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Dr Andrew O’Shea

Human Development

Name: Dr Andrew O’Shea
Department: Human Development
Role: Academic Staff
Phone Number: 01 884 2001
Email Address: andrew.oshea@dcu.ie
Room: Mov52
Campus: DCU St Patricks Campus

Biographical Details

Andrew is lecturer in philosophy of education and human development. He is currently the Subject Chair of Human Development (PSP), an interdisciplinary subject on the BAJH, that combines psychology, sociology and philosophy. He teaches in both Humanities and Education while his primary research interests are in the areas of childhood studies, identity and dialogue. One of the first graduates of human development in Ireland, he is a strong advocate of cross-disciplinary dialogue that generates both creative and scientific methodologies while enriching understandings of human development for individuals in global and historical contexts. His recent research focuses on wellbeing and illbeing in the context of identity and the changes being proposed by the NCCA in relation to junior cycle reform. He teaches on on number of modules at graduate and post-graduate level, including:Introducing Human Development, Perspectives on Childhood, and Recurrent Themes in the History of Ideas.

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