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Biesta, Gert; Priestley, Mark; Robinson, Sarah – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2017
The interest in teachers' discourses and vocabularies has for a long time been studied under the rubric of knowledge, most notably teachers' professional knowledge. This interest can be traced back to Shulman's distinction between different kinds of teacher knowledge and Schwab's interest in the role of practical reasoning and judgement in…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Teaching Methods, Professional Autonomy
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Thorburn, Malcolm – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2017
Curriculum for Excellence in Scotland outlines a policy vision of a more progressive, integrated and holistic form of education; a commitment which contains an obligation for health and well-being (HWB) to be a responsibility of all teachers. A critical policy analysis approach was utilized in order to review school-level progress in different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, National Curriculum, Excellence in Education
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Hudson, Brian; Henderson, Sheila; Hudson, Alison – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2015
This paper reports on a research study conducted with a group of practising primary school teachers (n = 24) in North East Scotland during 2011-2012. The teachers were all participants in a newly developed Masters course that had been designed with the aim of promoting the development of mathematical thinking in the primary classroom as part of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Elementary School Teachers, Primary Education
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Sivesind, Kirsten – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2013
Due to European agreements and policy expectations, national authorities are revising their formal curricula in line with an evidence-oriented policy. The article explores how new trends in formulating curricula can be regarded as an outcome of experts' semantics and impact on education policy. The article reanalyses documentation from a project,…
Descriptors: Semantics, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Thorburn, Malcolm; Allison, Peter – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2013
The new "Curriculum for Excellence" in Scotland outlines a policy vision of a more integrated and holistic form of education; a commitment which offers considerable prospects for increased levels of outdoor learning in schools. With reference to Fullan's theorizing on achieving educational change, this study investigated four main…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Foreign Countries, Excellence in Education, Educational Policy
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Berger, Susanne; Canning, Roy; Dolan, Michael; Kurek, Slawomir; Pilz, Matthias; Rachwal, Tomasz – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2012
This paper presents a pilot comparative research project on pre-vocational education in lower secondary schools (ISCED level 2) within regions in three European countries. The primary aim of the study was to better understand how the pre-vocational education curriculum is constructed and taught within schools. A case study methodology was selected…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
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Cowan, Paula; Maitles, Henry – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2011
As the education for citizenship agenda continues to impact on schools in the UK and with the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET) in conjunction with the Scottish Government introducing its Lessons From Auschwitz (LFA) project for students and teachers in Scotland, this article focuses on the Scottish context and investigates the school processes by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Citizenship Education, Program Effectiveness
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Wallace, Carolyn S.; Priestley, Mark – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2011
The purpose of this study was to investigate socio-cultural factors underpinning curriculum change by examining teacher beliefs in the context of professional development. Scottish teachers in the study were participating in policy implementation based on formative assessment. Teachers were selected who were positive about the formative assessment…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sociocultural Patterns, Educational Change, Curriculum Development
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Ross, Hamish; Munn, Pamela – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2008
The documented social-subjects curricula for Scottish 5-16 year olds are analysed for representations of "self-in-society". Such representations are important in Scotland because it is expected that the new Education-for-Citizenship framework will in part be delivered through the social subjects. However, citizenship education is also…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries, Self Actualization, Socialization
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Ross, Hamish – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2007
Scottish official curricular texts, including guidelines and examination papers, are analysed for representations of "self and the environment". The environment is represented as fragmented when it is the curricular focus and is only "whole" when it is background context; "human-environment relations" are dualized;…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Foreign Countries, Physical Sciences, Environmental Education
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Macnab, Donald S. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2003
This paper outlines the results of a survey into the effects, during the 2 years following publication, of an official report--"Improving Mathematics Education 5-14"--on teaching and learning mathematics in Scottish schools. The purpose of the survey was to examine how the process of implementation worked its way down to the classroom…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Languages, Mathematics Education, Curriculum Development
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Kirkwood, Margaret – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2000
Examines ideas on a thinking curriculum and "learning to learn" in the secondary education context. Explores computing studies at the Scottish secondary 3/4 level with 14- to 16-year-olds. Explains that this case study provides an example of the infusion approach being incorporated into the teaching of computer programming. (CMK)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Learning Strategies
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Cumming, Chris; And Others – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1986
Describes the Scottish Assessment in Home Economics Research Project. The project developed and tested new forms of home economics assessment techniques for secondary schools. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods
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Brown, Sally – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1991
Discusses the current state of student evaluation in Scotland. Describes elementary school evaluations as consisting of external tests and teacher assessments to be thought of in linear terms. Examines the more formal assessment structure of secondary schools for academic and vocational education. Concludes that evaluation has had little impact on…
Descriptors: Educational Testing, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria