The Irish Science Teachers Association (ISTA) are this month hosting a series of consultation evenings on the new Leaving Certificate senior science syllabi. The first of these takes place tomorrow for members of the Dublin Branch - at 7:30pm in Blackrock College. The meeting will look at all the new syllabi. Other meetings are scheduled throughout the month in the various branches around the country - full details will appear on the ISTA website in due course. However, some dates have already been published with details below:
- Dublin Branch - Blackrock College on Wednesday Sept 7th at 7:30pm.
- Kildare Branch - Kildare Education Centre on Monday 12th at 7:00pm
- Sligo Branch - Sligo Education Centre on Wednesday 14th at 7:00pm
- Limerick / Clare Branch - Limerick Institute of Technology on Thursday 15th at 7:00pm
The meetings will form part of ISTA's formal response to the new syllabi to be sent to the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) over the coming months. Individual teachers (or indeed parents, scientists and members of the general public) are able to provide personal feedback. Click here to visit the NCCA Consultation page. The consultation process will be open up until October 28th 2011.