Lecturer
Economics
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3000
F: +353 21 490 3000
E: d.blackshields@ucc.ie
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Economics
Ec1.07, Aras Na Laoi
Dept of Economics
Ucc

T: +353 21 490 3515
E: d.blackshields@ucc.ie

I have been a lecturer at the Department of Economics in University College, Cork since 1999. In 2009 I received an MA in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education for my thesis on the use of the Teaching for Understanding Framework and Sherlock Holmes narratives as a teaching tool for developing problem-solving and metacognitive skills for Economics students. I have presented nationally and internationally on teaching for understanding, integrative learning and creativity. I was nominated by the Vice-President for Teaching and Learning for a NAIRTL National Excellence in Teaching Award in 2009. I am a member of the NAIRTL funded Irish integrative Learning Project. This project has been nominated for a a NAIRTL National Excellence in Teaching Award in 2010.

 

I am currently interested in pedagogies that enable the development of self-authorship by learners in line with UCC's strategic objective to 'equip our students with the attitudes, attributes, knowledge, skills and value that they need to take advantage of the opportunities and challenges they will encounter throughout their lives.' I am currently in the prelimianry stages of developing a research project on transformational learning entitled: Promoting Transformational Teaching And Learning: Documenting And Enhancing: The Teaching For Understanding Framework For Student Self-Authorship. In September 2007 I presented research Dr. John Considine and myself have been developing on Arthur O’Connor at the History of Economic Thought Conference in Queens University, Belfast. On the basis of my presentation and our research to date we were asked to contribute a chapter to a major new book on Irish Economic Thought entitled: Ireland and Political Economy: Towards a History of Irish Economic Thought. This book has been developed as part of the Routledge Series on National Traditions in the History of Political Economy. Its editors are Professor T.A. Boylan, NUI Galway, Dr Renee Prendergast and Professor John Turner, Queens University. Dr Considine and I are developing this research portfolio on Arthur O’Connor and we have engaged in preliminary work on the links between Arthur O’Connor and James Barry and Arthur O’Connor’s thought on monopoly.

Research Interests

My current research interests are in exploring the teaching of economics, entrepreneurship, cognition and creativity and economics and the Arts. I am currently furthering the teaching of economics through reflective practice, integrative learning and mental development.

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2013)'THE GAME IS AFOOT!’- PLAYING THE SLEUTH IN A CREATIVE PROBLEM-SOLVING PERFORMANCE PEDAGOGY FOR BUSINESS ECONOMICS STUDENTS'
Daniel Blackshields and Marian McCarthy (2013) 'THE GAME IS AFOOT!’- PLAYING THE SLEUTH IN A CREATIVE PROBLEM-SOLVING PERFORMANCE PEDAGOGY FOR BUSINESS ECONOMICS STUDENTS' In: Dr Elaine Doyle, Dr Patrick Buckley, Dr Conor Carroll (eds). Innovative Business School Teaching:Engaging the Millennial Generation. UK: Routledge. [Details]
(2010)'Making Connections for Mindful Inquiry: Using Reflective Journals to Scaffold an Autobiographical Approahc to Learning in Economics'
Daniel Blackshields; (2010) 'Making Connections for Mindful Inquiry: Using Reflective Journals to Scaffold an Autobiographical Approahc to Learning in Economics' In: Bettie Higgs, Shane Kilcommins, Tony Ryan (eds). Making Connections: Intentional Teaching for Integrative Learning. Cork: NAIRTL. [Details]
(2010)'Governance and Growth: Arthur OConnors Economic Thinking on the Case of Ireland'
Blackshields, Daniel; Considine, John; (2010) 'Governance and Growth: Arthur OConnors Economic Thinking on the Case of Ireland' In: T.A. Boylan, R. Prendergast & J.Turner (eds). Ireland and Political Economy: Towards a History of Irish Economic Thought. London: Routledge. Globe icon [Details]
(2001)'The Invisible Hand of the Celts'
Blackshields, Daniel; (2001) 'The Invisible Hand of the Celts' In: D. Begg, S. Fischer and R. Dornbusch (eds). Economics, 6th edition. unknown: McGraw-Hill. [Details]
(2001)'Transcending Location: People, Governance & the Age of the Cyber'
Blackshields, Daniel; (2001) 'Transcending Location: People, Governance & the Age of the Cyber' In: D. Begg, S. Fischer and R. Dornbusch (eds). Economics, 6th edition. unknown: McGraw-Hill. [Details]

Edited Books

YearPublication
(2014)
Daniel Blackshields, James Cronin, Anthony Ryan, Bettie Higgs, Marian McCarthy, Shane Kilcummins (Ed.). (2014) Integrative Learning: International Research and Practice. UK: Routledge. [Details]

Other Journals

YearPublication
(2006)'An Ethical Route to Stanley Park: A Private Property Reflection on Investment in Professional Football Clubs'
Daniel Blackshields; (2006) 'An Ethical Route to Stanley Park: A Private Property Reflection on Investment in Professional Football Clubs' Taighde, 1 (2) :2-5. [Details]
(2006)'A Note on: A Sherlockian Web of Knowledge and Understanding: Sherlock Holmes and the Intrinsic Case Study in the Social Sciences'
Daniel Blackshields; (2006) 'A Note on: A Sherlockian Web of Knowledge and Understanding: Sherlock Holmes and the Intrinsic Case Study in the Social Sciences' The Research Journal, 1 (1) :35-6. [Details]
(2003)'Governmental Action in a Free Society: A Foundational Critique'
Blackshields, Daniel; (2003) 'Governmental Action in a Free Society: A Foundational Critique' Open Republic Institute, * :*-*. [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2011)NAIRTL/LIN Conference
Daniel Blackshields, James Cronin, Juilanne Nyhan; (2011) Integrative learning and technoculture: what's at stake? NAIRTL/LIN Conference [Details]
(2011)Engaging Minds 5th Annual NAIRTL Conference
Daniel Blackshields; (2011) Scaffolding Minds Less Ordinary: Transforming Economics Thinking by Intelligent Looking . In: Catherine O Mahony and Avril Buchanan eds. Engaging Minds 5th Annual NAIRTL Conference UCC, Cork, , pp.56-56 [Details]
(2008)NAIRTL: International Perspectives on Teaching & Learning in Higher Education
Daniel Blackshields; (2008) The Game is Afoot: The Pedagogical Case of Teaching for Understanding, Sherlock Holmes and Scientific Problem-solving in Economics NAIRTL: International Perspectives on Teaching & Learning in Higher Education [Details]
(2010)3rd Annual NAIRTL Conference
Daniel Blackshields; (2010) The Teaching For Understanding Framework (TfU) and the Sherlock Holmes Investigative Model (SHIM) for Teaching Undergraduate Arts Economics Students: A Pedagogical Case 3rd Annual NAIRTL Conference [Details]
(2010)3rd Annual NAIRTL Conference
Daniel Blackshields; (2010) Making Connections for Mindful Inquiry: Using Reflective Journals to Scaffold an Autobiographical Approach to Learning in Economics 3rd Annual NAIRTL Conference UCC, [Details]

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2013)ISSOTL 2013,
Daniel Blackshields Marian McCarthy (2013) Conference Workshop. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], ISSOTL 2013, Raleigh North Carolina U.S.A , 01-OCT-13 - 05-OCT-13
(2013)War in the Visual Arts: International Interdisciplinary Conference,
Daniel Blackshields (2013) chairing session: Artist as Witness: War as Desolation. [Other], War in the Visual Arts: International Interdisciplinary Conference, University College Cork, Ireland , 12-SEP-13 - 14-SEP-13
(2013)UCC First Year Experience,
Daniel Blackshields (2013) Becoming an Acamedic Thinker. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], UCC First Year Experience, UCC , 04-FEB-13 - 04-FEB-13
(2013)So what did you write in your teaching portfolio?”UCC Support for Teaching and Learning Seminars 2013,
Daniel Blackshields, Tony Ryan, Shane Kilcummins (2013) So, this is My Teaching Story - What's Yours?. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], So what did you write in your teaching portfolio?”UCC Support for Teaching and Learning Seminars 2013, Council Room, UCC , 30-JAN-13 - 30-JAN-13
(2012)UCC Access Plus Orientation,
Daniel Blackshields (2012) RE-imagining the Ordinary Business of Life. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], UCC Access Plus Orientation, UCC , 03-SEP-12 - 03-SEP-12
(2012)Celebrating Cork's Past,
Daniel Blackshields and John Considine (2012) Arthur O'Connor: Cork's Forgotten Economist. [Poster Presentation], Celebrating Cork's Past, City Hall, Cork , 28-SEP-12 - 28-SEP-12
(2010)Integrative learning and technoculture: what's at stake?,
Blackshields, D.; Cronin, James G.R.; Nyhan, J.; (2010) Integrative learning and technoculture: what's at stake?,
(2010)Integrative learning and technoculture: what's at stake?,
Blackshields, D; Cronin, James G.R.; Nyhan, J ; (2010) Integrative learning and technoculture: what's at stake?,
(2010)LIN/NAIRTL Flexible Learning conference, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin,
Cronin, J with Daniel Blackshields and Julianne Nyhan (2010) Integrative learning and technoculture: what's at stake?. [Invited Oral Presentation], LIN/NAIRTL Flexible Learning conference, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin , 06-OCT-10 - 06-OCT-10
(2010)International Integrative Learning Symposium. Centre for Integrative Learning, University of Nottingham,
Cronin, J with Daniel Blackshields, Bettie Higgs, Shane Kilcommins, marian McCarthy, Walter O'Leary, Anthony Ryan (2010) Integrative learning in practice: Irish Integrative Learning Project. [Invited Oral Presentation], International Integrative Learning Symposium. Centre for Integrative Learning, University of Nottingham, University of Nottingham , 11-MAR-10 - 11-MAR-10
(2012)ISSOTL12: Research on teaching and learning: integrating Practices,
Daniel Blackshields and Marian McCarthy (2012) THE GAME IS AFOOT!- PLAYING THE SLEUTH IN A CREATIVE PROBLEM-SOLVING PERFORMANCE PEDAGOGY FOR BUSINESS ECONOMICS STUDENTS. [Oral Presentation], ISSOTL12: Research on teaching and learning: integrating Practices, Hamilton, Canada , 24-OCT-12 - 27-OCT-12
(2012)ISSOTL12: Research on teaching and learning: integrating Practices,
Daniel Blackshields and Marian McCarthy (2012) Looking for trouble: encountering the unknown- what the visual arts can teach us about learning. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], ISSOTL12: Research on teaching and learning: integrating Practices, Hamilton, Canada , 24-OCT-12 - 27-OCT-12
(2012)4th Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference and 6th Annual NAIRTL Conference,
Daniel Blackshields and Marian McCarthy (2012) Looking for Trouble: Encountering the Unknown. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], 4th Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference and 6th Annual NAIRTL Conference, Trinity College Dublin , 27-JUN-12 - 29-JUN-12
(2012)4th Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference and 6th NAIRTL Annual Conference,
Daniel Blackshields, Anthony Ryan, James Cronin, Bettie Higgs, Marian McCarthy, Shane Kilcommins, Deirdre Bennett, Walter O'Leary (2012) Building Capacity for Transformative Learning: Embedding Integrative Learning into Threshold Concept Pedagogical Design. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], 4th Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference and 6th NAIRTL Annual Conference, Trinity College Dublin , 27-JUN-12 - 29-MAR-12
(2011)Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learnign in Higher Education,
Daniel Blackshields (2011) Sketches in the Art of Reflective Practice. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learnign in Higher Education, UCC , 10-DEC-11 - 10-DEC-11
(2011)Celebrating Cork's Past 2011,
Daniel Blackshields and John Considine ; (2011) ARTHUR O'CONNOR: CORK'S FORGOTTEN ECONOMIST? SKETCHES OF A CONTROVERSIAL LIFE IN WORDS AND DEEDS. [Poster Presentation], Celebrating Cork's Past 2011, Cork City Hall, Cork , 30-SEP-11 - 30-SEP-11
(2011)UCC Access Plus 2011,
Daniel Blackshields; (2011) (Re)-imagining the Ordinary Business of Life. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], UCC Access Plus 2011, UCC , 29-AUG-11 - 02-SEP-11
(2011)International Developments in Economics Education,
Daniel Blackshields; (2011) Scaffolding Minds Less Ordinary: Transforming Economics Thinking by Intelligent Looking. [Poster Presentation], International Developments in Economics Education, London School of Economics , 05-SEP-11 - 07-SEP-11
(2011)International Developments in Economics Education,
Daniel Blackshields ; (2011) Scaffolding Minds Less Ordinary: Transforming Economics Thinking by Intelligent Looking. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], International Developments in Economics Education, London School of Economics , 05-SEP-11 - 07-SEP-11
(2011)NAIRTL Engaging Minds Conference,
Daniel Blackshields; (2011) Scaffolding Minds Less Ordinary:Transforming Economics Thinking by Intelligent Looking. [Poster Presentation], NAIRTL Engaging Minds Conference, UCG , 09-JUN-11 - 10-JUN-11
(2011)Enhancement Themes Conference,
Daniel Blackshields; (2011) Annual Conference of the Enhancement Themes. [Oral Presentation], Enhancement Themes Conference, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh 2nd -3rd March , 02-MAR-11 - 03-MAR-11
(2010)Finding your Tom Brady Moment: The Art of Reflective Performance,
Daniel Blackshields, Marian McCarthy ; (2010) An invited workshop for the MATLHE. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Finding your Tom Brady Moment: The Art of Reflective Performance, Seminar Room, Boole Library, UCC , 11-DEC-10 - 11-DEC-10
(2010)Assessment of Reflective Portfolios and Journals,
Cronin, J with Daniel Blackshields, Bettie Higgs, Carmal Halton (2010) Ionad Bairre Teaching and Learning Seminar. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Assessment of Reflective Portfolios and Journals, Council Room UCC , 19-NOV-10 - 19-NOV-10
(2010)Careers Service Workshop on Workplacements,
Daniel Blackshields; (2010) A series of workplacement sponsored by UCC Careers Service on workplacements. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Careers Service Workshop on Workplacements, UCC , 01-NOV-10 - 01-NOV-10
(2010)Educating for the Professions Workshop,
Daniel Blackshields; (2010) Workshop held on the challenges for educating for the professions in the 21st Century. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Educating for the Professions Workshop, University College Cork , 05-NOV-10 - 05-NOV-10
(2010)NAIRTL /LIN Annual Conference: Flexible Learning,
Cronin, J with Daniel Blackshields and Julianne Nyhan (2010) Integrative learning and technoculture: what's at stake?. [Oral Presentation], NAIRTL /LIN Annual Conference: Flexible Learning, Royal College of Surgeons , 06-OCT-10 - 07-OCT-10
(2010)NAIRTL/LIN Annual Conference: Flexible Learning,
Daniel Blackshields; (2010) I was a member of the panel that reviewed the submitted abstracts for this conference. [Other], NAIRTL/LIN Annual Conference: Flexible Learning, Royal College of Surgeons , 06-OCT-10 - 07-OCT-10
(2010)IAM Conference 2010,
Daniel Blackshields; (2010) Becoming Good Company on the Students¿ Journeys:Scaffolding Mindfulness in Student Learning through Reflection. [Oral Presentation], IAM Conference 2010, CIT, Cork , 01-SEP-10 - 03-SEP-10
(2010)The Diploma in European Art History,
Daniel Blackshields; (2010) SKETCHES ON THE ECONOMICS OF CREATIVITY: ANTECEDENTS OF THE CREATIVE MIND. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], The Diploma in European Art History, UCC , 13-APR-10 - 13-APR-10
(2010)POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION,
Daniel Blackshields; (2010) Becoming Good Company on the Students¿ Journeys: Scaffolding Mindfulness in our Teaching Practice through Reflection. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION, UCC , 13-FEB-10 - 13-FEB-10
(2010)POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION,
Daniel Blackshields; (2010) Reflecting to Become Good Company: Using the Teaching for Understanding Framework as a Course Portfolio Scaffold. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION, UCC , 27-FEB-10 - 27-FEB-10
(2010)POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN TEACHING AND LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION,
Daniel Blackshields; (2010) Becoming a Reflective Practitioner: Scaffolding Authentic Enquiry through Reflective Writing. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN TEACHING AND LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION, UCC , 11-FEB-10 - 11-FEB-10
(2010)International Integrative Learning Symposium,
Blackshields, Daniel, Higgs, Bettie, Kilcommins, Shane & Ryan, Tony.; (2010) Integrative Learning in Practice. [Invited Oral Presentation], International Integrative Learning Symposium, Centre for Integrative Learning, University of Nottingham , 11-MAR-10 - 11-MAR-10
(2010)Easter School Programme, UCC PLUS+,
Daniel Blackshields; (2010) Sketches Of The Study Of Decision-Making In The Ordinary Business Of Life. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Easter School Programme, UCC PLUS+, UCC , 19-APR-10 - 19-APR-10
(2009)CAREERS SERVICE BSCF WORKPLACEMENT WORKSHOPS,
Daniel Blackshields; (2009) Becoming a Reflective Practitioner: Enhancing Your Workplacement Experience Through Reflective Practice. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], CAREERS SERVICE BSCF WORKPLACEMENT WORKSHOPS, UCC , 19-NOV-09 - 19-NOV-09
(2009)Con(tra)vention: Crime and the Boundaries of Genre the Third Interdisciplinary Conference of the Atlantic Alliance of Universities (NUI Galway, University of Limerick, University College Cork) Crime Genre Research Group,
Daniel Blackshields; (2009) `The Game Is Afoot!¿: Sherlock Holmes And The Investigative Narrative In Economics. [Oral Presentation], Con(tra)vention: Crime and the Boundaries of Genre the Third Interdisciplinary Conference of the Atlantic Alliance of Universities (NUI Galway, University of Limerick, University College Cork) Crime Genre Research Group, UCC , 25-JUN-09 - 26-JUN-09
(2009)Revitalising the Field: Innovation, Rigour and Relevance:The Irish Academy of Management (IAM) Annual Conference,
Daniel Blackshields; (2009) The Game Is Afoot!¿ - The Pedagogical Case Of Teaching For Understanding, Sherlock Holmes, And Scientific Problem-Solving In Economics. [Oral Presentation], Revitalising the Field: Innovation, Rigour and Relevance:The Irish Academy of Management (IAM) Annual Conference, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology , 02-SEP-09 - 04-SEP-09
(2009)5th International Developments in Economics Education (DEE) Conference,
Daniel Blackshields; (2009) The Teaching For Understanding Framework (TfU) and the Sherlock Holmes Investigative Model (SHIM) for Teaching undergraduate Arts Economics Students: A Pedagogical Case. [Poster Presentation], 5th International Developments in Economics Education (DEE) Conference, Millennium Centre, Cardiff , 09-SEP-09 - 10-SEP-09
(2009)5th International Developments in Economics Education (DEE) Conference,
Daniel Blackshields; (2009) The Teaching For Understanding Framework (TfU) and the Sherlock Holmes Investigative Model (SHIM) for Teaching undergraduate Arts Economics Students: A Pedagogical Case. [Invited Oral Presentation], 5th International Developments in Economics Education (DEE) Conference, Millennium Centre, Cardiff , 09-SEP-09 - 10-SEP-09
(2009)3rd Annual NAIRTL Conference,
Daniel Blackshields; (2009) The Teaching For Understanding Framework (TfU) and the Sherlock Holmes Investigative Model (SHIM) for Teaching undergraduate Arts Economics Students: A Pedagogical Case. [Poster Presentation], 3rd Annual NAIRTL Conference, Trinity College , 10-NOV-09 - 11-NOV-09
(2009)3rd Annual NAIRTL Conference,
Daniel Blackshields; (2009) Making Connections for Mindful Inquiry: Using Reflective Journals to Scaffold an Autobiographical Approach to Learning in Economics. [Oral Presentation], 3rd Annual NAIRTL Conference, Trinity College , 10-NOV-09 - 11-NOV-09
(2009)Workshop on Learning and Assessment Practices in Economics,
Daniel Blackshields; (2009) The Teaching For Understanding Framework (Tfu) And The Sherlock Holmes Investigative Model (Shim) For Teaching Undergraduate Arts Economics Students: A Pedagogical Case. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Workshop on Learning and Assessment Practices in Economics, National University of Ireland: Galway , 10-JUL-09 - 10-JUL-09
(2008)International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI),
Daniel Blackshields; (2008) The Game is Afoot: The Pedagogical Case of Teaching for Understanding, Sherlock Holmes and Scientific Problem-solving in Economics. [Oral Presentation], International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI), Madrid. Spain , 17-NOV-08 - 19-NOV-08
(2008)NAIRTL: International Perspectives on Teaching & Learning in Higher Education,
Daniel Blackshields; (2008) The Game is Afoot: The Pedagogical Case of Teaching for Understanding, Sherlock Holmes and Scientific Problem-solving in Economics. [Poster Presentation], NAIRTL: International Perspectives on Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, UCC , 09-NOV-08 - 10-NOV-08
(2009)NAIRTL: International Perspectives on Teaching & Learning in Higher Education,
Blackshields, Daniel; (2009) The Game is Afoot: The Pedagogical Case of Teaching for Understanding, Sherlock Holmes and Scientific Problem-solving in Economics. [Oral Presentation], NAIRTL: International Perspectives on Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, University College Cork , 09-NOV-09 - 10-NOV-09
(2008)Lunchtime Workshop, Department of Economics, UCC,
Blackshields, Daniel; (2008) Watching the Detective: The Case of Sherlock Holmes, Storytelling and Scientific Imagination. [Oral Presentation], Lunchtime Workshop, Department of Economics, UCC, University College Cork , 05-MAY-08 - 05-MAY-08
(2007)History of Economic Thought Conference,
Blackshields, Daniel and Considine, John ; (2007) Governance and Growth: Arthur O'Connor's Economic Thinking on the Case of Ireland. [Oral Presentation], History of Economic Thought Conference, Queens University Belfast , 10-SEP-07 - 12-SEP-07

Conference Paper

YearPublication
(2007)Governance and Growth: Arthur O'Connor's Economic Thinking in The State of Ireland.
John Considine and Daniel Blackshields; (2007) Governance and Growth: Arthur O'Connor's Economic Thinking in The State of Ireland. Conference Paper [Details]

Invited Seminars

YearPublication
(2010)Assessment of Reflective Portfolios, Journals and Diaries.
Halton, C.; Blackshields, D.; Ryan, T.; Cronin, J.; (2010) Assessment of Reflective Portfolios, Journals and Diaries. Ionad Bairre, The Teaching and Learning Centre, UCC: Invited Seminars [Details]

Working Paper

YearPublication
(2004)An Ethical Route to Stanley Park: A Private Property Reflection on Investment in Professional Football Clubs.
Daniel Blackshields; (2004) An Ethical Route to Stanley Park: A Private Property Reflection on Investment in Professional Football Clubs. Ludwig von Mises Institute: Working Paper [Details]
(2010)Round Up The Usual Suspects: Casablanca As A Reflection of an Organisational Experiment.
Blackshields, Daniel; (2010) Round Up The Usual Suspects: Casablanca As A Reflection of an Organisational Experiment. Working Paper [Details]
(2009)Perspicuous Communication in Economics: Applying Frege's Theory of Meaning to Economic Concepts.
Blackshields, Daniel; (2009) Perspicuous Communication in Economics: Applying Frege's Theory of Meaning to Economic Concepts. Working Paper [Details]
(2008)A Sherlockian Web of Knowledge and Understanding: Sherlock Holmes and the Intrinsic Case Study in the Social Sciences.
Blackshields, Daniel; (2008) A Sherlockian Web of Knowledge and Understanding: Sherlock Holmes and the Intrinsic Case Study in the Social Sciences. Working Paper [Details]
(2007)The Entrepreneurial Process as Expression: An Aesthetic Interpretative Framework.
Blackshields, Daniel; (2007) The Entrepreneurial Process as Expression: An Aesthetic Interpretative Framework. Working Paper [Details]
(2007)An Ethical Route to Stanley Park: A Private Property Reflection on Investment in Professional Football Clubs.
Blackshields, Daniel; (2007) An Ethical Route to Stanley Park: A Private Property Reflection on Investment in Professional Football Clubs. Working Paper [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2012President's Award for Excellence in Teaching UCC
2012UCC Teaching Fellowship: Reflective Practice Vice President for Teaching and Learning, UCC
2012President's Award for Research on Innovative Forms of Teaching and Learning 2011/12 University College Cork
2010Nominated for NAIRTL Excellence in Teaching Award NAIRTL
2009NAIRTL Research into Teaching Award NAIRTL (National Academy for Integration of Research and teaching and learning)
2009Nomination for National Excellence in Teaching Award NAIRTL

Associations

 AssocationFunctionFrom / To
FacultyRow Network http://facultyrow.com/page/faculty member of the faculty/
Ludwig Von Mises Europe Institute *09-SEP-02 / 30-DEC-99
Open Republic Institute *01-SEP-03 / 30-DEC-99
Freedom Institute *01-DEC-03 / 30-DEC-99
Foundation for Economic Education *01-JAN-02 / 30-DEC-99

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Teaching and Cirriculum Development Committee, Faculty of Commerce member2012 /
Ionad Bairre Teaching Committee volunteer member/
UCC Teaching and Learning Committee member/
Ionad Bairre Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Committee /
UCC Cross-university Support for Teaching and Learning Team member/
BComm(Euro) Board of Studies, UCC I am the representative to the Board of Studies for the Economics Department2000 / 1899
Examinations Committee, Department of Economics I am currently the Chair of Examinations/
Finance Work Placement Officer I am an academic mentor on the BSCF Placement Programme2004 / 1999
Programme Director, Higher Diploma in Economics (Competition, Governance and Society) Programme Director/
BA (European) Programme Director/
BA (Language and Cultural Studies) Programme Director/
UCC Mitigation Committee Invited to participate in a session of the UCC Mitigation Committee2008 /
Research on Institutional Economics in Management Science: Individuals, Teams and Infrastructure in the European Union Irish Informant/

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Computer Science Centre Helpdesk01-NOV-95 / 01-SEP-97
Department of Economics Special Research Assistant to Head of Department01-NOV-97 / 01-SEP-99
Department of Economics Lecturer in Economics01-SEP-99 / 30-DEC-99
University College Cork Lecturer01-JAN-97 /

Education

 YearInstituionQualificationSubject
2009University College Cork MAMasters in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
1997UCC MBS
1996UCC BComm

Outreach Activities

 Description

I currated the visual exhibition

(Re)Imagining the Ordinary Business of Life which was held in Aras na MacLeinn in UCC from  8th-19th october, 2012

I was asked by the Mature Students Office, UCC and subsequently volunteered to give a presentation to incoming mature students entitled: The Joy of Creative Inquiry


Following this presentation I have been asked by the Mature Students' Office if I would give a workshop on creative  inquiry, reflection and reflective practice. I have designed a workshop entitled 

Sketches in the Art

of Reflective Performance

A Workshop in Creative Inquiry


 
which is scheduled to run early in 2013 


I was invited to design and give a Continuing Professional Development Workshop to the Department of Economics  on

Wednesday, 9th & 16th March, 2011,  Department of Economics, UCC.



 




I teach on a voluntary basis on the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and Masters in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in University College, Cork.

I supervise theses on a voluntary basis for the Masters in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in University College, Cork.

Reviews

 JournalRole
The Journal Of Higher Education Referee

Other Activities

 Description

Academic referree for the book proposal: Case Law on Property: An Economic Analysis for Routledge

I am a member of the Teaching and Learning in Higher Education certificate, Diploma and Masters Teaching Team working for Ionad Bairre in UCC

Academic Refereeing:
Routledge: Book Proposal review for The Celtic Tiger: Survival or Extension by Dr. Kevin Daly.

In 1997, I was a key member of the editing process of Professor Connell Fanning and Professor David O¿Mahony¿s book: The General Theory of Profit Equilibrium: Keynes and the Entrepreneur Economy. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan Press ; New York : St. Martin's Press, 1998.

Teaching Interests

I have experience teaching at postgraduate level. I have taught Case Research Methods and teach Forecasting and Scenario Planning to the MBS (Business Economics). I am the Programme Director for and teach on

the Higher Diploma in Economics (Competition, Governance and Society). I have also taught on the MA

(European Development) and (Coastal Management)

developed by the Department of Geography, scaffolding non-economists in researching with case studies.

 

At undergraduate level I have had experience teaching modules in 2nd and 3rd year (BA, BA (LCS), BA (Euro Studies), BA (D&TS), BA (Mus). I am the programme director for Economics for the BCom (Inter)and BA (LCS).

I have taught  on  the Evening Arts programme. I have taught on the 1st year BSCA programme, 3rd Year B.Comm programme and 4th year B.Comm module: Industry Structure and Competition.

 

The course outline and coursepack that I developed for this module

was accepted into the

Syllabus Project of the Ludwig Von Mises Institute

.

 

I have been developing modules that encapsulate ideas in Teaching for Understanding, Integrative Learning, Reflective Learning, the Personal Development and Bloom¿s Taxonomy (Bloom, 1956) Kennedy (2007). Examples of this developing approach to my scholarship of teaching include:

 

1) Developing Reflective Journals

as part of my assessment approach. My developing expertise in this pedagogical approach has been recognised by the Irish Integrative Learning Project. I have further been invited to develop and present a series of workshops on reflective practice for BSCF placement students by Careers Service Office.

 

2) Developing `enquiry-based¿ modules

at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. I developed a Transferable Skills Project for 3rd Commerce in 2006/2007, engaging undergraduate students in research projects. I developed a  Literature Report for 4th year Evening Arts.

 

3) Developing Problem-solving pedagogy

at undergraduate level. I have developed a problem-solving training module for undergraduate Economics students: Reasoning and Persuasion in Economics.

 

4) Developing `research methods¿

course at postgraduate level. Of my pedagogical efforts in Case Study Research, Professor Gavin Reid, University of St. Andrews said:

`[this is] a

 

superbly documented course, solidly based on extensive reading in the pedagogic literature. The instructor has thrown heart and soul into providing top class materials for students. The guidance to students is detailed and very well thought out. The samples of feedback to students that I have seen are impressive. They provide excellent criticism, guidance and (not irrelevant) encouragement. Students gain a lot, too, from fieldwork experience; and the guidance on access to the field (including ethics) is good. Finally, the course, overall, is an excellent training in communication, especially business communication. Unusually, this is done in an intellectually fastidious way¿

. (Personal Communication, 1st October, 2008).

 

I am also a volunteer teacher on the:
Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learningin Higher Education,
 The Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
The Masters in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
for Ionad Bairre in UCC 

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2014Fostering the Creative Mind: The Economics of Innovation and Creativity EC3132Fostering the Creative Mind: The Economics of Innovation and Creativity
2014Reasoning, Problem Solving and Communication in Economics EC2005Reasoning, Problem Solving and Communication in Economics