Thursday 22 March 2018

More to Leaving than memorising

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).

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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