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teachers views on CfE

Discussion in 'Scotland - curriculum' started by wwwwwwwww, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. SISMS, that was an excellently written and heart felt piece.
    I totally agree with you and especially your comments about maureen56 - it is genuinely that see-through! There are people who by propogating such drivel harm the education of the very chuildren they claim to be "making the world a better place" for. maureen56 doesn´t have a clue. Not an inkling.
    This "cost neutral" garbage and the inevitable forcing of it through - will cause the Scottish education system to fall further down the pisa etc scales for even more subjects soon.Unlike yourself and I, these geniuses haven´t ever experienced what it´s like in the private sector - no doubt. How nice it must be to dictate to employees without a choice.

  2. misterroy

    misterroy New commenter

    its not a fad , its gibberish, always was and always will be
  3. AyeRight

    AyeRight Occasional commenter

    10 years on....oh how we knew!
  4. AyeRight

    AyeRight Occasional commenter

    Of course, 3 years attendance at ResearchEd events and reading research shows this to be utter guff.
  5. micgbanks

    micgbanks Occasional commenter

    CfE can truly claim to be the son of 5 to 14. With as little success and just as many opportunist promotions and secondments. You can have as many conferences as you like but if you gave all teachers and pupils a choice CfE would be binned.
    Effinbankers and catmother like this.
  6. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    Can the harm be undone?
  7. Marisha

    Marisha Occasional commenter

    Yes, but it will take time.
  8. AyeRight

    AyeRight Occasional commenter

    Yes - quickly. OECD and Sutton Trust both state that you need well structured courses with excellent opportunities to practise displaying your learning delivered by subject specialists. The generecism of CFE has been very damaging.
  9. gnulinux

    gnulinux Occasional commenter

    What I wrote in Nov 2008 ...

    "The issues have to be discussed properly, and a forum such as this is ideal. You certainly wont get a chance to bring the real issues out into the open in school that is a fact. As has already been said, when CfE was first mooted it was going to be about giving control of the curriculum back to teachers - the ones that actually teach (not the pupil contact dodgers FM + SMT's). What seems to be emerging is the exact opposite of that. The bully boys further up the educational tree are out to push their own agenda under the guise of CfE. They envisage using mechanisms such as GLOW, web conferencing and a form of 'command and control' to force teachers to comply with a method of delivering the curriculum. You can look forward to cost cutting, perhaps certain subjects being slimmed down or even removed altogether from the curriculum. Unfortunately the 'big brother' system of education is just around the corner if we let it happen."
  10. Marisha

    Marisha Occasional commenter

    At my school, time for the basics has been cut back in order to allow for Mickey Mouse subjects like ASDAN. When we protested that this was having an impact on attainment, our head demanded that we provide evidence.

    We're also expected to spend time having employability discussions with children. No one in authority seems to worry about the time being wasted.

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