Log in

Curriculum for the future

If a traditional model of curriculum design looks like this...

...is it still appropriate in a fast-paced, increasingly technological world, where we can’t predict what our students will need to know? In the short video on the left, Mark Treadwell talks about how we’re moving away from a historical body of knowledge that we used to teach them to suddenly teaching them to be able to learn. He also says, this is the most exciting time in education, but asks, how do we prepare our students to be life-long learners? In the short video on the right, Mark Osborne talks about a Post-industrial model of education – Education 3.0 that prepares our students for a rapidly changing world.

So what does this mean in terms of a traditional curriculum and more importantly, a curriculum for the future

Come join us this Wednesday, 7th September 3.45pm as we LIVE role play using the Curriculum for the Future resources with Rachel Bolstad. 

These resources are intended to open up thinking and conversation around some of the deeper ideas that dwell beneath the surface of our everyday thinking about curriculum, learning, and teaching. 

As you work through the Curriculum for the Future resources (teachers, leaders, students, BOT, parents) you'll see that thinking about a curriculum for the future is virtually impossible without thinking about the curriculum - and school - as we already know it. This helps us to open up many important questions about schooling, teaching, and curriculum that we don't always have time or space think about in our day-to-day lives. Where you take those conversations next is up to you! http://www.nzcer.org.nz/research/curriculum-future

Are you game?

Also see:

Part 2: Personalising learning : Shallow and deep expressions of practice | An Enabling e-Learning event


  • justin hickey (View all users posts) 09 Sep 2016 11:52am ()

    HI everybody. This is a great thread with some wonderful stories and resources. I was wondering if anybody had any information on graduate profiles in a primary context. Our school is looking to change the way we deliver the curriculum and get it more in line with a future focus. We are looking to design it in a way that fits with our students and our community. If anybody has anything to offer in the way of resources, literature or examples I would be very grateful.


  • justin hickey (View all users posts) 14 Sep 2016 9:39am ()

    Thanks Chris. This is a great help. We looked at some of these examples yesterday and it helped a lot of us get a better understanding of what a graduate profile is and what it can look like.

    It made us realise that we are already doing a lot of this and that with some robust discussions we are well placed to put in place a graduate profile that suits our students and communities needs. A key point from all that I have heard, read and seen is the crucial element of getting the wider community and students involved in the creation and development of a graduate profile.

    So thank you again for your help and to Tessa for starting this conversation. We have a lot to do but it is exciting and a wonderful time to be involved in education.

Join this group to contribute to discussions.