2014

A memorable year for Education Matters

As the 2014 calendar year winds towards its end we at Education Matters are savouring the conclusion of a very busy but tremendously rewarding and successful twelve months. We are naturally very proud of our latest Yearbook publication. It is always a slightly...

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Bridging the gap

Frontiers of science need to connect with the school system, says S.Ananthanarayanan. India has a large challenge of providing bare literacy to vast numbers. Even so, there is a case for making science education in schools more real and accessible. Connecting the...

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Reinventing the University

S ANANTHANARAYANAN discusses how this institution of learning is changing from the inside as well as the outside: Scholarship only Early universities, whether at Nalanda in India or the monasteries of 11th century Europe, were devoted exclusively to scholarship. It...

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Pine Forest Art Centre: a haven of creativity

The Pine Forest Art Centre at Glencullen, in the Dublin Mountains, has been providing creative and educational art and craft courses to children and young people for over 40 years. Founded by Mrs Mary Carroll in 1973 the Art Centre is set in the picturesque Dublin...

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Keeping ‘The HeadsUp’ after exam results

With Leaving Certificate  students all over the county nervously awaiting the results of their State exams  this Wednesday 13 August there is no doubt some students will get the results they want while some maybe disappointed.  At this difficult time support and good...

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The important role of reflection in learning

I've always thought it worthwhile to do a little dissecting of one's work after it has been left for a time to digest. There is a certain amount of work that goes into class prep, and class instruction, but very little afterthought or time spent reviewing the results....

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School – the best days of my life

One4all reveals our favourite school memories and says 'Thank You' Teacher [click_to_tweet tweet="Pay more attention, enjoy it and be more confident are some of the words of wisdom we would tell our younger selves about our school days. #EducationMatters #EdChatie"...

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Early years sector urged to find its voice

Early childhood education and care in Ireland has not received the appropriate recognition or support that the sector deserves. The Association of Childhood Professionals held their annual conference in Cork last weekend.  At the conference ACP Chairperson, Marian...

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School lunch program

A few weeks ago I was able to connect with Vivion Powney, Business Development Manager for Glanmore Foods to have a chat with her about the food offerings available from their company. How does Glanmore Foods develop their menus? Do you include feedback from Parents,...

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