National exams stay on target (25 May)
Sorry? An audit took place? Asked around at an SQA markers' meeting - out of about 20, only two said they had been asked and one DHT said he had questioned staff. Slightly sinister as well saying, "Where departments had been reluctant to progress curriculum development work on the basis of draft materials" - why shouldn't they be reluctant when time is precious and must be focused for maximum efficiency? We are currently knocking our pan in trying to get stuff ready for August 2012. All the schools on a 3+3 model and East Ren - well done. You have made the right choice.
Take an expat's word for it - Scotland's CfE is to die for! (25 May)
Some excellent points
Great post, Lynn!
I agree with your points completely. Your views clearly reflect the positive ethos of the majority of Scottish staff. There are definite errors in the way it is implemented. There is a philosophical error in teachers not being the drive for change. As for the green folder, I carry that everywhere I go. I find it is vital for settling a score about where a topic in maths can dovetail with a topic in (insert subject here), as even the most obscure subjects overlap with each other at least once in their differing orbits around a child's brain. The folder was, though, ahead of its time. I downloaded mine on the iPad, so it takes up no physical space at all.
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