Politics and Society CPD Course postponed due to COVID19
In light of the most recent Government advice regarding COVID-19, physical classes in Carlow College St. Patrick’s will not be held during the closure. Carlow College training courses and workshops have been postponed until further notice.
Due to the dynamic and participative nature of the Politics and Society workshops, an online version is not possible.
If you wish to receive updates regarding the workshops, we can add you to a contact list and inform you when courses return.
This is a precautionary measure in the interest of safeguarding public health and we apologise for any inconvenience.
If you have any queries relating to the course, please contact the Stephanie Hanlon who is the Course Coordinator for the Politics and Society CPD workshops at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Course
This CPD course supports the creative, professional and impactful delivery of the new post-primary Politics and Society Curriculum. The course is delivered through a two-day workshop, and is specifically tailored to meet the needs of teachers engaging with students and coursework. The workshop will equip teachers with specific skills to build the capacity of students in Politics and Society through effectively engaging with key concepts, establishing connections across the four strands of study and relating this to contemporary politics and society.
This course provides teachers with stimulating and innovative ways to approach the curriculum and is an opportunity to develop and build on a range of teaching skills, such as connecting key thinkers on the course, data analysis and linking theory to practice. Workshop participants will be provided with classroom resources and supports for examination and assessments.
Topics Covered Include
1. The Four Strands of Study:
(Power and Decision Making, Active Citizenship, Human Rights and Responsibilities, Globalisation and Localisation)
2. Understanding Key Thinkers and Concepts
3. Analysing Social and Political Research
4. Skills for Reflective Practice
5. Methods for Coursework and the Citizenship Report
6. Examination and Assessments
These workshops will be facilitated by Stephanie Hanlon. Stephanie is a Lecturer on the Social, Political and Community Studies degree at Carlow College, St. Patrick’s and specialises in Direct Provision in Ireland, Immigration Policy, Social Policy, Citizenship, Immigration and Asylum Law. She has worked with refugees and asylum seekers for 10 years, was the Irish and European Ambassador for the No Hate Speech Movement and has worked with the Gender Equality Unit in the Council of Europe.