Today I attended the OSIRIS ‘Outstanding Teaching Conference 2014’ in London. I always enjoy these events, but was particularly looking forward to this one, as they had two educational heavyweights on the bill – John Hattie and Mick Waters. Neither disappointed! I’ll attempt to summarise some of the key points from each of them. Sorry if it seems a bit bitty, but I wanted to try and stick with what they said and not fill in the gaps myself and do them a dis-service (and I was only able to remember/ scribble so much!):
Mick Waters – Enjoying the learning adventure
- Successful schools need great teaching, great leadership at all levels, a well thought out curriculum map and a strong disposition for learning to be embedded. They all overlap.
- Curriculum planning should start with a ‘fulfilment of a common goal’ i.e. what do we want the curriculum to achieve. This then…
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