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Discover University – Transitional Skill Development

Bleach, Josephine and Crowe, Brigina (2011) Discover University – Transitional Skill Development. In: ‘Supporting Students in Transition’, CSSI 13th Biannual Conference, 15-16 June 2011, National College of Ireland, Dublin. (Submitted)

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Discover University is a week-long summer programme aiming to raise young people’s personal and educational aspirations by offering them the opportunity to experience a taste of life in National College of Ireland (NCI).

Designed for young people aged 14-17 years from disadvantaged communities, the programme involves a mix of academic taster programmes along with a range of fun and challenging extra-curricular activities. A key element of the programme is a Problem Based Learning (PBL) Project, where participants work in small groups to solve real-life community problems.

Third level students are involved as team leaders. Their role is to act as positive role models for the second level students and to encourage, support and guide the young people through the PBL projects and other activities.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Abstract only. Full text not available from this repository.
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Divisions: Early Learning Initiative Publications
Depositing User: Caoimhe Ní Mhaicín
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2014 13:36
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2019 08:32

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