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Artificial Intelligence for Educators

Dr Glen Collins sheds light on this bewildering topic and highlights what’s important to know about it.

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.

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

Job candidate evaluation methods that work

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

€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.

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.


Early Childhood Education & Care in Ireland

Where to from here?

The early childhood education sector in Ireland has been evolving rapidly over the past five years, with a drive towards greater professionalisation. In looking to the future, it is time to take stock and examine the emergent state of ECEC professionalisation in Ireland and begin to chart the pathway to ensure ECEC realises the potential to deliver best outcomes for children.

Dr Margaret Rogers