Links between principles and L1LPs
Junior cycle principles
Senior cycle principles
Learning to learn
Programmes are designed to address the learning needs of the student. They enable students to experience and develop skills that will support them to engage in their environment and community in life after school.
Choice and flexibility
Programmes are flexible in nature and reflect the reality of the range of contexts and settings involved. As far as possible student choice is facilitated even where it is a ‘supported’ choice.
Programmes are subject to continual review, development and adjustment in the interest of the student and his/her holistic development.
Creativity and innovation
Programmes give teachers and students the opportunity to engage in the curriculum in creative and innovative ways. They also enable students to explore and develop their creative talents.
Engagement and participation
Participation, relevance and enjoyment
Programmes have meaning for students, are enjoyable, and support them in achieving their potential. Learning connects to life outside of school. Consideration is given to the student’s prior learning and experiences, personal and social development, and age-appropriateness.
Continuity and development
Programmes are planned with a view to easing transitions that students face. A programme that builds on prior learning and supports students in making links within and across learning areas provides for continuity and opens up pathways for future learning.
Programmes are inclusive in their planning, design and operation. They are designed to meet the needs of the students to support his/her inclusion in the life of the school or setting, and their community.
Programmes are designed with the student at the centre. This enables the physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing to be an integral part of the programme.