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Dr Margaret Farren

STEM Education, Innovation & Global Studies

Name: Dr Margaret Farren
Department: STEM Education, Innovation & Global Studies
Role: Academic Staff
Phone Number: 01 884 2257
Email Address: margaret.farren@dcu.ie
Room: C404 A
Campus: DCU St Patricks Campus

Biographical Details

Dr. Margaret Farren is an Associate Professor in the School of STEM Education, Innovation and Global Studies in the Institute of Education, Dublin City University. She chairs the Master's (MSc) in Education and Training Management (eLearning) programme and Master's (MSc) in Education and Training Management (Leadership) programme. 

Margaret supervises Master's degree and PhD students who are using research approaches that contribute to personal knowledge and knowledge in the field of practice. She has endeavoured to support practice-based research since the start of her work in higher education and this has involved bringing new forms of scholarship into the academy.  Margaret supports practitioner-researchers in bringing their embodied knowledge and values into the public domain and encourages them to draw on their own biographies in the research process. She works with the idea of theory as situated in practice. 

One of Margaret's postgraduate students said: 'Margaret is a visionary educator and action researcher with a desire to meet each student on their own terms with her pedagogy of the unique. Margaret adopts a collegial approach and brings in expertise from a variety of backgrounds to support learners in their learning. Generous with her knowledge and her time Margaret also embraces new technology, and integrates it in her work in lecturing and in research, always with the benefit of learners in mind. In my educational experience Margaret was the first lecturer / teacher who ever asked me 'What would you like to learn?''

Margaret is a founding member of the International Journal for Transformative Research https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/ijtr, an open access, peer-reviewed journal.  Open Access was chosen in order  to make freely available the new ways of approaching research that are potentially transformational for readers, and for the researchers themselves. The journal is published by De Gruyter Open.
She has experience as Principal Investigator and also partner in National, European and International projects aimed at contributing to the innovation capacity of individuals and organisations. 

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