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Civic, Social and Political Education

This 100 hour short course is built around three strands, rights and responsibilities, global citizenship and exploring democracy. There is a strong focus on student action aimed at giving students an experience of active citizenship.

CSPE is an important part of a wellbeing programme within junior cycle as it enables students to feel connected to and take responsibility for the wellbeing of others. It also develops students' confidence, agency and engagement which are important characteristics of student wellbeing.

The short course was first published in 2016 and was updated in 2021. Click below to download the latest edition of the CSPE short course.

CSPE: A Citizenship Course

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