07 Nov ‘So, how was school today?’ Ground Breaking Research Launched
Comhairle Na nÓg study by young people is a first
More than 3,200 young voices had their say in the Comhairle na nÓg research which focused on the topic of Education.
There is a focus on three key areas which young people identified as needing improvement in the education system.
1. How young people experience teaching and learning in school
2. Feelings about school
3. Views on services and facilities in school
“Young people must have their say in policies, decisions and practices which impact on their daily lives. School is a huge part of their day and their voices must be heard and acted upon. This report proves that there are changes which need to happen in the Education system. It is really important for young people, teachers and government parties to study and respond to this extensive piece of research as it explains what young people need, and want to change, to make their journey through education better.’’
Some of the findings under these key areas were:
• 75% of young people agreed or strongly agreed that they learned best through active learning such as quizzes, learning games and role play etc.
• Young people feel that the subjects that need the most improvement are Mathematics, Irish, English, French, Science, History and Geography.
• Just under half of young people feel they are satisfied with the availability of career guidance in their schools.