experiment Experience: Visible Scientific Inquiry Through a Virtual Chemistry Laboratory'. Research In Science Education, 42 (5) [DOI] [Details]
2014 ''Just Be Quiet and Listen to Exactly What He's Saying': Conceptualising power relations in inquiry-oriented classrooms'
Donnelly, DF,McGarr, O,O'Reilly, J (2014) ''Just Be Quiet and Listen to Exactly What He's Saying': Conceptualising power relations in inquiry-oriented classrooms'. International Journal Of Science Education, 36 :2029-2054 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Using interactive management to facilitate a student-centred conceptualisation of critical thinking: a case study'
Dwyer, C., Hogan, M., Harney, O. and O’Reilly, J. (2014) 'Using interactive management to facilitate a student-centred conceptualisation of critical thinking: a case study'. Etr&D-Educational Technology Research And Development, [Details]
2014 'Using interactive management to facilitate a student-centred conceptualisation of critical thinking: a case study'
Dwyer, CP,Hogan, MJ,Harney, OM,O'Reilly, J (2014) 'Using interactive management to facilitate a student-centred conceptualisation of critical thinking: a case study'. Etr&D-Educational Technology Research And Development, 62 :687-709 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Core entrepreneurial competencies and their interdependencies: insights from a study of Irish and Iranian entrepreneurs, university students and academics'
Rezaei-Zadeh, M., Hogan, M., O’Reilly, J., Cunningham, J. and Murphy, E. (2016) 'Core entrepreneurial competencies and their interdependencies: insights from a study of Irish and Iranian entrepreneurs, university students and academics'. International Entrepreneurship And Management Journal, [ULIR Link] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2011 The 6th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ECIE 2011) proceeding
Rezaei Zadeh, Morteza. O’Reilly, John. Abdollahi, Abdolhossein. Murphy, Eamonn (2011) Identification and classification of entrepreneurial competencies mapped with human personalities The 6th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ECIE 2011) proceeding , pp.753-761 [Details]
2011 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 6TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP, VOL 1 AND 2
Rezaei-Zadeh, M,Cleary, B,O'Reilly, J,Abdollahi, A,Murphy, E,Fulford, H (2011) Identification and Classification of Entrepreneurial Competencies Mapped With Human Personalities PROCEEDINGS OF THE 6TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP, VOL 1 AND 2 , pp.753-761 [Details]
2011 Education reform and reform criticism
Rezaei Zadeh, Morteza. Cleary, Brendan. O’Reilly, John. Murphy, Eamonn (2011) A review of current/future trends in e-learning platforms: toward an adaptive, personalized and collaborative approach Education reform and reform criticism , pp.314-317 [Details]
2011 The 7th eLearning and Software for Education Conference (eLSE 2011) proceeding
Rezaei Zadeh, Morteza, O’Reilly, John. Cleary, Brendan. Murphy, Eamonn. (2011) A review of the bases and solutions to deficiency in the effective use of technology in the creation of lifelong learning in Higher Education The 7th eLearning and Software for Education Conference (eLSE 2011) proceeding , pp.575-586 [Details]
2011 ANYWHERE, ANYTIME - EDUCATION ON DEMAND, VOL II
Rezaei-Zadeh, M,O'Reilly, J,Cleary, B,Murphy, E,Frunzeti, T,Popescu V,Jugureanu, R,Stefan V,Radu, C (2011) A REVIEW OF THE BASES AND SOLUTIONS TO DEFICIENCY IN THE EFFECTIVE USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE CREATION OF LIFELONG LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION ANYWHERE, ANYTIME - EDUCATION ON DEMAND, VOL II , pp.575-586 [Details]
2012 European research in Chemical education Conference ICCE-ERICE 2012
Lehane, L.; O'Reilly, J.; Mooney Simmie, G. (2012) Utilising an existing PCK instrument to capture and develop Irish pre-service teachers PCK toward an inquity oriented focus European research in Chemical education Conference ICCE-ERICE 2012 , 15-JUL-12 - 19-JUL-12 [Details]
2012 2nd Croatian Workshop on Chemistry Education, Split, Croatia
Lehane, L.; O'Reilly, J.; Mooney Simmie, G. (2012) Insights into pre-service science teachers' inquiry orientation through the utilisation of a PCK lens 2nd Croatian Workshop on Chemistry Education, Split, Croatia Split, Croatia, , 08-NOV-12 - 11-NOV-12 [DOI] [Details]
2012 The 11th international conference on science-to-business marketing – Entrepreneurial Universities Conference
Rezaei Zadeh, Morteza. Cleary, Brendan. O’Reilly, John. Murphy, Eamonn (2012) Exploring the entrepreneurial potential of LMSs and Web 2 technologies: A literature review The 11th international conference on science-to-business marketing – Entrepreneurial Universities Conference [Details]
2013 QUALITY AND EFFICIENCY IN E-LEARNING, VOL 2
Rezaei-Zadeh, M,O'Reilly, J,Hogan, M,Cleary, B,Murphy, E,Roceanu I,Stanescu I,Barbieru, D (2013) DESIGNING AN E-COOPERATIVE GROUP PRESENTATION TOOL TO BE EMBEDDED IN E-LEARNING PLATFORMS: A SCHEMATIC STORYBOARD QUALITY AND EFFICIENCY IN E-LEARNING, VOL 2 , pp.416-421 [Details]
2013 2013 FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON E-LEARNING AND E-TEACHING (ICELET)
Rezaei-Zadeh, M,Abbasali, Z,Cleary, B,O'Reilly, J,Hogan, M,Murphy, E, (2013) Encouraging students' experience-based learning through their studies in an e-learning environment Two Schematic Storyboards 2013 FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON E-LEARNING AND E-TEACHING (ICELET) , pp.101-107 [Details]
2013 European Science Education Research Association ESERA 2013
Lehane, l.; O'Reilly, J.; Mooney Simmie, G. (2013) The Utilisation of a Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) Lens to Develop Pre-Service Teachers’ Orientations Toward Inquiry Practice European Science Education Research Association ESERA 2013 [DOI] [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
2013 Enhancing the Student Experiment Experience: Visible Scientific Inquiry Through a Virtual Chemistry Laboratory.
Donnelly, D,O'Reilly, J,McGarr, O (2013) Enhancing the Student Experiment Experience: Visible Scientific Inquiry Through a Virtual Chemistry Laboratory. Reviews [DOI] [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
1998 Kinetic Studies on the Reactions of Trifluoromethoxy Radicals.
O'Reilly, J (1998) Kinetic Studies on the Reactions of Trifluoromethoxy Radicals. University College Dublin: Thesis [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Irish Science Teacher's Association Member 01-JAN-05 /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
National College of Ireland Associate Lecturer 01-SEP-93 / 31-MAY-97
Tallaght Institute of Technology Associate Lecturer 01-AUG-97 / 28-FEB-98
Kober University, Japan Post-doctoral researcher 01-NOV-98 / 31-JUL-00
Southeast Missouri State University, USA Visiting Professor 01-AUG-00 / 31-MAY-01
Uniersite Paris-Sud, France Post-Doctoral Fellow 01-JUN-01 / 31-DEC-02
National University of Ireland Galway Marie-Curie Post-doctoral fellowship 01-JAN-03 / 31-DEC-04
National University of Ireland, Galway Lecturer 01-NOV-05 / 31-AUG-07

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
1992 University College Dublin B.Sc.
1998 University College Dublin Ph.D.
2005 National University of Ireland, Galway H.Dip.in Ed.

Languages

  Language Reading Writing Speaking
French Functional Functional Functional

Teaching Interests

My learning philosophy is essentially inquiry-oriented and continuingly evolving in nature, reflective of my personal epistemology which is grounded in the sciences and developed through a view of education as a fundamental human right. I am influenced heavily by Paulo Friere and John Dewy and have incorporated principles of their philosophy in terms of learner decision-making and responsibility, making power structures visible, the teacher as a public intellectual and democratic education.
 
I adopt an “evidence-informed” approach to my teaching that I have developed through a critically reflective analysis of “evidence-based” teaching methodologies with secondary and higher education students (in both science and education modules) over many years. I view myself as a professional educator in an on-going action research cycle to improve my practice to the benefit of my students. I am then able to model this for my Initial Teacher Education students both in practical methodologies and disposition. Drawing on Hattie (2009) and the National Research Council (2000) I have identified 9 core principles of learning that act as anchors for emerging practice and are constant reference points (Appendix 2, Principles of Learning).
 
My aim in this is to facilitate the development of student capacity for independent professional action where they take responsibility for their own learning as researchers of their own practice and scholars of teaching and learning, developing and making explicit their own understandings. In this I emphasise that teachers are made rather than born with approaches that require action on reflection for professional development.  Students are active participants in my modules and I make clear that I learn from them by building on their emerging understandings and concerns as described below. I share this both anecdotally with them and explicitly to illustrate how I learn and my efforts to improve my practice.

Modules Taught

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2016/17 Preparation for School Placement EN6171
2016/17 Teacher as Professional Practitioner EN6084