Welcome to, if not a Brave New World, at least an attempt to move beyond the rhetoric and inevitable negativity that surrounds most new initiatives in education. The title of this blog is Education Futures : Scotland. If we stand for anything, it is making sure that those we teach are given the best preparation possible for the future. We are interested in ensuring that young people are given every opportunity, every support, and every helping hand as we guide them to master the skills they will need to thrive in an unknowable future.
We are a group of educators, mostly involved in Scottish education. We have no affiliation with any local or national organisations, though we are more than happy to work with them. We are enthusiastic about the opportunities for learning that are now available to all pupils, teachers, parents and Governments. And most importantly, we know we don’t have all the answers, but we’re not afraid to try.
The intention of this blog is to share and to encourage and spark discussion. We will shortly be posting some examples of Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) in practice. What we are most keen on is moving beyond the discussions and theorizing to try and identify what works in CfE and why. We believe that by sharing our ideas, we can encourage you to share yours.
We invite you to join in by commenting, and if you want to become even more active, we’d be delighted to hear from you. So, with that said, here’s a starter question:
In your opinion, where is most of the resistance to Curriculum for Excellence coming from, and how would you address that resistance, if at all?