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Politics and Society Learning Path: Key Thinkers and the Covid 19 Crisis Learning Path

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This Learning path includes a variety of resources which link the ideas of Key Thinkers from the Politics and Society leaving certificate course to the political and social effects of the Covid 19 crisis. 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.
7 resources in this Learning Path

1

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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Vandana Shiva on the Covid 19 Crisis

https://www.navdanya.org/bija-refel...al-reflections-on-the-corona-virus/ Added: 01 May 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Reference

This resource links the ideas of Vandana Shiva, a Key Thinker from the Politics and Society leaving certificate course to the political and social effects of the Covid 19 crisis

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Politics & Society

Strand: 8. Sustainable Development

Strand unit: 3. Participates in these Debates

Suggestions for use: This Learning path includes a variety of resources which link the ideas of Key Thinkers from the Politics and Society leaving certificate course to the political and social effects of the Covid 19 crisis.

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.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Huntington, Clash of Civilisations and the Covid 19 Crisis

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outl...ot-bark-coronavirus-world-politics/ Added: 01 May 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Reference

This resource links the ideas of Samuel Huntington a Key Thinker from the Politics and Society leaving certificate course to the political and social effects of the Covid 19 crisis

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Politics & Society

Strand: 7. Globalisation & Identity

Strand unit: 7. Participants in these Debates

Suggestions for use: This Learning path includes a variety of resources which link the ideas of Key Thinkers from the Politics and Society leaving certificate course to the political and social effects of the Covid 19 crisis.

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.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Martha Nussbaum on the Covid 19 Crisis

https://www.laprensalatina.com/nuss...akened-desire-for-social-democracy/ Added: 01 May 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Reference

This resource links the ideas of Martha Nussbaum a Key Thinker from the Politics and Society leaving certificate course to the political and social effects of the Covid 19 crisis

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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: 7. Participants in these Debates

Suggestions for use: This Learning path includes a variety of resources which link the ideas of Key Thinkers from the Politics and Society leaving certificate course to the political and social effects of the Covid 19 crisis.

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.

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

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Said, Orientalism and the Covid 19 Crisis

https://lareviewofbooks.org/short-takes/orientalism-age-covid-19/ Added: 01 May 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Reference

This resource links the ideas of a Edward Said Key Thinker from the Politics and Society leaving certificate course to the political and social effects of 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: 7. Participants in these Debates

Suggestions for use: This Learning path includes a variety of resources which link the ideas of Key Thinkers from the Politics and Society leaving certificate course to the political and social effects of the Covid 19 crisis.

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.

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

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Guardian Article: Hobbes and the Coronavirus

https://www.theguardian.com/comment...oronavirus-politics-lockdown-hobbes Added: 01 Apr 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Reference / Other

This is an article from The Guardian which examines the relationship between the electorate, the elected and “power” It references Hobbesian political theories as a means of exploring political changes due to the Coronavirus.
This article can be used by students to investigate the theories of Thomas Hobbes and other relevant Key Thinkers; also to see Hobbes referenced in a modern context

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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: 7. Participants in these Debates

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, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 5.2, 5.4, 6.1, 6.2

Topics:
Power and Decision Making at National and European Level, Human Rights and Responsibilities in Ireland, Human Rights and Responsibilities in Europe and the Wider World;

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

Asset type: Document
Language: English
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