Limerick ETSS strives to create a culture in classrooms – and in the school more widely – that systematically cultivates habits and attitudes that enable young people to become better learners and face difficulty and uncertainty calmly, confidently and creatively.
Learning friendly classroom cultures
Create classroom cultures that cultivate the habits and attitudes of curious, confident and independent learners.
A language for learning
Talk the language the richness of learning. Make the how of learning explicit. Grow high value learning characteristics.
A powerful learning character
All young people equipped with the learning habits AND the qualifications to thrive in 21st Century.
In Limerick ETSS we adopt the Building Learning Power (BLP) model which helps young people to become better learners, both in school and out . ‘Learning to learn’ is one of the eight principles of the Junior Cycle Framework. Students who are more confident in their own learning ability learn faster and learn better. They concentrate more, think harder and find learning more enjoyable.
In summary, building students’ learning is about:
Helping students to help themselves to become better learners
Developing students’ learning habits
Preparing students for a lifetime of learning