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Unlocking Research: Inspiring Primary Curriculum Design

This is the third in the series of seminars, hosted by the Chartered College of Teaching, which will inspire and enable new thinking about the benefits and viability of developing research-informed and research-generating practices. Inspired by the innovative series of books ‘Unlocking Research’ (editors, Dr James Biddulph and Mrs Julia Flutter, Routledge) each seminar will focus on each book in the series, with teachers, teaching assistants and academics presenting ideas and ways in which research influenced practice and how practice influenced research.

Participants will hear from our panel of speakers:  Luke Rolls FCCT ‘Values led vision for curriculum design’;  Richard Dunne, The Harmony Project Director and Dr Philip Kirkman, Anglia Ruskin University “What does research-informed really mean? Some reflections on Dixons Primary”.

Keynote: Professor Mark Priestley ‘Concepts and Practices’ –  In this presentation, Mark will explore different aspects of the school curriculum, offering a critique of linea and simplistic views around curriculum implementation. Starting with questions of educational purpose, he will then examine different ways in which we may conceptualise the curriculum, including addressing questions around the place of knowledge and the selection of content.  He will also explore the implications of viewing teachers as active curriculum makers in their own contexts, especially pertinent in the face of modern politicised tendencies to position the curriculum as ‘teacher-proof’ and teachers as technicians ‘delivering’ a product’ developed externally to schools.

This is a FREE event for Chartered College members (log in to MyCollege and register here)

Non members book on the link below = £30 (plus fees)

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Early Career Hub – The Early Career Hub is our one-stop shop for trainee teachers, early career teachers, and those involved in supporting, coaching and mentoring those new to the profession.

Early Childhood Hub – The Early Childhood Hub hosts content by, and for, early childhood education practitioners, with a focus on pedagogy and practice in early childhood education.

Research Hub – The Research Hub hosts summaries of academic and practitioner research as well as reports that Chartered College of Teaching members have contributed to.  You can also find a list of opportunities to participate in external research projects and access a range of tools to support you in your research engagement journey.

Video Hub – The Video Hub hosts short classroom practice videos, filmed in a variety of settings, and recorded interviews with a range of teachers, leaders and educators.  Members will also find, and be able to access, ‘on demand’ recordings of our previous webcasts and events.

Impact is the termly journal of the Chartered College of Teaching.  It connects research findings to classroom practice, with a focus on the interests and voices of teachers and educators.  It supports the teaching community by promoting discussion around evidence within the classroom, and enabling teachers to share and reflect on their own use of research.

Learning Hub – The Learning Hub is your home for professional learning and development. You will find links to bitesize CPD units and details of other available courses.

Chartered Teacher Status is a professional accreditation that recognises the knowledge, skills and behaviours of highly accomplished teachers and school leaders, offering a career pathway that is focused on developing and recognising high-quality teaching and leadership practice.  As a professional accreditation, Chartered Status builds on individual practice, priorities and interests and can be undertaken at your own pace, up to three years.

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January 17, 2023
5:00 pm
- 6:00 PM

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