Dr Manuela Heinz

M.A., M.Sc., Ph.D

 
researcher

Biography

Lecturer in Educational Theory and Practice, quantitative and mixed-methods research methodologies, action and practitioner research
Published researcher in Initial and Continuing Teacher Education policy and practice
Director of Teaching Practice initiating and developing school-university partnerships and leading development and implementation of policies and practices of school placements for student teachers
Over ten years experience as m
odern languages teacher at primary, secondary and third level (state funded and private schools and colleges) before taking up current position

Research Interests

Teacher education and professional development

Selection, backgrounds, motivations and experiences of student teachers

School university partnerships, practice education and mentoring
 
Active learning methodologies 

Modern language teaching methodologies

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
MILLENIUM FUND MANUELA HEINZ 01-DEC-12 01-JAN-16

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2016) 'Excavating an Injustice? Nationality/ies, Ethnicity/ies, and Experiences with Diversity of Initial Teacher Education Applicants and Entrants in Ireland in 2014'
Keane, E. & Heinz, M. (2016) 'Excavating an Injustice? Nationality/ies, Ethnicity/ies, and Experiences with Diversity of Initial Teacher Education Applicants and Entrants in Ireland in 2014'. European Journal Of Teacher Education, [Details]
(2016) 'Using Comment Only Marking in a Mathematics Classroom in the Republic of Ireland: Experience and Learning of a Student Teacher'
O'Mahoney, K & Heinz, M. (2016) 'Using Comment Only Marking in a Mathematics Classroom in the Republic of Ireland: Experience and Learning of a Student Teacher'. Journal of Teacher Action Research, 2 (2):58-69 [Details]
(2015) 'Diversity in Initial Teacher Education (DITE) in Ireland: The Socio-demographic Backgrounds of Postgraduate Post-primary Entrants in 2013 & 2014'
Keane, E.; Heinz, M. (2015) 'Diversity in Initial Teacher Education (DITE) in Ireland: The Socio-demographic Backgrounds of Postgraduate Post-primary Entrants in 2013 & 2014'. Irish Educational Studies, Forthcoming [Details]
(2015) 'Why choose teaching? An international review of empirical studies exploring student teachers’ career motivations and levels of commitment to teaching'
Heinz, M. (2015) 'Why choose teaching? An international review of empirical studies exploring student teachers’ career motivations and levels of commitment to teaching'. Educational Research and Evaluation: An International Journal on Theory and Practice, 21 (3):258-297 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Why choose teaching in the Republic of Ireland? - Student teachers' motivations and perceptions of teaching as a career and their evaluations of Irish second-level education'
Heinz, M. (2013) 'Why choose teaching in the Republic of Ireland? - Student teachers' motivations and perceptions of teaching as a career and their evaluations of Irish second-level education'. European Journal of Educational Studies, 5 (1):1-17 [Details]
(2013) 'Tomorrow's teachers-selecting the best: An exploration of the quality rationale behind academic and experiential selection criteria for initial teacher education programmes'
Heinz, M (2013) 'Tomorrow's teachers-selecting the best: An exploration of the quality rationale behind academic and experiential selection criteria for initial teacher education programmes'. Educational Assessment Evaluation And Accountability, 25 :93-114 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'The next generation of teachers: an investigation of second-level student teachers' backgrounds in the Republic of Ireland'
Heinz, M (2013) 'The next generation of teachers: an investigation of second-level student teachers' backgrounds in the Republic of Ireland'. Irish Educational Studies, 32 :139-156 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Creating the future of teacher education together: the role of emotionality in university-school partnership'
Higgins, A., Heinz, M., McCauley, V., Fleming, M. (2012) 'Creating the future of teacher education together: the role of emotionality in university-school partnership'. Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences, [Details]
(2008) 'The composition of applicants and entrants to teacher education programmes in Ireland: trends and patterns'
Heinz, M (2008) 'The composition of applicants and entrants to teacher education programmes in Ireland: trends and patterns'. Irish Educational Studies, 27 :223-240 [DOI] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2016) 'Career Motivations of Student Teachers in the Republic of Ireland: Continuity and Change during Educational Reform and 'Boom to Bust' Economic Times'
Heinz, M., Keane, E., and Foley, C, (2016) 'Career Motivations of Student Teachers in the Republic of Ireland: Continuity and Change during Educational Reform and 'Boom to Bust' Economic Times' In: Why Teach? How Teachers' Motivations Matter around the World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
(2014) 'Initial Teacher Education in Ireland: Structure, policy developments and implications for practice'
Heinz, M. (2014) 'Initial Teacher Education in Ireland: Structure, policy developments and implications for practice' In: Education's Role in Preparing Globally Competent Citizens. Sofia: BulgarianComparativeEducationSociety(BCES). [Details]
(2013) 'Preparing Teachers for Ireland's Future: New Policies, Practices and Challenges for Initial Teacher Education in Ireland'
Fleming, M. & Heinz, M. (2013) 'Preparing Teachers for Ireland's Future: New Policies, Practices and Challenges for Initial Teacher Education in Ireland' In: Education Matters Yearbook. Galway: Education Matters. [Details]
(2007) 'Being a good teacher and/or teaching to the exams? Student teachers' narratives of learning and teaching in Ireland'
HEINZ, M. (2007) 'Being a good teacher and/or teaching to the exams? Student teachers' narratives of learning and teaching in Ireland' In: Comparative Education, Teacher Training and New Education Agenda Sofia, Bureau for Educational Services. Sofia: Popov,N; Wolhuter,C; Leutwyler,B; Kysilka,M; ?erneti?,M. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2015) Gender Advanced Research Consortium (ARC): 2015 Seminar Series
Heinz, M., Keane, E., Davison, K. (2015) Diversity in Initial Teacher Education (DITE) in Ireland: Critical Perspectives on Gender and Sexuality Gender Advanced Research Consortium (ARC): 2015 Seminar Series [Details]
(2015) Who is in the classroom? Learners, teachers, identities - Intercultural and Diversity Education Centre (IDEC) - Ireland 6th National Conference
Heinz, M. & Keane, E. (2015) Diversity in Initial Teacher Education (DITE) in Ireland - A National Research Project Calling for Action Who is in the classroom? Learners, teachers, identities - Intercultural and Diversity Education Centre (IDEC) - Ireland 6th National Conference [Details]
(2015) British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference
Heinz, M. & Keane, E. (2015) The career motivations & socio-demographic profiles of initial teacher education applicants in Ireland: Connecting teacher motivation and teacher diversity research British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference [Details]
(2015) British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference
Heinz, M. & Chan, C. (2015) School University Partnership in Ireland and Hong Kong: Two case studies exploring conceptualisations and practices in times of education policy reform British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference [Details]
(2015) Educational Studies Association of Ireland, Annual Conference
Heinz, M., Keane, E., Davison, K. (2015) Exploring Gender and Sexuality in Initial Teacher Education in Ireland Educational Studies Association of Ireland, Annual Conference [Details]
(2015) American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference: Toward Justice; Culture, Language & Heritage n Education Research & Praxis . Chicago, IL. USA
Heinz, M., Keane, E. (2015) Exploring Ethnicity in Initial Teacher Education: The Nationality/ies, Ethnicity/ies & Experiences with Diversity of Student Teachers in Ireland American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference: Toward Justice; Culture, Language & Heritage n Education Research & Praxis . Chicago, IL. USA [Details]
(2015) Irish National Teachers' Organisation (INTO) National Committees Meeting: Invited Paper
Keane, E., Heinz, M. (2015) Examining Diversity in Primary and Post-primary Teacher Applicants & Entrants in Ireland Irish National Teachers' Organisation (INTO) National Committees Meeting: Invited Paper [Details]
(2015) Galway University Integration through Drama & Education (GUIDE) symposium
Keane, E., and Heinz, M. (2015) Exploring Diversity in Initial Teacher Education (DITE) in Ireland - A National Project: Exploring Nationality/ies & Ethnicity/ies Galway University Integration through Drama & Education (GUIDE) symposium [Details]
(2014) Society for Research into Higher Education conference, Inspiring future generations; embracing plurality and difference in higher education
Keane, E. and Heinz, M. (2014) Social class in initial teacher education in Ireland: Formal categorisations and self-classifications Society for Research into Higher Education conference, Inspiring future generations; embracing plurality and difference in higher education [Details]
(2014) Diverse Teachers for Diverse Learners Conference
Keane, E. & Heinz, M. (2014) Diverse Teachers for Diverse Learners? Initial Findings from Ireland's National Diversity Profiling Initial Teacher Education (DITE) Research Project Diverse Teachers for Diverse Learners Conference [Details]
(2014) British Educational Research Association (BERA) Special Interest Group (SiG): Researching Higher Education: Investigating Inequalities
Keane, E. & Heinz, M. (2014) Researching Inequalities in Higher Education: The Case of Initial Teacher Education in Ireland British Educational Research Association (BERA) Special Interest Group (SiG): Researching Higher Education: Investigating Inequalities Institute of Education, University of Londin, , 21-MAY-14 - 21-MAY-14 [Details]
(2014) Educational Studies Association of Ireland, Annual Conference
Heinz, M. and Keane, E. (2014) Diversity Profiling Applicants and Entrants to Initial Teacher Education Programmes in the Republic of Ireland - Design, First implementation and Findings from the ‘DITE’ questionnaire Educational Studies Association of Ireland, Annual Conference [Details]
(2014) 2014 Association for Teacher Education in Europe Winter Conference - Social Justice and Diversity in Teacher Education (Bulgaria)
Keane, E. and Heinz, M. (2014) Continuity and Change: Examining the Diversity Profile of Initial Teacher Education Applicants and Entrants in Ireland 2006-2013 2014 Association for Teacher Education in Europe Winter Conference - Social Justice and Diversity in Teacher Education (Bulgaria) [Details]
(2014) International Sociological Association XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology: Facing an Unequal World - Challenges for Global Sociology, Yokohama
Heinz, M. and Keane, E. (2014) Initial Teacher Education: Who Gets in and What Are the Implications for Students, Schools and Society? International Sociological Association XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology: Facing an Unequal World - Challenges for Global Sociology, Yokohama [Details]
(2014) Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong: Policy and Educational Development in a Global Context (University of Hong Kong)
Heinz, M. and Keane, E. (2014) Diversity Profiling the Irish Student Teacher Body: Research Design & Analysis of Participants’ Socio-Demographic Positionalities Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong: Policy and Educational Development in a Global Context (University of Hong Kong) [Details]
(2013) How Equal? HEA Conference on Access to Higher Education in Ireland, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin, November 7th
Keane, E. and Heinz, M. (2013) Diversity Profiling Initial Teacher Education in Ireland: An Initial Analysis How Equal? HEA Conference on Access to Higher Education in Ireland, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin, November 7th [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2016) Retrospective for Perspective - Access and Widening Participation 1991-2041. European Access Network (EAN) 25th Annual Conference,
Heinz, M. & Keane, E. (2016) Examining barriers to diversity in teaching: A critical exploration of initial teacher education admission criteria in Ireland. [Refereed Abstracts], Retrospective for Perspective - Access and Widening Participation 1991-2041. European Access Network (EAN) 25th Annual Conference, University College Dublin , 29-MAY-16 - 31-MAY-16. [Details]
(2016) Educational Studies Association of Ireland 41st Annual Conference,
Heinz, M. Keane, E. (2016) Spotlights on the diversity gap: An examination of the socio-demographic backgrounds of applicants and entrants to primary teacher education programmes in Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Educational Studies Association of Ireland 41st Annual Conference, National University of Ireland Galway , 31-MAR-16 - 02-APR-16. [Details]
(2016) Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers - European Conference of Educational Research Annual Conference,
Heinz, M., Davison, K. & Keane, E. (2016) Catholic missionaries for Irish schools? Exploring religious affiliations and convictions of initial teacher education applicants and entrants in the Republic of Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers - European Conference of Educational Research Annual Conference, University College Dublin , 23-AUG-16 - 26-AUG-16. [Details]
(2016) Educational Studies Association of Ireland 41st Annual Conference,
Heinz, M., Fleming, M. & Long, B. (2016) Collaborative school-university partnerships - how cooperating teachers, principals, student teachers and university teachers see it. [Refereed Abstracts], Educational Studies Association of Ireland 41st Annual Conference, National University of Ireland Galway , 31-MAR-16 - 02-APR-16. [Details]
(2014) National Conference On Partnership in School Placement in Initial Teacher Education,
Heinz, M. & Fleming, M. (2014) Workshop title: School-University Partnership - Building and Cultivating a “Living” Community of Practice. [Workshop chair], National Conference On Partnership in School Placement in Initial Teacher Education, University of Limerick , 03-JUL-14 - 03-JUL-14. [Details]
(2014) National Conference on Partnership in School Placement in Initial Teacher Education,
Fleming, M. & Heinz, M. (2014) Workshop title: Constructing a Narrative of School-University Partnership in Ireland: Envisioning Futures and Exploring Paths to get there…. [Workshop chair], National Conference on Partnership in School Placement in Initial Teacher Education, University of Limerick , 03-JUL-14 - 03-JUL-14. [Details]
(2014) XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology,
Heinz, M. & Keane, E. (2014) Initial Teacher Education - Who gets in and what are the implications for students, schools and society?. [Conference Paper], XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology, Yokohama, Japan , 13-JUL-14 - 19-JUL-14. [Details]
(2014) Invited presentation to academic staff at King's Learning Institute,
Keane, E. & Heinz, M. (2014) Homogeneity and Diversity: A First National Study of the Socio-Demographic Profile of Applicants & Entrants to Initial Teacher Education in Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], Invited presentation to academic staff at King's Learning Institute, King's College London - King's Learning Institute , 05-MAY-14 - 05-MAY-14. [Details]
(2014) Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference: Imagining and Innovating for Sustainable Futures; education in challenging times,
Heinz, M. & Keane, E. (2014) Diversity Profiling Applicants and Entrants to Initial Teacher Education Programmes in the Republic of Ireland - Design, First implementation and Findings from the 'DITE' questionnaire. [Conference Paper], Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference: Imagining and Innovating for Sustainable Futures; education in challenging times, Athlone , 10-APR-14 - 12-APR-14. [Details]
(2013) Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) 38th Annual Conference,
Heinz, M. (2013) Can you see the good teachers coming?: Exploring the quality rationale behind initial teacher education selection criteria. [Chaired Session], Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) 38th Annual Conference, Limerick , 28-MAR-13 - 30-MAR-13. [Details]
(2013) Teaching Council School Placement Guidelines Stakeholder meeting,
Heinz, M. (2013) School-University Partnership Initiative at NUI Galway (2011-2013). [Invited Oral Presentation], Teaching Council School Placement Guidelines Stakeholder meeting, Enfield , 07-JUN-13 - 07-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013) Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) 38th Annual Conference,
Fleming, M., Heinz, M., McCauley, V., Higgins, A., Kennedy, J. (2013) Theory into Practice: Building collaborative school-university partnerships in Ireland. [Chaired Session], Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) 38th Annual Conference, Limerick , 28-MAR-13 - 30-MAR-13. [Details]
(2012) American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting,
Heinz, Manuela (2012) Why enter teaching in the Republic of Ireland? Student teachers’ motivations to teach, their perceptions of the teaching career and assessment of Irish second-level education. Paper presented as part of an international symposium (Australia, US, Norway, Germany, UK, China, Ireland) on Factors Influencing Teaching (FIT) Choice. [Invited Oral Presentation], American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Vancouver , 17-APR-12 - 20-APR-12. [Details]
(2012) 3rd World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Educational Leadership,
Higgins, A., Heinz, M., McCauley, V., Fleming, M. (2012) Creating the future of teacher education together: the role of emotionality in university-school partnership. [Refereed Abstracts], 3rd World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Educational Leadership, Brussles, Belgium , 25-OCT-12 - 28-OCT-12. [Details]
(2012) Research Seminar Series,
Fleming, M., Heinz, M., Higgins, A., McCauley V. (2012) Building school-university partnerships to enhance student teachers' learning experience. [Invited Oral Presentation], Research Seminar Series, Galway - School of Education - NUI Galway , 14-MAY-12 - 14-MAY-12. [Details]
(2011) Reimagining Initial Teacher Education: Perspectives on Transformation,
Heinz, M. (2011) Improving teaching practice experiences in Initial Teacher Education - the voices of student teachers. [Oral Presentation], Reimagining Initial Teacher Education: Perspectives on Transformation, St. Patrick's College, Dublin , 30-JUN-11 - 02-JUL-11. [Details]
(2011) Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Annual Conference,
Heinz, M. (2011) Moving from informal school-university collaboration to partnerships in initial teacher education in Ireland?: An examination of perspectives, expectations and possible ways ahead. Educational Studies Association of Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Annual Conference, Church of Ireland School of Education, Dublin , 14-APR-11 - 16-APR-11. [Details]
(2008) Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Annual Conference,
Heinz, M. (2008) Active learning, discipline, lectures and inspectors - making sense of competing discourses in teacher education. [Oral Presentation], Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Annual Conference, Galway , 06-MAR-08 - 08-MAR-08. [Details]
(2008) Modern Languages in Primary Schools Initiative (MLPSI) Annual Conference,
Heinz, M. (2008) Active Learning Methodologies in Modern Language Teaching. [Invited Oral Presentation], Modern Languages in Primary Schools Initiative (MLPSI) Annual Conference, University College Cork, Ireland , 06-MAR-08 - 07-MAR-08. [Details]
(2008) British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference,
Heinz, M. (2008) Discursive actions, transactions and shared actions in student teachers' cognition. [Oral Presentation], British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference, Heriot Watt University. Edinburgh , 03-SEP-08 - 06-SEP-08. [Details]
(2007) Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Annual Conference,
HEINZ, M. (2007) What makes a good second-level teacher? Student teachers'narrative accounts about quality learning and teaching. [Oral Presentation], Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Annual Conference, Cavan Crystal Hotel, Cavan , 29-MAR-07 - 31-MAR-07. [Details]
(2006) European Conference on Educational Research (ECER),
HEINZ, M. (2006) Moving between learning spaces and cultures: Student teachers' entering beliefs meeting new learning contexts. [Oral Presentation], European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), Geneva , 13-SEP-06 - 15-SEP-06. [Details]
(2006) Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE) Spring University,
HEINZ, M. (2006) Student teachers' backgrounds and prior beliefs. [Oral Presentation], Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE) Spring University, Riga , 22-JUN-06 - 24-JUN-06. [Details]
(2005) Bulgarian Comparative Educational Studies (BCES) International Conference,
HEINZ, M. (2005) Learning cultures and spaces in second-level teacher education - A preliminary analysis of the Irish context. [Oral Presentation], Bulgarian Comparative Educational Studies (BCES) International Conference, Sofia , 18-APR-05 - 22-APR-05. [Details]

Conference Poster

  Year Publication
(2012) Image-Based Pedagogy: Enhancing Critical Reflective Practice in Teacher Education Through Teaching Technology and Image Space.
Davison, K., McCormack, O., Fleming, M., Hall, T., Heinz, M., McGarr, O., & Lenaghan, J. (2012) Image-Based Pedagogy: Enhancing Critical Reflective Practice in Teacher Education Through Teaching Technology and Image Space. Conference Poster [Details]

Non Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2006) Who applies and embarks on second-level teacher education: Trends and patterns in the composition of applicants and entrants to the Postgraduate Diploma in Education. Report on the data collected by the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (NUI) Applications Centre (PDEAC) between 1999-2005.
HEINZ, M. (2006) Who applies and embarks on second-level teacher education: Trends and patterns in the composition of applicants and entrants to the Postgraduate Diploma in Education. Report on the data collected by the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (NUI) Applications Centre (PDEAC) between 1999-2005. NUI: Non Published Reports [Details]

Languages

  Language
Spanish
German
English

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2012-13 Teaching Practice - B.A. Mathematics and Education
2012/13 Research Literacies for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning
2012/13 General Research Methods
2012/13 Teaching Practice - Professional Diploma in Education (PDE)
2012/13 Mentoring in Practice
2012/13 Professional Development
2012/13 Professional Studies in Education
2012/13 Quantitative Research Methods

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