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Sentimental Education

Posted in teaching with tags , , on 10 March 2011 by Steve

“… The other night I was having a drink with some colleagues after work. Various topics came up, but we spent a bit of time talking about teaching. It appears that I’m in a small minority of my physics colleagues in that I actually like teaching. In fact, the older I’ve got the more I enjoy it. There’s always a limit, of course …” (more)

[In the Dark, 10 March]

Hibernia College planning to train 5,000 teachers in Haiti

Posted in teaching with tags , on 10 March 2011 by Steve

“Hibernia College, the online education institute that trains national teachers in Ireland, is chasing new opportunities abroad and is preparing to train up to 5,000 teachers in Haiti over the next two years …” (more)

[Siobhan Creaton, Independent, 10 March]

First of its kind Masters of Teaching under development

Posted in teaching with tags , on 14 February 2011 by Steve

“St Patrick’s College, a constituent college of Dublin City University, is set to launch the first Masters of Teaching for primary and secondary teachers in Ireland in September 2011, if approval is given …” (more)

[Tallyman, 14 February]

Anger Over New Rankings

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 8 February 2011 by Steve

“Education deans from some of the top research universities in the United States have called on US News & World Report to rethink its plans for evaluating teacher education programs. In a joint letter, the deans questioned not only the methodology to be used, but also the magazine’s plan to say that institutions that don’t participate have ‘failed’ to meet certain standards …” (more)

[Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed, 8 February]

Can We Measure the Value of College Teaching?

Posted in teaching with tags , on 8 February 2011 by Steve

“A popular notion within the academy is that teaching quality cannot be measured, but this is an article of faith, not a demonstrated fact. Very few institutions have made a systematic effort to measure teaching quality, largely because the faculty is opposed to it and administrators have little incentive to discover true teaching value added …” (more)

[Robert Martin and Andrew Gillen, Minding Campus, 7 February]

Higher maths proposal for teacher training courses

Posted in teaching with tags , on 20 January 2011 by Steve

“Higher Leaving Certificate maths results could be a prerequisite for embarking on teacher training courses, if proposals from the profession’s regulator body are adopted …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 20 January]

Scientists Fault Universities as Favoring Research Over Teaching

Posted in research, teaching with tags , , on 14 January 2011 by Steve

“The United States’ educational and research pre-eminence is being undermined, and some of the chief underminers are universities themselves, according to articles this week in Science and Nature magazines …” (more)

[Paul Basken, Chronicle of Higher Education, 13 January]