October 26, 2005

Citizenship and Science Exchange (CaSE) Schools Project

The purpose of this 30-month study, which was run in partnership with Dublin City University, was to enable students to critically evaluate the inter-related roles of science and citizenship. It also aimed to develop an awareness of the interdependencies that exist between communities in the border region.

The project centred on a shared web resource ‘Citizenship and Science Exchange’, with curriculum support materials, discussion areas and ‘ask the expert’ services, where teachers and students could interact in debate and discourse on the roles, rights and responsibilities of the citizen in a society which is increasingly science-dependent.

Teachers and students (age 12-15) from 16 second-level schools on both sides of the border were involved. Each school implemented three modules on topics such as pollution, nutrition and genetics.

The three modules prioritised for implementation are Environmental Perspectives, Food Nutrition and Energy.

The sixteen participating schools were:

Banbridge Academy, Banbridge
Beaufort College, Navan
Drumglass High School, Dungannon
Beech Hill College, Monaghan
Fivemiletown High School, Fivemiletown
De La Salle College, Dundalk
Kilkeel High School, Kilkeel
St. Macartan’s College, Monaghan
Lismore Comprehensive, Craigavon
St. Mary’s College, Dundalk
Lurgan Junior High School
St. Oliver’s Community College, Drogheda
St. Aidan’s High School, Derrylin
St. Vincent’s Secondary School, Dundalk
St. Mary’s High School, Newry
St. Patrick’s College, Banbridge


Date Event Location
13 October 2003 Orientation Day Centre for Cross Border Studies, Armagh
27-28 November 2003 Training Day Teachers Education Centre, Monaghan
22 October 2004 Training Day WELB Technology Centre, Omagh
26 October 2005 Final Conference Share Centre, Lisnaskea

See the final report [1.3 mb] and the CaSE website.