Thoughts on Geary’s ideas of primary and secondary Knowledge

Posted in Teaching on April 8th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“David C Geary is a cognitive psychologist who came up with a theory of the mind that can be roughly summarised as follows: ‘Environmental pressures have resulted in the evolution of brain “modules” specialising in processing certain types of information, such as language or facial features …'” (more)

[An Irish Blog about Education, 8 April]

€8 a page – the price of cheating

Posted in Governance and administration on April 8th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“News in today’s Guardian that ‘US essay mill firm targets new students through WhatsApp’ does not really surprise me – I’m sure essay mills have many clever ways to attract the attention of students who choose not to write their own essays. What does surprise me is the price, it is £7 per page (just over €8) …” (more)

[Careful With That Axe, Eugene, 8 April]

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The real story on gender inequality in Irish universities

Posted in Governance and administration on April 8th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Ranking universities globally in terms of their contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals is to be welcomed. The headline in the Irish Independent (4th April) that ‘Irish universities among the ‘best in the world’ when it comes to gender equality and climate change’ is misleading …” (more)

[Pat O’Connor, 6 April]

University of Limerick purchase of Dunnes Stores site shows ‘power of people coming together’

Posted in Governance and administration on April 8th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The news of University of Limerick purchasing the vacant Dunnes Stores site in the city centre has lauded as an example of the ‘power of people coming together’ this weekend. UL’s president announced on Friday evening that its governing authority came to an agreement to purchase the site for €8m in order to incorporate it into its city campus …” (more)

[Fintan Walsh, Limerick Leader, 6 April]

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Planners want more information on cola factory student apartment plans

Posted in Governance and administration on April 8th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A planning decision on Cork’s largest student apartment development has been delayed after City Hall planners sought further information on the project. London company Future Generation has plans to build a flagship 600-bed accommodation scheme on the former Coca-Cola bottling site …” (more)

[Alan Healy, EchoLive, 8 April]

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IFUT calls for increased higher education funding following new IUA Report

Posted in Governance and administration on April 8th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) has called for an increase in state funding for higher education following publication today of a Report ‘Delivering for Ireland: An Impact Assessment of Irish Universities’, commissioned by the Irish Universities Association (IUA) …” (more)

[IFUT, 5 April]

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