Tiarnach McDermott

Education (2018)

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My research seeks to examine young children’s transfer of learning from digital environments (such as those found in tablets) to real-world tasks, and the psychological mechanisms by which such transfer is regulated.           

I am returning to the Department of Education in Oxford having previously completed an M.Sc in Childhood Development and Education there in the academic year 2016/2017. I was the recipient of the Oxford Review of Education Dissertation Prize 2016/2017 for my thesis exploring the effects of feedback in virtual learning environments. I completed my undergraduate, Honours B.Ed at Trinity College Dublin, focusing on teacher approaches in educating EAL learners in Irish primary schools. My professional background is in primary education as a mainstream and English language teacher, working predominantly in disadvantaged communities.