Conversations about the curriculum
06 Jun 2020
The nature, and importance of our curriculum is a hugely topical and vital conversation for educators at the moment. In terms of our capacity to thrive and develop confidence as teachers, our understanding of the nuances of the curriculum, and how best to deliver it, is a vital exploration.
Do we know how best to sequence our curriculum, are we confident pracititioners of our subjects – and what should we be teaching our young people?
These are questions at the heart of the fantastic new Research Ed guide to Curriculum edited by Claire Sealy and published by John Catt. The book has eight contributors, who each share fascinating thoughts on the curriculum.
For this episode of the The Well Teacher podcast, I have been lucky enough to speak to Claire Sealy, Neil Almond and Ruth Ashbee. We dive into the curriculum debates, unpick why curriculum is essential to school improvement – look at how we can really build up our subject knowledge, and examine what curriculum coherence really is.
The book, and the interviews in this episode have blown my mind this week, so I hope you find this episode as thought provoking and interesting as I have.