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1 THE TRANSITION YEAR PROGRAMME Design and Discovery A Transition Year Module December 2005

2 TRANSITION YEAR Mission Statement of Transition Year “ To promote the personal, social, vocational, and educational development of students and to prepare them for their role as autonomous and participative members of society” (Dept of Education, Transition Year Guidelines 1994/1995 )

3 TRANSITION YEAR GUIDELINES The Transition Year should PROMOTE THE PERSONAL, SOCIAL, EDUCATIONAL AND VOCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF STUDENTS. PREPARE STUDENTS FOR THEIR ROLE AS AUTONOMOUS, PARTICIPATIVE AND RESPONSIBLE MEMBERS OF SOCIETY. ENABLE STUDENTS TO TAKE A GREATER RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR OWN LEARNING AND DECISION MAKING. HELP STUDENTS TO DEVELOP A RANGE OF TRANSFERABLE CRITICAL THINKING AND CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS

4 TRANSITION YEAR GUIDELINES CONTINUED PREPARE STUDENTS FOR THE WORLD OF WORK. ENABLE STUDENTS TO DEVELOP BASIC COMPETENCIES IN KEY AREAS ACCORDING TO THEIR INDIVIDUAL NEEDS, INCLUDING REMEDIATION WHERE APPROPRIATE. THIS WOULD INVOLVE THE: - identification and elimination of weakness - development of self-confidence THE DEVELOPMENT OF TRANSFERABLE AND SPECIFIC SKILLS IN STUDENTS

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6 Challenges Facing Young People Leaving Certificate : Informed Subject Choice Multiple Intelligences Study Skills / Learning Styles Independent self-directed learning Assessment /Self assessment CAO choices /Course requirements Evidence: NCCA Longitudinal Survey Commission on the Points System Report ESRI Reports

7 Challenges Facing Young People Third Level : High drop out rate /dependency culture Age profile/maturity Leaving home skills Self management skills Time management skills Study skills –independent self-directed Group /Project work /Research skills I.C.T. skills Part-time work and Underachievement

8 Challenges Facing Young People Adult and Working life : Self esteem/awareness / assertiveness Relationships Teamwork Skills Maturity /critical judgement Careers / Work experience /Work simulation Interviews –C.V., Portfolios Technical and Vocational skills I.C.T. skills /E.C.D.L Social /Personal/ Health Education Certification – Dept.of Ed./ School /Agencies.

9 Design and Discovery Experiential Learing ……….promoting …informed subject choice at L.C. …………….. Maturity & Self Confidence & Scientific Competancies………….. …………Development of Skills.. technical and academic………...Preparation for adult and working life……career orientation


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