Make a Difference

Make a Difference 4th Edition is the complete solution for teaching CSPE for the Junior Cycle.

Programme Includes

  • Teacher’s Guide

  • Topical Digital Updates

  • Student Textbook

  • Student Activity Book

  • Digital Resources

  • Free eBook

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An Expert Author Team you can trust!

Written by our superior author team of CSPE experts.

Conor Harrison is a leading name in CSPE. He was National Co-ordinator for CSPE in-service for 14 years and a member of the group which prepared the Junior Cycle CSPE short-course specification. Conor also heads up CSPE teaching methodologies courses at Maynooth University and UCD.

Máirín Wilson is a name synonymous with citizenship studies in Ireland. She has been a teacher and examiner of CSPE for more than 20 years. Over this time she has also provided teacher education in CSPE and conducted extensive research into the CSPE action project. She currently lectures in the School of Inclusive and Special Education in DCU.

Your Grab-and-Go Solution

Our complete Teacher’s Guide gives you:

  • all the support you need to teach CSPE as part of Junior Cycle Wellbeing

  • extensive planning advice

  • tips and notes for lessons including clear links to the digital resources that support each lesson

  • advice on CSPE assessment and actions

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Stay up to the minute

Topical digital content will be added to FolensOnline throughout the school year to help keep your lessons up to date.

This content will supplement your lessons with independent news articles, videos, third-party weblinks and much more, saving you research time and keeping your students engaged.

Giving you Curriculum, Choice & Alignment

Make a Difference gives you the flexibility to teach all curriculum options in line with the new Wellbeing guidelines.

  • The Teacher’s Guide offers pathways to teach the traditional syllabus and new short-course options.

  • Junior Cycle key skills and learning intentions are clearly linked at the start of each lesson in the textbook.

  • New features are fully aligned to the requirements of the new Junior Cycle:

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Digital Resources


Introduce Wellbeing for Junior Cycle with confidence

The Folens Wellbeing Package is a starter pack to get you on track for teaching this new area of learning.

Make a Difference

Covers the three years of Civic, Social and Political Education (CSPE) for Junior Cycle.

Active for Life

Covers the three years of Physical Education (PE) for Junior Cycle

My Life - Book 1

Covers Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE) for First Year of Junior Cycle (Books 2 & 3 for Second and Third Years available separately)