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hodomssept07 - New Opportunities The new Secondary...

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New Opportunities The new Secondary Curriculum: A curriculum for the future
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Develop a modern, world-class curriculum that will inspire and challenge all learners and prepare them for the future
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Three questions driving curriculum design, development and implementation WHAT are we trying to achieve? HOW do we organise learning? HOW well are we achieving our aims?
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Why change?
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Forces for change in society Changes in society and the nature of work. The impact of technology. New understandings about the nature of learning. Increased global dimension to life, learning and work The public policy agenda - personalisation, ECM, sustainability, social cohesion, enterprise.
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"There is so much knowledge that is potentially useful or of intrinsic interest that syllabuses are often over laden with factual content built up by unregulated accumulation or tradition. In view of this… schools need to be highly selective when deciding what is taught." "There is still a perception that the curriculum is overloaded ... delegates continued to regard the curriculum as too full. In practice many find it difficult to incorporate newer ideas, including citizenship. The constraining factors include content overload, staffing problems and the perceived narrowness of the standards agenda. .." Some curriculum concerns… QCA Monitoring 2005 : HMI Curriculum Matters 1985:
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Headteachers say that a curriculum fit for the future should increase the focus on… competencies and skills personal development - as the cornerstone of successful learning flexibility and local ownership – more freedom to innovate. using knowledge actively .. as a cornerstone for creativity and knowledge creation through ‘communities of learning’. cross curriculum themes such enterprise and employability, global dimension, and media literacy which are directly linked to wider aims. a range of learning approaches e.g specialist teaching, cross- disciplinary problem based learning, independent study and coaching. more attention to AfL - minimise the negative consequences of the WYTIWYG .
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What did employers say? The basic skills are essential… but we also need young employees who: can take responsibility and show initiative have good interpersonal skills. . can work in teams are flexible and adaptable have ability to solve problems and generate new ideas have a good mix of qualifications, practical skills
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