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Doyle, Sean – Improving Schools, 2009
This article explores the potential of a residential Continuing Professional Development (CPD) model to promote sustained constructive dialogue between science educators, both on knowledge and pedagogy, and impact on teaching practice in a wide geographical area. It is based on a science education initiative shared by the local authorities in…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Teaching Methods
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Deuchar, Ross – Improving Schools, 2008
Education for citizenship has the teaching of controversial issues, the exploration of social values and the fostering of active participation at its core. This article focuses on a case study of 11-year-old pupils in a Scottish primary school, who were exposed to a new programme underpinned by values-based participation. The pupils initiated…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Citizenship, Student Attitudes, Activism
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Akhtar, Shazia – Improving Schools, 2008
This article reviews how education for citizenship could be implemented and practised in Scottish primary schools at whole school, classroom and community level within the context of the new Curriculum for Excellence. It draws upon the advice and information given in existing key literature to provide an overview of the approaches that develop…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Harris, Linda – Improving Schools, 2007
The Assessment is for Learning programme has been implemented by Learning and Teaching Scotland over recent years and there will be further developments throughout the Scottish curriculum up until and beyond 2007. This article re-examines the techniques of formative assessment that can progress pupil learning and appeals to teachers to review…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Educational Assessment