Leaving Certificate

Ireland“… However, over time I have become increasingly frustrated to think that some of the potentially most productive people in society are being held back because they can’t summon up the motivation to conjugate Gaelic verbs or are puzzled as to why anyone should care about the rantings of old Irish poets or why Cathy is in love with Heathcliff. To follow Lubinski and people with this mindset, how many people with gifted spatial intuition and related abilities are we missing out each year due to this process? If the Government is serious about promoting STEM achievement, should we consider an alternative track for gifted students to signal their abilities other than a general exam process …” (more)

[Liam Delaney, Geary Behavioural Economics Blog, 11 May]

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