Friday, 13 January 2012

Brain Waves 2: Neuroscience: implications for education and lifelong learning

This report highlights advances in neuroscience with potential implications for education and lifelong learning. The report authors, including neuroscientists, cognitive psychologists and education specialists, agree that if applied properly, the impacts of neuroscience could be highly beneficial in schools and beyond.  The report argues that our growing understanding of how we learn should play a much greater role in education policy and should also feature in teacher training. The report also discusses the challenges and limitations of applying neuroscience in the classroom and in learning environments throughout life.

http://royalsociety.org/policy/projects/brain-waves/education-lifelong-learning/

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Irishwoman who discovered the 'lighthouses of the universe'

Heroes of Irish Science In the first of an occasional series on the life and work of outstanding individuals in the world of science, RONAN McGREEVY looks at Jocelyn Bell-Burnell, who discovered pulsar stars
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/sciencetoday/2012/0112/1224310139591.html

Friday, 6 January 2012

€2.5 MILLION AWARDED TO NUI MAYNOOTH TO FUND STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Ireland positioned as centre of excellence by EU Erasmus Mundus Masters Course

16 places available / Applications by end January 2012

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

A science news preview of 2012 !

 What scientific discoveries lie just around the corner in 2012?

Will we get the final word on the Higgs boson? And what is Nasa's next mission to Mars likely to turn up?
The BBC News website science team signs the office crystal ball out of the equipment cupboard to tease out the stories likely to make headlines over the coming year.
 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16070460