Joining the Dots…Digital Technology in our Education System

The need for joined up thinking in relation to the use of digital technology in our education system In late October the High Level Group on the Modernisation of Higher Education published their latest report to the European Commission on New modes of learning and teaching in higher education. This is the second report from the Group that is chaired by Ireland’s former President, Mary McAleese. The report puts forward…

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Curriculum Overload Project

​ Last chance to have your say! The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) is exploring the issue of curriculum overload. A short-term response to the issue is to make the current curriculum content objectives more accessible and navigable for teachers. To date, NCCA has developed eleven different sets of curriculum re-presentation materials. These have focused on English, Gaeilge, Mathematics and Science. You can, for example, view the content…

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‘Get Snapping!’ from the NCCA

​The NCCA (National Council for Curriculum and Assessment) is inviting all primary schools to submit digital photos with a suitable caption of the curriculum in action.The Primary School Curriculum was launched in 1999. It aims to develop the full potential of every child while recognising the uniqueness of each child.The purpose of the ‘Get Snapping!’ project is to acknowledge and share the work and dedication of schools in guiding and…

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