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L1LPs and the post-primary curriculum

Links between principles and L1LPs

Junior cycle principles

Senior cycle principles

L1LPs

Learning to learn

Lifelong learning

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

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.

Quality

Quality

Programmes are subject to continual review, development and adjustment in the interest of the student and his/her holistic development.

Creativity and innovation

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

Continuity

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.

Inclusive education

Inclusive education

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.

Wellbeing

Wellbeing

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.