unlocking research series
Inspiring Primary Curriculum Design
Inspiring Primary Curriculum Design offers support and ideas for teachers, school leaders, teaching assistants and student teachers to develop their knowledge of the research related to curriculum design, giving specific and practical ideas to apply research in primary school contexts. This first book in the brand-new series ‘Unlocking Research’ combines practitioner expertise with world class academic research and reflects cutting-edge educational thinking from the only university-run primary school in the UK.
Co-written by practicing teachers and research academics and drawing from a wide and diverse theoretical and research base, each chapter includes examples of how schools approached designing their own curricula; providing a route map of ideas and questions for readers to explore in their own contexts. The aim is to empower educational professionals in reclaiming the processes of curriculum design from evidence-informed foundations and to identify opportunities to be bold, innovative and imaginative. Packed with innovative ideas and practical suggestions, this book highlights the importance of using research evidence to develop teachers’ practice in the realities of their own classrooms and schools. This will be a key read for teachers, school leaders, teaching assistants and student teachers, especially those who recognise the important role of research in developing excellence in their practice.
James Biddulph & Julia Flutter
Professional Development resources to accompany chapters in the book.
Headteacher, University of Cambridge Primary School
Dr James Biddulph is the headteacher of the first and only University Training School for Primary Education in the UK. His research interests include developing curricula that inspire understanding about diversities and creativities in education.
Research Associate, University of Cambridge
Julia Flutter works as a Research Associate at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. Her research focuses on collaborative approaches to improving classroom teaching.