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The Kindness Curriculum team is inspired by the Kindness Factory’s mission to make the world a kinder place.

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CURRICULUM

The world is changing, Education should too.

 

Kaplan has a history of commitment to social justice and equity through education.

Activities, categorised by age groups

An introduction to the Kindness Curriculum

When actively explored in schools, kindness is a powerful tool for nurturing the well-being of everyone. Scientific studies have shown that kindness has a great number of physical and emotional benefits which support people to be happy, confident, well-rounded individuals.

The ability to be kind and to accept kindness contributes to improved health and less stress; increased peer acceptance; a greater sense of belonging and improved self-esteem; less bullying; reduced depression; enriched feelings of gratitude and happy children and students.

 

Once kindness is felt, its power is understood, and it is more likely to be reproduced. The activities in the Kindness Curriculum are intended to provide stimuli for classroom discussions and actions. Learning experiences have been designed to complement the Australian curriculum’s disciplinary knowledge, skills and understandings; general capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities in close alignment with the Personal and Social Capability sub elements. The curriculum also responds to the OECD’s Learning Compass 2030 evolving learning framework that sets out an aspirational vision for the future of education and contributes to the well-being of communities and the planet.

 

The Kindness Curriculum presents activities designed to build the attributes of empathy, gratitude, perspective, honesty, self-compassion, self-acceptance, humility, collaboration, mindfulness, meditation, trust, affiliation and humour. Activities have been broadly grouped into before school (birth to 5 years); early years (grades 1 – 3) primary (grades 4 – 6); middle school (grades 7 – 10) and senior school (grades 11 – 12). Descriptive steps have been provided to give guidance to teachers but are fully adaptable for individual classroom needs. In most instances, links to online video and story resources have been supplied allowing teachers to access learning materials quickly and easily, to complement existing programs, and to be responsive to student needs.

The curriculum is built on the premise “that wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness” —Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A word from our team

Introduction to the Kindness Curriculum

Connecting to Australian School Curriculum

Kaplan and Academic Partnership

Curriculum

Activities, categorised by age groups

ABOUT US

The Kindness Curriculum is inspired by the Kindness Factory’s mission to make the world a kinder place. With the Kindness factory, Kaplan academics, Australian sports ambassadors and the community have collaborated to create activities that promote kindness and other attributes to children and students.

A NOTE FROM KAPLAN

The partnership bringing together Kath Koschel, founder of the Kindness Factory and Kaplan Australia’s academic and learning expertise is the first of its kind! It connects our shared goals to generate change for the future. Together Kaplan, Kath and the Kindness Curriculum are taking one step forward in building and sustaining a better world for all Australians.

KINDNESS CURRICULUM ACADEMIC BOARD

The Kindness Curriculum presents activities designed to build the attributes of empathy, gratitude, perspective, honesty, self-compassion, self-acceptance, humility, collaboration, mindfulness, meditation, trust, affiliation and humour for all Australian children and students.

World Kindness Day

13 November 2020

About Us

The Kindness Factory™ started from one person’s incredible story of courage, hope and adversity and has now become a global kindness movement, touching the lives of hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life.

The Kindness Factory™ is a Not For Profit organisation based in Australia and the USA. The funds we raise, go towards educational programs in schools and universities, ensuring the next generation grows up with a foundation of kindness.

We hope to inspire all humans to play kind, have fun, stay connected with others, know when to reach out for help, exercise resilience and treat themselves, and the planet with dignity and respect.

Teachers' Professional Development

Coming Soon

Additional Resources

We aim to continue to provide updates that may interest teachers who want to embed Kindness Curriculum attributes in their schools and classrooms. Parents may also find many of these activities suitable for use in their home.

If you want to share your activities or hear of anything that may interest us, please email us at contact us..