Term 1a 2018: Connected Curriculum overview

An overview of Big Ideas, driving questions and Grand Challenge activities for term 1a can be found below.  These must be shared in subject lessons and students are requested to make connections between their subject specific content and to other disciplines through the Big Idea or Grand Challenge.  They make effective lesson or forum starter activities for example.  Students will then be able to effectively complete Reflect and Connect and Grand Challenge sessions.  Exit Point is on Friday 19th of October.

Foundation

Big Idea: When people work together they can achieve a common goal

Driving question: In what ways has human collaboration shaped the world we live in today?  

Entry point planned by Engineering and Exit point activities planned by the Humanities faculties.

Reflect and connect resources can be found here 

Learner attribute focus – COLLABORATION

Level 1

Big IdeaTrying to beat others has good and bad consequences

Driving question: In what ways has competition shaped the world we live in today? 

Entry-Exit point activities planned by the Science faculty

Reflect and connect resources can be found here

Learner attribute focus – COMMUNITY

Level 1+

Big IdeaOur sense of self, and that of others, is continually developing through our different interactions and impacts on how we exist in the world.

Driving question: How do our identities develop over time?  

Entry-Exit point activities planned collaboratively by Philosophy and English faculties.

Level 2

Grand Challenge 2: Sustainable Cities

“The UCL Grand Challenge of Sustainable Cities examines one of the most urgent issues facing the world today: increasing and relentless urbanisation.” UCL Grand Challenge website

Driving question: What can be done about the challenges our own and other communities face as more of us live in cities?

Weekly house time activities and working towards a final product and presentation of learning at UCL.  Resource folder.  

Level 2+

Grand Challenge 5: Human Wellbeing

“The UCL Grand Challenge of Human Wellbeing looks beyond traditional definitions of health and examines the wide range of disciplines that contribute to our sense of wellbeing.” UCL Grand Challenge website

Driving question: How can we use empathy to improve the wellbeing of others?  

Weekly house time activities and working towards a final product and presentation of learning at the academy.  Resource folder.

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