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Dr. John Kubiak

Teaching & Learning Officer(Curriculum) (Education)

Dr John Kubiak lectures at the School of Education, TCD and is based in the Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities. He was programme coordinator of the Certificate in Contemporary Living and the certificate in Arts, Science and Inclusive Applied Practice (ASIAP), an inclusive tertiary education programme for people with intellectual disabilities. John's doctoral research - which was conducted with the input of co-researchers with intellectual disabilities - has led to the development of a model of how people with intellectual disabilities experience learning while in tertiary education. John teaches on a variety of courses for the ASIAP and his efforts to raise awareness on equality issues and promote diversity in Trinity resulted in being a recipient of the Equality Fund Project on two occasions (2013-14 and 2015-16) in collaboration with the Trinity Sports Centre. John supervises at post-graduate level on the School's M.Ed. and PME programmes. In 2012 John was a recipient of the prestigious Provost Teaching Award. In 2013, he was awarded a Post-doctorate research position and bursary with TCD's School of Education and is a member of the research group Inclusion in Education and Society.
  Higher Education   INCLUSION   INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY   Social Inclusion
 Including Students with Intellectual Disabilities in Third Level Undergraduate Programmes'
 Widening Participation: The Roll-out of the Certificate in Contemporary Living

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Reviewer for: The International Journal of Research and Methods in Education; The Journal of Intellectual Disabilities; The Africa Education Review. Associate Editor for The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Educational Studies.
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Irish Disabilities Studies Association 2013
Educational Studies Association of Ireland 2015
Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) 2015
The Learner Knowledge Community 2013-
Kubiak, John, Devitt, Marie, Banks, Joanne, Lecturing on Inclusion: Graduates of the Certificate in Arts, Science and Inclusive Applied Practice (ASIAP) informing the professional practice of student teachers , Inclusive Higher Education Network Europe, Salzberg, 27-28 October 2022, 2022, Conference Paper, ACCEPTED
Camedda, D., Shevlin, M. & Kubiak, J.(ed.), University for ALL? The case of the Arts, Science and Inclusive Applied Practice Certificate., University of Education, Salzburg, Austria, 27th - 28th 10. 2022, 2022, Proceedings of a Conference, PUBLISHED
Kubiak J, Aston D, Devitt M, Ringwood B, University Students with Intellectual Disabilities: Empowerment through Voice, Empowerment through Voice. Education Sciences, 11, (571), 2021, p1 - 12, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Effective Practices for Helping Students Transition to Work in, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education, Oxford University Press, 2020, [Shevlin, M., Kubiak, J., O'Donovan, M., Devitt, M., Ringwood, B., Aston, D., & McGuckin, C.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Kubiak, J. , Poetry pedagogy and university students with intellectual disabilities, Journal of Poetry Therapy , 33, (3), 2020, p137 - 151, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Developing Post-Secondary Education Programmes for People with Intellectual Disabilities in Trinity College, the University of Dublin in, editor(s)Patricia O'Brien, Michele Bonati, Friederike Gadow, Roger Slee. , People with intellectual disability experiencing university life, The Netherlands, Sense Publications, 2019, pp141 - 153, [Kubiak, J., Spassiani, N., Shevlin, M., & O'Keeffe, M. ], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Piazzoli, E., & Kubiak, J., 'The only learning I'm going to get': Students with intellectual disabilities learning a second language through performative pedagogy, Scenario , 13, (1), 2019, p21 - 41, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Kubiak, John , Social Constructivist Pedagogy and the Inclusion of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities in Higher / Postsecondary Education programmes: from Theory to Practice, Diversity-sensitive Teacher Education , Salzburg, Austria , 18-19 Oct 2018 , 2018, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
O'Donovan, M. A., Kubiak, J., Devitt, M., Ringwood, B., Mc Guckin, C., & Shevlin, M. , Transition to postsecondary education for young people who have an intellectual disability. , Thirtieth Annual Conference of the Irish Association of Teachers in Special Education (IATSE): Thinking Inclusively, Acting Inclusively and Planning Inclusively, Dublin City University, St Patrick's Campus, Drumcondra, Dublin 9, County Dublin, Ireland., 25-26th May, 2018, 2018, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Kubiak. J and Piazzoli, E. , 'What effects does embodiment have on the language learning process of adult students with an intellectual disability?' , 2nd International SCENARIO forum Conference 2017, University College Cork, May 24th - 29th 2017, 2017, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED

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Kubiak, J (Ed), Pen and Palette, A selection of poetry and paintings by students of the National Institute for Intellectual Disability Trinity College Dublin , 2014, Book, PUBLISHED
O'Brien, P., O'Keeffe, M., Healy, U., Kubiak, J., Lally, N., & Hughes, Z. , 74, (2009), The Frontline of Learning Disability, [eds.], Notes: [Inclusion of students with intellectual disability within a university setting.], Journal, PUBLISHED
Kubiak, J. & Epiner,D., 74 , (2009), The Frontline of Learning Disability, [eds.], Notes: ['Pushing the boundaries of inclusion within third level'], Journal, PUBLISHED


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Provost's Teaching Award (Trinity College Dublin) 2012
Post-Doctorate Research Associate and Bursary (School of Education) 2013
Master in Arts (jure officii) Trinity College Dublin 22 July 2018
Inclusive Research; People with Intellectual Disabilities; Inclusive Pedagogies in Higher Education