Teaching and Learning in Presentation College
Teaching and Learning at Presentation College, Carlow is underpinned by our Mission Statement: “Prepare all of our pupils, girls and boys alike for the challenges, responsibilities and experiences of adult life”.
The Presentation ethos of developing the full potential of all our students embeds itself in all aspects of school life. Our approach to teaching and learning is one that focuses on developing the capacity of our students to become life-long learners. We endeavour to create a caring and encouraging school environment where good discipline enables good teaching and allows good learning to take place.
Teachers at Presentation College are constantly responding to the skills that students need to succeed in the twenty first century. All our programmes and extra-curricular activities seek to develop the skills of collaboration, communication and critical thinking alongside the qualities of resilience and empathy.
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Presentation College has invested and continues to invest in the provision of professional development for teachers. There are currently a cohort of teachers training with leading educationalist Mike Hughes to embed the Magenta Principles in our classrooms. This new and exciting teaching programme encourages active learning in the classroom, with best practice being shared amongst all staff.
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Collaborative Leadership Project
Presentation College has been chosen as ‘Lead School’ in a national collaborative leadership project between three local schools. The project is in conjunction with the Centre for School Leadership under the guidance of the Department of Education and Skills. The project will see teachers across the schools collaborate to employ active learning methodologies in the classroom and reflect the impact these effective new methodologies will have on students.
To read more about the project please click on the CSL tab under Teaching and Learning.
All teachers and students have access to SchoolWise, a virtual learning environment to collaborate and communicate with students. This digital platform allows teachers to post materials, resources, notes, homework and educational links that students can access at all times. This valuable tool enhances the teaching and learning experience for both student and teacher.
Presentation College students have the choice to use mobile technology in the classroom in line with the schools Acceptable Use Policy. Schools bags are lighter and the use of educational apps greatly enriches the teaching and learning environment.
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