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 Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

Theme tune by David Vesey

On this week's programme I bring you the second part of my interview with Professor Barbara Schneider from Michigan State University. Among the topics discussed this week are the following:

  • The need to review the Irish science curriculum in line with other countries
  • How can a curriculum value both knowing and doing, especially doing
  • Her upcoming book titled, Learning Science (2020)
  • The role of family and school in aligning one’s education with one’s career choice (“aligned ambitions”) and how this led to the “College Ambition Program.”
  • Enhancing one’s career prospects with a “dual degree”
  • Educational outcomes v occupational outcomes
  • Fluidity of careers and implications for developing curriculum materials
  • How media influence career choices
  • Career paths of females
  • A typical working day for her
  • What schools are for
  • Two books she regularly returns to are Foundations of Social Theory and Flow

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

On this week's programme I speak to Catherine O'Connor about making the transition from post-primary school to college. Catherine is author of the book, Cracking the College Code: Making the Most of the First Year College Experience.

To get your own copy of Catherine O’Connor’s book Cracking the College Code: Making the most of the first year college experience, you can enter the competition on the programme this week. Either send your name and where you’re listening from, by e-mail to insideeducation@dublincityfm.ie. Or else retweet the link to this week’s programme on Twitter and include the hashtag #collegecode. Enter by midnight, Irish time on Monday, 8th October 2018.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

This week I am joined by Brian Mooney to discuss how school leavers can plan their career and the kind of steps in that direction that can be taken during their final year in school. Brian is a guidance counsellor in Oatlands College, the editor of the Education Matters Yearbook 2015-2016 and a columnist with the Irish Times. He is also the author of Start Your Career Journey Here, a Revise Wise publication.

Some of the websites mentioned on the programme are:
www.qualifax.ie
www.careersportal.ie http://www.cao.ie/
www.ucas.com
http://www.eunicas.ie/
http://www.coa.co.uk/
https://www.edco.ie/



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Presented and produced by Sean Delaney

This programme featured an interview with Muiris O'Connor from the Higher Education Authority about the Authority's Study of Progression in Irish Higher Education.  Muiris explained why, on average, 15% of students who begin college will not be there a year later.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney. News interview by Barry Hennessy.

Irish National Teachers' Organisation website

HPAT-Ireland website

ACER website

Guests on the programme: Marita McMahon Ball (General Manager A.C.E.R. - Higher Education) and Máire Ní Chuinneagáin (President, INTO)

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