How to use this learning and assessment resource to improve practice
Education Scotland’s publication ‘Advice on Gaelic Education’ defines Gaelic Education as having three inter-related components. These are:
- Gaelic Medium Education (GME)
- Gaelic Learner Education (GLE)
- the promotion of Learning about Gaelic Language and Culture (LAGC) as part of Scotland’s identity.
All of those components of Gaelic Education have a pivotal role to play in 'Language Learning in Scotland: A 1+2 Approach'. Many education authorities already offer Gaelic in one of its forms as part of the statutory planning for the National Gaelic Language Plan. As part of the 1+2 approach, education authorities should continue and extend planning for Gaelic as part of a 1+2 approach. In doing so, they will be contributing to an aim of the National Gaelic Language Plan to secure a sustainable future for the language.
Here are some reflective questions to consider when using this resource as part of planning for Gaelic with the 1+2 approach:
- To what extent are you making effective use of the recommendations outlined within this resource?
- To what extent are learners receiving a progressive experience?
- Does the planning for Gaelic allow for sustainability?
- How effectively are learners and parents involved in planning and evaluating their learning experiences
The following will be useful to use alongside this resource:
1+2 languages: L3 audit tools for use in primary and secondary contexts
1+2 languages: progress from first to second level
Other key Education Scotland advice
PowerPoint file: Getting Gaelic in on the show - Gaelic 1+2 at Language Show Live, 2016 (1.84 MB)
PowerPoint file: 1+2 languages - Successes, challenges and next steps from inspection findings (1.64 MB)