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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

PISA Investigation by Barry Hennessy

Interactive Whiteboard report by Sinéad Burke

On this week's programme my special guest was poet and retired teacher Gabriel Fitzmaurice from Moyvane in Co. Kerry. He spoke about teaching writing and teaching Irish, and read his poem Proud to Be Me from his collection of the same name, published by Mercier Press.

One of the websites referred to by Sinéad in her report is www.anseo.net.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

News Roundup by Barry Hennessy

Book Review by Sinéad Burke

On this week's programme, Dr. Thérese Dooley, from St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra, explained how and why children can learn more mathematics when the teacher doesn't tell. Thérese Dooley was a keynote speaker at the MEI conference in September and the piece was broadcast this week to coincide with the end of Maths Week.

Sinéad Burke reviewed a book written by DES inspector Dr. John White and Queen's University Professor John Gardner, titled The Classroom X-Factor: The Role of Body Language and Non-verbal Communication in Teaching.

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PISA report series by Barry Hennessy

On this programme Barry begins a new series where he investigates the international PISA test of literacy and numeracy. On this week's programme he speaks to Jude Cosgrove of the Educational Research Centre and to Professor Svein Sjoberg of the University of Oslo.

I speak to Annie Murphy of the Marino Institute of Education who remembers Dorothy Heathcote, a major figure in drama education who passed away recently. Dr. Erika Doyle of Trinity College Dublin provides an introductory guide to how standardised tests are devised.

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The featured guest on this week's programme is Professor P. David Pearson from the Graduate School of Education of UC Berkeley, who delivered the keynote address at the 35th Annual Conference of the Reading Association of Ireland. This is the second of a two-part interview with Professor Pearson.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

News roundup by Barry Hennessy.

The featured guest on this week's programme is Professor P. David Pearson from the Graduate School of Education of UC Berkeley, who delivered the keynote address at the 35th Annual Conference of the Reading Association of Ireland. This is the first of a two-part interview with Professor Pearson. The second part of the interview will be broadcast on next week's programme.

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