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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

On this week's programme Dr. Ed Walsh, former president of the University of Limerick discussed his new book, Upstart: Friends, Foes and Founding a University and his Irish Times article on 13 Lessons We Must Learn.

In a week when Senator Eamonn Coghlan called for schools to help tackle the growing problem of youngsters being overweight, obese and unfit, Caitriona Cosgrave, PE lecturer in Marino Institute of Education and Chairperson of the Irish Primary PE Association, discusses the difference between physical education and physical fitness.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

PISA series by Barry Hennessy

Reporter: Sinéad Burke

Barry Hennessy concludes his series about the PISA test by drawing together some of the voices who have been heard during the series.

To mark Science Week 2012 Sinéad Burke spoke about science teaching and learning to Dr. Paul van Kampen who lectures in physics education in DCU.

On this programme you will hear the second part of the interview with Professor Thomas S. Dee from the University of Virginia. In it he discussed the research he conducted with Professor Brian Jacob from the University of Michigan on the topic of student plagiarism at college level. He describes what students and lecturers can do to avoid plagiarism.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

PISA series by Barry Hennessy

Reporter: Sinéad Burke

On this programme, Professor Thomas S. Dee from the University of Virginia, discussed the research he conducted with Professor Brian Jacob from the University of Michigan on the topic of student plagiarism at college level. In this interview he discusses what plagiarism and estimates its prevalence. This interview will continue on next week's programme.

Sinéad Burke spoke to Róisín Ní Niadh about the Irish Studies programme at the Marino Institute of Education.

Barry Hennessy spoke to Emily Richmond from the National Education Writers' Association about how U.S. students performed on the most recent PISA test.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

PISA report by Barry Hennessy

Guests on the programme this week included Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn, and CEO of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, Dr. Anne Looney. They were interviewed at the launch of the plan for reforming the post-primary junior cycle programme. Minister Quinn's address to the NCCA can be read here.

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