Presentation on theme: "Clár na hIdirbliana THE TRANSITION YEAR PROGRAMME Gaelcholáiste na Mara, Arklow."— Presentation transcript:
Clár na hIdirbliana THE TRANSITION YEAR PROGRAMME Gaelcholáiste na Mara, Arklow
TRANSITION YEAR Transition Year is a one year school based programme between Junior and Senior Cycle. It is designed to act as a bridge between the two by facilitating the smooth transition from the more dependant learning of the Junior Cycle to the more independent self-directed learning required for the Senior Cycle
Misean Ráiteas na hIdirbliana Forbairt pearsanta, oideachasúil agus gairme na ndaltaí a chur chun cinn ionas go mbeidh siad ábalta a bheith féinrialaitheach, rannpháirteach agus freagrach sa sochaí a mbíonn siad páirteach ann.
AIMS Michael O'Leary Education for MATURITY with emphasis on social awareness & increased social competence Education through experience of ADULT & WORKING LIFE as a basis for personal development & maturity Promotion of general, technical and academic SKILLS with an emphasis on interdisciplinary and self-directed learning
Transition Year Guidelines 1. Prepare students for their role as autonomous, participative and responsible members of society 2. Enable students to take a greater responsibility for their own learning and decision making. 3. Help students to develop a range of transferable critical thinking and creative problem solving skills Michael O'Leary
METHODOLOGIES Active / learner focused Teacher as facilitator Negotiated learning Practical work Group work Project work Out of school activities Visiting speakers
TRANSITION YEAR Why opt for Transition Year ? Challenges facing our Young People Changing attitudes to Education Need for Skills based learning Age Profile of Irish students Time to mature and develop Space to reflect and plan Develop new competencies Michael O'Leary
Benefits Michael O'Leary Leaving Certificate : Informed Subject Choice Multiple Intelligences Study Skills / Learning Styles Independent self-directed learning Assessment /Self assessment CAO choices /Course requirements
Benefits Michael O'Leary Third Level : 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
Michael O'Leary Benefits Adult and Working life : Self esteem /awareness Assertiveness Relationships Teamwork Skills Maturity /critical judgement Careers / Work experience Interviews – C.V., Portfolios
NCCA Longitudinal Study TY students do better on average by 26 points Repeat students do better by an average of 5 points TY candidates are more likely to be educationally adventurous TY students more likely to apply for and enter college TY are less likely to fail 1 st year exams.
PEELING THE LAYERS OF A TY PROGRAMME “The Onion” Michael O'Leary