Aspire Pilot - Related projects and useful links
The Open Creativity Centre
The Open Creativity Centre is an interdisiplinary, inter-faculty group of staff within the Open University. For more info see http://opencreativity.open.ac.uk/index.htm.
The eStrategy Implementation Review (eSIR) was a Becta funded project that looked specifically at the implementation of Priorities 2 and 3 of the DfES eStrategy (Harnessing Technology).
This page provides information about and/or links to:
- The FutureSight toolkit - which supports teams of people in exploring the nature of schools and their response to the challenges of the 21st century
- FutureSight: Schooling for Tommorrow (pdf 211kb) - which contains the six scenarios describing the future of schooling
- The OECD Schooling Scenarios in Brief - which provides more information from the OECD website about the six scenarios for schooling in the future
- The Creative waves
- The discussion paper (pdf 215kb) - which explores the future of schools based on five studies and identifies steps that school leaders might take to implement their possible visions
- Leading and managing the future school (pdf 168kb) - a case study by Ken Walsh
- The e-enabled primary school (pdf 217kb) - a case study by David Broadfield
- From collective failure to individual success (pdf 255kb) - a case study by Allen Andres
- Learning beyond schooling (pdf 183kb) - a case study by Maggie Farrar
- Early years leaders involving parents in their children's learning (pdf 80kb) - a case study by Margy Whalley
This website provides information about the work on future curriculums that the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority is currently undertaking. The initiative focuses on a number of key questions for the future of education
- What forces for change should influence the development of our national curriculum?
- How should we adapt our system to meet the needs of the time?
- How do we guarantee an entitlement for all learners and at the same time allow scope for innovation and personalisation in the ways we organise learning?
While there is broad consensus about the underlying aims, purposes and values of education, QCA Futures argues that there is also room for debate about the best way to organise learning to achieve our goals.
The site features a number of downloadable documents that will engage those interested in the debates. These include the pamphlet QCA Futures: meeting the challenge, A curriculum for the future subjects booklet and their Empoyers consider the challenge booklet. All available at http://www.qca.org.uk/10969.html
The site also has an online forum where you can get involved in the debates: http://www.qca.org.uk/15123.html, and features examples of particularly interesting 'live experiments' in future educational ideas such as the Timetable Free School http://www.qca.org.uk/16859.html and the use of virtual learning environments to support learning across the curriculum http://www.qca.org.uk/16607.html.
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