Learn Together Curriculum
Fáilte! Tá súil againn go mbainfidh tú taithneamh as an leathanach seo. The Learn Together ethical education curriculum is taught in place of religious instruction in Educate Together schools. There are four strands in the Learn Together, detailed below.
The Learn Together Mission Statement:
To promote a philosophy of education in which no child is considered an outsider; which promotes the fullest development of ability irrespective of gender, class or stereotype and which encapsulates this ethos in a democratic partnership uniquely combining the involvement of parents with the professional role of teachers.
Strand 1: Moral & Spiritual
The general aim of the strand is to help develop in children a critical knowledge, understanding and awareness of right and wrong and a heightened awareness of social, ethical and moral standards through reflecting on the meaning and purposes of life. The strand should encourage and develop the individual on the journey to inner discovery and empower the child to make informed moral decisions.
Strand 2: Equality & Justice
The general aim of this strand is to develop in children a critical knowledge, understanding and awareness of issues relating to human rights, equality, culture and diversity, social justice and social inclusiveness and to empower them to make a difference.
Strand 3: Belief Systems
The general aim of this strand is to develop in children a critical knowledge, understanding and awareness of the teachings of religious and non-theistic belief systems and how these systems relate to our shared human experience. The emphasis will be placed on an exploration of the infinite variety and richness of humankind through nurturing a respect for a person’s right to hold and practice individual belief systems and through creating spaces where values can be articulated and critically examined.
Strand 4: Ethics & the Environment
The aim of this strand is to develop in children a knowledge, appreciation and respect for their environment and to empower them to take an active role in its stewardship.
The Educate Together Resource Bank
Teachers can access downloadable lessons and other resources for teaching the four strands of the Learn Together at the Learn Together Resource Bank. The Resource Bank, which is free, is made up of five lists:
- Resources for teaching the Moral and Spiritual strand of the Learn Together
- Resources for teaching the Equality and Justice strand of the Learn Together
- Resources for teaching the Belief Systems strand of the Learn Together
- Resources for teaching the Ethics and the Environment strand of the Learn Together
- Books for class and school libraries which support the Learn Together
Access the Resource Bank for free! Má tá áiseanna tri Gaeilge ag taistéal uait, bí cinnte go ndéanfaidh sibh teagmhail linn.
What is an Educate Together National School?
Educate Together schools are a multi-denominational, co-educational, child centred, and democratically run. Educate Together schools are open to every child. Hit the Download button to learn more!