‘Pedagogy is about more than ‘teaching’ in the narrow sense of methods used in the classroom. It represents the considered selection of those methods in light of the purposes of the curriculum and the needs and developmental stage of the children and young people. It combines theoretical and practical knowledge and skills with fine judgement about what is required to promote effective learning in particular contexts. It lies at the heart of what it means to be an excellent teacher.”Successful Futures, 2015
The Central South Consortium aims to support all schools in developing pedagogy to achieve equity and excellence for all learners. Our national mission recognises that a high-quality curriculum requires a high-quality profession.
Our professional learning opportunities aim to support all practitioners to collaborate and develop a deep understanding of pedagogy and subject knowledge; to become research-informed and learn from local, national and international practice.
We want schools to critically engage with pedagogy - to question, develop and refine their practice based on a strong research base that is exemplified by examples of strong regional practice.
Pedagogical development should be at the heart of practitioner, school and national efforts which seek to raise standards for all.
‘The most important school-related factor in student learning... is teaching’ (Schwartz, 2009:online).
All professional learning opportunities in Central South Consortium are designed to support schools to develop as learning organisations across the seven dimensions of the framework and/or to support practitioners in the professional standards for teaching and leadership (PSTL). Through the professional learning passport, practitioners can record their professional learning activities.
Information and Guidance
Curriculum for Wales – Pedagogy
National Professional Enquiry Project
Further Reading and Research
For further support and guidance please contact:
Project Support Officer:
Kate Nash Kate.Nash@cscjes.org.uk
Louise Muteham Louise.Muteham@cscjes.org.uk
Other areas of professional learning
Equity and Wellbeing / Curriculum / Welsh Language Development / Teaching Assistants / Induction / Governors / Leadership / Educational Visits / Lead Creative Schools Scheme