Bremore Educate Together Secondary School
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Ethical Education

Ethical Education


Ethical Education is taught in place of religious instruction in Educate Together Schools. Our primary schools teach the Learn Together curriculum, which is divided up as follows:

  • Moral and Spiritual Development
  • Equality and Justice
  • Belief Systems
  • Ethics and the Environment

In Educate Together second-level schools, Ethical Education is divided up as follows, although these strands are still under review:

  • Making Sense of Values
  • Exploring World Views
  • Diversity and Difference

Development Education

What is Development Education? Knowledge + Skills + Values + Action! Development Education is a direct and active educational response to the issues of inequality and injustice that characterise the world we live in. Development Education is an approach to education that is driven by core values and attitudes – justice, solidarity and empathy – and has at its heart a radical and transformative agenda to challenge the structural causes of poverty and inequality. It also, therefore, entails a critical action component to put learning into practice in our everyday lives. Development Education also encompasses key skills that we all require in life – namely those of critical thinking and analysis, of being able to question and challenge the messages and information we receive every day. Development Education is underpinned by core methodologies, namely participative and learner-centred approaches to teaching that value the acquisition of skills and knowledge above getting the “right” answer.