Product reviews for Reclaiming the Curriculum

Nina Jackson, Associate Director, Independent Thinking, Managing Director, Teach Learn Create Ltd and author, education consultant and trainer
Reclaiming the Curriculum is a superb read. Its range of case studies offers a veritable cornucopia of enriching, aspirational, life-changing curriculums which the featured primary schools have constructed especially for their inhabitants: the pupils.

Each chapter invites you in to a new world, a world in which incredible pedagogical opportunities are provided by harnessing the wider learning potential of specific subject areas such as languages, history, drama, gardening and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) - and even chess! Furthermore, they have not been driven by a focus on testing; rather, these curriculums have been crafted to teach beyond the test. Sir Ken Robinson once asked, -˜Do schools kill creativity?' Not these schools!

The African proverb -˜it takes a whole village to raise a child' rings true throughout each case study, as each approach is not the work of one pedagogical champion in the school but of every staff member, as well as that of stakeholders, parents, the students themselves and of invited experts. The curriculum experiences so lovingly constructed are designed to benefit all learners - creating deeply engaging learning experiences which ensure that learners leave school able to approach life with confidence, both in secondary school and beyond.

If you want to redesign your curriculum and teach beyond the test, this is the book for you. If you want inspiration to assist in your curriculum redesign, this is the book for you. It will take you down the rabbit hole and help you find the right curriculum for your learners.

Prepare to be inspired. Your own world-class curriculum awaits!
Guest | 23/05/2018 01:00
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