Discover Primary Science and Maths Summer Courses

Each Summer SFI Discover Primary Science & Maths (DPSM) programme, in conjunction with The European Space Education Office (ESERO) Ireland, offers a number of popular summer courses in SFI Discover Centres and Education Centres across Ireland. These courses are for primary teachers and are recognised by the Department of Education and Skills for extra personal vacation (EPV) days.

Each course looks at teaching science and maths through the theme of space, a topic that excites and fascinates children and adults alike and we have received fantastic feedback from participating teachers in previous years. Please note that in 2019 teachers will be offered places on two 5-day professional development courses on a first come first served basis

This will be offered again in 2019 at CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory and Dunsink Observatory.

This course assists participants in using teaching approaches that develop numeracy skills in an integrated way across the curriculum for junior classes. This course will use space as a cross-curricular theme and develop skills in many curricular areas. The course focuses on inquiry-based learning. School Self Evaluation aims will be covered with an emphasis on evaluating and developing Science Skills.

Dates: July/August 2021

For further information please contact frances.mccarthy@bco.

DPSM/ESERO are partnering with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) to offer primary school teachers a summer course: “Teaching Science through Inquiry” at a choice of 3 locations nationwide in July 2019. All participating teachers qualify for 3 extra personal vacation (EPV) days.

Venues for the courses include:

  • Airfield House & Gardens in Dundrum in Dublin,
  • Tralee Institute of Technology
  • National University of Ireland, Galway

Dates: July/August 2021

Cost: €50 includes teas/coffees and lunches

The course explores teaching approaches that develop numeracy and literacy skills in an integrated way across the curriculum, specifically through Science and Geography with a focus on inquiry-based learning.  There will be an emphasis on hands-on sessions and teachers will get practical resources to help make teaching science easy.

Book your place with the following Education Centres:

Airfield House & Gardens- Blackrock Education Centre
Tralee IT – Tralee Education Centre
NUI Galway – Galway Education Centre