The consortium of Cork Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology Tralee will be officially established as Munster Technological University in January 2021.
The Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) says the indemnity offered to teachers in the current Guide falls short of what is required.
The five secondary-school student winners of the Aistritheoirí Óga 2020 (Young Translators) contest hail from each of the four provinces of Ireland.
The University of Limerick (UL) has announced the establishment of a dedicated institute for the study of infectious diseases, including COVID-19.
A new Student Emergency Fund has been launched by DCU for the benefit of students facing financial hardship due to Covid-19.
Hibernia College shares resources and knowledge about teaching in the online environment.
Abandoning the Leaving Cert exams is fundamentally flawed; it results in the essential qualities of anonymity, meritocracy, and integrity being shredded.
Principals and parents need to take stock of what is most important currently.
COVID-19 has spurred a historic campaign for a preventive, with two groups forging ahead.
As School Leader, what should you be asking yourself? How do you plan for the re-opening of your school in September?
Despite the best efforts of parents and teachers, home education is very difficult or non-existent for children with complex behaviour and medical needs.
Members of Parent Associations are gravely concerned about the continuing lack of certainty being endured by Leaving Cert and Leaving Cert Applied candidates and their families.
A new higher education network has been launched aimed at increasing cooperation between universities and institutes across Europe.
The Irish Universities Association (IUA) has launched a report on how the university sector is supporting Ireland during the COVID-19 crisis.
The survey was conducted over 4 days, between 1st and 5th May 2020, and results indicate that the majority of students are still in favour of cancellation of the Leaving Cert exams.
STEM lesson plan kits suitable for 5th and 6th class students have been developed by primary school teachers in collaboration with CÚRAM researchers.
Creatures of field and forest are benefitting from the planetary lockdown.
Science writer SAnanthanarayanan explains in simple terms what COVID-19 is, how it affects the body, and how it is detected.
This initiative by Poetry Ireland Poet-in-Residence gives insight into poems on the English and Irish Leaving Certificate curriculums.
“Our experience in blended learning over the past 20 years has enabled us to move our classes seamlessly online,” Dr Seán Rowland said.
Lecturers from the Department of Sport and Exercise Science at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) have established a new ‘Football Research Group’.
Dublin City University has been ranked 84th in the world in the 2020 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, “a testament to the commitment of staff and students”
President Michael D. Higgins recites his powerful poem Take Care in a new video created by the Institute of Technology Carlow.
The Further Education and Training sector is here to provide support to frontline staff, learners, and employers.
A new website aims to explore the long tradition among Traveller women of expressing their identity through their hairstyles.
Researchers in Cork have developed a Covid-19 Remote Early Warning System (CREW) to remotely identify healthcare staff who may be showing a temperature, symptomatic of Covid-19.
“This is not the preferred option of students, with just 9% of Junior Cycle and 19% of Leaving Cert students opting for it as a first preference.”
Key concerns of the Young People of Ireland at this time are Education, Mental Health, and Inequality of Access to Technology.
Student Voice is an area that is being highlighted by many schools at the moment.
SNAs will not be reassigned to nursing or other front-line medical and healthcare roles in the HSE.
Fórsa has sent the following bulletin today, 1 April 2020, to over 9,000 special needs assistants.
Now is a really good time for students to learn how to adopt a growth mindset as a means of coping with their interrupted lives.
UCD Professor Gerardine Meaney and UL Professor Orla Muldoon are the first two women in Ireland, in any discipline, to each gain a prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant award.
IT Carlow has been working to ensure that students are not disadvantaged at the point of assessment, while preserving the academic integrity and standards of all awards.
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.
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.
Ciara Fanning, President of ISSU, asks the Minister for Education & Skills to include the Student Voice in the discussion on contingency plans for 2020 State Examinations.
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.
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.
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. − By Marie-Therese Kilmartin, Principal, Coláiste Bríde, Clondalkin, Dublin As a...
Seanad Eireann candidate Peter Finnegan calls on the Minister for Education & Skills to provide certainty to Junior, Leaving Certificate and University students worried about final exams in the current Coronavirus crisis. “I have been contacted by University...
There is nothing like music, rhythm, and rhymes to engage children in communicating - nature has designed it so. By Áine Ní Shúilleabháin Rhymes make children happy For centuries, language has been transmitted through rhymes and songs. Rhymes make children happy and...
Simple, cheap behavioural interventions can make large differences.
— By Phyllis Mitchell Carysfort College of Education has had the axe hanging over its head since 1985, when Mrs Gemma Hussey was Minister for Education. The final beheading is to take place in June of this year, when the last group of Bachelor of Education students...
The remarkable growth of Private Tuition Schools directed at second level students has continued to rocket over the past twenty-five years, despite vociferous opposition from teacher unions and others. Gradually the complementary role of these schools has come to be acknowledged, accepted and even welcomed by a majority within the education system.
Susie Hall makes a strong case for mediation as a better method of resolving disputes in school communities, with fewer adverse repercussions.
This new book traces the path of our scientific legacy over two millennia, using short and very readable accounts of the work of 60 leading lights in science from down the ages,
— By Dr Glen C. Collins This article is an attempt to shed some light on the topic of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and to highlight what's important to know about it. Links to further resources may help you keep up with this growing technology.1 Every week, the news...
Candidate evaluation methods such as pre-employment assessment, skill testing, and interviewing often work best when combined.
Research shows that, without the appropriate supports, exceptionally-able students can lose interest and become disengaged in their learning – leading to academic underachievement.