We are delighted to welcome Dr Meghan Marrero to NCI. She has generously agreed to take the time to blog about her work here in Dublin, and we will be sharing regular updates with you on the NCI blog in the coming months.
There is little doubt that teaching, learning and development in the 21st century is undergoing fundamental and substantial change. Learning is no longer limited to primary or secondary school contexts – there is now a growing need for professional educators to meet the needs of lifelong learners in workplace, community, voluntary or other educational settings.
People who are considering a return to education come from a wide range of backgrounds, and have a variety of motivations and desires – improving their skills, advancing their career, returning to the workforce, learning for learning’s sake – but they all have one thing in common: the challenge of fitting learning into their already busy lives and schedules.
Dr Leo Casey, Director of Learning and Teaching at National College of Ireland. More than ever we need skilled trainers for the future but we also need new specialists with broader skills in workforce learning and development. At National College of Ireland we have developed new and exciting programmes to meet this challenge and to produce new educators for our new economy. (Read about our new BA Honours in Adult and Workforce Education or BA Honours in Early Childhood Education).