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CXC to introduce new “Green Engineering” CAPE syllabus

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first_imgThe Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) will next Thursday launch its latest new generation Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) subject, Green Engineering.Education Minister, Dr Rupert RoopnaraineAccording to the Ministry of Education the Green Engineering syllabus is divided into two units with each containing three modules.Unit 1 is titled “Introduction to Green Engineering.” The three modules of that unit are “Concepts and Issues”, “Theoretical Framework of Green Engineering” and “Green Engineering in Practice”.Unit 2 is titled “Application of Green Engineering Principles”. The three modules include “Utilisation of Sustainable Materials and Energy”, “Sustainable Designs” and “Green Engineering Solutions”.The Green Engineering syllabus outlines ten objectives. They are.to enhance students’ awareness of the broad environmental, social and economic impact of engineering:* create an understanding of how to incorporate the principles of sustainability into engineering practices;* promote an understanding of the principles of Green Engineering and Industrial Ecology;* develop an understanding of the interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary nature of environmental problems related to engineering;* promote awareness of the global challenges related to environment and the impact of our decisions on present and future generations;* apply the principles of Green Engineering and Industrial Ecology to manage and solve environmental problems related to engineering in the Caribbean context;* apply Scientific, Technological, Engineering and Mathematical (STEM) principles to improve the environment at the local, regional and global levels;* design solutions to address environmental problems related to engineering;* develop the capacity for critical thinking, creativity and innovation, problem solving, contextual learning, collaboration, emotional intelligence, entrepreneurial skills and technological competence through authentic learning experiences;* integrate information, communication and technological (ICT) tools and skills.The Ministry said the course of study will enable students to apply STEM principles to improve their environment at the local, regional and global levels:“The study of Green Engineering will enhance quality of life for present and future generations, while providing wealth creation through new and innovative job opportunities and other economic possibilities including entrepreneurship.By pursuing this course, students will develop twenty-first century engineering skills and ethics required for sustainable development.”It said the assessment will comprise two components, external and internal. The external assessment will be valued at 70 per cent of the grade, while the internal assessment, the School Based Assessment (SBA) is worth 30 per cent of the grade.The external assessment comprises two papers: Paper one has 45 compulsory, multiple-choice questions, 15 questions based on each module.Paper two comprises six compulsory questions, two based on each module.The SBA for Unit 1 will be in the form of a report. The report should be based on an industry or an engineering infrastructure such as buildings, roads and bridges in the student’s territory. It should examine sustainability issues such as conservation and efficiency and provide recommendations for improvement.For Unit 2, the SBA is a design project. The project will consist of a written design report and a scaled model that is representative of the product. This model should be made from readily available materials and should be based on a problem that has been identified and should seek to solve that problem by creating a product following the stages of the design process.Green Engineering will be available for teaching in schools in September 2016 and the first examination will be offered in May/June 2017.last_img read more


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first_imgRory Kavanagh, Kevin Rafferty and Frank McGlynn will be at O’Donnell Park this Saturday for a GAA World Record Attempt.The All-Ireland heroes will be bringing along the Sam Maguire for the occasion.Children and adults from throughout the county are invited to the event which is an attempt to have the largest ever GAA coaching session. The day is also packed with fun activities for all the kids.Full Details are below:World Record Attempt for largest G.A.A Coaching Session Ever heldDetails for World Record Attempt Saturday 29th September 2012 11am: Gates open●One gate will be for registered schools only (ie: Pre signatured and pre paid children of event) Children will be told what zone to go to for the event as they come through turnstile.●2  X gates for non-registered people.All persons entering this turnstile will obtain their stick on numbers and can sign the official attendance sheet at other side of turnstile. Participants will be told what zone to go to for event at turnstile.●We are asking adults to put in a voluntary donation to cash buckets on turnstile and for children to pay a nominal amount too on turnstile.  12 noon: Record attempt begins and a hooter will sound.All persons will take part in skills of Gaelic Football, Hurling and Camogie for 45 minutes and a hooter will sound to officially end the World Record Attempt.12.45pm: All participants will come around to main stand for an official photograph.1pm: Sam Maguire will be led out onto main pitch by Rory Kavanagh, Kevin Rafferty and Frank Mc Glynn. Few short speeches will take place. 1.20pm: Novelty Races and BBQ, Face painting and photographs for Sam will take place then** Please note it is only photographs that players will remain sitting for, in tunnel area of stand and please co-operate with stewards as the players have had a very long week and are happy to remain for photo’s as long as it is in an orderly fashion. Queues for face painting and BBQ and shop will similarly run and ask all participants to respect this.2.30pm: Sam will leave O’Donnell Park.Medals for winners of races will be presented to all children as races happen.Races @ 1.20pmSack Races3 legged RacesEgg and Spoon RacesWheelbarrow races 100m sprintPuck FadaPenalty shootouts All races  will be at U-6, U-8, U-10, U-12, U-14, U-16 and minor level.Children to stand at their age group sign and await starter’s orders.STARS TO BRING SAM MAGUIRE TO WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT AT O’DONNELL PARK was last modified: September 28th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more