The Learning Renaissance

The Importance of Meta-Learning and the Foundations of a New Values Curriculum

The curriculum in public education is usually expressed as an accumulation of knowledge, usually defined at some point by those who fund the education service. In England, that has ossified into a National Curriculum which has been so content loaded that considerations of HOW to communicate the curriculum are swamped by the demands of sheer volume of content.

Instead of starting from a volume of information, it might be more productive to consider how you would like your learners to develop by the end of the learning engagement. This change of focus would lead to a deeper and more balanced appreciation of content, skills, attitudes, behaviours and perspective.

This single infographic shows what such a curriculum model might look like…

Source: Center for Curriculum Redesign

Source: Center for Curriculum Redesign



About educationalist04

I'm convinced we can, as a species, do much better than this if we set our minds to being much more positive and productive towards our fellow humans. The solution is learning - creating independent and autonomous learners who can problem solve, innovate and create a better more equitable and sustainable world. My books, Future Proof Your School and Re-Examining Success together with this blog, explore how better learning outcomes for all can be achieved.

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