Dr Donal Canty

Dr Donal Canty

Deputy Director of TERG
University of Limerick
Email: donal.canty@ul.ie
@donalcanty
ResearchGate

 


Teaching Interests

  • Design and Communication Graphics
  • Wood Processing Safety & Practice

Research Interests

  • Technology Education and Associated Pedagogy
  • Assessment of Design & Creative Activities

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Buckley J., Canty, D., White, D., Seery, N., & Campbell, M. (In Press). Spatial working memory and neural efficiency in mental rotations: An insight from pupillometry. Engineering Design Graphics Journal.

Buckley J., Seery, N., Canty, D., & Gumaelius, L. (2018). Visualization, inductive reasoning, and memory span as components of fluid intelligence: Implications for technology education. International Journal of Educational Research, 90(1), 64-77. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijer.2018.05.007

Buckley J., Seery, N., Power, J., & Phelan, J. (2018). The importance of supporting technological knowledge in post-primary education: A cohort study. Research in Science and Technological Education.
https://doi.org/10.1080/02635143.2018.1463981

Buckley, J., Seery, N., & Canty, D. (2018). Investigating the use of spatial reasoning strategies in geometric problem solving. International Journal of Technology and Design Educationhttp://doi.org/10.1007/s10798-018-9446-3

Buckley, J., Seery, N., & Canty, D. (2018). A heuristic framework of spatial ability: A review and synthesis of spatial factor literature to support its translation into STEM education. Educational Psychology Reviewhttp://doi.org/10.1007/s10648-018-9432-z

Buckley, J., & Seery, N. (2018). Balancing curriculum intent with expected student responses to designerly tasks. Design and Technology Education: An International Journal, 23(1), 26-39.
https://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/DATE/article/view/2302

Buckley, J., O’Connor, A., Seery, N., Hyland, T., & Canty, D. (2018). Implicit theories of intelligence in STEM education: Perspectives through the lens of technology education students. International Journal of Technology and Design Educationhttp://doi.org/10.1007/s10798-017-9438-8

Doyle, A., Seery, N., Canty, D., & Buckley, J. (2017). Agendas, influences, and capability: Perspectives on practice in design and technology education. International Journal of Technology and Design Educationhttp://doi.org/10.1007/s10798-017-9433-0

Buckley, J., Seery, N., & Canty, D. (2017). Heuristics and CAD modelling: An examination of student behaviour during problem solving episodes within CAD modelling activities. International Journal of Technology and Design Educationhttp://doi.org/10.1007/s10798-017-9423-2

O’Connor, A., Seery, N., & Canty, D. (2016) ‘The experiential domain: Developing a model for enhancing practice in D&T education’, International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 1-15. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10798-017-9438-8

Seery, N,Canty, D,Phelan, P (2012) ‘The validity and value of peer assessment using adaptive comparative judgement in design driven practical education’. International Journal Of Technology And Design Education, 22 :205-226. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10798-011-9194-0

Book Chapters

O’Connor, A., Seery, N., & Canty, D. (2016) ‘The psychological domain: Enhancing traditional practice in K-12 education’, in Ostashewski, N., Howell, J., & Cleveland-Innes, M., eds., Optimizing K-12 education through online and blended learning, Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 109-126. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-0507-5.ch006

Peer Reviewed Conference Papers

Buckley, J., Seery, N., Canty, D., & Gumaelius, L. (2018). On intelligence in technology education: Towards redefining technological capability. In N. Seery, J. Buckley, D. Canty, & J. Phelan (Eds.), PATT2018: Research and Practice in Technology Education: Perspectives on Human Capacity and Development. Westmeath, Ireland: Athlone Institute of Technology.

Buckley, J., Seery, N., & Canty, D. (2018). Examining the components of fluid intelligence: Implications for STEM education. In S. Sorby, & M. Sadowski (Eds.), Proceedings of ASEE Engineering Design Graphics Division 72nd Mid-Year Conference. Montego Bay, Jamaica: ASEE.

Buckley, J., Canty, D., & Seery, N. (2018). Spatial working memory in mental rotations: A case for exploring neural efficiency and cognitive strategies. In S. Sorby, & M. Sadowski (Eds.), Proceedings of ASEE Engineering Design Graphics Division 72nd Mid-Year Conference. Montego Bay, Jamaica: ASEE.

Hyland, T., Buckley, J., Seery, N., Gordon, S., & Canty, D. (2018). Assessing design activity in engineering education: A proposed synthesis of adaptive comparative judgement and the CDIO framework. Proceedings of ASEE Engineering Design Graphics Division 72nd Mid-Year Conference. Montego Bay, Jamaica: ASEE.

Buckley, J., Seery, N., & Canty, D. (2017). An exploratory analysis into the relationships between spatial factors, domain-free general capacities and general fluid intelligence. In M. de Vries, L. Litowitz, & S. Warner (Eds.), PATT2017: Technology & Engineering Education – Fostering the Creativity of Youth Around The Globe. Philadelphia, USA: Millersville University of Pennsylvania.

Phelan, J., Buckley, J. Canty, D., & Seery, N. (2017). A proposed research agenda for investigating the nature of designerly thinking in action. In M. de Vries, L. Litowitz, & S. Warner (Eds.), PATT2017: Technology & Engineering Education – Fostering the Creativity of Youth Around The Globe. Philadelphia, USA: Millersville University of Pennsylvania.

Seery, N., Delahunty, T., Canty, D., & Buckley, J. (2017). Illustrating educational development through ipsative performance in design based education. In M. de Vries, L. Litowitz, & S. Warner (Eds.), PATT2017: Technology & Engineering Education – Fostering the Creativity of Youth Around The Globe. Philadelphia, USA: Millersville University of Pennsylvania.

Buckley, J., Seery, N., & Canty, D. (2016). The validity and reliability of online testing for the assessment of spatial ability. In J. Birchman (Ed.), Proceedings of ASEE Engineering Design Graphics Division 71st Mid-Year Conference (pp. 11–16). Nashua, New Hampshire: ASEE.

Seery, N., Buckley, J., Hyland, T., & Canty, D. (2016). MIND strengths: The unique cognitive architecture of engineering and technology students. In P. Tiernan (Ed.), Proceedings of 33rd International Manufacturing Conference. Limerick, Ireland: University of Limerick.

O’Connor, A., Seery, N., & Canty, D. (2016) ‘The procedural domain: Evidencing task performance in D&T education’, in de Vries, M., Bekker-Holtland, A., & van Dijk, G., eds., proceedings of the 32nd Pupils’ Attitude Towards Technology Conference, Utrecht, Netherlands, 23-26 Aug, Reston: International Technology and Engineering Educators Association, 368-377.

Seery, N., & Canty, D., O’Connor, A., Buckley, J., & Doyle, A. (2016) ‘Identifying, developing and grading soft skills in design and technology education: A methodological approach’, in de Vries, M., Bekker-Holtland, A., & van Dijk, G., eds., proceedings of the 32nd Pupils’ Attitude Towards Technology Conference, Utrecht, Netherlands, 23-26 Aug, Reston: International Technology and Engineering Educators Association, 419-428.

Power, J., Buckley, J., Seery, N. and Canty, D. (2016) Investigating the Factor Structure of Pupils Attitudes towards Technology . In: de Vries, M eds. PATT2016: Technology Education for 21st Century Skills Utrecht, Netherlands, 391-399.

O’Connor, A., Seery, N., & Canty, D. (2015) ‘The experiential domain: Enhancing practice in D&T education’, in Chatoney, M., ed., proceedings of the 29th Pupils’ Attitude Towards Technology Conference, Marseille, France, 07-10 Apr, Reston: International Technology and Engineering Educators Association, 335-342.

Conference Presentations

O’Connor, A., Seery, N., & Canty, D. (2016) Mobile technology in initial technology teacher education: A means of developing ubiquitous learning International Conference on Mobile Technology in Teacher Education Galway, Ireland.

Seery, N., Buckley, J., Doyle, A. and Canty, D. (2016) The Validity and Reliability of Adaptive Comparative Judgements in the Assessment of Graphical Capability . In: Ault, H eds. ASEE Engineering Design Graphics Division 71st Mid-Year Conference Nashua, New Hampshire, 104-109.

Buckley, J., Phelan, J., Seery, N and Canty, D. (2016) Assessing Visual Perception in Virtual Reality Environments . In: Tiernan, P eds. The 33rd International Manufacturing Conference.

Seery, N., Buckley, J., Hyland, T. and Canty, D. (2016) MIND Strengths: The Unique Cognitive Architecture of Engineering and Technology Students . In: Tiernan, P eds. The 33rd International Manufacturing Conference Limerick, Ireland.

Seery, N, O’Connor, A, Canty, D and Buckley, J. (2015) Digital Badges in Initial Technology Teacher Education: A Method for Grading Explicit Soft Skills . In: Gormley, P eds. EdTech 2015: Beyond the Horizon: Policy, Practice and Possibilities Limerick, Ireland.

Seery, N., O’Connor, A., Canty, D., & Buckley, J. (2015). Digital Badges in Initial Technology Teacher Education: A Method for Grading Explicit Soft Skills. In P. Gormley (Ed.), Proceedings of EdTech 2015: Beyond the Horizon: Policy, Practice and Possibilities. Limerick, Ireland: Irish Learning Technology Association.

Canty, D., Buckley, J., Seery, N., O’Connor, A., & Kelly, M. (2015). The Validity of Digital Badges as a Currency for Soft Skill Attainment. In P. Gormley (Ed.), Proceedings of EdTech 2015: Beyond the Horizon: Policy, Practice and Possibilities. Limerick, Ireland: Irish Learning Technology Association.

Canty, D., Buckley, J., Seery, N., O’Connor, A. and Kelly, M. (2015) The Validity of Digital Badges as a Currency for Soft Skill Attainment . In: Gormley, P eds. EdTech 2015: Beyond the Horizon: Policy, Practice and Possibilities Limerick, Ireland.

Canty, D., Buckley, J., Seery, N., O’Connor, A., & Kelly, M. (2015) The validity of digital badges as a currency for soft skill attainment 16th Annual Conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association Limerick, Ireland.

Conference Proceedings

Seery, N., Buckley, J., Canty, D., & Phelan, J. (Eds.). (2018). 2018 PATT International Conference : Research and Practice in Technology Education: Perspectives on Human Capacity and Development. Athlone, Ireland: Athlone Institute of Technology.