Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 06/03/2023. Tags: Education And Politics Parenting Teachers
The Irish Times is reporting this morning that a framework for a new primary curriculum is expected to be published soon. This will be the first major propoosed changs to the curriculum in twenty five years.
According to the Irish Times
, the following are some of the changes being proposed:Foreign Languages - from 3rd class, students will have 1 hour a week to learn a language other than Irish or English.
STEM - the amount of time dedicated to science, technology, engineering and maths will grow from 3 hours in junior/senior infancts to 4 hours a week for 3rd class and upwards
Wellbeing - 2.5 hours in junior/senior infancts and up to 3 hours from first class upwards will be set aside for wellbeing. It will include an emphasis on arts and “social and environmental education”.
Religion - will be supported by a new curriculum on 'religion, ethical and multi-belief education' and the length of time spent on teaching religion will be reduced by a half hour weekly
Flexible Time - Schools will have more flexibility to focu on priority areas which meet the needs of the students. This flexible time will range from five hours in junior/senior infants to six hours in first/second class and seven hours from third class upwards.
Read the full Irish Times article along with weekly time allocations for subjects here
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