Bairbre Ní Fhloinn
Bairbre Ní Fhloinn's record in the area of Teaching and Learning is strongly supportive of the strategic needs of the School in growing its undergraduate and graduate numbers, in encouraging the enrolment of international students, and in developing best practice in all areas of the School's teaching activities. Her teaching involves a considerable element of research-based material and is geared towards enabling students to achieve their full academic potential while also aspiring to enrich their life experience in the longer term. Her teaching philosophy makes full use of the fundamental nature of the subject in encouraging students to draw on their own experiences and observations as part of the learning process, thus involving them as active participants in that process. - She is currently Head of Subject in Irish Folklore and Ethnology with responsibility for the co-ordination and delivery of all undergraduate and graduate modules in the subject. At present(2017-18), there are several hundred registrations to undergraduate modules in Irish Folklore and Ethnology. - She has had a central role in the design of both undergraduate and post-graduate curricula in her subject area, and currently acts as module co-ordinator for approximately fifteen undergraduate and postgraduate modules. - Several of her modules (e.g., IRFL10010, Introduction to Folklore) attract high numbers of international students, many from non-EU countries. - She is Director of the recently established MA in Irish Folklore and Ethnology, which she initiated.