BRIGIT’S GARDEN: AN ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE IN OUR COMMUNITY

The objectives of the course are:


- To equip teachers with the knowledge, personal interest and methodologies necessary for effective learning and teaching of key strands in the SESE curriculum relating to the environment and energy, and to foster a sense of personal and community responsibility for our natural heritage.

- To promote a cross-curricular approach to the teaching and learning of science through integration with history, literacy (English/Irish), numeracy and arts and crafts.

- To explore the rich connections between nature and the environment and Celtic traditions relating to the seasons and native flora and fauna

The course will address the following areas of the curriculum:

Science, Geography, History, Numeracy & Mathematics, Literacy & English, Visual Arts, SPHE and PE

The course will enable teachers to improve their skills, knowledge, teaching and leadership in the following areas:

- Awareness of the importance of our natural environment and the motivation to foster a genuine and informed interest in the environment in their students

- Knowledge and confidence in teaching key strands in the curriculum relating to the environment and energy, in a cross-curricular context

- Creative use of links between natural and cultural heritage through the stories and folklore of the Celtic festivals and native trees and plants

- The use of a variety of methodologies in environmental investigations and activities that promote key skills in various areas of the curriculum.

- Become proficient in methodologies that can be used in a variety of learning situations, in the classroom, the school grounds and on field trips.

This course qualifies for the Department of Education & Skills EPV Days.

Course Details

Course Start Date / Time 01-07-2019 9:30 am
Course End Date / Time 05-07-2019 2:00 pm
Capacity 25
Available place 0
Course Fee €50.00
Subsequent Dates 2nd, 3rd, 4th Jult
Number Hours 50
Speaker Dolores Keegan, Hedda Dick
Location Brigit's Garden