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Ireland’s Education Yearbook

An accessible record of the year in education with insightful commentary from leaders, experts and practitioners in the field.

Education Matters Summit

Showcase of authors and topics from Ireland’s Education Yearbook.

Stellar App is one of only six finalists in Technovation Finals

Stellar App is one of only six finalists in Technovation Finals

Second Level | Stellar is an easy-to-navigate app that provides timely and affordable Paediatric Occupational Therapy services.
Mairead Hurley

‘ASK WIT’ online chat for CAO applicants

Second Level, Higher Education | Ahead of the CAO Change of Mind deadline on July 1st, members of WIT’s outreach team are on hand to respond to queries via online chat.
Mairead Hurley

IT Carlow is first to establish a joint Institute in China

Higher Education, Research | Carlow International College of Technology has received approval from the Chinese Ministry.
Mairead Hurley

Reshaping Science Learning: Findings and Recommendations from SySTEM 2020

Primary, Second Level, Higher Education, Research | The Reshaping Science Learning event from Science Gallery Dublin will take place over zoom at 2pm on June 30th, 2021.

Kieran McQuinn

JOB OFFER: State Examinations Commission seeks Head of Examinations and Assessment Division

Primary, Second Level, Further Education & Training, Higher Education, Research | The State Examinations Commission seeks Head of Exams and Assessment Division with responsibility for the management of this Division.
Kieran McQuinn

JOB OFFER: State Examinations Commission seeks Director of Operations

Primary, Second Level, Further Education & Training, Higher Education, Research | The State Examinations Commission seeks a Director of Operations with responsibility for Irish state examinations.

Irish economy to record double-digit growth as exports surge

Research | The Irish economy is expected to record substantial growth in 2021 as public health measures are lifted, according to the Quarterly Economic Commentary, Summer 2021.

New book will help teachers integrate social justice and sustainability into curriculum

Primary | A new book edited by DCU academics will support primary school teachers to integrate meaningful social justice and sustainability education into existing curricular subjects.

Trinity and ESRI launch MSc in Economic Policy for policy makers

Higher Education | First-ever Masters Programme in Economic Policy for people working in the public sector.

Leaving Certificate Examination 2021

Second Level | Some 61,500 candidates are entered for the 2021 Leaving Certificate which comprises both Examinations and Accredited Grades.

Learning Recovery Post-Covid

Primary, Second Level | The group within our society that has suffered the most serious consequences due to COVID is our children and young people.

Winners of DCU COVID Languages Competition announced

Second Level | ‘COVID Languages Competition’ was launched in 2021 by DCU’s School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies.

EDUCATION MATTERS VIRTUAL SUMMIT 2021

Authors from Ireland’s Education Yearbook expand on their topics in a series of conversations.

Essential listening for anyone interested in Education.

HIGHER EDUCATION

Introductory Address by Prof Pól Ó Dochartaigh, along with 10 conversations with Higher Education Authors hosted by Pól and Dr Cornelia Connolly

RESEARCH

IRC Director Peter Brown hosts two panel discussions with Research Authors

FURTHER EDUCATION & TRAINING (FET)

Maria Walshe, Director of Branding, Communications and FET Strategy Implementation, SOLAS, hosts three panel discussions with FET Authors

EARLY CHILDHOOD

Prof Mathias Urban, Desmond Chair of Early Childhood Education at DCU, hosts two panel discussions with Early Childhood Authors, along with Dr Jennifer Guevara.

PRIMARY

Dr Brian Mooney, Editor, hosts a panel discussion with Primary Authors

SECOND LEVEL

Sally-Anne Fisher, Head of Communications at Trinity College Dublin, and Dr Brian Mooney, each host a panel discussion with Second Level Authors