Edinburgh teachers to 'change one thing' for the curriculum

Teachers in Edinburgh are to take part in a campaign to encourage the sharing of new ideas and approaches to the new curriculum.

The 'Change One Thing' campaign asks teachers to register a change they plan to make to their teaching approach which they think will make a big difference to their pupils' education.

City Education Leader Cllr Marilyne MacLaren said:

"Our campaign aims to encourage staff to think about the way they teach and to bring in something new to compliment their work. We have an imaginative and progressive teaching staff in Edinburgh so we're confident that we'll see lots of innovative ideas that can be shared with others.

"Curriculum for Excellence is going from strength to strength in Edinburgh and we know that there is some fantastic work going on all across the city.

"However, it's vital that teachers have the chance to share their experiences and their ideas with their colleagues to make sure that good practice can be borrowed, adapted and developed."

Once examples start to come in, the Council's Curriculum for Excellence team will send regular updates to schools to share the ideas and to highlight what changes are being made across the city.

The best examples will be showcased at this year's Edinburgh Learning Festival in May.

Ednburgh's first learning festival took place last year and gave parents the opportunity to see Curriculum for Excellence in action. Arrangements are being made for this year's festival to take place in May.

All of the city's schools will be represented and pupils and teachers will present examples of the curriculum in action for parents and other teachers to experience.

The festival will also look at how the new curriculum is developing locally and at national a national level.

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