Dr Vanessa McDonagh

  • Lecturer (Modern Foreign Languages)

Research interests

  • teacher identity
  • teacher beliefs
  • reflection & reflective practice
  • initial teacher training
  • motivation
  • narrative inquiry

As part of my EdD dissertation I looked at teacher identity construction, initial teacher training, and reflection. 

Publications

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Number of items: 6.

2023

McDonagh, V. (2023) Exploring Student-Teacher’s Identity (Re)construction on a TESOL Programme. In: IATEFL 55th International Conference & Exhibition, Belfast, UK, 17-20 May 2022, pp. 139-141. ISBN 9781912588435

2022

McDonagh, V. (2022) Exploring teacher identity construction through the use of reflective writing. 14th METU International ELT Convention: Reflections, Ankara, Turkey, 17 - 19 June 2022.

McDonagh, V. (2022) Supporting Trainees on an MSc TESOL Programme. IATEFL TTEdSIG PCE 2022, Belfast, UK, 16 May 2022.

2019

Lewis, S. and McDonagh, V. (2019) Assessed seminars for pre-sessional international post-graduate management studies. St Andrew's Learning and Teaching Conference 'Innovative Assessment in Higher Education, St. Andrews, Scotland, 23 October 2019. (Unpublished)

2018

McDonagh, V. (2018) An Exploration of Teacher Identity Through the Lived Stories of International Students Doing Microteaching as Part of their Coursework. 17th Annual School of Education Doctoral Research Conference, Birmingham, UK, 24 Nov 2018.

McDonagh, V. (2018) Students' Perceptions of Reflective Writing. Sabancı University School of Languages Conference: Pathways that Inspire Us, Istanbul, Turkey, 04-05 May 2018.

This list was generated on Fri Mar 1 07:27:45 2024 GMT.
Number of items: 6.

Conference or Workshop Item

McDonagh, V. (2022) Exploring teacher identity construction through the use of reflective writing. 14th METU International ELT Convention: Reflections, Ankara, Turkey, 17 - 19 June 2022.

McDonagh, V. (2022) Supporting Trainees on an MSc TESOL Programme. IATEFL TTEdSIG PCE 2022, Belfast, UK, 16 May 2022.

Lewis, S. and McDonagh, V. (2019) Assessed seminars for pre-sessional international post-graduate management studies. St Andrew's Learning and Teaching Conference 'Innovative Assessment in Higher Education, St. Andrews, Scotland, 23 October 2019. (Unpublished)

McDonagh, V. (2018) An Exploration of Teacher Identity Through the Lived Stories of International Students Doing Microteaching as Part of their Coursework. 17th Annual School of Education Doctoral Research Conference, Birmingham, UK, 24 Nov 2018.

McDonagh, V. (2018) Students' Perceptions of Reflective Writing. Sabancı University School of Languages Conference: Pathways that Inspire Us, Istanbul, Turkey, 04-05 May 2018.

Conference Proceedings

McDonagh, V. (2023) Exploring Student-Teacher’s Identity (Re)construction on a TESOL Programme. In: IATEFL 55th International Conference & Exhibition, Belfast, UK, 17-20 May 2022, pp. 139-141. ISBN 9781912588435

This list was generated on Fri Mar 1 07:27:45 2024 GMT.

Supervision

MEd and MSc TESOL dissertation supervision

Teaching

Co-Programme Lead for MSc and MEd TESOL Programmes

MSc TESOL

  • Classroom Processes (CP)
  • Developing Professional Practice (DPP) (Course Convenor)

 MEd TESOL

  • Supervising Tutor for Practice Teaching on Language Learning and Applications Module
  • Language Learning and Applications (LLA)

 Optional modules on MSc & MEd 

  • Course Design and Practice (CDP) (Course Convenor) MEd students only
  • Language Learning for Children with English as an Additional Language
  • Contemporary Issues in TESOL

Other teaching 

  • Advancing English for Business (Speaking)
  • Advancing English for Business (Writing)
  • Summer Pre-Sessional English for Academic Purposes (June Entry)
  • Summer Pre-Sessional English for Academic Purposes (July Entry)

Additional information

Qualifications

  • EdD (2023) Queen's University Belfast
  • Thesis: Approximations of practice and teacher identity construction: An exploration of the lived stories of TESOL students on a UK master’s course. https://pure.qub.ac.uk/en/studentTheses/approximations-of-practice-and-teacher-identity-construction 
  • MA Management in Education (2010) Bilkent University, Ankara
  • Cambridge DELTA (2009)
  • Cambridge ICELT (2006)
  • MA European Integration (2000) University of Limerick
  • BA History, Sociology & Politics (1999) National University of Ireland Galway

 

Membership

  • Individual member IATEFL (International Assocation of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language) plus
    • Teacher Training and Education Special Interest Group (TTEd SIG)
    • Research Special Interest Group (ReSIG)
  • Institutional member BALEAP (British Association for Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes)

 

Presentations/CPD Sessions

  • March 2022 International PGT Students' perceptions on reflective writing. Online CPD session with instructors at The Language Centre, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada
  • Nov 2018 An exploration of teacher identity through the lived stories of international students doing microteaching as part of their coursework, University of Birmingham School of Education 17th Annual Research Conference Education and Identity: New Directions, University of Birmingham, 24 November 2018
  • May 2018 Students’ Perceptions on Reflective Writing, Sabancı University School of Languages Conference Pathways that Inspire us, Sabancı University, Istanbul, Turkey, 4-5 May 2018
  • May 2018 Students’ Perceptions on Reflective Writing, Özyeğin University School of Languages ELT Conference How to do the "right things" by doing "things rights"? Özyeğin University, Istanbul, Turkey, 26 May 2018
  • Sept 2014 My experiences of teaching English in Turkey, Fulbright Instructor Induction, Ankara, Turkey
  • Sept 2013 Teaching English to Turkish Students as a Foreign Instructor, Fulbright Instructor Induction, Ankara, Turkey
  • June 2012 Narrative Inquiry into Experiences of a Teacher and MA Student, 11th International ELT Convention, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 31 May-2 June 2012.
  • April 2012 A Narrative Inquiry into the Experiences of a Teacher and MA Student, 7th International ELT Research Conference, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Çanakkale, Turkey, 27-28 April 2012
  • June 2011 A Narrative Inquiry into the Experiences of a Teacher and MA Student, BUSEL Research Symposium, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, 23-24 June 2011

 

External Previous roles

  • Oral Examiner for Cambridge Main Suite exams and Cambridge Young Learner exams
  • Involved with a self-study for the CEA (Commission on English Language Program Accreditation) Accreditation Process (2011-2014) for a programme in Turkey.