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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

On this week's programme I speak to Dr. Marco Snoek from Hogeschool van Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Dr. Snoek is an expert on Teacher Education and in the course of our interview the following matters are discussed:

 

  • His studies in physics and how they influence his work as a teacher educator
  • The association of Dutch Teacher Educators. http://www.lerarenopleider.nl/velon/
  • The abrupt change from being a student teacher to being a teacher with full responsibilities
  • The isolation of teachers
  • Problems with the structure of teaching as a career and the place of professional development.
  • School culture and the role of leadership (not just the principal) within the school
  • How research and practice can interact in the teaching profession.
  • What he would change in his current institution.
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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

On this week's programme I speak to Dr. Eric Clinton from DCU Business School. In the course of the interview we discuss the following topics:

  • Entrepreneurship education
  • Module design
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Lessons learned from earning a black belt in Taekwondo and coaching the art
  • The privilege of education

During our conversation Eric recommended the book Blue Ocean Strategy.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

On this week's programme I bring you the second part of my interview with Dr. Pip Bruce Ferguson. Pip works at the Teaching Enhancement Unit at Dublin City University. This part of our conversation covered the following topics:

  • Changing the research culture of a higher education institution
  • Action research
  • The network of educational action research Ireland.
  • What counts as research?

During our conversation Pip referred to the following websites:

http://tekotahitanga.tki.org.nz/About

http://www.eari.ie/

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

On this week's programme I speak with Dr. Pip Bruce Ferguson who works in Dublin City University's Teaching Enhancement Unit. In a wide-ranging discussion we cover the following topics:

  • Why she found primary teaching difficult
  • Self development through her career
  • The influence of Paolo Freire on her thinking
  • Applying Freire to education
  • How she got involved in staff development at university level
  • How the process of staff development works
  • The flipped classroom

I'll bring you the second part of my interview with Pip on next week's programme.

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