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NUI pays tribute to Brian Mooney on his birthday

“For a very long time, Brian Mooney has provided a tremendous service to students as they contemplate the options available to them on leaving school.”
– Dr Attracta Halpin, Registrar, National University of Ireland (NUI)

€12,000 WIT President’s Scholarships available in five disciplines

The WIT President’s Scholarship programme encourages and rewards inspiring young people who demonstrate a capacity to shape a better society.

Ireland's Yearbook of Education

Enjoy free online access to the latest edition. Read online or download a chapter, or the complete yearbook, for offline reading.
– Brian Mooney, Editor

Senior Cycle Reform

By Barry Slattery & John Hammond

Wonder drug that all schools should prescribe

Exercise is medicine according to Prof Niall Moyna, Head of Health and Human Performance at DCU. He highlights the alarming trends emerging from the analysis of results of the Schools’ Fitness Challenge.
Photo: Two ‘Most Improved’ winners in the 2018-2019 Fitness Challenge with athlete Thomas Barr and amateur boxer Mary Kate Slattery.

How can I do a better job interview for teaching roles?

Liam Horan of talks about selling yourself to people who already know you well.

A whole-school approach to changing the learning environment

Dr Áine Moran describes how a new school in Ireland uses the archetypal images of campfire, watering hole, cave and life to effect pedagogical change.

Primary Principals endure “intolerable working conditions”

Angela Dunne delivered the opening statement at an Oireachtas Committee meeting in September 2018.

Volunteer Teacher Sought for One Year

Sylvia Katete Gavigan explains why Education is vital for Girls in Uganda.

Tutoring in Philosophy: where have all the critical thinkers gone?

Dr Ruud Burke reflects on the challenges and frustrations of tutoring third-level students unprepared for university-level critical thinking.

Celebrating Diversity

Do we believe that human diversity in all its many forms is enriching for us as a society and as individuals?

Appiness Online

New Internet Safety platform for children targeted at principals in primary schools.

Are we Blockchain-ready?

Blockchain is the new kid on the Irish Technology block.