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Joe Costello TD

Presentations at the launch of the Skills Foundation

Joe Costello TD, Ireland Minister for Trade and Development talks at the launch event on Friday September 27th 2013 in the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin.     Dr Michelle Selinger, Director Education … Continue reading

What should students learn in the 21st century?

What should students learn in the 21st century?

  It has become clear that teaching skills requires answering “What should students learn in the 21st century?” on a deep and broad basis. Teachers need to have the time … Continue reading

Why knowledge and skills are important to the future of our economies

The case for 21st-century learning

Anyone wondering why knowledge and skills are important to the future of our economies should consider two facts.   First, jobs: employment rates are higher among people with more education … Continue reading

The disciplines are important but they are no longer the whole story

Traditional subjects ‘insufficient’ for Google age

  TEACHING the traditional subjects alone is no longer sufficient preparation for students leaving school, an international researcher into “21st century skills” argues new skills are vital.   University of … Continue reading

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Working closely with partners in education and industry, we are building a portfolio of blended learning programmes. Each of these programmes lead to certification from the Skills Foundation. laptop