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1 educationeducation Improving Scottish Curriculum for Excellence: what HMIE is looking for? Jane SCILT Aberdeen March

2 educationeducation Improving Scottish relevant, inspiring, engaging education for every child and young person in Scotland Curriculum for Excellence: Scotland's new curriculum

3 educationeducation Improving Scottish building the curriculum 3 & 5

4 educationeducation Improving Scottish Curriculum for Excellence values wisdom justice compassion integrity

5 educationeducation Improving Scottish Curriculum for Excellence contexts for learning The curriculum is the totality of experiences which are planned for children and young people through their education, wherever they are being educated. 1.ethos and life of school as a community 2.curriculum areas and subjects 3.interdisciplinary learning 4.opportunities for personal achievement

6 educationeducation Improving Scottish Curriculum for Excellence design principles 1. challenge and enjoyment 2. breadth 3. progression 4. depth 5. personalisation and choice 6. coherence 7. relevance

7 educationeducation Improving Scottish Curriculum for Excellence: curriculum areas 1.languages and literacy 2.mathematics and numeracy 3.health and wellbeing 4.expressive arts 5.religious and moral education 6.science 7.social subjects 8.technologies

8 educationeducation Improving Scottish Curriculum for Excellence the six entitlements children and young people are entitled to experience: 1.a curriculum which is coherent from 3 to 18 2.a broad general education, including the experiences and outcomes which are well planned across all the curriculum areas, from early years through to S3 3.a senior phase of education after S3 which provides opportunity to obtain qualifications as well as to continue to develop the four capacities 4.opportunities for developing skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work with a continuous focus on literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing 5.personal support to enable them to gain as much as possible from the opportunities which Curriculum for Excellence can provide 6.support in moving into positive and sustained destinations beyond school.

9 educationeducation Improving Scottish Assessment for Curriculum for Excellence September 2009 For learners to demonstrate that their progress is secure and that they have achieved a level, they will need opportunities to: have achieved a breadth of learning across the experiences and outcomes for aspect of the curriculum; respond to the level of challenge set out in the experiences and outcomes, and show they are moving forward to more challenging learning in some aspects; and apply what they have learned in new and unfamiliar situations.

10 educationeducation Improving Scottish Local Authorities have an authority-wide CfE development programme; use CfE guidance; ensure CfE is a key priority in all improvement plans; ensure schools are using BtC3 to review the curriculum and to identify implications for their practice; and have an authority-wide CPD plan in place to support CfE adoption.

11 educationeducation Improving Scottish Senior Managers provide strong leadership for the implementation of CfE; ensure teachers know about key documents as they are issued; provide opportunities for teachers to reflect on aspects of CfE; and expect CfE to have a positive impact on learning and achievement.

12 educationeducation Improving Scottish Teachers are familiar with: BtC3 and what it means for their teaching; the experiences and outcomes within the curriculum, including for their subject/ stage; and advice on literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing as responsibility of all. They are able to identify examples of improvements in learners experiences and in standards of achievement related to implementation.

13 educationeducation Improving Scottish Curriculum for Excellence: modern languages principles and practice experiences and outcomes

14 educationeducation Improving Scottish experiences and outcomes Reading Finding and using information Reading to appreciate other cultures Reading for interest and enjoyment Using knowledge about language Listening and talking Listening for information Listening and talking with others Organising and using information Using knowledge about language Writing Organising and using information Using knowledge about language

15 educationeducation Improving Scottish Es&Os providing the specificity not thinking we are doing it all already starting point is what children and young people will learn – not a textbook or ICT package family, pets and bedrooms will not do!

16 educationeducation Improving Scottish by the end of Primary 7, the majority of children will have learned the skills necessary to: give a short presentation about themselves take part in simple conversations and transactions understand classroom instructions and personal information enjoy listening to a story, song or poem read aloud a simple text read and understand a short text write a few sentences about themselves and others.

17 educationeducation Improving Scottish using the Es & Os to plan your teaching programmes big 21 st century themes healthy living La Francophonie popular culture and fashion Which topics in your current S1 programme would fit under these big headings?

18 educationeducation Improving Scottish beyond modern languages are the responsibility of all practitioners literacy numeracy health and wellbeing ICT to enhance learning

19 educationeducation Improving Scottish cross-cutting themes Important themes such as enterprise, citizenship, sustainable development, international education and creativity need to be developed in a range of contexts. Learning relating to these themes is therefore built in to the experiences and outcomes across the curriculum areas. This approach reduces the need for other layers of planning across the curriculum.

20 educationeducation Improving Scottish International education: responsible, global citizens

21 educationeducation Improving Scottish international education At its best, a curriculum which includes planned opportunities for learning in an international context can enable children and young people to become more outward looking and confident about themselves and their nation, be more skilled and competent users of world languages, develop an evolving, informed world view and an understanding of Scotlands place in it, learn about and understand other cultures and religions at first hand, and participate as active, responsible global citizens.

22 educationeducation Improving Scottish interdisciplinary learning Effective interdisciplinary learning: can take the form of individual one-off projects or longer courses of study is planned around clear purposes is based upon experiences and outcomes drawn from different curriculum areas or subjects within them ensures progression in skills and in knowledge and understanding can provide opportunities for mixed stage learning which is interest based.

23 educationeducation Improving Scottish Interdisciplinary learning & global citizenship at Lenzie Academy A two-week interdisciplinary unit of work on the theme of fair trade was delivered to all S2 pupils by three departments: modern languages, modern studies and home economics. In French, pupils looked at the background to fair trade, concentrating on les pays francophones and compared the daily routine of a Cameroon pupil to that of a pupil in Scotland. The unit led to reading, writing and speaking outcomes for Pupils had the opportunity to use French at a high level and on a grown up theme which included issues relating to global citizenship. They read challenging texts in a variety of styles, then completed a writing task consisting of either a letter on personal routine, or a leaflet on fair trade for Level F. The speaking task was a presentation linked to the writing. Pupils also had to produce a poster or advert for a fair trade product of their choosing. The project had clearly captured the imagination and enthusiasm of the pupils.

24 educationeducation Improving Scottish Curriculum for Excellence is about: raising standards encouraging children and young people to take satisfaction from engaging with difficult subject matter a broad, general education as an entitlement; nearly all young people achieving third/fourth level outcomes across all curricular areas


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