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Nicola Broderick

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Contact Details






C104
DCU Institute of Education
St. Patrick's Campus
Drumcondra
Dublin 9

T: + 353 1 8842213
E: nicola.broderick@dcu.ie
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Biography

Nicola Broderick is a lecturer in Science Education and works in the area of Initial Teacher Education (ITE). Currently her main responsibilities include researching, developing and facilitating ITE and continuous professional development courses in science education. Nicola has developed educational resources in science and published in the areas of teaching and learning in primary science, Nature of Science and Education for Sustainable Development. She is currently in her third year of the Doctorate of Education, DCU. Nicola is a member of the Centre for the Advancement STEM Teaching and Learning (CASTeL).

Research Interests

Nicola Broderick's research interests are in the areas of:
  • Science Education
  • Education for Sustainable Development
  • Nature of Science
  • Teaching and Learning in Primary Science
  • Inquiry Based Science Education
  • Continuous Professional Development.
  • Policy and Practice
  • Socio-Scientific Issues

Research Projects

  Title Funder From - To Role Award
Strategic Review of the RDS Science and Technology Programme RDS 01-SEP-18 - Investigator
Irish Girl Guides Innovatively Engaging with STEM Science Foundation Ireland 01-JAN-18 - 01-JAN-19 Investigator 50,000.00

Internal Collaborators

  Name Institute Country
Deirdre Butler DCU IRELAND
Greg Smith DCU IRELAND
Cliona Murphy DCU IRELAND
Margaret Leahy DCU IRELAND

Books

  Year Publication
2016 SUSTAIN Energy Teacher Resource Book.
Nicola Broderick, Cliona Murphy, & Greg Smith (2016) SUSTAIN Energy Teacher Resource Book. France: La main à la pâte Foundation. [DOI] [Details]
2016 Scientist's Apprentice - Energy and Resources.
Nicola Broderick Cliona Murphy (2016) Scientist's Apprentice - Energy and Resources. Stillorgan Road, Belfield, Dublin 4: University College Dublin. [Details]
2015 Real Science for Young Scientists.
Cliona Murphy, Nicola Broderick, Lydnsay Kenny (2015) Real Science for Young Scientists. Drumcondra: St Patrick's College. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2019 'A Starting Point: Provide Children Opportunities to Engage with Scientific Inquiry and Nature of Science'
Murphy, C., Smith, G., & Broderick, N. (2019) 'A Starting Point: Provide Children Opportunities to Engage with Scientific Inquiry and Nature of Science'. Research in Science Education, [DOI] [Details]
2019 'From Our Own Correspondent: teachers’ professional learning in the Republic of Ireland context'
Broderick, N (2019) 'From Our Own Correspondent: teachers’ professional learning in the Republic of Ireland context'. Practice: contemporary issues in professional learning, [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2018 International Conference: New Perspectives in Science Education
Nicola Broderick (2018) Continuous Professional Development in Science Education: A Reconceptualisation International Conference: New Perspectives in Science Education [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2018 The Future of Teacher Professional Learning through the lens of a Mandatory Professional Learning Policy: A Policy Analysis of Cosán,
Nicola Broderick (2018) A Policy Analysis of the Cosán Framework for Teacher Professional Learning. [Oral Presentation], The Future of Teacher Professional Learning through the lens of a Mandatory Professional Learning Policy: A Policy Analysis of Cosán, Aston University, Bermingham, UK [Details]
2018 The Future ‘Vision’ for Science Education: A Critical Analysis of the STEM Education Policy in an Irish Context,
Nicola Broderick (2018) A Policy Analysis of STEM Education in an Irish Context. [Oral Presentation], The Future ‘Vision’ for Science Education: A Critical Analysis of the STEM Education Policy in an Irish Context, DCU [Details]
2018 International Conference: New Perspectives in Science Education,
Nicola Broderick (2018) Continuous Professional Development in Science Education: A Reconceptualisation. [Oral Presentation], International Conference: New Perspectives in Science Education, Florence, Italy [Details]
2016 Science and Mathematics Education Conference 2016,
Nicola Broderick (2016) STEM Teacher Education: Initial and Continuing Professional Development. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Science and Mathematics Education Conference 2016, Dublin [Details]
2015 SUSTAIN Supporting Science Teacher Advancement Through Inquiry,
Nicola Broderick (2015) Energy and Resources Teacher Resource. [Conference Organising Committee Member], SUSTAIN Supporting Science Teacher Advancement Through Inquiry, Dublin [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2018 DCU President's Award (Nomination) DCU

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Centre for the Advancement of STEM Teaching and Learning Member /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
International Professional Development Association (IPDA) Ireland Treasurer / Ongoing

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Rathregan National School Deputy Principal 01-SEP-07 / 31-AUG-16

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2012 National University of Ireland, Maynooth Diploma in Educational Leadership and Management Educational Leadership and Management
2008 Mary Immaculate College, Limerick Bachelor of Education B.Ed.
2010 St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra Master of Education Science Education
2013 St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra Graduate Certificate Classroom Assessment

Modules Coordinated

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2019 Exploring Current Issues SG301Exploring Current Issues

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