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    Now that the Easter holidays have arrived for over hundred thousand students who will be taking the Junior and Leaving Certificate in June, in homes up and down the country, examination tensions are beginning to rise. This state of affairs in amplified in many of these homes, where older siblings are getting ready for third level College examinations in the coming weeks.  So with the written papers less than eight weeks away now, we reviewed this morning with Brian Mooney our education and career guidance expert, how any examination student can use the next two months to maximum advantage.
    Philosophy as Leaving Certificate Subject

    Philosophy as Leaving Certificate Subject

    A new campaign is demanding to introduce 'philosophy' as a Leaving Cert subject, which is also supported by President Higgins. In studio with Miriam is our resident philosopher, UCD,s Dr. Graham Finlay, to tell us what the country's teenagers might learn from Aristotle, Plato & Neitzsche! 'The teacher in Ongar mentioned in our discussion of philosophy, Ciara Williams, used Philosophy with Children, Thinking Time in her class as part of a pilot scheme to introduce philosophy to children and as part of an M.Ed. programme at St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, where she was supervised by Dr. Philomena Donnelly, an expert ...


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