the benefits of Danish pedagogy
based on a study visit to Denmark to examine the role, practice and
education of Danish pedagogues. Shares delegates' experiences of
pedagogy, their understanding of how it might benefit Scotland and
the steps being taken as a result of this study visit to move Scotland's
workforce reform agenda forward.
of going forward with a Scottish pedagogy model, and the advantages
and challenges in making this work. The Scottish Credit and Qualifications
Framework provide practical advice and support for employers and
staff to ensure that all learning – formal or otherwise – is
recognised, and can be easily compared. There is also help from Skills
Development Scotland for those who seek flexibility within their
existing career. The importance of dance pedagogy is explored by
the Scottish Arts Council, and there is a look at how professional
development and the early childhood pedagogy model are being revised
and updated in Italy, while retaining their fundamental structure.
And, find out how Quarriers deal with the difficulties of working
in a sector where the lack of one coherent framework results in staff
not being equally rewarded, despite carrying out similar roles, and
what their suggested way forward is.
at the programme so far; issues raised, areas of debate embarked
on, and issues for the future. There is a look at the implications
of Curriculum for Excellence on the wider workforce, and about how
the General Teaching Council for Scotland aims to develop its role,
as 'education' becomes a broader term. The issue takes a look at
the relationship between schools and out of school care, and about
the role of playgroups. There is debate about future regulation of
the children's sector workforce, a look at examples of successful
pedagogy pilots, and at graduate training for professionals which
utilises a common core curriculum prior to specialism.
of proposals for future reform of the children’s sector workforce
have emerged from a recent symposium, which brought together key
stakeholders across the Scottish children’s sector.
it out seminars have revealed an appetite for ambitious change
to create a simple and coherent qualification framework for the
children's sector and a workforce that is more flexible, with a
better understanding of how to work with children in a holistic
way. This issue also examines what the Early Years Framework might
mean for those working with children, families and communities.
Identifies key challenges for the workforce including the need for an overarching framework to organise workforce development right across the children's sector. Contributors highlight the need for core skills and competencies, and a shared conceptual thinking about children and childhood across the sector.