Implementing the “Digital Strategy for Schools to 2027”

The new Digital Strategy for Schools to 2027 was published earlier this year by the Department of Education. It aims to build on previous strategies and support schools in implementing and maintaining digital technologies to help support teaching and learning for students and enrich the learning experience. The strategy sets out objectives under three respective …

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#1 Blended Learning & The Flipped Classroom Podcast

In the inaugural episode in our reboot of the TeachNet Podcast series, Dr. Michael Hallissy is joined by Donal O’Reilly, Post-primary Deputy Director of the Centre for School Leadership to discuss all things blended learning. The focus of the conversation is very much around how Donal first started exploring blended learning approaches like the Flipped …

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Irish teenagers significantly below EU average in using digital technology for learning

Just over a week ago the Educational Research Centre (ERC) published a new report, “Digital Technologies in Education: Ireland in International Context”. This report highlighted that Irish teens are “significantly inferior” to students of similar age in other countries when it comes to using digital technology to learn. This report tracked trends in data collected …

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Informatics education at school in Europe

The European Commission / EACEA / Eurydice report, Informatics education at school in Europe, was published in recent days and it provides a comprehensive comparative analysis of informatics education, as a distinct discipline, in primary and general secondary education in 2020/2021 in 39 education systems. The research is associated with Action 10 in the Digital …

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