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Presented and Produced by Seán Delaney.

On this week's programme I bring you interview sections from previous guests which did not fit into the space available in the original programmes. First we hear Stanford University Professor of Education, Hilda Borko who talks about how she does her research. Then Dr. Katie Novak discusses the challenges and opportunities involved in applying Universal Design for Learning principles. Finally, Professor Akihiko Takahashi from De Paul University presents a Japanese perspective on mathematics teaching and on education more generally.

The programmes they orginally featured on are here:

Hilda Borko

Katie Novak

Akihiko Takahashi

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

This week I speak to education consultant and Assistant Superintendent of Schools in Massachusetts, Dr. Katie Novak, on the topic of Universal Design for Learning. She was in Ireland to give the keynote presentation at the 2017 Conference of AHEAD, the Association for Higher Education Access and Disability in Dublin. Among the topics we discuss are:

 

What is universal design for learning?

How might universal design for learning be applied in teaching English?

What is the difference between differentiated instruction and universal design for learning?

Why students need to fail in the short-term to find long term success.

What skills taught in school do we need to hold onto and what can be safely let go?

 

Katie refers to the book, The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

On this week's programme to mark Dyspraxia/DCD Awareness Week 2016, I speak to the mother of a boy who was diagnosed with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) or Dyspraxia. She talks about the effects the condition has on the boy himself, on his family and on his education. I also speak briefly to Harry Conway who is the Chief Executive Officer of Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland.

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On this week's programme I bring you the second part of my interview with Dr. David Rose of CAST where he talks about Universal Design for Learning and schools having a "print disability."

Dr. Barbara O'Toole, who is coordinator of the Masters in Education Studies (Intercultural Education) programme at the Marino Institute of Education discusses some of the challenges faced by children of linguistic minorities in schools.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

On this week's programme my guest was the co-founder of CAST, and the developer of Universal Design for Learning, Dr. David Rose. He lectures at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

For this programme I spoke to Michelle Shiels, a graduate of Stranmillis University College, who gave a workshop input on autism at the annual SCoTENS conference. I spoke to Neil Hallinan, a retired teacher and current member of the Irish Mathematics Teachers Association (IMTA) on the fiftieth anniversary of the organisation's founding and about the 2014 Maths Fest. Finally, I spoke to  Dr Deborah Tannehill, emeritus faculty UL on the topic of fundamental movement in physical education, a topic she is presenting a workshop on in St. Patrick's College on 12 November.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

In the second of a two-part interview, retired principal of Scoil Chiaráin, and teacher educator, Éamon Ó Murchu reflects on his career as a school leader at a pioneering time for special education provision in Ireland.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

On this week's programme I bring you the first part of a two-part interview with retired Principal of Scoil Chiaráin Special School, Glasnevin, Éamonn Ó Murchu. On this week's programme Éamonn discusses his own primary schooling, the influence his teacher and mentor, Bryan MacMahon, had on him and on time he spent teaching in Zimbabwe.

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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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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

Budget analysis by Barry Hennessy

The guest on this programme was Dr. Elizabeth Mathews, the coordinator of the newly established Deaf Education Centre on the Marian campus in Cabra. Here is a transcript of the programme that was provided so that anyone who is deaf or hard of hearing can have access to the programme.

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