Crichton Institute Question Time on the Curriculum For Excellence –
A Knowledge Exchange event for Dumfries and Galloway’s businesses, parents and education providers.


‘Curriculum For Excellence’ represents a set of major reforms in Scottish education designed to enable learners to develop knowledge, skills and attributes for learning, life and work – yet Business of all types say that they do not understand its significance for them.
Following the successful Question Time event on this topic in Lockerbie, earlier this year, Crichton Institute is hosting a further Knowledge Exchange event to bring together academics with expertise in education, employability and graduate attributes and regional employers who want to know more about how their future employees are being prepared for the ‘world of work’.

This time Question Time on the Curriculum for Excellence will take place in the west of the region. It takes place on Wednesday 24th September at the Creebridge House Hotel, Newton Stewart 17:30 hrs for 18:00 hrs .
If you are interested in attending this free event you can book via Eventbrite, following this link

The evening will be chaired by Dr Carol Hill, Director of Research, Crichton Institute and the academic sector will be represented by:
• Ms Anne Ferguson who has extensive experience of teaching in schools in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland and is Programme Director for the University of Glasgow’s MA Primary Education with Teaching Qualification degree.
• Dr Ralph Jessop who has taught English Literature and Philosophy at the Universities of Cambridge, Aberdeen, and Glasgow and is pursuing research on the philosophy of Education.
• Dr Stuart Hanscomb who teaches philosophy and communication at the University of Glasgow’s Dumfries Campus and has a particular interest in ‘graduate attributes’ (i.e. the ‘academic abilities, personal qualities and transferable skills’ that students develop as a result of their university education).
• Ms Jane Cavani who, with over 20 years’ experience of teaching university students, delivers a range of courses on the MA Primary Education with Teaching Qualification degree and is undertaking research into professional identity construction.
• Mr Andy Wright, Vice Principal of Learning and Skills at Dumfries and Galloway College.