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Extending Skills in CREDIT

Target Audience:

This is a more in-depth course equipping participants to embed good practice in this area into their own settings. 

 

Prerequisites:

Applicants for this course need to show an existing awareness of community engagement issues whether through successful completion of Exploring skills in CREDIT course or by other suitable evidence.

 

Key Themes of the Courses:

•  Rationale for sustainable good relations between schools and their communities;
     
•  Curriculum skills in diversity, inclusion, mutual respect and reconciliation (especially in 
  relation to PDMU, Local & Global Citizenship and areas of interconnected 
  learning);
 
•  Strategies for exploring and managing controversial issues in the classroom;
 
•  Whole-school ethos and pastoral structures;
 
•  Strategies for meaningful contact and collaboration between schools and their 
  pupils;
 
•  School and community:  creative relationships with parents and neighbourhoods;
 
•  Practical policy development and strategies for implementation;
 
•  Awareness of existing resources and how to make creative use of them.

    

 Elements of Completion:  

Full attendance and completion of a written assessment.

 

Places Available: 

20

 

Dates:  

24th, 25th September :- Belfast 

17th, 18th October :- Residential location Corrymeela, Ballycastle

13th November :- Belfast

 

*Note: locations are subject to change

Cost:   

Free

 

Other Information:

Prior approval from your school Principal is necessary.  Substitute cover and travel expenses will be provided for all those teachers who take part fully in the courses.

 

Participants taking this course have the option to achieve M-level credit by completing additional assessment.  Those wishing to do so need to be aware that an additional cost will be incurred which is not covered by the by the International Fund for Ireland. Further details are available from the CREDIT project office.