Short Survey on Assessment of Practical Component

During the recent Ag Venture conference discussion on the new draft specifications for Leaving Certificate Agricultural Science, the hot topic of the assessment and monitoring of the practical portfolio arose again and again. IASTA have decided to get the opinion of its members on this via this very short survey. It should take no longer […]

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TCD Master of Education (M.Ed) in Science Education

TCD have announced details of a new Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Science Education. The programme, aimed at science educators at all levels, “aims to give students the academic and practical skills they need to develop a critical understanding of the role of science education, research and communication in society“. The programme has both taught and research […]

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Agri-Careers Fair 2016

The Irish Farmers Journal, along with open air, host the first ever Agri-Careers Fair  on Thursday March 3rd  2016. The event takes place in the RDS from 11am-8pm and there will be plenty on offer on the day which senior cycle students. The main focus of the day will be to encourage and inspire students that there is a viable future career in the […]

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IASTA All Ireland Agricultural Science Quiz

IASTA will host an All Ireland Agricultural Science Table Quiz on Thursday April 7th 2016 in Portlaoise (venue to be confirmed) beginning at 6:30pm. Team must consist of four members from Leaving Certificate Agricultural Science (final year pupils only). There will be a small entry fee (€20) per team, which will be collected on the night […]

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IASTA Regional Branch Meetings

There are a number of regional branch meeting scheduled for this and next week, in advance of AgVenture – our Annual Conference. The meetings will mainly involve a discussion on the recently published Draft Specifications for Leaving Certificate Agricultural Science and also an election of branch officers. We hope as many members can attend these events, […]

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AgriAware Farm Walk & Talk 2016

Agri Aware’s Farm Walk and Talk, 2016 will take place over the week of 7-11 of March when second level agricultural students across the country are expected to attend events. Through curriculum-linked educational and exploratory tours at Teagasc Agricultural Colleges, students will be given the opportunity for hands-on learning about a variety of elements of […]

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IASTA Conference / PDST Ag-Venture

IASTA are pleased to announce the date for our Annual Conference. This year we are collaborating with the PDST with the two day event taking place on the evening of Friday March 4th and Saturday March 5th in the Abbey Hotel Roscommon. The event will be hosted by the IASTA Western & Mid-Western branches. Full […]

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Consultation on Draft Specification for LC Agricultural Science

The NCCA have published the Draft Specification for the Leaving Certificate Agricultural Science new syllabus. In line with this, the NCCA has also begun a consultation process inviting anyone with an interest in Agricultural Science to provide feedback on the draft specifications. IASTA would like to encourage all their members to read the draft specifications […]

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IASTA Survey on Practical Assessment in Agricultural Science

IASTA are currently undertaking a survey of members on the practical assessment component of Leaving Certificate Agricultural Science, specifically with the view to making any necessary changes or alterations on the introduction of the new syllabus. While ultimately it will be the State Examinations Commission that will decide on the nature of the practical component, […]

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IASTA Regional Table Quizzes CANCELLED

Unfortunately, IASTA have taken the decision to defer the IASTA Regional Table Quizzes scheduled for this coming Thursday, November 19th 2015. IASTA now plan to hold the one ‘All Ireland Quiz’ at a central venue early in 2016. A lower than expected number of entries per centre was the deciding factor for us to cancel the […]

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