CCEA have recently produced a new resource for Teaching Controversial Issues at Key Stage 3.
This guidance supports principals, senior leaders/managers and teachers to plan and develop approaches to teaching controversial issues at whole-school and classroom level. The guidance aims to complement and add value to other guidance and work on controversial issues. It focuses on teaching controversial issues at Key Stage 3. However, you can apply the teaching and learning approaches in Key Stage 4.
The guidance aims to:
• support the development of a whole-school approach to teaching controversial issues within the
context of the Northern Ireland Curriculum;
• support schools to develop quality teaching and learning; and
• support teachers to develop the confidence, skills and motivation to teach controversial issues.
To access and download the guidance from the NI Curriculum website, please click here.