Summer Courses

Educate Together’s summer courses are now closed for 2020. The courses will run again in 2021.

Summer Courses 2020 

We had 67 participants on our summer courses this year and many thanks to everyone who chose one of these courses and by doing so supporting the work of the national office. 

Our of these courses, Facilitating Pupil Voices and Active Citizenship, was recently evaluated by the DES. Its content was found to be ‘very good’ with ‘high-quality tutor responses’, ‘valuable discussion’, ‘comprehensive strategies’ and course management ‘of a very good standard’.  

This course will be available next summer. 

Facilitating Pupil Voices and Active Citizenship

Children are the most important stakeholders in primary education. They spend eight years in the sector and it’s only appropriate that they should have meaningful input into the structures and environment which surround them.

Children are not citizens-in-waiting. They are citizens right now. Would you like your classroom practice to…

  • foster a culture whereby pupil identities are affirmed and validated?
  • encourage the expression of opinion?
  • facilitate debate and reflection?
  • reach out to quieter voices?
  • nurture a culture of empowerment and active citizenship?

Course Modules

  • Facilitating Pupil Voices and Active Citizenship – An Introduction
  • Environmental Awareness, Care and Sustainability
  • Belief Systems
  • Affirming Pupils’ Identities
  • Emotional Well-being and Critical Thinking

Registration is now closed for this course.

For any further information or queries, contact summercourses@educatetogether.ie

 

 Ethical Education in Educate Together Schools

This course examines the social and historical background of multi-denominational education in the state and the development of the Learn Together Ethical Education curriculum.

It explores each of the four strands of the Learn Together and is packed with ideas and resources for the classroom. Curriculum links are highlighted throughout.

It was evaluated by inspectors from the Department of Education with the following findings:

  • The course was very interesting and informative.
  • Participants were provided with abundant examples of how The Learn Together Curriculum could link and integrate with the teaching of literacy, numeracy and other curricular areas.
  • Commendable attention was given to engaging the participants in reflecting on their own practice…
  • The quality of the participants’ submissions to online forums was very good.
  • Participants were informed about a wide range of resources available to support the teaching of an Ethical Education programme

 Course Modules

  • Background and Introduction to Educate Together and the Learn Together Curriculum
  • Moral and Spiritual strand
  • Equality and Justice strand
  • Belief Systems strand
  • Ethics and the Environment strand

For any further information or queries, contact summercourses@educatetogether.ie

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