Learning for Life and Work

Learning For Life and Work

Learning for Life and Work (LLW) is central in helping young people develop the fundamental skills, knowledge, qualities and dispositions that are prerequisites for life and work.

The Northern Ireland Curriculum has included this Area of Learning as a key component because research indicated a need for closer links between the curriculum and developing skills and capabilities necessary for life and work.

The research concluded that young people require an engaging and relevant curriculum that:

  • helps them develop as individuals and members of society;
  • delivers the skills and capabilities needed for adult life and work;
  • helps them cope with the changing global economy; and
  • helps them learn how to make informed choices.

For further details see Learning For Life and Work Key Stage 3 – Guidance Booklet.

Key Elements

The curriculum objectives are broken down into Key Elements. The Key Elements are a vehicle for ensuring that Areas of Learning directly connects to the curriculum objectives and to Learning for Life and Work.

At Key Stage 3, Learning for Life and Work contains four contributory strands:

Contacts

For more information on Key Stage 3 Learning for Life and Work, contact:

Kathryn Gilbert
kgilbert@ccea.org.uk
(028) 9026 1200 extension 2632
Alan McMurray
amcmurray@ccea.org.uk
(028) 9026 1200 extension 2148
Deborah Stinson
dstinson@ccea.org.uk
(028) 9026 1200 extension 2620

Resources

Global Dimension Global Dimension

We have developed these resources to encourage pupils to explore the Global Dimension within their learning at Key Stage 3. The Global Dimension incorporates the key concepts of global citizenship, conflict resolution, diversity, human rights, interdependence, social justice, sustainable development and values and perceptions.

Developing UICT in Learning for Life and Work Developing Using ICT in Learning for Life and Work

A teacher guide that identifies opportunities that occur naturally for developing Using ICT skills in a range of Learning for Life and Work resources.

Learning for Life and Work through English Learning for Life and Work through English

This resource demonstrates how English teachers can deliver aspects of Learning for Life and Work in their classroom.

Learning for Life and Work through Maths Learning for Life and Work through Maths

This resource demonstrates how mathematics teachers can deliver aspects of Learning for Life and Work in their classroom.

Developing Communication Skills in Learning for Life and WorkDeveloping Communication Skills in Learning for Life and Work

This document highlights where pupils can develop communication skills in Learning for Life and Work activities and provides guidelines for teachers on how to help pupils to improve their skills.

STEMworksSTEMworks

An exciting new website developed to support learning and teaching at Key Stage 3 of STEM related subjects including Science, Technology and Design, Mathematics, Home Economics and Employability.

Teaching Controversial Issues at Key Stages 3 & 4Teaching Controversial Issues at Key Stages 3 & 4

This guidance supports principals, senior leaders/managers and teachers to plan and develop approaches to teaching controversial issues at whole-school and classroom levels.

Learning for Life and Work Integrated Activities

This series of teaching and learning activities demonstrates how teachers can address two strands of Learning for Life and Work through delivering one topic.

Drugs and Society
This unit covers a number of the statutory statements from the minimum content for Personal Development and Local and Global Citizenship.

Drugs and Society (Personal Development / Local and Global Citizenship) 4.7 MB - uploaded 21-04-2015

Drugs and Society (Resource 1) 1.4 MB - uploaded 21-04-2015

Drugs and Society (Resource 3) 1.1 MB - uploaded 21-04-2015

Food Miles
This unit addresses a number of the statutory statements from the minimum content for Home Economics and Education for Employability.

Food Miles (Home Economics / Employability) 5.4 MB - uploaded 21-04-2015

Food Miles (Resource 1) 120 KB - uploaded 21-04-2015

Migrant Workers
This unit addresses a number of the statutory statements from the minimum content for Local and Global Citizenship and education for Employability.

Migrant Workers (Employability / Local and Global Citizenship) 6.3 MB - uploaded 21-04-2015

Migrant Workers (Resource 1) 3.9 MB - uploaded 21-04-2015

Useful links

Please review all links to judge their suitability before using them with your class.

Creating a dementia-friendly generation alzheimers.org.uk A resource from the Alzheimer’s Society that introduces dementia into the curriculum and encourages schools to consider how we can all contribute to make our communities dementia-friendly.

Global Learning Programme globallearningni.com This provides schools with resources, case studies and information that will support them to educate for a fair and sustainable world through all areas of the curriculum.

Aim, Aspire and Achieve nicurriculum.org.uk A thematic unit that helps schools to celebrate the Olympic and Paralympic Games adapted to celebrate other international sporting events.

London Grid for Learning – Learning Resources lgfl.net This provides a range of teaching resources that you can filter by subject and key stage.

Free Teaching Resources free-teaching-resources.co.uk Free Personal, Social, Health and Economic Key Stage 3 teaching resources for post-primary teachers.