…If we see the curriculum as jazz then we can see that there are guidelines given but that the teachers are encouraged to ‘own’ the processes and adapt the content, the presentation and the organisation as they see fit. In this way they can become curriculum ‘makers’ as well as curriculum ‘deliverers’.
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…the current curriculum manifestly fails to address what is arguably the central challenge of current times…Global climate change is no longer just a matter for scientific debate – it has become a political, social, economic and ethical problem as well. Schools have yet to fully appreciate how this is likely to impact on their practice.
…Perhaps 50 years ago it was simply about deciding what a young person might like ‘to be’ when they grow up…But the complexity of the labour market, the opportunities available and the pace of change is such that young people need skills, knowledge and information from professionals who are specifically trained to provide it.
The new school year has commenced without Mr Gove as Headmaster of The Academy of England…What then, after 4 years of hyperactivity, has Mr Gove left us?
If…history is a race between education and catastrophe, we must surely ask at this time why, for so many, that race has been lost; and whether and how education can do better. If ever we needed a reminder that true education must pursue goals and standards that go well beyond the narrow confines of what […]
The publication of the new History curriculum in 2013 caused an outcry. One of the contested issues was the draft’s requirement for children to be taught History in sequential order. In this article, Laura Quinn examines whether there might be something in it.
Like it or not, every school has an ethos. Good or bad, a school’s values inform and shape its curriculum, teaching styles, relationships and organisation. Pressures to make that ethos one of compliance, competition and risk-aversion have been great over past years; but more sustainable principles are on offer. My research, at the end of […]
Primary RE has been left off the national programmes of study yet again while being acknowledged as being central to a child’s educational experience…
Michael Gove has been relying on polls by a hotel chain and a media company to argue that drastic change is necessary to the History Curriculum. Luckily, our surveys are altogether more credible and respectable…
The challenge of trying to live equitably and sustainably on a finite planet will undoubtedly provide the context for the lives of children who are at school today. Yet the proposals for the new national curriculum marginalise and exclude environmental issues. Why has there been so little protest?