I’ve written a lot about curriculum in the last year or so… so here’s a one-stop-shop to access them all in place:
Clarification about the idea of ‘knowledge rich’ and the wider context.
- What is a knowledge-rich curriculum? Principle and Practice.
- The great gift of knowledge and the joy of passing it on.
- Knowledge and skills: Explicit; sequenced and, ultimately, interwoven.
- Trivium 21st C: Could this be the answer?
- Signposting the hinterland: practical ways to enrich your core curriculum.
Curriculum Review process:
- Your curriculum defines your school. Own it. Shape it. Celebrate it.
- A suggested 10-step plan: 10 Steps for Reviewing Your KS3 Curriculum
- List of common questions from all KS3 subjects: Curriculum Review at KS3: Some common issues.
- Links to various models (KS2, KS3 history/English) to illustrate the need to compare and contrast to establish your curriculum values: Designing Curriculum: Values, quality, preferences – and sofa theory.
Short posts exploring ideas about the knowledge that matters:
- Curriculum Notes #1: Start out real, concrete, authentic.
- Curriculum Notes #2: Big picture first: then zoom in.
- Vietnam, Ali, reading and the powerful knowledge gap.
A map/terrain metaphor to explore the process of making choices, mapping out a knowledge domain:
- Mapping curriculum terrain: The beaten track and beyond.
- Curriculum Maps: Knowing New York; Knowing about New York.
Blending knowledge with creativity and other curriculum elements.
- Mode A + Mode B = Effective teaching and a rich enacted curriculum
- Eureka! Teaching for creativity. C = f (K, P, D)