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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

News roundup by Barry Hennessy

On this programme Dr. Paul Andrews from the University of Cambridge Faculty of Education discussed the role of culture in mathematics teaching and learning. In particular, he claimed that Finland might not be the best role model for improving mathematics teaching in Ireland. Paul Andrews was in Dublin to deliver a keynote address at MEI4, a mathematics education conference organised by St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

News roundup by Barry Hennessy.

On this programme Professor Aostre Johnson from St. Michael's College in Vermont discusses how spirituality can influence education.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

News roundup by Barry Hennessy

On this week's programme Professor Suzanne Wilson from Michigan State University talks about teaching methods for history and geography, about the carnival of professional development opportunities that teachers have to choose from, and about the power of social networks in professional development. She talks about a specific, successful professional development initiative, the Urban Advantage programme, that is organised at the American Museum of Natural History.

Barry discusses the Hyland Report in his coverage of the week's news.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

News interview by Barry Hennessy.

This week we bring you the second part of an interview conducted recently with Dr. Anne Looney of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment. In the programme Anne Looney shares her views on assessment, what education can learn from computer games, Junior Cert reform, the Leaving Certificate, the CAO points system and Transition Year.

In the news interview Barry presents an interview with Lorraine Dempsey about cutbacks to Special Needs Assistants in schools.

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