In addition to their specific content and knowledge, the subjects and short courses of junior cycle provide students with opportunities to develop a range of key skills. This course offers opportunities to support all key skills but some are particularly significant. The examples below identify some of the elements that are related to learning activities in Geography. The 8 key skills are set out in detail in Key Skills of Junior Cycle.
Exploring options and alternatives
Stimulating creativity using digital technology
Students learn about global issues such as climate change and explore mitigation and prevention options.
Students create models to explain the formation of fold mountains.
Students use videos and animations to explain a population change.
Seeing patterns, trends, and relationships
Gathering, interpreting, and representing data
Students analyse settlement patterns.
Students measure, record and graph average rainfall over a given period using a rain gauge.
Listening and expressing myself
Discussing and debating
Thinking creatively and critically
Gathering, recording, organising and evaluating information and data
Students investigate the origin of their town or village.
Students design hazard management defences.
Students investigate the formation and behaviour of a hurricane.
Being able to reflect on my own learning