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

Curriculum coherence facilitates school development

14 June 2019 | Blog

The ways in which local educational stakeholders interpret and understand curriculum reform is crucial to its effects on everyday school practice (see for exampleSpillane, Reiser & Reimer, 2002). For instance, perceptions of fragmentation in... [...]

Education for Justice

11 June 2019 | Blog

Societies in many parts of the world are still dealing with the colonial legacy of educational systems that served a privileged few. Efforts are constantly made to redress the resulting historic imbalances by innovating curricula to promote... [...]

Developing readers, developing selves

24 May 2019 | Blog

The process of reading actually changes the neural connections in our brains, enabling new thought processes to form and develop our thinking (Wolf, 2008). Indeed, the experience and act of reading embodies highly nuanced and complex social and... [...]

Co-teaching and 21st century pedagogy

22 May 2019 | Blog

Co-teaching provides a collaborative pedagogy in initial teacher education, whereby co-teachers share expertise to: improve the learning environment for students, and develop each other’s practice. Sharing of expertise via close... [...]

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