Welcome to the Learning School Project
Welcome to the Learning Schools Project 5 (LSP 5) which is now taking place in the Education Centres – Clare , Cork, Limerick Tralee and West Cork. Post Primary schools across the region are engaged in innovative projects in a wide variety of topics. While Literacy and Numeracy are a priority for many schools , other projects based on a particular school need are also taking place. Please see below for a sample of projects from LSP 4. These projects were presented at the “Foghlaim le Cheile “ event in Charleville in Sept 2013. Also a short clip from Tomas O Ruairc (Director of the Teaching Council) who attended on the day.
- St Caimin's Community School Shannon - Accelerated Reading Project
- Castleisland Presentation Secondary School - Grammar and Vocabulary
- St Brendan's College - Numeracy weakness in 1st yrs
The Learning School Project, funded by Teacher Education Section of the Department of Education and Science, is an action research project undertaken by the Education Centres in Cork, West Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Clare.
The project seeks to:
- develop an increased awareness of what constitutes a learning school
- support school-based activities promoting the on-going development of the learning school
- enhance the capacity of individual teachers to contribute to the learning school, and
- nurture teacher leadership in schools.
The Learning School project has existed since 2007.
LSP 1 commenced in Sept. of that year and involved fifteen schools in one central hub, the collaboration of four Education Centres, Cork, Limerick, Tralee and West Cork and the support services, SLSS, LDS, SESS and SDPI, under the direction of Dr. David Tuohy, Academic Advisor to the project.
This was followed by LSP 2 which took place in 2010 -2011, involved twenty seven schools working in five hub centres across the region, the collaboration of the Education Centre Directors and the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) Clare Education Centre joined the other Centres at this stage.
LSP 3 commenced in Sept. 2011 and again involved the 5 Education Support Centres in the area. 23 school participated and support was given by the Education Centre Directors and the PDST advisors. The composite reports for both LSP 2 and 3 were written by Dr. Paul Conway. University College Cork. All school reports and composite reports are available on the website.
LSP 4 has commenced in Sept 2012 with approximately 30 schools committed to participating.