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Topics: Educational psychology, Education in Scotland, Education Pages: 33 (8631 words) Published: January 19, 2014
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EFFECTIVE CONTRIBUTORS
CONFIDENT INDIVIDUALS
SUCCESSFUL LEARNERS
a curriculum for excellence
progress and proposalsScottish Executive, Edinburgh 2006
a curriculum for excellence
progress and proposals
a paper from the Curriculum Review Programme Board
Who Is This For?
All Educators
What Is This For?
Professional Reflection
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EFFECTIVE CONTRIBUTORS
RESPONSIBLE CITIZENSforeword 1
introduction 3
progress so far 4
the approach to change 4
engagement 5
review 6
skills for work courses 7
main messages from the process so far 8
proposals: looking at the curriculum differently 9
the ethos and life of the school as a community 10
curriculum areas and subjects 10
interdisciplinary projects and studies 10
opportunities for personal achievement 11
the child’s journey through the curriculum 12
progression 12
curriculum for excellence achievement framework 13
how learning is organised: curriculum areas 14
making choices in learning 15
learning and teaching 16
assessment, achievement and qualifications 17
contents
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CONTENTS iii
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CONFIDENT INDIVIDUALSwhat might be different? 19
early years 19
primary 19
secondary 20
implications 21
the role of the teacher 21
leadership 21
guidance for teachers 22
improvement framework 22
next steps 23
engagement 23
reviewing the curriculum 24
tentative timeline 25
appendix 1 26
the work of the early review groups 26
strategies for simplification and prioritisation 27
examples of proposals for possible change 28
appendix 2 29
science rationale 29
appendix 3 34
curriculum review programme board members 34
iv A CURRICULUM FOR EXCELLENCE: PROGRESS AND PROPOSALS – A PAPER FROM THE CURRICULUM REVIEW PROGRAMME BOARD > >
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SUCCESSFUL LEARNERSI am pleased to present this report to Ministers on the work which has been undertaken on developing A Curriculum for Excellence since its launch in November 2004. What lies behind this document is 15 months of consultations and stimulating discussions with thousands of educational staff around the country. The values and principles of A Curriculum for Excellence have resonated with almost everyone with whom we have spoken. There is a genuine feeling of excitement about our goal of enabling all young people to become successful learners, responsible citizens, effective contributors and confident individuals. This document explains more of how that enthusiasm can be reflected in a new approach to the curriculum. The work on A Curriculum for Excellence signals a need to revisit traditional assumptions about the curriculum in Scotland. The challenge for all staff in establishments engaged in learning will be to extend their model of the curriculum to embrace all experiences which promote effective learning. This will involve teachers in working with other services which contribute to the learner’s confidence, participation and success. Schools recognise that they cannot meet the needs of all learners on their own. Some schools will need sustained support from other services for children to achieve the goals set out in A Curriculum for Excellence.

A Curriculum for Excellence therefore embraces a wider definition of how and what children and young people should learn and experience in their journey through their education, and the need to recognise a broader range of achievements. A fundamental principle is the need for all those involved in education to encourage a wide range of achievements for their pupils, as well as enabling high levels of attainment....
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