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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2020 - 2021

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NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This module will enable students to explore and critically engage with post primary Citizenship Education, both CSPE and Politics and Society. To provide students will detailed knowledge of the specification strands and topics of study, as well as its underpinning principles, learning outcomes and assessment for certification components. To provide students with the skills to identify and utilise a range of resources and methodologies for effective teaching and learning within the subjects. To contribute to students' skills and confidence to lead and implement CSPE and Politics and Society in a second level context.

Learning Outcomes

1. Critically engage with the CSPE and Politics and Society specifications
2. Effectively use a range of teaching, learning and assessment methodologies appropriate for the CSPE and Politics and Society classroom
3. Identify and utilise a variety of contemporary media as pedagogical tools
4. Manage data collection and analysis relating to the subject
5. Critically reflect on learning and on the effectiveness of pedagogical and assessment support materials
6. Work in collegiality with colleagues in the interests of sharing, promoting, developing and supporting best professional practice in the teaching of CSPE and Politics and Society in second level schools

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture36Input and Reflective
Group work12Subject Based Collegial Activities
Independent Study12Research on Emerging Pedagogy
Independent Study65Reflection and Research Related to Experience
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Curriculum and resources
Analysis of curriculum specifications

Curriculum and resources
Exploration of supporting material and other resources

Participative learning
Pair and small group work

Participative learning
Cooperative reading and writing

Use of a variety of contemporary media

Use of research data and case studies

Assessment for Learning
Lower and higher order questioning

Assessment for Learning
AfL tasks integrated throughout – with learning intentions and success criteria

Assessment of Learning
See assessment section

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment% Examination Weight%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
Indicative Reading List

    Other Resources

    45513, DES, 2015, Guidelines for Junior Cycle, 45514, NCCA, 2021, Wellbeing Guidelines for Junior Cycle, 45515, NCCA, 2021, Civic, Social and Political Education Curriculum Specification for Junior Cycle, 45516, NCCA, 2019, Politics and Society Curriculum Specification,
    Programme or List of Programmes