IDEA welcomes the CSPE Short Course on Citizenship as an essential opportunity to foreground social justice issues within the formal curriculum and infuse a global dimension into teaching and learning. Key points in the submission include:
The proposed change of CSPE from a mandatory assessed subject, to an optional short course could have significant impact on how Ireland meets its commitment to development education and education for global citizenship as outlined in current policy
Further information about the implementation of the short course should be included in the design, in order for teachers and students to engage with the material in a confident and effective manner
Changes proposed in this submission will enhance the impact of the CSPE short course in creating active and engaged global citizens.