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Developing Scottish Culture in the Curriculum

Friday 12 September

School of Education, St Andrew’s Building, 11 Eldon Street, University of Glasgow

Sponsored by ASLS, the Saltire Society and the University of Glasgow

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The revised GTC Guidelines on ITE state that student teachers should ‘develop awareness of how the study of Scottish culture can be developed within the curriculum’. But how realistic is it to expect postgraduate student teachers to cope with this in a one-year course? How well does this prepare Scottish teachers to deliver Scottish Studies across the curriculum? This one-day conference will examine the current position of Scottish culture at all levels of education, the issues around its development in schools, and the implications of this for both teacher qualifications and initial teacher education.


10:00 Welcome – David Ward, Convenor, Saltire Society
10:05–10:45 Keynote: Teaching Scottish literature: the local attachments, the national provenance, and the international address – Professor Alan Riach, University of Glasgow
10:45–11:15 Tea & Coffee
11:15–11:45 Outline of the journey and issues – John Hodgart, ASLS
11:45–12:15 GTC review and procedures – Tom Hamilton, GTCS
12:15–12:45 International comparisons – Soumi Dey, University of Glasgow
12:45–2:00 Lunch break (lunch not provided)
2:00–2:30 University provision (ITE courses) and possible developments – Maureen Farrell, University of Glasgow
2:30–3:00 Scottish Studies, a case study – Jean Hillhouse, Principal Teacher of Scottish Studies, Grange Academy
3:00–3:45 Short summary response to issues raised during the day
– Professor Dauvit Broun, University of Glasgow, followed by forum of speakers
3:45 Close of conference


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