So, How Was School Today? Report of a Survey on How Young People are Taught and How They Learn
Recorded: October 2017
Author: Department of Children and Youth Affairs
Publisher: Department of Children and Youth Affairs
Geographic Coverage: Ireland
Type of Resource: Report
Vulnerable groups: Children, Young People
Developed with children and young people? Yes
Type of participation: Consultations With Children
Availability: Open Access
Keywords: Child, Young People, Education
Comhairle na nÓg National Executive developed this survey in response to Comhairle members, who identified their top issue as the need for young people to have a stronger say on what happens in the classroom. The results are an important contribution to debates about education in Ireland.
These results are in line with international research, and some of the findings demonstrate that we are not supporting the educational rights for young people set out in national and international legislation. The results also reflect concerns from previous research in Ireland about our exam-focused system with lower levels of student-centred and active-learning methods in schools. The survey indicates that this influences both student engagement and wellbeing.