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The Demonisation of Memorisation

Not a week goes by in Ireland without someone in the media telling us that the Leaving Cert is ‘not fit for purpose’. Everyone from property consultants, architects, educationists, journalists and STEM people of every hue condemn it as a mere exercise in what they call ‘rote learning’. 1,119 more words


Book Reflections - The Second Arab Awakening by Marwan Muasher

Pluralism can best be defined as the fundamental commitment to political diversity at all times. It means that no party has a monopoly on the truth and no party can impose its views on the rest of society.

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Book Review

What is the Myanmar Extensive Reading Programme?

The Myanmar Extensive Reading Programme (MERP) is designed to provide Myanmar learners of English with a simple and enjoyable way to increase their fluency in English. 60 more words

English Learning

College Life

To avoid offending too many people, let me start off with a clarification. Whatever generalisations I make are exactly that: generalisations. They apply on the collective, and not to anyone specifically. 1,131 more words


Piano Safari: The Review

Sheet Music Review

Piano Safari is a beginner piano method series written by Katherine Fisher and Julie Knerr, first published in the USA in 2008. A distinctive approach which has won over many American piano teachers, it is now available in the UK from  1,564 more words


Bible Teaching Tips! (Tip #3)

Welcome to today’s edition of Teaching Tip Thursday!

Today’s Tip: Review isn’t for dummies

If you have the opportunity to teach a class with the same person (or people) more than once, do not hesitate to review. 723 more words

The Word Of God