Here’s a useful read for NZ educators as we contemplate the introduction of the revised NZ Curriculum in our schools. Just released, Curriculum Teaching and Innovation is a handbook written by Futurelab and commissioned by Becta as part of a research and development programme aimed at supporting the delivery of the Harnessing Technology Strategy. The handbook is aimed at helping system leaders to translate innovative and exciting ideas into next steps and practical recommendations for action.
This is more than a handbook on curriculum implementation however. As the introduction states:
The handbook is aimed at helping system leaders to translate innovative and exciting ideas into next steps and practical recommendations for action.
The handbook canvases a range of issues including curriculum, innovation, change, school reform, creativity, lifelong learning and personalisation – with an overarching perspective of school change, stemming from the underlying tretise that the very act of innovating with curriculum results in school change as it exposes the various agendas and perspectives of all the stakeholders.
Futurelab have done and excellent job in synthesising a range of quite disparate and potentially complex themes and issues, and wrapping them into this very readable 66-page monograph. It’s certainly a resource I can see myself referring back to regularly over the next few months.