Hidden curriculum

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hidden curriculum

  • the learning that takes place outside particular lessons or subjects as part of general school life
  • things we may learn without even knowing we are learning them
  • informal learning
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hierarchy

  • informally taught in schools through specific teaching roles, pupil roles and age
  • this prepares students for the future world and wider society because in life wherever you go there will always be a hierarchy and you must know your place
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competition

  • informally taught in schools through sport, exam results and material possessions
  • prepares students for the future world and wider society because in life there will always be competition
  • there will be always be winners and non-winners
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social control

  • informally taught in schools through rules and discipline
  • prepares students for the future world and wider society because we must learn that our actions have consequences and if we do something illegal, we will be punished
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gender roles

  • informally taught in schools through uniform, activities and expectations
  • prepare students for the future world and wider society because society expects girls and boys to behave in certain ways
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lack of satisfaction

  • informally taught in schools through routines
  • prepares students for the future world and wider society because people often end up in boring, repetitive jobs and lifestyles
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