2. PRACTICAL ACTION: Starter questions
Use the questions listed on resource C
as a starting point for finding out what
learners really think about the curriculum
they experience. Try to talk to a small group of
learners at a time, perhaps focusing on particular
groups such as the more able, girls or those with
English as an additional language.
PRACTICAL ACTION: Creating new
Talk with colleagues and learners about new ways
that you could make sure young people in your
school have a say and influence the curriculum.
Sketch out each idea to show how it would work in
practice. For example:
Try to put some of these new channels of
communication into place and make sure that you
use them to find out what learners really think of
the curriculum your school offers.
S O U R
PRACTICAL ACTION: Developing learners’
To help your learners gather their own and their
peers’ opinions on the curriculum and then
represent them clearly and accurately, consider
training some of your learners – for example
school council members or lead students – as
researchers. This will help to improve the quality of
the information that they feed back to you.