Introducing Seek and Find, a new Senior Cycle textbook for non-examination Religious Education.
Written by Katherina Broderick, Elaine Costelloe and Brendan ORegan. Edited by Ailís Travers.
Responding to feedback from teachers, we are pleased to offer one book to cover 5th and 6th year. This exciting new book is based on the NCCA Curriculum Framework for Senior Cycle RE and is the first text of its kind to cover all eight sections of the Framework.
- Each section is divided into lessons as opposed to chapters, making it very user friendly
- Each lesson has objectives and a summary to give a clear focus to the content covered
- In each lesson, students are given opportunities to build their own responses to the material, thus ensuring they engage on a personal level
- Activities vary to challenge and encourage faith development in students by helping them to relate to God in their own lives, in the life of the Church and in the local community, as well as in the wider world
- Activities provide for differentiated, active and co-operative learning by including a variety of methodologies and a wide range of different exercises
- Additional resources will be available online at www.seekandfind.ie (coming soon)
- Developed and piloted by a team of experienced teachers
Katherina Broderick teaches in Causeway Comprehensive School, Tralee. She is an associate trainer with the PDST. She formerly worked as Diocesan Adviser for Post-Primary Religious Education in the Diocese of Kerry and as Regional Development Officer for the Religious Education Support Service.
Elaine Costelloe teaches in Mercy Secondary School, Mounthawk. She has been teaching Religious Education at both Junior and Senior Cycle for the last twelve years. She has also taught the Leaving Certificate Religious Education Syllabus for examination.
Brendan O’Regan teaches in Arklow CBS. Brendan created and runs the Faith Arts website, which provides arts-based resources for Religious Education teachers, and is also media columnist with the Irish Catholic newspaper. He has been involved in providing in-service to Religious Education teachers, especially in the area of arts and IT.
Ailís Travers teaches in Loreto College, St Stephen’s Green, and lectures part time in Dublin City University. She holds a Masters Degree in Religion and Education from the Mater Dei Institute of Education, and a Post-Master’s Certificate in Spiritual Formation from Boston College. Ailís has worked for Veritas in Ireland and in the USA where she provided training and support for teachers. She is the author, co-author and editor of a number of books and websites for religious education. She is also the author of a children’s book, Pope Francis: The Story of Our Pope.