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12.03.2020
Ger Coffey

Congratulations to Dr Ger Coffey (Course Director of the LLM/MA in Human Rights in Criminal Justice and member of the Centre for Crime, Justice & Victim Studies) on his recent graduation with an MA in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education from University College Cork.

His dissertation was based on the benefits and challenges of experiential learning for criminal justice and sentencing students to bridge the pedagogical gap between academic knowledge and the practicalities of the criminal justice and sentencing processes. The dissertation was informed by a qualitative analysis of LLM/MA in Human Rights in Criminal Justice masters students personal active learning experiences on a recent field trip to Limerick Prison. Students were able to apply their knowledge in a real-world setting that facilitated a deep and flexible understanding of the criminal justice and sentencing processes. 

Pictured: Professor Patrick O’Shea, President of University College Cork, presenting Dr Ger Coffey with his MA parchment.