Craig Barrett’s 10 suggestions for recovery

I attended a public lecture presented by Craig Barrett former CEO Intel Ireland at the Royal Irish Academy on Monday 8th

Recommendations: need to be entrepreneurial, be risk takers, be creative

10 suggestions
1 Basic education: Finland and Korea have excellent education systems, we need high to set high goals like Fins and Koreans , “We resign to expectation levels”

2 Every education system is only as good as teachers in system.
Excellence in education requires teaching and learning excellence

3 primary and second ed- emphasise 21 st century skills, problem solving skils, Learning by inquiry

4 tertiary ed, more math science majors, encouragement of maths

5 How can we make our unis be comparable to highest achieving,

6 follow the Lisbon agenda, increase RD investment ti 3%, politcal will needed, some industry, some public

7 be entrepreneurial , grow economy from within, risk taking, university courses in entrepreneurship

8 Ireland is small, need to focus, narrow down choices investment

9 infrastructre broadband is only average
Technology in schools is average
Sound IT infrastructure needed

10 always remember who you are competing with ie best in World. Set expectations at global level

“You can’t unless you choose to compete”
We need to stop playing safe, take risks, have society that accepts this
Experimentation should be encouraged.

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About Muireann O'Keeffe

I am an educational developer currently working at DCU. I have a passion for researching and evaluating technology that can support and enhance learning. In the past I have taught on Masters programmes (Msc Applied elearning & Postgraduate Diploma in Third level Learning and Teaching) as well as Leadership development programmes.
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One Response to Craig Barrett’s 10 suggestions for recovery

  1. Muireann

    The NETWORK FOR TEACHING ENTREPRENEURSHIP might have some contacts that might be useful for your Apprentices

    http://www.nfte.ie/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=21&Itemid=100002

    John H

    PS I have a new blog too.

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