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NCCA National Consultation


The NCCA wants to hear from the Early Years’ sector as part of the national consultation on changing the primary curriculum. Have your say!

The primary curriculum has provided a strong foundation for teaching and learning since it was published in 1999. Since then, research, reviews and evaluations have highlighted many strengths of the curriculum as well as challenges. It was a curriculum of its time. These are changing and different times.

Think about five to seven years from now. How should our primary curriculum be structured? Should we still use subjects from junior infants to sixth class? Is there a better way to think about how we use time across the curriculum? These are some of the questions shaping proposals for a consultation on the primary curriculum. The consultation will take place from January to April 2017 with a major consultative conference on March 28th.
Have your say by:
• attending a focus group for teachers in one of the selected Education Centres (details to follow)
• completing our online questionnaire at the link below
• completing a written submission
• attending our Consultative Event in Dublin Castle on March 28th -by clicking the link below

The survey asks us to respond to statements such as;

There is continuity in children’s learning experiences through Aistear in the Early Childhood Care and Education Programme (free pre-school years) and the current primary curriculum.

There are options to comment on such as;

Option 1 is a 3-stage model whereby Stage 1 encompasses the Early Childhood Care and Education Programme (free pre-school years) as well as the two infant years in primary school.

Have your say by visiting
http://www.ncca.ie/en/Curriculum_and_Assessment/Early_Childhood_and_Primary_Education/Primary-Education/Primary_Developments/Structure-and-Time-Allocation

The online questionnaire is available at; https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/83VZ597

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