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Dr. Carina Girvan
Research Fellow, Computer Science

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Byrne, J.R., Girvan, C. and Clayson, J., Constructionism moving forward, British Journal of Educational Technology, 2021 Journal Article, 2021 URL

Carina Girvan, Timothy Savage, Virtual Worlds: A New Environment for Constructionist Learning, Computers in Human Behavior, 99, 2019, p396 - 414 Journal Article, 2019 URL DOI TARA - Full Text

Girvan C., What is a virtual world? Definition and classification, Educational Technology Research and Development, 66, (5), 2018, p1087 - 1100, p1087-1100 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Girvan C., Tangney B., Savage T., SLurtles: Supporting constructionist learning in Second Life, Computers and Education, 61, 2013, p115 - 132 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Carina Girvan, Timothy Savage, Ethical considerations for educational research in a virtual world, Interactive Learning Environments, 20, (3), 2012, p239 - 251 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Carina Girvan, Timothy Savage, Identifying an appropriate pedagogy for virtual worlds: A Communal Constructivism case study, Computers and Education, 55, (1), 2010, p342 - 349 Journal Article, 2010 DOI TARA - Full Text

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Brendan Tangney, Aibhín Bray, Ann Devitt, Carina Girvan, Eilís Ní Chorcora, Jen Maguire Donohoe, Joanne Banks, Kevin Sullivan, Lisa Keane, Philip Byrne, Rónán Smith and Cliona Hannon, Trinity Access - Project Overview, TARA, Trinity Access, Trinity College Dublin, December, 2021 Report, 2021 DOI TARA - Full Text

Research Expertise


21st Century Skills; Academic Achievement; affordances; Computer-Aided Instruction; constructionism; creativity; crowdsourcing; Distance Learning; E-Learning; Educational Evaluation/Assessment; Educational Improvement; educational robotics; Educational/Instructional Technology; Elementary Education; Elementary/Secondary Education; emerging technologies; High School Education; integrated STEM; Social Constructivism; Student Enrichment; Teacher Attitudes; Teacher Education; teacher professional development; Virtual Worlds