Informed Scotland September 2015 – Announcements, initiatives… & hashtags!

September was a very busy month for major announcements, kicked off on day one by the Scottish Government placing education at the heart of its programme for 2015–16.

‘Schools’ is the dominant section of this month’s digest, with everyone seeming to wait for Education Scotland’s annual Scottish Learning Festival to launch new projects and resources.

Main items include the Scottish Government’s Draft National Improvement Framework and Making Maths Count programme; Scottish College for Educational Leadership’s new leadership Framework and Into Headship qualification; Developing the Young Workforce Standards for Career Education and Work Placements; and a consultation on a national Digital Learning & Teaching Strategy.

Once again there are many innovative projects to spot, including Abertay University’s pilot Enterprise Framework, Forth Valley College HND computing students setting up a troubleshooting clinic, and the UK’s first deaf performing arts degree at Royal Conservatoire Scotland.

It’s interesting to observe the impact of social media on names for initiatives, such as this month’s Carnegie UK Trust’s #NotWithoutMe digital skills project and Bauer Academy’s #MissionAmbition media training programme… #justsaying

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