Preparing for the future

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Dunrossness PrimarySchool
Tuesday 1st September 2009
Maggie Spence
Quality Improvement Officer
Preparing for the future
Curriculum for Excellence in Plain English!
It’s all changed …….
….…since I was at school
Changes in what is being taught
 Changes in how children are taught
 Different kinds of lessons
 Children knowing more about some
things than we do.
Keeping up with change
‘Jobs’ and work patterns
Technology and the internet
Environmental concerns
Health and wellbeing
Living together in a ‘smaller’ world
What is education for?
 Learning to be
 Learning to learn
 Learning to live with others
 Learning to do
UNESCO: Aims of Education
The future of education in Scotland
The hope is that all Scottish children become
 confident individuals
 successful learners
 responsible citizens
 effective contributors to work and society
What do we mean by ‘Curriculum’?
What children and young people do in school
 lessons
- in primary schools to develop basic skills of
reading, writing and mathematics
- in secondary schools subjects leading to
examinations and qualifications
 day to day life of the school community
Teaching and CfE
• The Way it happens
• What happens
• Who does it
• Where it happens
• Why this way
Teaching: the way it happens
• Discuss with the person next to you how
you were taught when you were at school
and remember the best teacher you had:
what made this person so good?
• Now think about a subject you hated: why
did you hate it?
Teaching: the way it happens
• Teachers at all stages are being
encouraged to move away from:
“chalk and talk”
“I say and you listen”,
“learn from me, I know everything”
Towards involving children in their
What do they teach?
Teachers are being encouraged to move away from the
“accumulation of facts” model towards a greater
emphasis on helping children to:
• Understand relevance
• Develop skills to help them find the facts and use them
• Join up their learning between subjects (interdisciplinary
• Work together and learn together
Who does the teaching?
Teachers remain the provider, facilitator and
manager of children’s learning, but they will
more frequently do this in partnership with
• Other teachers
• Professionals, i.e. health, cooks
• Businesses
• Parents
• Members of the community
Where does teaching happen?
There is more emphasis on helping children to see the
relevance between what they learn at school and their
lives and the world of work.
• In secondary they may spend part of their week at
college, at another programme, even at a workplace
• At all levels, pupils will often learn during visits, field
trips, walks
• Learning may happen in virtual space-linking with
schools across the globe
The Curriculum for Excellence
 3 – 5 curriculum is out
5 – 14 Curriculum is out
Curriculum design in the secondary sector
is out
The Curriculum for Excellence
New Learning Outcomes and Experiences are in
3 – 18 curriculum is in
8 curricular areas are in
Numeracy, literacy and health and wellbeing
across learning is in
• Recognition of Achievement is in
• New qualifications structure will be in
The eight curricular areas
health and wellbeing
social studies
expressive arts
religious and moral
Literacy, Numeracy, Health and wellbeing
How to achieve all this?
Assessment is for learning
Co-operative learning
Interdisciplinary projects
Personal learning planning
2 secondary phases: S1 – S3 (Broad general education)
and S4 – S6 (Senior phase and qualifications)
• Formal offer of education, training or employment at age
The final outcomes and experiences are now
available for all areas.
We have an announcement on the new
qualifications structure
From 2009/10 all schools will be beginning to
implement the new curriculum.
In 2014 pupils will take the first of the new
qualifications these will be the current P7 pupils
What next nationally and locally?
• Development of agreed ways of reporting
on children’s progress
• Development of ways to recognise wider
• Development of the national qualifications
What next nationally and locally?
• A review of qualifications at Access, Higher and
Advanced Higher
• Introduction of National 4 and National 5 in subject areas
and will be unit-based. Pupils will be able to take up to 8
• Some pupils could by-pass Nationals to study for some
Highers in S4
• Introduction of National Literacy and National Numeracy
awards from S3 onwards
• National Literacy and Numeracy awards
will be based on a portfolio of work drawn
from across the curriculum
• There will be an emphasis on skills