£50 – £100

Powerful knowledge, disciplines and subjects in secondary schools

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Inspiration Trust Curriculum Centre

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Norwich

NR1 2PW

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Many myths about knowledge-rich curricula, ‘core knowledge’ and ‘powerful knowledge’ abound, ranging from assumptions that it’s “all about rote-learning” to the strange assumption that such a focus downplays the goals of critical thinking and argument, when the opposite is true. This course helps senior curriculum leaders to think about what subjects do as carriers of knowledge, the role of traditions in subject communities, and the way these things affect the relationship of teachers and students to the knowledge that is taught. Such matters have profound implications for whole-school policies such as teaching, learning and assessment, for staff development and for how senior leaders lead subject leaders in useful whole-school debate and development.

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at senior curriculm leaders: principals, vice principals, and other senior leadership team members or aspiring members.

The tutors

Christine Counsell is director of education at the Inspiration Trust. Her career includes 10 years of classroom teaching and leadership, work as a local authority adviser (primary and secondary), early years lecturing in ITT, two decades of teacher training and development at the University of Cambridge and extensive national and international work advising on curriculum issues with teachers, scholars and policy-makers. Christine has published widely, including academic papers, practical guides and classroom resources and has extensive experience of primary and secondary whole-school inset especially in literacy and knowledge.

Dr Richard Kueh is Subject Specialist Leader for Religion and Philosophy at the Inspiration Trust. A qualified RE teacher and former Head of Department, Richard has shaped his practice in both the State and Independent sectors. Most recently, he formed part of the curriculum and pastoral leadership team who launched a new Free School in Cambridgeshire. Richard wrote his doctoral thesis on the philosophy of Hans-Georg Gadamer. He has written on the rationale for Religious Education and RE's curriculum knowledge problem. A leading researcher-practitioner, Richard has been Fellow and Scholar of the Farmington Institute at Harris Manchester College, Oxford

Tim Mullis is subject specialist leader for Science at the Inspiration Trust. He was born in north Devon and studied physics at University of Kent, prior to a Masters in Communication Systems Engineering. He gained his PGCE at the University of Bath, before working in schools across Norfolk and Suffolk. He has worked extensively for the OCR examination board and as an examiner, chief examiner, and test writer for vocational science qualifications, and edited revision guides for Pearson.

Booking discounts

Staff at schools in Norfolk and north Suffolk can claim a 50% discount on course costs - simply use the ANGLIA promotional code when booking.

Inspiration Teaching School Alliance partners qualify for priority booking and a 70% discount on course costs; please contact your school for your promotional code.

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256 Hall Road

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