Summer Courses

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Educate Together’s 2021 summer courses have now ended. 

Facilitating Pupil Voices and Active Citizenship

Children are the most important stakeholders in primary education. They spend eight years in the sector and its 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?

This course was evaluated by the Department of Education with the following findings:

    • Course content was very good
    • The course modules provided comprehensive strategies to encourage and affirm the role of the pupil voice
    • Module assignments and discussion fora stimulated valuable discussion on important issues related to pupil voice and active citizenship
    • (T)he quality of the participant learner experience is very good
    • A wide range of multi-media presentations was used to very good effect.
    • Course management is of a very good standard
    • The overall quality of this course was very good.

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

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.

This course was evaluated by the DES 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