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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

On this week's programme I speak to Professor Mark Morgan from Dublin City University about psychology, education, his career and his thoughts on education. Among the topics we discuss are the following:

  • How he became interested in psychology as a student teacher in St. Patrick’s College
  • Being taught by John McNamara (who was known for his study of bilingualism)
  • Completing postgraduate studies in London
  • Being appointed as lecturer in St. Patrick’s College
  • Having Albert Bandura as a tutor when offered a fellowship at Stanford University
  • The idea of self efficacy
  • His interest in TV and violence, resilience and substance misuse prevention
  • The use of quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods data in psychology
  • His doctoral research on intrinsic and extrinsic motivation
  • His research on adversity and resilience
  • What teachers can do to be more resilient
  • How he planned his classes as a teacher educator
  • How early home and school experiences influenced his subsequent interests and ideas
  • Why psychology is useful for student teachers
  • How the field of educational psychology has evolved over the last 50 years
  • His involvement in the Growing Up in Ireland study
  • Learning in later years
  • He recommended Albert Bandura's book Social foundations of thought and action: A social cognitive theory.

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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 someone who was listed as one of the most eminent psychologists of the twentieth century, Professor Jerome Kagan of Harvard University. In the course of this interview we discuss some of Professor Kagan's recent publications. The topics covered included:

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

On this week I spoke to Paddy Madden about the second annual conference of  School Earth Education. I also spoke to two keynote presenters at the Reading Association of Ireland annual conference, Elizabeth Birr Moje of the University of Michigan and Gene Mehigan of the Marino Institute of Education.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

ELSTA website

Jim Cummins's website

Guest on the programme: Professor Jim Cummins, University of Toronto

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

ELSTA website

Jim Cummins's website

Guest on the programme: Professor Jim Cummins, University of Toronto

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

HEA website

Guest on the programme: Mr. Tom Boland (Chief Executive of the Higher Education Authority)

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

ACELS website

Emerald Cultural Institute website

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