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Cf e policy update


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Curriculum for Excellence Update

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Cf e policy update

  1. 1. Qualifications are changing Policy update
  2. 2. Ongoing policy work <ul><li>Specifications, guidance and support </li></ul><ul><li>Progression, hierarchies and recognition </li></ul><ul><li>Skills for learning, life and work </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Quality Assurance arrangements </li></ul><ul><li>Appeals </li></ul>
  3. 3. Specifications, guidance and support <ul><li>New ways of specifying requirements – shorter, more open, less prescriptive: </li></ul><ul><li>Course Specification: outlines Course structure and what is required to pass the Course </li></ul><ul><li>Unit Specification: outcomes and assessment standards </li></ul><ul><li>Course and Unit Assessment Specifications: mandatory assessment requirements </li></ul>
  4. 4. Specifications, guidance and support (continued) <ul><li>More guidance and support, for example: </li></ul><ul><li>Course and Unit Support Notes: guidance on delivering Courses and the Units, approaches to learning and teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Exemplification : approaches to Course and Unit assessment </li></ul>
  5. 5. Progression, hierarchies and ‘fallback’ <ul><li>Key messages from engagement: </li></ul><ul><li>Maximise curricular continuity between levels </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure consistent steps between levels </li></ul><ul><li>Use hierarchical structures where-ever possible, as appropriate to subject and level </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitated by s kills-based outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Credit for positive achievement </li></ul>
  6. 6. Skills <ul><li>Greater focus on skills development </li></ul><ul><li>Skills for learning, life and work: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Numeracy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skills for health and well-being </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employability, enterprise and citizenship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thinking skills </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Assessment <ul><li>Course assessment: </li></ul><ul><li>added value – breadth, challenge and application </li></ul><ul><li>methods defined </li></ul><ul><li>Unit assessment: </li></ul><ul><li>broader outcome statements and assessment standards </li></ul><ul><li>more open, flexible evidence requirements </li></ul><ul><li>flexibility for practitioners to make decisions about assessment methods </li></ul>