The primary curriculum review and redevelopment necessitates a comprehensive understanding of national and international curriculum studies and literature. Account is also taken of curriculum research and trends internationally.
The NCCA collaborated with national and international researchers to develop a series of short papers on key aspects of a curriculum. The papers cover a range of topics including a critique of the 1999 curriculum, values and priorities for education, key competencies, integration, and assessment. They also include an audit of curriculum developments in other jurisdictions.
As part of Languages Connect: Ireland's Strategy for Foreign Languages in Education 2017-2026 (DES, 2017), the NCCA commissioned a background paper on the possible integration of modern foreign languages in the redeveloped primary curriculum. Read the background paper here.
This information booklet was shared with all primary schools in June 2019. It outlines why the NCCA is undertaking primary curriculum review and redevelopment, the work to date, what we are hearing, and the next steps. Importantly, it suggests how you and your school can get involved.
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