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What is the point of initial teacher education? Based on my experience as a teacher and teacher educator, I pose the question in light of the recen(...)

Smashing Times Theatre Company, which has been working in process-led educational theatre for almost 20 years

Drama in education – the use of embodied make-believe – has proved to be a highly effective teaching and learning tool, from ancient Greek times to(...)

ASTI general secretary Pat King is to retire at the end of this year.

The Association of Secondary Teachers, Ireland (ASTI) has announced the appointment of Kieran Christie, a long-time union activist from Co Sligo, as i(...)

Philosophers and entrepreneurs are both neglected, it appears. Now both are demanding due recognition in our education system as pivotal elements of t(...)

Sinéad O’Sullivan tutors second-year students in digital media literacy in Mercy Secondary School in Inchicore, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It is Wednesday afternoon in Mercy Secondary School, Inchicore. There is a man in reception talking about robots. He has one in his bag to show som(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan said last week she hoped teachers “will come in numbers” to attend CPD

The first of a series of pickets of teacher training centres took place on Monday to obstruct the roll-out of the new junior cycle programme.Members o(...)

Members of the TUI remain opposed to many aspects of the reform proposals advnaced by Dr Padraic Travers, particularly an oral communication project for second year students. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Secondary school teachers will undertake a national lunchtime protest over Junior Cycle concerns later this month and unions will picket centres where(...)

Aivis Kerans of Larkin Community College rehearsing for the students’ play, The Girl With No Name. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The corridors of Larkin Community College are emptying out for the day, but in one classroom a dozen students remain, standing in a circle, avoidin(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan said she did not think “it is fair on the students if we continue to prevaricate” on the issue of Junior Cert reform. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Teachers’ unions and Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan remain deadlocked on the question of implementing junior cycle reform. While the possibili(...)

The European Commission has warned that Ireland must take “decisive policy action” to address macroeconomic imbalances in the economy. File photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

The European Commission has warned that Ireland must take “decisive policy action” to address macroeconomic imbalances in the economy.The in-depth rev(...)