Curriculum for Excellence - The Scottish Government

people from 3 to 18. It particularly outlines important messages for those involved in planning the curriculum for children and young people. It builds on A Curriculum for Excellence: Progress and Proposals, provides guidance on a new framework and sets out considerations which are critical to the adoption of Curriculum for ...
331KB Sizes 3 Downloads 213 Views
curriculum for excellence building the curriculum 3 a framework for learning and teaching

>

RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS

> >

EFFECTIVE CONTRIBUTIONS

>

© Crown copyright 2008

This document is also available on the Scottish Government website: www.scotland.gov.uk

SUCCESSFUL LEARNERS

RR Donnelley B55210 06/08

Further copies are available from Blackwell’s Bookshop 53 South Bridge Edinburgh EH1 1YS

Telephone orders and enquiries 0131 622 8283 or 0131 622 8258 Fax orders 0131 557 8149

Email orders [email protected]

w

w

w

.

s

c

o

t

l

a

n

d

.

g

o

v

.

u

k

CONFIDENT INDIVIDUALS

curriculum for excellence building the curriculum 3 a framework for learning and teaching

The Scottish Government, Edinburgh 2008

>

© Crown copyright 2008 ISBN: 978-0-7559-5711-8 The Scottish Government St Andrew’s House Edinburgh EH1 3DG Produced for the Scottish Government by RR Donnelley B55210 06/08 Published by the Scottish Government, June 2008 Further copies are available from Blackwell’s Bookshop 53 South Bridge Edinburgh EH1 1YS The text pages of this document are printed on recycled paper and are 100% recyclable

RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS

EFFECTIVE CONTRIBUTORS

>

A FRAMEWORK FOR LEARNING AND TEACHING

1

contents setting the context

3

building the curriculum – the case for change

8

building the curriculum framework – summary

11

entitlements for all children and young people

14

building the framework – looking at this in greater depth

20

the curriculum

20

the purpose of the curriculum

22

experiences and outcomes

23

principles for curriculum design

25

freedom and responsibility

25

learning, teaching and assessment

26

the framework at different stages of learning

28

qualifications

44

recognising personal achievement

45

conclusion

46

annexes a key contextual legislation and national guidance

47 47

b references, publications and websites

50

CONFIDENT INDIVIDUALS

SUCCESSFUL LEARNERS

>

2

BUILDING THE CURRICULUM 3

building the curriculum 3 a framework for learning and teaching

>

This paper is relevant to all those involved in promoting effective learning for children and young people from 3 to 18. It particularly outlines important messages for those involved in planning the curriculum for children and young people. It builds on A Curriculum for Excellence: Progress and Proposals, provides guidance on a new framework and sets out considerations which are critical to the adoption of Curriculum for Excellence.

RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS

EFFECTIVE CONTRIBUTORS

>

A FRAMEWORK FOR LEARNING AND TEACHING

3

setting the context Curriculum for Excellence aims to achieve a transformation in education in Scotland by providing a coherent, more flexible and enriched curriculum from 3 – 18, firmly focused on the needs of the child and young person and designed to enable them to develop the four capacities. The changes brought about by Curriculum for Excellence should lead to improved quality of learning and teaching and increased attainment