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Deirdre Butler - Head Judge (Ireland)

Deirdre Butler is a senior lecturer at the faculty of the Education Department of St. Patrick’s College (a constituent College of Dublin City University) with the chief responsibility for designing and coordinating learning programs for undergraduate and postgraduate students using a broad range of digital technologies.


Deirdre’s passion in life is exploring what being digital in learning can mean. She is interested in ways that using digital technologies could revolutionize learning by challenging us to examine how we learn and to question our assumptions about "traditional" models of schooling. Deirdre has consulted to and participated in educational development work using expressive computational materials in Mexico, Costa Rica, several European countries as well as Ireland.


Prior to joining St. Patrick’s College, Deirdre worked in primary schools for nearly twenty years holding positions as classroom teacher, deputy head and teacher for the traveling community. She was also actively involved in developing and facilitating professional development programs for practicing teachers in the areas of mathematics education.  Deirdre has served as a judge at regional and global forums since 2006 and as Lead Judge at the recent European Forum in Moscow and US Forum in Seattle.

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