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.

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