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An annual record of the key changes and milestones of the year in Irish Education with analysis of their likely impact into the future. Visit www.irelandsyearbookofeducation.ie
FET | Because of the changes necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, at the Institute of Technology Carlow we have been working to ensure that our students are not disadvantaged at the point of assessment while preserving the academic integrity and standards of all awards.
FET | SOLAS, the Further Education and Training Authority, is making its eCollege online learning service available free of charge to support learners impacted by the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.
Higher Education | Over 13,000 teachers and lecturers from 130 countries have signed up for FutureLearn’s free online course to help them teach students during this health crisis.
Second Level | ISSU asks the Minister for Education & Skills to include the Student Voice in the discussion on contingency plans for 2020 State Examinations.
FET | The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) is providing free tuition for adults over the phone. You can work with a tutor by phone or study online by yourself, or you can do a combination of these to suit your needs.
second level | It is inevitable that a Programme for Government will be agreed sometime soon. As An Taoiseach has said, Ireland will return to normal – and then the contents of the new Programme for Government will be of significance for us all.
second level | As we enter a whole new environment for schools in Ireland, I believe it is very important that we, as school leaders, support our staff, students and parents in a variety of ways.
second level/higher education | Seanad Eireann candidate Peter Finnegan calls on the Minister for Education & Skills to provide certainty to Junior, Leaving Cert, and University students worried about final exams in the current Coronavirus crisis.
primary | There is nothing like music, rhythm, and rhymes to engage children in communicating – nature has designed it so.
general | The spread of the coronavirus could be slowed using findings from behavioural science, according to a new ESRI research paper.
On 13 February 2020, a new competition was announced to employ translators with Irish at the European Commission, both in Ireland (Grange, Co. Meath) and in Brussels.
Putting the arts and creativity at the heart of children and young people’s lives.
“There is a three-letter word which I cherish in the education process but is rarely expressed, and that is JOY. I consider that education is a joyous, fulfilling activity, and this dimension of joyous engagement should be more emphasized.”