The Adventurous School

Vision, Community and Curriculum for Primary Education in the Twenty-First Century

Paperback
July 2012
9780854739165
More details
  • Publisher
    UCL IOE Press
  • Published
    18th July 2012
  • ISBN 9780854739165
  • Language English
  • Pages 220 pp.
  • Size 6.25" x 9.25"
  • Images 38 figures & photos
$41.95

The Adventurous School is a topical study of innovative and original practice in three primary schools, illustrating how each has been successful. After an introduction and a background chapter, colleagues describe the vision for their school, how it has come about and how they are putting it into practice in adventurous and exciting ways. Second, they describe their local context, who they serve and how they have revisited their purpose as a result of getting to understand more about their local area and setting. Third, they give a picture of how they conceptualize, plan and implement their curriculum and design adventurous learning. Their primary focus is to create real learning for life – life as it is now and also life in the future and a broader view of the learning experiences and skills children need to be citizens in the world as it will be in their adult lifetime.

The Adventurous School looks at the ways in which these schools have taken the power to make decisions about their school improvement priorities in ways that give their pupils a central and active rather than tokenistic role. It is about learning and leadership for everyone including the pupils. An “Adventurous School” is one that is creative and ingenious, develops a confident spirit and a hardy disposition, has a map and planned routes but is not rigid about the journey, is evolutionary, travels with others, takes risks, is questing, questioning and enquiring and is there for something more than itself.

“This is a book that should be read by anyone who is genuinely interested in children and their education."

- , Dr. Dean Fink, Educational Consultant and Author

“This is a practical, engaging read that inspires the read through the art of story.”

Alison Peacock, Headteacher, The Wroxham School and Leader - , Cambridge Primary Review Network

Foreword by Mick Waters
Introduction
1) The call to adventure: Context, Change and Challenge for the 21st Century Primary School

Part 1: Vision
2) Let them fly (Limeside Primary School)
3) Creating a community where everyone can thrive (Malorees Infants School)
4) People make your place (St Vigor and St John: Our Vision)

Part 2: Community5: Flying together (Limeside Primary School)
6) Varied invitations for a diverse community (Malorees Infants School)
7) Understanding and growing our place (St Vigor and St John)

Part 3: Curriculum
8) A design for broad, deep, active participation in learning for life (Limeside Primary School)
9) Learning to inspire and inspiring to learn (Malorees Infants School)
10) Building a sustainable community of adventurous lead learners (St Vigor and St John)

Part 4
11) Leading the adventurous school: Leadership as if the future really matters
12) Conclusion
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