New Perspectives in Science Education

Edition 7

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Maeve Liston

Institution: Mary Immaculate College and the NCE-MSTL (National Centre for Excellence in Mathematics & Science Teaching & Learning)

Address: South Circular Road, Limerick

Country: Ireland

Dr. Maeve Liston is a Senior Lecturer in Science Education at Mary Immaculate College and Director of Enterprise and Community Engagement. She has extensive experience in teaching science and science education at all levels in education (primary, second and third level), lecturing at undergraduate level, postgraduate level (Grad. Dip. and masters level). She has been directly involved with the training of primary level and second level science teachers for many years in Mary Immaculate College and at the University of Limerick.
She was the Senior Projects Officer in Teaching and Learning (Biological Sciences) with NCE-MSTL (National Centre for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and Learning), managing, driving and supervising research projects and activities in different themes of science education at primary, second and third level. In her capacity as Associate of and Senior Research Fellow at the NCE-MSTL , she also continues to this work, and is involved in carrying out research into and the delivery of CPD programmes in science education for teachers at primary level.
Research interests
• The development of the SMK (Subject Matter Knowledge) of qualified and pre-service teachers in science.
• The development of the PCK (Pedagogical Content Knowledge) of qualified and pre-service teachers in science.
• The delivery of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programmes in science education for teachers at primary and second level
• The development of teachers competencies in teaching science, developing and delivering high-quality new innovative, effective teaching and learning methodologies which can be implemented and applied at all levels of science education.

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