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ERIC Number: ED538246
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun-10
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Geography: A Portrait of Current Practice in Scottish Secondary Schools
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education
"Geography--a portrait of current practice" in Scottish secondary schools is one of a developing series of publications by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education (HMIE), designed to reflect current good practice in subjects and aspects of Scottish education and identify areas for further improvement. The portrait series is a new initiative by HMIE, flowing from the "Improving Scottish Education" report. It is intended to promote improvements in Scottish education through illustrating effective practice, raising current issues, and stimulating reflection and debate. An important purpose of the portrait series is to relate existing pedagogy and curricular provision to the aspirations of "Curriculum for Excellence." By stimulating debate about pedagogy, the portraits will challenge educators to review the extent to which current practice is successfully promoting the four capacities in all young learners. This portrait is based on evidence obtained from HMIE visits to secondary schools during the period April 2004 to June 2007. These visits included 32 general inspections, in which geography was one of the four subjects inspected, and other visits to examine effective practice. Inspectors evaluated the quality of learning, teaching, meeting pupils' needs and achievements. A number of visits to schools specifically designed to identify and exemplify aspects of good practice in geography have focused closely on evaluating the effectiveness of the use of information and communications technology (ICT) and education for sustainability and citizenship. (Contains 1 footnote.)
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education. Denholm House Almondvale Business Park, Almondvale Way, Livingston, EH54 6GA, UK. Tel: +44-014-1282-5000; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education (HMIe) (Scotland)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)