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Politics and Society Learning Path: The Seanad Éireann Elections 2020 Learning Path

By PDST

The resources in this learning path could be used as stimuli for students, with the teacher creating tasks around an essential question, or set of questions. Students could be asked to use the resources included to create; a paragraph response, discursive essay response, voice clip of their response, research of further data on this topic or to critically evaluate the sources, amongst other ideas. Learning Outcomes: 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5, 5.3, Topics: Power and Decision Making at National and European Level, Human Rights and Responsibilities in Ireland. Possible NCCA key thinker biographies - Karl Marx, John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, Kathleen Lynch. These key thinkers have contributed to the development of some of the key ideas within this learning path. Teachers may also choose to invite students to make links with other Key Thinkers in the booklet provided in the learning path
6 resources in this Learning Path

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Politics and Society Key Thinker Booklet

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/32068/31810.pdf Added: 25 Mar 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Reference / Article

This booklet contains the NCCA biographies of 15 of the 17 Key thinkers named in the updated Politics and Society specification.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Politics & Society

Suggestions for use: Background reading on the key thinkers for students. Can be assigned as reading alongside a topic or strand to encourage students to make links to the perspectives of the prescribed key thinkers.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons
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The Seanad Eireann electoral process

https://data.oireachtas.ie/ie/oirea...ad-eireann-electoral-process_en.pdf Added: 01 Apr 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type:

This is an infographic from February 2020 about the Seanad Éireann electoral process.
Students could use this infographic to explore the latest key information and data about the Seanad Éireann electoral process, in a very user friendly fashion.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Politics & Society

Strand: 2. Power & Decision Making: National/EU

Strand unit: 2. How Executive Branch of Gov't is Selected

Suggestions for use: The resources in this learning path could be used as stimuli for students, with the teacher creating tasks around an essential question, or set of questions. Students could be asked to use the resources included to create; a paragraph response, discursive essay response, voice clip of their response, research of further data on this topic or to critically evaluate the sources, amongst other ideas.

Learning Outcomes:

2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5, 5.3,


Topics:
Power and Decision Making at National and European Level, Human Rights and Responsibilities in Ireland.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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3

How the Seanad is elected

https://www.housing.gov.ie/sites/de...iles/how_seanad_elected-english.pdf Added: 01 Apr 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Reference / Other

This is a Department of Housing, Planning & Local Government publication about ‘How the Seanad is elected’.
This publication could be used to gather detail about how the Seanad election process happens, including - nomination of candidates and who can vote.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Politics & Society

Strand: 2. Power & Decision Making: National/EU

Strand unit: 2. How Executive Branch of Gov't is Selected

Suggestions for use: The resources in this learning path could be used as stimuli for students, with the teacher creating tasks around an essential question, or set of questions. Students could be asked to use the resources included to create; a paragraph response, discursive essay response, voice clip of their response, research of further data on this topic or to critically evaluate the sources, amongst other ideas.

Learning Outcomes:

2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5, 5.3,


Topics:
Power and Decision Making at National and European Level, Human Rights and Responsibilities in Ireland.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

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Seanad Éireann Register of Nominating Bodies

https://data.oireachtas.ie/ie/oirea...er-of-nominating-bodies-2019_en.pdf Added: 01 Apr 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Reference / Other

This document is the Register of Nominating Bodies for the Seanad based on the Seanad Electoral (Panel Members) Acts 1947 to 2015
This document could be used by students to research the difference nominating bodies for each panel in Seanad Éireann.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Politics & Society

Strand: 2. Power & Decision Making: National/EU

Strand unit: 2. How Executive Branch of Gov't is Selected

Suggestions for use: The resources in this learning path could be used as stimuli for students, with the teacher creating tasks around an essential question, or set of questions. Students could be asked to use the resources included to create; a paragraph response, discursive essay response, voice clip of their response, research of further data on this topic or to critically evaluate the sources, amongst other ideas.

Learning Outcomes:

2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5, 5.3,


Topics:
Power and Decision Making at National and European Level, Human Rights and Responsibilities in Ireland.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

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Oireachtas - Seanad General Election 2020

https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/elections/seanad-general-election-2020 Added: 01 Apr 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Reference / Other

This website is the Oireachtas website which is based on the Seanad General Election 2020.
This website could be used to access a number of resources - mainly the most up to date results of the Seanad Éireann Elections 2020.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Politics & Society

Strand: 2. Power & Decision Making: National/EU

Strand unit: 2. How Executive Branch of Gov't is Selected

Suggestions for use: The resources in this learning path could be used as stimuli for students, with the teacher creating tasks around an essential question, or set of questions. Students could be asked to use the resources included to create; a paragraph response, discursive essay response, voice clip of their response, research of further data on this topic or to critically evaluate the sources, amongst other ideas.

Learning Outcomes:

2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5, 5.3,


Topics:
Power and Decision Making at National and European Level, Human Rights and Responsibilities in Ireland.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

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An Integrated Approach to Learning, Teaching and Assessment

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/29422/29158.pdf Added: 08 Apr 2019 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Reference / Activity

The following PDST booklet 'An Integrated Approach to Learning, Teaching and Assessment' aids teachers in considering what methodologies could be used in class to support the inquiry process.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Agriculture Science (2019)

Strand: Teaching and Learning

Strand unit: Pedagogy

Suggestions for use: Placemat: (Page 73)
Placemat can be used to encourage students to share ideas and reach a consensus about a topic or goal. It can be used to activate prior knowledge of a topic among students. It can help students share problem solving techniques, take group notes during a video/oral presentation, to summerise learning after the class or to begin an opening review of a subsequent lesson.
Anticipation Exercise: (Page 35/36)
The anticipation exercise could be utilised to assess students prior knowledge of a topic. This will give the teacher a picture of the students’ awareness of the concepts involved. However it could also be used as an assessment tool after the learning to see if the students have understood the concepts which they were presented with.
Think-Pair-Square-Share (Page 71)
The think-pair-square-share methodology can be used throughout the inquiry process to enable reflection and discussion among the pupils on the stage of the inquiry or the economic knowledge being explored.

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Language: English
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