Greg Foley

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Opportunities: a  qualification in a Stem subject is a good career launchpad.   Photograph: Jetta Productions/Getty

With more students opting for science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) degrees, what’s the best route? Should you go for a specialised Stem c(...)

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The dominant mode of learning in third-level education is supposed to be “independent learning”, or what some institutions refer to as autonomous stu(...)

UCD campus. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

There is a certain air of plausibility around the idea that school leavers should continue on to third-level education via a broad entry route. It ma(...)

Some academics fret that the digitisation of information means research skills are being lost. Photograph: Thinkstock

Whether in a preschool or in a university computer lab, technology is rapidly transforming the way teaching and learning takes place. A baffling ar(...)

“There is far too much reliance on notes made available to download, which undermines independent research.” Photograph: Getty Images

I am sure my parents did not look forward to parent-teacher meetings when I was at school, as I was far from a model pupil. But whatever about having (...)

UCD is not alone in offering “literacy clinics” for struggling students. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fiona Ó Murchú, a secondary teacher in Co Louth, regularly ploughs through students’ essays. The results are not pretty. There are the forest-style(...)

Greg Foley: “In our desire to improve the education of students, maybe we’ve gone too far and are afraid to demand more of our students.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Teachers have long been used to helicopter parents: those who hover over their offspring to ensure their every whim is catered for. Now there is a new(...)

Attendance rates for lectures at third-level are falling as students increasingly opt to rely on notes posted online by their lecturers, an Oireachtas committee has heard. File photograph: Getty Images/Wavebreak Media

Attendance rates for lectures at third-level are falling as students increasingly opt to rely on notes posted online by their lecturers, an Oireachtas(...)