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Ways of Seeing - Intercultural Learning Resources for Schools

 

Intercultural learning and dialogue is at the heart of the Chester Beatty Library’s exhibition and learning programme and we are pleased to present new learning resources for schools.
 
In the past decade, the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland have experienced a rapid increase in immigration, which has resulted in their education systems facing the challenge and opportunity of integrating increasing numbers of pupils whose mother tongue is neither English nor Irish.
 
To address these challenges, in partnership with the Inclusion and Diversity Service (Northern Ireland), the Ulster Museum and others, a number of publications have been developed to provide teachers and pupils with resources and frameworks that explore diverse faiths and cultures.  These explore Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and ancient Egyptian culture.  It is hoped that these resources will encourage teachers and pupils to engage with local collections in museums such as the Chester Beatty Library and the Ulster Musem, which both house objects that reflect these cultures.

Ways of Seeing I  is primarly targeted at post-primary level. It addresses the integration of newcomer students and ensures inclusive practice in schools, museums and other educational institutions.
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Ways of Seeing II  can be used for both primary and post-primary levels.  It addresses the understanding of key diverse religions in schools through a number of themes found in the curriculum, as reflected in the Chester Beatty Library and Ulster Museum Collections.
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The publications associated with this resource include a booklet, activity worksheets and powerpoint presentations, to be used together.

Associated resources
Celebration Hinduism
Community Buddhism
Creation Story
Journeys Islam
Lifestyle in the Past, Ancient Egypt
Migration Judaism
Parables Christianity
Parables Christianity (activity)
Make a 3D mosque

Credits - Ways of Seeing
Special thanks to the Inclusion and Diversity Service of Northern Ireland, the Ulster Museum, Louth VEC, St Oliver's VEC Drogheda and St Patrick's Ballymena.
Funded by the Comenius Regio programme of the EU, British Council and Leargas.
 
Credits - Ways of Seeing II
Special thanks to the Inclusion and Diversity Service of Northern Ireland, the Ulster Museum, St Oliver's VEC Drogheda and Shuna Hutchinson-Edgar. 
Funded by the Inclusion and Diversity Service of Northern Ireland and the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.