The Association of CSPE Teachers (ACT)

Supporting Citizenship Education in Ireland

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Welcome to the Website of the Association of CSPE Teachers.

CSPE is Civic, Social and Political Education, a required course in citizenship education for Junior Cycle students (12-14 year olds) in Irish second level schools. The programme is activity based, with students needing to do citizenship actions. Assessment is school based. See here for more detailed information.

On this website, by clicking on the above links, CSPE teachers can access the latest CSPE news, apply for membership of the Association, see the large selection of resources available for the subject, sample Citizenship Actions undertaken by teachers around the country, read articles on a variety of CSPE related topics, view a calendar of CSPE related events, access a wide variety of useful websites through the links page and contact the Association for assistance.

Key Documents of CSPE

Video on Subject CPD Online Cluster Events from Jan 2021

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Dr Lisa Walsh NUIG addresses our most recent in-person National Conference, Seanad Chamber, Oct 2019


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