Dr Terry Maguire is an Irish educator and senior manager who is actively committed to how teaching and learning can transform individual lives, institutions and societies in Europe and around the world.
After 25-years working in higher education in Scotland, Britain and Ireland, pioneering flexible, blended approaches to teaching and learning, she was seconded to the National Forum in 2013.
In 2006, her expertise in continuous education, saw her appointed Head of Lifelong Learning at the Institute of Technology Tallaght, Dublin. Here she specialised in part-time and e-learning.
A passionate mathematics educator she is a member of the international research-forum Adult Learning Mathematics, which she chaired from 2013 to 2015. Dr Maguire is the creator of the internationally-renowned initiative Maths Eyes, devised to demystify mathematics and demonstrate its importance in everyday life. She is currently working with the Australian Council for Educational Research Ltd (ACER) and other international experts to review the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) numeracy framework for the OECD.
Dr Maguire received her BSc and MSc degree from University College Cork and her BA(Maths) degree through the Open University. In 2003, she was awarded her PhD by the University of Limerick. Her thesis was on addressing the professional needs of those teaching mathematics to adults.