RSA Opening Minds promotes innovative and integrated ways of thinking about education and the curriculum. Teachers design and develop a curriculum for their own schools based round the development of five key competences:
- Managing Information
- Relating to people
- Managing Situations
A competence based approach enables students not just to acquire subject knowledge but to understand, use and apply it in the within the context of their wider learning and life. It also offers students a more holistic and coherent way of learning which allows them to make connections and apply knowledge across different subject areas.
Opening Minds was developed and supported by the RSA www.rsa.org.uk and is now being used in over 200 schools across the country.
The RSA sponsors the RSA Academy in Tipton in the West Midlands which practices a dedicated Opening Minds curriculum www.rsaacademy.net