Curriculum and curriculum issues are at the heart of current debates about schooling, pedagogy and learning. This book will enable practitioners, scholars and academics to understand how to re-design or to suggest changes to curriculum structure, shape and content. Grounded in theory and philosophy, the book also offers practical help in grasping this controversial area. Inside, the authors: • provide practical planning templates • support and provoke analysis, discussion and experimentation • include definitions of key terms and reflective questions • incorporate practical examples and case material based on their work worldwide on curriculum design and evaluation.
Chapter 12: National Curriculum and Summative Testing
National Curriculum and Summative Testing
The narrative ends with a bleak situation in 2015 of a National Curriculum dominated by a summative testing system which has successfully established a seemingly immoveable ‘testocracy’ that has stultified and reduced pedagogy ...