Subject to change: should primary schools structure learning around subjects or themes?

This report poses three questions:

• Do all the most successful primary schools structure learning around traditional subject disciplines?
• Should primary schools set aside their natural enthusiasm for thematic approaches, and focus instead on strong, subject-based teaching?
• Should we be exerting top-down pressure on primary schools to deliver learning in this way?

It examines evidence from recent reviews into primary education, from the
growing body of research on what works in curriculum development, and from
case studies of high performing schools and school systems.

Read the full report.

The presentation by Julie McCulloch, Policy Manager at the Pearson Centre for Policy and Learning and author of the report, can be viewed here and the videos are below and photos from the event can be found here.

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