1st Edition

A Creative Primary Curriculum for All

  • Available for pre-order. Item will ship after November 23, 2021
ISBN 9780367470722
November 23, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
120 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

USD $22.95

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Book Description

In many primary schools, in recent history, the curriculum became concerningly narrowed so that children are were being prepared for tests more than their lives were being enriched with a variety of knowledge, skills and experiences that enable them to perform well in tests and in life in general. The time for change is now! This book seeks to empower teachers and school leaders to better understand what is meant by 'curriculum' and what a creative educational diet might look like in each individual school.

It explores curriculum intent, implementation, and impact, and includes leaders' reflection boxes and practical suggestions for busy teachers. Sharing examples of lessons and a range of different approaches, Emma Palastanga analyses the need for a broad and balanced curriculum against the limitations of cramming for success and delves deep into the process of curriculum planning, delivery and evaluation using Ofsted’s terminology.

A Creative Primary Curriculum for All will give all subject leaders, classroom teachers and teacher trainees the confidence to provide a rich, exciting and varied curriculum, meeting the needs of learners but also allowing the craft of teaching and individual inspiration to shine through.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction  Chapter 2. A Brief History of the Curriculum  Chapter 3. Constraints, Creativity, Carte Blanche?  Chapter 4. A Broad and Balanced Curriculum  Chapter 5. Curriculum Champions  Chapter 6. A Creative Curriculum for All  Chapter 7. Intent, Implementation and Impact  Chapter 8. A range of approaches  Chapter 9. Homework  Chapter 10. Curriculum Provision during a pandemic  Chapter 11. Conclusion

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Emma L. Palastanga, a passionate educator for over twenty years, has worked in different school settings as a teacher and school leader instigating change. She has also worked as an Ofsted Inspector evaluating Quality of Education. Emma has experienced different approaches to teaching and learning and felt the pressure of delivering results.