On Thursday 30 May 2019 a delegation of school leaders from the Ministry of Education in Singapore visited GCC as part of 2 week programme in Ireland linked to the Leaders in Education Programme at the National Institute of Education. The group was particularly interested in how we in GCC address the following areas of development:
1.What are the desired student outcomes for the schools?
2.How does the school teach Citizenship identity?
3. What are the core pedagogical approaches for the school?
4.How does the school partner the community?
Please see below a email sent on behalf of our delegation from Singapore following their visit to GCC:
Dear Pat and Ronan
We would like to express our sincere gratitude for your hospitality and generous sharing at the Glanmire Community College this morning. Your sharing had been most insightful and it was indeed an enriching experience for us. We are particularly impressed by CETB’s direction and focus to improve the quality of teaching and learning across the different schools in Cork as well as Ronan’s effort in developing teacher efficacy and his adoption of innovative school practices such as Learning to Learn and the use of CAT4 assessment. You have helped us gain a deeper understanding of your education system and we sincerely thank you for spending your valuable time with us and for your very kind gesture of giving us the beautiful artwork by your talented student.
We wish you continuous success in your school’s efforts to provide a quality and holistic education experience for your students.
On behalf of the Singapore NIE-LEP Delegates
National Institute of Education, Singapore
Nanyang Technological University
(Leadership in Education Programme 2019)