PINS seminars June 2007 Dan McGinty, Engagement team leader Curriculum for Excellence Learning and Teaching Scotland
Purposes of this session Curriculum for Excellence: • reflection on your experience of Scottish education’s ability to meet the needs of all young people • headline summary of Curriculum for Excellence • current priorities • next steps • implications for our professional practice • reflection on contribution of Curriculum for Excellence to meet the needs of all young people
Activity 1 Scottish education does many things well and some things particularly well. • Spend 5 minutes reflecting on how well this statement reflects your personal professional experience. • Discuss your views in your group. • Summarise the key issues raised in three main statements.
A Curriculum for Excellence: values, purposes and principles Values • Wisdom • Justice • Compassion • Integrity Purposes • Successful learners • Confident individuals • Responsible citizens • Effective contributors Principles • Challenge and enjoyment • Breadth • Progression • Depth • Personalisation and choice • Coherence • Relevance
Organising learning Organising learning through curriculum areas - to provide breadth • Health and wellbeing • Languages • Mathematics • Science • Social studies • Expressive arts • Technologies • Religious and moral education
Cross-cutting themes • Literacy and numeracy • Health and wellbeing • Citizenship • Enterprise • Creativity • Sustainable development
Contexts for learning • ethos and life of the school • curriculum areas and subjects • interdisciplinary projects and studies • opportunities for personal achievement
Current priorities • research: finding out • curriculum architecture: thinking • writing teams: updating • schools using new approaches: innovating • engagement activities: informing listening
Next steps: 2007-2008 • publication of learning outcomes and experiences: phased approach • pilot projects in all education authorities • developing our thinking on curricular architecture • engagement with the profession: SCQF 4 and 5 recognising wider achievement • glow: networking opportunities
Implications for our professional practice • Research: sharing • Learning outcomes and experiences: reading and sharing • Contexts for learning: contributing to developing thinking • Hearing the voice of all pupils
Activity 2 Curriculum for Excellence will bring a radical overhaul of the curriculum and the learning experiences of young people. • What are your first thoughts on what has been presented? • Share your views in your group. • Summarise the main points in four main statements. • Ask any questions you have (some of which we can explore immediately, others later).
Website information Curriculum for Excellence www.curriculumforexcellencescotland.gov.uk/ Glow www.glowscotland.org.uk Key contacts email@example.com
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