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.
Her specialisations are in the areas of Initial Teacher Education and the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of second level Art teachers and Primary teachers. She is the coordinator of the Joint Honours Degree in Education and Design or Fine Art in the NCAD. Dr. Bodkin is lead pedagogical tutor for the Joint Honours Degree students. She developed the “Professional Practice for an Art Teacher” now called “Professional Preparation for the Classroom” module. Her other duties include the delivery of modules in Pedagogy, Literacy and Numeracy through Art; Learning and Professional Practice, Education Studies, Art History Content and Teaching Methodologies and Visual Art for the Classroom. She is a member of the School of Education School Placement team and mentors, supervises and assesses student teachers at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She also supervises Masters and PhD. in Education students. Dr. Bodkin established a Youth Art Programme in the NCAD in 2013 and is currently developing a summer camp in Visual Art for Primary and Post-Primary pupils.
Dr. Bodkin’s primary research interest is the Continuing Professional Development of second level Art teachers.