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McKinney, Stephen; Hall, Stuart; Lowden, Kevin; Smith, Marjorie; Beaumont, Paul – Scottish Educational Review, 2014
One of the aims of Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) in Scotland is greater inclusion of interdisciplinary learning and teaching in school education. There is, arguably, a limited amount of guidance in the CfE literature to advise and support secondary teachers in the practical implications of the planning, preparation and implementation of…
Descriptors: Science Education, Religious Education, Teamwork, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Maclellan, Effie – Scottish Educational Review, 2014
Scotland's Curriculum for Excellence (CfE), constitutes the demands that teachers are supposed to meet. Its intentions for the mathematics curriculum are similar to those in many countries: that learners be sufficiently mathematically literate to use mathematics in the personal, professional and societal dimensions of their lives. But like many…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Curriculum, Curriculum Development
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Humes, Walter – Scottish Educational Review, 2014
Starting in August 2014, all registered teachers in Scotland are now required to engage in a process of Professional Update (PU) managed by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS). The aim is to ensure that teachers at every stage of their careers participate in worthwhile professional learning, which can take a variety of forms. PU is,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Teacher Improvement, Inquiry
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Wilson, Alistair; Hunter, Katie; Spohrer, Konstanze; Bruner, Richard; Beasley, Anna – Scottish Educational Review, 2014
Alan Milburn, the Chair of the Government's Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission recently highlighted the role of education in progressing social mobility in Scotland; "In my view it's a grave social injustice that only one in forty pupils from Scotland's most deprived households…got three As in their Highers in 2011, compared to one…
Descriptors: Mentors, Higher Education, Access to Education, Foreign Countries
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Francis, Leslie J.; Village, Andrew; Penny, Gemma; Neil, Peter – Scottish Educational Review, 2014
Recognition that the United Kingdom has increasingly become a multi-cultural and multi-faith society has raised questions about the place of church schools or schools with a religious character within the state-maintained sector. The issue was given particular focus by the Runnymede Trusts report "Right to divide? Faith schools and community…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Student Diversity, Secondary School Students, Positive Attitudes
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Santoro, Ninetta – Scottish Educational Review, 2014
In the last ten years in Australia researchers have come under intense scrutiny as assessment measures of research quality have dominated their work. While these initiatives have made highly visible the work of some educational researchers, at the same time, they have made invisible the scholarship and work of many others in education faculties…
Descriptors: Educational Researchers, Educational Research, Profiles, Foreign Countries
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Muschamp, Yolande – Scottish Educational Review, 2013
This paper is based on a keynote address to the 2012 Scottish Educational Research Association Annual Conference. It explores the relationship between research and teaching, particularly in the context of teacher education in Scotland but also in terms of wider implications. The paper begins with a discussion of how key terms such as education,…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Theory Practice Relationship, Teacher Education, Foreign Countries
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Torrance, Deirdre – Scottish Educational Review, 2013
Contemporary efforts to reconceptualise the teaching profession in Scotland as seen with the Donaldson (2011) "Review of Teacher Education," the McCormac (2011) "Review of Teacher Employment" and the GTCS (2012) "Review of Professional Standards" are aligning themselves to certain principles. Among them, is the core…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership Styles, Power Structure, Department Heads
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Reeves, Jenny; Drew, Valerie – Scottish Educational Review, 2013
This article is written in response to a recent report on a review of teacher education in Scotland undertaken by Graham Donaldson (2011). In particular it questions the recommendation that engaging teachers in professional enquiry and research-informed teaching is the way forward for developing the professional capabilities required of "21st…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs
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Humes, Walter – Scottish Educational Review, 2013
This paper examines the recommendations contained in Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) aimed at encouraging the integration of knowledge, skills and understanding across different areas of the curriculum. It first outlines what is said in the official CfE documentation and supporting materials produced by Education Scotland, noting the absence of…
Descriptors: Excellence in Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods, Integrated Curriculum
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O'Donnell, Patrick – Scottish Educational Review, 2013
In August 2011, the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) celebrated the accolade of university title, becoming Scotland's newest university. Modelled on a federal, collegiate university based on a number of existing and geographically dispersed Further Education (FE) colleges and research institutions, the UHI has clearly abandoned the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Research Universities, Educational History
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Holligan, Chris – Scottish Educational Review, 2013
This paper contributes to our understanding of a supposed free-market in research, where knowledge-transfer is to government, which then brokers the evidence into professional fields. Education research contracts are put out to tender by Scottish Government and a constellation of factors constructing this phenomenon has epistemological and…
Descriptors: Technology Transfer, Neoliberalism, Universities, Foreign Countries
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Priestley, Mark; Minty, Sarah – Scottish Educational Review, 2013
Scotland's Curriculum for Excellence typifies many international trends in curricular policy, through its emphasis on generic skills and competencies, its focus on pedagogy and its apparent extension of autonomy to teachers as agents of change. Such curricula pose considerable challenges to school systems, where prevailing practices are often at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Educational Quality, Skill Development
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Siraj-Blatchford, Iram; Mayo, Aziza; Melhuish, Edward; Taggart, Brenda; Sammons, Pamela; Sylva, Kathy – Scottish Educational Review, 2013
Understanding how we can support children through their learning life course has become a policy imperative, particularly those children from poor homes who would normally be facing a low achiever trajectory. The paper reports on 50 in-depth Child and Family Case Studies (CFCS) that were conducted as part of the Effective Provision of Pre-School,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, At Risk Students, Resilience (Psychology)
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Millar, Rachel; Gillies, Donald – Scottish Educational Review, 2013
"Successful learners" is one of the four capacities, or purposes, of "Curriculum for Excellence" (CfE). This paper reports on a project which aimed to clarify its meaning, explore children's understanding of the term, and consider possible implications of both for classroom practice. The project was thus conducted in two parts:…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Learning, Success, Definitions
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