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Teaching Practice - Post Primary Team Teaching

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."

W.B. Yeats

Naas Community College, Naas, Co. Kildare

During my degree, I took part in a team-teaching school placement in Naas.  Here are examples of the lessons we completed along with links to the full document.

Naas Community College is a co-educational, multi-denominational post primary school under the aegis of KWETB. The college welcomed its first cohort of first year students in August 2015.

Naas Community College is a place of learning where students not only meet their full potential but are challenged to excel in new areas and a place that inspires a love of learning and a passion for creativity.

Much current education philosophical research has placed great importance, for schools and students, on the “4 C’s”: Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity.  Naas Community College endorse that thinking but seek to add one more: Courage, in the willingness to challenge themselves; and by remaining strong in their individual convictions and beliefs. 

They play an active role in their community, to be an institution that educates in the first instance, but which also contributes to and supports the various elements of their community.  They play a leading role within the KWETB organisation of which they are part, as well as the wider learning community of Naas and Kildare.

Aim of Unit of Learning:

To explore line, shape and form through Lino Print based on the theme of “Farmer’s Market”

Learning Outcomes:

Critical and Visual Language:

1.1 analyse their work, or that of another, using appropriate vocabulary and knowledge

1.3 critique an artwork using critical and visual language


Visual culture and appreciation:

1.7 examine the method of a number of artists and the artwork they created

1.8 discuss examples of historical and contemporary visual art


Art Elements and Design Principles:

1.10 identify the use of art elements and design principles within an artwork

1.12 apply their understanding of the art elements and design principles to make an artwork



2.4 show they can use their drawings to observe, record and analyse

2.5 develop their ideas for craftwork through drawing



1.13 identify media which are used to create artwork

1.14 use media to create their own artwork



3.5 experiment with design ideas through research and analytical drawing

3.6 design a final work based on their drawings

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