Innovative Initiatives: Targeting the Declining Science Enrolments in Ireland

  • Veronica Mccauley
  • Kevin Davison
  • Keith Sullivan

Abstract

At a time of economic growth in Ireland, the declining numbers of students enrolling in the sciences is emerging as an educational concern. Using a 2002 Government of Ireland commissioned report on science: The Task Force on the Physical Sciences (TFPS) as a guide, this article examines initiatives aimed at promoting science education in relation to recent social, philosophical, economic and cultural changes in the Republic of Ireland. Shifts in thinking about science teaching and innovative pedagogical strategies at both the secondary and tertiary levels of education are discussed.

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Author Biographies

Veronica Mccauley
Kevin Davison
Keith Sullivan
Published
2005-07-01
How to Cite
MCCAULEY, Veronica; DAVISON, Kevin; SULLIVAN, Keith. Innovative Initiatives: Targeting the Declining Science Enrolments in Ireland. The New Zealand Annual Review of Education, [S.l.], n. 15, july 2005. ISSN 1178-3311. Available at: <https://ojs.victoria.ac.nz/nzaroe/article/view/1507>. Date accessed: 28 oct. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.26686/nzaroe.v0i15.1507.

Keywords

Curriculum and Subject Specialties