(University of Edinburgh)
Paper Short Abstract:
We describe Scotland's new Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) with a focus on the 1+2 Languages Policy. We will discuss cross-curricular approaches to the development of two streamlined Japanese packages, with an emphasis on the development of Japanese teaching within the Scottish primary context.
Paper long abstract:
This paper aims to give an overview of Scotland's new Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) with a focus on the 1+2 Languages Policy. The Curriculum for Excellence is the name given to a new curriculum that was introduced in Scotland in 2010. The framework includes 1) Levels and structure, 2) Assessment and progression between levels, 3) Exams and qualifications and 4) Subjects and approaches to teaching. There is an increasing emphasis on cross curricular approaches to teaching and learning in the development of CfE framework. In other words, this interdisciplinary approach involves teaching and learning moving away from traditional subject divides. This paper will address the impact of cross curricular approaches to the development of two streamlined Japanese packages - teacher training materials and accompanying learning and teaching resources - both for 1+2 practitioners, and also linking to the wider curriculum. Approaches to developing Japanese in the Scottish primary school context will be highlighted and explored.
1+2 approach: teaching young Japanese learners in Scottish primary education [EN]