Patrick Boxall, Director of Create and Connect Learning, on ‘Making creative learning happen in the classroom’.
Stuart Farmer, Head of Physics at Robert Gordon’s College, on ‘Professional Learning – What place for professional bodies, professional learning communities, and research and evidence informed practice?’
Iain White, Principal of Newlands Junior College in Glasgow.
Iain invites us to consider:
- Is the comprehensive system in Scottish education a strength or are the limits of its uniformity of approach a product of the culture of conformity and compliance inherent in our system?
- We need a system that meets the needs of young people. Therefore we need more creativity and flexibility in approach than presently exists. Discuss.
- Tom Peters said, ’Show me a schoolteacher and I’ll show you someone that never coloured outside the lines in his life’. Thinking about Scotland, is he correct and are we missing the opportunities that Curriculum for Excellence provides?
Karen Hart, Fife Council Pedagogy Team, ‘An exploration into reasons for negative views about interdisciplinary learning in a Scottish primary school: a self study’.