A curriculum breathes life into a school’s or teacher’s philosophy of education; it is purpose enacted. Different philosophies of education – personal empowerment; cultural transmission; preparation for work or preparation for citizenship – place different emphasis on aspects of curriculum design. Curriculum design involves seven key principles which operate in tension with each other. Continue reading
The following presentation is from my talk at ResearchEd Blackpool and is a slightly adapted version from the West Lakes TSA Conference earlier in the week. Continue reading
There’s a lot of chatter, courses and blog posts appearing with the word “Curriculum” in these days. Accountability, as ever, is the tail that wags the dog. The curriculum is and always has been important; it breathes life into a school’s or teacher’s philosophy of education; it is purpose enacted.