End of Year – A Time for Reflection

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending a lunch time Visiting Scholars seminar in the National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL) in DCU. The NIDL consists of three units– the Open Education Unit, the Teaching Enhancement Unit and the National Digital Research Network. Their website is a very interesting place and you can sign up to follow what is going on and to participate in some of their forthcoming events.…

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Online Survey on Teachers’ Attitudes to Gifted Education

This year we celebrated five years of the voluntary support and advocacy website Giftedkids.ie. When we began there was little discussion, understanding or crucially teacher training around the issues confronting these students with a high potential for learning. Despite this cohort being identified as having special educational needs in the 1998 Education Act, little had been done at school level to help teachers identify and support their high ability students. This…

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