Dr Roisin Coll

  • Director of the St Andrew’s Foundation for Catholic Teacher Education and Senior Lecturer (Pedagogy, Praxis & Faith)

Research interests

Research interests

I have taught and written widely on Catholic Education in Scotland, Catholic school leadership, faith education, the faith development of teachers, the professional development of teachers and the use of prayer in schools. Teacher education is a central research focus and, in particular, the continuing professional development needs of those teaching within a faith context. 

Overall, I have particular interest in the following areas: Religious Education; Faith-schools; Prayer;  Religious Observance; Continuing Professional Development of teachers; Faith Development of Catholic teachers; Comparative Education; Initial Teacher Education.

Career history

 

2017- present

Head of the Saint Andrew's Foundation and Director of Catholic Teacher Education

2013- 2016

Senior University Teacher, Creativity, Culture and Faith University of Glasgow

2009- 2013

BEd Programme Leader and University Lecturer in Religious Education, Faculty of Education, University of Glasgow

2008-2009
University Lecturer in Religious Education, Graduate Advisor and Post Graduate Convener for the Department of Religious Education, Faculty of Education, University of Glasgow

2004 - 2008
University Lecturer in Religious Education, Faculty of Education, University of Glasgow

2000-2004
University Lecturer in Mathematics Education, Department of Curriculum Studies, University of Glasgow

1995 -2000
Classroom Teacher, St Andrew's Primary School, Bearsden, Glasgow


Grants

Beyond Sectarianism: new thinking for a new generation. Five Nations Network Small Grants Award Programme. Mobility funding for Citizenship and Values Education.


Supervision

I have been external examiner for a Doctoral Thesis at Dublin City University, August 2016


Teaching

Course Leadership


I am the Masters in Education Year 2 Coordinator.

I currently lead four courses in the School of Education.

  • Theology in Education 2 is an undergraduate (20 credits) course available to all students on campus. It is mandatory for students on the MEduc who wish to qualify with the Catholic Teacher's Certificate in Religious Education.
  • Education in Practice 2 is an undergraduate (40 credits) course which is mandatory for all MEduc 2 students. The key themes in this course are curriculum theory, learning and assessment.
  • Education in Practice 3 (Religious Education RC) is a mandatory component of the 40 credit Education in Practice 3 course for those eligible to teach in the Catholic sector. The course explores the teaching of Religious Education in the Catholic school.
  • Catholic Teacher's Certificate (University of Strathclyde) is a course (30 credits) offered by the University of Glasgow and available to PG students at the University of Strathclyde who are eligible to teach Religious Education in the Catholic sector in Scotland.

I contribute to and teach on a range of other courses at both Undergraduate and Masters level including Education in Practice 1 and PGDE Practitioner Enquiry


Additional information

Consultancy and Knowledge Transfer

International Peer Reviewer for the Quality Assurance / Quality Improvement Programme for Academic Units. (Irish Universities Association Quality Committee.) May 2009.

Member of the writing group for the Curriculum for Excellence Religious Education in Catholic Schools national guidelines (This is Our Faith).  2009 - present.

Member of the Religious Education Development Group (REDG) for the Curriculum for Excellence Religious Education in Catholic Schools national guidelines. 2009 - present.

Jointly designed and implemented very successful CPD courses for teachers concerned with the use of prayer and liturgy in the Catholic school. 2006 - present.

External Examiner for the PGDE (Primary and Secondary) Programme at the University of Aberdeen (2005-2009).

Academic and professional body membership

BEd Programme Leader

Chair of the BEd Committee

Faculty Undergraduate and Initial Teacher Education Committee

Member of the General Teaching Council of Scotland

Editorial Team: International Journal of Education

Reviewer: Journal of Research on Christian Education

Reviewer: Catholic Education: a journal of inquiry and practice

Member of the Youth Secretariat Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (London Province).


Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2019 | 2018 | 2015 | 2012 | 2011 | 2009 | 2007 | 2006 | 2002
Number of items: 18.

2019

Reilly, S. and Coll, R. (2019) Confident student to confident RE Teacher: a perspective from Scotland. In: Buchanan, M. T. and Gellel, A.-M. (eds.) Global Perspectives on Catholic Religious Education in Schools. Volume II: Learning and Leading in a Pluralist World. Springer: Singapore, pp. 151-164. ISBN 9789811361265 (doi:10.1007/978-981-13-6127-2)

2018

Coll, R. (2018) The Catholic teacher: a Scottish perspective. Le Chéile: A Catholic School Ethos Journal, 30, pp. 5-6.

Coll, R. (2018) Connecting with the Catholic community. Open House, 277, pp. 5-6.

Reilly, S. and Coll, R. (2018) Confident student to confident RE Teacher: a perspective from Scotland. 1st International Conference on Catholic Religious Education in Schools, Rabat, Malta, 7-10 Feb 2018. (Unpublished)

2015

Coll, R. (2015) Catholic religious education in Scotland: bridging the gap between teacher education and curriculum delivery. In: Buchanan, M. T. and Gellel, A.-M. (eds.) Global Perspectives of Catholic Religious Education in Schools. Springer: Cham, pp. 179-193. ISBN 9783319209241 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-20925-8_15)

2012

Coll, R. (2012) Catholic primary schools in contemporary Scotland: facing new horizons. In: Duffy, E. (ed.) McAuley Conference Series 2012. University of Limerick: Limerick.

2011

Coll, R. (2011) Contributing to the pastoral and spiritual life of the Catholic school. In: Franchi, L. and McKinney, S. (eds.) A Companion to Catholic Education. Gracewing: Leominster, Herefordshire, pp. 210-224. ISBN 9780852447574

2009

Coll, R. and Davis, R.A. (2009) Catholic Religious Education in Scotland. In: Keiran, P. and Hession, A. (eds.) Exploring Religious Education: Catholic Religious Education in an Intercultural Europe. Veritas: Dublin, pp. 189-198. ISBN 181847301320

Coll, R. and Hone, E. (2009) Hands Up in the Air! Creative Prayer with Children. In: Keiran, P. and Hession, A. (eds.) Exploring Religious Education: Catholic Religious Education in an Intercultural Europe. Veritas: Dublin. ISBN 181847301320

Coll, R. (2009) Catholic School Leadership: Exploring its Impact on the Faith Development of Probationer Teachers in Scotland. International Studies in Catholic Education, 1(2), pp. 200-213. (doi:10.1080/19422530903138184)

Coll, R. (2009) From Theory to Practice: The Experiences of Catholic Probationary Teachers. Journal of Research on Christian Education, 18(2), pp. 140-159. (doi:10.1080/10656210903046408)

Hone, E. and Coll, R. (2009) All Together: Creative Prayer with Children. Veritas: Dublin. ISBN 9781847301796

Hughes, L., Coll, R. and Bollan, J. (2009) Catholic schools on the web: Windows to the soul of Catholic education? Journal of Catholic School Studies, 2,

2007

Coll, R. (2007) Student teachers' perception of their role and responsibilities as Catholic educators. European Journal of Teacher Education, 30(4), pp. 445-465.

Coll, R. (2007) The struggle for the soul : implications for the identity of Catholic teachers. Journal of Religious Education, 55(3), pp. 45-53.

Coll, R. and Davis, R. (2007) Faith schools and state education: church-state relations and the development of the 5-14 Religious Education Programme in Scotland. Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 11(1), pp. 67-82.

2006

Coll, R. (2006) Faith formation in the context of continuing professional development for Catholic teachers: understanding the views of the managers. Journal of In-Service Education, 32(4), pp. 431-450. (doi:10.1080/13674580601024499)

2002

Coll, R. (2002) Examination of the consultation and development process for the Scottish Catholic religious education guidelines. Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 6(2), pp. 233-250.

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Number of items: 18.

Articles

Coll, R. (2018) The Catholic teacher: a Scottish perspective. Le Chéile: A Catholic School Ethos Journal, 30, pp. 5-6.

Coll, R. (2018) Connecting with the Catholic community. Open House, 277, pp. 5-6.

Coll, R. (2009) Catholic School Leadership: Exploring its Impact on the Faith Development of Probationer Teachers in Scotland. International Studies in Catholic Education, 1(2), pp. 200-213. (doi:10.1080/19422530903138184)

Coll, R. (2009) From Theory to Practice: The Experiences of Catholic Probationary Teachers. Journal of Research on Christian Education, 18(2), pp. 140-159. (doi:10.1080/10656210903046408)

Hughes, L., Coll, R. and Bollan, J. (2009) Catholic schools on the web: Windows to the soul of Catholic education? Journal of Catholic School Studies, 2,

Coll, R. (2007) Student teachers' perception of their role and responsibilities as Catholic educators. European Journal of Teacher Education, 30(4), pp. 445-465.

Coll, R. (2007) The struggle for the soul : implications for the identity of Catholic teachers. Journal of Religious Education, 55(3), pp. 45-53.

Coll, R. and Davis, R. (2007) Faith schools and state education: church-state relations and the development of the 5-14 Religious Education Programme in Scotland. Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 11(1), pp. 67-82.

Coll, R. (2006) Faith formation in the context of continuing professional development for Catholic teachers: understanding the views of the managers. Journal of In-Service Education, 32(4), pp. 431-450. (doi:10.1080/13674580601024499)

Coll, R. (2002) Examination of the consultation and development process for the Scottish Catholic religious education guidelines. Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 6(2), pp. 233-250.

Books

Hone, E. and Coll, R. (2009) All Together: Creative Prayer with Children. Veritas: Dublin. ISBN 9781847301796

Book Sections

Reilly, S. and Coll, R. (2019) Confident student to confident RE Teacher: a perspective from Scotland. In: Buchanan, M. T. and Gellel, A.-M. (eds.) Global Perspectives on Catholic Religious Education in Schools. Volume II: Learning and Leading in a Pluralist World. Springer: Singapore, pp. 151-164. ISBN 9789811361265 (doi:10.1007/978-981-13-6127-2)

Coll, R. (2015) Catholic religious education in Scotland: bridging the gap between teacher education and curriculum delivery. In: Buchanan, M. T. and Gellel, A.-M. (eds.) Global Perspectives of Catholic Religious Education in Schools. Springer: Cham, pp. 179-193. ISBN 9783319209241 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-20925-8_15)

Coll, R. (2012) Catholic primary schools in contemporary Scotland: facing new horizons. In: Duffy, E. (ed.) McAuley Conference Series 2012. University of Limerick: Limerick.

Coll, R. (2011) Contributing to the pastoral and spiritual life of the Catholic school. In: Franchi, L. and McKinney, S. (eds.) A Companion to Catholic Education. Gracewing: Leominster, Herefordshire, pp. 210-224. ISBN 9780852447574

Coll, R. and Davis, R.A. (2009) Catholic Religious Education in Scotland. In: Keiran, P. and Hession, A. (eds.) Exploring Religious Education: Catholic Religious Education in an Intercultural Europe. Veritas: Dublin, pp. 189-198. ISBN 181847301320

Coll, R. and Hone, E. (2009) Hands Up in the Air! Creative Prayer with Children. In: Keiran, P. and Hession, A. (eds.) Exploring Religious Education: Catholic Religious Education in an Intercultural Europe. Veritas: Dublin. ISBN 181847301320

Conference or Workshop Item

Reilly, S. and Coll, R. (2018) Confident student to confident RE Teacher: a perspective from Scotland. 1st International Conference on Catholic Religious Education in Schools, Rabat, Malta, 7-10 Feb 2018. (Unpublished)

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