Informed Scotland – gathering content for issue 3

Work has begun on writing the third issue of Informed Scotland. This will be a double issue, covering July and August, due to be published next week. The research and information gathering has continued throughout the summer, but the main work starts now. We’ve also been liaising with Mamook Graphics who are putting the finishing touches to a new cover image, one of a small series that we’ll be using to keep the publication fresh.

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Learners in tomorrow’s Scotland – the role of teachers

Image is © Andrew Mackie

Work is continuing in support of the Goodison Group in Scotland/Scotland’s Futures Forum project which is exploring the ‘outrageous proposition’ that By 2025 Scotland will be regarded as a world-leading learning nation.

Our latest report summarised the seminar that took place at the Scottish Parliament in April 2012, looking at the role of teachers. Other seminar reports written by Angela Gardner for the project include one which focused on the international perspective, and another that considered early years.

Curriculum for Excellence conference report for ELT Events

Our report of the ELT Events’ Curriculum for Excellence Plus: Alignment or Overload? (.pdf)conference is now available.  It summarises the presentations and discussion that took place at Stirling Management Centre on 23 May 2012, attended by 90 school and local authority leaders. The conference was chaired by ‘the real’ David Cameron, with insightful contributions including Professor Graham Donaldson, Alan Armstrong, Strategic Director of Education Scotland, and Perth & Kinross Director of Education John Fyffe.

Informed Scotland – June issue published

There was plenty to report for issue 2 of our new Scottish learning and skills digest. June is always a busy month, with organisations working hard to squeeze in announcements and publications before the end of the session. Hot topics this month included enterprise and entrepreneurship; skills gaps, shortages, utilisation and investment; education performance and reforms; school and university leaver destinations; and more mergers, partnerships and collaborations.

The next issue will be the July/August edition which will be published week beginning 3 September. Find out how to subscribe here, where you can have a look at issue 1.