Delivering the Curriculum
Delivering 21st century learning (21CL) in schools is emergent and brings challenges associated with training, administration, timetabling and cost.
We will support the integration of 21CL in schools by responding to the needs of practitioners and supporting the capability for its delivery in their settings.
Given that the level of 21CL provision in schools varies widely, from limited online offerings with low facilitation, to sophisticated workshops run by skilled facilitators, the C4L will be available in a range of ‘levels’ that reflect existing school provision and readiness.
The delivery of 21CL will typically involve three stages;
New material is presented by a subject expert either in person or via video
Usually in a group setting but also individual tasks, facilitated by a trained teacher or facilitator
A debrief and integration of the new learning
The Curriculum for Life is delivered and supported by our innovative digital platform, developed in partnership with Curriculum.com. This enables any school to integrate a highly specialised and impactful 21CL curriculum across all years at minimal cost, delivered by the teacher. Curriculum.com was developed by the academic team that led two UK schools to the top of the A-level league tables for over a decade. These schools, Oxford International College and Cardiff Sixth Form College, are currently ranked number 1 and 2 in the UK (as of 2020).
This success has led the Curriculum.com team to gain global recognition as thought leaders in international education. Two of the founders now serve on the Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) Education Council, representing 10 nations, 650 million citizens, and 200 million school aged children. The team also have strong links with India and China, with an additional 450 million children of compulsory school age.
While many of these countries score highly in the OECD PISA tables for educational achievement, they are also becoming increasingly aware of the importance of ‘soft skills’ in education, and in 2018 the first PISA report on pupil wellbeing was published. Many of the countries at the top of the academic PISA tables were in ranked among the lowest for pupil life satisfaction.
Our close partnership with Curriculum.com gives C4L access to a significant global education sector.
The Curriculum for Life provides a team of specialist trainers and practitioners in most regions of the world to support teachers in delivering the C4L.
Each C4L module includes basic background and instruction to enable teachers to deliver the material effectively, but with minimal preparation. No teacher marking or assessment is required, as students’ progress is logged and tracked on the C4L digital platform.
A range of training opportunities, both virtual and physical, will be available for anyone seeking to deepen their skills in delivering the C4L, leading ultimately to ‘C4L Master Practitioner’ certification.
Assessment and Certification
The Curriculum for Life will not be assessed or examined, although pupils may be awarded merit/distinction in certain modules where appropriate. Pupils’ participation and progress will be logged continuously on the C4L platform. At the end of their school life, or if they move to a school that does not offer the C4L, pupils will receive a transcript detailing all the modules that they have completed, creating an ‘electronic portfolio’ of personal development to form part of their resumé.