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Politics and Society Learning Path: Key Thinker Revision Locke Learning Path

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A selection of resources around the ideas of Politics and Society Key thinker John Locke, all useful in revising his ideas and perspectives.
8 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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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.

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Language: English
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Political Theory - John Locke

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZiWZJgJT7I Added: 29 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Brief 6 min video introducing and explaining the thinking of the 17th century philosopher. Covers his philosophy on how to educate children; who should rule the nation; the role of the state in handling religious belief. Locke was an advocate for 'freedom of belief' and explained that the state had no role in restricting religious belief. It also covers the arguments that Locke puts forward for the right of people to overthrow governments.

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Politics & Society

Strand: 1. Power & Decision Making: School

Suggestions for use: Could be played to the class and followed by a discussion on what students understand to be his basic beliefs. Could also provide material for a consideration of how his thoughts differ from that of Hobbes.

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Language: English
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Locke versus Hobbes

http://jim.com/hobbes.htm Added: 29 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Contrasts the various premises held by the political philosopehrs John Locke and Thomas Hobbes. Both men are considered 'social theorists' but both have quide different views on such issues as human nature and conflict.

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Politics & Society

Suggestions for use: Very useful document to show how Hobbes and Locke differ on some very basic principles. Students should look at this when considering their views on Power and decision making.

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Language: English
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John Locke Podcast

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/29494/29230.mp3 Added: 17 Apr 2019 Contributor: Grainne McKeever Resource type: Primary Source

Podcast on the work of John Locke 16 Key thinkers Politics and Society

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Politics & Society

Strand: 4. Citizenship: Rights & Responsibilities

Strand unit: 5. Democratic Practices in Wider Society

Suggestions for use: Can be used independently or together with worksheet on Locke

Asset type: Audio
Language: English
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John Locke Worksheet

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/29472/29208.pdf Added: 17 Apr 2019 Contributor: Grainne McKeever Resource type: Worksheet

Worksheet based on John Locke. The worksheet accompanies the podcast created by Grainne McKeever in discussion with Prof. Iseult Honohan in UCD.

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Politics & Society

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

Strand unit: 1. The Making of the National Policy

Suggestions for use: Worksheet can be used independently or together with the podcast on John Locke

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Language: English
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Locke's Philosophy and its Relevance Today

https://dreamnepal.wordpress.com/20...philosophy-and-its-relevance-today/ Added: 29 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Article that explores issues of power, modern government, property and human rights in the light of John Locke's Second Treatise of Government. While it takes a certain advocacy approach it concludes that despite its flaws Locke's arguments are relevant today.

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Politics & Society

Strand: 5. Human Rights & Responsibilities: Ireland

Suggestions for use: Worth reading to stimulate discussion about the relevancy of Locke's theories today. Remember, though, that the article may carry a certain bias.


Strand: 1. Power & Decision Making: School

Suggestions for use: Worth reading to stimulate discussion about the relevancy of Locke's theories today. Remember, though, that the article may carry a certain bias.

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Language: English
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Political Philosophy - John Locke

http://www.philosophypages.com/hy/4n.htm Added: 29 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Article exploring the political thinking of Locke. Covers his thoughts on property, civil society and revolution. Quite text heavy but solid information. Links to original material are not functioning.

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Politics & Society

Strand: 5. Human Rights & Responsibilities: Ireland

Suggestions for use: Probably more suited to the teacher initially. Dated appearance but potentially useful as an introduction to Locke and his thoughts.

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Language: English
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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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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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