Fixing the ‘Leaving Cert’ – I wouldn’t start from here

Posted in Teaching on June 5th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Everyone has a view on the Leaving Cert at this time of year and, if you’re to go by social media, the majority think it is not fit for purpose in some way: whether it’s the stress it causes, or the fact that a lot of memorisation (not rote learning) is required, or that it doesn’t prepare students for third level, very few people seem to have anything good to say about it …” (more)

[An Irish Blog about Education, 5 June]

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Study raises questions over quality of Leaving Cert learning

Posted in Teaching on September 26th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“A new study which raises serious questions over the quality of learning for the Leaving Cert has found that students frequently were unable to recall information they learned just two months after the exam.The research carried out at Trinity College Dublin found crucial skills such as critical thinking and problem-solving were ‘starkly absent’ from the exams over a five-year period …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 26 September]

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