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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:
Other key Education Scotland advice
- Principles and practice
- Experiences and outcomes
- Curriculum for Excellence Benchmarks
- CfE Briefings - see Progression from the broad general education to the senior phase (Briefings 6, 7 and 8) and Gaelic as part of learning abut Scotland (Briefing 9)
- Curriculum for Excellence: A Statement from the HM Chief Inspector of Education.