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
• to help them explore the process of creating relationships
and how to
• to encourage a deeper understanding and respect for life
The Other 3Rs comprises nine individual modules each of a number
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
responsibility, awareness and informed decision-making... Opportunities
should be provided for pupils to assess evidence, make decisions,
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