The Education Service and the NI Curriculum
How does the work of the Assembly’s Education Service support the Northern Ireland Curriculum?
The Assembly’s Education Service supports teaching and learning about the Assembly in the classroom and beyond. The Service is free and available to all school, youth and university groups. Through its Education Programme, the Assembly wants to increase awareness among young people of the relevance of the work of government institutions to their lives and to encourage them to get involved in the democratic decision-making process.
In the academic year 2015-16, more than 15,000 young people participated in Assembly Education Service programmes and events, both in Parliament Buildings, and in schools and other venues across Northern Ireland, as part of the Outreach Programme.
The programmes and resources for schools support the Northern Ireland Curriculum, particularly in the subjects of Learning for Life and Work, History, and Government & Politics. The Education Service website has been developed in partnership with the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA).
To find out how more about how the relevance of the Northern Ireland Assembly in the school curriculum and the work of the Education Service in supporting the curriculum, read our article, published today, on ‘Research Matters’, a blog from the Northern Ireland Assembly and Research Service. http://www.assemblyresearchmatters.org/.
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