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23-5314 The Brain & Learning: Building positive habits to maximise study and learning for the new school year

23-5314 The Brain & Learning: Building positive  habits to maximise study and learning  for the new school year

Course blurb
Getting off to a good start with your students matters. This course explores how the brain works and students’ learning strengths. It outlines practical ways that teachers can make every class a ‘learning to learn’ class, where students can practise strategies that enable them to study more effectively and ‘own’ their learning.

Intended Audience
Teachers (upper primary and second-level), Guidance Counsellors, Study Skills Co-ordinators, Parents.

1hr 15mins.

Learning Outcomes:

The participants will be enabled to:

  • understand the brain and the role the different parts play in well-being and learning – the survival brain, the stressed brain, the thinking brain, the contented brain.
  • engage in a range of activities to enable the learner to establish their learner profile – their learning strengths and preferred learning conditions.
  • discuss the implications for teaching and learning and explore strategies – active and reflective through video exemplars – to leverage the learner’s innate strengths, empowering them to become more independent in their learning.



Dr. Fidelma Healy Eames, PhD, MSc(Ed), BEd.,(Galway) has a long background in teaching, learning and teacher education. Her enduring interest is making learning easier and enabling young people to pursue meaningful, preferred futures. Passionate about supporting teachers and enabling learners to develop the mindset and skills to take ownership for their own learning, she is Director and Lead Educator with Study & Careers www.studyandcareers.ie
Author to ‘Switching on for Learning: A Student Guide to Exam & Career Success’, this has become a core text for teachers, parents and students interested in independent learning and career guidance. In 2020 she developed an online ‘learning to learn’ programme used across second-level schools. Newly-revised for 2022/23 based on teacher and student feedback, Free Previews are viewable at studyandcareers.thinkific.com

Course Details

Course Start Date / Time 19-09-2023 7:00 pm
Course End Date / Time 19-09-2023 8:15 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Fee Free
Select Hours 1.5
Speaker Dr. Fidelma Healy Eames
Course Format Online
Location Online

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