Shared Education Curriculum Guidance Resources

The NI Curriculum can provide the knowledge, understanding, skills and personal capabilities and attitudes required for supporting schools to address reconciliation outcomes. It offers an opportunity to embed Shared Education through distinct areas of learning (such as Personal Development and Mutual Understanding at Primary and Learning for Life and Work at Post Primary), cross curricular skills, thinking skills & personal capabilities and attitudes & dispositions.

CCEA has a range of guidance for curriculum leaders and teachers on planning and developing whole school aspects such as teaching controversial issues and progression in mutual understanding.

Primary

PDMU Progression Grids PDMU Progression Grids

Grids providing a whole school or key stage overview that can help curriculum leaders to implement PD&MU successfully. The grids can also to be used as a tool for monitoring and evaluating progression throughout the school.

Personal Development and Mutual Understanding: Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1&2

Personal Development and Mutual Understanding at Key Stages 1 and 2 Personal Development and Mutual Understanding at Key Stages 1 and 2

This guidance booklet explains what PD&MU is and why it is important, describing its place in the Curriculum. It also explains how to implement PD&MU. It discusses suitable teaching, learning and assessment strategies and relates PD&MU to broader aspects of school life.

Personal Development and Mutual Understanding: Key Stage 1&2

Active Learning and Teaching Methods Active Learning and Teaching Methods

Practical advice to teachers on a range of methods to help embed skills and create a stimulating, enriching, challenging and focused environment for both their pupils and themselves.

All Areas of Learning: Key Stage 1&2

Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities Microsite Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities Microsite

Collection of guidance documents and practical classroom resources to support embedding the Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities

Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities: Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1&2, Key Stage 3

Post-Primary

Teaching Controversial Issues Teaching Controversial Issues

Training programme supporting a whole-school approach to teaching controversial issues. Curriculum leaders can adapt the training materials and use them as part of their school CPD programme.

All Areas of Learning: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4

Active Learning and Teaching Methods Active Learning and Teaching Methods

Practical advice to teachers on a range of methods to help embed skills and create a stimulating, enriching, challenging and focused environment for both their pupils and themselves.

All Areas of Learning: Key Stage 3