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Learning and Teaching ScotlandMaking Connectionsbetween Curriculum for Excellence and Early Education and Childcare Courses

Further Education Conference

Jean Carwood-Edwards

Early Years Team Leader

our vision
Our Vision

LTS aspires to:

inspire a climate of innovation, ambition and excellence

lead the support for practitioners, schools, centres and local authorities in improving the quality of education and raising levels of achievement of all learners

drive improvements that ensure the curriculum and approaches to learning and teaching, including the use of ICT, assist children and young people in Scotland to develop their full potential

build capacity and support the delivery of a first-class education in Scotland

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Jean Carwood-Edwards

Lynda Bancroft

Jane Stirling

Annette Burns

Linda Lauchlan

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We are currently preparing children and young people for jobs that don’t yet exist

Using technologies that haven’t been invented

In order to solve problems we don’t even know exist

curriculum review the national debate
Curriculum Review - The National Debate

…….showed that people want a curriculum that will fully prepare today’s children for adult life in the 21st century.

aims of curriculum for excellence
Aims of Curriculum for Excellence

Focus practice upon the child and around the four capacities

Encourage more active learning

Create a single framework for children and young people 3-18

principles for curriculum design
Principles for Curriculum Design

Challenge and enjoyment

Breadth

Progression

Depth

Personalisation and choice

Coherence

Relevance

building the curriculum 1
Building the Curriculum 1

“Practitioners are the key to successful implementation of Curriculum for Excellence.”

curriculum areas
Curriculum Areas

Health and Well Being

Languages and Literacy

Mathematics and Numeracy

Technologies

Sciences

Social Studies

Expressive Arts

Religious and Moral Education

to bear in mind when planning
To bear in mind when planning
  • Creativity
  • Citizenship
  • Enterprise
  • Sustainable Development
early level
Early Level

Level shared across pre-school and primary

Experiences and outcomes – open and broad

Described in 8 curriculum areas

A journey – developmentally appropriate

Emphasis on experiential learning

Reflects the holistic and integrated nature of early years education

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Active Learning………..

“Active learning is learning which engages and challenges children's thinking using real-life and imaginary situations.”

(Building the Curriculum 2)

Building The Curriculum 2

active learning provides opportunities for
Active Learning provides opportunities for:
  • Spontaneous and planned, purposeful play
  • Investigating and exploring
  • Events and life experiences
  • Focused learning and teaching

The adult supports and extends learning through sensitive intervention.

active learning
Active Learning,,,,,,,,,,

Promotes independence & innovation

within real and relevant contexts…..

  • Collaborative Working
  • Explaining Thinking
  • Decision Making
  • Reflecting
  • Making Connections
  • Transferring learning to new situations
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Social Studies - Early Level

Experiences and Outcomes (Draft)

I can make a personal link to the past by exploring items or images connected with important individuals or special events in my life.

(SOC 001A)

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Mathematics (Numeracy) - Early Level

Experiences and Outcomes (Draft)

I can match objects and sort using my own and others’ criteria sharing my ideas with others.

MNU 011

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Health and Wellbeing - Early Level

Experiences and Outcomes (Draft)

I recognise the need to follow rules and to be aware of my own and others’ needs and feelings especially when taking turns and sharing resources.

HWB 006E

building the curriculum 3
Building the Curriculum 3

Framework for planning a curriculum which meets needs of all from 3 - 18

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Effective teaching

and

active,

sustained learning

The curriculum:

all that we

plan for children and young

people’s learning

Values

Wisdom, justice,

Compassion, integrity

Experiences

and Outcomes

8 curriculum areas

Entitlements

Principles for planning

Challenge and enjoyment

Breadth

Progression

Depth

Personalisation and choice

Coherence

Relevance

Support

for learning

through choices and changes

into positive and sustained

destinations

CPD

Self-evaluation and

accountability

Assessment, Qualifications

Aligned with purposes

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Challenge

(and CfE levels)

Higher

order

learning

skills

Consolidating

Applying