THE TRANSITION YEAR PROGRAMME

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					THE TRANSITION YEAR
    PROGRAMME
   Design and Discovery
  A Transition Year Module




      December 2005
      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 )
     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
 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
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
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
       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.
        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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