Messers, Dreamers and Misfits

Posted in Teaching on September 5th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“… I agree with the broad thrust of Fintan O’Toole’s argument. I think the School and University systems are far too focussed on examination and assessment at the expense of genuine education. What I disagree with is the idea that creativity is only to be found in the Arts …” (more)

[In the Dark, 5 September]

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With a Rethinking of the Arts/Science Distinction, Trinity has the Opportunity to be Pioneering

Posted in Teaching on June 26th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“With some exceptions, Trinity’s degree structure is divided on clear lines. Much like the campus itself, with its hubs of the Arts Block and Hamilton Building, most students take a course that’s neatly labelled under ‘Arts’ or ‘STEM’, with courses that bridge the divide often finding themselves lost in a confusing and bureaucratic maze …” (more)

[University Times, 25 June]

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Why arts and science are better together

Posted in Teaching on June 25th, 2013 by steve

Australia“The arts and science are often thought of as polar opposites. Traditionally, students and universities view them as separate entities – you pick a degree in one or the other and stick to your side of the fence …” (more)

[Benjamin Miller and Fiona White, The Conversation, 24 June]

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Time for a rethink

Posted in Research on March 30th, 2012 by steve

“While we are strong on the arts, the place of science and technology in society remains pretty weak. Can we change the public perception to innovation? …” (more)

[John Holden, Irish Times, 30 March]

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