Tuesday 17 January 2017

More to Leaving than memorising

Published 08/10/2010 | 05:00

According to Michael Moriarty, chief executive of the Irish Vocational Education Association, Leaving Cert students "can do well if they can simply memorise facts" (Irish Independent, October 6).

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I cannot speak for other subjects, but as far as maths is concerned, this is false.

It is simply impossible to do well by memorisation, and the much-criticised course neither requires nor encourages rote memorisation.

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