Thursday 14 December 2017

Education entering a 'Gutenberg' revolution

Ruairi Quinn and Ann Sheppard, CEO of St. Conleth's.
Ruairi Quinn and Ann Sheppard, CEO of St. Conleth's.
Mark O'Regan

Mark O'Regan

Irish education is undergoing a 'Gutenberg' moment with technology revolutionising the way students learn.

Former Education Minister Ruairi Quinn said he is particularly pleased so many schools are embracing this new reality.

The Dublin TD was the keynote speaker at an anniversary dinner to mark the 75th anniversary of St Conleth's College.

Located in Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, it is one of the capital's best known fee-paying schools.

"We are experiencing a new 'Gutenberg' moment. The world of technology is transforming how we learn,'' said Deputy Quinn, referring to the man who introduced printing to Europe over 500 years ago.

"I am so pleased as to how schools, and St. Conleth's College in particular, is embracing technology in education." His son, Conan, is a past pupil.

Other well-known personalities who sent their children to the school include poet Seamus Heaney, restaurateur Derry Clarke, and broadcaster publisher, Norah Casey.

Founded by Bernard Sheppard in 1939 it was then described as a school for 'Sons of Catholic Gentlemen'.

Irish Independent

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