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Curriculum for Excellence: fulfilling its promise

This online resource pack sketches the what, why and how of developing the sort of powerful learners envisaged in Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence.

The big picture frameworks of CfE purposes and Building Learning Power are linked, explained and illustrated with practical ideas.

These materials offer sufficient initial information to enable schools and teachers to take a serious look at what learning centred approaches involve and begin to ask themselves deeper questions about how to take the ideas further.

Taking on this approach is not insignificant. It’s not about little tweaks or golden flecks, or simplistic ‘hints and tips’. The depth and challenge of what is involved can be widely underestimated. What’s needed has to be seen as a gradual, sometimes difficult, but hugely worthwhile process of culture change by schools and habit change by teachers.

The online resource consists of 6 sections:

An educational balancing trick

Explaining the fit between CfE and BLP

Building Successful Learners

Showing the Successful Learner At-a-Glance card page-by-page with additional explanatory information, comment and questions 

Building Responsible Citizens

Showing the Responsible Citizens At-a-Glance card page-by-page with additional explanatory information, comment and questions 

Building Confident Individuals

Showing the Confident Individuals At-a-Glance card page-by-page with additional explanatory information, comment and questions 

Building Effective Contributors

Showing the Effective Contributors At-a-Glance card page-by-page with additional explanatory information, comment and questions 

Where next?

Offering some

  • tools to help you analyse your current practice 
  • thought-provoking ideas about teacher development
  • links to the Building Learning Power website for more about the approach and details of relevant blended learning programmes to introduce and sustain learning centred approaches.
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