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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

Theme music composed and arranged by David Vesey

On this week's programme I speak to my friend and former colleague, Professor Anne O'Gara. Professor O'Gara was President of Marino Institute of Education from 2006 to 2018. Prior to that she taught in primary schools for several years before becoming Assistant National Coordinator of the Home-School-Community Liaison Scheme, and subsequently an inspector at the Department of Education and Skills. In this first part of our interview we focused on leadership in education. Among the topics discussed were:

  • Entering an institution as a new leader
  • Identifying priorities as a leader
  • Bringing about Change and Resistance to Change
  • Doing courses, lifelong learning and coaching
  • Developing new courses
  • Changing your leadership style
  • 360-degree feedback
  • Preparing for difficult conversations
  • Partnerships with stakeholders
  • What she misses and does not miss about the work
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On this week's programme I speak to Catherine O'Connor about making the transition from post-primary school to college. Catherine is author of the book, Cracking the College Code: Making the Most of the First Year College Experience.

To get your own copy of Catherine O’Connor’s book Cracking the College Code: Making the most of the first year college experience, you can enter the competition on the programme this week. Either send your name and where you’re listening from, by e-mail to insideeducation@dublincityfm.ie. Or else retweet the link to this week’s programme on Twitter and include the hashtag #collegecode. Enter by midnight, Irish time on Monday, 8th October 2018.

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This week I speak to education consultant and Assistant Superintendent of Schools in Massachusetts, Dr. Katie Novak, on the topic of Universal Design for Learning. She was in Ireland to give the keynote presentation at the 2017 Conference of AHEAD, the Association for Higher Education Access and Disability in Dublin. Among the topics we discuss are:

 

What is universal design for learning?

How might universal design for learning be applied in teaching English?

What is the difference between differentiated instruction and universal design for learning?

Why students need to fail in the short-term to find long term success.

What skills taught in school do we need to hold onto and what can be safely let go?

 

Katie refers to the book, The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey.

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On this week's programme I speak to Dr. Eric Clinton from DCU Business School. In the course of the interview we discuss the following topics:

  • Entrepreneurship education
  • Module design
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Lessons learned from earning a black belt in Taekwondo and coaching the art
  • The privilege of education

During our conversation Eric recommended the book Blue Ocean Strategy.

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On this week's programme I bring you the second part of my interview with Dr. Pip Bruce Ferguson. Pip works at the Teaching Enhancement Unit at Dublin City University. This part of our conversation covered the following topics:

  • Changing the research culture of a higher education institution
  • Action research
  • The network of educational action research Ireland.
  • What counts as research?

During our conversation Pip referred to the following websites:

http://tekotahitanga.tki.org.nz/About

http://www.eari.ie/

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On this week's programme I speak with Dr. Pip Bruce Ferguson who works in Dublin City University's Teaching Enhancement Unit. In a wide-ranging discussion we cover the following topics:

  • Why she found primary teaching difficult
  • Self development through her career
  • The influence of Paolo Freire on her thinking
  • Applying Freire to education
  • How she got involved in staff development at university level
  • How the process of staff development works
  • The flipped classroom

I'll bring you the second part of my interview with Pip on next week's programme.

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On this week's programme my guest is Professor Leigh Graves Wolf who is the assistant director of the Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology at Michigan State University. She was in Ireland to deliver a keynote address at the 2016 annual conference of the Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) in February last.

Among the sites mentioned on the programme are
make.msu.edu and edutech.msu.edu.



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On this second part of my interview with Stanford University's Professor Emeritus, Lee Shulman, Professor Shulman reflects on the idea of pedagogical content knowledge which was an idea he introduced to the world of education in 1985. Our discussion took place 30 years later at the 2015 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association.

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On this week's programme Professor Lee Shulman discusses the topic of professional education with particular reference to teacher education and to signature pedagogies. He is professor emeritus at Stanford University Graduate School of Education.

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On this week's programme I am joined by Brian Mooney, who edited the Education Matters Yearbook 2015-2016. He is also a Guidance Counsellor at Oatlands College and a columnist with The Irish Times.

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