WHY PRESS PLAY FOR STUDENTS?
Most students start school at four years of age and spend on average 14-20 years learning, yet often nobody shows them how to learn they only show them what to learn. We at Press Play have studied and modelled how the best students learn and the interesting thing is that they almost all use the same mental strategies for studying: words, facts, definitions, laws, experimental procedures, diagrams, plays, poems . They use the same strategies for summarising texts and revision. PRESS PLAY for Learning is a programme to enhance the learning skills of all learners particularly at Senior Level 14-22 year olds.
WHAT IS PRESS PLAY PROGRAMME FOR STUDENTS?
The PRESS PLAY for Learning is a unique and comprehensive programme to enhance students learning ability.
This programme coaches the student how to:
- Develop long-term Visual Memory.
- Utilise various visual skills for learning different types of information.
- Chunk up and chunk down information.
- Construct, memorise and revise SYMBOL WHEELS.
- Revise quickly easily and the effectively.
- Sset goals and monitor them for eventual success.
- Stay focussed during exams and deal with difficult situations.
- Set up for a study session, and learn to focus on an exact goal for the study session.
- Understand the importance of the correct physical environment while studying.
- Learn how the brain works, memorises, processes information and to develop effective learning patterns.
The practical nature of the programme allows the students to experience the benefits immediately which can be utilised immediately in their own study programmes.
STUDENT TRAINING COURSES
STUDENT TRAINING COURSE:
Students can attend
• one-to-one sessions or
• can organise small group events (2/3 students)
• Two 3 hour sessions (over 2 days) or
• One full day of 6 hours duration
The advantage of the two three-hour sessions is that it allows the students to use their skills between each session which are usually one week apart. However if travelling to the course is an issue in the course can be taken over a period of one day.
Contact us: To organise a Press Play for Learning session please contact us by phone: Tel 01 535 8529
Students can attend one-to-one sessions or can organise small group events.
On average these courses can be taken over two three-hour sessions or in some cases one complete day. The advantage of the two three-hour sessions is that it allows the students to use their skills between each session which are usually one week apart. However if travelling to the course is an issue in the course can be taken over a period of one day.
PRESS PLAY FACILITATOR TRAINING COURSES
We are at present seeking suitable candidates to train as Press Play for Learning facilitators. Facilitators will be trained to work with students on a one-to-one basis or in small groups using the Press Play for Learning programme.
Are you interested in becoming a Press Play for Learning facilitator for learning? The training course allows you to
1. Understand the role of Visual Memory in long-term memory
2. Develop practical visual learning skills for any type of information
3. Coach others on effective goal setting for motivation
4. Understand how to achieve and maintain focus
On successful completion of the programme participants will be instructed on how to become a registered member of the Press Play for Learning team to deliver the Press Play for Learning programme to students.
Training Course Dates
For a copy of the Training Syllabus and or an application form please contact us at [email protected]
Applicants must have:
- Have had training in one or more of the following fields: education or training or have previous experience in working with an education background.
- Completed an application form outlining background, qualifications and their motivation for training as a Press Play facilitator.
“Using visual static memory to learn definitions and words was very useful. The symbol wheels were good for helping make shorter notes. I fell that my understadning of how to rememeber things enhanced. It teaches how the brain works and how to use it more effectively. Very beneficial.”
(Cara – 6th Year St Josephs of Cluny, Dublin)
“I feel that I benefitted from Symbol Wheels and from Goal Setting. Goal Setting will probably give me the motivation to improve my scores in all subjects…”
(Naosie – 3rd Year Clonkeen College, Dublin)
“a totally different and easier way of learning”
(Paul – 6th year Kilkenny)
“helps you realise how to have a photographic memory…. and how to condense topics with symbol wheels”
(Debbie – 6th Year Kilkenny)
“This course was excellent and definitely worthwhile and I would advise all students to attend because it helps so much and gives you a study plan that will work well for the Leaving Cert. ….It helped me a lot because it helps you to understand what you are studying by visualising. I feel more coherent now to go and do studying than before. It shows a more effective way to study in a less stressful short amount of time.”
Miriam (6th year The Institute of Education, Dublin
“..Very beneficial and worthwhile if you find it hard to focus and concentrate”
(Leanne – 5th year Kilkenny)
“…This is not just only for studying and its nothing like the “study skills classes” your school gives. This programme teaches you how to learn as opposed to just telling you what to learn. ..Self-motivation has been triggered for me. It is very interesting and I would advise anyone to do it. BRILLIANT. THANK YOU!
(Hailey – 6th year The Institute of Education, Dublin)
“A programme to help you learn more effectively and how to cut down on your study time but to make the time count. It teaches you how to use your visual memory more so to retain the knowledge. ”
(Colm – 3rd Year Roscommon)
“I found it a very useful course and I now know how to study, and truly more efficiently”.
(Daire – 5th Year CBS Kilkenny)
“Using visual memory shows you a quick and easy way to remember definitions, formulae etc. Very useful and beneficial day.”
(Adam – 5th Year CBS Kilkenny)
“… gives you a clear image oun yourhead of how to study successfully. It shows you how to get in the zone and maintain focus while studying. It gives you motivation and leads you in the right direction for the world of work through study. Very interesting.”
(Edward – 5th Year CBS Kilkenny)