Angela Rickard


Lecturer/Assistant Professor

Maynooth University School of Education
(01) 708 3453


Lecturer in the Department of Education in Maynooth University Angela Rickard is Course Leader for Year 1 of the Professional Master of Education (PME). She teaches on this and on other postgraduate and undergraduate programmes in the department.  She is interested in integrating education for social justice in Initial Teacher Education; supporting creative approaches to teaching and learning and exploring how emerging technologies can be used to complement these approaches. She is the departmental representative in the Ubuntu Teacher Education Network and coordinates a Development Education Week as part of the PME programme. 

Working with internal and external partners, Angela has worked to promote collaborative, inclusive practice generally and Team Teaching in particular. She has undertaken a number of research initiatives involving partners in Ireland and further afield. Themes include: Social Justice and Development Education, Initial Teacher Education, Teacher Professional Development and Educational Technology. She is currently doing doctoral level study in the University of Bristol.

Research Interests

In both my teaching and research I seek to promote education for social justice. I explore creative approaches to teaching and learning, including Team Teaching and in recent years have worked to bring the formal and non-formal sectors (teachers and Youth Workers) together to explore themes of mutual concern. I am currently undertaking a Doctorate in Education in the University of Bristol where my dissertation is a narrative inquiry exploring LGBTQ+ inclusive practice in schools.  

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2019 Rickard A.; Walsh T. (2019) 'Policy, practice and process in team teaching: a pilot project with co-operating teachers and student teachers on school placement'. Irish Educational Studies, 38 (3):309-326. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2017 Austin R.; Rickard A.; Reilly J. (2017) 'Face-to-face contact in blended learning for intercultural education: the role of teachers'. Irish Educational Studies, 36 (3):323-340. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2016 Doggett, B, Grummell, B and Rickard, A (2016) 'Opportunities and Obstacles: How School Leaders View Development Education in Irish Port-Primary Schools'. POLICY AND PRACTICE - A DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION REVIEW, 23 (Autumn):38-64. [Link] [Full-Text]
2014 Rickard A. (2014) 'Not-so-simple Story from My Life: Using Auto-ethnography and Creative Writing to Re-frame the Heteronormative Narratives of School Life'. Changing English, 21 (4):348-358. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2014 Rickard A.; Grace A.; Austin R.; Smyth J. (2014) 'Assessing impact of ICT intercultural work'. International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 10 (3):1-18. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2010 Austin, R; Smyth, J; Rickard, A; Quirk-Bolt, N; Metcalfe, N (2010) 'Collaborative digital learning in schools: teacher perceptions of purpose and effectiveness'. TECHNOLOGY, PEDAGOGY AND EDUCATION, 19 :327-343. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2009 Rickard, A., McAvinia, C. & Quirke-Bolt, N. (2009) 'The Challenge of Change: Digital Video-Analysis and Constructivist Teaching Approaches on a One Year Preservice Teacher Education Program in Ireland. '. JOURNAL OF TECHNOLOGY IN TEACHER EDUCATION, 17 .
2004 Rickard, A (2004) 'Oilte: Organising In-service Training for Languages & Technology in Education'. Teangeolas, 41 :15-19.

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2019 Walsh, T. and Rickard, A. (2019) “Promoted widely but not valued”: Teachers’ perception of team teaching as a form of professional development in Irish post-primary schools ESAI Annual Conference 2019: Education in times of change, choice and challenge Sligo, .
2018 O’Donoghue, T., O’Doherty, T., Rickard, A., Oyler, J. & Hogan, P (2018) Annual meeting of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland The Irish educational experience in retrospect and prospect Dublin, .
2016 A. Rickard and T. Walsh (2016) ESAI Annual Conference Facilitating team teaching among co-operating teachers and student teachers on school placement: Context, findings and future directions Galway, 01/04/2016-02/04/2016.
2015 Walsh, T. and Rickard, A. (2015) Facilitating co-teaching Developing a professional learning community among co-operating teachers and student teachers on school placement ECER Annual Conference Budapest, 08/09/2015-11/09/2015.
2013 (2013) The Evolving Classroom... (it's about time) Dublin eLearning Summer School Dublin Institute of Technology, .
2010 (2010) Development Education: fostering student collaboration in NUI Maynooth Ubuntu Network Dialogue Day St. Angela’s College, Lough Gill, Sligo, .
2010 (2010) DiViATE Lessons for Teacher Educators Professional development seminar National College of Art and Design, Thomas Street, Dublin, .
2008 (2008) Digital Video in Teacher Education (DiViATE) Teacher Education Seminar University of Ulster, Coleraine, .
2006 (2006) Dissolving Boundaries through Technology in Education 2000 – 2006 International conference on the role of ICT in Bridge-building and Social Inclusion University of Ulster, Coleraine Campus, .

Other Journal

Year Publication
2021 Lonergan, J., Behan, A., McNerney, L., Croasdell, A., McNerney, E., Rickard, A. and Cahalane, C (2021) 'Discovering Space' Surveyors Journal, 10 (4) :28-29. [Link]
2020 Cahalane, C., Behan, A., Lonergan, J., McNerney, L., Rickard, A., Croasdell, A. and McNerney, E. (2020) 'Space, Surveyors and Students' Surveyors Journal, 10 (1) :26-27. [Link]
2020 Rickard, A., Behan, A., Lonergan, J., McNerney, L., Rickard, A., Croasdell, A., McNerney, E. and Cahalane, C (2020) '5*S: Space, Surveyors, Students: STEM and the Sustainable Development Goals' ETBI Journal of Education, 2 (1) :9-14. [Link]

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2023 O'Shea, Marianne, Rickard, Angela (2023) '‘Among Others’ Reinventing Initial Professional Education with Student Teachers & Student Youth Workers' In: The New Publicness of Education: Democratic Possibilities after the Critique of Neo-Liberalism. London : Routledge. [Link]
2014 Rickard, A (2014) 'Navigating Other Worlds (NOW) Exploring Digital Game-based Learning in Teacher Education' In: Game-Based Learning: opportunities and challenges. Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
2013 Rickard, A. (2013) 'Navigating Other Worlds (NOW) Digital Games Based Learning project for Science and Maths Education ' In: Teaching Fellowships 2012 – 2013 Project Reports & Outcomes. : NUIM.
2016 Rickard A.; Austin R. (2016) 'Assessing impact of ICT intercultural work: The dissolving boundaries program' In: Exploring the New Era of Technology-Infused Education. [DOI]
2010 Healy, C., Rickard, A., Mc Dermott K. and Ruddock, K. (2010) 'I'm Glad to Know I'm Not Going Mad!: The Use of Videos of Authentic Classroom Practice to Prompt Collaborative Reflective Practice Among Second Level Modern Foreign Languages Teachers' In: The Digital Learning Revolution in Ireland : Case Studies from the National Learning Resources Service. Cambridge : Cambridge Scholars Press. [Full-Text]
2006 Rickard, A., Blin, Françoise & Appel, Christine (2006) 'Training for Trainers: Challenges, Outcomes, and Principles of In-Service Training across the Irish Education System' In: Hubbard, Philip and Mike Levy(Eds.). Teacher Education in CALL. Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins.

Conference Publication

Year Publication
2008 Rickard, A. and N. Quirke-Bolt (2008) Teaching and Learning 2008 Social networking, as a pedagogic tool: linking schools in Asia and Europe to support classroom project work
2007 Rickard, A. Austin, R., Metcalfe and N., Quirke-Bolt, N. (2007) International Conference on the Role of ICT Bridge-Bulding and Social Inclusion Dissolving Boundaries through Technology in Education - Collaborative Learning Between Schools

Published Report

Year Publication
2021 O'Shea, M., Rickard, A. (2021) Among Others: Exploring the impact of a shared module of professional education linking pre-service student teachers and Youth and Community Work students. Centre for Teaching & Learning, Maynooth University, .
2014 Byrne, D., Burke, N.,Dempsey, M., O'Shea, A., & Rickard, A. (2014) FaSMEd Position Paper Low-Attaining Learners in Science and Mathematics. FaSMEd, . [Link]

Conference Paper

Year Publication
2013 Angela Rickard & Majella Dempsey (2013) Critical reflection in science teaching and learning: a creative approach to the introduction to teaching practice. [Conference Paper]
2013 Ms. Angela Rickard (2013) Navigating Other Worlds (NOW) Project. [Conference Paper]
2012 Angela Rickard, CélineHealy, Kevin McDermott, KarenRuddock (2012) The transformative effects of inter/viewing teachers about their practice: interim report on the Vitall project. [Conference Paper]
2011 Angela Rickard, CélineHealy, Kevin McDermott,, KarenRuddock (2011) Video Ideas for Teaching and Learning Languages (VITALL): a partnership approach to teacher education. [Conference Paper]
2010 McAvinia, C., Grummell, B., Rickard, A., Reid, K., Kenny. M. and Murphy C. (2010) Educating for Climate Change: developing students’ understanding of the local impacts of climate Change. [Conference Paper]
2008 Ms. Angela Rickard (2008) Digital Video in Teacher Education: disruption and reflection in the culture of teaching practice. [Conference Paper]

Technical Publication

Year Publication
2011 R. Austin, A. Rickard, J. Smyth and A. Grace (2011) Crossing the Frontier: Dissolving Boundaries through Technology in Education. [Technical Publication]
2010 A. Rickard with R. Austin, J. Smyth, M. Mallon, N. Metcalfe and A. Grace (2010) Enterprise, ICT and intercultural learning An Interim Report on the Dissolving Boundaries/Joint Business Council Enterprise Pilot Programme. [Technical Publication]
2007 N. Quirke-Bolt, R. Austin, J. Smyth, M. Mallon, A. Rickard and N. Metcalfe (2007) Collaborative Learning Between Schools. [Technical Publication]
2006 N. Quirke-Bolt, R. Austin, A. Rickard and N. Metcalfe (2006) Dissolving Boundaries - Building Communities of Practice. [Technical Publication]

Working Paper

Year Publication
2013 Rickard, A., Grummell, B. and Doggett, B. (2013) WorldWise Global Schools: Baseline Research Consultancy, Dublin: WWGS. [Working Paper] [Full-Text]
2009 Rickard, Angela, Quirke-Bolt, Nigel (2009) Going2secondary : An Evaluation of the Going2Secondary Website Project. [Working Paper]
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