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Mary Robinson: Ireland needs to be a leader not a “laggard” on climate change

Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and leader of the Mary Robinson Climate Justice Foundation, was guest on UCC’s very first Plain Speaking Podcast, with interviewer Eoin Hahessy.

Job candidate evaluation methods that work

Candidate evaluation methods such as pre-employment assessment, skill testing and interviewing often work best when combined.

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

Thinking for yourself at University

By Aidan Moran

Catering for Students with Exceptional Ability

Research shows that, without the appropriate supports, exceptionally-able students can lose interest and become disengaged in their learning – leading to academic underachievement.

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.

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.

€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.

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.

Primary Principals endure “intolerable working conditions”

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

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.

Volunteer Teacher Sought for One Year

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

Celebrating Diversity

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