Dr Rachel Farrell

University College Dublin

Lecturer in Teacher Education

Dr Rachel Farrell is Assistant Professor of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) and the Director of the Professional Master of Education Programme (PME) in the School of Education at University College Dublin.

Rachel's main research interest is in the area of Democratic Pedagogical Partnerships and Expansive Learning in Initial Teacher Education (ITE). Rachel has led many collaborative initiatives including: effective use of immersive technology in post-primary education with SchooVR, an evaluation of digital portfolios in ITE with MS Education Ireland, cyber resilience education with the Department of the Environment Climate and Communications (DECC), Look See What I Can Be: Changing Mindsets/Impacting Futures in STEM funded by SFI and supported by the Professional Development Services for Teachers and the PDST Young Economist of the Year national awards for post-primary students in association with the Irish Economics Association (IEA), University College Dublin, Maynooth University, NUI Galway, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, University of Limerick, Munster Technological University,  Dublin Technological University, The Central Bank of Ireland, The Irish Economic and Evaluation Service (IGEES), The Economics and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC), Business Studies Teachers’ Association of Ireland (BSTAI), Technological University Dublin, The Oireachtas Library & Research Service and Laois Education Support Centre.

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