Annex D: Work with school leaders on learner pathways and inter-disciplinary learning, 2020
In 2020 Education Scotland published two thought papers on curriculum design:
- Learner Pathways: A key to successful curriculum design (education.gov.scot)
- Interdisciplinary Learning: ambitious learning for an increasingly complex world (education.gov.scot)
These papers are the outcome of co-design work led by Education Scotland, No Tosh and 40 partners from local authorities between January and March 2020. They capture the shared thinking and consensus of the group and mark the end of the first stage of curriculum design work in each area, to be followed over session 2020/21 with further practical work.
The purpose of these co-design days was to share and clarify thinking about each area (the 'what' and 'why' of curriculum design), drawing on the practical experiences of the groups and developing capacity in design skills (the 'how'). The strength of the papers lies in the fact that they have been, in effect, written by the practitioners who are actually leading on Learner Pathways and/or Interdisciplinary Learning (IDL) developments in their own schools.
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