Tag Archives: Gaelic Learners

Practice exemplar: secondary GME curriculum⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

The recently published report, ‘Quality and Improvement in Scottish Education 2012-2016’ (QuISE) highlighted a number of key areas of strengths and aspects for improvement from 3-18 Gaelic Medium Education (GME) inspections. You can read the chapter relating to GME on our website.

Most of the primary schools we inspected were making good use of national advice to improve the opportunities children have to learn through Gaelic.  However, we noted that in secondary schools, staff needed to make much more use of national advice to ensure that young people have significantly greater opportunities to learn through Gaelic.

We have added a new practice exemplar and challenge questions to the National Improvement Hub (NIH) which shows how The Nicolson Institute, Stornoway improved their secondary Gaelic Medium and Learner curriculum.

For more information, please visit

https://education.gov.scot/improvement/self-evaluation/gael14-improving-the-secondary-curriculum-for-gme

Briefing on Gaelic Education⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

Our latest briefing on Gaelic Education is now available and features:

Please follow this link for our Briefings.

There are ongoing updates on our blog for GME and Gaelic Learner Education.

New resource to support Gaelic (Learners) in the curriculum⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

Linguascope now includes resources to support Gaelic  (Learners) as L2 and L3 in the curriculum.

Examples of these resources are available here:

https://www.linguascope.com/preview/students/beginner/topic.php?language=gaelic&topic=town&utm_source=Linguascope+Newsletter&utm_campaign=dd4f6fd2e0-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_04_24&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_32aafcf909-dd4f6fd2e0-453467709&mc_cid=dd4f6fd2e0&mc_eid=d89429835a

Existing subscribers may log in here:

https://www.linguascope.com/?utm_source=Linguascope+Newsletter&utm_campaign=dd4f6fd2e0-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_04_24&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_32aafcf909-dd4f6fd2e0-453467709&mc_cid=dd4f6fd2e0&mc_eid=d89429835a

Our National Improvement Hub has resources for Gaelic (Learners):

Gaelic (Learners) 1 + 2

 

Updates from Education Scotland on Gaelic (Learners) are available here:

https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/glowblogs/eslb/category/languages/gaelic-learners/

An t-Alltan Conference for practitioners of GME and GLE, 26 and 27 September 2018⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

An t-Alltan is an annual conference to support the delivery of Gaelic Medium and Learner Education in the curriculum.  It also supports the delivery of Gaelic (Learners) as part of the 1+2 Approach to Languages.

For more information, please visit

https://www.storlann.co.uk/an-t-alltan/

Useful links from our National Improvement Hub

Resources from a conference to support the GME secondary curriculum – Transitions to secondary:

https://education.gov.scot/improvement/self-evaluation/Conference%20on%20Gaelic%20Education:%20Transitions%20to%20Secondary

Resources from a conference to support Gaelic (Learners) 1+2 in the curriculum:

https://education.gov.scot/improvement/learning-resources/Conference%20-%20Gaelic%20Learners%20in%201plus2%20Approach%20to%20Languages

Updates from Education Scotland on Gaelic (Learners):

https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/glowblogs/eslb/category/languages/gaelic-learners/

Updates from Education Scotland on Gaelic Medium Education:

https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/glowblogs/eslb/category/languages/literacy-and-gaidhlig/

 

National Gaelic Language Plan 2018-2023⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

Bord na Gaidhlig has produced a new National Gaelic Language Plan. This sets out priorities for increasing the numbers speaking, learning and using the language.

The central aim of the Plan is to encourage and enable more people to use Gaelic more often and in a wider range of situations.  The key messages, aims, priorities and new commitments contained in the Plan all contribute to achieving this increased use of Gaelic.

John Swinney, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills said “I am very pleased to launch this new National Gaelic Language Plan which reflects Gaelic’s unique and important contribution to many areas of Scottish life. It is vital that we have clear agreed priorities and continue to work together to increase the numbers speaking, learning and using the language. I would like to commend Bòrd na Gàidhlig for the work they have done in completing this Plan and I look forward to the opportunities for innovation, co-operation and progress prioritised in the plan over the next five years.”

Amongst the priority areas for the next five years are:

  • Initiatives targeting the use of Gaelic by young people
  • Increasing the contribution Gaelic makes to the Scottish economy across different sectors
  • Increasing the demand and provision for Gaelic Education
  • Developing Gaelic  medium workforce recruitment, retention, training and supply
  • Gaelic in the family
  • Gaelic Language Plans developed and implemented by public bodies; and
  • Promotion of the social, economic and cultural value of Gaelic

For more information, please see the National Gaelic Language Plan 2018-2023

Opportunities for Personal Achievements through Gaelic⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

An Comann Gaidhealach’s newsletter has a summary of the dates for local Mods across Scotland.  Education Scotland’s Advice on Gaelic Education refers to such opportunities for personal achievements as an important context for applying language, building confidence and developing a range of skills for learning life and work.

Here are some useful links:

An Comann Gaidhealach’s newsletter:

http://www.ancomunn.co.uk/images/uploads/Cuairt-litir_Mart_2018.pdf

Education Scotland’s Advice on Gaelic Education:

https://education.gov.scot/improvement/self-evaluation/Comhairle%20mu%20Fhoghlam%20Gàidhlig/%20Advice%20on%20Gaelic%20Education

Statutory Guidance on Gaelic Education:

http://www.gaidhlig.scot/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Statutory-Guidance-for-Gaelic-Education.pdf

 

 

 

 

Digital Parenting Magazine⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

Digital technology is integral to many areas of learning. The recently-published Digital Parenting magazine contains expert opinion and advice on how parents, teachers, carers and professionals can keep young people safer online.  The magazine is available here:

https://parentzone.org.uk/Digital-Parenting-Magazine-order-here

 

Social Enterprise Opportunity⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

In support of Year of Young People 2018, Historic Environment Scotland and Social Enterprise Academy have launched a new opportunity for schools and social enterprises, aimed at inspiring young entrepreneurs and promoting Gaelic language. For more information contact kathleen.mclaughlin@hes.scot.

Challenge questions to support improvement⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

We have updated the Advice on Gaelic Education to reflect some recent changes to the 1+2 policy. This change enables children to continue with L3, as they move from primary to secondary, if schools are able to demonstrate that children’s achievements are “approaching the second level”.  We have included challenge questions, matched to the quality indicators, to support self-evaluation for self-improvement.

This section of the Advice is available here:

https://education.gov.scot/improvement/Documents/Gael3-16curriculum318LanguageLearning12.pdf

There is also an earlier blog entry which may be useful to read.

Briefing on Gaelic Education⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

Seo fiosrachadh ùr:

https://education.gov.scot/improvement/documents/gael4briefinggaeliceducationfeb18.pdf

Please see our latest Briefing on Gaelic Education here:

https://education.gov.scot/improvement/documents/gael4briefinggaeliceducationfeb18.pdf