Engineering Education

Meet the Team

Dr Wayne Gibbons

Department: Building and Civil Engineering 
Campus: Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Dublin Road Campus.
Email: wayne.gibbons@gmit.ie  

Tel:  091742429 

Research Interest

Higher education, technology enhanced leanring.

Publications

Doctoral thesis: The Role, Implementation and Impact of Digital Open Badges on a Civil Engineering Degree.  Available at: The Role, Implementation and Impact of Digital Open Badges on a Civil Engineering Degree - Open Research Online 

 

Dr Gabriel Costello

Department: Mechanical and Industrial Engineering 
Campus: Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Dublin Road Campus.
Email: gabrielj.costello@gmit.ie  

Tel:  091 742382 

Research Interest

  • The management, theory, philosophy and teaching of innovation and design.  
  • The socio-technical challenges of the transition to sustainable energy communities. 
  • Phenomenology; in particular the works of Edith Stein. 
  • The application of Aristotle's concept of phronesis to engineering and business education. 

Recent Publications

Majority of publications available on ResearchGate  
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Gabriel_Costello 

Costello GJ (2019) The Philosophy of Innovation in Management Education: A Study utilising Aristotle’s Concept of Phronesis https://doi.org/10.1007/s40926-018-00104-7  Philosophy of Management Journal  1-16 Springer Nature SharedIt  https://rdcu.be/bfrgQ    

Costello GJ (2018) Proposing an Innovation-Based View of the Firm DOI:  https://doi.org/10.2478/ijm-2018-0006  Irish Journal of Management 37 (1):65–79  

Costello, G. J. (2017). Phenomenological Realism: A Pragmatic Lens for Information Systems Research. Systems, Signs & Actions SYSIAC (An International Journal on Information Technology, Action, Communication and Workpractices) 10(1), 34–53

Other Publications

See full list of publications.

 

Dr Aoife O'Brien

Department: Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Campus: Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Dublin Road Campus.
Email: aoife.obrien@gmit.it

Tel:  091 742218 

Research Interests

Mathematics Education, Algebra, Initial Algebra, Assessment, Task Design, Educational Data, Data management, statistical analysis, model development.

Recent Publications

O'Brien, A., & Ní Ríordáin, M. (2017). Examining difficulties in initial algebra: Pre-requisite and algebra content areas for Irish post-primary students. In 10th Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education (pp. 1-8). European Society for Research in Mathematics Education.

Fives, A., Russell, D., Kearns, N., Lyons, R., Eaton, P., Canavan, J., Devaney, C., & O’Brien, A. (2014). The association between academic self-beliefs and reading achievement for children experiencing delays in reading, The Journal of Research in Reading, 37(2), 215-232.

Fives, A., Russell, D., Kearns, N., Lyons, R., Eaton, P., Canavan, J., Devaney, C., & O’Brien, A. (2014). The ethics of Randomized Controlled Trials in social settings: Can social trials be scientifically promising, and must there be equipoise? International Journal of Research & Method in Education. Available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/1743727X.2014.908338

Other Publications

Full list of other publications.

 

Irene Hayden

Department: Building & Civil Engineering

Campus: Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Dublin Road Campus.

Email: Irene.Hayden@gmit.ie

Tel:  087 6980530

Research Interest

My research areas include online and blended learning in higher education, eportfolios for professional development and work based learning, visual assessments including virtual reality and the development of a visual building regulation pedagogy for online and blended professional development learning in the Built Environment. I also have laboratory-based research interests in the application of concrete for heat attenuation, porous concrete for use in sustainable urban drainage systems and in building physics laboratories.

Recent Publications

Cloonan, L. and Hayden, I. (2018) “A Critical Evaluation of the Integration of a Blended Learning Approach into a Multimedia Applications Module,” AISHE-J: The All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 10(3), pp. 359 1-359 21. Available at: http://ojs.aishe.org/index.php/aishe-j/article/view/359/606.

Hayden, I. (2011) Building Integrated Solar Water Heating Systems. Available at: https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B2rLVqHSQuZ4MGQ0ZDBhMDktNmM3OS00YjY3LTl... AyMmFiODVi&hl=en_US.

Hayden, I. (2017a) “Evaluation of the effectiveness of blended learning using ‘Moodle’ with first year undergraduate students,” GMIT research e-Journal, 3(1), pp. 1–36.

Other Publications

Full List of other publications.