A series of briefings designed to provide practitioners with information and advice to support their implementation of Curriculum for Excellence.
1 - Broad general education in the secondary school
Curriculum for Excellence Briefing 1, published on 19 April 2012, covers support for the learner entitlement to a broad general education in the secondary school under Curriculum for Excellence.
2 - Assessing progress and achievement in the broad general education
This briefing explores how practitioners are developing suitable, joined-up ways of assessing progress and achievement, which underpin high-quality learning in the broad general education.
3 - Profiling and the S3 profile
Briefing 3 takes an in-depth look at profiling. It discusses how to manage the process of profiling, what a profile is, who it is for, what should be in it and the main differences between the S3 profile and a report to parents.
4 - Interdisciplinary learning
Interdisciplinary learning is a planned approach to learning, which uses links across different subjects or disciplines to enhance learning. This briefing explores interdisciplinary learning, how it can be planned and how you can take it forward.
5 - Personalised learning
This briefing explores the practical implications for staff, learners and parents of personalised learning, which presumes a
degree of choice and a stronger role for the learner in making decisions. The paper also explores the entitlement to personal support as the means of ensuring personalisation.
6, 7 and 8 - Progression from the broad general education to the senior phase
Briefing 6 explores the pivotal role of the S3 experience.
Briefing 7 explores the importance of learning in the senior phase to ensure all learners are prepared well for lifelong learning, further study and employment.
Briefing 8 looks at how schools and their partners are developing new curriculum approaches that provide flexible achievement pathways at the senior phase.
9 - Learning about Scotland
This briefing explores the ways in which practitioners across sectors are increasing opportunities for children and young people to learn about Scotland as part of the broad general education (BGE) and in the senior phase.
10 - The role of community learning and development (CLD) and partnership working
This briefing explores the important contribution that CLD is making to CfE outcomes for learners through partnership working in educational establishments and communities.
11, 12 and 13 - Planning for learning
Briefing 11 explores emerging practice in planning for learning through the Broad General Education (BGE) in the early years, primary and secondary S1-S3 stages.
This briefing explores the importance of effective and realistic planning as young people progress in learning or training beyond the end of compulsory education.
Briefing 13 covers individualised educational programmes (IEPs). An IEP is a non-statutory document used to plan specific aspects of education for learners who need some or all of their curriculum to be individualised.
14 - Political literacy
Political literacy is the means by which citizens make informed choices about the kind of society they want to live in. It helps everyone to understand political decisions and how they affect their own lives. This briefing explores the place of political literacy within Curriculum for Excellence.
15 - Sciences for all
This briefing explores the pivotal role sciences education has in equipping learners with the skills they need to succeed and flourish in this new world of scientific opportunity.
16 - Religious observance
This briefing for practitioners is intended to explore the aims and purposes of religious observance (RO) within Curriculum for Excellence.
17 - Scots language
This briefing explores the aims and purposes of including the Scots language as part of Curriculum for Excellence.
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