A Study of the Opportunities for Development Education at Senior Cycle


A Study of Opportunities for Development Education at Senior Cycle is an in-depth research report mapping development education opportunities at senior cycle. This review of the curriculum looks at the links between development education and specific syllabuses/course content. It also focuses on the shared values, attitudes and behaviours which are promoted throughout the curriculum, as well as its teaching methodologies and modes of assessment.

Author: Annette Honan

Publisher: NCCA Irish Aid

Year: 2006

Pages: 132

Country of Origin: Ireland

Keywords: Curriculum, Development Education, Irish Aid, Methodology, NCCA, Post Primary, Research, Senior Cycle, Transition Year.

Target Audience: 16+ years Senior Cycle Transition Year Whole School

Curriculum Subjects: Agricultural Science Art, Craft and Design Biology Construction Studies Economics English French Geography German History Irish Italian Languages Leaving Certificate Applied Mathematics Music Religious Education Spanish

Available Formats: Report Research Document

Tags: Art Development Economics Education English Geography History Mural Music Post Primary Video Youth


This 132 page study focuses on development education at senior cycle and its links to other subjects such as: art, biology, economics, English, Gaeilge, music, religious education and many more.

The aims of this study are:

  • To provide an overview of current development education opportunities at senior cycle with specific reference to Leaving Cert, Leaving Cert Vocational Programme and Transition year.
  • To identify areas of strength and challenges with regard to development education opportunities at senior cycle
  • To point towards future developments at senior cycle and the opportunities they may present for the strengthening of development education within the senior cycle curriculum
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