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Jim Clarke: Everything in moderation

Jim Clarke: Everything in moderation

ONE of the stark impacts of the coronavirus lockdown has been on the formal qualifications system in education, writes Jim Clarke :::: THE decision to award grades based on teacher assessments supported by existing evidence of achievement and statistical modelling has caused reactions ranging from relief to consternation.

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Business

  1. How you can 'lead not solve'

    How you can 'lead not solve'

    IN my last article I proposed that resilience is not a fixed trait, but rather one that can be developed by focusing on a few specific areas and behaviours.

  2. Tooling Northern Ireland for the green economy

    Tooling Northern Ireland for the green economy

    THE impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has dominated headlines for months, and as thoughts turn to how we will recover, a swell of opinion is building around the notion that this will be boosted by focusing on building a ‘green economy’.

Sport

Opinion

  1. Bonfire debate has taken sharp twists

    The debate over unauthorised bonfires, and their perceived links with social deprivation, has taken a number of twists over recent days, all of which deserved to be closely studied by the authorities.

  2. Sinn Féin has not progressed fundamental goal of a united Ireland

    Recent comments by Micheál Martin regarding a border poll shows that there is unity of approach by both the British and Free State governments to consolidate the devolved institutions in the north as a long-term solution to the constitutional issues that were at the heart of the recent conflict.

Magazine

Life

  1. Ask The Expert: How can I keep my child learning over the summer?

    Ask The Expert: How can I keep my child learning over the summer?

    Q: I'M WORRIED my young child isn't learning anything over the summer holidays – what can I do to help her? A: Leonor Stjepic, chief executive of the Montessori Group, which offers education based on self-directed activity and hands-on learning in nurseries and schools, says: "With months of nursery and school closures, it's understandable parents may be concerned about disruption in learning.

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