The curriculum in Scotland is taught through the Curriculum for Excellence. Information regarding this can be found through this link. Curriculum for Excellence
There are four key capacities:
Successful Learners • Confident Individuals • Responsible Citizens • Effective Contributors
Within these capacities (reflecting experiences and outcomes) fit eight outcome areas:
Health and Wellbeing • Languages • Mathematics • Science • Social Studies • Expressive Arts • Technologies • Religious and Moral Education
Quote: Men [and presumably women!] are relatively predictable, limited and uncreative. It is the business of education to make us freer and more creative. (Stenhouse, 1975, p. 82)
[This is an educational goal which seems appropriate for CfE – with engagement of teachers and pupils at it’s heart. It is noted, however, that early progress of the acclaimed Curriculum for Excellence has become somewhat bogged down with paperwork, assessment and its ilk, leaving parents / carers and teachers wondering what has happened and how to set CfE back on course to reach its optimum capability as a very significant Educational Reform].
Documents, such as Building the Curriculum 2 support the vision and development of CfE. This one specifically centres on pre-school, the Early Years of Primary and Special Schools.
For more info, see post on the National Framework for Improvement.