The purpose of this page is to collect together key documents contrasting life-based and subject-based learning.
The Merged Action Curriculum is an example of how life-based learning might be organised.
As the concept of life-based learning originates in Britain, the example of subject-based learning we are using is the National Curriculum in England at key stages 1 & 2 (the 5- to 11- year age range).
We are keen to add relevant links to information about other curriculums operating around the world. Contact us here.
This document gathers together information in response to some of the frequently asked questions about MAC:
Merged Action Curriculum at a Glance
Here is a handy one-sided outline of the life areas and learning domains at the heart of MAC:
National Curriculum Documents
The National Curriculum in England
The National Curriculum in England is an example of a subject-based approach to learning.
The PSHE Association is the national body for personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education — the curriculum area that supports pupils to be healthy, safe and prepared for modern life. PSHE education incorporates health education, relationships and sex education (RSE), and economic well-being and careers.
PSHE Association programme of study for PSHE education:
Department for Education statutory guidance
Statutory guidance from the Department for education on relationships education, relationships and sex education, and health education.