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A Multi-Ethnic, Global & Inclusive Curriculum

 

A Multi-Ethnic, Global & Inclusive Curriculum 

A Multi-Ethnic, Global & Inclusive Curriculum is about rethinking, reframing and reconstructing the current curriculum in order to make it better, and more inclusive.  

It is about expanding our notions of good literature so it doesn’t always elevate one voice, one experience, and one way of being in the world.  

It is about considering how different frameworks, traditions and knowledge projects can inform each other, how multiple voices can be heard, and how new perspectives emerge from mutual learning. 

It concerns not only what is taught and how it is critiqued, but how it is taught, which gives rise to an understanding of inclusion that addresses how schooling is experienced. 

It requires sustained collaboration, discussion and experimentation among groups of teachers and pupils, who themselves have power to make things happen on the ground and think about what might be done differently.  The change will take different forms in different phases across different subjects. 

There is no one-size-fits-all solution. 

It requires the courage to admit that any knowledge could and should be open to challenge and question; regardless of its original power relations. This is the only way to avoid the mere ‘displacement’ of one curriculum coloniser by another. 

It is about how we can ensure a system where all those who work and learn at Three Bridges can do so under conditions of dignity, respect and security. 

EYFS

KS1

LKS2

UKS2

 

Mind, Body & Soul

  • How to look after ones’ whole self
  • Just as we all have physical health, we all have mental health. Like physical health, sometimes our mental health is good – sometimes it’s not.
  • What is resilience
  • How talking about feelings, helps and where to find help
  • Managing worries
  • Being empathetic and the importance of tact and the language around mental wellbeing
  • Practising resilience
  • Knowing mental health concerns
  • Knowing how to get help for the mind, body and soul
  • Knowing suffering with mental health issues is nothing to be ashamed of
  • Character strengths for success that build resilience and positive mental attitude
  • Know children and young people's mental health concerns  and the impact of these
  • Understanding the factors that affect young people’s mental wellbeing
  • Knowing that you’re never too young to suffer from mental health issues and different methods of treatment
  • Resilience and positive mental attitude in practise 

 

Our Place in the World

  • uniqueness and value of every person
  • similarities and differences between self and others
  • similarities and differences between peoples in local setting and also in wider contexts 
  • what contributes to self-identity and belonging 
  • diversity of cultures and societies within and beyond own experience 
  • contributions of different cultures to our lives 
  • nature of prejudice, racism and sexism and ways to combat these 
  • benefits and challenges of diversity 
  • impacts of stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination and how to challenge these
  • importance of language, beliefs and values in cultural identities

 

What Are We Fighting For?

  • how own actions have consequences
  •  some basic ways to avoid, manage and resolve conflict
  • causes of disagreement and conflict at personal, classroom and household levels 
  • some ways of avoiding, managing and resolving conflict
  • some causes and effects of conflict at all levels from personal to global 
  • strategies for managing, resolving and preventing conflict, including ‘win-win’ solutions 
  • examples of conflicts past and present in own society and others
  • wider causes and effects of conflict at all levels
  • importance of resolving conflict fairly 
  • role of non-violent protest in social and political change 

 

Leading Learners

  • rules in class and school 
  • how rules can help us
  • how to take part in making and changing rules in own class / school 
  • uneven sharing of power and how some people are excluded from decision-making
  • the need for rules in own school and wider society and how people can take part in making and changing them 
  •  basics of how own country and region is governed
  • basic national, regional (e.g. EU) and global governance structures and systems, and differences between countries
  • how a lack of power and representation can result in discrimination and exclusion
  •  the power of collective action and role of social movements and governments in tackling injustice

 

Our World United

  • what is fair and unfair 
  • importance of caring and sharing
  • what fairness means 
  • examples of what it can mean to be rich or poor in local and other contexts
  • how fairness may not always mean equal treatment 
  • some causes and effects of poverty and inequality (including gender inequalities) at local, national and global levels

ways of defining and measuring poverty (relative and absolute) and inequality

inequalities within and between societies and how these change 

wider causes and effects of poverty, inequality and exclusion

 

Nurturing Nature

  • living things and their needs 
  • how to take care of immediate environment
  • possibility of change in the future
  • positive and negative impacts of people’s actions (including own personal choices) on others and the environment 
  •  how people can damage or improve the environment
  • people’s dependencies on the environment 
  • basics of climate change (causes and effects)
  • environmentally responsible living and global inequalities in ecological footprints
  • differing views about development and quality of life and their measurement
  • UN Sustainable Development Goals and progress against them
  • importance of biodiversity
  • wider causes and implications of climate change