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The Curriculum for Excellence: Freedom to Teach or a ‘Scotch Mist’? – 1st March 2011

The introduction of the new Curriculum for Excellence in Scottish primary schools has caused controversy and created many new challenges for teachers, administrators and parents. Alongside the recent Donaldson review of teacher education this timely talk will review the effects of these new initiatives.

Traditional curriculum subjects have disappeared and been replaced with eight new curriculum areas, demanding a new response from teachers. How will teachers decide what to include and what to leave out? These dilemmas are not new.

Can we learn from our past or from other countries? And are the emerging international curricula such as the International Baccalaureate Organisation’s primary curriculum and the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) good models to follow?

Join us in the relaxed atmosphere of the McManus Cafe for this free event, which is open to everyone. Enjoy a hot drink, glass of wine or beer with a snack whilst listening to the latest in education thinking. Non-bookable but please arrive early to avoid disappointment. Limited seating is available.