The Tes curriculum series, part one: the theory


What does the research suggest is best practice when it comes to constructing a curriculum? What are the big questions that teachers should be asking? What structural, contextual and cultural considerations must be taken into account? And whose curriculum is it? Here, some of the world’s foremost thinkers on curriculum offer their advice

The curriculum series: The theory

Mark Priestley on what curriculum is

Michael Young on knowledge-rich curricula

Ninni Wahlström on why teacher choice is crucial

Wayne Hugo on what humans need to know

Vivian Hinchcliffe on SEND and personalised learning

Christine Counsell on constructing platforms for learning

Kieran Egan on what it means to be ‘educated’

Edmund Adjapong on how hip-hop keeps it real

David Scott on the productive learning model

Eleanor Duckworth on letting pupils figure things out for themselves

Jan Derry on the subject norms that cannot be ignored


The first question: what is curriculum?

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