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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

On this week's episode I speak to Professor Yong Zhao from the School of Education at the University of Kansas. Among the topics we discuss on the episode are the following:

  • We currently have the opportunity to reimagine education without schools: Do we have to do these subjects? Do we have to teach this much?
  • A good time to teach global understanding, empathy and competency
  • Innovation in education
  • The importance of having an entrepreneurial mindset
  • The Digital Pencil
  • Alternative ways of organising the education of young people
  • Difficulty of finding like-minded people in a small school
  • Globalisation as the “death of physical distance”
  • Globalisation is localisation of global forces
  • Implications of globalisation for teachers
  • Why everyone should have a local identity and affirm the identities of others
  • Your uniqueness can only become valuable when it’s valuable to others
  • Why schools encourage people to be independent and selfish rather than interdependent
  • Schools as a place to bring about a better society
  • Students as job creators versus job hunters
  • Enhancing entrepreneurship in students
  • Unintended consequences of education policies
  • PISA test scores and the illusions of excellence, science, progress.
  • His experience of being educated in China
  • The impact of technology on education
  • To compete with a machine, a person must avoid becoming one!
  • Be unique and great in your own way; understand yourself, your talents and virtues.
  • "Creative" means identifying problems worth solving
  • Empty creativity versus good creativity – the need to have a domain to excel in
  • What schools should be for: a place to equalise community resources
  • David Berliner and Bruce J. Biddle The Manufactured Crisis.
  • David Berliner as a former guest on the podcast
  • Diane Ravitch’s blog: https://dianeravitch.net/
  • If we want a better life in the future, we need to help our children create a better life for us

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

This week I bring you an interview with the new Chief Executive Officer of Educate Together, Dr. Emer Nowlan in the week she takes up her new appointment. Among the topics we discuss are:

  • Her career in education to date: becoming a PE teacher, running a language school in Portugal
  • Doing a masters and doctorate in UCD
  • Being project manager for setting up second level Educate Together schools
  • Working on the Migrant Teacher Project
  • Challenges faced by migrant teachers who wish to teach in Ireland
  • Lessons learned from the Migrant Teacher Project to date
  • Anticipating her new role as CEO of Educate Together
  • Plans for establishing new Educate Together schools
  • How Educate Together has evolved over the last 40 years
  • What equality-based education looks like
  • How to promote equality-based education without stereotyping
  • Educate Together’s role as school patron
  • Enrolment policies for schools
  • The work of CEO in Educate Together
  • Her priorities for her term as CEO
  • Challenges facing the Educate Together sector
  • Characteristics of a principal in an Educate Together school
  • Facilitating denominational religious instruction in Educate Together Schools

She names some people whose work she admires.

 

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

On this week's programme I spoke to three people who presented workshops at the 2017 Annual Conference of the Literacy Association of Ireland. They were Claire Dunne from the Marino Institute of Education, Damien Quinn from seomraranga.com and Anne Burke from Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. Among the websites mentioned on the programme were:

Children's Literature Association of Ireland

http://bookcentre.ca/

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13586750-bully

Kidblog software

Animoto

 

 

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

This week I hear about a new book by an Irish author which aimes to promote awareness of multicultural matters through picture books. The book is written by  Dr. Anne Dolan of Mary Immaculate College and the title is You, Me and Diversity: Picture books for teaching development and intercultural education.

I also spoke to Dr. Clea Schmidt from the University of Manitoba and Dr. Antoinette Gagné of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

Sorry about the sound quality in some parts of this programme. I am using some new recording equipment and it's taking me a while to come to terms with it. Hopefully things will improve soon! Seán

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

On this week's programme I spoke to Sheila Donegan about Maths Week, I spoke to Elaine Mahon about the National Religious Education Congress and I spoke to Elaine Keane and Manuela Heinz about Diversity in Initial Teacher Education.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

On this week's programme Dr. Kevin Graziano of Nevada State College discusses how the research method photovoice can be used in education, especially with those whose voices are not always heard. He was in Ireland as a guest of DICE - Development and Intercultural Education within Initial Teacher Education for whom he gave a workshop on the use of documentary photography and storytelling in the classroom.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

News roundup by Barry Hennessy.

On this programme Professor Aostre Johnson from St. Michael's College in Vermont discusses how spirituality can influence education.

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Presented by Barry Hennessy

Produced by Barry Hennessy and Seán Delaney

The featured guest on the programme this week was Terry McParland from Enterprise Ireland who has specific responsibility for promoting Ireland as a destination for students from abroad. You can read more about this work at the Education Ireland website.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

This programme features the address given by Professor Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh from NUI Galway at the 2010 annual convention of the ASTI. In it he talks about how the language of business does not work well for education and about the role teachers can play in rebuilding trust in our society.

Ruairí Quinn, Labour Party Spokesperson on education speaks about some of the educational priorities from their annual conference.

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