Tutors: Karin Bacon, Sandra Austin, Georgina Laragy & Ciarán Masterson.
This blended summer course has a lovely blend of collaborative and independent inquiry. It will take place during the first week in July [3rd to 7th]. Day one of the course will take place face to face on Monday 3 July at Glasnevin Cemetery. For the next three days (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) participants will engage in directed fieldwork in their local area with online daily support via the MIE Moodle platform. Day five of the course will be delivered face to face on Friday 7 July at Marino Institute of Education where participants will share their discoveries.
The course is designed to model best pedagogical practices in relation to the teaching of history at Primary level and to develop the skills of working as an historian, as outlined in the Primary History Curriculum.
Through their engagement with this course and in particular by working with staff of Glasnevin Cemetery in conjunction with their local cemetery, participants will have a deeper understanding of history as a body of knowledge as well as history as a way of working. They will develop a greater awareness of the vision of the Primary School History curriculum, thus helping them identify engaging ways to commemorate historical events in the future particularly within their own locality. Participants will be introduced to the potential of Glasnevin Cemetery as a model to stimulate Historical inquiry and to apply this model in their local context.
I loved this course. I learned so much from the facilitators, the other participants and my own detective work. I found it very emotional and I loved the fact that we met on the Monday, went away to do our research and then meet up again on the Friday. My favourite day was the Friday, listening to all the stories. Míle buíochas.
This was one of the best courses I have ever done. It was great personally and also so useful for the classroom. The potential a graveyard holds for learning is astounding. The blended format is absolutely perfect. Starting in Glasnevin and ending together bookends it all perfectly.
For this blended course please register and pay through MIE's Moodle page: www.mie.ie/moodle