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The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.

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CSPE [SC]

Junior Cycle - CSPE [SC]

Subject Group: Social
These subjects explore common issues faced by all people living in society. They develop the skills and knowledge used to manage personal resources and guide human behaviour.

Brief Description:
Civic, Social and Political Education (CSPE) contributes to building the skills students will need to contribute positively to a democratic society and to promote sustainable living. It gives them an understanding of social, economic and poltical structures at local, national and global levels and the opportunity to imagine and create ways in which they can make a difference to the lives of individuals and communities.
How will CSPE [SC] be useful to me?
The CSPE short course offers students the opportunity to become active citizens through the exploration of three different strands. The strands are as follows:
  • Strand 1, Rights and Responsibilities, explores what it means to live with rights and responsibilities and examines the main human rights instruments that protect people's rights. 
  • Strand 2, Global Citizenship, explores issues of poverty, inequality and sustainable development and look at ways to bring about effective change.
  • Strand 3, Exploring Democracy, enables students to examine how democracy works and the role of the media in a democracy.




View / Download CSPE [SC] Factsheet [pdf file]
View / Download full curriculum [pdf file]
Course link
http://www.pdst.ie/node/152

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