The Delivery Of Foundation Subjects In A Primary Curriculum

2503 words - 10 pages

Creativity in was defined by National Advisory Committee for Creativity and Culture in Education (NACCC 1999) by 4 main characteristics. The first is the use of imagination thinking or behaviour concerned with original or unusual ideas or actions. Second is using imagination to pursue a purpose relating to using imagination for purpose and having resilience to keep reinventing this. Third is originality; this is not only in reference to historic originality of anything gone before, but It can be personal originality or peer originality. Forth is judging value; explained as evaluating an imaginative activities worth in relation to a task. Wilson (2009) notes the increase of creativities stature in education and pedagogy from beyond the foundation subjects and arts during the last century. Robinson (2013) argues that modern education is still based around conformity and does not foster children’s natural inquisitiveness or creativity. My view is that education has progressed from the Victorian didactic ways of teaching, heavily influenced by the behaviourist theorist Skinner (Moore & Quintrel 2000). We are now concerned with developing the whole child as appose to simply imparting knowledge, repeating and demanding a correct response. This notion of developing the whole child, concerned with social and emotional qualities as well as academia, was central to the highly influential Every Child Matters (ECM) agenda (DfES 2004). ECM’s outcomes and aims, with respect to children’s enjoyment and achievement, highlight the importance of personal and social development.
Teaching using creative methods can help develop the whole child. It can make learning experiences more exciting, more relevant, create different contexts for learning, allow different kinds of assessment to occur and keep the child at the centre of the learning (Thomson & Sefton-Green 2011). There are many different approaches to the delivery of teaching and learning activities. I will explore three and consider how they can be employed to deliver the foundation subjects. Foundation or non-core subjects are inclusive of Art and Design, Citizenship, Computing, Design and Technology, Languages, Geography, History, Music and Physical Education (DfE 2013). Foundation subjects are often treated with less gravitas to core subjects within education. This often contributes to the ideation that they have similar status, structure and function (Jones & Robson 2008). The skills required to be a high achieving musician are considerably different to the prerequisites to have the same ability in history. Teaching using a subject based approach is the traditional approach to delivering education. The advantages have been accentuated as more rigorous explanations and understanding of subject specific topics combined with applying distinct subject knowledge (Greenwood 2013). Subject based learning’s focus is teaching for knowledge and was originally modelled around a behaviourist theory. Behaviourist...

Find Another Essay On The Delivery of Foundation Subjects in a Primary Curriculum

“Rape Fantasies”: A Text Worthy of Study in the Eleventh Grade Curriculum

3028 words - 12 pages open and rich discussion in classrooms regarding female sexuality as well as the status quo of America’s patriarchal society. One of the primary themes of “Rape Fantasies” is rape. In our society, rape is a pervasive and malignant social problem, caused by a society which allows it to exist. Mary P. Koss, a professor of public health, family, psychiatry, psychology and community medicine at the University of Arizona, reports that according to a

The Make-A-Wish Foundation Essay

983 words - 4 pages teamed up with Make-A-Wish in ensuring the completion of every wish child’s wish. I believe that the make a wish foundation has the ability to unite a society based on the mere fact that it upholds the core values and standards that all societies wish to possess. They help children and make a society look better from radial perspectives. For example, an outside perspective of a community that supports the make a wish foundation makes the

The Microcredit Foundation of India and Poverty in India

1131 words - 5 pages economy, opportunities in the establishment of medium sized enterprises, and co-operative development. The Microcredit Foundation of India provides sufficient and affordable customer oriented funding and other financial services as well as consulting and training to the target groups. Microcredit also provides a means of successful social mobilization and empowerment program to lead the credit delivery, even the poorest of the poor stand to benefit

Pedogenesis in Western Washington and Northern Alaska: A Comparison of the Primary Factors

1835 words - 7 pages Pedogenesis in Western Washington and Northern Alaska: A Comparison of the Primary Factors Introduction: Pedology is partially based on the established principle that soil changes are directly correlated to specific biotic communities and regional climatic patterns. From this principle questions have arisen as to why the Arctic tundra that lies above the treeline in Alaska displays similar chemical characteristics to that of the well

The Need for a National Curriculum in public education.

1030 words - 4 pages The Need for a National Curriculum is great. A National curriculum would set what each school would teach for each class, and it would put students more on the same bar as everyone else, regardless of the grade of school they went to. Every kid in the United States should be at the same point of education when they reach College, this would simplify college and erase the problem of "Do my students know this already?" Or "Do they have no clue

The Foundation of Traditional Ethics

1364 words - 5 pages In “Abolition of Man”, author C.S. Lewis discussed the foundation of traditional ethics by embracing the Chinese word Tao, meaning “the Way.” Lewis declares that people today have assumed a place outside the Tao. This position involves, according to C.S. Lewis, a choice between two evils; and one or the other evil is our destiny if we believe that the Tao isn’t real. But aside from such everyday thoughts, there are hypothetical problems to this

Exploitation: The Foundation of Capitalism

1509 words - 6 pages Exploitation: The Foundation of Capitalism When people complain that they are being 'exploited' at work, they usually mean that they are being treated unfairly or being ripped off. For instance, Burger King used to make workers clock off when it wasn't busy, though they had to stay at work. One young worker made less than the price of a burger in an 8 hour shift. Pizza Hut offered a young Spanish woman a job - but the first 2 weeks would

The MMR debate: A review of the Primary Evidence.

6575 words - 26 pages association between autism and childhood immunisation with the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine.The passing years have seen a number of media campaigns initiated by the government in an effort to calm the hysterical press and confused families, and to once again restore faith in the MMR vaccine.This paper sets out the facts about autism and measles, mumps and rubella and goes on to critically review the primary evidence surrounding the 'MMR Debate

Primary Analysis on A Child Of The Jago

2309 words - 9 pages such as Keating has critically acclaimed Morrison's slum literature ( Rawlinson, 2006, p.159 ), the novel has sparked many debates amongst literary critics and historians in relation to the complexities of class in late Victorian Britain. With a particular focus on class as its primary theme, this content of this paper will discuss Morrison's representation of criminality in A Child of the Jago. Morrison adopts a third person narrative

Persuasive Essay regarding to why The Odyssey should be part of a "classics" curriculum rather than a "literary" curriculum

853 words - 3 pages Homer's The Odyssey has been popular for centuries, at one point it was used primarily to instruct students who were expected to learn Greek as part of their education, but nowadays, most young readers are introduced to this epic through their language arts curriculum. In fact bridged versions of The Odyssey are routinely found in textbooks. You could say that this epic has become a curriculum staple for high school language arts classics, but

The Role of Children's Literature in Primary Language Teaching

1885 words - 8 pages The Role of Children's Literature in Primary Language TeachingI am going to write about the role of children's literature in primary language teaching, the role of the storybooks in primary language teaching and I am going to design a scheme of work for three lessons which is attached to the storybook entitled 'The Elephant and the Bad Baby' (Vipont, E.-1995) in this essay.Children's literature is part of the literature which speaks to children

Similar Essays

Slavery: A Building Block In The Foundation Of America's History

1387 words - 6 pages with the first emancipation around 1780. How these two topics were molded until the 1850's, and have remained present in the modern era of our lives will be proven in the following essay. The word racism is a term used to describe the believed differences between people of different colors, because of traits, morals, or intellectual prowess. These perceived differences cause a racist person to treat a person of color in ways that would be

Slavery, A Building Block In The Foundation Of America's History

1386 words - 6 pages with the first emancipation around 1780. How these two topics were molded until the 1850's, and have remained present in the modern era of our lives will be proven in the following essay. The word racism is a term used to describe the believed differences between people of different colors, because of traits, morals, or intellectual prowess. These perceived differences cause a racist person to treat a person of color in ways that would be

The Use Of Primary Sources In Teaching

1431 words - 6 pages . • American Artifacts A series of collections of artifacts throughout the history of America. • African Artifacts A dated list of artifacts from ancient Nubia. Primary sources are a comprehensive way to teach various subjects. This method of teaching appeals to students and instructors alike as it is a way to consciously make a connection with the proposed subject matter. Primary sources let students engage assorted senses all at one time. This helps to keep the focus of the subject matter. Mindful focus results in a higher level of learning and allows the student to retain the information taught.

The Hisory Of Curriculum Essay

1461 words - 6 pages school and up (Taubman, 1918). Even though the primary use of curriculum auditing, which in the past, was called, ‘educational performance auditing’, began in 1979 in the school quarters of Columbus, Ohio, it was expressed fully in the 1970’s to gain, and keep all the people’s confidence in the working in the institutions, by permitting auditing exercises formed in a ‘financial sector’ ( Taubman, 1918). Curriculum auditing takes the place of