Curriculum Learning Experiences (Big Pictures)

The Big Picture diagrams of the Northern Ireland Curriculum list examples of learning experiences to be promoted and fostered throughout learning and teaching in the classroom.

  • Investigating and problem
  • Relevant and enjoyable
  • Skills integrated
  • Offers choice
  • Supportive environment
  • Positive reinforcement
  • Ongoing reflection
  • Linked to other curriculum areas
  • Media-rich
  • Active and hands on
  • Challenging and engaging
  • Culturally diverse
  • Varied to suit learning styles
  • Enquiry based

Teachers will need to use different pedagogical approaches to give pupils such a range of experiences. These include active learning methods, which can be informed by Assessment for Learning strategies.

Overview of the Curriculum (inc. The Big Picture)