What vision do the main political parties have for learners in the 21st Century?

In the coming weeks many politicians will call to your home or school seeking your vote and promising to bring about “change”. But how many of them have considered what impact digital media should have on learning in the 21st century. Interestingly the most recent edition of Silicon Republic published a story entitled, Today’s Digital Classroom, which provides a glimpse of what is possible. But we need to even go…

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Assembly-line model of education must change

Students sitting state exams (Courtesy of Bryan O’Brien, Irish Times) On Wednesday October 7th 2009, the Irish Times Opinion piece carried the headline, “Assembly-line model of education must change”. The article was written by Michael John Gorman who is director of the Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin and raises serious issues around our current model of education, particularly at second-level. For those of you who read the TeachNet Blog…

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