Aspiring Leadership Programme

“The Postgraduate Diploma in School Leadership (PDSL) / Dioplóma Gairmiúil i gCeannaireacht Scoile (DGCS) is designed to prepare current teachers who aspire to lead with the knowledge, skills, confidence and qualifications for senior school leadership positions.”

“As part of my teacher education degree I travelled to Zambia to gain experience of their school system. It was an incredible experience.”

Muireann Stack

Undergraduate Education Student

“Our work with the Ubuntu Network focuses on providing staff and students in teacher education throughout Ireland with the knowledge and skills to address sustainable development issues such as global poverty, climate change and inequality.”

Deirdre Hogan

Ubuntu Network

“My research is predominantly concerned with social justice issues and the impact this has on educational policy and practice in Europe.”

Marie Parker-Jenkins

Professor of Education

ISBE Teacher Resources

This document includes a link to a teacher toolkit which was designed by the Chain Reaction team as a resource for implementing Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE) in the classroom. 

The Pupil Research Briefs (PRBs) which can be used directly in lab or classroom. Some PRBs do not require any lab equipment at all, and can be conducted entirely in the classroom with little more than paper and pen. For example, the Green Light PRB below can be completed in a double lesson using some printed sheets from the PRB and some poster making equipment, yet can still help pupils to learn scientific inquiry in a really engaging way.  

The document also provides suggestions as to how these PRBs might be linked with the learning outcomes of the  new Junior Cycle Science specification. Hopefully you will find this of use.

Just click on the  document and scroll to browse.