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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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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

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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