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Scots is one of the three indigenous languages of Scotland and forms an integral part of our heritage and cultural life. It plays a vital role in children’s and young people’s learning about Scotland. ‘Keen tae Ken yir Kin’ puts Scots language in a context where it is at the centre of learning.
- Have your studies of Scotland featured Scots language?
The ‘3-18 Literacy and English Review’ recognises that Scots can make a strong contribution to the development of children’s and young people’s literacy skills. The ‘Keen tae Ken yir Kin’ learning journey details the Literacy Es&Os available to cover as well as other areas of the curriculum.
- Have you explored how learning Scots can often improve your learners’ development of their wider literacy skills?
Including Scots as part of Curriculum for Excellence can help motivate some learners and their families by showing them that the language they use at home is valued:
- Have you explored how using Scots in learning settings can often improve learners’ engagement and attainment?
Scots can encourage reluctant readers and writers to become involved as texts in Scots can capture the imagination and speak to them in a familiar voice. ‘Keen tae Ken yir Kin’ is structured into eight stages, with six learning episodes provided and two further lessons to be developed by the schools involved. As a result of engaging with this learning and assessment resource you can improve your skills in creatively collaborating with colleagues:
- How can you use your skills in teaching learners about texts as well as creating texts to explore the educational benefits Scots offers?