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Translating knowledge

How Messiness, Imagination and Group Work Can Help Young Students Have More Positive Experiences of STEM Subjects

Giving children a sense of the messiness of the world, and showing them how to solve problems with STEM-related reasoning is key to giving young students the best early start with STEM, according to Professor Hamsa Venkat, an expert in mathematics education who this year has taken up the newly created Naughton Family Chair in...
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President Higgins Addresses Ireland’s Response to Climate Change at DCU’s Centre for Climate & Society Inaugural Conference

Dublin City University welcomed President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, to the DCU St. Patrick’s campus today (Thursday 5 May) for a keynote address on climate change, marking the DCU Centre for Climate and Society inaugural conference. President Higgins’s speech focused on the role of education, finance, and other sectors in Irish society in our transition to...
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Deloitte becomes founding partner to DCU Centre for Climate and Society

Dublin City University’s Centre for Climate and Society has announced Deloitte as a founding partner. The Centre is Ireland’s first academic research centre devoted to leading societal responses to the climate crisis and has been established with the support of Deloitte. As part of a three-year commitment, the leading professional services firm will commit €176,000 annually to enable the...
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Getting STEM Education off to a Great Start

Tús maith, leath na hoibre. The Irish saying that ‘a good start is half the work’ is an apt motto for building students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and maths. That’s because what and how children learn about maths and science in primary school shapes not only their competence but also their interest (or lack...
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Teachers Inspire Desmond Award Recipients Announced

Teachers from Skerries, Co. Dublin, Virginia, Co. Cavan, Tulla, Co. Clare and Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny were today announced as recipients of the Teachers Inspire Desmond Award. Claire Duffy, Una Smith, Donna Fitzgerald and Liz Kett received the award, designed by contemporary sculptor Sandra Bell, in recognition of their contribution to learning and Irish society. Organised...
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Prometric – Backing High Quality Research

Garrett Sherry is Vice President of Account Management for EMEA at Prometric, a leading global provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment solutions. Prometric have been supporting DCU since 2015. In this piece, Garrett explains why Prometric are proud to support DCU and how the company’s values align with the ethos of the university. Could you...
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DCU’s CARPE Centre Extends Research Partnership with Prometric

Dublin City University’s Centre for Assessment Research, Policy and Professional Practice in Education (CARPE) and Prometric LLC (Prometric), a global leader providing end-to-end assessment services and solutions to certification and licensure bodies and educational institutions worldwide, have announced that they are extending their research partnership through December 2023. CARPE was established in 2015, with support from...
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Re-imagining Education and Philanthropy in the New Normal – Professor Daire Keogh 

Following almost two years of disruption to education and society more generally due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students are finally returning to university campuses across Ireland for in-person teaching and learning activities this September. Amidst a palpable sense of hope and excitement on DCU campuses, Professor Daire Keogh, President of DCU reflects on what this...
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Prometric Extends Research Partnership with DCU’s CARPE Centre

Dublin City University’s Centre for Assessment Research, Policy and Professional Practice in Education (CARPE) and Prometric LLC (Prometric), a global leader providing end-to-end assessment services and solutions to certification and licensure bodies and educational institutions worldwide, have announced that they are extending their research partnership through December 2023. CARPE was established in 2015, with support...
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Write to Read – Improving Literacy Outcomes for Children Across Ireland

Francis Street CBS first got involved with the Write to Read Programme in 2019 to improve student’s writing and reading abilities. In this piece, sixth class teacher David Tonge describes the impact the programme has had on both students and teachers at Francis Street CBS. Why did your school first get involved in the Write...
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