UCD students organise RTÉ ‘Repeal protest’

Posted in Governance and administration on March 14th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Around 80 people took part in demonstration on Monday outside RTÉ studios in Donnybrook, protesting the broadcaster’s coverage of the Strike for Repeal march last Wednesday. The event was organised by UCD students …” (more)

[Roisin Guyett-Nicholson, Irish Times, 13 March]

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The world today: it’s all about migration

Posted in Governance and administration on March 14th, 2017 by steve

“Whatever part of the world or country or region you may call your own, the population you share it with got there largely as a result of mass migration. Most of Europe is populated by those whose ancestors took part in the major movements of Völkerwanderung, and populations changed and shifted through major major migration or conquests …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 14 March]

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Teachers must ditch ‘neuromyth’ of learning styles, say scientists

Posted in Teaching on March 14th, 2017 by steve

“Teaching children according to their individual ‘learning style’ does not achieve better results and should be ditched by schools in favour of evidence-based practice, according to leading scientists. Thirty eminent academics from the worlds of neuroscience, education and psychology have signed a letter to the Guardian voicing their concern about the popularity of the learning style approach among some teachers …” (more)

[Sally Weale, Guardian, 13 March]