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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

 

On this week's programme my guest is Professor Pam Grossman who is Dean of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. The opportunity came about to interview Professor Grossman when she gave a keynote address to the annual conference of the Association for Teacher Education of Europe.

Professor Grossman was previously a guest on the programme in May 2011. You can listen back to that programme here.

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On this week's programme I speak to Annette Honan from the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment about the new Leaving Certificate subject, Politcs and Society.

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On this week's programme I bring you the second part of my interview with SIobhán Keenan Fitzgerald, the principal of Eglish National School in Galway. In this part of the interview Siobhán talks about how as principal she introduced the public speaking programme she developed, LET'S STAND, in the school, how she uses video examples of public speaking in her teaching and how her school was selected as a Changemaker school.

In November 2016 Siobhán won the over 19s category of the National Final of the Europe Direct Soapbox Competition. You can watch her winning poetic speech Siobhán Keenan Fitzgerald.

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My guest on this week's programme is Siobhán Keenan Fitzgerald who developed the Let's Stand programme to teach public speaking to children. In the programme Siobhán outlines the difference between public speaking and debating, she tells the story of how a presentation she gave in Japanese to a group of Japanese tea-ladies reinforced for her the power of public speaking and she explains how she began to apply principles of Toastmasters in her teaching. Siobhán is principal of Eglish National School in Galway, which is recognised as a changemaker school.

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My guest on the programme this week is Georgeta Ion. Originally from Romania, Georgeta is a lecturer in the Department of Applied Pedagogy at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

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