Curriculum Attitudes and Dispositions

Children learn best when learning is interactive, practical and enjoyable. Teachers should use a wide variety of teaching methods, balancing whole class, group and individual activities, to engage their pupils in effective learning.

Including a broader range of pedagogical techniques will help pupils to develop for themselves positive attitudes and dispositions towards learning.

These include:

Personal responsibility

Commitment

Determination

Openness to new ideas

Optimism

Curiosity

Flexibility

Integrity

Respect

Concern for others

Commitment

Resourcefulness

Self belief

Pragmatism

Community spirit

Tolerance

Moral courage

The Northern Ireland Curriculum’s focus on skills requires that teaching methods take into account how pupils receive and assimilate what they learn.