Curriculum for Excellence (‘CfE’)
Friday, July 19, 2013 at 12:35PM
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’Curriculum’ has always referred to classroom based learning in schools. The Curriculum for Excellence (‘CfE’) goes beyond this understanding, recognising that children and young people don’t just learn through the formal curriculum (lessons) but also through the informal curriculum (everything else in life!). CfE recognises that learning for our children and young people is about more than passing exams, although that measurement clearly has its place.  CfE is broad based and aims to ensure that all children and young people in Scotland develop the attributes, knowledge and skills they will need to flourish in life, learning and work.

The CfE Factfile (June 2011) is a document produced by Education Scotland to introduce CfE. It will help you understand some of the phrases you will hear in relation to it.

For more information about CfE visit the Education Scotland website.

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