How to Stay Motivated in College During Lockdown

How to Stay Motivated in College During Lockdown

How to Stay Motivated in College During Lockdown: With the reality of colleges moving their classes online, it is imperative that now, more than ever, we make sure that students don’t become disorientated with their studies, lack motivation, get left behind and slip through the cracks. Little research has come out so far of students’ […]

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Study Science at College

Study Science at College

Study Science at College: Thinking about studying science at college? Interested in pursuing a career in science? Now in its 25th year, Science Week 2020 will take place from November 8th to 15th and to mark the event we thought we’d take a look at some of the options that are open to you if […]

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Effective Learning: The Feynman Technique

Effective Learning: The Feynman Technique

Effective Learning: The Feynman Technique: Effective learning is something all students should strive toward. It’s all well and good taking page after page of lecture notes, highlighting the main points, spending hours reading and re-reading. But are you learning effectively?  Passive learning is a method of learning or instruction where students receive information and internalize […]

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Mathematics: Career Options

Mathematics: Career Options

“Without mathematics, there’s nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers.” -Shakuntala Devi   Maths Week is currently taking place this week from 10th – 18th October and is always a great time to encourage young people to form a positive attitude towards maths and features a variety of […]

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Why Do the Numbers of Girls Studying Physics at Leaving Cert Level Remain so Low?

Why Do the Numbers of Girls Studying Physics at Leaving Cert Level Remain so Low?

AIP Conference Proceedings is a serial published by the American Institute of Physics since 1970. It publishes the proceedings from various conferences of physics societies. In 2019, an article posed the question “How successful are women in physics in Ireland?”. It concluded that women in Ireland are very successful when they study physics. Yet it […]

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World Teachers’ Day – Becoming a Primary School Teacher

World Teachers’ Day – Becoming a Primary School Teacher

Today is World Teachers’ Day, an annual celebration of those who dedicate their lives to the education of our children. Teachers’ Day exists to “acknowledge, evaluate and enhance the instructors of the world” and to give a chance to consider the issues identified with educators and the teaching process in general. In the current climate […]

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Reports Highlight Need for Investment in Education

Reports Highlight Need for Investment in Education

While the education sector struggles with the start of the 2020/2021 academic year under the weight of COVID-19 and the latest restrictions that are affecting thousands of students who have been forced to start college life online, two recent reports have highlighted Ireland’s poor track record for investment in education.  The Organisation for Economic Co-operation […]

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Blended Learning – Challenges Ahead: Educational Institutions

Blended Learning – Challenges Ahead: Educational Institutions

  Last week, we took a look at the challenges facing teachers dealing with the online element of blended learning, in particular those challenges that involve self-regulation and the use of technology for studying. Before that in part one, we looked at the challenges facing students. In this third and final part, we focus on […]

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Blended Learning – Challenges Ahead: Teachers

Blended Learning – Challenges Ahead: Teachers

Last week, we took a look at the challenges facing students dealing with the online element of blended learning, in particular those challenges that involve self-regulation and the use of technology for studying.  In this second part, we focus on the challenges facing teachers experiencing the particular online element of blended learning. Blended learning is […]

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Blended Learning – Challenges Ahead: Students

Blended Learning – Challenges Ahead: Students

Blended learning is widely regarded as a method of education in which students learn via a combination of electronic and online media as well as traditional face-to-face teaching. While it has been around as a concept and an educational method  for some time, it is only really now in light of Covid-19 that blended learning […]

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The Benefits of a Second Language

The Benefits of a Second Language

Do you want to improve your career prospects? Enhance your chances of being either promoted or headhunted? In this Courses.ie article, Claire McGovern speaks the lingo of learning a second language. Learning a Second Language One of the most effective way of moving rapidly up the career ladder in our global economy is to acquire […]

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Making the Grade – The Habits of Successful Students

Making the Grade – The Habits of Successful Students

Are you worried about going back to college? Keeping a positive mental attitude can be so important and can be what separates the failing from the successful students. To help you on your studies, we’ve compiled our top tips when it comes to achieving academically. The Habits of Successful Students When you arrive at college, […]

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Cultural Studies Course

Cultural Studies Course

Cultural Studies Course Cultural studies course looks at human society and the different variations of it that have sprung up across the world. It is closely related to anthropology. What are cultural studies? Cultural studies look at the history and society of people across the world. It can focus on history, gender, politics and even […]

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Considering a Leadership Development Programme?

Considering a Leadership Development Programme?

Organisations that are serious about fulfilling their potential know that long-term success requires a foundation based on managers and leaders who can help build and secure a competitive edge for the company. Leadership is about more than just authority and developing the right skills, abilities and attributes requires experience and also the ability to take […]

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First Aid Training

First Aid Training

When it comes to workplace safety, health and safety awareness, as well as general knowledge of health and wellbeing, are absolutely vital. No matter what the size and sector of a business, having a qualified occupational first aid practitioner is not just an asset to a company, but is also a statutory requirement in the […]

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Media Studies

Media Studies

Media Studies is often a popular option in the CAO system. The career path that it allows entry to is thought of as glamorous, exciting and demanding. Yep, “media” is the word on many Leaving Cert lips right now. “Media” of course encompasses many things. Journalism, film-making, web design, and printing are just some of […]

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Creative and Fiction Writing

Creative and Fiction Writing

Have you ever wanted to be part of the world of Creative and Fiction Writing? Ordinary people, ordinary lives; and then they picked up the pen, sat at the keyboard, entered another world or their own creation, returned every day for many months, took it to a publisher and now the world’s reading it! This […]

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Hairdressing & Hairstyling

Hairdressing & Hairstyling

Hairdressing & Hairstyling: the art of arranging the hair or otherwise modifying its natural state. Closely related to headgear, hairdressing has been an important part of the dress of both men and women since antiquity and, like dress, serves a number of functions. Hairdressers offer various hair services but it ain´t all cutting, styling, perming […]

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Animal Care Courses

Animal Care Courses

Considering an Animal Care Course? Choosing a career path can be hard. It’s important to find an area that suits your skills and interests. So, if you prefer felines to finance and would rather work in stables than with servers, an animal care course could be the perfect choice for you. There’s a host of […]

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Screen Acting

Screen Acting

So, ya wanna be an actor…? Well, you’re not alone. From community theatre halls to Broadway, and from major motion pictures to public broadcasting, thousands of folks take to performance every day. Most of that number are amateurs – performers for whom acting is a passionate, lifetime avocation. The word “amateur”, after all, is from […]

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