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Consolidating Learning

Consolidation is a stage where new material is reviewed and learning is reinforced. Students use this consolidation time to summarise, make connections, form relationships, remember ideas, and build on understanding.

Many teachers have shared samples of resources they use to guide students in consolidating their learning.

Explore the consolidation resources below...

1. Engaging with Retrieval Practice Techniques

English teacher, Clare Madden, has created a sample
9 week consolidation plan for Junior Cycle English with suggestions of retrieval practice techniques and a spaced practice timetable. She has also featured eight strategies to use in the classroom for revision.

Clare has also shared sample character maps, plot organisers, and knowledge organisers for the LC English Prescribed Texts;
- Ladybird, Never Let Me Go and All the Light We Cannot See.

2. Utilising Previous Exams

Chemistry teacher, Sean Kelleher, has developed sample calculation grids for the LC 2020 - 2006 titration First Principle calculations.

Additionally, Sean has produced shortcut handouts for chemistry students to quickly access papers;
- LCH Chemistry – Exams & Marking Schemes
- LCO Chemistry – Exams & Marking Schemes
- Experiment Questions and Videos

3. Summarising with Revision Booklets and Notes

Construction Studies teacher, Tomás Callanan, has designed step by step guides on scale drawings and clear and concise notes on passive construction to accompany student revision worksheets.  

Home Economics teacher, Danielle Conaty, shared a comprehensive set of notes and revision booklets for LC Home Economics Core 3: Social Studies and Elective 3.

4. Watching Videos

UCD Maths Support Centre created 235 videos for higher and ordinary level mathematics students.

Scoilnet has also curated a Specified Practical Activity page featuring highly recommended videos for Ag Science.

RTÉ Learn has recently released video tutorial videos and exam tips for specific Leaving Certificate subjects.

5. Interacting with Animations

GeoGebra is a simple but powerful tool which can be used by students to reinforce maths concepts and to check solutions.

The PDST Post-Primary Maths team developed GeoGebra files for all Junior Cycle and Leaving Cerificate Maths strands. The most viewed GeoGebra files on Scoilnet each year are the constructions and theorems GeoGebra files.

6. Sorting Information with Graphic Organisers

Graphic organisers scaffold learning and help to build student confidence. They also facilitate formative assessment as students can clearly see how much they understand. The PDST has graphic organiser templates for Modern Foreign Languages and Literacy.

Science teacher, Richard Moynihan, has recently created a selection of mind-maps and graphics for Junior Cycle Science.

Business Studies teacher,Clare Gallagher, developed a number of graphic organiser templates for students to reflect on their learning within various business concepts.

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