This report evaluates current practice in social studies. This report is one of a series of reports designed to gauge the impact of a changing curriculum on learners' experiences and achievements. It identifies good practice and highlights important areas for discussion and further development.
The evidence presented in this report tells us that children and young people are developing a range of knowledge, understanding and skills in social studies. Achievement is strong and improving. Curriculum for Excellence has stimulated debate and changes to learning and teaching. Teachers and other professionals are keen to meet the challenges presented.
These positive messages bode well for the development of children and young people's capacities as citizens and contributors. In a rapidly changing world, the ability to evaluate complex social, political and economic issues and make informed choices becomes a necessity. This report will help practitioners reflect on how well they are developing these capacities and how much more we need to do.
There is also a summary of the report written for children and young people.
It is intended that the report will act as a hub for ongoing professional dialogue and development. Practitioners are encouraged to become engaged with each other and with Education Scotland staff, via a Social studies Glow group, to share practice and address areas requiring development.
|Download material||PDF file: Social Studies 3-18 curriculum impact report (1.3 MB)PDF file: Summary of the Social Studies 3-18 curriculum impact report for children and young people (475 KB)PDF file: Summary of key strengths and aspects for development for Social Studies (329 KB)|
|Curricular area||Social studies|
|Type||Advice and information|
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