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Second Level / Primary Education: A Project in Sharing Resources and Curriculum Development (SIP037)
This project involved one school sharing its ICT resources and expertise to assist the development of ICT in five small local primary schools. All were involved in a curriculum development project between primary and post-primary education.
18 months
Lead Organisation
St Peter's Community School, Cork
Project Aims
  • To develop a support structure for the partner primary schools that will advise on hardware and software purchase, technical issues, pedagogic strategies and ICT planning.
  • To develop the ICT skills of the participant teachers through the use of the ICT resources and expertise of St Peter's Community School.
  • To establish a curriculum project that will examine the teaching of English in senior primary classes and junior post-primary classes for the purpose of co-ordinating the curriculum between primary and post-primary while using and developing ICT for communication and teaching models.
  • A joint project involving fifth and sixth class primary pupils and first year post-primary students will be established in areas such as functional and creative writing, with particular emphasis on the use of software, the Internet and communication by email.
  • Indicative Outcomes
  • Development of new teaching resources that help to bridge the gap between primary and post-primary schools in teaching and learning English.
  • Research to be conducted on the educational software available and the use of the Internet for teaching English at both levels. Recommendations to be made on the appropriateness of these resources and how and at what level they might best be utilised.
  • Development and evaluation of a support model for rural primary schools that can be replicated nationally.
  • Participating Schools
    Scoil Barra, Co. Cork
    Shanbaly National School, Co. Cork
    Ringaskiddy National School, Co. Cork
    St Mary's NS, Co. Cork
    Star of the Sea NS, Co. Cork
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