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Lego is building skills among Irish teachers

Published 13/01/2016 | 02:30

Dan Gilbert, of IT Services at DCU, and Nicola Broderick, of the Science Education Department, at the announcement of the flagship Lego Education Innovation Centre. Photo: Maxwells
Dan Gilbert, of IT Services at DCU, and Nicola Broderick, of the Science Education Department, at the announcement of the flagship Lego Education Innovation Centre. Photo: Maxwells

Students in Ireland's largest teacher education centre are learning how to use Lego to teach science, maths, technology and engineering subjects to pupils.

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Dublin City University's (DCU) new Institute of Education is the base for a Lego Education Innovation Centre, where the toy building brick will be used in teacher training for pre-school, primary and second level, equipping students to explore concepts of design, sensing and control with their pupils.

The institute, based at the former St Patrick's College, Drumcondra, was formed through the incorporation of St Patrick's College, Mater Dei and Church of Ireland College of Education into DCU, building on the university's pre-existing education offering.

Irish Independent

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