Aims of the Other 3Rs

The Other 3Rs is a unique series of teaching modules developed in response to requests from teachers for material to meet the demands of the curriculum in the areas of Personal and Social/Health Education and Citizenship. The Course can be used across the curriculum.

The aims of the course are

• to help young people to mature in their attitudes and actions, thereby becoming more responsible for themselves and the world around them

• to help them explore the process of creating relationships and how to
resolve problems

• to encourage a deeper understanding and respect for life itself

The Other 3Rs comprises nine individual modules each of a number of
topics on a specific theme. Guide notes for teachers are provided for each topic, printed on coloured card. Worksheets and resource material for students are provided on white card suitable for photocopying.

Teachers will be able either to pursue a subject in depth through several topics, or simply to take one or two topics from modules.

THE OTHER 3Rs meets the requirements of the UK National Curriculum in a number of subject areas:

"The emphasis in most health education curricula is on encouraging individual
responsibility, awareness and informed decision-making... Opportunities should be provided for pupils to assess evidence, make decisions, negotiate,
listen, make and deal with relationships, solve problems and work independently and with confidence... Teaching methods... include games, simulations, case studies, role plays, problem solving excercises, questionnaires, surveys, open-ended questions and sentences and group work of various kinds."

"(Key Stage 3) is an appropriate stage for pupils to develop their critical appraisal of some experience of religion and life-experiences they have been studying. This will apply not only to rules and codes of behaviour, but also to basic beliefs and attitudes... They will now be able to think more deeply about the experience of being human".

"Areas of study might include: sources of authority and influence; the role of the individual within different types of community; the role of the family,
education, religion, culture and social structures in maintaining social stability".