Presentation on theme: "Curriculum for Excellence Presentation for Parents and Parent Councils"— Presentation transcript:
1 Curriculum for Excellence Presentation for Parents and Parent Councils
2 What is Curriculum for Excellence? Scotland’s new curriculumWhat your child will be learningNew ways of teaching and learningMore emphasis on Skills for learning, work and lifeNew examsBut also much more…..
3 We are preparing young people for jobs that don’t yet exist… requiringtechnologies that haven’t yet beeninvented….. to solve problems of whichwe are not yet aware.Shift Happens:
4 Curriculum for Excellence The future of education in ScotlandThe hope is that all Scottish children becomeconfident individualssuccessful learnersresponsible citizenseffective contributors to work andsociety
5 Curriculum for Excellence Design PrinciplesChallenge and Enjoyment BreadthProgression Depth RelevanceCoherence Personalisation and Choice
6 Curriculum for Excellence Curriculum AreasLanguages and LiteracyMathematics and NumeracySciencesExpressive ArtsSocial StudiesTechnologiesHealth and Well BeingReligious and Moral Education
7 Curriculum for Excellence Experiences and OutcomesExperience: What a child is learning to do - the different experiences that make up that learningOutcome: What a child can do as a result
8 Curriculum for Excellence Responsibility of all teachersLiteracyNumeracyAspects of Health and Well-beingFour Capacities
9 Curriculum for Excellence Senior Phase S4-S6Study for qualificationsChallenge and Depth to learningWider AchievementPlanning beyond schoolMore formal assessmentFurther development of 4 capacitiesPromotion of active and healthy lifestyle
10 Curriculum for Excellence New Qualificationsretention of National Qualifications at Access, Higher and Advanced Higher, revised in line with Curriculum for Excellence;the new qualification to replace the present Standard Grade and Intermediate qualifications at SCQF levels 4 and 5 – National 4 and National 5; andthe development of new qualifications in literacy and numeracy – National Literacy and National Numeracy – at SCQF levels 3, 4 and 5.
11 Curriculum for Excellence Approaches to Learning and TeachingAllow for choiceEncourage independenceGive children ownershipEncourage children to explain their thinkingHelp children to make connections
12 Curriculum for Excellence Greater focus on Successful LearningWanting to learn: seeing the point of it allLearning by doing: practising, having a go, making mistakesPositive feelings: usually based on other people’s reactions to what we doMaking sense: “digesting” what we learn, to gain our own understandingWho Learns Wins by Phil Race
14 Curriculum for Excellence Outside schoolMuch of Learning and Experience takes place out with schoolat home and within the familyat clubs and in community settingsindividually and with friendsAll of these experiences contribute to 4 capacities, and a young person’s broad education
15 Curriculum for Excellence What is the role of parents in Curriculum for Excellence?Education is changing…Understanding the big picture -“Its about what you need to be a successful, contributing human being in the 21st century.”“In a world of accelerating change, parents need to imagine the kind of education that will equip their children to lead fulfilled and successful lives.”
16 Curriculum for Excellence Where do parents come in?Schools and nurseries must engage with parents about the education of their children (Parental Involvement Act 2006)Partnership working is key to Curriculum for ExcellenceParents have a responsibility to support their children and contribute to their learning and well being
17 Curriculum for Excellence How can schools do it?Working with you as partners – doing it togetherInvolving parentsListening to parentsSharing views and opinionsValuing opinionsTrying to understanding each otherProviding information and support
18 Curriculum for Excellence How can parents do it?Find out more about Curriculum for ExcellenceGet involved in what is happening in your school around Curriculum for ExcellenceSupport your schoolAsk for information if you don’t think you have itWork at that relationship
19 Curriculum for Excellence All types of involvement make a difference!Great deal of learning goes on outside schoolSupport at Secondary and beyond still makes a significant difference=Where parents are involved children do betterResults in achievement, attitude and behaviour
20 Curriculum for Excellence All ParentsSPICESupportPraiseInterestChallengeEncouragement
21 Curriculum for Excellence What can Parent Councils do?Thinking about what type of information the Parent Forum needsConsider how best the information can be shared?Identifying skills and expertise within the Parent ForumMaking connections with voluntary sector, community, health and businessFeedback to HeadteacherRunning Focus Groups with Headteacher on proposed changesFeeding back to Local Authority and NationallyTalk to young people themselves…….
22 Curriculum for Excellence A hundred years from now it will not matter what kind of car you drove, what kind of house you lived in, how much you had in your bank account, or what your clotheslooked like.But the world may be a little better because you were important in the life of a child Margaret Fishback Powers