Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) represents a new, holistic approach to education in Scotland for 3-18 year olds. At its heart lies the aspiration that all children and young people should develop their capacities as successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors. Although much of the specific teaching in relation to the curriculum will take place in schools it is important to acknowledge that learning takes place in a variety of settings and CfE is aimed at all settings working with learners from age 3-18.
‘The curriculum is the totality of the experiences which are planned for children and young people through their education, wherever they are being educated. It includes the ethos and life of the school as a community; curriculum areas and subjects; interdisciplinary learning; and opportunities for personal achievement.’
Building the Curriculum 3
This is about the how and what of learning and teaching.
The challenges are:
- To ensure that the curriculum is planned and organised in such a way that the learning experiences encourage deep, sustained learning.
- That learning experiences are engaging and interactive.
- That the outcomes ensure progression in skills , knowledge and understanding.
- How we develop and share our understanding of the curriculum.
- That the pedagogy underpins the practice.
Please refer to the policy ‘Effective Learning and Teaching in Fife Schools’ for further advice and guidance.
The Curriculum Design Support Materials and the Curriculum for Excellence: Health and Welllbeing Reflection Tools found in this section provides examples of how education and all contributing services can help in taking forward the health and wellbeing outcomes.