Originally published in 1991. Consisting of 18 teachers' reports on attempts to change traditional learning environments, the contributors argue for a commitment to whole curriculum planning, which embraces a variety of learning environments both inside and outside the school walls. There is a particular concern in several of the reports for lower attaining pupils and those pupils who seem to gain very little from `normal lessons'.
Introduction Part 1: Teachers' Curriculum Reports 1. Changing Settings within the School - A New Learning Environment for Business and Information Studies, Joan Bishop, Mike Moore & Gilly Walker; Creating an Appropriate Environment for Design Education, David Dickinson; The Pottery Development, Tom Cooley; Multi-skills Bases, ACS Staff; Structured Play: The Railway Station, Helen Strahan; The 'Mansfield Park' Project, Margaret Howard; Pilot Scheme in GCSE Mathematics, Adrian Harrington; General Comments 3. Using Settings Outside the School - The Residential, Jean-Pierre Kirkland; Link Courses, Lorna Borland; Nursery Placements, Finn Deloughry; The Community Farm Project, Leslie Howard; Turkish Girls' Centre - Berlin, Kristel Hautmann; General Comments 4. Changing Time and Space - Individually Negotiated Timetables, Diane King; International Women's Week, Sue Botcherby; In the Middle of the Night, Jorgen Lund; The Dublin Work Exploration Centre, Kathy August; The Open Learning Environment, Beryl Jackson; The Trip, Brendan Agnew; General Comments Part 2: Pupils' Learning, Teachers' Learning and the Quality of Learning 5. Teachers and Learners Gordon Baddeley 6. Teachers Learning John Coghill and Alan Goodwin 7. Assessing Learning Mick Cockett 8. Pupils' Judgements David Hustler. Concluding Comments
Reissuing works originally published between 1971 and 1994, this collection includes books which offer a broad spectrum of views on curriculum, both within individual schools and the wider issues around curriculum development, reform and implementation. Some cover the debate surrounding the establishment of the national curriculum in the UK while others are a more international in scope. Many of these books go beyond theory to discuss practical issues of real curriculum changes at primary or secondary level. The Set includes books on cross-curricular topics such as citizenship and environment, and also guidance, careers, life skills and pastoral care in schools. A fantastic collection of education history with much still relevant today.