education in ireland
Faculty of Education
Education degrees prepare professionals for the art of teaching and training. Future educators develop efficient teaching methods, that can be applied in a formal classroom setting (kinder garden, school, high-school, university). Education studies, offered by universities and colleges worldwide, are closely connected with Pedagogy, preparing the next generation of professors and teachers.
Whether your children are in primary, secondary or third level education, chances are you are underestimating the cost of sending them to school and college.
Education in Ireland is supposed to be free, but each year back-to-school costs are rising for families. The cost of putting just one child through school can easily run into tens of thousands of euro. If you have two or more children then you’re going to have to dig even deeper to sustain the cost of their educational needs over the long-term. Research carried out by Zurich on the Cost of Education in Ireland* reveals what parents estimate the cost of education to be and what the actual cost is. The research also highlights that expenses incurred for children in secondary school almost double that of primary and third level expenditure is triple that of secondary. When it comes to financing children’s education, the need for sacrifices follows the same upward trend – the higher the educational level, the higher the necessity for making sacrifices to cover education costs.
* Chinese language students must be attending an MEI listed school
The education bond is a visa initiative supported by the Irish Government and the Irish Immigration authority, the INIS. The bond provides degree programme students and Chinese language students* with an alternative to verifying their financial status before coming to Ireland.
A course is the study of a particular topic within a wider subject area and is the foundation of a qualification. A typical course includes lectures, assessments and tutorials.
Some learners may choose to educate themselves, although most education is conducted under the guidance of a teacher or instructor. Higher education is often supervised by a professor. Education can occur in a wide variety of settings, either informal or formal.