Written by Dr. Fidelma Healy Eames & Ms. Sara Hannafin, this text is based on the premise that students learn differently. Beginning with a chapter on helping you to figure out how you learn best, it provides you with a range of strategies to make your study and learning more effective. A smart text, it is written in a reader-friendly, interactive style whereby the separate chapters respond to the learner’s needs as identified in Chapter 1.
It has received strong recognition for its usefulness (see the testimonials below).
‘Switching on for Learning’ is an ideal text to prepare Senior Cycle students for Exams
I have used Dr. Fidelma Healy's "Switching on for Learning" book with Fifth and Sixth Year students as a basis for dealing with study skills and exam preparation in class groups. The book is very comprehensive and provides enough material for the guidance counsellor or teacher to dip in and choose appropriate strategies for different groups of students, depending on what they need. There is enough in the book for a full term's worth of study-skills classes and no need to prepare powerpoints or use a computer room. I can recommend it highly.
Dr. Liam Harkin
Guidance Counsellor, Carndonagh Community School, Carndonagh, Co. Donegal.
‘Switching on for Learning’ is an important book for any student preparing to take examinations. It can be read by students and their parents, or can serve as a text for classes designed to teach Study Skills and other self-management strategies’
Dr. Gerry Shiel, Educational Research Centre, St. Patrick’s College, Dublin.
Magnificent Guide to the skills of Learning
Formal education has become a lifelong experience and the science of learning has become as important as knowledge itself. This book is a magnificent guide to the skills so essential to learning.
Seamus Cahalan, Head of English, St. Joseph’s College, The Bish, Galway.
Written by Dr. Fidelma Healy Eames & Ms. Sara Hannafin, this text is based on the premise that students learn differently. Beginning with a chapter on helping you to figure out how you learn best, it provides you with a range of strategies and mindset approaches to make your study and learning more effective. It meets the 'learning to learn' intentions of the curriculum.
Successful Studying: Towards Becoming an Independent Learner is a 20 page Student booklet designed by Fidelma Healy Eames, PhD. It provides a menu of activities that supports the work of our Study Skills & Mindset courses at second-level, based on our book 'Switching on for Learning: A Student Guide to Exam & Career Success'.
As parents our intention is to give our children "roots" and give them "wings". Strong roots to help them believe in themselves and to give them a good start in life. Wings to help them set out on their own and become independent.
This journey is not always plain sailing for every child or young person. Some benefit from individual help from time to time. Study & Careers believes in the innate talent and uniqueness of every child. It knows that timely help can enable your learner to overcome challenges they face along the way. To do so, it offers courses for you the parent and one-to-one private consultations to support your student.
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