School Development Planning Initiative. Regional Seminar 2009/10 Planning for School Self-Evaluation and Improvement in Learning Focus on Second Year Students. Planning for improved student engagement and attainment in Second Year. Aims of this session:
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Regional Seminar 2009/10
Planning for School Self-Evaluation and Improvement in Learning
Focus on Second Year Students
Aims of this session:
Are there specific issues associated with the experiences of second year students?
Factors affecting student outcomes
Curricular and non-curricular influences
Pupil/Pupil. Teacher/Pupil. Teacher/Teacher
Streaming, Setting, Mixed Ability
Subjects, Access, Levels, Programmes
Consider CPD needs
You are reviewing provision for Second Years in one of the following areas:
Even in schools of similar social class and similar literacy levels on intake, there was a marked difference in students’ expectations from one school to another
“It is arguable that policy and practice regarding access to Higher Level subjects, teacher encouragement and the school’s expectations are likely to contribute to under-performance among students and affect their long term educational and career options.”
e.g. CPD for staff
Where the climate of the school and the atmosphere of the classroom is positive, students are more likely to enjoy school and to like teachers. They are likely to be more engaged in their study, have higher academic aspirations and are less likely to misbehave.
(FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT: IMPROVING LEARNING IN SECONDARY CLASSROOMS OECD 2005)
Students have very clear opinions about what makes for effective teaching.
The most effective teachers
Pathways through the Junior Cycle
In relation to
Share one example from your experience of what helps to maintain student engagement in second year.