Science and technology – a crisis for Ireland?

Ireland“… There is no doubt that mathematics and science teaching at both primary and secondary level is a problem, as is the availability of appropriate equipment and laboratory facilities in schools. Given that the Task Force on the Physical Sciences reported on all that seven years ago without any coherent response from the government to date, it should surprise no-one that we have a very serious problem. But it also seems obvious that higher education institutions need to look closely at these issues and see whether either a curriculum adjustment in some programmes, or the allocation of bonus points in the CAO system, might provide some improvement. But above all, it seems to me that all these stakeholders need to engage in a joint discussion with joint agreed actions …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 14 August]

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