Posts by Chris Jones

SMARTcurriculum® Update Issue 7 The latest improvements and additions to the SMARTcurriculum® App are: Strategic Governance Questions Following the work that we have done with a number of organisations to engage governors in the application of ICFP, we have added

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April 30, 2020


So much change within the passing of weeks; the use of ‘unprecedented times’ has been over-used perhaps but we are certainly in unusual times and only time will tell its long term impact. Do you remember the video that did

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April 29, 2020


Population design is a technical paper exploring the subject of how we put populations together within school and curriculum modelling. It is intended to define terms, explore principles and outline practice. Curriculum modelling for excellent practice.

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April 23, 2020


Return to school after the COVID19 lock-down may not be as simple as any normal after holiday break. Here we consider some of the things you might want to discuss and resolve.

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April 8, 2020


In considering the purpose of curriculum design methodology I often describe three stages of design in the following way. Initially, learning is generalist in characteristic. What I mean is that all learners experience the same spectrum of disciplines as a

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Within the education world, to the educators, the driver is that education is for the good of the learner. Within the business world the key is efficiency- the best we can get for the least investment, the ratio of output to input within any system. The educator and the business leader narratives and purposes apparently opposed and there lies a difficulty.

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Enterprise is about purposeful action. The dictionaries define it as boldness or a readiness in any undertaking; an adventurous spirit; ingenuity. Enterprise, and therefore enterprise education, has a wider application than limiting it within a popular perception of developing a company to be focused on earning money.

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Over the past 10 years of reviewing curriculum design, I have tried to make a clear distinction between curriculum design in terms of the elements that make a broad and balanced curriculum, teaching and learning strategies and structural analysis. All

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October 18, 2019


When creating curriculum models for September 2020, Chris Jones discusses the system wide impact of over-staffing strategies and the impact for us all.

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October 13, 2019


It is better to walk against the flow of the crowd than to walk with the crowd in another direction.

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