Category Archives: Achievement

Research Round-Up November 2010

The November 2010 issue of Research Round-Up, Learning and Teaching Scotland’s educational research digest, is now available on the LTS website. Click here to download.

Some of the interesting titles include:

  • Achievement of Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile
  • Impact of School Gardening on Learning
  • The Determinants of Non-Cognitive and Cognitive Schooling Outcomes
  • Literature Review on Teacher Education in the 21st Century
  • Good Practice in Involving Employers in Work-Related Education and Training

Tranent Cluster CfE Assessment In-Service

The Tranent teachers came together on Monday 25th October and held a CfE Assessment In-service as a cluster.

The morning began with a workshop activity on Building the Curriculum 5 and AifL, facilitated by myself. You can see the powerpoint I used below.

As part of this activity, the teachers summarised the key differences in BtC5 and then shared their top key difference in groups. You can see the full summaries below, but some of the emerging themes included:

  • Engaging/involving pupils and parents in assessment
  • Varitey of assessment approaches
  • Assessing skills
  • Moderation activity
  • New National Qualifications
  • The National Assessment Resource

After a coffee break, the teachers then had the opportunity to hear from David Cameron. David was as engaging and inspiring as always and really cut to the heart of what teachers and schools needed to do in order to implement Curriculum for Excellence.

You can see David’s presentation below:

A huge thank you to all involved in the morning!

Recognising achievement

Recognising achievement

A number of case studies on recognising achievement have been uploaded to the LTS website.

Work on the theme of Recognising Wider Achievement has been ongoing since 2006. Further development work was more recently undertaken which explored emerging ideas and practice, particularly at S1-S3 levels, in a range of settings. The resulting case studies are presented here.

You can also download a national evaluation of the pilot projects from the Scottish Government website.