TRANSITION YEAR MODULE

 

SCOIL CHRIOST RI PORTLAOISE

 

 

FRAMEWORK FOR DRAFTING THE PROGRAMME

 

 

1.Title of Module

The Emo Court Experience

 

2.Duration of Module

One year

 

3.Aims

  • To develop an appreciation of the heritage of Emo Court
  • To understand the unique characteristics of Emo Court
  • To celebrate a significant local historical site
  • To combine a number of different learning experiences in this project

 

4.Objectives

  • Students will research an aspect of Emo Courts history or environment
  • Based on this research, students will produce an item of artwork
  • Based on this research also, students will produce a booklet, either as an individual 1000 words minimum, or in groups of three - 2000 words minimum
  • Students will present in another format of their choosing an item/article of video, drama, music, website, photography, or any other medium
  • Students will develop their self-directed learning skills and will work on this project in their own time also

 

5.Teaching and Learning Strategies

  • Field trips to house and grounds
  • Presentations by guides and local historians
  • Class discussions
  • Research methodologies such as library, internet, literature
  • Teacher-led discussions
  • Video presentation
  • Demonstrations
  • Worksheets
  • In addition, possibly role play, debates, essay-writing, poetry

 

 

 

 

 

6. Content

  • The inhabitants of Emo Court
  • Georgian architecture with reference to Emo Court
  • Interior design and the house
  • Flora and fauna at Emo Court
  • Father Browne and his photographs
  • How people lived through the ages

 

7. Assessment

  • Reflective Diary students will keep a diary of their experience and will evaluate the experience
  • Interview (possibly in group format)
  • Exhibition

 

8. Resources

  • Internet
  • Local and other libraries
  • School library
  • Laois Education Centre resources
  • Art in Schools Project
  • Digital camera
  • Video camera

 

9. Links with other subjects

  • Art, history, science, geography, English etc

 

10.Evaluation

  • Structured question sheets
  • Round table discussion