InSEA Secretary (2019-2021)
Dr. Patsey Bodkin is a lecturer in Art Education in the School of Education in the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) in Dublin, Ireland where she has been a faculty member since 2007. Prior to joining the School of Education she worked as a secondary school Art teacher for 20 years, teaching Art, Craft and Design and the History and Appreciation of Art. She completed her Ed.D. at Dublin City University, her M.Ed. at University College Dublin and her undergraduate studies at the NCAD. She holds postgraduate qualifications in Education Studies and the History of European Painting. Patsey was President of the Art Teachers Association of Ireland (ATAI) from 1999-2001 and she is still actively engaged in the association.
Her specialisations are in the areas of Initial Teacher Education and the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of teachers. She is the coordinator of the Joint Honours BA in Education and Design or Fine Art programme in the NCAD. Patsey also supervises Masters and PhD. in Education students. Patsey established a Youth Art Programme in the NCAD in 2013 and organises summer camps in Art & Design for this cohort. Patsey’s primary research interest is the Continuing Professional Development of teachers. She has developed a national CPD programme in Visual Art. Her current research interests are the CPD participant dissemination of the CPD experience to pupils, sites for teaching and learning through CPD and Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation for teenagers.