Has semesterisation been a good thing?

Posted in Teaching on April 1st, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The Trinity Education Project (semesterisation and modularisation in effect) is provoking a lot of debate at the moment. All of the other universities semesterised many years ago and it would be quite easy to simply characterise Trinity as a reactionary institution that drags its feet on everything. However, the longer I am in this line of work the more I value a slow and steady approach to reform …” (more)

[An Irish Blog about Education, 1 April]

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The Irish Times view on Leaving Cert reforms

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Teaching on April 1st, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The consultation with students and parents as part of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) review of the Leaving Cert, reveals a surprising ignorance on how the exam has been radically transformed, as revised curriculums across a wide range of subjects have been introduced …” (more)

[Irish Times, 1 April]

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Provision of housing not hit by growth in student accommodation – council

Posted in Governance and administration on April 1st, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The growth in student accommodation in Dublin has not affected the provision of standard housing, according to a new report from the city council. The report on the impact of Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) found that it had not ‘forced out’ private residential development according to assistant chief executive Richard Shakespeare …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 31 March]