Definitely there should be some massive improvements made in relation to TP, student teachers are under incredible pressure and they should never have to tolerate an undeserved shredding from an inspector on their specialty subject (amazingly I'm gonna go for the gaeilge too!) but also there should be some guidelines given to the class teachers to avoid a potential two hour lecture from a know-it-all teacher, who repeats the same thing again and again for three weeks, never acknowledging the improvements that are made on a day to day basis!!!! - how I'll never forget that one awful TP!!!!!
Word is that the new B.ed will be absolutely horrific in terms of lecture hours etc. And at the end of it all, the student won't even have an Arts component but a bunch of commonsensical methodologies, replicated again and again ad infinitum.