Professional development for educational change: building inclusive and culturally responsive practices
Principal Investigator: Liz Chesworth
Co-Investigator: Elizabeth Wood
Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Impact Acceleration Account at the University of Sheffield
The project aims to:
- Explore how children’s interests can be used to inform curriculum planning - understanding children as knowledgeable experts in their own lives;
- Share approaches to curriculum-making that incorporate children’s interests, knowledge and diverse home practices;
- Promote equality and diversity through inclusive and culturally responsive practices to support children’s progress and achievements.
The aims will be achieved by:
- Collaborating with educators at Wingfield Primary to produce digital resources that demonstrate how teachers incorporate children’s knowledge and interests in inclusive curriculum planning and pedagogical decision-making.
- Using the resources to design professional development sessions for the Compass Partnership of Schools, a charitable academy trust that includes Wingfield Primary.
- Engaging in knowledge exchange with primary schools and early years settings via an online event organised in partnership with Early Education and Wingfield Primary School
- Disseminating the resources via a website, social media and blogs.
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