Presentation on theme: "The Year of the Curriculum Dave Peck CEO The Curriculum Foundation."— Presentation transcript:
The Year of the Curriculum Dave Peck CEO The Curriculum Foundation
Why The Year of the Curriculum? September 2014 National Curriculum disapplication 2013/14 The global 21 st century curriculum race Shift away from threshold measures to progress measures Abolition of NC levels If we dont overhaul the curriculum now……
What can we achieve today? The curriculum and….. …the national picture …the international context …planning your aims …principles - the school leaders dilemma …marrying school and national curriculum …competencies …world class principles
How are schools responding? Unreliable survey results: Confident ready in time59% Audit current content / slot in new NC content43% Start from curriculum aims16% Assessment integral to curriculum design40% Continue to use NC levels / not sure38% / 59% Confident new curriculum more engaging than old41%
Where do we begin? Could you detail what you regard as the essential elements of a 21 st century curriculum for the young people in this school?
Its very difficult and very important! How many teachers receive curriculum development training? How many develop a curriculum from scratch? How many are confused about the definition of the word curriculum? How can children succeed if the curriculum is poor? What are we doing about it?
The Year of the Curriculum A curriculum design programme produced in partnership with the NUT What are we trying to achieve? How shall we organise learning? How shall we evaluate success? How do we make it happen? The programme consists of four modules, each with two units:
Year of the Curriculum CPD Conferences: Tuesday 25th February, Manchester The Mechanics' Centre Tuesday 4th March, Newcastle Hilton Tuesday 11th March, London, NUT HQ: Mander Hall Tuesday 25th March, Exeter, The Rougemont Hotel by Thistle Details NUT website
Getting started Vision What is it for? Aims What will it do? Values What values will it develop? Principles What does this mean for the curriculum?
EVALUATION !!!! Without a clear vision or aims… …..how can we know whether we are doing it right? …..how can we know what we are getting wrong?
What does this mean for the curriculum? Vision What is it for? Aims What will it do? Values What values will it develop? Principles What does this mean for the curriculum? More about principles later…..
1.I am actively engaged in, and passionate about teaching and learning 2.I provide students with multiple opportunities for learning based on surface and deep thinking 3.I know the learning intentions and success criteria of my lessons and I share these with students 4.I am open to learning and actively learn myself 5.I have a warm and caring classroom climate in which errors are welcome 6.I seek regular feedback from my students 7.My students are actively involved in knowing about their learning (that is they are assessment capable) 8.I can identify progression in learning across multiple curricular levels in my student work and activities 9.I have a wide range of teaching strategies in my day to day teaching repertoire 10.I use evidence of learning to plan the next learning steps with students Which of these is dependent on a learner-centred approach? To what extent can a teacher be effective teaching a traditional curriculum? Personal Health Check for Visible Learning (Hattie)
December 2013 Nations kids top fields in PISA tests For the first time ever, Japanese 15 year-olds topped the list in reading and science performance in an international academic survey last year covering 34 developed countries, according to data released Tuesday by the OECD. Japanese students also performed send best in Math in the triennial study…..
Who said this? Right wing critics of education want children to be lectured for six hours a day in serried ranks Sir Michael Wilshaw January 2014
The Traditional Approach
"Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire." W. B. Yeats
The School Leaders Dilemma Every child must have the knowledge to pass their examinations. THAT is what the National Curriculum is all about and THAT is the priority in our school. To survive in the global economy of today, our young people need the skills to continue to learn throughout their lives. We must produce confident, employable young adults who can make their way in the world.
The school curriculum and the National Curriculum School Curriculum National Curriculum Maintained schools since 1988 National Curriculum
School Curriculum National Curriculum Wheres the silver lining? National Curriculum How much school curriculum can be created and how will it be used for the benefit of learners?
What should we do with the school curriculum? School Curriculum National Curriculum Excite imagination World history Skills and competences for learning and life Sense of agency Hopefulness Big ideas Learners interests and talents Environment and sustainability Creativity Local curriculum Personalisation Relevance Drama PSHE / Citizenship Aims