My five years of experience in the European school system opened my eyes to the possibility of different learning and teaching models

‘Phenomenon-based learning’ where students work on projects across range of areas has been trialled in Finland

Are secondary schools preparing students for life? Or are they just preparing them for the Leaving Cert points race and ignoring the kind of skills they will really need?

With a review of the Leaving Cert curriculum under way, it’s a question that comes up again and again.

A number of schools in Ireland – primarily those under Educate Together’s patronage – have decided to take a different approach to learning by temporarily ditching traditional subjects altogether and taking a “phenomenon-based learning” (PBL) approach....