Statements of Learning The learning at the core of Junior Cycle is described in twenty-four statements of learning. These statements of learning are central to the students' experience of the junior cycle programme. The statement Examples of relevant learning SOL 7: The student values what it means to be an active citizen, with rights and responsibilities in local and wider contexts. Students will evaluate their consumer choices, understanding how their choices impact positively and negatively on their community and the wider world. SOL 9: The student understands the origins and impacts of social, economic, and environmental aspects of the world around her/him. Students will examine Examine consider an argument or concept in a way that uncovers the assumptions and relationships of the issue the extent to which an organisation Organisation An organised group of people with a particular purpose, such as a company or a government department. It can be a for-profit or a non-profit organisation and can include everything from a small owner-operated company such as a family restaurant, to a multinational company can impact on the economy, people and environment in which it is based. SOL 14: The student makes informed financial decisions and develops good consumer skills. Students will manage their financial resources, understanding the benefits to shop wisely and ethically, while evaluating financial risks. SOL 18: The student observes and evaluates empirical events and processes and draws valid deductions and conclusions. Students will use Use apply knowledge or rules to put theory into practice numerical and graphical data to analyse Analyse study or examine something in detail, break down in order to bring out the essential elements or structure; identify parts and relationships, and to interpret information to reach conclusions and problem-solve topics and questions in order to make effective decisions. SOL 22: The student takes initiative, is innovative and develops entrepreneurial skills. Students will conduct Conduct organise and carry out market research in order to appreciate Appreciate recognise the meaning of, have a practical understanding of entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship To act upon opportunities and ideas and transform them into value for others. The value that is created can be financial, cultural or social and to inspire curiosity and innovation. SOL 24: The student uses technology and digital media tools to learn, communicate, work and think collaboratively and creatively in a responsible and ethical manner. Students will access, communicate and/or present Present promote or propose an idea; deliver or illustrate evidence; show something for others to examine information using digital technology Digital technology A set of technological tools and resources used to communicate, and to create, disseminate, store, and manage information, for example, mobile phones, apps, tablets and computers and explore its impact on how business is conducted.