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CURRICULUM VITAE Thomas Sheppard

Address: GMIT Letterfack, Letterfrack, Co. Galway, Ireland


Phone: 0879975158
Email: Thomas.sheppard@gmit.com

Qualifications
University of 2004-2007 M.Tech by research “The ergonomics of Hand tools
Limerick
for Junior Tool users”
University of 2000-2004 B.Tech (Ed.) Materials and Construction Education
Limerick:
Honours
Gurteen Agricultural 2002 Green Certificate in Agriculture
college

Teaching Experience
Galway Mayo Sept 2007- Lecturer of Communication Graphics, Architectural
Institute of Present Technology and 3D Parametric Modelling to Design
Technology
and Technology Education students

Assistant Lecturer of Construction Maths for


Carlow Institute of Feb 2007 - Department of Built Environment and Lecturer of
Technology Present Graphics and Trade skills for Phase 4 of Carpentry
and Joinery Apprentices.
University of Jan 2004-Feb Teaching assistant organisation and teaching of
Limerick
2007 Technical graphics, graphical communication,
Autocad and solidworks for Wood and Metal
Teaching students. Duties also include setting and
correction of continuous and final exams.

Other Experience
DCG Study Skills Mar 2018 Developed and ran a study skills
workshop workshop for second level pupils
undertaking the Leaving Certificate DCG
exam
Technology Nov 2012- June
Enhanced Learning 2013 Continuous Professional Development
(10 credit module at level 9)
21st Century
Student
22nd & 29th
Engagement for March 2013 Continuous professional Development
Online Learning'
workshop
TechnoTeachers 2004-2011 Public relations officer elected officer to
Association
the national executive

Teaching
July 2007- Associate trainer organising and lecturing
Professional 2008 Solidworks for the adoption of Cad into
Network the new Syllabus

T4 June 2004 Key Resource developer for the subject


Design and Communication graphics
Drawing and Oct 2006-2007 Coordinator of support centre for students
learning centre
in University of Limerick with difficulties
with technical graphics

Publications
ATEE Conference 2016 A pilot study of Irish Student teacher Perspectives on
the innovative Employment of Formative
Instructional Practices (FIP) in School Placement

Construction Studies 2013 Co-author and general illustrator of a digital e-book


e-book and student
workbook and workbook accompanying for the leaving
certificate construction studies syllabus. Publisher:
Educate

DCGSolutions 2009 Technical Editor on digital resource package


developed to bridge classroom learning with
independent student learning. King, K. (2009), DCG:
Teaching and Exam Study Package, Limerick,
DCGSolutions Ltd.

Folans Publishing 2008 Key Graphical illustrator on the new text book for the
new Design and Communication Graphics Syllabus.
Terry, J. (2008), Design in Communications
Graphics, Dublin, Folans

IMC24 May 2007 “The effect of universal design on second level


technical students from a motor development
perspective”
IMC24 May 2007 “The measurement of force within ergonomics: A
review”

Tecknowledge Mar 2009 “Have hand planes got a place in the classroom”
(Techno teachers
association annual
magazine)

FAIM conference 2006 “The design of Standard hand tools”