Personal Details: Waldron, Fionnuala
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Fionnuala Waldron, Professor Emerita DCU and Cregan Professor of Education, is a founding member of the Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship Education, DCU. From 2009 - 2016, Fionnuala was Dean of Education in St Patrick's College, Dublin and Interim Executive Dean of the DCU Institute of Education, Dublin City University 2015/2016. Fionnuala's doctoral work was in nineteenth century Irish history. She worked as a primary teacher before moving into teacher education in 1999. As a teacher educator, her teaching was focused on history education and global citizenship education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and teacher education at doctoral level. Her research interests include history education, teacher education (policy and practice), human rights and citizenship education and global citizenship education. Recently she has researched and published in the area of climate change education and education for social justice. Her latest publications include: McCully, A., Waldron F. & Mallon B. (2020) The contrasting place of political history in the primary curricula of Ireland, north and south: a comparative study, Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, Waldron F., Mallon B., Barry M., Martinez Sainz G. (2020) Climate Change Education in Ireland: Emerging Practice in a Context of Resistance. In: Robbins D., Torney D., Brereton P. (eds) Ireland and the Climate Crisis. Palgrave Studies in Media and Environmental Communication. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.https://www.dcu.ie/stem-education-innovation-global-studies/people/fionnuala-waldron
Interrogating History to Imagine a Different Future
In this period of multiple and intersecting crises such as climate change and the Covid pandemic, how does history education respond?