IDEA Submission on CSPE Short Course


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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.

Read more and access the full submission here.