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Key Themes Experiences and Outcomes Block

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Sustainable Sustainable development is about improving our wellbeing without
Development jeopardising anyone’s opportunities to do the same locally, globally or in
Education (SDE) the future. The UK government in the document – One Future, Different
Paths (2005) set out the following 4 concepts that together are regarded
as core elements of sustainable development. These are:

• Sustainable consumption and production

• Climate change and energy
• Natural resource protection
• Sustainable communities.

International International Education is a process by which young people are made

Education and Global aware of international/global issues, come to appreciate cultural diversity,
Dimension learn from others in an anti racist society, develop their ability to articulate
their beliefs in a reflective manner, learn to make judgements related to
objective standards, and are enabled to play an active part – vocationally,
socially, culturally, politically – in an increasingly multicultural and
international society.

Enterprise in There are four key strands of entitlement for children and young people
Education within enterprise in education:

Enterprise Teaching and Learning enables young people to develop

enterprising skills, attitudes and creative approaches to learning right
across the curriculum.

Entrepreneurial Learning involves ‘learning by doing’. Setting up and

running a company is something that children and young people of all
ages will benefit from. But it isn’t just about setting up in business. It is
about giving young people the chance to experience real business and
work-related learning through entrepreneurial enterprise activities.

Work-based vocational Learning offers young people the opportunity to

support their classroom learning by gaining practical skills in the
workplace, and ultimately allowing them to achieve a recognised

Career Education involves enthusing children and young people about

the world of work, helping them to make connections between learning
and work, and equipping them with the knowledge to make informed
decisions about their future at every stage of their learning.

Health and Well Being In the school context, these values establish the importance of creating
an ethos of care, respect, participation, responsibility and fairness for all.
The main aims of health promoting schools, are:

• To promote the physical, social, spiritual, metal and emotional

health and well-being of all pupils and staff
• To work with others in identifying and meeting the health needs
of the whole school and its wider community.

Active Learning Active learning is a learning which engages and challenges children’s
thinking using real-life and imaginary situation. It takes full advantage of
the opportunities for learning presented by:

• Spontaneous play
• Planned, purposeful play
• Investigating and exploring
• Events and life experiences
• Focused learning and teaching

support when necessary through sensitive intervention to support or

extend learning. All areas of the curriculum can be enriched and
developed through play.

‘Children learn by doing, thinking, exploring, through quality interactions,

intervention and relationships, Founded on children’s interests and
abilities across a variety of contexts. All combining to build the four
capacities for each child’.