Medical student Martin O’Donnell examines what drives people’s decisions around the CAO, why high-point achievers are pushed towards Medicine, and why we need to rethink our current paradigms
“Students should be encouraged to think critically about what they want in life”
The Leaving Cert holds a special place in Irish society. The media has a morbid fascination with it, expressed in supplement after supplement in newspapers and with …
Despite the excitement around the introduction of Junior Cert Philosophy, Dearbháil Clarke is skeptical of the level of change it will bring.
It’s common knowledge at this stage that something vague and formless is shifting in the Junior Cycle. The Junior Certificate is rebranding itself as the Junior Cycle Student Award (JCSA). The Department of Education and Skills are throwing out buzzwords …
Europe-wide undertaking aims to transform second level teaching
Earlier this month, Trinity College Dublin’s secondary school education programme, Bridge21, launched a new project in collaboration with Erasmus + that will see the programme expanded into Europe.
Bridge21 currently aims to enhance “21st Century Learning” (21CL) in Irish secondary …