What are the areas of learning in the ALS?

The learning areas in the ALS are called learning strands which are the equivalent of the “subjects” in the formal school system.

These learning strands are:

  • Communication Skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing)
  • Problem-Solving and Critical Thinking ( numeracy and scientific thinking)
  • Sustainable use of Resource/ Productivity (ability to earn a living through self-employment, outside employment, entrepreneurship, sustainable use of resources and appropriate technology and productivity)
  • Development of Self and a Sense of Community (self-development , a sense of personal and national history and identity, cultural pride and recognition and understanding of civil and political rights)
  • Expanding One’s World Vision ( knowledge, respect and appreciation for diversity, peace and non-violent resolution of conflict, and global awareness and solidarity)

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