Eric Bates MA, BA 

Qualifications

  • Currently undertaking a Doctor of Education in Queens University, Belfast.

    Master of Arts in Higher Education, Dublin Institute of Technology, 2011
    Bachelor of Arts in Humanities (Hons) Literature & Psychology from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, 2009.
    Senior Trade Certificate Painting & Decorating, Department of Education, Ireland, 1995
    Signwork Craft Certificate Painting & Decorating, City & Guilds of London, 1995
    Advanced Craft Certificate Painting & Decorating, City & Guilds of London, 1995
    Craft Certificate Painting & Decorating, City & Guilds of London, 1994
    Junior Trade Certificate Painting & Decorating, Department of Education, Ireland, 1993

Membership of Professional Bodies and Learned Societies

  • Member of The All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE)

Academic Experience

  • Lecturer, Dublin School of Architecture, Dublin Institute of Technology: 2000- present
  • Member of the College of Engineering & Built Environment Apprentice Education committee, 2015 to date.
  • Programme committee member for the 2017 International Conference on Advanced Technologies Enhancing Education (ICAT2E2017), Qingdoa, China, March 18-20, 2017
  • Reviewer for the International Journal of Social Sciences published by the International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences and University of Economics, Prague. ISSN: 1804-980X
  • Recruited to deliver multiple workshops to the Junior Cycle for Teachers Support team throughout 2015. The aim of this was for cross sectoral alignment of key graduate attributes.
  • Validation panel member for BSc Electrical Services and Energy Management, DIT, November 4th 2015.
  • Institutes of Technology Apprenticeship Committee (ITAC) representative, and subsequently Chairman, on the Solas Apprenticeship Curriculum Standards Development Group for the craft of Painting & Decorating 2015.
  • Institutes of Technology Apprenticeship Committee (ITAC) representative on the Solas Apprenticeship Curriculum Review Project Steering Group for the craft of Painting & Decorating 2015
  • Member of the DIT Learning Teaching and Assessment Strategy committee 2012 to 2015.
  • Appointed Team Leader by the Master Painters & Decorators of Ireland for the Irish Team attending the 2012 & 2014 UNIEP & Akzo Nobel Painting Skills Legacy in Amsterdam.
  • Member of College of Engineering and Built Environment's Academic Quality Enhancement Committee, 2010 – 2013.
  • Member of the National Skills Organising Committee from 2009 – 2012.
  • Assistant Examiner, Painting & Decorating in the National Skills Competition 2009 -2012 
  • RECI/ECSSA Accreditation Panel member for Qualified Certifier in the Inspection, Testing, Verification and Certification of Electrical Installations in Ireland, October 9th 2013.
  • Validation panel member for the CPD in Thermal Bridge Assessment, December, 2012.
  • Session moderator at International Journal of Arts & Sciences (IJAS) Conference for Academic Disciplines, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, March 17 – 20,  2014.
  • Session Moderator at EDULEARN 11 conference, Gran Hotel Princess Sofia Hotel, Barcelona, July 4 – 6, 2011.
  • Session Moderator at The Future of Education conference, Mediterraneo Hotel, Florence. June 15 – 17, 2011.
  • Reviewer for paper submissions for the EDTECH Conference 2011, June 1 & 2, 2011, Waterford Institute of Technology. 

    National Craft Certificate: 
  • Subject matter expert in painting and decorating with Solas and involved with writing and peer reviewing of the national curriculum for the National Craft Certificate in painting and decorating.

    Solas Subject Matter Expert: 
    Member of the Framework for Curriculum and Assessment Writers and Reviewers in the following Fields of Learning: communications, teamwork, presentation skills, problem solving, research and study skills
    Painting & Decorating Craft Instructor (part time), FAS, Ballyfermot: 2000 - 2001

Practice Experience

  • Owner/Partner in Bates & Craughwell Painting & Decorating: 1997 - 2002

Projects and Publications

Projects:

  • TU4D Re-imagining our curriculum prototype projects 2015 – 2016.
  • Dublin Institute of Technology College Resource Assessment & Feedback Toolkit Co-ordinator 2012-2013.
  • Grundtvig In-service Training, Vienna, Austria, May 2013,  Motivating adults learners’ participation and persistence in lifelong learning – strategies and practical tips
  • National Digital Learning Repository 2013, Five Steps to Maximising Your Presentation Skills      
  • Research Dissemination Funding 2011from the Learning, Teaching & Technology Centre, DIT, Can Utilising Social Networks Deter Learners’ Engagement?Conference paper, the Future of Education conference, Florence, Italy in June 2011.
  • European Study Visit, Ostrava, Czech Republic 2011: ‘Soft Skills in everyday life or how to develop key competences’ 

Paper Publications:

  • Bates, E. (2014) College Is Where The Real Learning Happens: Perceptions From Irish Craft Apprentices Using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. International Journal of Arts & Sciences, 7 (3), 419-429. ISSN: 1944-6934 http://www.universitypublications.net/ijas/0703/html/V4G26.xml
  • Bates, E & Hinch, P. (2013) Enhancing Graduate Attributes: A Preliminary Research Study In: DIT Teaching Fellowship Reports 2012-2013. Dublin: Dublin Institute of Technology ISBN 978-1-900454-54-4 http://arrow.dit.ie/fellow/33/

Conference Proceedings:

  • Bates , E. & Sadleir, K. (2016) Arts-Based Education Research – A Critical Reflection from Two Irish Academics. 4th Global Conference on Business & Social Sciences Dates: 14-15 November, 2016. Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira, United Arab Emirates
  • Bates, E (2015) Venturing Into E-Learning: An E-Lecturers Perspective. Proceedings of the Clute Institute International Business and Education Conference, Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, 811 7th Avenue, New York City, New York, 10019, USA, August 2 – 6, 2015. ISSN: 1539-8757 (print), ISSN: 2157-9660 (online) https://www.cluteinstitute.com/conference-proceedings/NY15Proceedings.pdf
  • Bates, E & Hinch, P. (2014) Enhancing Graduate Attributes Utilising Social Media, EDULEARN14 Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies. July 7-9, 2014, Barcelona, Spain. ISBN: 978-84-617-0557-3, ISSN: 2340-1117 http://arrow.dit.ie/bescharcon/7/ 
  • Bates, E. (2014) College Is Where The Real Learning Happens: Perceptions From Irish Craft Apprentices Using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. International Journal of Arts & Sciences (IJAS) Conference for Academic Disciplines, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, March 17 – 20,  2014.
  • Bates, E. (2012) The Transformative Power of Learning: an interpretative phenomenological analysis of the learning experience of apprentices. Proceedings of the International Academic Conference, Novotel Lisboa Hotel, Lisbon, Portugal. September 9 - 12, 2012. http://arrow.dit.ie/beschreccon/70/
  • Bates, E. (2011) Engaging in an Action Research Cycle on the Irish Standards Based Apprenticeship to Provide Time for Learners’ Engagement. EDULEARN11 Proceedings, 3rd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Gran Hotel Princess Sofia Hotel, Barcelona, July 4 – 6, 2011. ISBN: 978-84-615-0441-1, ISSN: 2340-1117 http://arrow.dit.ie/beschreccon/77/
  • Bates, E. (2011) Can Utilising Social Networks Deter Learners’ Engagement? Proceedings of The Future of Education conference, Mediterraneo Hotel, Florence. June 15 – 17, 2011.  http://arrow.dit.ie/beschreccon/76/
  • Bates, E. (2010) Changing the Traditional Lecture Format to Foster a Deep Approach to Learning, ICERI2010 Proceedings conference, 3rd International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Hotel Melia Castilla, Madrid. November 15 – 17, 2010. CD ISBN: 978-84-614-2439-9, ISSN: 2340-1095. http://arrow.dit.ie/beschreccon/81/
  • Poster Presentation: Can Utilising Social Networks Deter Learners’ Engagement? at the DIT Showcase of Teaching & Learning Innovations, January 11th, 2012.

Masters Thesis

  • Bates, E (2011). How fo Apprentice Painters and Decorators on the Irish Standards based Apprenticeship Experience their Learning? http://arrow.dit.ie/ltcdis/17/

Awards

  • Dublin Institute of Technology Teaching Fellow 2015 - 2016; Enhancing graduate attributes using digital learning resources   
  • Dublin Institute of Technology Teaching Fellow 2012 - 2013, Enhancing Graduate Attributes

 

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