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Dr. Aibhin Bray

Assistant Professor (Education)


Dr Aibhín Bray is an Assistant Professor in Mathematics Education at the School of Education in Trinity College Dublin. She previously worked as the co-ordinator of research for Trinity's widening participation programme: Trinity Access. She holds a B.A. (Int) in Mathematics and Italian and an M.Sc. in Computer Science from University College Dublin, and a H.Dip. in Education and a Ph.D. in Technology and Mathematics Education from Trinity College Dublin. Aibhín has experience in the design and validation of research instruments as well as in large-scale (quantitative and qualitative) data collection and analysis. She is a former teacher of Mathematics and has worked with teachers at national and international levels through a variety of Irish and EU projects.
 Collaborative and Reflective Environments (CaRE) in Schools
 Teaching for Tomorrow (TfT)

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PATH 2 and 3 Leinster Pillar 1 Evaluation
Reviewer for the British Journal of Educational Technology
Reviewer for the International journal of science and maths education
Reviewer for Computers and Education
Reviewer for the International Journal of Mathematical education in Science and Technology
Reviewer for EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education
Reviewer for Multimodal Technologies and Interaction Journal
Reviewer for MDPI - Sustainability January 2021
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Member of Irish Maths Teachers' Association (IMTA) 2019
Elizabeth Oldham, Aibhín Bray, Melanie Ní Dhuinn, & Jennifer Liston, An analysis of undergraduate mathematicians' reactions and reflections about issues in mathematics education, ATEE Annual Conference 2020/2021: Re-imagining and remaking teacher education, Warsaw [online], 9-11 September 2021, 2021, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Emma Berry, Aibhín Bray, and Elizabeth Oldham, Reflection on Project Maths after Ten Years: To What Extent Have Teaching Methods Changed?, Eighth Conference on Research in Mathematics Education in Ireland : MEI8, Dublin City University [online}, 15-16 October 2021, edited by Mary Kingston and Paul Grimes , DCU Institute of Education, 2021, pp133 - 140, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Aibhín Bray, Joanne Banks, Ann Devitt and Eilís Ní Chorcora, Connection before content: using multiple perspectives to examine student engagement during Covid-19 school closures in Ireland, Irish Educational Studies, 40, (2), 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Nina Bresnihan, Aibhín Bray, Lorraine Fisher, Glenn Strong, Richard Millwood, Brendan Tangney, Parental Involvement in Computer Science Education and Computing Attitudes and Behaviours in the Home: Model and Scale Development, ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 21, (3), 2021, p1 - 24, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
STEM CPD For 21st Century Teaching & Learning - The Bridge21 Approach in, editor(s)Leite, L., Oldham, E., Afonso, A.S., Viseu, F., Dourado, L. & Martinho, M.H. , Science and mathematics education for 21st century citizens: challenges and ways forwards, New York, Nova Science Publishers, 2020, [Bray A., Byrne J.R., & Tangney B.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Aoife Harrison, Aibhín Bray, Brendan Tangney , An Exploration of the effect of Bray's Activity Design Heuristics on Students' Learning of Transformation Geometry, Proceedings of the Eleventh Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education, Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education (CERME) 11, Utrecht, the Netherlands, 6th - 9th Feb, 2019, edited by Jankvist, U. T., Van den Heuvel-Panhuizen, M., & Veldhuis, M , Utrecht University and ERME, 2020, pp2846 - 2847, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Sullivan K., Bray A., & Tangney B., Developing twenty-first-century skills in out-of-school education: The Bridge21 Transition Year programme, Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2020, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Aibhin Bray, Philip Byrne, Michelle O'Kelly, A Short Instrument for Measuring Students' Confidence with 'Key Skills' (SICKS): Development, Validation and Initial Results, Thinking Skills and Creativity, 37, 2020, p1 - 14, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Ann Devitt, Colman Ross, Aibhín Bray, Joanne Banks, Parent Perspectives on Teaching and Learning During Covid-19 School Closures: Lessons Learned from Irish Primary Schools, Dublin, Ireland, Trinity College Dublin, July, 2020, Report, PUBLISHED  URL
Ann Devitt, Aibhin Bray, Joanne Banks, Eilís Ní Chorcora, Teaching and Learning During School Closures: Lessons Learned. Irish Second-Level Teacher Perspectives, Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, July, 2020, p1 - 93, Notes: [COVID school closures Education policy relevance], Report, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text

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Aibhin Bray, Philip Byrne, Trinity Access: School Data 2019, Dublin, Ireland, Trinity Access, Trinity College Dublin, August, 2019, Report, PUBLISHED
Aibhin Bray, Ciarán Bauer, TfT Survey Report on 21st Century Practices in EU Classrooms, Dublin, Ireland, Trinity College Dublin and Erasmus+, November, 2017, 16, Report, PUBLISHED


Post-primary Mathematics Education, Active Learning, Realistic Mathematics Education, Pedagogies and Approaches to support Key Skills Development, Collaborative Teaching Practices, and Widening Participation