The aim of our CPD packs is to support members in further exploring the themes raised in an issue of our journal, Impact. CPD packs provide guidance and resources to help facilitate staff CPD based on key articles from each issue.
This pack is related to the following articles:
- ‘What is a ‘knowledge-rich’ curriculum?‘, written by Tom Sherrington
- ‘The Learning Skills curriculum: Raising the bar, closing the gap at GCSE‘, written by James Mannion, Kate McAllister and Neil Mercer.
The packs are designed to be flexible so they can be used and adapted to deliver a one-off session or a longer series of CPD opportunities. The facilitator notes contain suggestions for how to shorten or extend activities depending on whether you wish to provide a brief snapshot of the research or explore the concepts over a longer time period. We recognise that preparing and resourcing high quality CPD in schools and colleges is both time consuming and expensive, and we hope that these CPD packs will help reduce teachers’ and school leaders’ workload as well as providing a supportive framework enabling all school members to facilitate CPD confidently.
The materials below allow teachers to familiarise themselves with the definitions of, and differences between, a ‘knowledge-rich’ curriculum and a ‘skills-based’ curriculum. There will be an opportunity to consider the advantages and disadvantages of each approach and identify how they can be applied to school curriculum and lesson planning.
This pack contains the following:
- Presentation slides
- Facilitator guidance
- A copy of the Sherrington article
- A copy of the Mannion et al. article
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