When we hear the term, ‘Home Economics’ most of us think about cooking and food. Home Economics is about much more than food however. Home Economics combines aspects of science, nutrition, cooking, parenting skills and finance. (CEA)
Home Economics in St. Patrick's Grammar School
Ms P Dresen-Martin
Ms Mairead Murphy
Home Economics is taught as a discreet subject in KS3 to all year 8, 9 and 10 pupils, in addition to fulfilling the requirements as one of the 4 Learning for Life and Work (LLW) required components.
Home Economics provides pupils with opportunities to explore real issues relevant to real-life contexts. These experiences lead to the development of a wide range of transferable skills.
In Years 8, 9 and 10 pupils get the opportunity to examine key concepts in relation to:
· Healthy Eating
· Home and Family Life
· Independent Living
Teaching and Learning Aims
We aim that students learn what is actually in our food, they also learn how to plan and cook nutritious and economical meals and how to chose foods that are best for themselves and their families.We furthermore aim that students understand the importance of good nutrition and health and lastly the role of the consumer in modern eating patterns.
Careers in Home Economics
Home Economics is a subject leading to a wide variety of careers in a whole range of professions, such as;
· Chefs and Head Cooks
· Dietitians and Nutritionists
· Personal Trainers
· Budget Analysts
· Social Worker
· Family Consumer Science Careers
· Human Ecology
· Public Health