Dr Eddie Costello

Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education


School of Education
(01) 474 7412


Research Interests

  • Mathematical content knowledge for primary teaching
  • Signature pedagogies/ pedagogies of enactment in initial teacher education 
  • The value of contemporary mathematics education in schools

Conference Publication

Year Publication
2017 Eddie Costello, Patsy Stafford, Elizabeth Oldham (2017) CHANGING PERSPECTIVES AND APPROACHES IN CONTEMPORARY TEACHING . In: Marija Sablić, Alma Škugor & Ivana Đurđević Babić eds. Facilitating the development of prospective primary school teachers’ understanding of the concept of ratio through discussion Dubrovnik, Croatia, 23/10/2017- 25/10/2017 [Full-Text]

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2023 Eddie Costello and Zerrin Doganca Kucuk (2023) International Froebel Society conference Pedagogies of enactment in initial teacher mathematics education: a Froebelian perspective Maynooth University, .
2021 Eddie Costello (2021) National Forum of Teaching and Learning Preservice teachers’ beliefs about gender and mathematics achievement Maynooth University, 25/11/2021-25/11/2021.
2020 Costello, E.; Doganca Kucuk, Z. (2020) The Problem of Enactment: Approximations of practice in primary teacher mathematics education ECER 2020- Conference by European Educational Research Association [The conference was cancelled due to pandemics.] Glasgow, UK, .

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2023 Costello, E.; Doğança Küçük, Z. (2023) 'Supporting student teachers’ enactment of relational mathematics in the classroom: an Action Research study'. Irish Educational Studies, . [Link] [DOI]
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Honors and Awards

Date Title Awarding Body
01/01/2007 M. Eng. (Information Technology) NUI Galway
01/01/2009 Postgraduate Diploma in Education NUI Galway
01/01/2004 BSc (Information Technology) NUI Galway
01/01/2011 BA (Mathematics) NUI Galway

Teaching Interests

Eddie is interested in the mathematical content knowledge of in-service and pre-service primary school teachers. He is specifically interested in the mechanism by which this knowledge transferred for effective classroom practice.