When it comes to the study skills of students, the Irish are falling short
The Irish are not doing enough to teach the study of skills, a new report has found.
Its called “Study Skills for All” and it was launched by the Institute of Education at the University of Limerick.
It found that the education system is falling short of its teaching mission of developing the capacity to learn and think in a global, interdisciplinary way.
Its chief executive, Prof Patrick McNamara, said: “The report outlines a long-term vision for our education system, and that vision is not achievable.”
As a country we need to work harder to ensure that our education systems can provide learners with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the 21st century.
“Prof McNamara said the report is the first of its kind in the world and he hoped it will help improve the teaching of skills in the country.
He said: “”This report is not just a report for our schoolchildren, it’s a report on Ireland’s educational system.”
We need to change the way we think about learning.
“The challenge is that the system is not good at teaching and learning.”
Prof Anthony Cappellaro from the Institute for Learning Technology (ILT) said the new report showed that the Irish system is woefully behind other European countries.
It shows that Ireland is failing to meet its international teaching targets, which include the need to deliver the equivalent of one year of college education to every child.
It also said that Ireland’s teaching targets are not met at an international level and the country needs to improve its teaching practices to deliver a higher standard of learning.
The report comes after a report by the OECD in April called on the Irish government to tackle its weak academic performance, citing a shortage of teaching staff.
It called for greater funding for teachers and support for students with disabilities.