Science teacher education in Scotland

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This section gives the context for teaching in Scotland, from the introduction of the Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) (The Curriculum Review Group, 2004) until today. The introduction of CfE,which deals with education for ages 3-18,resulted in big changes in Scottish education. CfE is the responsibility of Education Scotland,which is a Scottish Government executive agency.CfE defines the curriculum as a series of broad Experiences and Outcomes (Es&Os) and leaves the implementation of the Es&Os to the professional judgement of teachers (Education Scotland, 2009). The Es&Os cover the Broad General Education (BGE) phase of the curriculum,from ages 3-15. Examination courses in the Senior Phase are the responsibility of the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), which publishes details of the new CfE National Qualifications for the National 4 and 5, Higher and Advanced Higher courses (equivalent to GCSE, AS-level and A-level courses).
LanguageEnglish
Pages33-45
Number of pages13
JournalScience Teacher Education
Volume80
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2017

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  • Curriculum for Excellence (CfE)
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