This is the presentation and a summary of my talk at the Festival of Education. The opening slides about “curriculum being purpose enacted” and the link between the purpose of a curriculum and its design can be found in 7 Principles of Good Curriculum Design.
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
One of the key tenets of the draft inspection framework is that there is no preferred Ofsted Curriculum; there has been no preferred Ofsted pedagogy for years. Despite Ofsted repeating the above mantra; the question about the veracity of these two statements remains. Continue reading