Curriculum Journal Editors’ Choice paper prize for Volume 27 (2016):

27 July 2017

The Editors are delighted to announce the winner of the Editors’ Choice paper prize for Volume 27 (2016):
 
‘Powerful knowledge’ curriculum theories and the case of physics 
Lyn Yates & Victoria Millar
Volume 27, Issue 3
 
Also shortlisted were:
 
Comparing international curriculum systems: the international instructional systems study,
Brian Creese, Alvaro Gonzalez & Tina Isaacs
Volume 27, Issue 1
 
Learning intentions and success criteria: learners’ and teachers’ views
Hazel Crichton & Ann McDaid
Volume 27, Issue 2
 
Learning to learn: improving attainment, closing the gap at Key Stage 3
James Mannion & Neil Mercer
Volume 27, Issue 2

 
Mapping creativity in the Hungarian National Core Curriculum: a content analysis of the overall statements of intent, curricular areas and education levels
Enikő Orsolya Bereczki
Volume 27, Issue 3
 
Criteria for selection are as follows:
 
Innovation:
– Originality of contribution with an emphasis on innovation in one or more of the following, theoretical development, empirical work or policy development.
 
Academic Rigour:
– Quality of argument including critical analysis of concepts, theories and findings and coherence of argument
 
– Clarity of position including clear contextualisation of the paper in international literature, author’s/s’ position and convincing conclusion
 
Writing Style:
 
– Clarity of writing style, readability and organisation
 
Significance to the Journal:
 
– Has the potential to make a significant contribution to knowledge related to the educational phases that impact on children from the early years to adulthood in the context of the journal aims in relation to the curriculum.
 
 
 
Louise Hayward, Steve Higgins, Kay Livingston, Dominic Wyse
Editors of the Curriculum Journal