‘Switching on for Learning: Becoming an Independent Learner’ - A 6 module programme for second-level schools
The provision of a new second-level teacher/guidance counsellor education programme entitled ‘Switching on for Learning: Becoming an Independent Learner’, a programme designed to support educators to enable their second-level students to study more effectively, take control of their own learning, and develop healthy mindsets.
This will be achieved through a range of interactive approaches to include discussion, hands-on exercises, explainer videos, downloadable resources and student feedback, a feature of each of the 6 modules outlined below.
Duration: 1 hr 15 mins per module, via Zoom, over a 6 week period.
Module 1: Your Brain and Learning: Approaches to optimise students’ learning strengths
Module 2: Getting Motivated: Developing a sense of purpose
Module 3: Managing Time: Learning to Plan
Module 4: Reading to Learn: Learning to Summarise (Study & Learning Strategies)
This course explores a range of useful strategies for study and learning that aim to empower students to become more independent in their learning. It demonstrates practical ways that teachers can make every class a ‘learning to learn’ class where students will become familiar with strategies that enable them to study more effectively and personalise their own learning.
Intended Audience: Teachers (upper primary and second-level), Guidance Counsellors, Study Skills Co-ordinators, Parents.
Duration: 1hr 15mins.
By the end of the course participants will:
✅ have explored strategies to assist with reading to learn, including speed reading techniques
✅ have examined Blooms’ taxonomy and its implication for enabling students to make meaning at their level
✅ be familiar with a range of summarising strategies - active and reflective – according to content and personal preference, that can be practised by teachers in class and by students for their own independent study,.
Module 5: Memory & Recall: The Study-Review System
Module 6: Sitting the Exam: Managing Stress
As each module is stand alone, you can register to attend one or all six dates.
|Course Start Date / Time||29-11-2022 7:00 pm|
|Course End Date / Time||29-11-2022 8:15 pm|
|Cut off date||29-11-2022 11:00 am|
|Speaker||Dr. Fidelma Healy Eames|
Tel: (094) 9020700