Monthly Archives: August 2017

More Tales from the LIYSF

This is a guest blog written by Fiona Stapleton who is about to start her second year on the BSc in Biotechnology programmes in DCU. ________________________________________________________________________________ The London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF) has definitely been one of the best … Continue reading

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Is PISA meaningless? (or Do schools really kill creativity?)

The belief that the teacher (at any level) should be a guide on the side (GOTS) rather than a sage on the stage (SOTS) is widespread and it forms part of what seems to be the dominant philosophy (constructivism) of … Continue reading

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CAO Points and the Premier League

In the 1981/82 season, the old First Division moved from 2 points for a win to three points for a win. The previous season Aston Villa had won the title with a total of 60 pts. Last year Chelsea won … Continue reading

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Tales from the LIYSF

This is a guest post from James O’Connor who is about to start his second year as a student on our Environmental Science and Technology course here in DCU. ___________________________________________________________________________ LIYSF (London International Youth Science Forum) was an incredibly new and … Continue reading

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The Leaving Cert and that Google memo

The recent furore over the Google gender memo has all been a bit tedious. It’s boring to say it but nearly everything in life is a mix of nurture and nature and to adopt an ideological stance on what are … Continue reading

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Women in STEM: a better way

One of our summer duties in DCU is to visit our students who are out on work placement – what we call our INTRA programme.  I generally find it to be an interesting experience especially when I visit the big … Continue reading

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