Statements of Learning
SOL 7: The student values what it means to be an active citizen, with rights and responsibilities in local and wider contexts.
SOL 9: The student understands the origin and impacts of social, economic, and environmental aspects of the world around her/him.
SOL 11: The student takes action to safeguard and promote her/his wellbeing and that of others
SOL 23: Brings an idea from conception to realisation
JC WELLBEING – This programme works on achieving the following Well-being indicators. Responsible – I take action to protect and promote my wellbeing and that of others Connected – I feel connected to my school, my friends, my community and the wider world. I appreciate that my actions and interactions impact on my own wellbeing and that of others, in local and global contexts. Respected – I feel that I am listened to and valued. I have positive relationships with my friends, my peers and my teachers. I show care and respect for others.
JC CSPE Rights and Responsibilities, Human Dignity and Homelessness, Democracy and Constitution
JC SPHE Strand 2 L0 2.3
SC ECONOMICS – Strand 1 What is economics about?, Strand 2 How are economic decisions made?, 3 What can markets do?, and 4 What is the relationship between policy and economic performance?
SC POLITICS & SOCIETY Strand 1 Power and decision-making Strand 2 Active Citizenship Strand 3 Human rights and responsibilities
Reduced Inequalities presentation
- Social Transfers– income from State means-tested payments (e.g. Jobseekers Allowance, Non-Contributory State Pension), State non-means-tested payments (e.g. Child Benefit, Jobseekers Benefit, Contributory State pension) as well as occupational and foreign pensions (e.g. from public or private sector employment).
- Poverty rate is the ratio of the number of people (in a given age group) whose income falls below the poverty line.
- Poverty line is 60% of median income, which in Ireland is calculated by the Central Statistics Office. The poverty line for a family with one adult and two children is €418.50 per week or €21,837 per year.
- Median income (mid-point in the scale of the highest to the lowest of all incomes in Ireland). Central Statistics Office show that the median gross income for households stood at €45,256 in 2016.
- At-Risk of Poverty Rate – People or households are considered to be at risk of poverty when their income is less than a particular threshold. In the EU, the threshold has been set at 60% of the median income (mid-point in the scale of the highest to the lowest of all incomes).
- Gini coefficient of disposable
income – is the standard measure of income inequality in an equivalised household. The Gini is an index which measures how far a country (or other entity) is from a situation of
- Disposable income means the income households have in their pockets after transfers and taxes are netted from or to total income.
- Equivalised household income is household income adjusted for the size and composition of the household.
Cherishing All Equally Economic Inequality in Ireland
Social Justice Ireland -Poverty 2020
UNICEF Fairness for Children Inequality in child well-being in rich countries
Note: Discussions on inequality, poverty and deprivation need to be handled sensitively and with consideration given to participants’ backgrounds and current experiences. Before delivering the workshop, make sure you read this helpful guide on how to handle sensitive topics in the classroom.
UNICEF encourages peer-led learning. If you are a young person delivering this workshop to your peers, follow the steps below for a successful workshop!
- Get support from a teacher or adult to run through the workshop with you first.
- If it is a challenging issue, that might cause upset to people, only deliver it with the support of an adult in the room. And also give prior warning to the participants of the topic you are covering as they may or may not wish to participate.
- Make sure all the technical things (internet, computer connections, etc) are working before the workshop
- Follow the notes and use them to talk through each of the slides and show the different videos. Most slides have notes with more info, but don’t worry if you don’t share everything in the notes.
- Always encourage discussion during the presentation – being sensitive to everyone’s personal experiences and perspectives.