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1 Further Education Conference Early Years Team Leader
Learning and Teaching Scotland Making Connections between Curriculum for Excellence and Early Education and Childcare Courses Further Education Conference Jean Carwood-Edwards Early Years Team Leader

2 Our Vision LTS aspires to:
inspire a climate of innovation, ambition and excellence lead the support for practitioners, schools, centres and local authorities in improving the quality of education and raising levels of achievement of all learners drive improvements that ensure the curriculum and approaches to learning and teaching, including the use of ICT, assist children and young people in Scotland to develop their full potential build capacity and support the delivery of a first-class education in Scotland

3 Jean Carwood-Edwards Lynda Bancroft Jane Stirling Annette Burns Linda Lauchlan

4 We are currently preparing children and young people for jobs that don’t yet exist
Using technologies that haven’t been invented In order to solve problems we don’t even know exist


6 Curriculum Review - The National Debate
…….showed that people want a curriculum that will fully prepare today’s children for adult life in the 21st century.

7 Aims of Curriculum for Excellence
Focus practice upon the child and around the four capacities Encourage more active learning Create a single framework for children and young people 3-18 7

8 Principles for Curriculum Design
Challenge and enjoyment Breadth Progression Depth Personalisation and choice Coherence Relevance

9 Building the Curriculum 1
“Practitioners are the key to successful implementation of Curriculum for Excellence.”

10 Curriculum Areas Health and Well Being Languages and Literacy
Mathematics and Numeracy Technologies Sciences Social Studies Expressive Arts Religious and Moral Education

11 To bear in mind when planning
Creativity Citizenship Enterprise Sustainable Development

12 Proposed Framework Level Stage early first second third fourth senior
the pre-school years and P1 or later for some first by end of P4, but earlier or later for some second by end of P7, but earlier or later for some third in S1 – S3, but earlier for some fourth The fourth level broadly equates to SCQF level 4 senior in S4 – S6 and college or other means of study

13 Early Level Level shared across pre-school and primary
Experiences and outcomes – open and broad Described in 8 curriculum areas A journey – developmentally appropriate Emphasis on experiential learning Reflects the holistic and integrated nature of early years education 13

14 Building The Curriculum 2
Active Learning……….. “Active learning is learning which engages and challenges children's thinking using real-life and imaginary situations.” (Building the Curriculum 2)

15 Active Learning provides opportunities for:
Spontaneous and planned, purposeful play Investigating and exploring Events and life experiences Focused learning and teaching The adult supports and extends learning through sensitive intervention.

16 Active Learning,,,,,,,,,, Promotes independence & innovation
within real and relevant contexts….. Collaborative Working Explaining Thinking Decision Making Reflecting Making Connections Transferring learning to new situations

17 Experiences and Outcomes (Draft)
Social Studies - Early Level Experiences and Outcomes (Draft) I can make a personal link to the past by exploring items or images connected with important individuals or special events in my life. (SOC 001A)

18 Mathematics (Numeracy) - Early Level Experiences and Outcomes (Draft)
I can match objects and sort using my own and others’ criteria sharing my ideas with others. MNU 011

19 Health and Wellbeing - Early Level Experiences and Outcomes (Draft)
I recognise the need to follow rules and to be aware of my own and others’ needs and feelings especially when taking turns and sharing resources. HWB 006E

20 Building the Curriculum 3
Framework for planning a curriculum which meets needs of all from

21 Principles for planning Support
Effective teaching and active, sustained learning The curriculum: all that we plan for children and young people’s learning Values Wisdom, justice, Compassion, integrity Experiences and Outcomes 8 curriculum areas Entitlements Principles for planning Challenge and enjoyment Breadth Progression Depth Personalisation and choice Coherence Relevance Support for learning through choices and changes into positive and sustained destinations CPD Self-evaluation and accountability Assessment, Qualifications Aligned with purposes



24 CfE levels

25 Higher order learning skills Challenge (and CfE levels) Consolidating Applying




29 28/03/2017

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