A Curriculum for Excellence

The Scottish initiative, A Curriculum for Excellence, is a pious set of documents which one could hardly argue with, so far at least. But does it really answer the shortcomings of our traditional methods of education? I hope somebody can point me to the evidence which I have missed and which says it does. There is talk of cross-curricular projects but no examples or guidance. Should it explicitly mention the use of ICT?

Ewan McIntosh and John Johnston to name but two are pushing ahead with innovations in learning and teaching which do fit the C for E, but will the managers of education follow or have they even heard about it. It would be nice to see some Directors of Education and representatives from SEED at events like the recent eLive. One would have more faith that, unlike the Home Office, they were fit for purpose.

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