Building the Curriculum 4: Skills for Learning, Skills for Life and Skills for Work was released today. Click here to download the document directly, or you can read more about the document on the LTS website by clicking here.
Another new addition to the LTS website is their CPD resource for developing partnership with employers, click here to access this.
Lynne Lewis at Athelstaneford Primary has been doing a unit of work on robots with her class. Due to the small rural nature of the school Lynne has a composite class of 6, 7 and 8 year old children.
For the first part of the term Lynne has structured her curriculum around robots in particular Wall-E and used this as a contextual hub for learning. It looks like her class have been learning loads and having great fun. (via olliebray.com)
There are some more new Curriculum for Excellence documents available online:
Senior Phase: This discussion paper sets out the vision for the realisation of the Curriculum for Excellence principles for young people in the Senior Phase and offers information on the ways in which partners are working together to contribute to this phase of Curriculum for Excellence. The Senior Phase can be characterised as that which takes place in the final stages of compulsory education and beyond normally around age 15-18.
Towards a professional development strategy for Curriculum for Excellence: This discussion paper recognises the crucial contribution the professional development of all staff engaged in the learning of our young people to the success of Curriculum for Excellence. The paper should be used to stimulate discussion about professional development in establishments and more broadly locally.
Supporting the Early level: a pack of support materials for practitioners which includes a DVD and interactive CD-rom will be sent to every pre-school and primary establishment throughout the country upon their launch on Wednesday 30th September. At a later stage these materials will be hosted on the Curriculum for Excellence website and at that time an appropriate link will be forwarded. In the meantime a link to early level materials also includes a brief video providing a flavour of the exciting new DVD resource, which is coming soon to all pre-school and primary settings to support practitioners as they implement Curriculum for Excellence.