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Galway 2040 Symposium - Education

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DR. SEÁN McDONAGH's presentation on Education at the Galway 2040 Symposium - http://www.galway2040.ie (Disclaimer presentation is the view of the individual and does not necessarily represent their respective organisation.

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Galway 2040 Symposium - Education

  1. 1. GALWAY VISION 2040 EDUCATION STRAND
  2. 2. EDUCATION GROUP DR. SEÁN McDONAGH, CHAIR PROFESSOR PAT FOTTRELL DR. GAY CORR PROFESSOR JIM WARD BERNARD O’HARA
  3. 3. COGNITIVE SKILLS : 15/16 PREDICT: • NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT • INTERNATIONAL COMPARISON • OUTWEIGH “YEARS OF SCHOOLING” OECD
  4. 4. COGNITIVE SKILLS – PISA 2006 READING MATHS SCIENCE FINLAND 547 548 563 HONG KONG 536 547 542 GMR 531 517 526 IRELAND 517 501 508 OECD AV. 492 498 500 GMR = GALWAY/MAYO/ROSCOMMON
  5. 5. TARGET GALWAY/MAYO/ROSCOMMON TO BE THE TOP REGION IN EUROPE BY 2018 IN ALL PISA TESTS - READING, MATHS AND SCIENCE – FOR 15 TO 16 YEAR OLDS
  6. 6. RETENTION TO LEAVING CERTIFICATE WEST (GMR) 84.6% BORDER 83.1% MIDLANDS 82.3% MID-WEST 82.2% SOUTHEAST 81.7% SOUTHWEST 81.5% MID-EAST 80.8% DUBLIN 78.6% IRELAND 81.3%
  7. 7. A KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY IS A MATHEMATICS BASED SOCIETY
  8. 8. MATHEMATICS TARGET • 25% AT HIGHER LEVEL •“ONE GRADE UP” •BASIS FOR STEM •PREDICTS HE SUCCESS
  9. 9. NUIG • GLOBAL RANKING • INTERNATIONAL LEADER IN 5 RESEARCH AREAS • GALWAY: GLOBAL LEADER IN MARINE RESEARCH
  10. 10. NUIG and GMIT SECTORAL SKILLS • CREATIVE INDUSTRIES • CULTURAL TOURISM • MARINE RESOURCES • MEDICAL DEVICES • HEALTHCARE • ICT • SUSTAINABLE ENERGY • FINANCIAL SERVICES
  11. 11. INTERNATIONAL NETWORK • RESEARCH COLLABORATION • INTERNATIONAL STAFF/STUDENT EXCHANGE • GLOBAL CENTRE IRISH STUDIES/MARINE STUDIES • DIASPORA LINKS • DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION
  12. 12. NUIG/GMIT INNOVATION • COMMERCIALISAION OF KNOWLEDGE • INDIGENOUS ENTERPRISE • ENTERPRISE R AND D CULTURE • INNOVATION INFRASTRUCTURE
  13. 13. MULTILINGUAL GALWAY • ENGLISH • GLOBAL LANGUAGES SPANISH/PORTUGUESE/CHINESE • IRISH • TRILINGUALISM
  14. 14. ICT IN EDUCATION • E - LEARNING • DISTANCE/BLENDED • ICT SKILLS • ICT RESEARCH
  15. 15. DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGE • PRODUCTIVITY PERSISTENCE PARTICIPATION • ADULT ACCESS TO PROFESSIONAL UPSKILLING
  16. 16. INVITATION • A LEARNING REGION • PARTNERSHIP WITH ECONOMIC LIFE • EUROPEAN LEADER
  17. 17. YES WE CAN!!

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