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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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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

On this week's programme my guest is Dr. Rob Evans who was a keynote speaker at the 2015 annual conference of the Irish Primary Principals' Network.

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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. Kevin Williams who recently retired as Senior Lecturer from Mater Dei Institute of Education.

He is also a former president of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland and a research fellow at the Irish Centre for Poetry Studies.

On this week's programme he discusses matters related to the topic of school ethos.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

On this week's programme I spoke to Dr. Kevin Williams who recently retired as Senior Lecturer from Mater Dei Institute of Education.

He is also a former president of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland and a research fellow at the Irish Centre for Poetry Studies.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

On this week's programme I am joined by Dr. Mary Fleming, Head of the School of Education at NUI Galway, to review 2014 and to look ahead to 2015 from an education perspective. NUI Galway was involved in the production of the eighth Education Matters Yearbook, which was launched by the Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O'Sullivan, earlier this month.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

This week's programme featured interviews from the National Finals of Scifest, with its founder, Sheila Porter; a director, Peter Brabazon; and some of the prize winners.

It also featured Dr. Marie Whelton, from the Marino Institute of Education, reading her prize winning poem from the Irish National Teachers' Organisation Séamus Heaney Poetry Competition. You can read the text of the poem here by going to page 13.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

On this week my guest was Professor Doug Clements from the University of Denver. He had previously been a keynote speaker at the NCCA conference titled "Early Mathematics is surprisingly important and cognitively fundamental." He spoke about the importance and the surprises of early mathematical awareness and learning.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

On this week's programme my guest was Professor Elizabeth Wood, from the University of Sheffield. She was in Ireland as a guest of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment. She presented a keynote address at their conference on 24 November titled Early Mathematics is Surprisingly and Cognitively Fundamental.

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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, you can hear the second part of my interview with Tomás Ó Ruairc, the Director of the Teaching Council. On this week's programme he spoke about Droichead, registration with the Teaching Council, fitness to teach, teacher supply, and more.

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