Online opinion

9th March 2012 at 00:00
Readers respond to articles on the tess website

CfE is not simply another initiative (2 March)

Excuse me - is this man talking about the initiative I know and don't love, that leaves every school to reinvent the wheel at every turn with less of everything you need except when it comes to class sizes, where bigger is pretty much the norm?


TESS Interview - Bill Maxwell (2 March)

Hey Bill! What am I teaching in S3 in August? You said I have a year to prepare, but there is no Standard grade in my school, no Level 4 and no finalised courses for N4 and N5 available. We keep asking for help but get no reply!


Education director 'issued CfE warnings' (2 March)

What courses are we teaching in August? Simple question to which I can't get an answer.


Intermediate, for lack of anything else.


I've read the CfE principles page, but do not understand the difference between what it means by depth and progression. They sound the same, just articulated differently!


Progression refers to the sequence in which concepts or skills are learned. It determines what the children must learn first in order to learn what comes next. Depth refers to richness, to how deep the children delve into a particular concept or skill or topic by looking at it from various angles, applying the learning in various contexts, discovering all they can about it, teasing out all the learning implications.


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