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Dr Anita Gracie
BA (Mod), M.Litt, H.Dip.Ed, Dip.Theol, EdD

Senior Lecturer
Teacher Education
Building: Central Building
Room: M336
Telephone: +44 (0) 28 90 384 391


Background & Qualifications

       BA(Mod.) European Studies with French, Trinity College Dublin (1991)
       M.Litt. Reformation History, Trinity College Dublin, (1993)
       H.Dip.Ed RE and Mod.Lang. Trinity College Dublin (1995)
       Adult Education Diploma in Theology, Milltown Institute of Theology, Dublin (1998)
       EdD QUB (2012)
       Secondary School teacher of RE, History, PSHE and French, Year Head and European Studies Coordinator, Dublin (1995 - 2001)
       Part-time tutor to the RE students on the PGCE course at Queen's (2013-2014)
       Part-time tutor to final year Theology students at Edgehill College, Belfast (2012-2015)


BEd Courses / M-Level Courses / Other Teaching :
             BEd Area of Specialism Religious Education
             BEd Curriculum Studies modules in RE/PDMU
             BEd Curriculum Studies Modules in WAU History
             BEd Year 3 Leadership in Learning and Teaching - WAU
             PGCE Early Years Curriculum RE, PDMU & History
             BEd Year 4 Dissertation Supervisor in RE/PDMU

Scholarship and Research

Recent Publications/Conference Papers
             Journal Article: Education 3-13 (March 2017) Primary humanities - a perspective from Northern Ireland Richard Greenwood, Norman Richardson & Anita Gracie
             Paper submitted for peer-review to the journal Irish Educational Studies entitled "The Rights of Newcomer Students To, In and Through Education" (2015)
             Gracie, A. & Moloney, D. (2002) World Religions - an A-Level textbook, Scholastech Media Ltd.
             Gracie, A. & Moloney, D. (2003)Junior Certificate - Religious Education Year 3 Workbook, Scholastech Media Ltd.
Research Interests
             Children's rights to, in and through education
             The pedagogy of religious education
             Pedagogy of PDMU
             Respect for religious and cultural heritage in education
             Teaching spirituality in the primary classroom
             Shared Religious Education


       Module Coordinator Year 1&2 Curriculum Studies RE/PDMU
       CPD course tutor in Religious Education for the EA Signature Project for Shared Education
       1st Year Shared Education Visit coordinator

External Interests / Community Service

       External module tutor for students on the Extension Studies programme at St.John's Theological College, Nottingham and Edgehill College, Belfast