Thursday, 11 April 2019

Ceisteanna (75)

Thomas Byrne

Ceist:

75. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Education and Skills the actions he has taken on foot of a recommendation of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Climate Action that his Department should by the end of 2019, in consultation with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment and other relevant experts, review the curriculums for primary and secondary education for coverage and accuracy to ensure that students are fully literate on climate change and its potential impact. [17070/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

I have recently met with my colleague The Minister for Communications Climate Action and the Environment, Richard Bruton TD to discuss the Oireachtas Committee Report and the Governments Climate Action Plan.

In 2018, the NCCA undertook an audit of the curriculum at primary and post-primary levels to look at the potential for learning and teaching related to education for sustainable development. Many of the opportunities identified related to the areas of climate change and climate action. The findings of the audit will inform major reviews of curricula currently underway at primary and senior cycle levels and more specific reviews of particular subjects and curriculum areas on an ongoing basis. The NCCA audit is at the link below

NCCA Audit of ESD in the Curriculum published in June 2018:

https://www.ncca.ie/media/3573/esdreport_final_june2018.pdf.