CfE: a presentation for youth workers

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CfE: a presentation for youth workers

  1. 2. Here’s something you’ll already know Curriculum for Excellence is designed to support young people to develop the four capacities .
  2. 3. Successful Learners
  3. 4. Confident Individuals
  4. 5. Responsible Citizens
  5. 6. Effective Contributors
  6. 7. Entitlements CfE states that learners can expect the following entitlements : 1. A coherent curriculum from 3 to 18 2. A broad general education 3. A senior phase where he or she can obtain qualifications 4. Develop skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work 5. Personal support to enable them to gain as much as possible from the opportunities which CfE can provide 6. Support in moving into a positive and sustained destination
  7. 8. Individuals <ul><li>Curriculum for Excellence places great emphasis on individuals: </li></ul><ul><li>Personalisation and choice are key principles </li></ul><ul><li>Young people are only presented for qualifications when everyone deems them to be ready </li></ul><ul><li>Achievement is to be measured based on the learner’s journey </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoyment is a principle of curriculum design </li></ul><ul><li>What happens outside of school matters more than before </li></ul>
  8. 9. Curriculum for Excellence is not just for schools
  9. 10. Supporting children and young people in their learning involves a range of people - parents and carers, nursery teachers and nurses, primary teachers, secondary teachers, support staff, college staff, psychological services, Skills Development Scotland, volunteers and workers from voluntary organisations and local authority youth work provision . It is important to work in partnership to ‘get it right for every child’. - Building the Curriculum 3 ” “
  10. 11. Spot the difference CfE has much in common with the Nature and Purpose of Youth Work . The Nature and Purpose of Youth Work aims to: • Build self-esteem and self-confidence. • Develop the ability to manage personal and social relationships. • Create learning and develop new skills. • Encourage positive group atmospheres. • Build the capacity of young people to consider risk, make reasoned decisions and take control. • Develop a ‘world view’ which widens horizons and invites social commitment. Read more about the Nature and Purpose of Youth Work by clicking the link below.
  11. 12. So why should you take an interest in Curriculum for Excellence?
  12. 13. Why should you take an interest? (1) Because, essentially, Curriculum for Excellence supports young people to develop as individuals. CfE’s goals are the same as yours.
  13. 14. Why should you take an interest? (2) Because CfE offers you increased opportunities to work in partnership with schools.
  14. 15. Why should you take an interest? (3) CfE presents a common language which is accessible to youth workers
  15. 16. Curriculum for Excellence can only be delivered through partnership working . Therefore you will want to consider the potential for strengthening effective partnerships with existing partners and to identify opportunities for new partnerships to provide wider and more innovative opportunities for skills development. - Building the Curriculum 4 ” “
  16. 17. Talking of a common language, let’s have a look at the CfE experiences and outcomes .
  17. 18. The title ‘experiences and outcomes’ refers to the impact that your youth work programme has on young people. There is an extensive list of prescribed experiences and outcomes which you will be contributing to, but this is not an exhaustive list. Experiences and outcomes
  18. 19. You can download the experiences and outcomes documents from the Education Scotland website. You will find a link to the Education Scotland web site in the Links box below. Experiences and outcomes
  19. 20. The experiences and outcomes are organised into Levels and Curriculum Areas . Experiences and outcomes
  20. 21. Early (0) refers to the pre-school years and P1 First (1) refers to the end of P4 Second (2) refers to the end of P7 Third (3) refers to the end of S1 Fourth (4) refers to the end of S3 Note: these school years are to be used as rough guides . Experiences and outcomes: Levels
  21. 22. Experiences and outcomes: Curriculum Areas Expressive Arts Health and Wellbeing Languages Mathematics Religious and Moral Education Sciences Social Studies Technologies These are the eight curriculum areas :
  22. 23. Experiences and outcomes Here is a snapshot of the Health and Wellbeing document. Note the five levels of the document: Early, First, Second, Third and Fourth.
  23. 24. Experiences and outcomes Notice there is a code attached to each statement. In this case, the code is HWB 3-19a . HWB indicates the code belongs to the Health and Wellbeing experiences and outcomes. The 3 refers to the Level (Third). 19a refers to the particular statement.
  24. 25. Experiences and outcomes Here is another one. This comes from the Literacy document.
  25. 26. Experiences and outcomes In this case, the code is LIT 2-02a . Note that the experiences and outcomes are written in first person format.
  26. 27. How might you record experiences and outcomes?
  27. 28. There is no standardised way to record experiences and outcomes, but perhaps you could capture them on session recording sheets. ...or perhaps at your start and end of year planning.
  28. 29. Youth Scotland has produced a tool to help you identify the experiences and outcomes most relevant to youth work.
  29. 30. You can download this tool by clicking on the Youth Scotland experiences and outcomes link in the Links box below.
  30. 31. Youth Scotland Youth Scotland helps young people to develop the four capacities in many ways.
  31. 32. Youth Scotland Dynamic Youth Awards are personalised learning awards which measure the distance a young person has travelled. Widely used in youth groups and schools, Dynamic Youth Awards are aimed at young people aged 10-14. The Award doesn’t come with a programme of activities, so links can be made to all curriculum areas. Find out more about this customisable award by clicking on the relevant links in the Links box below.
  32. 33. Youth Scotland Youth Achievement Awards can be used with any learning programme. They are aimed at the 14+ age category. They recognise the level of responsibility a young person takes when undertaking activities of their choice. The Award has been credit-rated for the SCQF by the SQA. Find out why youth groups and schools are using this award by clicking on the relevant link in the Links box below.
  33. 34. Youth Scotland Through the Participation and Leadership programmes, Girls on the Move is funding and supporting projects which provide opportunities for inactive young women to participate in physical activity, and enable young women to gain the skills and experience needed to lead activities within their own communities. Obvious links are made to the Health and Wellbeing experiences and outcomes. Find out more by clicking on the Girls on the Move link in the Links box below .
  34. 35. Youth Scotland Keep it Real is a youth participation pack. It provides a selection of activities which can be used separately or together as part of a training programme. Activities are designed to build young people’s confidence, increase their involvement in decision-making and help evaluate and recognise achievements. There are many links to the Health and Wellbeing and Literacy experiences and outcomes. Click on Keep it Real in the Links box for more information.
  35. 36. Youth Scotland Bored Meetings was conceived by young people who identified the need for training to support their involvement in collective decision-making processes. The Bored Meetings pack comprises various elements which supports workers and young people to reflect on and improve their decision-making skills. Bored Meetings fits with CfE on many fronts, not least the experiences and outcomes outlines in the Literacy document.
  36. 37. Youth Scotland Youth Scotland’s Involvement Training programme is a structured first step to developing young people are leaders in their own communities. The programme follows a three-stage process which includes tutor training, a weekend residential for young people, and the practical delivery of a project using the skills developed by young people in their own community. Read more about how this programme enables young people to become effective contributors and confident individuals by clicking on the link below.
  37. 38. Education Scotland Visit the Education Scotland web site for detailed information about Curriculum for Excellence. www.educationscotland.gov.uk
  38. 39. Thank you for watching! Find out more about Youth Scotland on our web site: www.youthscotland.org.uk

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