TV programmes with a learning focus 07 - 12 November
RTÉ One Monday, 20:30 - 21:00
New series. Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, Kathriona Devereux and Jonathan McCrea examine more of the science behind a variety of topics, beginning with offshore wind energy. In Cork, they investigate the latest Irish research into floating platform technologies, while in Portugal they meet the engineers working on the WindFloat Atlantic project, a major milestone in the renewable energy sector.
RTÉ One Monday, 21:30 - 22:30
Meteorologist Gerald Fleming and climate activist Dr. Cara Augustenborg examine the disturbing consequences of extreme global weather, with the programme featuring representations of what the country will look like without action.
RTÉ One Tuesday, 21:35 - 22:35
Philip Boucher-Hayes examines the changes required to fight climate change - and the gulf between what needs to happen and what the government and corporations are actually doing.
RTÉ One Wednesday 19:00 - 20.00
Families are set targets to reduce their impact on our planet, targeting diet, energy and water usage and minimising waste produced.
Herstory, the Irish women's storytelling movement, in partnership with RTÉ, has announced the Herstory 20/20 Project - an ambitious storytelling platform devoted to uncovering forgotten but fascinating women's stories from history, mythology and contemporary culture.
Lesson plans are available in the form of a Herstory Treasure Hunt, with exercises that help children and young people to uncover lost heroines and awaken their own inner heroines or heroes. Plus, there’s a special exercise around the heroines of the Northern Irish Peace Process who will be honoured at the forthcoming 2020 Herstory Light Festival.
The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra proudly presents Music In the Classroom, its hugely popular series of tailor-made concerts for primary and second level music students, live at the National Concert Hall.
RTÉ will be live-streaming one concert in each of the series (music for primary schools, music for Junior Cert & music for Leaving Cert) via RTÉ Culture
For Leaving Certificate students, Tom Redmond presents a step-by-step guide to Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture, highlighting key themes and sections, with excerpts, and concluding with a full performance by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra.
Scoilnet has collaborated with the RTÉ Archives to bring together a collection of resources that relate directly to the Irish Curriculum. The archives provide an array of primary sources which students can use to hone their skills such as working as a historian, analysing evidence and developing an understanding of change and continuity.
RTÉ has partnered with Junior Cycle for Teachers (JCT) to bring radio documentaries into the classrooms around Ireland. Targeted at 12-15yr olds, the aim of this partnership is to educate students in literacy skills - and encourage a critical ear to radio. Each radio documentary is accompanied by a worksheet to enable both students and teachers to analyse, discuss and utilise these radio documentaries.
The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has partnered with RTÉ Learn to bring media into junior cycle classrooms. The teacher resource guide supports the delivery of the new Junior Cycle English and Science curricula. The materials are based around the successful TV programme ‘Tommy Bowe’s Body Check’ which was produced by Indiepics.
RTÉ Radio na Gaeltachta (2015) six part series that focused on various areas of the Higher Level Irish language exam - the oral exam, poetry, prose pieces and descriptions of the pictures.
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