Leading Learning & Teaching

Currently reading Wasted:Why Education Isn’t Educating by Frank Furedi for my current module. We have been set the task of looking at What do young people need to know or be able to do to cope with the demands of a challenging future? Is CfE the answer?

Both The Scotsman and The Sunday Herald carried articles this weekend reporting that teachers are calling for a further one year postponement to implemeting CfE until assessment is sorted out. I feel that we have been given the new curriculum and we should just get on with it. As teachers we expect pupils to be flexible and to adapt to new situations, in this case many teachers need to start doing the same and embrace the new curriculum and and use their innovative skills to make Scottish Education the best in the world again!

I would welcome any comments or opinions from colleagues on Curriculum for Excellence as part of my master’s research.