Lawrence Cleary

Educational Developer

 
researcher

Biography

Co-Director of the Regional Writing Centre at the University of Limerick (UL), Lawrence is an Educational Developer for the Centre for Teaching and Learning, UL.  His background is in English, Rhetoric and Composition Studies (BA in English, Illinois State University) and English Language Teaching (MA in ELT, University of Limerick). Lawrence is currently in pursuit of a Ph.D. in Writing Pedagogy, focusing on appeals for disciplinary identity as a method for engaging third-level students in an inquiry into how communication, specifically writing, functions to establish membership and position in an academic/professional community. Lawrence has taught writing to students in a number of disciplines. He currently teaches writing to first-year Engineers in the BEng course and for the MEng programme for Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineers. His interests are in Rhetoric, Critical Theory, Writing Pedagogy, Language Teaching, Systemic Functional Linguistics, Stylistics, Corpus Studies, Learning Styles and Strategies. 

Research Interests

                      

Research Interests: Rhetoric and Composition Studies, English Language Teaching, Critical Theory, Genre Studies, Stylistics, stylostatistical analysis, Corpus Studies, Systemic Functional Linguistics, Academic Literacies, writing pedagogy, learning styles, learning strategies and cognitive processing.

                      

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2012 'The Regional Writing Centre at the University of Limerick'
O'Sullivan, Í and Cleary, L. (2012) 'The Regional Writing Centre at the University of Limerick' In: Writing Programs Worldwide: Profiles of Academic Writing in Many Places. Anderson, S. C., USA: Parlour Press. [ULIR Link] [Details]
2015 'The political act of developing provision for writing in the Irish higher education context'
Cleary, L. and O’Sullivan, Í (2015) 'The political act of developing provision for writing in the Irish higher education context' In: Working With Academic Literacies: Case Studies Towards Transformative Practice. Anderson, S.C., USA: The Parlour Press. [ULIR Link] [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2009 'Responding to the writing development needs of Irish higher education students: a case study'
Cleary L., Graham C., Jeanneau C. & O'Sullivan I. (2009) 'Responding to the writing development needs of Irish higher education students: a case study'. AISHE-J: The All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 1 (1):4.1-4.16 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2013 'Apologia for Undergraduate Peer-tutors in Writing'
Lawrence Cleary (2013) 'Apologia for Undergraduate Peer-tutors in Writing'. AISHE-J: The All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 5 (1):1181-1187 [ULIR Link] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2007 Research on Writing Practices: Consequences for the Teaching of Writing and Learner Outcomes,
O'Sullivan, Í and Cleary, L. (2007) A One-day Symposium on Writing and Writing Pedagogy. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Research on Writing Practices: Consequences for the Teaching of Writing and Learner Outcomes, University of Limerick , 03-DEC-07 - 03-DEC-07 [Details]
2007 AISHE - All Ireland Society for Higher Education Conference, 2007,
Lawrence Cleary, Caroline Graham, Catherine Jeanneau and Íde O’Sullivan (2007) The potential of a writing centre in developing academic and professional writing. [Oral Presentation], AISHE - All Ireland Society for Higher Education Conference, 2007, NUI Maynooth, Maynooth, Ireland , 30-AUG-07 - 31-AUG-07 [Details]
2007 5th Annual Conference on Teaching & Learning: Learning Technologies, June 7/8, 2007,
Lawrence Cleary (2007) Revisiting the Silent Way in Online Approaches to Learning Sentence Structure in Academic Writing Tasks. [Oral Presentation], 5th Annual Conference on Teaching & Learning: Learning Technologies, June 7/8, 2007, NUI Galway , 07-JUN-07 - 08-JUN-07 [Details]
2007 Research on Writing Practices: Consequences for the Teaching of Writing and Learner Outcomes,
Cleary, L., Graham, C., Jeanneau, C. and O’Sullivan, Í. (2007) A One Day Symposium on Writing and Writing Pedagogy. [Oral Presentation], Research on Writing Practices: Consequences for the Teaching of Writing and Learner Outcomes, University of Limerick , 03-DEC-07 - 03-DEC-07 [Details]
2008 Writing Development in Higher Education Conference 2008,
Cleary, L. (2008) Bi-annual Conference on Writing and Writing Pedagogy. [Oral Presentation], Writing Development in Higher Education Conference 2008, Strathclyde, UK , 08-FEB-08 - 08-FEB-08 [Details]
2008 3RD Inter – Institutional Retention Colloquium,
Cleary, L. and Herron, P. (2008) ‘New perspectives on retention in further and higher education’. [Poster Presentation], 3RD Inter – Institutional Retention Colloquium, Absolute Hotel, Limerick , 26-SEP-08 - 26-SEP-08 [Details]
2012 The Written Word: Writing, Publishing and Communication in Higher Education,
Cleary, L; Hennessy, J (2012) Engaging students in writing as a method for active learning. [Invited Lecture], The Written Word: Writing, Publishing and Communication in Higher Education, Galway , 07-JUN-12 - 08-JUN-12 [Details]
2016 Corpora and Discourse International Conference,
Lawrence Cleary (2016) Corpus-based and corpus-assisted discourse studies (CADS) investigate the employment of corpus techniques to shed light on aspects of language used for communicative purposes or, put another way, to analyse how language is used to (attempt to) influence the beliefs and behaviour of other people. [Chaired Session], Corpora and Discourse International Conference, Siena, Italy , 30-JUN-16 - 02-JUL-16 [Details]

Monograph:- Non Peer Reviewed

  Year Publication
2008 Innovations, activities and principles for supporting student writing.
Cleary, L. and O’Sullivan, Í. (2008) Innovations, activities and principles for supporting student writing. Woburn House, 20 - 24 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HF: Monograph:- Non Peer Reviewed [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2011 Shortlisted for Shannon Consortiums Regional Award for Excellence in Teaching Centre for Teaching and Learning, University of Limerick

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Writing Development in Higher Education member /
European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing member 01-SEP-07 /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2003 University of Limerick MA English Language Teaching
2001 Illinois State University BA American Literature and Writing (Rhetoric and Composition Studies)