Our products and E-learning resources are designed specifically for the Wood Technology and Construction Studies courses.
Wood Theory & Practice was founded in August 2018 by Peter Cusack and Richard Foudy.
Peter and Richard are both qualified teachers of Wood Technology, Construction Studies and Design & Communication Graphics. Having qualified from GMIT Letterfrack, Peter and Richard have a combined fourteen years of teaching experience in both Ireland and England. Richard has extensive experience of working with the State Examinations Commission as an examiner.
Wood Technology Students: We offer the opportunity for students to take ownership of their own learning through engaging and structured activities. Our Theory & Practice books help each student grow their knowledge and skills of woodworking to new levels.
Construction Studies Students: We provide a series of 21 animated building section details designed to guide students through Leaving Certificate board drawing questions. Students have the opportunity to work at their own pace while maximising their time and learning.
Wood Technology Teachers: Our books and resources are designed to maximise student engagement, maximise class contact time and maximise the number of Learning Outcomes in each chapter. This approach allows teachers to bridge the gap between practical and theory-based lessons in a structured manner. All three books have proven to be the ideal resource for distance teaching and learning.
Construction Studies Teachers: All of our 21 building section details are designed to provide a coherent and up to date approach to teaching Leaving Certificate Construction Studies. These animated teaching resources allow teachers to focus on the teaching of each board drawing in a clear and accurate manner. Teachers can assign work to be completed by students at home using the same presentations from the classroom.
All three books are designed to cover the Junior Cycle Wood Technology specification.
1st year students: Wood Technology – Theory & Practice; Volume One
2nd year students: Wood Technology – Theory & Practice; Volume Two
3rd year students: Wood Technology – Theory & Practice; Volume Three
Some teachers may decide to use particular books with certain year groups other than as described above.
No, our books have all of the content of a traditional textbook at the beginning of each chapter. Take a look at the video overviews below.
Free Chapter Presentations and Quizzes are available to students through our E-Learning area at woodtheorypractice.com.
Instructions and an Access Code is printed on the inside front cover of each book. This code allows students to gain access to the Wood Technology – Student course for one academic year until July 31st. After this date, the account is frozen and a new Access Code is required to renew access.
Teachers who have purchased a class set of Wood Technology Theory & Practice books will receive an Access Code to the Wood Technology – Teacher course.
This course offers:
This is an annual paid subscription for teachers of Construction Studies at a price of €20.
This course offers the following animated building section details along with 19 scaled A3 worksheets and ten years of Question 5 solutions:
We sell a range of 21 Wood Technology posters that cover all of the main chapters. Each poster is A2 in size (420mm x 594mm) with a clear matte finish.
We sell a range of 21 Construction Studies posters that cover all of the building section details needed for the Leaving Certificate. Each poster is A2 in size (420mm x 594mm) with a clear matte finish.
Our aim with this website is to simply provide the best possible platform for our customers to use.
We take the management of the data that you supply us with very seriously. Please read through our policies below for more detailed information.
First, you need the Access Code printed on the inside front cover of any Wood Technology Theory & Practice book. Each code can only be used once and gives free access for the academic year (until July 31st).
Instructions to access Wood Technology – Student course:
First, you need a Teacher Access Code issued by us via email. These are issued to teachers who are teaching with a class set of Wood Technology Theory & Practice books. Each code can only be used once and gives free access for the academic year (until July 31st).
Instructions to access Wood Technology – Teacher course:
This is a paid subscription course for students of Leaving Certificate Construction Studies at a price of €10 for two years. Students will also have the option of enrolling in the Staidéar Foirgníochta – Mhic Léinn course.
Instructions to access Construction Studies – Student course:
This is a paid subscription course for teachers of Leaving Certificate Construction Studies at a price of €20 for one year. Teachers will also have the option of enrolling in the Staidéar Foirgníochta – Mhúinteoir course.
Instructions to access Construction Studies – Teacher course:
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Yes, all presentations work well on both mobile and tablet devices. For mobile devices, make sure to rotate your phone landscape.
Parents: The best way for you to purchase our books is through our online Shop. Each book costs €10 and postage is additional.
Teachers: If you would like to order books for you, your subject department or your students; please complete our Contact Form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Bookshops: Please complete our Contact Form and we will get back to you as soon as possible with further information around discount, carriage and other terms.
All of the above postage rates are for ROI only. Please complete our Contact Form for a quote on postage rates to addresses outside of ROI.
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