CSPE aims to make students aware of the civic, social and political dimensions of their lives. To give them a sense of belonging and to give them a capacity to gain access to information and structures relating to the society in which they live. We also aim to give them the ability and confidence to participate in a democratic society.
The objectives of CSPE are outlined in terms of:
An appropriate vehicle for the achievement of these objectives within C.S.P.E. is active participatory class – work where the emphasis is on learning by doing.
Active citizenship, communities
Human Dignity and basic needs (homelessness, bullying, refugees and asylum seekers)
Understanding human rights
The rights of children
Development and equality in Ireland
Development and global citizenship
Global citizenship and the natural environment (climate change)
Democracy in Ireland
Law and citizenship
There is no Junior cycle exam at the end of third year. Assessments will be carried out through a series of individual and group projects relating to different issues.