Your Brain & Learning Styles: Using a strengths-based approach
to Study and Learning.
An in-class session for Second-level Students
Dr. Fidelma Healy Eames, PhD, MSc, BEd
This course explores how the brain works and students’ learning styles and demonstrates practical ways whereby students can make every class a ‘learning to learn’ class, using strategies that enable them to engage with and ‘own’ their learning.
Intended Audience: Suitable for all post primary year groups. All post-primary students, teachers & parents. This session is also suitable for (primary) 6th class students and teachers.
Duration: 1hr with students.
SPECIAL NOTE: To optimise the relevance of the session, classes signing up should complete the FREE PREVIEW Survey and downloadable activity ‘My Study Habits Profile’ in advance of the session, available at www.studyandcareers.ie/switching-on-for-learning/
These will be discussed during the workshop.
By the end of the session the students will:
✅ understand the brain and the role the different parts play in well-being and learning - the survival brain, the stressed brain, the thinking brain, the contented brain.
✅ explore a range of activities to enable the student to establish their learner profile - their preferred learning style(s) and learning conditions.
✅ be familiar with a range of strategies - active and reflective - to match the learner’s innate strengths, empowering them to become more independent in their learning.
About Fidelma. Dr. Fidelma Healy Eames, PhD, MSc(Ed), BEd.,(Galway) has a long background in teaching, learning and teacher education. Her enduring interest is making learning easier. Passionate about supporting teachers and enabling students to develop the mindset and skills to take ownership for their own learning, she currently job-shares as a teacher (SEN) and is Director and Lead Educator with Study & Careers.
Author to ‘Switching on for Learning: A Student Guide to Exam & Career Success’, this has become a core text for teachers, parents and students interested in independent learning. In 2020 she developed an online ‘learning to learn’ programme used across second-level schools - newly-revised for 2021 based on teacher and student feedback, it’s now available at https://studyandcareers.ie/switching-on-for-learning/
After registration a link will be sent out to registrants in advance of this webinar.
PLEASE NOTE - Access to a basic (Free) Zoom account is required to attend this meeting / webinar.
If you do not have an account yet, please register for one in advance of the meeting/webinar to avoid any delay joining the session.
|Course Date||08-11-2021 11:15 am|
|Course End Date||08-11-2021 12:15 pm|
|Registration Start Date||05-10-2021 9:00 am|
|Cut off date||05-11-2021 1:00 pm|
|Speaker||Fidelma Healy Eames|