Feed on
Posts

Archive for the 'Pre-school' Category

Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

On this week's podcast Education Historian Dr. Thomas Walsh applies a historical perspective to analyse cotemporary policy and practice in curriculum, early childhood education and more. Among the topics we discuss are:

  • The career trajectory that brought him to working in the Education Department of Maynooth University.
  • Working in the Centre for Early Childhood Development and Education
  • Influence of nationalism and Catholicism on the curriculum of the 1920s
  • The Commission on Manual and Practical Instruction and its influence on the 1900 curriculum
  • Removing subjects to focus on the Irish language in the 1920s
  • Becoming interested in the study of curriculum and curriculum change over most of a century
  • Influence of John Coolahan on Tom’s work
  • How a historical perspective on curriculum enriches our understanding of curriculum today
  • The Stanley Letter from 1831.
  • The importance of context in curriculum development
  • Policy as text and policy as discourse (Ball). Curriculum implementation – dance between policy and practice
  • Influences on curriculum change in Ireland – timing and context affect the influences
  • Immigrant, internationally educated teachers and controlling who can become a teacher
  • Migrant Teacher Project and Turn to Teaching Project (Maynooth)
  • Team teaching: when it happens; what needs to happen for it to be successful? Planning for team teaching.
  • Policy and practice in relation to team teaching
  • Resources for team teaching (PDST and Maynooth websites)
  • Early Childhood Education in Ireland today
  • Legacy of Professor John Coolahan. He featured on two episodes of Inside Education, here and here.
  • School placement: from supervisor to placement tutor. What’s in a name change?
  • Gert Biesta article, Resisting the seduction of the global measurement industry: notes on the social psychology of PISA and book, The Beautiful Risk of Education.

Read Full Post »

Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

On this week's programme I speak to Dr. Liz Dunphy, Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education in Dublin City University's Institute of Education about her work. Among the topics we discuss are the following:

 

 

Read Full Post »

Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

On this week's programme I am joined by Brian Mooney, who edited the Education Matters Yearbook 2015-2016. He is also a Guidance Counsellor at Oatlands College and a columnist with The Irish Times.

Read Full Post »

In this podcast, Professor Darcia Narvaez from the University of Notre Dame discusses the topic of moral education. She mentions the following two websites in the course of the programme which contain materials which are useful for teachers who wish to work on this topic with their students: https://cee.nd.edu/curriculum/curriculum1.shtml and http://www.devstu.org/research-child-development-project.

Read Full Post »

Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

On this podcast we hear why many young children don't understand the meaning of the equals sign and what can be done about it. We also hear why manipulatives are not good for teaching the cardinality of numbers (i.e. that when you count objects, the final number relates to the whole set and not just to the final object that was counted). My guest is Professor Nicole McNeil who directs the Cognition Learning and Development Lab at the University of Notre Dame. She is also ACE Associate Professor of Psychology and a fellow of the Institute for Educational Initiatives at the university.

Read Full Post »

Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

On this week's programme Professor Margaret M. Clark, who was in Ireland as a guest of the Reading Association of Ireland, discusses topics including literacy, research and early years education.

Read Full Post »

Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

News roundup by Barry Hennessy.

This was the first programme in the 2011-2012 school year. The guest on this programme was Dr. Anne Looney who is Chief Executive Officer of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). In this part of the interview she discusses the role of the NCCA, the breadth of the Primary School Curriculum and how some teachers are teaching without textbooks.

Read Full Post »

Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

News roundup by Barry Hennessy

In this first of two interviews with Professor Constance Kamii from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, we hear about learning mathematics in the early years.

Read Full Post »

Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

Sound supervision and production assistance by Barry Hennessy

On this programme Aodán Mac Suibhne from Coláiste Mhuire, Marino Institute of Education and Muireann Ní Mhóráin from An Chomhairle Um Oideachas Gaeltachta agus Gaelscolaíochta discuss the educational implications of the 20-Year Strategy for the Irish Language. Tá leagan Ghaeilge den stráitéis ar fáil anseo.

Read Full Post »

Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

News roundup by Barry Hennessy

The special guest on this programme was Professor Timothy Shanahan from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He was in Ireland as a guest of Young Ballymun and he presented a keynote address at the Reading Association of Ireland's Annual Conference.

Read Full Post »

Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App