Climate Action and Sustainable Development

Development will soon commence on a specification for a new Leaving Certificate subject- Climate Action and Sustainable Development.

NCCA is looking for two people to work as members of the Development Group for Leaving Certificate Climate Action and Sustainable Development. Beginning in September 2022 this new group will play a key role in developing a new specification for Leaving Certificate Climate Action and Sustainable Development.

Context
NCCA advises the Minister for Education on curriculum and assessment for early childhood education, for primary and post-primary schools. As part of the broader reform of Senior Cycle, it is envisaged that a new specification for Climate Action and Sustainable Development will be introduced in network schools from September 2024. The Development Group for Leaving Certificate Climate Action and Sustainable Development will have a key role in this work. The Group will include nominees of the education partners, the Department of Education and other key education agencies. To avail of further expertise, the NCCA is seeking expressions of interest from individuals who would like to contribute to work on the new Climate Action and Sustainable Development specification.

Specialist knowledge and expertise
Interested individuals might offer one or more of the following:

  • experience of innovative classroom practice in climate action and sustainable development education
  • involvement in research in climate action and sustainable development education
  • experience of working with learning outcomes
  • knowledge of assessment in climate action and sustainable development, especially of practical work or process skills.

If you are a teacher or researcher and particularly if you are in the early stages of your career or if you work outside the formal education sector, the Council is particularly interested in hearing from you.

The Council plans to have its work on the specification completed by the end of 2023. Beginning in September 2022, the Development Group will support this work through a series of day-long, in-person meetings. It is estimated that in the period up to the completion of the task, 8 – 10 such meetings will take place.

Application
Please complete the online ‘expression of interest’ form available at this link by 5pm on Friday 19th August, 2022. Two positions on the Development Group will be filled using this process.

Further information
You might also be interested in looking at the NCCA’s Strategic Plan.