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Inculcation, on the other hand, suggests something been beaten in. At the University of Ireland, we are emphatically for education, not inculcation. Ireland has a tradition of schooled thought dating back at least 5, years, where sophisticated buildings with complex astronomical alignments were built at sites like Newgrange.
Worldwide, and particularly in Ireland, there is a drive toward inculcation, with the rationale given being that the world is getting ever more competitive. Students facing third level education are indeed encouraged to study subjects that they are not interested in, in order to improve their career prospects.
In the meantime, they miss out on the development of critical thinking skills, including the ability to reflect on themselves and their direction in life. Believe it, these skills are what is really going to make the difference in your life, and will give you a competitive edge.
It is also a silly mistake not to do what gives you delight, because that is what you are going to get really good at.
By the way, every student who graduated from our previous courses is employed. At the University of Irelandwe will have undergraduate courses in three subject areas,Computer Science, Cognitive Science and Irish studies.
Our instructors have taught and continue to teach at many of the best universities in the world, including Stanford and Berkeley in the US, and the education you will receive will be on at least a par with any in the world. We also allow students to do some or all of their courses over the Internet, as they wish.
Education is for you, not us or some big corporations, so reflect for a moment on these questions; How does my mind work? How is it that I can understand language, and even very clever computer programs cannot? How is it that I can see and describe a scene, and even very clever computer programs cannot?
Why is it that I seem to remain the same person, no matter how my circumstances change? If you find these questions of interest, it is highly likely that Cognitive Science is for you. Again, the courses in question have been accredited at the highest possible level.
See if these questions compel your interest: Is Ireland really fundamentally any different from anywhere else in the world at the start of the 21st century? Why did Ireland develop so well in literature, but not in architecture and painting? What really happened economically in the so-called Celtic Tiger period?
Alternatively, they may wish to experience the essence of some science areas other than the one they majored in. The web has changed higher education in ways that have yet to be reflected institutionally.
After Gutenberg, such was no longer the case; yet taxpayers spend massive amounts annually in preserving this ethos. Such group interaction is now established as a powerful cognitive tool, useful both for individual learning and arriving at the goal of education: All these trends have reached something of a nadir in Ireland as we approach the teens of the third millennium of the common era.
Coupled with this have been the inability to initiate multidisciplinary degrees like cognitive science, which Ireland, uniquely among OECD countries lacks; similarly, the dumbing down of computer science degrees and revisionist ethos in Irish studies beg for redress.
One alternative is currently being worked out in the USA. Having put their institutional credibility at risk, public universities are now competing with the likes of the University of Phoenix UPwith often disastrous results for students.
In terms of the quality of their accreditation, there is nothing distinguishing the Irish unis from these colleges; no honest accreditation has been done at the Irish unis for over a century if ever. There is room for private colleges to do cutting-edge programmes in areas that the unis cannot cater for.
Yet this is the game that the Irish education authorities have decided to enter. A group of us, in our time faculty at Stanford, Berkeley, and other excellent universities, have cohered to try and find redress for the situation.
We offer these new courses we taught in Stanford and Berkeley as the University of Ireland, given that this body is regrettably about to be abolished in its historical form in Ireland. For the moment, many of the other courses offered are the freely available, creative commons versions of classic MIT, Yale, and Harvard courses; you will be expertly guided through them using internet resources including e-mail and Skype by our highly qualified tutors.
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