Learning Skills (LS)
Running parallel to the Knowledge Strands are the Learning Skills. These show teachers and pupils how each specific knowledge strand may be discovered, applied and communicated. The Learning Skills comprise:
|LS1: Discovering||LS2: Applying||LS3: Communicating|
In every subject in the IC PfLs, these generic learning skills are developed within the context of each knowledge strand – that is to say activities are offered in which students can discover, apply and communicate the knowledge being taught. Matching learning skills against knowledge strands in this way ensures that the IC PfLs are not a syllabus of topics to learn, but a programme for active learning – a genuine scheme of work for teachers.