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Mr Daniel Blackshields

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Daniel Blackshields

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Economics
University College Cork
Cork University Business School

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Biography

I have been a lecturer at the Dept of Economics in University College, Cork (UCC) http://www.ucc.ie/en/economics/ since 1999. I also teach and supervise on the certified programmes for CIRTL – the Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning in UCC http://www.ucc.ie/en/teachlearn/cirtl/. I hold an MBS (Business Economics). In 2009 I received an MA in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education for my thesis on the use of the Teaching for Understanding Framework and Sherlock Holmes narratives as a teaching tool for developing problem-solving, metacognitive skills, Arts-based Initiatives, reflection and integrative for Economics and business students, lecturers and business. This work was published in Innovative Business School Teaching (Routledge, 2013). I have presented nationally and internationally on teaching for understanding, integrative learning and creativity. I was nominated by the Vice-President for Teaching and Learning for UCC for a National Academy for the Integration of Research into Teaching and Learning (NAIRTL) National Excellence in Teaching Award in 2009 and won the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and President’s Award for Research on Innovative Forms of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 2011/2012. I was appointed as the CIRTL Teaching Fellow for Reflective Practice in 2012 and was nominated for a UCC Staff Recognition Award: Enhancing the Student Experience in 2014. I am a member of the NAIRTL-funded Irish Integrative Learning Project. This project was nominated for a NAIRTL National Excellence in Teaching Award in 2010. In 2011 we published a book entitled: Making Connections: Intentional Teaching for Integrative Learning and I am the senior editor of the recently published Routledge publication entitled: Integrative Learning: International Research and Practice (2014). In 2015 I was appointed to the expert panel of the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Ireland. In 2015 I was (along with Dr. Ella Kavanagh) nominated by UCC for a National Teaching Experts: learning Impact Award from the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. I am currently the Examinations Appeals Officer for UCC and a member of the UCC Business School Academic Standards Group. In 2017, along with Ella Kavanagh, Mary McNulty and Aileen Waterman we won the Association of Higher Education Careers Services Excellence in Employability Award for the ‘Deep Dive Learning Journey to Employability’ suite of modules in the BA (Hons) Economics (through Transformative Learning) and shorlisted for the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (Group) in 2017. I, along with Mary McNulty and Ella Kavanagh have been nominated for the Irish Education Awards – Best Career Impact Strategy 2019.

Grants and Honours

  • 01/06/2020 - UCC Hero, Department/Research Centre, UCC
  • 01/01/2017 - Winners of the Assoication of Higher Education Career Services Excellence Award
  • 01/01/2015 - UCC Nominee (with Dr. Ella Kavanagh) for National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
  • 01/01/2014 - Inagural National Forum Seminar Award
  • 01/01/2014 - National Forum Research Project Grant
  • 01/01/2014 - Nominated for a University Staff Recognition Award: Enhancing the Student Experience Award
  • 01/01/2012 - President's Award for Research on Innovative Forms of Teaching and Learning 2011/12
  • 01/01/2012 - President's Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • 01/01/2012 - UCC Teaching Fellowship: Reflective Practice
  • 01/01/2010 - Nominated for NAIRTL Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 01/01/2009 - NAIRTL Research into Teaching Award
  • 01/01/2009 - Nomination for National Excellence in Teaching Award
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Research Domains

  • Teaching of Economics
  • Teaching of economics through reflective practice, integrative learning and mental development.
  • Case Research Methods
  • Forecasting and Scenario Planning 
  • Teaching for Understanding, Integrative Learning, Reflective Learning, the Personal Development and Bloom's Taxonomy
  • Developing Reflective Journals 
  • Irish Integrative Learning Project
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Publications

Book chapter

Year Publication
2016 BLACKSHIELDS, D. (2016). Encountering the ‘Unknown Knowns’: Scaffolding Contemplative Reading to Cultivate a Creative Inquiry Disposition in 21st Century Undergraduate Economics Students'. IGI Global.
2015 BLACKSHIELDS, D. (2015). 'Yes And ...Cultivating the Art of conversation through Improvisational Classroom Experiences. Routledge.
2013 BLACKSHIELDS, D., MCCARTHY, M. (2013). 'The Game is Afoot: Playing the sleuth in creative problem solving performances by business economics students'.
2010 BLACKSHIELDS, D. (2010). 'Governance and Growth: Arthur O'Connors Economic Thinking on the Case of Ireland., Ukraine.
2010 BLACKSHIELDS, D. (2010). 'Making Connections for Mindful Inquiry: Using Reflective Journals to Scaffold an Autobiographical Approach to Learning in Economics., Ireland.
2001 BLACKSHIELDS, D. (2001). 'Transcending Location: People, Governance & the Age of the Cyber'. McGraw-Hill.
2001 BLACKSHIELDS, D. (2001). The Invisible Hand of the Celts. McGraw-Hill.

Edited book

Year Publication
2015 BLACKSHIELDS, D., CRONIN, J., HIGGS, B., KILCOMMINS, S., MCCARTHY, M., RYAN, A. (2015). Integrative Learning: International Research and Practice. Routledge.

Report

Year Publication
2015 O'MAHONY, C., HIGGS, B., ALEXANDER, D., KILCUMMINS, S., RYAN, C. A., BLACKSHIELDS, D., ... CRONIN, J. (2015). Teaching for transitions: a review of teaching for transitions related teaching and learning activity and research. Part 1: A review of scholarly work and educator understanding of Pedagogues of Transition: Implications for impact.., Ireland.
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