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Dr Patricia Eaton
BSc PhD PGCE C. Math MIMA FHEA FLF

Director of Teaching and Learning
Teacher Education
Building: Central Building
Room: 24
Telephone: +44 (0) 28 90 384 445

email: p.eaton@stran.ac.uk

Background & Qualifications

       BSc (First Class Honours) Pure Mathematics, Queen's University, Belfast
       PhD Pure Mathematics, Queen's University, Belfast
       PGCE Mathematics with ICT (Commendation), Queen's University, Belfast
       Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
       Fellow of the Leadership Foundation (FLF)

Teaching

      
BEd Courses / M-Level Courses / Other Teaching :
             Year 3/4 BEd Mathematics
             Undergraduate dissertation supervision
             M level dissertation supervision


Scholarship and Research

      
Recent Publications/Conference Papers
             Eaton, P., McKenzie, L., McCracken, O., Richardson N. (2015) 'Teachers' Reflections on Community Relations and Diversity: A Northern Irish Perspective' The International Journal of Diversity in Education, Volume 16, Issue 1 pp 1-14
             Eaton, P., Horn, C., Liston, M., Oldham, E. & O'Reilly, M. (2015) 'The Collaborative Learning of Student Teachers: An insight from a study of mathematical identity' Presented at ATEE (Association for Teacher Education in Europe) 2015, Glasgow, UK
             Eaton, P., Horn, C., Liston, M., Oldham, E. & O'Reilly, M. (2015) 'Using Narrative to Access Mathematical Identity: An overview informed by an empirical study in five third level institutions in Ireland British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BSRLM),' Mathematics Education Ireland (MEI) Joint Conference, St. Patrick's Drumcondra, 27 - 28 February 2015
             Eaton, P., Horn, C., Liston, M., Oldham, E., OReilly M. (2014) From learner to teacher: using reflection to develop mathematical teacher identity, Proceedings of ATEE 2014, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal
             Eaton, P., McKenzie, L., McCracken, O., Richardson, N.(2014) Teachers' Reflections on Community Relations and Diversity: A Northern Irish Perspective, Paper presented at Fourteenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations, Institute for Gender and Diversity in Organizations, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria
             Hagan, M., Eaton, P. (2014) Professionalism' and the Governance of Teacher Education: a Northern Irish Perspective, Paper presented at UK symposium at ECER 2014, University of Porto, Portugal
             Eaton, P., Horn, C., Liston, M., Oldham, E., OReilly M. (2013) Developing an Instrument to explore Mathematical Identity: A Study of Students from several Third Level Institutions in Ireland, Proceedings of ATEE 2013, Halden, Norway
             Eaton, P., McKenzie, L. (2013) Moodle in the Middle: VLE as a Medium for Teacher Professional Development, Proceedings of ATEE Winter Conference, 2013, Genoa, Italy
             Eaton, P., Oldham, E., OReilly M. (2011) Nature and Nurture - An analysis of mathematical identity of distinct cohorts of prospective teachers Proceedings of ATEE (Association for Teacher Education in Europe) 2010, Riga, Latvia
             Eaton, P., Oldham, E., OReilly M. (2011) Looking Back To Look Forward: The Mathematical Identity of Prospective Mathematics Teachers, Proceedings of 4th National Conference on Research in Mathematics Education, Dublin, Ireland
             Eaton, P., McCluskey, A., OReilly, M. (2011) Mathematical Borders? Comparing Student Teachers' Mathematical Identity In Ireland North And South Proceedings of 'Re-Imagining Initial Teacher Education: Perspectives On Transformation' Conference, Dublin, Ireland
             Eaton, P., OReilly M. (2010) What is maths and why do we study it? The views of student teachers. Proceedings of 35th ATEE (Association for Teacher Education in Europe) Conference in Budapest
      
Research Interests
             Mathematics Education
             Teacher Continuing Professional Development
             Effective Teacher Education
             Diversity and Community Relations

Responsibilities

       Director of Teaching and Learning
       Chair of M level Board
      

External Interests / Community Service

       Member of Mathematics Association
       Chartered Mathematician
       External Examiner at Liverpool John Moores University (2007-2013)
       External Examiner at Edge Hill University(2010-2014)
       External Examiner at National University of Ireland, Galway (2013-2016)