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Mr. Keith Johnston

Assistant Professor (Education)
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Keith Johnston lectures in the area of ICTs in education. He teaches courses in ICTs (Information and Communications Technologies) in Education as part of the Professional Master in Education and the Master in Education programme. His main research interests are the development and implementation of ICT policy in primary and post-primary education, and in the use of ICTs to support teaching and learning at these levels. He is also interested in using ICTs to support teacher professional development at both pre-service and in-service, and in teacher professional development generally. Recent research foci have included the Bridge21 model of learning in the context of proposed Junior Cycle reforms, as well as the use of tablet pc's and interactive whiteboards in educational contexts. Some emergent research foci include mobile learning via smartphone applications, social networking in educational contexts and the use of personal response systems.
  Computer Education/Literacy   Teacher Education
 Evaluating the Bridge21 initiative
 Interactive Whiteboards in Primary Education
 Evaluation of the Primary Curriculum Support Programme (PCSP)
 The use of online teaching and learning materials with postgraduate Education students
 The organisational impact of ICT on Irish schools

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Media/ting educational reform: Junior Cycle reform in the media in, editor(s)Keith Johnston Damian Murchan , Curriculum Change within Policy and Practice: Reforming Second-Level Education in Ireland, London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2020, [Ann Devitt], Book Chapter, IN_PRESS
Mags Amond, Keith Johnston, Richard Millwood, Ewan McIntosh, A decade of TeachMeet: an Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis of participants' tales of impact, 6th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd'20) Universitat Politecnica de Valencia 2020, Valencia, Espana, June 03-05, 2020, edited by Editorial Universitat Politecnica de Val ` encia , Creative Commons License Attribution-NonComercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International., 2020, pp483 - 491, Notes: [DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/HEAd20.2020.11089], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Oliver McGarr & Keith Johnston, Curricular responses to Computer Science provision in schools: current provision and alternative possibilities , The Curriculum Journal, 2020, Notes: [DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/curj.40 ], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Pre-Service Teachers' Technological Self-Efficacy : An Irish Perspective. in, editor(s)D. Gibson & M. Ochoa , Research Highlights in Technology and Teacher Education 2019 , Chesapeake, VA, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), 2019, pp149 - 158, [Egan, A., Fitzgibbon, A., Johnston, K., & Oldham, E. ], Notes: [DOI: http://www.learntechlib.org/p/210591/], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  DOI
Reynolds, C. & Johnston, K., The role of Twitter in the Professional Learning of Irish Primary Teachers, International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED), Valencia, 10-13 March 2019, edited by L. Gomez Chova, A. Lopez Martinez, I. Candel Torres , 2019, pp4275 - 4284, Notes: [ISBN: 978-84-09-08619-1], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Egan, A., FitzGibbon, A., Johnston, K. & Oldham. E., Pre-service teachers' technological self-efficacy - an Irish perspective, Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019, Las Vegas, NV, United States, 18-22 March 2019, edited by K. Graziano , Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), 2019, pp1474 - 1483, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Oliver McGarr & Keith Johnston, Exploring the Evolution of Educational Technology Policy in Ireland: From Catching-Up to Pedagogical Maturity, Educational Policy, 2019, p1 - 25, Notes: [https://doi.org/10.1177/0895904819843597 ], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Eamon Costello, Keith Johnston & Vincent Wade, Crowded house: an analysis of how the Virtual Learning Environment Moodle is built via bug tracker participants, Interactive Learning Environments , 2019, Notes: [DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/10494820.2019.1678488 ], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Amond, M., Johnston, K. & Millwood, R. , Self-Organised Professional Development - The TeachMeet Phenomenon, International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED), Valencia, 5-7 March 2018, edited by edited by L. Gomez Chova, A. Lopez Martinez, I. Candel Torres , 2018, pp239 - 248, Notes: [10.21125/inted.2018.1036], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Egan, A., FitzGibbon, A., Johnston, K. & Oldham. E., Factors Influencing Pre-Service Teachers' Use of Technology on School Placement - Mind the Gap, Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2018, Washington, March 26-30 2018, edited by E. Langran & J. Borup , Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), 2018, pp1377-1382 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
  

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Damian Murchan, Andrew Loxley, Keith Johnston, Micheline Quinn, Helen Fitzgerald, Evaluation of the Primary Curriculum Support Programme (PCSP), A report commissioned by the Department of Education and Science and the NCCA, 2005, Report, SUBMITTED
Jim Gleeson, David O'Grady, Keith Johnston and Oliver McGarr , OECD/CERI Work Programme, ICT and School Improvement, Executive Summary for Ireland, Organisation for Economic and Co-operative Development, 2001, Report, SUBMITTED
Teresa O'Doherty, Jim Gleeson, Keith Johnston, Janet Moody, Oliver McGarr, Computers and Curriculum - difficulties and dichotomies, A report commissioned by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, 2001, Report, SUBMITTED
Teresa O'Doherty, Jim Gleeson, Janet Moody, Keith Johnston, Lisa Kiely and Oliver McGarr , An Investigation into the Interest in and Feasibility of Introducing a Computer-based Subject to the Established Leaving Certificate Programme, Report commissioned by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, 2000, Report, SUBMITTED

  

Keith Johnston researches in the area of ICTs in education and is a member of both the Centre for Research in IT in Education (CRITE) and the Research in School Education (RISE) research grouping. His main research interests are the development and implementation of ICT policy in primary and post-primary education, and in the use of ICTs to support teaching and learning at these levels. He is also interested in using ICTs to support teacher professional development at both pre-service and in-service, and in teacher professional development generally. Recent research foci have included the Bridge21 model of learning in the context of proposed Junior Cycle reforms, as well as the use of tablet pc's and interactive whiteboards in educational contexts. Some emergent research foci include mobile learning via smartphone applications, social networking in educational contexts and the use of personal response systems.