Support materials for teachers

 
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These materials aim to support teachers in teaching and assessing the learning outcomes of Politics and Society. The ideas and resources provided here are not prescriptive, and teachers will discover many other ways of achieving the learning outcomes. The resources include links to websites, research, articles and videos. There are also some suggestions on teaching methodologies and possible student assessment tasks.

  

Ideas for teaching, learning and assessment 

 

Strand 1: Power and decision-making

Topic 1 Power and decision-making in schoolTeaching, learning and assessment activities

Relevant theorists:

Hobbes, Locke, Marx, Durkheim, Rousseau, Freire

Key concepts
Topic 2 Power and decision-making at national and European level

Teaching, learning and assessment activities

Relevant theorists:

Hobbes, Locke, Lynch,Marx, Nozick, Walby

Key concepts

Strand 2: Active citizenship

Topic 3 Effectively contributing to communities

** NEW **

Teaching, learning and assessment activities        

Relevant theorists    Key concepts 
Topic 4 Rights and responsibilities in                         communication with others

Teaching, learning and assessment activities

Relevant theoristsKey concepts

Strand 3: Human rights and responsibilities

Topic 5 Human rights and responsibilities in IrelandTeaching, learning and assessment activities

Relevant theorists:

Locke, Lynch, Nozick, Freire, Nussbaum

Key concepts
Topic 6 Human rights and responsibilities in Europe and the wider world

** NEW **

Teaching, learning and assessment activities

Relevant theorists:

Huntington, Said

Key concepts

Strand 4: Globalisation and localisation

Topic 7 Globalisation and identity                

** NEW **

Teaching, learning and assessment activities

Relevant theorists

HuntingtonSaid

Key concepts
Topic 8 Sustainable developmentTeaching, learning and assessment activitiesRelevant theorists

Key concepts

Methodologies for key skills

K skills x 2

Teaching methodologies to help develop students' skills in the Politics and Society classroom can be accessed here.

Videos

Tormey x2

View videos related to Politics and Society.

Articles by relevant theorists

Lynch x2

Further articles by relevant theorists.

Planning document

Planning doc button x2

Planning for Politics and Society.