Thoughts on Motivating and Inspiring Students

Posted in Teaching on June 15th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“This presentation is not designed to be an instruction manual on how to inspire/motivate third level students to commit to their studies. I wouldn’t be so presumptuous as to think I have all the answers. Instead, I set out to make a number of observations about the broad areas of inspiration and motivation and especially the pitfalls involved in relying on inspiration or focusing solely on making classes ‘engaging’ …” (more)

[An Irish Blog about Education, 14 June]

NUI Galway lifts ban on Christian students days before Court

Posted in Legal issues on June 15th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway has lifted a lifetime ban on four Christian students in advance of a Circuit Court hearing next week. The University banned Isaac Burke, Kezia Burke, Enoch Burke and Ammi Burke for life from all student societies on 10 November 2014 …” (more)

[Burke Broadcast, 14 June]


The pain of the Leaving Cert should be spread out over two years

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Teaching on June 15th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“From a sample size of three, I have decided that the Leaving Cert is by far the most punishing way of getting into university. Our children were mostly home-educated and – so far – have all taken different routes to third level: A-levels, QQI-FET courses and, this June, the Leaving Cert …” (more)

[Breda O’Brien, Irish Times, 15 June]

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