Fiachra Long

Head of School
Education
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

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Dr Fiachra Long is Head of School in the School of Education at University College Cork. He was awarded a BA in French and Philosophy in 1975, a HDip. Ed. in 1976 and an MA in Philosophy in 1977 from UCD. After qualifying, he registered as a post-primary teacher and taught French, Maths and RE in post-primary schools in Cork, Dublin (2), Roscrea and Tralee.

In 1983, Fiachra left teaching in Ireland for study abroad. He achieved a Licence en philosophie (LPh) through French from UCL (Louvain) before gaining a doctorate in Philosophy at Louvain-la-Neuve (1986). Subsequently Fiachra lectured in philosophy on the liberal arts programmes at Pace University Manhattan and Iona College, New Rochelle (1987-1989). He returned to Dublin in 1989 and taught at Marino Institute of Education. Fiachra was appointed as College Lecturer to UCC in 1990.

Since 1990, Fiachra has lectured in philosophy of education in the PDE and MEd programmes. He established the Higher Diploma in Religious Education in 1992. This programme ran until 2008 and at an outreach centre in Killarney for two cycles. Additionally, Fiachra organized and ran the Honan Public Lectures in Theology series from mid-90s to mid 00s featuring some notable names like Jurgen Moltmann, Gregory Baum, Charles Curran, Irene de Foulkes, Sean Freyne and Enda Mc Donagh. Fiachra also contributed to discussions about the introduction of Religious Studies to UCC from 2000 to 2002.

Fiachra's book in 1997 was a jointly edited collection of articles on theology in the University. His second book Maurice Blondel: The Idealist Illusion with Kluwer/ Springer followed a sabbatical at Louvain-la-Neuve in 1998 and included his translations of Blondel's important articles on idealism, the moral life and the origin of philosophy. During this time Fiachra also presented papers at the annual Oxford Conference on the nature of research and the history of educational ideas. 

From 2008 to 2014, Fiachra was Programme Coordinator of the Professional Diploma in Education (PDE). He also acted as team leader at UCC in preparation for the new PME programme which received Teaching Council accreditation in 2014. Fiachra also worked extensively with programme leaders in other NUI Universities on the general ethos of the new programmes. In 2008, Fiachra was invited to participate in the formation and running of a new Educational Trust. He is currently on his second term as member of the Edmund Rice Trust which is responsible for running 96 schools in the Republic of Ireland. Recently (2014), he acted as Committee Chair in the School of Education for the preparation of the Research Quality Review exercise (2014-2015). Fiachra is also active in local school management, having served as Chair on two post-primary boards since 2000.

On the basis of Fiachra's current book, Educating the Postmodern Child, published by Bloomsbury in 2012, Fiachra was invited to contribute to the Oxford Bibliographies entry on Childhood. He benefitted from sabbatical leave in 2015 to develop the outline of a new book on transhumanism. While in Belgium, he served as visiting professor at Louvain-la-Neuve and visiting scholar at Leuven where he participated in seminars on education and philosophy in both universities.  In the recent past he has presented at seminars and conferences on rhizomatic learning in Prague (2014) and Leuven (2015).






Research Interests


Philosophy of Education (philosophy with children, philosophy of religion; religious education)
History of Educational Ideas
Postmodernism and Posthumanism

Dr Fiachra Long along with a colleague Siobhán Dowling Long is currently editing (2017) a collection of essays on the scriptures of the world religions. Reading the Sacred Scriptures: From Oral Tradition to Written Documents and their Reception examines how the scriptures came to be written and how their authority has been constructed and reinforced over time. Highlighting the measures taken to safeguard the stability of oral accounts, this book demonstrates the care of religious communities to maintain with reverence their assembled parchments and scrolls. Written by leading experts in their fields, this collection chronicles the development of the scriptures from the oral tradition to written documents and their reception. It features notable essays on the scriptures of Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, Confucianism, Daoism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, Shinto, and Baha'i. Dr Long has contributed a chapter on Hermeneutics.

In 2017, Dr Fiachra Long will publish on the topic of boredom arising from Sloterdijk's reading of Heidegger and is due to complete an annotated entry on Postmodernism for Oxford Bibliographies Entry on Childhood. 

Dr Long  published Educating the Postmodern Child with Bloomsbury in 2012. His recent book relates to childhood learning in a digital age.

He is currently preparing a book on the impact of transhumanism on learning. On this theme he has contributed to conferences on social pathologies (Cork 2008), metaphysics of the body (Oxford 2010), the rhizomatic learner (Prague 2014, Leuven 2015) and various reflections on memory. 

Fiachra is also interested in multicultural education and has shared a research paper on Maths teaching with Dr Stephen O Brien (2012) which featured the Polish weekend school in Cork.



 

Books

YearPublication
(2013)Educating the Postmodern Child.
Long, F. (2013) Educating the Postmodern Child. London and New York: Bloomsbury. Globe icon [Details]
(2000)Maurice Blondel, The Idealist Illusion and Other Essays.
Long, F. (2000) Maurice Blondel, The Idealist Illusion and Other Essays. Dordrecht: Kluwer. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2017)'Transhuman Education: Sloterdijk's Reading of Heidegger's Letter on Humanism'
Long, Fiachra (2017) 'Transhuman Education: Sloterdijk's Reading of Heidegger's Letter on Humanism'. Journal of Philosophy of Education, 51 (1):177-192 [DOI] [CORA Link] [Details]
(2014)'Knowing how to feel about the Other? Student teachers, and the contingent role of embodiments in educational inequalities'
Kitching, K., O'Brien, S., Long, F., Conway, P.F., Murphy, R. and Hall, K. (2014) 'Knowing how to feel about the Other? Student teachers, and the contingent role of embodiments in educational inequalities'. Pedagogy Culture and Society, [Details]
(2013)'Philosophy for the Competent Only?'
Long, F. (2013) 'Philosophy for the Competent Only?'. Yearbook of The Irish Philosophical Society, :65-82 Globe icon [CORA Link] [Details]
(2014)'Trials of the Rhizomatic Learner'
Long, Fiachra (2014) 'Trials of the Rhizomatic Learner'. RicercAzione, 6 (1):85-97 [CORA Link] [Details]
(2013)'Rhizomatic Belief in Contemporary Society'
Long, F. (2013) 'Rhizomatic Belief in Contemporary Society'. Milltown Studies, 72 (Winter):51-73 [Details]
(2012)'Novice teachers as 'invisible' learners'
Long, F,Hall, K,Conway, P,Murphy, R (2012) 'Novice teachers as 'invisible' learners'. Teachers And Teaching, 18 :619-636 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Authoring oneself and being authored as a competent teacher'
Hall, K; Conway, PF; Murphy, R; Long, F; Kitching, K; O'Sullivan, D (2012) 'Authoring oneself and being authored as a competent teacher'. Irish Educational Studies, 31 (2):103-117 Globe icon [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Mathematics as (multi)cultural practice: Irish lessons from the Polish weekend school'
O'Brien, S. and Long, F. (2012) 'Mathematics as (multi)cultural practice: Irish lessons from the Polish weekend school'. American Journal of Mathematics, 5 (2):133-156 Globe icon [CORA Link] [Details]
(2008)'Troubled theory in the debate between Hirst and Carr'
Long, F; (2008) 'Troubled theory in the debate between Hirst and Carr'. Journal of Philosophy of Education, 42 :133-147 [Details]
(2008)'Protocols of silence in educational discourse'
Long, F; (2008) 'Protocols of silence in educational discourse'. Irish Educational Studies, 27 :121-132 [DOI] [Details]
(2005)'Thomas Reid and Philosophy with Children'
Fiachra Long; (2005) 'Thomas Reid and Philosophy with Children'. Journal of Philosophy of Education, 39 (4):599-614 [Details]
(2005)'Seneca on Fortuna or the Lesson of Luck'
Long Fiachra; (2005) 'Seneca on Fortuna or the Lesson of Luck'. Religion and The Arts, Religion, Education and the Arts (5):71-78 [Details]
(1997)'Theology in the Secular University [B562]'
Long, Fiachra; (1997) 'Theology in the Secular University [B562]'. Irish Theological Quarterly, 62.2/3 :228-247 [Details]
(1995)'Blondel's Religious Postulate in 'L'Action' (1893) [B561]'
Long, Fiachra; (1995) 'Blondel's Religious Postulate in 'L'Action' (1893) [B561]'. Irish Theological Quarterly, 61.1 :57-69 [Details]
(1994)'Research as living knowledge'
F Long; (1994) 'Research as living knowledge'. Studies in Higher Education, Globe icon [Details]
(1994)'The Institutional Self [B560]'
Long, Fiachra; (1994) 'The Institutional Self [B560]'. Milltown Studies, 33 :111-122 [Details]
(1992)'Living With the Accuser [B558]'
Long, Fiachra; (1992) 'Living With the Accuser [B558]'. Irish Theological Quarterly, 58.3 :180-191 [Details]
(1992)'Living with the Accuser'
F Long; (1992) 'Living with the Accuser'. Irish Theological Quarterly, Globe icon [Details]
(1991)'The Blondel-Gilson Correspondence through Foucault's Mirror'
LONG, F. ; (1991) 'The Blondel-Gilson Correspondence through Foucault's Mirror'. Philosophy Today, 35 :351-361 [Details]
(1990)'The Inculturation of Brother Vicente Canas'
Long Fiachra; (1990) 'The Inculturation of Brother Vicente Canas'. Irish Theological Quarterly, 56 (3):191-200 [Details]
(1990)'Blondel's Moral Logic'
Long Fiachra; (1990) 'Blondel's Moral Logic'. Philosophical Studies, 32 (*):213-223 [Details]
(1989)'The Idea of Comparativism: Three Books by Guy Jucquois'
LONG, F. ; (1989) 'The Idea of Comparativism: Three Books by Guy Jucquois'. Milltown Studies, 26 :91-97 [Details]
(1989)'Blondel and the Origin of Philosophy'
Long, F.; (1989) 'Blondel and the Origin of Philosophy'. Philosophy Today, 33 :21-27 [Details]
(1987)'Blondel et la temporalite de l'histoire'
Long Fiachra; (1987) 'Blondel et la temporalite de l'histoire'. Cahiers De L'Institut De Linguistique De Louvain, CILL 13.3-4 0771-6524 (Histoire sans Parole):137-148 [Details]
(1991)'The Postmodern Flavor of Blondel's Method'
Long Fiachra; (1991) 'The Postmodern Flavor of Blondel's Method'. International Philosophical Quarterly, International Philosophical Quarterly 31 (1):15-22 [Details]
(2002)'Book Reviews: The Science of Life: Maurice Blondel: Philosophy of Action and the Scientific Method. By Michael A Conway. Frankfurt/New York/Oxford: Peter Lang ( …'
F Long; (2002) 'Book Reviews: The Science of Life: Maurice Blondel: Philosophy of Action and the Scientific Method. By Michael A Conway. Frankfurt/New York/Oxford: Peter Lang ( …'. Irish Theological Quarterly, Globe icon [Details]

Edited Books

YearPublication
(2017)Reading Sacred Scriptures and Holy Texts: From Oral Tradition to Written Documents and their Reception
Long, F and Dowling-Long, S (Ed.). (2017) Reading Sacred Scriptures and Holy Texts: From Oral Tradition to Written Documents and their Reception New York and London: Routledge. [Details]
(2008)Yearbook of Irish Philosophical Society
Long F (Ed.). (2008) Yearbook of Irish Philosophical Society Yearbook of Irish Philosophical Society. Maynooth: Irish Philosophical Society. Globe icon [Details]
(1997)Theology in the University
LONG, F. and Corkery, P (Ed.). (1997) Theology in the University Theology in the University. Dublin: Dominican Publications. [Details]

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2017)'The Hermeneutic Task'
Long, F. (2017) 'The Hermeneutic Task' In: Long F. and Dowling Long S (eds). Reading the Sacred Scriptures. New York and London: Routledge. [Details]
(2012)'Developing ‘good’ post-primary teachers and teaching in a reform era: cultural dynamics in a programme level study of the ‘Dip’'
Conway, PF., Murphy, R., Delargey, M., Hall, K; Kitching, K., Long, F.,McKeon, J., Murphy, B., O'Brien, S., & O'Sullivan, D. (2012) (2012) 'Developing ‘good’ post-primary teachers and teaching in a reform era: cultural dynamics in a programme level study of the ‘Dip’' In: F. Waldron, Dooley, T & Smith, J (eds. 2012) Re-imagining Initial Teacher Education (ITE): Perspectives on Transformation. Dublin: Liffey Press. [Details]
(2009)'The Polish school in Cork: Recognising Polish voices in Irish education'
Long, F. and O'Brien, S.; (2009) 'The Polish school in Cork: Recognising Polish voices in Irish education' In: Ubuntu Network Action Research and Other Projects to Integrate Development Education into Initial Teacher Education 2006-2008. Dublin: Irish Aid. [Details]
(2007)'Educating the Tactile Mind'
Long, Fiachra; (2007) 'Educating the Tactile Mind' In: Ecumenics from the Rim. Germany: LIT. [Details]
(2007)'Blondel et Seneque sur la divinisation'
Long, F. (2007) 'Blondel et Seneque sur la divinisation' In: Jean Leclerc (eds). La Raison par Quatre Chemins. En Hommage à Claude Troisfontaines. Louvain: Peeters. [CORA Link] [Details]
(2007)'Describing a Mind-Map Experiment'
LONG, F., CUNNINGHAM, M. ; (2007) 'Describing a Mind-Map Experiment' In: New Paradigms and Methods in Educational and Social Research. Los Angeles/ Czestochowa: Graduate Education Initiatives. [Details]
(2004)'Education with Global Intent: Is the Issue of Goodness defunt?'
Long, Fiachra; (2004) 'Education with Global Intent: Is the Issue of Goodness defunt?' In: Theory, Facts and Interpretation in Educational and Social Research. [Details]
(2003)'Technology as Monumental History'
LONG, F. ; (2003) 'Technology as Monumental History' In: Technology and Transcendence. Dublin: Columba. [Details]
(1997)'Teaching Theology in a Secular University'
Long, Fiachra; (1997) 'Teaching Theology in a Secular University' In: Theology in the University. [Details]

Other Journals

YearPublication
(2012)'Religious Education in a Secular Society'
Long, Fiachra (2012) 'Religious Education in a Secular Society' The Furrow, 63 (12) :603-609. [Details]
(2008)'Review of Thomas J. Norris, Getting Real about Education. Dublin: Columba, 2006'
Long, Fiachra; (2008) 'Review of Thomas J. Norris, Getting Real about Education. Dublin: Columba, 2006' The Furrow, 59 :121-122. [Details]
(2007)'The Alpha and the Omicron'
Long F; (2007) 'The Alpha and the Omicron' The Furrow, 58 (2) :91-94. Globe icon [Details]
(2006)'Philosophy with Children'
Long, Fiachra; (2006) 'Philosophy with Children' Research Journal CACSSS, 1 :21-22. [Details]
(2005)'Reading the Soul of Ireland'
Long Fiachra; (2005) 'Reading the Soul of Ireland' The Furrow, 56 :77-82. [Details]
(2004)'Catechetics Today'
Long Fiachra; (2004) 'Catechetics Today' The Furrow, 55 :117-120. [Details]
(2003)'Out of Pain'
Long Fiachra; (2003) 'Out of Pain' The Furrow, 54 :55-65. [Details]
(2002)'The Counsellor of Hogwarts'
Long Fiachra; (2002) 'The Counsellor of Hogwarts' National Association for School Counsellors, 12 :7-10. [Details]
(2001)'Teh Parable of Fungie'
Long Fiachra; (2001) 'Teh Parable of Fungie' The Furrow, 52 :481-484. [Details]
(2000)'States of Memory'
Long F; (2000) 'States of Memory' The Furrow, 51 (3) :165-169. Globe icon [Details]
(1998)'Diana - Image-Saint'
Long F; (1998) 'Diana - Image-Saint' Spirituality, 4 (20) . Globe icon [Details]
(1989)'The Follower'
Long,Fiachra; (1989) 'The Follower' The Furrow, * :418-422. [Details]
(2001)'The Counsellor of Hogwarts'
Long, Fiachra; (2001) 'The Counsellor of Hogwarts' NAPCP, * :7-10. [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2013)Disco2013 New Technologies and media literacy education
Long, Fiachra (2013) The Rhizomatic Learner . In: Jan Beseda and Zbynek Machat eds. Disco2013 New Technologies and media literacy education Prague, , 24-JUN-13 - 27-JUN-13 , pp.25-29 Globe icon [Details]
(2011)The Social Pathologies of Contemporary Civilisation
Fiachra Long (2011) Educating the transhuman The Social Pathologies of Contemporary Civilisation Cork, , 15-SEP-11 - 16-SEP-11 [Details]
(2011)Teaching in the new millenium
Fiachra Long (2011) Initial Teachers as Invisible Learners Teaching in the new millenium Dublin, , 30-JUN-11 - 02-JUL-11 [Details]
(2010)God and Physics, Oxford
Fiachra Long (2010) Metaphysics of the Body God and Physics, Oxford St Anne's College Oxford, , 01-JUL-10 - 03-JUL-10 [Details]
(2006)Education EConference, Slovenia
Long Fiachra, Cunningham Mary; (2006) Describing a Mind Map Experiment . In: Boris Kozuh eds. Education EConference, Slovenia Internet, , 01-JUN-06 - 31-OCT-06 , pp.pending-* [Details]
(2005)Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain Annual General Meeting
LONG, F. ; (2005) Seneca's Educational Geometry Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain Annual General Meeting New College, Oxford, [Details]
(2004)Philosphy of Education Society of Great Britain
Long, Fiachra; (2004) Seneca's Educational Geometry . In: PESGB Annual Report, CD Rom eds. Philosphy of Education Society of Great Britain New College Oxford, , 04-APR-04 - 06-APR-04 , pp.*-* [Details]
(1994)Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain annual General Meeting
Long, F.; (1994) The Educational Dialectic Today Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain annual General Meeting Oxford, , pp.155-162 [Details]
(1991)Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain
Long, Fiachra; (1991) Towards a Rationale of Research . In: PESGB Annual Meeting Report eds. Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain Froebel College, London, , 26-APR-91 - 28-APR-91 , pp.*-* [Details]

Published Reports

YearPublication
(2011)Learning to Teach (LETS): Developing curricular and cross curricular competences in becoming a 'good' secondary teacher. School of Education/DES, School of Education, UCC. [Executive Summary].
Conway, PF; Murphy, R; Delargey, M; Hall, K; Kitching, K; Long, F; Mc Keon, J; Murphy, B; O'Brien, S; O'Sullivan, D. (2011) Learning to Teach (LETS): Developing curricular and cross curricular competences in becoming a 'good' secondary teacher. School of Education/DES, School of Education, UCC. [Executive Summary]. School of Education, University College Cork, Cork. Globe icon [CORA Link] [Details]

Articles

YearPublication
(1993)marc Leclerc L'union substantielle.
Long F; (1993) marc Leclerc L'union substantielle. Dublin: Articles Globe icon [Details]

Book Reviews

YearPublication
(1993)THE SUBSTANTIAL UNION, VOL 1, BLONDEL AND LEIBNIZ - FRENCH - LECLERC,M.
LONG, F (1993) THE SUBSTANTIAL UNION, VOL 1, BLONDEL AND LEIBNIZ - FRENCH - LECLERC,M. Book Reviews [Details]
(1991)FROM EGOCENTRISM TO ETHNOCENTRISM - FRENCH - JUCQUOIS,G.
LONG, F (1991) FROM EGOCENTRISM TO ETHNOCENTRISM - FRENCH - JUCQUOIS,G. Book Reviews [Details]
(1989)The Idea of Comparativism: Three Books by Guy Jucquois. Milltown Studies.
LONG, F. ; (1989) The Idea of Comparativism: Three Books by Guy Jucquois. Milltown Studies. Book Reviews [Details]

Bibliography

YearPublication
(2017)Oxford Bibliographies (Childhood) Invited Entry on Post-Modernism.
Long, Fiachra (2017) Oxford Bibliographies (Childhood) Invited Entry on Post-Modernism. New York: Bibliography [Details]

Invited Review Articles

YearPublication
(2002)The Counsellor of Hogwarts. National Association for Pastorcal Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Long, F.; (2002) The Counsellor of Hogwarts. National Association for Pastorcal Counselling and Psychotherapy. Invited Review Articles [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2015Visiting Scholar Katholiek Universiteit Leuven (KUL)
2015professeur visiteur Universite Catholique de Louvain
1987Austin Loftus Visiting Professor Scholarship Iona College, NY
2003Charge de cours visiteur
1998Chargé de cours visiteur Université Catholique de Louvain
1985Belgian Government Scholarship Belgian Government
1977French Government Scholarship
1975College Prize\MA Scholarship University College Dublin
1974College Prize

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2017)World Phenomenology Institute General Meeting 2017,
Fiachra Long (2017) examined the possible role of transitional objects in the establishment of the simple apprehension of objects. [Invited Oral Presentation], World Phenomenology Institute General Meeting 2017, Harvard University , 07-JUN-17 - 09-JUN-17. [Details]
(2017)Philosophy of Eduction Society of Great Britain,
Fiachra Long (2017) vetting papers for the Annual meeting. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Philosophy of Eduction Society of Great Britain, Oxford, UK , 07-APR-17 - 09-APR-17. [Details]
(2016)World Phenomenology Institute,
Long, F. (2016) presented on the neohumnaism of Heidegger and Sloterdijk. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], World Phenomenology Institute, Harvard University , 08-JUN-16 - 10-JUN-16. [Details]
(2015)In(ter)ventions in the University,
Long, F. (2015) Symposium on teaching and assessment innovations, Leuven. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], In(ter)ventions in the University, Leuven , 10-JUN-15 - 11-JUN-15. [Details]
(2011)Spirituality of Childhood,
Fiachra Long; (2011) The tactile spirit. [Plenary Lecture], Spirituality of Childhood, Waterford Institute of Technology , 13-MAY-11 - 13-MAY-11. [Details]
(2011)The Social Pathologies of Contemporary Civilisation,
Fiachra Long; (2011) On Educating the transhuman. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], The Social Pathologies of Contemporary Civilisation, University College Cork , 15-SEP-11 - 16-SEP-11. [Details]
(2011)Teaching in the new millenium,
Fiachra Long; (2011) Initial teachers as invisible learners. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Teaching in the new millenium, St Patrick's College, Drumcondra, Dublin , 30-JUN-11 - 02-JUL-11. [Details]
(2010)God and Physics,
Long F; (2010) On the metaphysics of the body. [Oral Presentation], God and Physics, Oxford, St Anne's College , 07-JUL-10 - 10-JUL-10. [Details]
(2008)Religion and Science Conference. Summariser of keynote address,
Long, F.; (2008) . [Oral Presentation], Religion and Science Conference. Summariser of keynote address, Gorizia , 01-SEP-08 - 01-SEP-08. [Details]
(2007)On Art, Religion and Science, Summariser of Conference,
Long, F.; (2007) . [Oral Presentation], On Art, Religion and Science, Summariser of Conference, UCC , 01-MAY-07 - 01-MAY-07. [Details]
(2007)Irish Philosophical Society: The Open Society,
Long, F.; (2007) 1 day conference of Irish Philosophical Society: The Open Society. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Irish Philosophical Society: The Open Society, UCC , 01-MAR-07 - 01-MAR-07. [Details]
(2006)Finding a Moral Ground Principle: Implications from a Christian Reading of Seneca,
Long, F. (2006) Conference on Theology and Metaphysics. [Oral Presentation], Finding a Moral Ground Principle: Implications from a Christian Reading of Seneca, Granada , 04-MAY-06 - 08-MAY-06. [Details]
(2005)Globalisation and Belief,
Long, F.; (2005) . [Oral Presentation], Globalisation and Belief, Dublin , 01-MAR-05 - 01-MAR-05. [Details]
(2004)Design in the biosphere,
Long, F.; (2004) Design in the biosphere. One day Conference on Religion and Science. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Design in the biosphere, , 01-JAN-04 - 01-JAN-04. [Details]
(2004)Seneca's Educational Geometry,
Long, F.; (2004) . [Oral Presentation], Seneca's Educational Geometry, Oxford , 01-APR-04 - 01-APR-04. [Details]
(2012)ICRE Meeting,
Fiachra Long (2012) Meeting of Providers of RE North and South in Dublin. [Invited Oral Presentation], ICRE Meeting, Dublin , 30-APR-12 - 30-APR-12. [Details]
(2007)Irish Philosophical Society Annual General Meeting and Conference,
Long, Fiachra; (2007) The Open Society. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Irish Philosophical Society Annual General Meeting and Conference, UCC , 03-MAR-07 - 03-MAR-07. [Details]
(2007)Religion, Art and Science,
Long, F.; (2007) 2 day Conference on Religion, Art and Science. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Religion, Art and Science, UCC , 25-MAY-07 - 26-MAY-07. [Details]
(2006)Belief and Metaphysics,
Long, Fiachra; (2006) Findign a Moral Ground Priunciple Today: Implications from a Christian Reading of Seneca. [Oral Presentation], Belief and Metaphysics, Granada, Spain , 15-SEP-06 - 18-SEP-06. [Details]
(2004)Religion and Science,
Long, Fiachra and Kennedy, Declan; (2004) Self and Earth. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Religion and Science, UCC , 05-MAR-04 - 05-MAR-04. [Details]
(2002)Religion and Science,
Long, Fiachra; (2002) The Creative Mind. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Religion and Science, UCC , 03-MAR-02 - 03-MAR-02. [Details]
(2012)2nd Annual Conference of the Network of Polish Schools in Ireland - Literacy and Bilingualism – University College Dublin: 24-25 November, 2012),
O'Brien, S. and Long, F. (2012) (2012) Mathematics as (multi)cultural practice: Irish and Polish lessons. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], 2nd Annual Conference of the Network of Polish Schools in Ireland - Literacy and Bilingualism – University College Dublin: 24-25 November, 2012), University College Dublin , 24-NOV-12 - 25-NOV-12. [Details]
(2007)The Tactile Spirit,
Long F (2007) spoke about teenagers today and their access to reality. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The Tactile Spirit, Waterford IT . [Details]
(2007)Art, Religion and Science: Points of Juncture,
Long, Fiachra; Reville, Willie and Mc Donagh, Enda; (2007) Art, Religion and Science: Points of Juncture. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Art, Religion and Science: Points of Juncture, UCC , 25-MAY-07 - 26-MAY-07. [Details]

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain member01-JAN-91 / 30-DEC-99
American Educational Research Association member15-AUG-16 /
World Phenomenology Association member01-FEB-16 /
Sophia Europe Member of collaborative research team in Religion and Science (Technology and Culture)05-MAY-05 / 05-MAY-08
Irish Philosophical Society member former vice-President01-OCT-90 / 28-DEC-12
American Philosophical Association Member01-SEP-88 / 30-DEC-10

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
CEMC Member2016 /
SMT Chair2016 /
School of Education Chair2016 /
Chair RQR exercise School of Education Chair2014 / 2015
PDE Committee Chair Chair2008 / 2014
Member of ERST, a new company managing 96 schools in the 26 counties Ordinary Member of the Committee2007 / 2010
Working Group of Departments of Education of NUI and TCD to represent UCC in this group and to present ideas for changes to teacher education to Teaching Council in line with Teaching Council recommendations2007 / 2008
European Society for Catholic Theology (Ireland) committee member2001 / 1899
Irish Philosophical Society vice-president2005 / 2008
Member Graduate Studies Committee College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSS) member2008 / 2012
Member of PAC/ NUI Steering Committee member representing UCC2009 / 2012

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
UCC Coordinator of Professional Diploma in Education01-AUG-08 / 30-AUG-14
Mater Dei, DCU External Examiner01-OCT-07 / 01-OCT-11
UCC Chair of PME Development Committee01-SEP-10 / 06-JAN-13
Mater Dei PhD External Examiner of PhD for UC03-OCT-11 / 24-NOV-14
UCC Coordinator of Higher Diploma in Religious Education01-SEP-92 / 30-AUG-08
UCC PhD Internal Examiner Jim O Malley23-SEP-11 / 28-OCT-11
UCC PhD Internal Examiner for John Kenneally05-OCT-12 / 16-NOV-12
UCC PhD Internal Examiner for Kathleen Walsh05-NOV-15 / 05-NOV-15
UCC PhD Internal Examiner for TJ OCeallaigh01-OCT-13 / 13-DEC-13

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1986Louvain-la-neuve UCL D.PhThe Influence of Augustine on the Works of Maurice Blondel 1893-1932
1984Louvain-la-neuve UCL Licence es PhilosophiePhilosophy
1977University College Dublin M.A.
1976University College Dublin H.Dip.in Ed.
1975University College Dublin B.A.

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
Ancient Greek FunctionalNoneNone
Latin FunctionalNoneNone
Dutch BasicNoneNone
Spanish FunctionalBasicFunctional
Italian FunctionalBasicFunctional
German FluentFunctionalFluent
French FluentFluentFluent
Irish FluentFluentFluent

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
All Hallows College DCU

Participated in the evaluation of a new degree in Adult and Continuing Education

Outreach Activities

 Description

Participant and collaborative organiser of "Human Beings" Conference at Gorizia, Italy, October 2-5, 2008 with Professor Antonio Russo of Trieste

Presented on The Rhizomatic Learner at a Conference held at Leuven, May5, 2015.

Presented a paper on Transhuman Education in the light of Sloterdijk's reading of Heidegger at The World Phenomenology Institute's 2016 Cambridge Conference held at Harvard on June 8-10, 2016.

Participated in Education Seminar each Friday from February to May 2015 at KUL (Leuven)

Participated in Doctoral and post-doctoral Education Seminars (2 per month) at Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium from January to June 2015

Visiting Lecture Keynote (in French), IUFM Clermont-Ferrand, 2008

Currently member of a Schools Trust Board 2008-

Current participant in Professor Russo's bid for John Templeton funding for a Europe -wide project entitled "Interdisciplinary Research Project on Human Being" bid submitted September 2014.

Currenlty Chair of a local secondary school's Board of Management 2013-

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Journal Of Philosophy Of Education Referee17-AUG-11 - 06-SEP-11
Journal Of Irish Educational Studies Referee01-FEB-12 - 01-JUN-12
Journal Of History & Ideas Referee31-MAR-08 -
Yearbook Of The Irish Philosophical Society Guest Editor01-JAN-08 - 30-APR-08

Other Activities

 Description

2007. Organized and ran a one day conference of the Irish Philosophical Society incorporating papers from the British Society for Phenomenology.

Vice President of Irish Philosophical Society 2006-2012

Chief Organiser Honan Public Lectures at UCC 1996-2008

2007. Organized and ran a series of public lectures on the theme "Revelation and Sacred Scriptures"at UCC. This series has been expanded to book proposal form. 

Teaching Interests

Philosophy of Education
History of Educational Ideas
Philosophy of Religion
Teaching Thinking
Postmodern childhood
Transhumanism in education

Professional Diploma in Education (PDE) Coordinator 2016-17
Ed 6301 Philosophy and History of Education (Coordinator)
Ed 4311 History and Philosophy of Education (Coordinator)
Ed 4304 Conceptual Foundations of Education (Coordinator)
Ed 6341 Collaborative Seminar: Contemporary Issues in Irish Schools (Coordinator)
Ed 6342 Foundational Studies in Education 


Higher Diploma in the Teaching of Religious Education (HDTRE)
Designer and Coordinator 1992-2008.
Faith and Culture
Moral Foundations

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2006Mary Wallace Cunningham NUI (UCC)MEdThe Application of Mind Maps as a Teaching and Learning Strategy in a Senior Primary School
2014John Conneally NUI (UCC)PhDThomas Davis's educational policies : Theory and Practice
2007John Mc Sweeney University of LimerickPhDTheology after Foucault: Towards a Liminal Space of Thought

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
O Sullivan Ryan Caroline Margaret Doctoral Degree (Structured)

Internal Collaborators

 NameInstituteCountry
Dr Vittorio Bufacchi University College CorkIRELAND

External Collaborators

 NameOrganisation / InstituteCountry
Professor Didier Dujardin IUFM Clermont-FerrandFRANCE
Dr Dr Martin Harant University of TubingenGERMANY
Professor John D'Arcy May Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College DublinIRELAND
Professor Jan Messchelein KULBELGIUM
Professor Thomas O Loughlin University of NottinghamUNITED KINGDOM
Professor Vincent Dupriez Université Catholique de LouvainBELGIUM
Professor Philipp Thomas University of TubingenGERMANY
Professor William Desmond Katholiek Universteit LeuvenBELGIUM
Professor Claude Troisfontaines Université Catholique de LouvainBELGIUM
Professor Antonio Russo University of TrentoITALY
Dr Michael Dunne Irish Philosophical Society/ NUI MaynoothIRELAND