Curriculum Innovation

It’s an exciting and challenging time to be an educator, the ground is shifting at an ever increasing rate. Developing fit for purpose curriculums requires constant research, reflection, risk taking and foresight. Content and facts are no longer the absolute kings of the classroom, life-long learning skills, growth mind-sets, flipped learning and many other new ways of thinking have come to the fore. This can seem exhausting at times, but as a glass half full type, I like to think of it as energising.

I’m currently developing a choice-based curriculum for our department with fully integrated tech and student leadership opportunities. We have called it ‘Art Explorers’ making use of our newly developed ‘Art Index’ in place of a content based curriculum. If it proves as successful as we hope, the approach may be be transferable to other subject areas, so watch this space!

Useful links:

What if your students know more than you: http://www.edutopia.org/discussion/what-if-your-students-know-more-you-do?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=community-whatifstudentsknowmore-first

Full On Learning: http://fullonlearning.com

Edutopia: http://edutopia.org

UKEdMag-Top 100 UK Educational Blogs: http://ukedchat.com/2014/04/28/ukedmag-top-100-uk-educational-blogs/

@TeachersToolkit-101 Great Teachers to follow on Twitter: http://teachertoolkit.me/2014/11/30/101-great-teachers-to-follow-on-twitter-by-teachertoolkit/?utm_content=buffer13674&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

@ukedchat – 25 Pedagogy Ideas from Twitter: http://issuu.com/ukedchat/docs/uked_magazine_dec_2014/18

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