Resources: Curriculum

16 resources found for "Curriculum"
Developing students as researchers
This article authored by Mick Healey and Alan Jenkins describes the importance of research within the undergraduate curriculum. It argues that all undergraduate students in all higher education institutions should experience learning through and about research. This was originally published in UC Magazine, October 2008, p17-19, (Magazine of University and College Union). It also gives a list of useful websites
Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship (Website)
Ideas and guidance in an educational context and how to incorporate education for sustainable development in the curriculum. This website from the ESCalate team is a useful starting point in providing ideas and guidance in an educational context of how to implement appropriate mechanisms for integrating 'sustainable development' into teaching and learning. It includes information on concepts, curriculum and case studies, as well as links to...
Education Studies and Teacher Training: A 3+1 Model
Discusses a model of teacher training with non-vocational three year degree and one year PGCE course, based on experience at Bath Spa University College. Includes discussion of history of ITT and governmental control thereof
Employability in the curriculum
This piece of ESCalate commissioned work was led by Ruth Pilkington of the University of Central Lancashire and looked at how employability can be engaged with across the education studies curriculum in HE. There have been two main areas of focus for the project: 1. A School Employability Forum has been set up to explore employability in education studies. IT develops the learning experience and value of opportunities for developing employability...
ESCalate: Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship website
Ideas and guidance in an educational context and how to incorporate education for sustainable development in the curriculum. This website from the ESCalate team is a useful starting point in providing ideas and guidance in an educational context of how to implement appropriate mechanisms for integrating 'sustainable development' into teaching and learning. It includes information on concepts, curriculum and case studies, as well as links to...
Hearing the student voice: involving students in curriculum design and development
This brief online article describes an ESCalate development project led by Fiona Campbell at Napier University. The Hearing the Student Voice project investigated effective means to capture and use the student voice to inform academic professional development. This development project will take that work on and explore innovative methods which enable students to contribute effectively to curriculum design and development. Using the materials and...
Identifying good pedagogical practices in Doctorates of Education
This PowerPoint presentation gives an overview of an ESCalate grant funded project carried out by Dr Alexis Taylor of Brunel Univesity. It reviews Doctorate of Education programmes to exemplify good practice by looking at the literature (and the gaps in it), the UK educational context and conducting interviews to seek out examples of good practice
Measuring sustainability : the Welsh curriculum audit
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, issue 15, autumn 2009. Howard Colley gives us an introduction to a new strand of activity in Education for Sustainability and Global Citizenship (which the English system calls ESD - Education for Sustainable Development): an auditing tool to allow HEIs to assess their own position and decide on action. It is available as a PDF download of 2 pages
Mental Health in Higher Education
Mental Health in Higher Education (mhhe) is a project of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). It is a collaboration between the HEA subject centres for Education (ESCalate), Health Sciences and Practice (HSaP), Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine (MEDEV), Psychology and Social Policy and Social Work (SWAP). mhhe aims to increase networking and the sharing of approaches to learning and teaching about mental health across the disciplines in...
PDP and employability: leaving the academic agenda behind?
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, issue 16, spring 2010. Tracy Johnson, a lecturer in study skills and a qualified personal coach, asks if Personal Development Planning can fit easily into the academic curriculum or whether it resides more comfortably within the employability agenda
Professional Doctorates in Education
This article examines the emergence of professionnal doctorates in education in the UK since 1992. It begins by presenting the recent changes in Higher Education and the background to the development of professional doctorates, following with an overview of the different EdD programmes currently offered in the UK. The author concludes by presenting some issues and challenges relating to the futur of professional doctorates
Resources from Developing intercultural competencies in international higher education communities : initiating European conversations
Resources from Developing intercultural competencies in international higher education communities : initiating European conversations, 22 September 2009. Cultural capability – the ability to function effectively in an international and intercultural context - is crucial in the interconnected world of the 21st century. Universities offer an excellent environment for the development of such cultural capability but consideration needs to be given...
Resources from UK ITE Network for Education Sustainable Development / Global Citizenship Third Annual Conference
These resources from the ESCalate event UK ITE Network for Education Sustainable Development / Global Citizenship Third Annual Conference, 15 July 2010, include a conference report, links to presentations, conference papers and the keynote address from David Hicks
Schooltoons - animation and creativity in education
Britta Pollmuller writes for the ESCalate Newsletter June 2010 about how animation work is a proven way to build self confidence in the learner's creative abilities. She believes strongly in the power of animation projects to support the development of literacy, numeracy and social skills in secondary school pupils. Here she details an ESCalate-funded project that enabled her to research into the role that animation can play in the curriculum
Statutory and guidance documents for schools
The downloads in this section are PDF versions of statutory and guidance documents on Global Citizenship and the Global Dimension as well as other related school initiatives, produced by DfES, DFID, Oxfam and the QCA. With thanks to Donna Hurford at the University of Cumbria for providing these links for colleagues
Welsh language use : from primary to higher education
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, issue 15, Autumn 2009. It examines how the policy of using the Welsh language as the main medium of education has had a major influence on the broader curriculum in Wales. Catrin Rednap tells the story of how this happened