The philosophy of religion, applied ethics, ancient philosophy, and educational philosophy.
Dr Siobhan Marie Doyle completed her PhD in University College Dublin 2017. The research goal was a comparative study between the philosophical ideas of Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) and Plotinus (203-270 AD).
Since completing the PhD, she has been a teaching fellow and module co-ordinator in University College Dublin and is currently a faculty member of St Nicholas Montessori College of Ireland.
She is an active participant in the P4C programme in UCD, which is designed to introduce philosophy to children. She has also co-coordinated the Irish Young Philosopher Awards since its inauguration in 2018.
The SNMCI Research Strategy seeks to encourage both staff and learners to focus on those themes in education where preliminary evidence and practice suggests that the Montessori philosophy can add significant value to learning and development.
In particular, we seek to explore these themes in the broad context of the following THREE areas:
A) The Montessori Method
B) Special Education
C) Well-being and Education
1. Increase quantity and quality of research
1. Increase quantity and quality of research: 80%
2. Foster a culture of professional development
2. Foster a culture of professional development: 60%
3. Adopt an interdisciplinary research approach
3. Adopt an interdisciplinary research approach: 50%