Story Idea: Educate Together calls for reform of the Junior Certificate
Expert: Paul Rowe (Expert in Education Policy & Reform) CEO, Educate Together. http://goo.gl/B2bQYj
The Hook: Educate Together believes the Junior Certificate emphasizes outdated, rote learning and a narrow focus on a single final examination,
Educate Together welcomes the New Framework for Junior Cycle, set to be introduced in post-primary schools in September 2014.
Educate Together’s “Blueprint for Educate Together Second-level schools” advocates a new model of second-level education, one that moves away from teaching to the test, and advocates learner-centred teaching and learning methods, enabling all learners to develop skills in creative and critical thinking, communication, teamwork, research and leadership.
Story Idea: Get active and take part in the Get Outdoors Weekend which takes place on September 21 & 22.
Expert: Fiona Cunningham(Expert in Tourism and the Hospitality Industry) ROI Market Manager, Northern Ireland Tourist Board http://bit.ly/1cldZIm
The Hook: With over 4,000 people set to take part in over 70 free outdoor activities, there will be something for all ages. Families, friends and couples can try their hand with expert guidance in canoeing, mountain biking horse riding or archery. Or for something a little bit less adventurous, there will be guided walks spotting red squirrels, bushcraft and cycling.
Fiona Cunningham, NITB’s Market Manager (ROI) said: “The Get Outdoors Weekend provides the perfect excuse for people to get active while having fun and exploring more of Northern Ireland.”
Notable Events for Wednesday 11th
Junior Cert results
12 year anniversary of 9/11
ECB – Euro area securities issues statistics.
ECB – Long term interest rates statistics.
Ref period: Aug-2013
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