Stephen Kinsella

Tuesday 29 July 2014

An updated economics syllabus after 44 years would be an asset 

Last week in this paper, Katherine Donnelly reported UCD's Dr Kevin Denny's discovery of errors in the Leaving Certificate economics exam. Dr Denny's analysis found issues with 14 of the 17 questions on the 2012 higher paper, and ignited a controversy over the Leaving Certificate economics paper which brought to light some rather disturbing aspects of the curriculum as it is currently taught. Beyond simple '2+2=5' type errors, it was clear from Dr Denny's analysis the syllabus was totally out of date.

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