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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

On this week's programme the distinguished Educational Psychologist, Professor David C Berliner, who is Regents Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University, shares more of his ideas and reflections about education. Among the topics he discusses this week are assessment literacy, the instructional sensitivity of tests, why he would hesitate in using international comparative tests to shape education policy, and the attractiveness of teaching as a career.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

On this week's programme Ciara Brennan, a teacher in St. Peter's Primary School in Bray and a part-time lecturer in Marino Institute of Education, talks about her use of technology for assessment in her class and to motivate her pupils. She presented a workshop with Mary Jo Bell at the 2016 annual conference of the Computers in Education Society of Ireland.

Among the websites mentioned by Ciara were the following:
Kahoot (for students)
Kahoot (for teachers)
Socrative
Padlet
Animoto
Bett

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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. Michael O'Leary from St. Patrick's College on the topic of assessment. I also speak to Susan Marron from St. Patrick's College about the topic of fitness testing of children. Susan Marron is Chairperson of the Irish Primary PE Association.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

On this week's programme I spoke to Dr. Michael O'Leary, from St. Patrick's College, about assessment. Our conversation lasted longer than the programme so I'll bring you the remainder of the interview on next week's programme.

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On this week's programme I spoke to Dr. Eemer Eivers, research fellow, and Aidan Clerkin, research associate, at the Educational Research Centre at St. Patrick's College about the performance of Irish fourth class children on the PIRLS and TIMSS tests. In the tests Irish children's performance on reading, maths and science was compared with the performance of children in up to 50 other countries. The guests authored the Irish report, which can be viewed here.

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On this week's programme Professor Deborah Loewenberg Ball, who is Dean of the School of Education at the University of Michigan and Director of Teaching Works talks about her research on teacher education. She also shares her impression of Irish education and tells us what the current hot topics are in U.S. education. She was in Ireland as a guest of the Marino Institute of Education and the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment. You can watch a podcast of her talks to Irish educators here.

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Presented and produced by Barry Hennessy

On this week's programme Barry spoke to Sally Maguire, resource teacher in St. Raphaela's School in Stillorgan and Vice President of the ASTI about the reasonable accommodations available to support students with disabilities taking the Leaving Certificate Examination.

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Mock Exam Feature by Barry Hennessy

On this week's programme Gene Mehigan, Principal Lecturer at the Marino Institute of Education explains why vocabulary development might be the missing link in the chain of developing literacy. The interview was based on Gene's presentation to primary principals at the annual conference of the Irish Primary Principals' Network.

Barry examines the area of mock exams for Junior Cert and Leaving Cert students.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

In this programme, I spoke to the man who was the voice of educational broadcasting in Ireland from 1975 to 2002. In that time he elicited insights into education from some of the greatest living thinkers in the area. On this first of a two-part interview, he shares his own insights into education gained from his time as a teacher and from his time as anchor of The Open Mind and Education Forum. Some of what he learned on those programmes has been compiled in his book, The Curious Mind, published by Veritas.

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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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