Merged Action Curriculum [MAC]

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Humankind faces urgent challenges. Life-based learning is a response to these challenges. The Merged Action Curriculum — MAC — puts life-based learning into action.

Like the National Curriculum in England, MAC is information-led. Unlike the National Curriculum, MAC content opens up the curriculum to concepts, attitudes, values and skills for young children to learn and adopt in new and exciting ways.

Michael Mac

MAC organises learning into three life areas

  • The person as an individual in their own right looking after themselves
  • The person as a member of diverse, historical communities interacting with others
  • The person as a member of a living, material world living sustainably

More about MAC


Children learn about — and actively engage in — looking after themselves


Crucial to human life and living is the ability to interact positively with others


Learning to live in harmony with the planet – stewardship of, rather than dominion over, its resources