Presentation on theme: "The Year of the Curriculum"— Presentation transcript:
1The Year of the Curriculum Dave PeckCEOThe Curriculum Foundation
2Why ‘The Year of the Curriculum’? September 2014National Curriculum disapplication 2013/14The global 21st century curriculum raceShift away from threshold measures to progress measuresAbolition of NC levelsIf we don’t overhaul the curriculum now……
3What can we achieve today? The curriculum and…..…the national picture…the international context…planning your aims…principles - the school leader’s dilemma…marrying school and national curriculum…competencies…world class principles
4How are schools responding? Unreliable survey results:Confident ready in time %Audit current content / slot in new NC content 43%Start from curriculum aims %Assessment integral to curriculum design %Continue to use NC levels / not sure % / 59%Confident new curriculum more engaging than old 41%
5Where do we begin?“Could you detail what you regard as the essential elements of a 21st century curriculum for the young people in this school?”
8It’s 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?
9The Year of the Curriculum A curriculum design programme produced in partnership with the NUTThe programme consists of four modules, each with two units:What are we trying to achieve?How shall we organise learning?How shall we evaluate success?How do we make it happen?
10Year of the Curriculum CPD Conferences: Tuesday 25th February, Manchester The Mechanics' CentreTuesday 4th March, Newcastle HiltonTuesday 11th March, London, NUT HQ: Mander HallTuesday 25th March, Exeter, The Rougemont Hotel by ThistleDetails NUT website
11Getting started Vision What is it for? Aims What will it do? Values What values will it develop?PrinciplesWhat does this mean for the curriculum?
12EVALUATION !!!!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?
21Personal Health Check for Visible Learning (Hattie) I am actively engaged in, and passionate about teaching and learningI provide students with multiple opportunities for learning based on surface and deep thinkingI know the learning intentions and success criteria of my lessons and I share these with studentsI am open to learning and actively learn myselfI have a warm and caring classroom climate in which errors are welcomeI seek regular feedback from my studentsMy students are actively involved in knowing about their learning (that is they are assessment capable)I can identify progression in learning across multiple curricular levels in my student work and activitiesI have a wide range of teaching strategies in my day to day teaching repertoireI use evidence of learning to plan the next learning steps with studentsWhich of these is dependent on a learner-centred approach?To what extent can a teacher be effective teaching a ‘traditional’ curriculum?
23Nation’s kids top fields in PISA tests December 2013Nation’s kids top fields in PISA testsFor 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…..
24Who said this?“Right wing critics of education want children to be lectured for six hours a day in serried ranks”Sir Michael WilshawJanuary 2014
26"Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire." W. B. Yeats26
27The School Leader’s 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.
29The school curriculum and the National Curriculum Maintained schools since 1988 National Curriculum
30Where’s the silver lining? School CurriculumHow much ‘school curriculum’ can be created and how will it be used for the benefit of learners?National CurriculumNational CurriculumNational Curriculum
31What should we do with the school curriculum? National CurriculumPersonalisationExcite imaginationWorld historySkills and competences for learning and lifeSense of agencyAimsPSHE / CitizenshipHopefulnessBig ideasLearners interests and talentsEnvironment and sustainabilityCreativityLocal curriculumRelevanceDrama