Fianna Fáil leader slams lack of investment in Mayo GMIT Campus

Posted in Governance and administration on April 26th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The leader of Fianna Fáil Micheal Martin has expressed disappointment over the ongoing decline of the Mayo GMIT Campus. After visiting the centre today, he said there had been no capital investment in the college since 2008 and it was a sad indictment …” (more)

[Connaught Telegraph, 26 April]

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It’s ‘too difficult’: Why 40% of students say they didn’t study science in college

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on April 26th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“A survey has indicated that 40% of students didn’t choose to study science at college because they found it too difficult. The independent survey was commissioned as part of the launch of the 54th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition today …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 26 April]

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Dialogue in lectures

Posted in Teaching on April 26th, 2017 by steve

“This is not a post on whether the lecture is A Good Thing or not. Lectures happen. PERIOD! A paper by Anna Wood and colleagues at the Edinburgh PER group, along with a subsequent talk by Anna at Moray House has gotten me thinking a lot over the last year about dialogue and its place in all of our interactions with students …” (more)

[Michael Seery, Is this going to be on the exam?, 26 April]

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Teacher shortages in key subjects ‘set to get worse’

Posted in Teaching on April 26th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Teacher shortages in key subjects are set to get much worse unless immediate action is taken, a conference has been told. At present schools report major problems finding qualified teachers in areas such as Irish, European languages, home economics and maths …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 25 April]