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A New Curriculum and a New Learning Space

An Opportunity for Real Change in an Irish Context

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Evaluating Learning Environments

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Curricular change is currently underway in Ireland. A new Junior Cycle Student Award (JCSA) marks a move away from traditional learning and examinations, replacing these with project work, continual assessment, and collaborative styles of learning (Flynn, 2012, October 4). Traditionally, teaching and learning has been dominated by teacher-led methodologies. Students sit in straight rows of square individual desks facing a whiteboard and projector at the front of the classroom.

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Barry, N., Raftery, D. (2016). A New Curriculum and a New Learning Space. In: Imms, W., Cleveland, B., Fisher, K. (eds) Evaluating Learning Environments. Advances in Learning Environments Research. SensePublishers, Rotterdam. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6300-537-1_13

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