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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

On this week's programme I am joined by Dr. Mary Fleming, Head of the School of Education at NUI Galway, to review 2014 and to look ahead to 2015 from an education perspective. NUI Galway was involved in the production of the eighth Education Matters Yearbook, which was launched by the Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O'Sullivan, earlier this month.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

This week's programme featured interviews from the National Finals of Scifest, with its founder, Sheila Porter; a director, Peter Brabazon; and some of the prize winners.

It also featured Dr. Marie Whelton, from the Marino Institute of Education, reading her prize winning poem from the Irish National Teachers' Organisation Séamus Heaney Poetry Competition. You can read the text of the poem here by going to page 13.

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On this week my guest was Professor Doug Clements from the University of Denver. He had previously been a keynote speaker at the NCCA conference titled "Early Mathematics is surprisingly important and cognitively fundamental." He spoke about the importance and the surprises of early mathematical awareness and learning.

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On this week's programme my guest was Professor Elizabeth Wood, from the University of Sheffield. She was in Ireland as a guest of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment. She presented a keynote address at their conference on 24 November titled Early Mathematics is Surprisingly and Cognitively Fundamental.

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This week I hear about a new book by an Irish author which aimes to promote awareness of multicultural matters through picture books. The book is written by  Dr. Anne Dolan of Mary Immaculate College and the title is You, Me and Diversity: Picture books for teaching development and intercultural education.

I also spoke to Dr. Clea Schmidt from the University of Manitoba and Dr. Antoinette Gagné of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

Sorry about the sound quality in some parts of this programme. I am using some new recording equipment and it's taking me a while to come to terms with it. Hopefully things will improve soon! Seán

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On this week's programme, you can hear the second part of my interview with Tomás Ó Ruairc, the Director of the Teaching Council. On this week's programme he spoke about Droichead, registration with the Teaching Council, fitness to teach, teacher supply, and more.

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On this week's programme I spoke to Lindsay Myers, the organiser of a conference on "The Art of Education in Steiner Waldorf National Schools" about Steiner Education. Lindsay Myers is also involved with Galway Steiner School.

I also brought you the first of a two-part interview with Tomás Ó Ruairc, the Director of the Teaching Council. On this week's programme he spoke about the Féilte event, about Continuing Professional Development, and about research and teaching.

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For this programme I spoke to Michelle Shiels, a graduate of Stranmillis University College, who gave a workshop input on autism at the annual SCoTENS conference. I spoke to Neil Hallinan, a retired teacher and current member of the Irish Mathematics Teachers Association (IMTA) on the fiftieth anniversary of the organisation's founding and about the 2014 Maths Fest. Finally, I spoke to  Dr Deborah Tannehill, emeritus faculty UL on the topic of fundamental movement in physical education, a topic she is presenting a workshop on in St. Patrick's College on 12 November.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

This week's programme is an extended interview with Professor Pamela Munn, one of the authors of the Report of the International Review Panel on the Structure of Initial Teacher Education in Ireland, better known as the Sahlberg Report. Pamela Munn was in Dublin as a guest of the Vere Foster Trust for whom she gave a policy lecture. Among the topics covered in the interview are the teaching of history, throughts on teachers and research, Professor Munn's views on initial teacher education, and behaviour management in schools.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

On this week's programme I spoke to Sheila Donegan about Maths Week, I spoke to Elaine Mahon about the National Religious Education Congress and I spoke to Elaine Keane and Manuela Heinz about Diversity in Initial Teacher Education.

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