Presentation on theme: "development & maturity"— Presentation transcript:
1development & maturity Transition Year 2015/16Education throughexperience of ADULT& WORKING LIFEas a basis for personaldevelopment & maturityClonkeen College
2Transition Year History Introduced in 1973.First Clonkeen TY in 1986.Nationally TY grew haphazardly in following years.Mainstreamed by Dept of Education in 1994.2006 – in over 85% of all post-primary schools.Over 70% of all schools taking TY have made it compulsory.
3Transition Year Aims Education for Education through MATURITY experience of ADULT& WORKING LIFEas a basis for personaldevelopment & maturityEducation forMATURITYwith emphasis onsocial awareness& increased socialcompetencePromotion of general,technical and academicSKILLS with anemphasis oninterdisciplinary andself-directed learning
4ESRI Assessment 2005Taking Transition Year has an impact on students’ academic outcomes, even taking account of initial differences between participants and non-participants.On average, students who take part in Transition Year achieve higher Leaving Certificate exam grades and are more likely to go on to higher education than non-participants.However, not all students do better academically as a result of taking Transition Year.This is the case for two groups of students:Male students who work part-time and continue to work up to their Leaving Certificate year.Students in more disadvantaged schools where the programme is compulsory.
5Some Important Points Critical stage in teenage development Space to grow and matureRecognises that there are many ways to be “smart”More informed choice of Leaving Cert subjectsSkills foundation for Leaving CertificateLife SkillsThird-level drop-out
6TY is School Based Focus of a school’s particular cohort of students Expertise of teachers utilisedIndividual syllabi devisedVaried teaching and learningVaried AssessmentSchool-based certificationOutside certificationInspectorate monitoredClonkeen TY assessed twice by inspectorate – as a stand-alone area and as part of a whole school assessment (See DES website for reports)
7Balance in the Curriculum TRADITIONAL SUBJECTS NEW MODULESACADEMIC SKILLS SELF-DIRECTED LEARNINGBASIC STUDY HABITS THE CAPACITY TO WORK IN GROUPS
8Layers of TY StructureTY SpecificLayerCalendarCore
15PracticalitiesApplications to principal for opt-out from TY by Fri 17th April 2015.Division of third year classes.Finance – a contribution of £500 to pay all the year’s costs: transportation, admission costs, outside personnel, renewal of book stocks etc.First £250 – Fri 22nd May 2015Second £250 – Fri 11th September 2015Very few textbooks needed.Copy-books, a large envelope folder…
16Obligations Full participation in all aspects of year. StudentsParentsFull participation in all aspects of year.Full attendance and punctuality.Contract of Learning.Normal school rules apply.Uniform.Be interested as in all other years.Beware part-time work.Offer any expertise you have.Encourage your son and only provide notes for genuine absences.Be open to differences.