Learning comes first: shifting the focus from examining to the curriculum
31 Jan 2012
A Cambridge Assessment event held at 1 Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London, SW1
Group Chief Executive of United Church S...
Andrew Hutchinson OBE
Executive Principal, Parkside Federation...
This Cambridge Assessment-hosted event debated what a good programme of learning should look like.
Ample evidence shows a curriculum is at the heart of the learning experience a school offers its pupils, and at the heart of the mission and vision of that school. Good curricula develop learners’ understanding, knowledge and skills. So what should a good curriculum – or, a good education – look like?
Presenters included Jon Coles, former Director General for Education Standards, Department of Education, and Dr Nadia Touba, Project Director of Nile Egyptian Schools NES – Egyptian Education Fund, Cabinet of Ministers – Egypt, while Nansi Ellis, Head of Education Policy & Research, ATL; Richard Earp, Education & Skills Manager, National Grid and Dr Stephen Spurr, Headmaster of Westminster School, were among the panellists.