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.
- Personal responsibility
- Openness to new ideas
- Concern for others
- Self belief
- Community spirit
- 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.