Shared Education aims to improve both educational and reconciliation outcomes. The NI Curriculum supports both of these.
The NI Curriculum aims to empower young people to develop their potential and to make informed and responsible choices and decisions throughout their lives, through helping them to develop as individuals; as contributors to society; and as contributors to the economy and environment.
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, cross curricular skills, thinking skills & personal capabilities and attitudes & dispositions. All areas of the curriculum can potentially contribute to shared education leading to improved educational and reconciliation outcomes.
CCEA is committed to supporting Shared Education.
We have worked collaboratively with EA and other educational partners to support the creation of a Pupil Pathway for Shared Education.
The pathway illustrated what Shared Education could look like for learners as they progress through school. It outlines the educational outcomes that contribute to reconciliation through the curriculum at all key stages and through the development of children's skills and capabilities, attitudes and dispositions.
Current and future work includes:
- providing further practical resources and 'worked examples' of shared education in a range of curricular contexts; and
- supporting teacher professional development through the provision of SESP modules and supporting JPD/NSSI schools.