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Dr. Damian Murchan

Associate Professor (Education)

Head of School of Education (School Office - Education)

  Assessment of student learning   Curriculum reform in primary and post-primary education   Educational Evaluation/Assessment   Educational Reform   Educational Testing/Measurement   Elementary/Secondary Education   International surveys of student achievement   Junior and Leaving Certificate Examinations
 Exploring the process of Junior Cycle Reform
 Bridge 21
 Maths Assist: Diagnostic Assessment Intervention Programme
 Evaluation of the Primary Curriculum Support Programme

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Manuscript reviewer for journals: Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice; Irish Educational Studies; International Journal of Research and Method in Education. 2012 -
Member, Governing Body & Academic Council, Marino Institute of Education 2013 - 2016
Member, Primary Assessment Sub-committee, National Council for Curriculum and Assessment. during the development of the revised Primary School Curriculum. 1995 - 1997
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Medium Basic Basic
Irish Fluent Medium Fluent
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Association for Educational Assessment - Europe
Educational Studies Association of Ireland
American Educational Research Association
National Council on Measurement in Education
Irish Federation of University Teachers
Murchan, D., Introducing school-based assessment as part of junior-cycle reform in Ireland: A bridge too far?, Educational Assessment, Evaluation & Accountability, 2018, p1 - 35, Journal Article, SUBMITTED  URL
Murchan, D. & Shiel, G., Understanding and applying assessment in education, London, SAGE Publications Ltd, 2017, 1 - 247pp, Book, PUBLISHED
Murchan, D., & Oldham, E., Exploring the role of computer-based assessments in diagnosing students' mathematical errors in primary education in Ireland, Irish Educational Studies, 36, (4), 2017, p489 - 510, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Murchan D., Lombard, P., Oldham, E., & Johnston, K., Supplementary online tutoring as a response to high-stakes testing in mathematics, Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, Texas, 27 April-1 May 2017, 2017, Poster, PRESENTED
Kellough, J. & Murchan, D. , Combining the affordances of flipped CPD with a VLE to promote teachers' formative assessment practice, Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, Texas, 27 April-1 May 2017, 2017, Poster, PRESENTED
Murchan, D, Return to sender: Policy borrowing and contestation in reforming assessment in lower secondary education., Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC, 8 - 12 April 2016, 2016, pp1 - 12, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Murchan, D., Reconciling educational standards and 21st century learning?, Policy Forum for Northern Ireland, Belfast, 2 December 2015, edited by Sean Cudmore , 2015, pp15 - 17, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Murchan, D., Tangney, B., Johnston, K. & Conneely, C., Lessons from using the Bridge21 model in the context of 21st century learning approaches., British Educational Research Association, Belfast, 15th-17th September, 2015, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Johnston, K., Conneely, C., Murchan, D. & Tangney, B., Enacting key skills-based curricula in secondary education: Lessons from a technology-mediated, group-based learning initiative, Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 24, (4), 2015, p423 - 442, Notes: [DOI: 10.1080/1475939X.2014.890641], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Changing curriculum and assessment mindsets in higher education in, editor(s)A. Loxley, A. Seery & J.Walsh , Higher Education in Ireland: Practices, Policies and Possibilitie, Basingstoke UK, Palgrave Macmillan , 2014, pp186 - 197, [Damian Murchan], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED

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Damian Murchan, Review: Inside education: exploring the art of good learning., Review of Inside education: exploring the art of good learning., by Stephen O'Brien , British Journal of Educational Studies, 2017, p1-3 , Review, PUBLISHED
Murchan, D., Bombs, buses and exams: A selected journey through education policy in Ireland since the 1916 rising., RTÉ Reflecting the Rising, Trinity College Dublin, 28 March 2016, 2016, RTE Radió Teilifis Éireann, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Murchan, D., 'Assessment at Junior Cycle', Newstalk FM Radio, 02-12-2014, 2014, -, Broadcast, PUBLISHED
Murchan, D., 'Reforming the Junior Certificate', Newstalk FM Radio, 27-03-2014, 2014, -, Broadcast, PUBLISHED
Donnelly, K., 'Exam process designed for a different era, says professor. Interview with Damian Murchan', Dublin, Irish Independent Newspaper, 28-05-2014, 2014, 17 - 17, Broadcast, PUBLISHED
Murchan, D & members of RISE., Education in the 21st Century: Student perspective on Junior Cycle Reform, 21 May, 2014, Trinity College Dublin, Meetings /Conferences Organised, PRESENTED
Murchan, D., 'RTE Primetime Interview Junior Cert Exam', RTE Television, 2013, -, Broadcast, PUBLISHED
Murchan, D., Shiel, G., Vula, E., Bajgora, A., & Balidemaj, V. , 'Vleresimi formativ', Pristina, Kosovo, USAID & Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, 2013, 1 - 65, Protocol or guideline, PUBLISHED
Murchan, D., Role of the teacher in the context of reformed views of and approaches to assessment at Junior Cycle., Second Level Subject Associations' Representative Group (SARG), Collins Barracks, Dublin , 23 November, 2013, Subject Associations' Representative Group (SARG), Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Murchan, D. & members of RISE, Education in the 21st Century: Philosophy, aims and opportunities associated with Junior Cycle reform, 22 May, 2013, Trinity College Dublin, Meetings /Conferences Organised, PRESENTED


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Association for Educational Assessment - Europe: Conference poster - Highly Commended for Murchan, D. An integrated testing-teaching approach to using diagnostic assessments to promote student learning in primary mathematics 2010