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#learning

# learning - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

'Saracens was brilliant. I went over to see how they engage as world class athletes'

Dublin defender Jonny Cooper paid a visit to English Premiership rugby side Saracens recently.

# learning - Saturday 10 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'When you’ve never been told you’re good at anything, it’s hard to find confidence' Adult Education

'When you’ve never been told you’re good at anything, it’s hard to find confidence'

No matter what your experience of formal education, or your age, it’s never too late to return to learning, writes Anne Redmond.

# learning - Thursday 25 January, 2018

Scotland's Townsend inspired by recent visit to Man City boss Pep Guardiola

Scotland are a major danger to everyone in the Six Nations.

# learning - Saturday 11 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Study shows boys perform better when there are more girls in school with them Boys And Girls

Study shows boys perform better when there are more girls in school with them

A study published in the journal School Effectiveness and School Improvement looked into how the school environment influenced boy’s and girls’ educational performance in secondary schools.

# learning - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'I left school early at 16. Now I'm a mature student at 51 - it's never too late to go to college' Opinion

'I left school early at 16. Now I'm a mature student at 51 - it's never too late to go to college'

Deirdre O’Regan is 51 and in her final year of her degree. She went back to college after 30 years – here’s her story.

# learning - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Irish children be taught about breastfeeding in school? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Irish children be taught about breastfeeding in school?

At the start of World Breastfeeding Week, British child experts have called for such education to be introduced in Britain.

# learning - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie From coding to a new language, learn something new using your phone Live A Better Life

From coding to a new language, learn something new using your phone

With these apps, you can learn a new language, get fit, or become an astronomy expert.

# learning - Saturday 22 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie No Facebook, no WhatsApp: Three things we learned from a digital detox Live A Better Life

No Facebook, no WhatsApp: Three things we learned from a digital detox

Housemates Dermot and Darren decided to undertake a digital detox to try and spur them on to use their phone less. As part of our Live A Better Life series, they tell us what they learned.

# learning - Sunday 5 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 45,000 children are set to sow, grow (and eat) their own fruit and veg this spring Sow Excited

45,000 children are set to sow, grow (and eat) their own fruit and veg this spring

Children were shown how to grow their own cress, runner beans and baby carrots at the launch of Sow & Grow.

# learning - Saturday 19 November, 2016

Ireland well beaten by superior Canadian side but can draw positives from second Test

Nikki Caughey was the only Ireland player on the scoresheet in the 48-7 defeat.

# learning - Sunday 13 November, 2016

Ireland narrowly lose out to world champions England in first November Test

Nora Stapleton scored all of Ireland’s points in a 12-10 defeat at the UCD Bowl.

# learning - Friday 11 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 5 nifty science experiments you can do at home with the kids

# learning - Thursday 29 September, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Children who own mobile phones are doing worse in maths and reading

Children who own mobile phones are doing worse in maths and reading

A national study has found that children who spend more time online and watching TV are scoring worse.

# learning - Thursday 15 September, 2016

From TheJournal.ie New school subjects roll-out: Kids to learn coding, Mandarin, computer science and politics New Skills

New school subjects roll-out: Kids to learn coding, Mandarin, computer science and politics

Education Minister Richard Bruton launched the government’s new action plan for education today.

# learning - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

Cullen open to Leinster bringing in coaching experience after Henry's stint

The eastern province’s head coach says he doesn’t feel threatened in his position.

# learning - Sunday 22 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Students in Mayo built this impressive outdoor classroom Outdoor Learning

Students in Mayo built this impressive outdoor classroom

The structure has already attracted a lot of interest from locals and someone even celebrated a 50th birthday there recently.

# learning - Monday 25 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Irish is considered among the hardest and least interesting subjects in school Ni Thuigim

Irish is considered among the hardest and least interesting subjects in school

More and more students are getting exemptions.

# learning - Friday 22 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Robots will learn to play Doom the same way humans do Quick Learner

Robots will learn to play Doom the same way humans do

They will then compete against each other in a competition to see who’s the best.

# learning - Friday 29 January, 2016

CJ Stander has been learning Amhrán na bhFiann in Ireland camp

The Munster captain may make his debut as soon as next weekend.

# learning - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 7 apps that can teach you something useful during your commute Apps

# learning - Saturday 16 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Here's how our knowledge of foreign languages compares to other countries Education

Here's how our knowledge of foreign languages compares to other countries

More than 70% of Irish people cannot speak a language other than English or Irish.

# learning - Thursday 12 November, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Schools getting zero direction on how to teach kids through technology Opinion

Schools getting zero direction on how to teach kids through technology

Over the past 20 years, teachers have struggled to successfully incorporate computers and tablets into the classroom in Ireland, writes Fergal McCarthy.

# learning - Saturday 24 October, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Why are Scandinavians so amazing at speaking English? Wicked Tongues

Why are Scandinavians so amazing at speaking English?

The inhabitants of Denmark, Sweden and Norway often speak English as well as, if not better than, we do. What’s their secret?

# learning - Sunday 23 August, 2015

Crossfit and rugby: Dublin's melting pot perfect for ex-Norway coach Burke

St. Mary’s coach Peter Burke is part of Crossfit 353 alongside Leinster prop Royce Burke-Flynn.

# learning - Monday 1 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Here are the best apps and services to help you study your Leaving Cert subjects Now You Know

Here are the best apps and services to help you study your Leaving Cert subjects

There are many learning services and tools out there both online and on smartphones, but which ones are worth looking at?

# learning - Thursday 28 May, 2015

Schmidt disappointed by Ireland's breakdown effort as Baa-Baas win

‘We got a little bit of an opportunity to look at guys at a level they haven’t played at before.’

# learning - Sunday 10 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie What value are we putting on higher education? Opinion

What value are we putting on higher education?

Demand for education expanded during the crisis and it looks set to grow further. We must respond proactively.

# learning - Thursday 9 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie City kids are worse at reading (and their maths skills don't quite add up either) The Divide

City kids are worse at reading (and their maths skills don't quite add up either)

Pupils in urban DEIS schools score worse in tests, but they are missing classes less.

# learning - Thursday 26 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Google has taught its AI how to beat humans at video games Fast Learner

Google has taught its AI how to beat humans at video games

Although it won’t do as well in a game of Ms. Pac Man.

# learning - Thursday 29 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Can we really trust that Junior Cycle reform isn't linked to the austerity agenda? Education

Opinion: Can we really trust that Junior Cycle reform isn't linked to the austerity agenda?

We live in a time of austerity – and education is being targeted along with other elements of society.

Jamie Heaslip never tired of learning from the world's great 'outliers'

From the Rock to Rob Kearney, Ferriss to Phelps. The Ireland number eight chews through any insight that can help his game.

# learning - Saturday 24 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Review: Will the Nest Thermostat help reduce your heating bill? Learning

Review: Will the Nest Thermostat help reduce your heating bill?

A lot has been made out about the company Google bought last year, but does it really make things easier for you?

From TheJournal.ie Ireland now has its first (official) Steiner National School Mol An Oige

Ireland now has its first (official) Steiner National School

Now, the next step for Mol an Óige is to get out of the prefabs…

# learning - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Maths, reading and the advantage gap: Ireland's education in 10 charts Education

Maths, reading and the advantage gap: Ireland's education in 10 charts

Our nation’s youth is better at maths and English than five years ago.

# learning - Friday 17 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie A third of people think coding is more important than learning Irish Digital Skills

A third of people think coding is more important than learning Irish

1 in 5 people think coding is more important than maths.

# learning - Thursday 9 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ten more CoderDojo clubs are to be set up over next twelve months Coding

Ten more CoderDojo clubs are to be set up over next twelve months

The exact locations has yet to be set in stone, but it’s expected that some of them will be set up in Dublin, Kildare and Limerick.

# learning - Saturday 4 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Unhappy with a college course? Then why not set up your own school... Visual Effects

Unhappy with a college course? Then why not set up your own school...

Stephen Lohan has set up Image Ireland because he believes Irish colleges don’t offer enough VFX training.

# learning - Monday 15 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'My school was unable to have a dedicated higher maths class, so I studied through video-link' Education

Column: 'My school was unable to have a dedicated higher maths class, so I studied through video-link'

Through ‘Connected Classroom’ four students participated in higher-level maths classes through a video link-up with their sister school, Coláiste Bríde in Clondalkin.

# learning - Saturday 6 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie One-in-10 Irish children can't read properly when leaving school Literacy

One-in-10 Irish children can't read properly when leaving school

One organisation, SUAS, is helping to fight that.

# learning - Thursday 4 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Busy lifestyles mean that young people might not be learning enough food skills to stay healthy Microwave Dinners

Busy lifestyles mean that young people might not be learning enough food skills to stay healthy

A new report by safefood has noted clear evidence that food skills, such as cooking and budgeting for meals, has an impact on health.

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