Curriculum excellence developing consolidating

'The EIS (Educational Institute for Scotland – Teacher's Union) argued for a year's delay in implementation so that teachers could prepare for the changes – a request rebuffed by Mike Russell, the Education Secretary.

There is reassurance from HE and FE as to how they view the new qualifications but that is well-nigh impossible as the drafts are only just out. Also HMIE are suggesting that all of the experiences and outcomes need to be covered and there is little time available in schools to discuss all of this."I think it has always been the case that good teachers will quite naturally reference other disciplines or draw in information from other areas to enliven and inform their own subject. For example, in S1, as part of their course, the pupils design and make a poster for a local Pictish museum – along the way learning about Pictish art and the book of Kells.

This first rears its ugly head in primary schools in coverage of 'specialist' subjects such as Art and Design, Languages, Music and Drama.

Due to financial pressures, primaries are making choices of what they can cover in those areas.

Visit our Facebook page Follow us on Twitter Recent Articles In Praise of Beethoven Arthur C Clarke - A Very Modern Odyssey Tackling Private Landlords Investigating the Value Form The Eternal Dark Heart of Empire If You Build Them, They Will Come Begun under Labour, continued under the SNP,the Curriculum for Excellence Cf E) – spun as a radical and progressive reform – continues to cause massive concern amongst teachers and parents.

Teacher Liz Walker has offered to try and get her head around it for The Point in an updated article first published by Democratic Green Socialist Against a backdrop of pay freezes, changes to pensions which will make us pay more, work longer and get less, cut backs in staffing and in school budgets teachers are expected to cheerfully implement the Curriculum For Excellence [ Cf E ].

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One of the main planks of Cf E is literacy and numeracy across the curriculum.

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