Dr Jeffrey Buckley

Postdoctoral Researcher in Engineering Education
KTH Royal Institute of Technology & Athlone Institute of Technology
jbuckley@kth.se | jbuckley@ait.iejeffbuckley1992@gmail.com
@jeffbuckley92
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Teaching Interests

  • Subject Pedagogy (Technology Education)
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis

Research Interests

  • Spatial Ability
  • Cognitive Load Theory
  • Expertise and epistemology in STEM education
  • Learners Interest in STEM Education
  • Educational Assessment

Education

PhD KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2017 – 2018
PhD University of Limerick, 2014 – 2017 (Transfer to KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

B. Tech. (Ed.) University of Limerick, 2010 – 2014

Certificates

2016 – Certified SolidWorks Associate.

2016 – Visual Perception and the Brain. Duke University. Online Course Authorised through Coursera.

2016 – The Brain and Space. Duke University. Online Course Authorised through Coursera.

2016 – Serious Gaming. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Online Course Authorised through Coursera.


Peer Reviewed Journal Articles (* = Open Access)

*Seery, N., Kimbell, R., Buckley, J., & Phelan, J. (2019). Considering the relationship between research and practice in technology education: A perspective on future research endeavours. Design and Technology Education: An International Journal, 24(2), 163-174.
https://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/DATE/article/view/2586

*Buckley, J., Seery, N., & Canty, D. (2019). Investigating the use of spatial reasoning strategies in geometric problem solving. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 29(2), 341-362.
http://doi.org/10.1007/s10798-018-9446-3

*Buckley, J., O’Connor, A., Seery, N., Hyland, T., & Canty, D. (2019). Implicit theories of intelligence in STEM education: Perspectives through the lens of technology education students. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 29(1), 75-106. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10798-017-9438-8

*Doyle, A., Seery, N., Canty, D., & Buckley, J. (2019). Agendas, influences, and capability: Perspectives on practice in design and technology education. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 29(1), 143-159. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10798-017-9433-0

Buckley, J., Seery, N., & Canty, D. (2019). Spatial cognition in engineering education: Developing a spatial ability framework to support the translation of theory into practice. European Journal of Engineering Education, 44(1-2), 164-178. http://doi.org/10.1080/03043797.2017.1327944

Buckley, J., Canty, D., White, D., Seery, N., & Campbell, M. (2018). Spatial working memory and neural efficiency in mental rotations: An insight from pupillometry. Engineering Design Graphics Journal, 82(3), 20-32.
http://www.edgj.org/index.php/EDGJ/article/view/703

Hyland, T., Buckley, J., Seery, N., Gordon, S., & Canty, D. (2018). Integrating assessment and design activity in engineering education: A proposed synthesis of adaptive comparative judgement and the CDIO framework. Engineering Design Graphics Journal, 82(2), 1-16.
http://www.edgj.org/index.php/EDGJ/article/view/683

*Seery, N., Buckley, J., Delahunty, T., & Canty, D. (2018). Integrating learners into the assessment process using adaptive comparative judgement with an ipsative approach to identifying competence based gains relative to student ability levels. International Journal of Technology and Design Education.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10798-018-9468-x 

*Gumaelius, L., Hartell E., Svärdh, J., Skogh, I.B., & Buckley, J. (2018). Outcome analyses of educational interventions: A case study of the Swedish boost of technology intervention. International Journal of Technology and Design Educationhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s10798-018-9470-3

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, 37(1), 36-53.
https://doi.org/10.1080/02635143.2018.1463981

*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 Review, 30(3), 947-972. http://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., Seery, N., & Canty, D. (2018). Heuristics and CAD modelling: An examination of student behaviour during problem solving episodes within CAD modelling activities. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 28(4), 939-956. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10798-017-9423-2

Peer Reviewed Conference Papers

Panagiotis, P., Gumaelius, L., Buckley, J., & Pears, A. (Upcoming). On the role of industry contact on the motivation and professional development of engineering students. In Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference. Cincinnati, Ohio: Frontiers in Education.

Buckley, J., Gumaelius, L., Hyland, T., Seery, N., & Pears, A. (2019). A comparison of Swedish and Irish secondary students’ conceptions of engineers and engineering using the Draw-an-Engineer Test. In Proceedings of the 126th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition. Tampa, Florida: American Society for Engineering Education.

Buckley, J., Hyland, T., Seery, N., Gumaelius, L., & Pears, A. (2019). Investigating perceptions of intelligence as an approach to understanding female representation in technology and engineering education. In S. Pule (Ed.), PATT2019: Developing a knowledge economy through technology and engineering education. Msida, Malta: University of Malta.

Dunbar, R., Buckley, J., & Seery, N. (2019). Curriculum development for technology teacher education: Integrating pedagogy, epistemology and capability. In S. Pule (Ed.), PATT2019: Developing a knowledge economy through technology and engineering education. Msida, Malta: University of Malta.

Hyland, T., Buckley, J., Seery, N., & Gordon, S. (2019). The predictive capacity of spatial ability for knowledge retention in third level technology and engineering education. In S. Pule (Ed.), PATT2019: Developing a knowledge economy through technology and engineering education. Msida, Malta: University of Malta.

Reid, C., Dunbar, R., & Buckley, J. (2019). Developing a methodological approach to measure cognitive load during complex problem solving: Working to understand the role of spatial ability in problem solving. In S. Pule (Ed.), PATT2019: Developing a knowledge economy through technology and engineering education. Msida, Malta: University of Malta.

Canty, D., Seery, N., & Buckley, J. (2019). Inducting ITE students in assessment practices through the use of comparative judgement. In S. Pule (Ed.), PATT2019: Developing a knowledge economy through technology and engineering education. Msida, Malta: University of Malta.

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.

Hyland, T., Buckley, J., Seery, N., Power, J., & Gordon, S. (2018). Investigating the relationships between spatial ability, interest, and task experience on knowledge retention in engineering education. 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.

Reid, C., Dunbar, R., & Buckley, J. (2018). A preliminary model of problem categorisation to explore the cognitive abilities required for problem solving in engineering education. 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.

O’Connor, A., Buckley, J., Seery, N., & Cleveland-Innes, M. (2016). Identifying, developing and grading “soft skills” in higher education: A technological approach. In B. Campbell, L. McNutt, & B. Hunter (Eds.), Proceedings of Higher Education in Transformation Symposium. Ontario, Canada: HEIT.

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.

Buckley, J., & Seery, N. (2016). The potential bifurcation of static and dynamic spatial cognitive processes. In J. Birchman (Ed.), Proceedings of ASEE Engineering Design Graphics Division 71st Mid-Year Conference (pp. 97–103). Nashua, New Hampshire: ASEE.

Seery, N., Buckley, J., Doyle, A., & Canty, D. (2016). The validity and reliability of adaptive comparative judgements in the assessment of graphical capability. In J. Birchman (Ed.), ASEE Engineering Design Graphics Division 71st Mid-Year Conference (pp. 104–109). Nashua, New Hampshire: Proceedings of ASEE.

Buckley, J., Phelan, J., Seery, N., & Canty, D. (2016). Assessing visual perception in virtual reality environments. In P. Tiernan (Ed.), Proceedings of 33rd International Manufacturing Conference. Limerick, Ireland: University of Limerick.

Buckley, J., Howley, U., & Seery, N. (2016). An exploratory study into the cognitive and behavioural influences on problem solving performance. In P. Tiernan (Ed.), Proceedings of 33rd International Manufacturing Conference. Limerick, Ireland: University of Limerick.

Buckley, J., O’Neill, C., & Seery, N. (2016). Technology mediated assessment of dynamic spatial ability. In P. Tiernan (Ed.), Proceedings of 33rd International Manufacturing Conference. Limerick, Ireland: University of Limerick.

Seery, N., Buckley, J., Bowe, B., & Carthy, D. (2016). Spatial ability in education: A national study. In P. Tiernan (Ed.), Proceedings of 33rd International Manufacturing Conference. Limerick, Ireland: University of Limerick.

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.

Buckley, J., & Seery, N. (2016). An investigation into problem solving approaches adopted during graphical reasoning episodes. In M. de Vries, A. Bekker-Holtland, & G. van Dijk (Eds.), Proceedings of PATT2016: Technology Education for 21st Century Skills (pp. 118–128). Utrecht, Netherlands: PATT.

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 M. de Vries, A. Bekker-Holtland, & G. van Dijk (Eds.), Proceedings of PATT2016: Technology Education for 21st Century Skills (pp. 419–428). Utrecht, Netherlands: PATT.

Power, J., Buckley, J., Seery, N., & Canty, D. (2016). Investigating the factor structure of pupils attitudes towards technology. In M. de Vries, A. Bekker-Holtland, & G. van Dijk (Eds.), Proceedings of PATT2016: Technology Education for 21st Century Skills (pp. 391–399). Utrecht, Netherlands: PATT.

Buckley, J., & Seery, N. (2016). Framing spatial cognition: Establishing a research agenda. In L. Sun, H. Steinhauer, & D. Lane (Eds.), Proceedings of ASEE Engineering Design Graphics Division 70th Mid-Year Conference (pp. 118–122). Daytona Beach, Florida: EDGD.

Power, J., Buckley, J., & Seery, N. (2016). Visualizing success: Investigating the relationship between ability and self-efficacy in the domain of visual processing. In L. Sun, H. Steinhauer, & D. Lane (Eds.), Proceedings of ASEE Engineering Design Graphics Division 70th Mid-Year Conference (pp. 73–79). Daytona Beach, Florida: EDGD.

Seery, N., Buckley, J., & Delahunty, T. (2015). Developing a spatial ability framework to support spatial ability research in engineering education. In B. Bowe (Ed.), Proceedings of 6th Research in Engineering Education Symposium (pp. 1–9). Dublin, Ireland: Dublin Institute of Technology.

Peer Reviewed Conference Presentations (Abstract Only)

Rowan, N., Buckley, J., Seery, N., & Murray, N. (2019). Blending immersive and educational technologies to inform sustainability and diversification of workforce training through machine interface learning using sterilization technologies as model – quo vadis?. In 10th Kilmer Conference 2019, Dublin, Ireland: Johnson & Johnson.

Buckley, J., Hyland, T., Gumaelius, L., Seery, N., & Pears, A. (2019). Engineering education research methods to determine conceptions of engineers and of engineering. In 2019 UK and Ireland Engineering Education Research Network Spring Colloquium, Dublin, Ireland: Technological University Dublin.

Buckley, J., Canty, D., & Seery, N. (2019). The importance and usefulness of comparative judgement for educational assessment. In ResearchED Leads Network Day, Haninge, Stockholm, Sweden: ResearchED.

Buckley, J. (2018). Spatial ability and fluid intelligence. In ResearchED Leads Network Day, Haninge, Stockholm, Sweden: ResearchED.

Buckley, J., Doyle, A., Hartell, E., & Seery, N. (2017). Adaptive comparative judgement: A mechanism to enrich and enhance assessment practices to support teaching and learning. In Lärarnas forskningskonferens 2017, Stockholm, Sweden: Pedagog Stockholm.

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.

Commissioned Reports

Canty, D., Buckley, J., & Seery, N. (2019). Research paper on features of skills development in technology education. Report commissioned by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) with respect to the reform of technology subjects in the Irish Junior Cycle.

Invited Book Reviews

Buckley, J. (2018). [Review of the book Design epistemology and curriculum planning, by E. Norman & Baynes, K. (Eds.)]. Design and Technology Education: An International Journal, 23(1), 109-112.
https://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/DATE/article/view/2357

Other Writing (Blog Posts/Newspaper Articles)

Hartell, E., Buckley, J., Gumaelius, L., Doyle, A., & Seery, N. (2018). Arbeta med komparativ bedömning (Working with comparative assessment). Skola & Samhällehttp://www.skolaochsamhalle.se/flode/skola/eva-hartell-m-fl-arbeta-med-komparativ-bedomning/

Other Presentations (Workshops/Symposia/Seminars)

Buckley, J., & Doyle, A. (2018). The Capacity of Adaptive Comparative Judgment as a Tool for Educational Assessment. KTH Royal Institute of Technology Dept. of Learning Higher Seminar. Stockholm, Sweden: KTH.

Hartell, E., Canty, D., Seery, N., Doyle, A., & Buckley, J. (2017). Bedömningsexempel och sambedömning med hög reliabilitet (Worked Examples and Collaborative Assessment with High Reliability). Skolforum 2017. Stockholm, Sweden: Skolforum.

Buckley, J., Seery, N., & Canty, D. (2017). Insights from eye-tracking and pupillometry in design education research. Design Education Research Seminar. Westmeath, Ireland: Athlone Institute of Technology.

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.


Academic Awards

2019 – Editors Award for recognition of the outstanding paper published in the 2018 Engineering Design Graphics Journal. Engineering Design Graphics Division. American Society for Engineering Education.

2017 – Jubilee Appropriation Grant. Knut och Alice Wallenbergs Stiftelse.

2016 – Runner up for best presentation at the 33rd International Manufacturing Conference.

2015 – Schroff Participation Grant. Engineering Design Graphics Division. American Society for Engineering Education.

2014 – Special Commendation Award for Research in a Final Year Project. Department of Design and Manufacturing Technology, University of Limerick.

2014 – 2nd UL40th Science and Engineering Summer Research Bursary. Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Limerick.