Presentation on theme: "development & maturity"— Presentation transcript:
1 development & maturity Transition Year 2015/16Education throughexperience of ADULT& WORKING LIFEas a basis for personaldevelopment & maturityClonkeen College
2 Transition 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.
3 Transition 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
4 ESRI 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.
5 Some 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
6 TY 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)
7 Balance in the Curriculum TRADITIONAL SUBJECTS NEW MODULESACADEMIC SKILLS SELF-DIRECTED LEARNINGBASIC STUDY HABITS THE CAPACITY TO WORK IN GROUPS
8 Layers of TY StructureTY SpecificLayerCalendarCore
10 Optional Subjects 2014-15 Creative Writing Horticulture YSI Music Cookery
11 Parent-Teacher Meeting Three Term StructureWork ExperienceVisiting SpeakersOutdoor PursuitsLife SkillsTourism Trips3 Term ReportsParent-Teacher MeetingCalendar Layer
12 TY Specific Layer Politics Tourism Trips Computers - ECDL Drama Legal StudiesPublic SpeakingTheatre/Film OutingsSocial ConcernCartoon/Film Making
13 Students Awarded ECDL Certificates TY Class of 2013-14
14 Life Skills Sailing Canoeing Rock Climbing Self-Defence Ice Skating Gaisce Awards
15 PracticalitiesApplications 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…
16 Obligations 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.