Statements of Learning Home Economics supports a broad range of learning objectives at junior cycle. Tables 1 and 2 on the following pages show how Junior Cycle Home Economics is linked to central features of learning and teaching in junior cycle. The statement Examples of relevant learning Understands the importance of food and diet in making healthy lifestyle choices Students will develop their food and health literacy skills so that they make positive lifestyle choices for themselves as individuals as well as within their families and society. Has the awareness, knowledge, skills, values and motivation to live sustainably Students will develop their critical thinking and decision making skills in order to live a sustainable and responsible way of life. Makes informed financial decisions and develops good consumer skills Students will develop their skills as discerning consumers and demonstrate consumer competency when managing financial resources in the home. Understands the origins and impacts of social, economic, and environmental aspects of the world around him/her Students will reflect on and analyse the impacts of products and processes in the home on people, society and environments. Takes action to safeguard and promote her/his wellbeing and that of others Students will make informed decisions that impact his/her health, wellbeing and safety and that of others. Takes initiative, is innovative and develops entrepreneurial skills Students will develop their entrepreneurial skills as they seek to be innovative in dealing with life’s challenges and opportunities. Brings an idea from concept to realisation Students will apply the design brief process in textiles and food to take an idea from concept to realisation.