Fergus  O'Dwyer Author of Evaluating Organization Development
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Fergus O'Dwyer

Lecturer
Marino Institute of Education

Fergus O’Dwyer is a lecturer at the Marino Institute of Education (an associated college of Trinity College Dublin), with previous posts in Germany, Ireland, and Japan. Research interests include the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), learning-oriented assessment (LOA), Sociolinguistics and Sports Studies.

Biography

Now settling back into Dublin life the Marino Institute of Education  (an associated college of Trinity College Dublin), after returning home from my travels which took in several places including 16 years in Japan.  Beginning planning my next moves. In general, I aim to position societal needs at the centre of endeavours. Future developments include an emphasis on humour, sporting studies and wellbeing promotion.
I am also committed to pursuing the implementation of pedagogy to suit particular contexts, with the integration of frameworks like the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) a special interest.
For my PhD studies, I studied male identities within a Dublin GAA club and the role of language in negotiating these identities in contemporary urban Ireland. Key issues include use of humour, interactional positioning, and sound variation (requires phonetic expertise)

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Research interests include the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), learning-oriented assessment (LOA), Sociolinguistics and Sports Studies.

Personal Interests

    Hurling and Gaelic Football

Books

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