Aga Khan Academies
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AK Curricular Strands
The Academy’s curriculum, which is constructed according to the principles and requirements of the International Baccalaureate programme, is enhanced by five specific areas of focus unique to the Academies known as the “AK curricular strands”.
These strands were developed at the first Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa, Kenya through a collaborative process involving a diverse, highly qualified team of educators.
The strands are integrated across the curriculum to help achieve the Academies’ aim of educating future leaders with the capacity to build strong civil democratic societies.
Aga Khan Curricular Strands
The five AK curricular strands are:
- Pluralism, a fundamental value and ethos underlying the curriculum and the whole educational experience at the Aga Khan Academies;
- Governance and civil society, recognising that Aga Khan Academy graduates will need to understand diverse forms of governance in order to help create and sustain viable, stable, inclusive forms of government in their societies;
- Economics in a global context, helping future builders and leaders of strong civil societies understand the different types, nuances and implications of global economics in order to serve their societies effectively;
- Ethics, the development of a strong moral compass and ethical framework;
- Cultures, including an emphasis on Muslim civilisations, too often neglected in school curricula. Attention to this strand recognises that it is important for students to be confident both in their own identities and traditions, and understanding of those of others around them and in the world at large.
Integration into School Life
The AK curricular strands are not extra subjects added alongside other disciplines taught at the Academy. Rather, they are explicitly developed and integrated into the daily experience of the school community, both within and outside the classroom.
While the five strands do not add extra curriculum content, they do have a strong impact on approaches to teaching and learning. For example, the strands influence the choice of themes and topics, and of action and reflection on the part of teachers and students, helping them develop the capacity and willingness to act in key areas of importance.
In addition, school policies, co-curricular activities and projects, and everyday school life are consciously considered through the lens of each of the strands. As the network of Aga Khan Academies develops further, teachers and students will also explore these areas in different cultural and social contexts during the time they spend at another Academy.