Three members of the SPHE Network recently presented papers at an international conference on racism hosted by the Centre for Education for Racial Equality in Scotland (CERES) at the University of Edinburgh.   The conference, which focused on confronting racial inequality through education and action, explored contemporary discourses, theories, policies and practices from a diversity of…

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This short blog addresses how SPHE is used to teach students about life, namely, bereavement (e.g., death, separation, loss of a friendship, moving to a new home). Also addressed is the new policy document ‘Wellbeing in Schools’ (DES, 2015), peer-support programmes Rainbows and Seasons for Growth, and curricular programme Zippy’s Friends.

SPHE is not simply a subject on the curriculum. It involves discrete lessons but also applying the learning throughout the school day. Most importantly it shapes the ethos of the school. The values, attitudes, knowledge and skills which the staff want the children to learn shape the way the school community organises itself, so that…

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The Label Tells it All

Every month, members of the SPHE Network share their thoughts on relevant developments, policies, events or resources in the areas of social, personal and health education. We are delighted to publish our inaugural blog post from Professor Mark Morgan, Cregan Professor of Education & Psychology, St. Patrick’s College Drumcondra. In comparison to many countries which…

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