Next Project Event
Friday April 8th 2011 in Monaghan Education Centre, salve Armagh Road, Monaghan town from 9.45 -3.30pm
The Education for Reconciliation project is pleased to invite citizenship teachers to a cross-border CPD day on using From Prison to Peace, an educational resource for Local and Global Citizenship and CSPE/TY (see www.reconciliation.ie/ The resource and DVD is targeted at KS 4, Transition Year and CSPE (but is easily adaptable for KS3, post 16, or History and Politics classes). Based on the narratives of fifteen political ex-prisoners, it provides an opportunity for young people to explore issues relating to the conflict in Northern Ireland, its legacy and the transition to peace from the perspective of political ex-prisoners. The in-service will allow participants to explore the resource as well as consider how to handle the sensitive/ controversial aspects of teaching these issues in the classroom. There will also be an opportunity for teachers to engage directly with the former prisoners involved in this initiative in a ‘Question and Answer’ session. The day will be facilitated by Lesley Emerson, author of the resource and lecturer in education in Queen’s University Belfast.
Tuesday 22nd June 2010 A very successful Citizenship Team Development Day for LLW teachers from the WELB was held in the North West Teachers Centre in Strathfoyle.....
Wednesday/Thursday May 19th/20th 2010 The final residential of the year for core teachers was held in the Silver Birch Hotel, Omagh .....
April 27th 2010 The second Citizenship Team day which focussed on Teaching Controversial Issues took place in Belfast. It was attended by 28 teachers from ....
Wednesday March 3rd The first Citizenship Team day - a CSPE Induction Day for teachers new to CSPE - took place on March 3rd in Monaghan.
29th January 2010 Teaching controversial issues was the main theme of the residential in-service run for lead teachers in project schools in Lusty Beg Island on January 29th ......
December 2009 Cluster in-service days were run in November/December in three locations, Banbridge, Derry and Enniskillen. They looked at the themes of perceptions of diversity and Policing Matters
8th/9th October First residential in-service takes place.
8th October 2009 Launch of Policing Matters takes place in Enniskillen with speakers from the PSNI and An Garda Siochána
8th October 2009 ‘What the Students Thought about Policing Matters’
8th October 2009 New phase of Education for Reconciliation launched