SUPER CCT Network Event 7/3/19

Event Title: Exploring the ‘Knowledge Rich’ Curriculum in principle and practice

Our 2nd network event with the Chartered College of Teaching took place on Thursday March 7th 5pm – 7pm at the Faculty of Education, Boulind Room, Mary Allen Building (Tea/Coffee available from 4.45pm). The event was free. Please find more information and links to workshop resources below.

Wakelet of tweets relating to the event

Timetable

4.45pm: Tea/Coffee available – Boulind Room, Mary Allen Building, Homerton College

5pm: Welcome & Introduction: Stephen Munday (President of the Chartered College) & Ros McLellan (Faculty of Education)

5.15 – 5.45: Workshop Part A

5.45 – 6.00: Tea/Coffee/Networking Break

6.00 – 6.30: Workshop Part B

6.30 – 7pm: Plenary/Q&A/ Suggestions for next event

Workshops

Participants chose one workshop and attended parts A and B (before and after the break).

WORKSHOP 1: Weaving Metacognition into the Primary Curriculum

The Great Dunmow Primary Consortium have been exploring how we can use the principles of metacognition to support our pupils’ learning. Initial research findings encouraged us to explore pedagogy to improve and develop the students’ resilience, including self-help strategies. Having introduced the ideas of metacognition to our pupils we are now looking to embed this across the curriculum. This interactive workshop will explain the process, and feedback our initial findings from the past year whilst posing questions to engage in delegates in discussion and to help take our work forwards.

Workshop slides: SUPER EVENT MARCH 2019 – Weaving Metacogntion into the primary curriculum

Presenters: Charlotte Hart (Felsted Primary School) & Hannah Raban (Rodings Primary School)

WORKSHOP 2: Retrieval Practice . . . in Practice

This workshop will explore the concept of retrieval practice and its context within a knowledge rich curriculum. The workshop aims to provide practical examples of how retrieval practice can be used in the classroom.

Workshop slides: SUPER CCT event 7th March 2019 workshop Retrieval Practice

Presenters: Krista Carson (Soham Village College) & Katie Neville-Jones & Annie Camp (Bottisham Village College)

 

WORKSHOP 3: The Perfect Curriculum: is it achievable and what would it look like?

At a recent conference, Amanda Spielman stated that; ‘a high quality education, built around a rich curriculum, is a matter of social justice’ (26th Jan 2019, The Wonder Years Knowledge Curriculum Conference). This workshop will use this statement to explore what a ‘perfect’ curriculum might look like using thinking and practical examples from across the profession.  We will conclude by opening up the debate to delegates and discuss what is achievable and what it might look like in our individual settings.

Readings: Advanced reading is not essential as we all have a basic understanding of the curriculum and what it means in our schools but if delegates would like to read some balanced literature and Ofsted’s current thinking, then the following may be useful:

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/amanda-spielman-at-the-wonder-years-curriculum-conference

https://impact.chartered.college/article/skills-versus-knowledge-curriculum-debate-matters-one-need-reject/

https://teacherhead.com/2017/03/19/knowledge-and-skills-explicit-sequenced-and-ultimately-interwoven/

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/319810943_The_curriculum_arguments_of_Michael_Young_and_John_White

Workshop Slides: The Perfect Curriculum

Presenter: Rebecca Pentney (East Cambs and Fenland Research School Lead)