This book provides an accessible overview of the key issues surrounding the curriculum for all those working towards QTLS. Curriculum shapes the programs that are taught, dictates which students can have access to courses and lies at the heart of what teachers and trainers actually do. Examples and case studies throughout the book demonstrate these issues within working FE colleges, adult education centers and work-based learning contexts. It also offers succinct summaries of key theories and debates relating to the curriculum. This fully revised edition reflects the latest policies and thinking and now includes a glossary of useful terms. Key Features • Explains complex issues in clear and accessible language • Relates to a core component of most QTLS programs • Authentic case studies from a range of contexts • Promotes critical reflection on debates surrounding the curriculum

Boundary Crossing: Curriculum, Place and Time

Boundary crossing: Curriculum, place and time

By the End of this Chapter you should

  • have begun to develop a critical appreciation of the ways in which the curriculum is distributed across the lifelong learning sector as a whole;
  • be aware of the important role played by different stakeholders in the process of distributing the curriculum.

Professional Standards

This chapter relates to the following Professional Standards:

Professional Values:

AS 5 Collaboration with other individuals, groups and/or organisations with a legitimate interest in the progress and development of learners.

BS 4 Collaboration with colleagues to support the needs of learners.

Professional Knowledge and Understanding:

AK 5.1 Ways to communicate and collaborate with colleagues and/or others to enhance learners’ experience.

BK 4.1 Good practice in meeting the needs of learners in collaboration ...

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