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Dr Jones Irwin

Human Development

Name: Dr Jones Irwin
Department: Human Development
Role: Academic Staff
Phone Number: 01 884 2155
Email Address: jones.irwin@dcu.ie
Room: Mov49
Campus: DCU St Patricks Campus

Biographical Details

Jones Irwin is Associate Professor in Philosophy and Education. Since November 2014, he has been seconded part-time as Project Officer with NCCA on the Goodness Me, Goodness You! Multi-Denominational curriculum. He is also Co-Chair of the Ed.D Doctoral Programme and Subject Leader in Philosophy for Open Education, DCU.  He has previously lectured at University of Warwick, UK, and Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick and has been Visiting Lecturer at the Universities of Warwick (2010/2013), Ljubljana, Slovenia (2010), Linköping, Sweden (2010/2013) and Banska Bystrica, Slovakia (2015).

His research interests are particularly in the areas of Continental Philosophy, Philosophy of Education, Aesthetics (especially Cinema) and Ethics. He has published three main books to date, including the first text to explore Paulo Freire’s educational philosophy as a whole. He is currently completing a monograph on Existentialism.Since late 2014, Jones has been involved in developing the first multi-belief curriculum for primary schools, with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment. It is the first state curriculum in Ireland to include Philosophy as a Strand.

Jones was also recently appointed Co-Editor (with Dr Stephen Cowden of Coventry University) of the Peter Lang Series, New Disciplinary Perspectives in Education.

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