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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

This week I speak to my colleague in Marino Institute of Education, Dr. Denis Robinson, about leadership in education and specifically leadership in Christian Education. Denis Robinson is the Coordinator of the Masters in Education Studies course, Leadership in Christian Education, a degree accredited by Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin. Among the topics we discuss in the interview are:

  • His conception of leadership
  • What leader inspires him
  • The value of daily reflection for leaders
  • The course he offers on Leadership in Christian Education at the Marino Institute of Education
  • How he has learned about educational leadership from Parker Palmer
  • What is distinctive about leadership in Christian Education
  • What school is for

This is the final Inside Education in the current series. A new series will begin in October 2018.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

This week I am joined by University College Dublin School of Education Professor, Ciaran Sugrue, to discuss child-centred education, school leadership and educational research in Ireland. Among the topics we discuss are:

  • Children-centred education
  • Lack of mobility for teachers
  • Privileging good relations in school
  • Unmasking school leadership
  • Continuous professional development – changes over the last two decades
  • Despite Ireland's size, how schools vary a lot
  • The value of teachers collaborating on projects
  • His tenure as editor of Irish Educational Studies
  • His thoughts about educational research in Ireland
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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

On this week's programme I am joined again by Dr. Karen Hammerness who is the Director of Edcuational research and Evaluation at the American Museum of Natural History. This week we talk about the Museum as a site for education, including teacher education and we hear about the innovative programmes the museum has in place for educating people in and about science. Among the topics discussed this week are:

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

On this week's programme I speak to one of the most prominent scholars of teacher education in the United States, Dr. Karen Hammerness. Dr. Hammerness is the Director of Educational Research and Evaluation at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, where I met up with her recently. She has conducted research into teachers' visions and into teacher education and these were the topics we discussed in this part of our interview. The specific points covered include:

  • What teacher education programmes can learn from each other
  • How clinical work is becoming part of teacher education
  • How to evaluate or “get to know” a teacher education programme
  • Preparing teachers for specific kinds of school settings
  • How she would design a brand new teacher education programme
  • How would you design a school that mentored novice teachers
  • How do you decide if a teacher is ready for independent practice in a classroom?
  • The importance of a teacher having a vision for their work
  • What constitutes a teacher’s vision?
  • What is the source of a teacher’s vision for teaching?
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