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Clare Education Centre Programmes

A RECIPE for Success

Today’s educators face an enormous challenge in keeping students engaged, embracing new technologies and satisfying the constant demand for higher standards of education.
Clare Education Centre, in partnership with a number of local Primary Schools, aims to address this challenge of by exploring the potential of LEGO WeDo resources to meet curriculum objectives in subject areas such as Literacy, Numeracy, Science, Technology and Maths. The RECIPE project represents a pan-European initiative involving partners in Norway, Denmark, Portugal, Greece and Ireland, and involves using qualitative methods of action-research to investigate how schools can best work in partnership with Regional Educational Centers RECs across Europe to reduce Early School Leaving (ESL). Through the support of Mary Immaculate College initial teacher educators, students and the college’s LEGO Innovation Studio, pupils in the schools will have an opportunity to explore sets of theme-based robotics activities designed specifically for the primary classroom. Pupils will have the opportunity to build amazing mechanisms, wild animals and adventure stories, and then add movement with fun easy-to-use software whilst allowing students to exercise creative problem-solving and team-working skills. With a focus on creativity and collaboration, motivation and self-direction, and interacting with meaningful tools that expand mental capacities, it is intended that the LEGO kits will provide a unique 'hands-on, minds-on' experience that supports and enriches the entire learning process. The project is led by Rory McGann (ICT Lecturer in Mary Immaculate College) with the support of Clare Education Centre.

 Clare Education Centre recently hosted the RECIPE meeting of partners in education from across the continent.  See attached article printed in local paper - The Clare Champion, May 15, 2015
Also attached article printed in InTouch magazine April 2014

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Project RECIPE - Regional Education Centre in Pedagogical Europe

RECIPE is an action-research project with partners from 5 countries: Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Norway, and Portugal.

Local management group, Ireland:

Pat Hanrahan

Clare Education Centre
Evelyn Murray

Office Manager
Clare Education Centre
Lara Doris

Finance Manager
Clare Education Centre
Clara Carr

Clare Education Centre
Ann McMahon

School Principal
Scoil na Maighdine Mhuire
Newmarket-on Fergus
Gearoid Roughan

School Principal
Scoil Chriost Ri, Cloughleigh, Ennis.
Rory McGann

Mary Immaculate College, Sth Cirlular Rd. Limerick
Eamon Curley

Class Teacher
Scoil na Maighdine Mhuire
Newmarket-on Fergus
John Griffin

Class Teacher
Scoil Chriost Ri, Cloughleigh, Ennis
Theresa McGann

Class Teacher
Scoil Chriost Ri, Cloughleigh, Ennis

It aims to investigate, develop and disseminate practical means of reducing Early School Leaving (ESL) through partnerships between schools and Regional Educational Centres. (RECs) Reducing ESL to below 10% is a Europe 2020 headline target.

RECs include a wide range of agencies and organizations providing training and support to local networks of schools, such as:

a. government departments,
b. municipal education authorities
c. pedagogical centres

We focus on how RECs can best meet the training and support needs of teachers and school leaders working with the children and families of a wide range of educationally disadvantaged groups, including migrant and Roma communities.

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How can I book myself on a course?

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You can then login using your email address or username and password and book your course.

Once registered check your email and look out for the email "Clare Education Centre CPD Courses - Your details"

Contact the Centre

Clare Education Centre,
Government Buildings,
Kilrush Road
Co. Clare.

Phone: 353-065 684 5500
Fax: 353-065 684 2930

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