This week, we have implemented the revision of the entire Lumiar curriculum in light of the National Curricular Common Core (BNCC). From now on, the content matrix of all Lumiar schools in Brazil is integrated with the mandatory content provided by BNCC.
In practice, schools continue to be free to build their local curriculum based on students’ interests and learning needs, but the activities will always be guided by the minimum content suggested by the BNCC.
While designing each proposal, educators will be able to search the content relevant to the project per learning cycle and also by the BNCC code in our Digital Mosaic platform. In the case of public schools that work with Lumiar methodology, it is also possible to search according to the school year the child is attending (kindergarten or 1st to 9th grade).
In the image below (in portuguese), for example, when looking for contents related to integrated arts, educators can visualize the topics to be addressed, the cycles or years indicated, and the BNCC code that indicates where the item is found in the official MEC document ( Ministry of Education).
If the search is from the BNCC code, the platform lists all the moments in which that item appears linked to the different contents. A single item, for example, may appear in History, Arts and Literature.
We organize the curriculum in our platform so that tutors and masters can design the course of all our organizational modalities (projects, workshops, modules and individual research) in a transdisciplinary way, making the experience more organic, instead of being stuck in textbooks .
It is important to note that Lumiar’s content matrix goes beyond what BNCC envisages by also contemplating relevant areas of knowledge in the 21st century, such as information technologies, anthropology and geopolitics.
BNCC and the Digital Mosaic
The National Curricular Common Base is a document that determines the essential knowledge that all students of Basic Education – that is, from Kindergarten through High School – must learn year after year, regardless of where they live and study.
From the BNCC, each network or school can build its curriculum, which should present the most appropriate methodological strategies for the development of what is being proposed at BNCC.
At Lumiar, our Curriculum in Mosaic is based on an own matrix of skills and abilities of the 21st century. XXI, allied to a matrix of contents.
Why a Mosaic? Because we present the matrices of Competences and Contents in the form of circular mosaics. This format frees the student from the traditional timeline and makes room for him to build his own path within the curriculum. Mosaic matrices also allow the educator and student to clearly visualize their formative learning path.