John H. Finley Jr., 91, Classicist At Harvard for 43 Years, Is Dead. John H.
Finley Jr., the classicist who brought ancient Greece alive and taught a generation of Harvard men how to live, died on Sunday at a Exeter Health Care Center in Exeter, N.H. He was 91 and a resident of Tamworth, N.H. There were close to 300 years of Harvard before he came along, and the university has continued for more than a decade since he left. But almost from the moment he joined the faculty in 1933 until 1,000 students, including the university president, gave him two standing ovations at his final lecture in 1976, John H. Finley Jr. was the embodiment of Harvard. He wrote the Harvard book. As the principal author of "General Education in a Free Society," in 1946, Professor Finley laid down the principles -- and the handful of required courses -- that governed education at Harvard until the 1980's.
"A single three-by-five card," his son, John 3d, said yesterday, "would last him an entire lecture. " The care he took paid off academically, too. Photo: John H. Time to focus on art in education. Sir, – In his foreword to the recently published Action Plan for Education, the Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton states that “to solve the great problems through research and innovation, and excel in culture and art” is one of our most important goals.
The plan contains objectives to increase the take-up of “gateway” subjects and curricular reform. Gateway refers to the Stem subjects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. It does not refer to art. Yet art is the one discipline in which students practice innovation on a daily basis, challenge the status quo and provide their own personal interpretation of the world. We need to embrace “Steam” and not Stem in our educational vernacular. We need art to be at the top of the curriculum reform agenda if there is a genuine interest in propelling student engagement in Steam.
The Leaving Certificate art curriculum is lamentably outdated, and has remained static since 1972. Acting Director, National College of Art. Gmail.
ChangED Videos. Obstacles to Classroom Innovation and Creativity Must be Removed – DHDA. Pictured at the Future Creators Showcase are Melissa Comerford & Iris Bude with Television presenter and vlogger Stephen Byrne, who was the special guest MC at today’s event.
Irish educators must do more to promote innovation and creativity in the classroom. That’s according to Dr. Stephen Brennan, Chief Strategy Officer with the Digital Hub Development Agency (DHDA), who was speaking today (25.06.13) at an event showcasing the outcomes of an after-school programme developed by the DHDA in partnership with the National College of Art and Design (NCAD). The programme – Future Creators – targets secondary-school students from the Liberties in inner-city Dublin. It helps participants to develop digital media skills and ultimately aims to encourage them to consider a career in digital media or technology.
Speaking at today’s event, Dr. “Another obstacle is the lack of resources in many schools. Jonathan Clifton. Report compiled. Education-reforms-needed-in-schools-to-bridge-irelands-digital-skills-gap-399429. 40756908. Technology Teamwork and 21st Century Skills in the Irish Classroom. Educating for employment - Adecco report on Unlocking Britain's Potential. Extract from the Adecco 2012 report on Unlocking Britain's Potential: Summarising the challenges The education sector has different goals from employers There is insufficient linkage between educators and employers Young people don't emerge from education 'work ready' Education is the key to social mobility - but that door remains locked to too many We're still not focusing on the areas where there are skills shortages e.g.
STEM subjects We are not nurturing the attitudes and behaviours that make people employable Too often training and development is given at the discretion of employers rather than as a right of employees. Educating for Employment Our research suggests that education has lost touch with the demands of the workplace. Education is the key to social mobility: with the right skills, attitude and behaviours nurtured at school – as well as the qualifications gained – the doors to employment can be opened. Collaboration is key. Feeling stressed about the Leaving Cert? What students and their parents can do to combat exam pressure. EdConf2015 Curriculum.