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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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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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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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Education really matters

Have you ever thought for a minute about the way we are teaching our children in school today? Do you think it needs an overhaul? Sir Ken Robinson has devoted his life to finding a better way to brainstorm the culture of education and this short video is, if nothing...

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Legible handwriting big worry for exam students

39% worry their handwriting will be unreadable, compared to 37 worrying about a mind blank Two thirds (64%) of teachers say poor writing has prevented them giving the marks a student deserved Today’s students are more worried about their handwriting when it comes to...

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In conversation with Lelia Doolan

Lelia Doolan has been described as the godmother of independent film in Ireland. She began her career in RTE in the 1960's with her ground-breaking work with the TV drama “The Roirdans” and the current affairs programme, “Seven Days”, a precursor to “Prime Time”....

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