• Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

  • 288 Citations
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Dr Jackie Reilly is currently Head of the Doctoral College (Jordanstown and Belfast) and Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at Ulster University. She was awarded BSc Hons (First Class) in Psychology from Queens University Belfast in 1993 and a PhD in Psychology, also from Queens in 1997. Appointed Lecturer in psychology at Queens in 1998, she then moved to a position as Research Fellow in the UNESCO Centre, Ulster University in 2002, moving to a position as Lecturer in the School of Education in 2007. Dr Reilly’s research interests lie broadly within the area of education for social justice and her work has been published in international journals including the Journal of Social Issues, Compare, and Comparative Education. Her research has encompassed education for local and global citizenship, human rights education and training, and peace education, particularly with a focus on issues of identity and divided societies. Her work has attracted funding from the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, the Department for International Development and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Current research interests include the role of citizenship education in development of political literacy in a context where young people access most of their news and current affairs information via social media.

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citizenship Social Sciences
teacher Social Sciences
pupil Social Sciences
education Social Sciences
school Social Sciences
society Social Sciences
literacy Social Sciences
human rights Social Sciences

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Research Output 1995 2019

Teachers and information literacy: understandings and perceptions of the concept

Shannon, C., Reilly, J. & Bates, J., 3 Dec 2019, In : Journal of Information Literacy. 13, 2, p. 41-72 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
primary school

Face-to-face contact in blended learning for intercultural education: the role of teachers

Austin, R., Rickard, A. & Reilly, J., 5 Jun 2017, n/a, p. 323-340 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
intercultural education
Blended Learning
group cohesion

Fact or Fiction? How to spot fake news.A guide for teachers and parents

Bates, J., McKeever, C., Reilly, J. & Roulston, S., 30 Jun 2017, (Accepted/In press)

Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/site

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

History Teaching to Promote Positive Community Relations in Northern Ireland: Tensions between Pedagogy, Social Psychological Theory and Professional Practice in Two recent Projects

McCully, A. & Reilly, J., Aug 2017, History Education and Conflict Transformation: Social Psychological Theories, History Teaching and Reconciliation. Psaltis, C., Carretero, M. & Čehajić-Clancy, S. (eds.). Cham, Switzerland (ebook), p. 301-320

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
social pedagogy
psychological theory
3 Citations (Scopus)

School library staff perspectives on teacher information literacy and collaboration

McKeever, C., Bates, J. & Reilly, J., 1 Dec 2017, In : Journal of Information Literacy. 11, 2, p. 51-68

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
lifelong learning