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AUT24-113 Claire Keegan’s ‘Small Things Like These’

AUT24-113 Claire Keegan’s ‘Small Things Like These’

24TRA278 Claire Keegan’s ‘Small Things Like These’

Date:     Tuesday, 10th September 2024
Time:     7.00pm - 8.00pm
Venue:  Online via Zoom

Target Audience: Senior Cycle English teachers

This webinar for teachers of post-primary English will:

  • Outline reasons why Small Things Like These is an excellent choice for the comparative study in the Leaving Certificate.
  • Pick out important and useful moments in each of the 7 sections of the novel.
  • Examine recurring motifs.
  • Summarise key points for each of the four comparative modes at Higher Level: Theme-Issue, General Vision and Viewpoint, Literary Genre, Cultural Context, as well as briefly covering the Ordinary Level modes.
  • Look at possible comparisons to a small number of other texts.
  • Identify useful resources and links, especially literary, historical and social sources.

Bio of Presenter: Julian Girdham

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Julian Girdham is an experienced English teacher and conference presenter. He also organises researchED Dublin, a major international educational conference on evidence-based practice, which took place in his school, St Columba's College in Dublin, in 2019 and 2022, as well as an annual summer 'English Meet' for teachers of Leaving Certificate English. His resources are at

Course Details

Course Start Date / Time 10-09-2024 7:00 pm
Course End Date / Time 10-09-2024 8:00 pm
Cut off date 10-09-2024 7:00 pm
Capacity 1000
Course Fee Free
Location Online

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