Obviously, the 16 Key Thinkers aren’t the only thing that you should be working on during your study of Politics and Society, but they’re a really good place to start to make sure that you are getting your head around some of the more complex issues. Remember, almost all the essays that you might be asked to write in the Leaving Cert exam will ask you to back up your opinions with reference to at least TWO Key Thinkers (at least one of whom should be on the Specification)! I’ve added quizzes on a few other topics at the bottom of the page also! Download the Key Thinkers Quiz Checklist that will help you to track your scores and (hopefully) improve them with each try!
The full list of thinkers is almost done (only 1 left to go!), so there’s plenty for you to be working away on! If you spot any little mistakes or errors, please let me know via the ‘contact’ page!
NEW!!! Try my Human Rights Key Terminology Quiz to prepare yourself for the short questions in the exam… It’s a tough one, so if you you need to refer back to some revision notes you can download this two-page guide Intro to Human Rights Handout. It might help to concentrate some of your revision.
Follow the links below for Google Forms ‘Key Thinker’ Quizzes:
|Thomas Hobbes||John Locke|
|Robert Nozick||Karl Marx|
|Paulo Freire||Sylvia Walby|
|Fr Sean McDonagh||Andre Gunder Frank|
|Vandana Shiva||Kwame Anthony Appiah|
|Benedict Anderson,||Samuel Huntington|
|Kathleen Lynch||Martha Nussbaum|
|Edward Said||Thomas Hylland Eriksen|
If you’re doing the new Lynch quiz, why not download the Kathleen Lynch notes to help with your revision and study? (After all, Lynch is always talking about unequal access to educational resources in the private market, so it I would feel a bit bad it I didn’t share my own revision notes here!) If you’re a really motivated student (or a teacher that’s scrambling to get to grips with some of the thinkers who you were relatively unfamiliar with, why not have a look at my ‘Recommended Reading’ list, or the list of useful podcasts that I’ve annotated here: Useful Podcasts for Students and Teachers
I didn’t invent this one, but the UN has a good SDG quiz you can take on their website. Follow the link here.
But I do have my own quiz based on the UN SDG data from 2015 that’s available. You can find that here.
The website of the ‘Council of Europe’ has a quiz your students can do also. Just follow this link!