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Sitting the Exam: Managing Stress


‘Switching on for Learning: Becoming an Independent Learner’ - A 6 module programme for second-level schools

The provision of a new second-level teacher/guidance counsellor education programme entitled ‘Switching on for Learning: Becoming an Independent Learner’, a programme designed to support educators to enable their second-level students to study more effectively, take control of their own learning, and develop healthy mindsets. 

This will be achieved through a range of interactive approaches to include discussion, hands-on exercises, explainer videos, downloadable resources and student feedback, a feature of each of the 6 modules outlined below.

Duration: 1 hr 15 mins per module, via Zoom, over a 6 week period.

Programme Content

Module 1: Your Brain and Learning: Know your Learning Styles

Module 2: Getting Motivated: Developing a sense of purpose

Module 3: Managing Time: Learning to Plan

Module 4: Reading to Learn: Learning to Summarise (Study & Learning Strategies)

Module 5: Memory & Recall: The Study-Review System

Module 6: Sitting the Exam: Managing Stress

Exams are an intense and stressful time for most students. They affect families and schools. The culture and expectations surrounding exams doesn’t make it easy either. Hence, how we prepare for exams and respond to stress is a key consideration. Facilitated by Dr. Fidelma Healy Eames, PhD, author of ‘Switching on for Learning: A Student Guide to Exam and Career Success’, this on-point webinar ‘Sitting the Exam: Managing Stress’ is aimed at supporting students facing exams to have a successful experience. It is particularly useful for teachers and parents as they endeavour to prepare and support their students in the lead-up to and during the exam period. 

Learning Outcomes

The ‘Sitting the Exam & Managing Stress’ webinar is designed to enable students to:

get into the right frame of mind where they feel a greater sense of control and personal efficacy;

become familiar with a range of practical strategies to support them with their preparation for the countdown to exams and the day of the exam, including useful exam techniques with which to approach exam papers.

become aware of helpful strategies to help them deal with and relieve stress in their lives, most especially during highly intense times like the exam period. This section of the webinar includes insightful and practical contributions from Richard Brennan (Alexander Technique master) and Cecile Jacquot (hypnotherapist).

As each module is stand alone, you can register to attend one or all six dates.


Course Details

Course Start Date / Time 13-12-2022 7:00 pm
Course End Date / Time 13-12-2022 8:15 pm
Capacity 25
Cut off date 13-12-2022 11:00 am
Fee Free
Number Hours 1.15
Speaker Dr. Fidelma Healy Eames
Location Online Course

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