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Curriculum Background and Overview

Curriculum for Excellence National Core Curriculum for


Basic Education 2014
 A replacement for the 5-14  The National Core Curriculum for
curriculum was needed as it had Basic Education has been renewed
become overcrowded. in 1985, 1994, 2004 and 2014.
 Review Group was established in  Through these years, there has
November 2003. been a growing amount of municipal
 Working with the outcomes from autonomy and empowerment of
the National Debate on education, schools and teachers.
the Review Group developed A
Curriculum for Excellence
Values
 Used the values for Scottish  High standards for all which
democracy (wisdom, justice, enable and encourage
compassion and integrity) to  Professionalism of teachers,
inform the values of the empowering the teaching
Curriculum for Excellence profession and high quality of
 The Curriculum for Excellence teacher education
should be:  A supportive ethos
o Inclusive  Embrace uniqueness of each pupil
o Stimulating and their right to a good education
o Broaden experience of the  Humanity, general knowledge and
world ability, equality and democracy
o Encourage children to be  Cultural diversity as a richness
informed  Necessity of a sustainable way of
o Responsible Citizens living
Purpose
 The Four Capacities:  Thinking and learning skills
o Successful Learners  Cultural competence, interaction
o Confident Individuals and self-expression
o Responsible Citizens  Taking care of yourself and
o Effective Contributors managing daily life
 Development of these depends on  Multiliteracy
o The environment for  ICT Competence
learning  Working Life Competence and
o The choice of teaching and Entrepreneurship
learning approaches  Participation, involvement and
o The ways in which learning is building a sustainable future
organised
Principles
 Challenges and Enjoyment  A learning community at the heart
 Breadth of the school culture
 Progression  Well-being and safety in daily life
 Depth  Interaction and versatile working
 Personalisation and Choice approach
 Coherence  Cultural diversity and language
 Relevance awareness
 Participation and democratic
action
 Equity and Equality
 Environmental responsibility and
sustainable future orientation