Paul McFlynn
  • Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

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Paul is an early career researcher.His research concentrates on the role of critical reflection in initial teacher education and he has also published on the role of mentoring in initial teacher education. Teaching Interests: Course Director PGCE Physical Education, Module Coordinator for The Reflective Professional Module on the MEd programme, PhD supervisor and Masters Supervisor.

Publications: Journal articles - Parker, M., Ni Chroinin, D., Coulter, M., McFlynn, P. and Walsh, C. (2020) ‘Finding the image’: using photos to give voice to teacher educator professional learning. Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education, 11(2), 110-128. 

Clarke, L. and McFlynn, P. (2019) All Animals Learn, but Only Humans Teach: The Professional Place of Teacher Educators, Education Sciences, 9(192), 1-13. 

Book chapters: Clarke, L. and McFlynn, P. (2021) Teacher Education in Northern Ireland: Policy, practice and pragmatism. In: Mayer, D. Teacher Education Policy and Research: Global perspectives, Springer.

McFlynn, P. (2019) Supporting beginning physical education teachers to become reflective practitioners. In: Capel, S.; and Lawrence, J. (Eds) A practical guide: Mentoring Physical Education Teachers in the Secondary School, London, Routledge.

McFlynn, P.; and McQueen, P. (2019) Secondary schools in Northern Ireland: governance, policy and curriculum. In: Capel, S.; Leask, M. and Younie, S. (Eds.) Learning to Teach in the Secondary School. A companion to school experience (8th Ed.). London: Routledge.

McFlynn, P.; McQueen, P. and Murphy, C. (2016) Secondary schools in Northern Ireland: governance, policy and curriculum. In: Capel, S.; Leask, M. and Younie, S. (Eds.) Learning to Teach in the Secondary School. A companion to school experience (7th Ed.). London: Routledge.

Chambers, F.C.; Herold, F.A.; Armour, K.; McFlynn, P. and Brennan, D. (2015) Training mentor teachers across the career-span. In: Chambers, F. C. (Ed.) Mentoring in physical education and sports coaching (pp 96-108). London: Routledge.

Conference papers: Chambers, F.C.; Armour, K.; Herold, F.A.; McFlynn, P.; Brennan, D.A.; Luttrell, S. and Bleakley, W. (2014) Professional learning for PE teachers/Coaches: An ecological approach to mentoring. European Conference on Educational Research, Porto, Portugal, 1 Sept 2014 – 5 Sept 2014.

Chambers, F.C.; Armour, K.; Herold, F.A.; McFlynn, P.; Brennan, D.A. and Bleakley, E.W. (2014) Designing Sustainable Models of Mentoring for Sports Clubs. AIESEP World Congress, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 10 Feb 2014 – 13 Feb 2014.

Chambers, F.C.; Herold, F.A.; McFlynn, P.; Armour, K. and Brennan, D.A. (2013) Developing Effective Mentor Pedagogies to Support Pre-service Teacher Learning on Teaching Practice. European Conference in Educational Research, Istanbul, Turkey, 9 Sept 2013 – 13 Sept 2013.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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