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CPD: Seminars and Workshops

The PDST website will be used to keep teachers informed of the most recent information regarding the implementation of the specification and the details of upcoming supports as they are offered.

This section of the Scoilnet website provides teachers with access to the support material used by PDST at their CPD events. To register for an upcoming PDST event, visit the PDST event page.

Full Day Workshops/Seminars

These full-day workshops/seminars were offered in locations across the country this year and more workshops/seminars will be offered as this specification is embedded in schools. The content of these days is based on the needs of teachers which become evident over time.

Choose from...

Seminars 2022/23
Seminars 2021/22
Seminars 2021/2020/2019
Introduction to Economics Seminar Day 3
Introduction to Economics Seminar Day 1
Introduction to Economics Seminar Day 2

Webinars will build on a specific idea which was explored in the full day seminars in order to further inform teachers about that idea but also to allow the teacher to further explore the topic at their own pace.

  • The Research Study - Building on Experience
    This webinar is brought to you by the PDST Economics team and has been produced in collaboration with our partner agencies and key stakeholders; the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, the State Examinations Commission and the Department of Education. The webinar and accompanying resources aim to restate and reinforce the messages of the economics specification and the latest NCCA Guidelines issued to support the research study process.
    Webinar Support Materials
  • The Economics of Sustainable Development
    The focus of this webinar centres on the components of sustainable development carefully mapped to the Leaving Certificate Economics Specification and looks at how the study of economics can help assist sustainable development into the future.  Dr Lisa Ryan, Assistant Professor of Energy Economics, School of Economics UCD presents a useful toolkit to assess sustainable development with particular emphasis on
    - Market failures and externalities
    - Policy instrument design
    -Benefit-cost analysis

    The webinar also features ideas for research topics for economists with a host of links, data and useful information
    Economics Webinar 4 Support Materials
    Economics of Sustainable Development Presentation Slides

School Support Visits

The PDST school support service is available to all teachers of Economics whereby an advisor can be requested to visit the school and work with teachers on site in relation to supporting the implementation of the new specification. This service depends on the capacity of the team and may not be available for every school in the country. To avail of school based support for Economics: Follow this link to PDST online form.

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