Feed on
Posts
Comments

Archive for April 30th 2012

Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

On this week's programme Professor Jim Spillane, from Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy in the United States, who is a graduate of St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra talks to me about organisational routines, Literacy and Numeracy for Learning and Life, and about how educational research could be improved in Ireland to have a greater influence on policy. Jim is the principal investigator on the Distributed Leadership research project.

00:0000:00

Read Full Post »

Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

On this programme Dr Matthew Grenby from Newcastle University told me about the origins of childhood and children's literature in the eighteenth century. He was the keynote speaker at the ninth annual conference of the Irish Society for the Study of Children's Literature which was held on 25 and 26 February 2012. In the course of the interview Dr. Grenby referred to the Hockliffe Project website.

00:0000:00

Read Full Post »

Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

Research Centre report by Barry Hennessy

On this programme Professor Ron Tzur from the University of Colorado Denver talks about teaching and learning maths, and discusses the importance and difficulty of counting on and multiplicative reasoning.

00:0000:00

Read Full Post »

Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

ASTI interview by Barry Hennessy

On this programme Barry and I ask the three general secretaries of the teaching unions to preview their 2012 conferences. We spoke to Sheila Nunan of the Irish National Teachers' Organisation, Pat King of the Association of Secondary Teachers, Ireland, and John MacGabhann of the Teachers Union of Ireland.

00:0000:00

Read Full Post »

Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

Homework report by Barry Hennessy

Barry spoke to Professor Pam Sammons from Jesus College Oxford on the subject of the latest findings of the Effective Pre-School, Primary and Secondary Education project, particularly with regard to homework. Professor Sammons referred to research reports and you can read them here, here and here.

Seán spoke to Dr. Séamus Cannon, recently retired director of Blackrock Education Centre about how the work of the centre evolved during his time at the helm and he shares his thoughts on how teachers learn.

00:0000:00

Read Full Post »