With increasing and renewed emphasis on the curriculum across Britain there is a need to ensure that schools and colleges are focused, supported and equipped to develop their curriculum in a way that is meaningful. The BCF aims to bring together all those with an interest in collaborative curriculum, research and development. This day, is the first in a new format which is designed to bring together practitioners (ideally a research lead and curriculum lead from each participating school/college) who are engaged in curriculum development in a way that recognises the value of research informed approaches. Such approaches might include drawing on ideas and concepts already established in research as well as approaches which are driven by reflective inquiry by teachers to (re)shape the curriculum. The day is designed to support teachers actively researching their own institutional curriculum. It is also aimed at creating a context in which curriculum development can be meaningfully developed, reviewed, shared, and discussed. The day will include:
details of curriculum concepts and research approaches,
sharing of current practice from participants (each school to present their current work related to developing the curriculum)
discussions about the approaches and challenges to a research approach to curriculum development
Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome, introductions, plans for the day Gerry Czerniawski
Contextualising and conceptualising the curriculum Ruth Dann
Participants present their posters on curriculum development research (5 minutes each) and Q&A
Enhancing teachers’ engagement with a research approach to curriculum development Ruth Luzmore
Perspectives on researching the curriculum- Developing and sustaining a research approach to shaping, implementing and considering the impact of the curriculum – focused discussion groups Facilitators: Ruth Dann, Sarah Seleznyov, Arlene Holmes-Henderson
BERA are offering a limited amount of bursaries to the value of £75 towards travel for BERA Members only. This bursary normally only open to BERA Student Members, will be open to all BERA Members.
To apply for one of these bursaries, please complete the form with a statement on why you want to attend this event and why you need the financial assistance. Bursaries are offered on a first come, first served basis. Travel expenses will be reimbursed after the event in accordance with our travel policies. You must not have previously received bursary funding from BERA.