A Competency-based Curriculum in the Context of Africa – A handbook for teachers

  “The school curriculum must prepare young people for an ever-changing future.  To do this, we need young people to develop the key competencies that will enable them to cope with life in the 21st Century.”  Nelson Mandela. Sometimes it seems to us as teachers that the barriers can be great, and it can seem difficult,…

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Assessment and Syllabus Review in Uganda

In 2018 we began the process of evaluating approaches to assessment and reviewing the Lower Secondary Curriculum with the National Curriculum Development Centre in Uganda (NCDC). The revised Syllabi and Assessment Guidelines were agreed and adopted by the Minister of Education in January 2019 and we continue to support NCDC as they approach the review of further…

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Revolution not Evolution

Dr Doug Cole (Nottingham Trent University) and Victoria Pendry (The Curriculum Foundation) discuss a human-centred approach to education. Redefining education for work, life and the future. Key Ideas:  A Framework for Learning – an integrated approach Future Facing, Human Centred Education Transformative Learning Employability Supercomplexity and Liquid Modernity Lifelong and Lifewide Learning Education needs to become…

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Curriculum matters…for racial, social and economic justice.

At this time, when the Black Lives Matter campaign has brought the issues of discrimination, inequality and conflict within society very much to the fore, many people are demanding that the school curriculum should help prepare the next generation to be respectful, understanding and supportive of all in society. Civilized respect for differences is not…

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Curriculum Conference 28th November 2019, London.

Curriculum Conference 2019 A review. This conference attracted delegates from England, Scotland, Spain and Zimbabwe and from across the maintained and independent school sectors. Most delegates were senior school leaders, most of whom described their aspirations for the day to be to ‘find out about models of curriculum design’. Designing a curriculum so that it…

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Embedding Social and Emotional Learning across the Curriculum

During UKFIET 2019 this year we were pleased to present a paper on the benefits of embedding Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) across the curriculum. Narinder Gill spoke about the importance of embedding cross-cutting issues such as Peace Education and Critical Thinking throughout all subjects and areas of learning. The abstract is presented below. As…

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