Welcome to the world of the ‘cultural perspectives’
Students will choose a cultural perspective course and study it for a term. Each course will have two sessions per week.
I cannot tell you at the moment what these will be because I want the teachers to put their ‘cultural’ hats on to create a course that taps into their knowledge and interests. Teachers will use their creativity, backgrounds and/or wider interest to design a cultural perspective course that will appeal to students. There will be about 15 on offer so there will be plenty to choose from. Students must choose and stay on board their cultural experience. It is not an opt-in. Teachers will design their courses and they will be marketed to students. Students can then choose.
We want these perspectives to particularly:
- encourage creativity and wider reading
- spark interest and generate a sense of ‘awe and wonder’ around a topic or event
- give students genuine opportunities to talk, debate and show leadership
- be rooted in spiritual, moral, social and cultural education.
Students will also have to submit a final response to the cultural perspective session. It doesn’t necessarily follow the response has to be an essay! The response expected will reflect the cultural perspective itself, naturally blending with the topic, delivery and content of the course itself. It could be a presentation, artefact, dramatic piece – who knows?
The teacher’s judgement on the quality of the response will be included in our reports to parents and feedback to students.