It is the Greens’ own values that force them to take the power that is on offer
Shane Bergin'Sceptical Greens are absolutely right to say that Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael can’t be trusted to deal with the existential challenge of climate change. That is precisely why we need the Greens in government to make them do it.'
A UCD professor sparked controversy when he claimed top students from affluent backgrounds do better due to genetics. We asked experts for their views
Shane BerginInteresting read in today’s Irish Times - ‘what makes children smart: genes or environment?’. Delighted to see a geneticist’s voice enter this IT debate, citing as ‘problematic’ the assertions by some that genes dominate educational outcomes
Despite active learning being recognized as a superior method of instruction in the classroom, a major recent survey found that most college STEM instructors still choose traditional teaching methods. This article addresses the long-standing...
Shane Bergin‘though students felt as if they learned more through traditional lectures, they actually learned more when taking part in classrooms that employed so-called active-learning strategies.’
Shane Bergin“It is upon those younger colleagues, not upon bought-in purported superstars who will most likely declare themselves too busy to teach, that the future reputations of all our universities depend” Eunan O’Halpin in @irishtimes
Shane BerginFollowing a recent speech by President Higgins, where he spoke out against market model of higher education, my colleague @Aine_Mahon & I have written an opinion piece for the @IrishTimes
Opinion: None of us would accept a student’s homework based on shoddy methodology of most ranking systems
Shane Bergin“It is noteworthy that teaching and learning, the student experience or societal engagement don’t feature in the [university] rankings which have received the most attention by universities or the media”
Young Philosopher Awards seeks to recognise critical thinking and communication skills
Shane BerginWonderful piece featuring @wednesday789 on the joys of teaching philosophy in secondary school. I’m a huge fan of this subject. It encourages broad thinking and is a wonderful companion to science.