Presentation on theme: "Scottish CILT support for the Scottish Baccalaureate in Languages Sarah Breslin/Hannah Doughty"— Presentation transcript:
Scottish CILT support for the Scottish Baccalaureate in Languages Sarah Breslin/Hannah Doughty
Overview Who we are and what we do The Strategic Value of the Languages Bacc You can do it External Endorsement
Who we are Scottish CILT was established in 1991 and is Scotlands National Centre for Languages. Our vision is for a multilingual Scotland where all languages are valued and where lifelong language learning is recognised as a key skill, one that makes a significant contribution towards the creation of a fairer, smarter, more successful Scotland. Leading on Languages
Our 4 key areas of work: Professional Development Research and Statistics Information Service Promoting Languages
The Strategic Value of the Bacc raises the stakes for languages in education on a par with science addresses the challenges ahead for Scotland in an increasingly globalised, networked and increasingly multilingual world enables our most able linguists to become successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens in a multilingual world
The Bacc and CfE Scores highly against 7 design principles : challenge and enjoyment: breadth; progression; depth ; personalisation and choice; coherence ; relevance Development of skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work, including higher order skills Application of skills in new and unfamiliar situations (BTC 5) Support for Positive and sustained destinations beyond school (smooth transitions) CfE is about raising the bar –what better way than via the Bacc?
You can do it! Things you already do Dealing with the unexpected Where and how to support
Scottish CILT support Wiki forum Bac-Chat Discussions with pupils / teachers Presentations to staff/managers/parents Promotional events
Others believe in the Bac too! CBI / Chambers of Commerce Scottish Tourist Guides Association Further Education Universities Scotland Higher Education Students Subject Centre Languages, Linguistics & Area Studies
Support from Business Turning to the languages baccalaureate, I must emphasise the value of multilingual employees to businesses. […] ensuring there are opportunities for those with language qualifications helps build competitive advantage in companies. Iain McMillan, Director, CBI Scotland If everything else is equal […]you are always going to choose as a business partner the people and organisation who communicate best with you. That is why I personally welcome the introduction of the Languages Baccalaureate. Ron Hewitt, Chief Executive, Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce
The interdisciplinary project is valuable for it will enable the potential applicants to universities to develop independent study skills and to develop project management skills closely related to their academic interests. Dr Simin Abrahams, Senior Policy Officer, Universities Scotland
Conclusion A wonderful learning experience – for both pupil and teacher Exemplifies the learning envisaged in CfE Raises the profile of languages in your school – helps safeguard Advanced Higher provision Is valued by end-users Support for centres– SQA and Scottish CILT So what are you waiting for? !Qui ose gagne!
National Conference Tuesday 25 th May, Glasgow Languages: Unlocking the Potential How languages contribute to the entitlements of CfE for all children and young people Keynote Speakers: Cabinet Secretary for Lifelong Learning, Mike Russell Senior Chief Inspector of Education, Dr. Bill Maxwell Chair of Culture and Sport, Glasgow City Council, Bailie Liz Cameron Target Audience: Head Teachers and Senior Managers Taking languages further via the Languages Baccalaureate will be a key strand