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1 Liebeserklärungen an die deutsche Sprache…. GDI Conference November 2011 Margaret Condon, Assistant Chief Inspector Department of Education and Skills

2 Liebeserklärungen an die deutsche Sprache: Internationaler Wettbewerb Mein schönstes deutsches Wort lautet:Hauch, weil es nichts weiter als eine sanfte, kleine Andeutung einer positiven Vorstellung ist. Dem Wort wohnt eine Utopie inne, eine Vorstellung von etwas, das noch nicht vorhanden ist, ein Vorschein auf eine bessere Zeit. Über allen Gipfeln ist Ruh….. …bald ruhest du auch.

3 Equal but different!

4 Level 3 award in National Framework of qualifications, as at present Existing range of subjects (25) are retained Mathematics, English and Irish remain core as full subjects Provision for school-developed short courses Subjects will be 200 hours, short courses will be 100 hours. Irish English and Maths will be 240 hours Subjects will have key skills embedded – Managing Myself, Staying Well, Communicating, Being Creative, Working with Others, Managing Information and Thinking. Proposals for junior cycle

5 24 Statements of learning which all students must achieve Communicates effectively in Language 1 Reaches a level of personal proficiency in L2, and one other language Creates, appreciates and interprets texts (written, oral, visual and other) Uses maths for reasoning, investigating and solving problems (2) Interprets patterns and relationships Improves observation, inquiry and critical thinking skills Develops an understanding of the natural world values active citizenship Learns how to think and act sustainably Understands the distribution of social, economic and environmental phenomena Values local and national heritage, recognises relevance of past to present national and international issues

6 Mother tongue plus two Learning one lingua franca is not enough. Every European citizen should have meaningful communicative competence in at least two other languages in addition to his or her mother tongue Promoting Language Learning and Linguistic Diversity: An Action Plan

7 National Strategy to improve Literacy and Numeracy

8 Report Definition of Literacy: the ability to read, understand and critically appreciate various forms of communication, including spoken language, printed text, broadcast media, and digital media (p 8). Objectives: Raise public awareness of the importance of oral and written language Teach literacy skills across all subject areas Whole-school approach to literacy The promotion of language awareness National Strategy to improve Literacy and Numeracy

9 without data, you are just another person with an opinion without an opinion, you are just another person with data Liebeserklärungen an die deutsche Sprache….


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