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Politics and Society Learning Path - Coronavirus and the “Other” Learning Path

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Possible NCCA key thinker biographies - Edward Said, Samuel Huntington Karl Marx 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. 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. Possible NCCA key thinker biographies - Edward Said, Samuel Huntington Karl Marx 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. Learning Outcomes: 2.6, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4,7.2, 7.3, 7.4. Topics: Topic 7: Globalisation and Identity Topic 5: Human Rights and Responsibilities in Ireland Topic 2: Power and Decision Making at National and European Level
7 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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UNHCR Ireland - Information on Covid-19 for Refugees and Asylum-Seekers in Ireland

https://www.unhcr.org/en-ie/news/up...-and-asylum-seekers-in-ireland.html Added: 22 Apr 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Reference

This is a link to the website of the UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency) Ireland. On the website up to date information and advice is provided for refugees, asylum-seekers and other vulnerable groups during the Covid-19 crisis.
This website could be used to explore the latest key information being provided by the Irish government and the UN around issues such as: health and self-isolation advice and welfare support, being given to refugees, asylum-seekers and other vulnerable groups during the Covid-19 crisis.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Politics & Society

Strand: 7. Globalisation & Identity

Strand unit: 3. Diversity in the E.U

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:
2.6, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4,7.2, 7.3, 7.4.


Topics:
Topic 7: Globalisation and Identity
Topic 5: Human Rights and Responsibilities in Ireland
Topic 2: Power and Decision Making at National and European Level
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Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Irish Examiner article: Covid-19 outbreak confirmed at hotel in Kerry town used to house asylum seekers

https://www.irishexaminer.com/break...to-house-asylum-seekers-994862.html Added: 22 Apr 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Reference

This article details an outbreak of Covid 19 in a hotel in Kerry and the reaction of locals to the decision to relocate the asylum seekers to Cahersiveen.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Politics & Society

Strand: 7. Globalisation & Identity

Strand unit: 3. Diversity in the E.U

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:
2.6, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4,7.2, 7.3, 7.4.


Topics:
Topic 7: Globalisation and Identity
Topic 5: Human Rights and Responsibilities in Ireland
Topic 2: Power and Decision Making at National and European Level

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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An Irish Times article: “Group of 70 asylum seekers transferred from Dublin despite case of Covid-19”

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ire...-despite-case-of-covid-19-1.4233651 Added: 22 Apr 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Reference

This article is concerned with the transfer of Asylum seekers from Dublin to Kerry despite concerns about Covid 19.
The article could be used by students to investigate the heightening of feelings of “Otherness” during the Coronavirus pandemic

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Politics & Society

Strand: 7. Globalisation & Identity

Strand unit: 3. Diversity in the E.U

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:
2.6, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4,7.2, 7.3, 7.4.


Topics:
Topic 7: Globalisation and Identity
Topic 5: Human Rights and Responsibilities in Ireland
Topic 2: Power and Decision Making at National and European Level

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

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A breakingnews.ie article: “Dept won't confirm if Kerry direct provision residents were among delegation moved due to virus”

https://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland...tion-moved-due-to-virus-995084.html Added: 22 Apr 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Reference

This is a link to an article which is about the movement of residents in direct provision, by the government, during the early stages of the Covid 19 pandemic in Ireland.
The article can be used in conjunction with other articles to compare news sources. It also allows for the exploration of attitudes to Direct Provision and how this reflects upon ideas and theories of “Otherness”.

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
Politics & Society

Strand: 7. Globalisation & Identity

Strand unit: 3. Diversity in the E.U

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:
2.6, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4,7.2, 7.3, 7.4.


Topics:
Topic 7: Globalisation and Identity
Topic 5: Human Rights and Responsibilities in Ireland
Topic 2: Power and Decision Making at National and European Level

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

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An Irish Examiner article “Keelings under fire for flying in fruit pickers from abroad during pandemic”

https://www.irishexaminer.com/break...-abroad-during-pandemic-994585.html Added: 22 Apr 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Reference

This article from the Irish Examineris concerned with the news of an Irish company flying in workers from abroad, during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The article can be used by teachers and students as a means of exploring a very recent media story concerned with the hiring of labour from abroad, the movement of people, wages offered to migrant workers and adherence, or not, to government restrictions.
It can be used as a means to explore other media sources for the same story

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
Politics & Society

Strand: 7. Globalisation & Identity

Strand unit: 3. Diversity in the E.U

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:
2.6, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4,7.2, 7.3, 7.4.


Topics:
Topic 7: Globalisation and Identity
Topic 5: Human Rights and Responsibilities in Ireland
Topic 2: Power and Decision Making at National and European Level

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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