Implication for Teaching and Learning By Gio Cutts - BSC (Hons) Computer Science 25-Feb-2010 Education & Business for The 21st Century The Diploma For a world that is changing fast…. Learners in the Driving Seat Theory + Practical Work
Overview of the Diploma Framework Designed principally for 14-19 years old 3 Levels of achievement: Foundation, Higher and Advanced By 2011 available in 17 Subjects Raising by 2015 the minimum age to stay in education to 18
Components of the Diploma Principal Learning must ensure skills learnt are fit for purpose & context Learning by Doing Keeping up-to-date from relevant sector and subject Generic Learning must include: Functional Skills – English, Mathematics and ICT A Project – As an additional Task
Further education Apprenticeship post 18 Higher education Employment Employment with training CONSIDEROPTIONS Higher or Advanced Diploma GCSE 18 Foundation or Higher Diploma CONSIDEROPTIONS CONSIDEROPTIONS 16 14 Employment withtraining CONSIDEROPTIONS 17 Main routes through 14-19 education and training in 2015 and beyond GCSE / A-Level FoundationLearning Foundation Learning Apprenticeship There are, of course, many other optionsafter you turn 18, including a gap year and volunteering Functional Skills and Personal,Learning and Thinking Skills The Diploma combines theoretical study with practical experience based around a work-related curriculum. It is available at Foundation, Higher and Advanced level (Level 1 - Level 3). Well before the decision points information and advice will be critical to guide young people to make the best choice for them in relation to their prior learning. Some students may change paths at 17 because there are more one year courses available after 16. Higher or Advanced Diploma CONSIDEROPTIONS GCSE and A level qualifications are regularly updated to ensure that they remain high quality, relevant and interesting. They can be combined with Diplomas. GCSE / A Level Apprenticeships allow students to learn at work and gain qualifications. The number and range of Apprenticeships is increasing hugely so 1 in 5 will take this route by 2020. Apprenticeship i For further Information, please visit www.dcsf.gov.uk/14-19 This is for learners not ready for a full level 2 qualification and include a mix of learning to suit the individual. FoundationLearning
What are the Implications of the Reform? Shake-up of the whole secondary curriculum Children will stay longer in Education Students, Teachers and Business in the driving seat DfES expects 40% of students to take up the new Diploma Students need to be driven and involved in their education goals Teachers must be able to interact with all the stakeholders involved in the project
What are the Implications of the Reform? Schools must cooperate with each other and create consortium Teaching and Learning must be aligned with market and business needs Reform is needed to adapt education to new emerging professions IT is the driving force behind business, society and every day life Are we ready for the 21st Century challenge: from Homo Sapiens to Homo Interneticus.
References http://yp.direct.gov.uk/diplomas/subjects/Information_Technology/ Department for Children, Schools and Families - 14-19 Reform: http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/14-19/ The Diploma: an overview of the qualification www.qcda.gov.uk/.../The_Diploma_An_overview_of_the_qualification_v3_March_2008.pdf - The Diploma and its pedagogy: www.qcda.gov.uk/libraryAssets/.../The_Diploma_and_its_pedagogy.pdf
References Various pictures and charts related to the Diploma from: www.dcsf.gov.uk/14-19 The Virtual Revolution: how the Internet has reshaped our lives in 20 years: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00n4j0r