School Improvement Target for 2019 / 2020
One of our School Improvement targets for 2019 – 2020 is the explicit sharing of Learning Intentions with our students.
A learning intention for a lesson or series of lessons is a statement, created by the teacher, that describes clearly what the teacher wants the students to know, understand, and be able to do as a result of learning and teaching activities.
In Junior Cycle learning intentions are always linked to one or more learning outcomes in the subject specification.
Research shows that students who regularly receive this information in the classroom are more focused for longer periods of time, more motivated and active in their learning & better able to take responsibility for their own learning.
"It's not about the task" .... Hattie
"Clear learning intentions should help students focus not just on the task or activity taking place but on what they are learning".
NCCA Booklet - Focus on Learning Learning intentions & Success Criteria