Curriculum, Assessment and Pedagogy

The aim of the Curriculum, Assessment and Pedagogy (CAP) SIG is to encourage and support research and other scholarly activity in the inter-related areas of curriculum, assessment and pedagogy across the 4 nations of the UK and internationally. One of the aspirations of the SIG is to re-ignite curriculum studies as a broad field. Examples of such work include attention to the important inter-relationship between these three ‘message systems’, for example the growing influence of assessment on curricula internationally, and attempts by governments and their agencies to prescribe pedagogy, in addition to curriculum, and assessment. Further examples of the work that the SIG encourages are:

  • historical, theoretical and ideological influences on CAP;
  • the impact of globalisation, policy borrowing, and nation state control;
  • teacher and pupil agency;
  • action research and practice;
  • alternative visions of curriculum, assessment and pedagogy for the 21st century.

The intention is to hold seminars, workshops and other regular meetings in order to:

  • share knowledge;
  • plan presentations;
  • develop networks to support publications and research proposals; and
  • engage where possible with relevant policy and practitioner communities.

Latest SIG Content

Open resources and accessibility

7 August 2018 | Blog

Open educational resources (OERs) are:   ‘[A]ny type of educational materials that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license. The nature of these open materials means that anyone can legally and freely copy, use,... [...]

Encouraging inclusion of at-risk students through co-op video games

2 August 2018 | Blog

Every day, teachers face challenges with including students who are inactive participants in the classroom. Such challenges may involve social difficulties – such as shyness, disruptive behaviour or social exclusion by classmates – or lack of... [...]

Did socially engaged students make more cognitive contribution?

31 July 2018 | Blog

According to a report prepared for the Higher Education Funding Council for England, online and distance courses have increased significantly in the UK over the past decade; a survey by the UK's Universities and Colleges Information Systems... [...]

Robots in the classroom? Preparing for the automation of teaching

18 July 2018 | Blog

Fifty years after Stanley Kubrick introduced cinemagoers to HAL9000, the prospect of a robot-infused world still feels more science fiction than social fact. Yet robots are steadily beginning to impact on the nature of contemporary work.... [...]

Feedback is good, but scaling it…

13 July 2018 | Blog

One of the aspects of being an instructor that I personally find most frustrating is how difficult is to improve a learning experience. The strong interdependency of so many factors makes finding the right combination of design decisions that... [...]

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