Personal and Social Education

Created on: 24 Jan 2018 | Last modified: 04 Jul 2018

EIS Response to the Education and Skills Committee question:

"What should personal and social education sessions be about?"

The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS), Scotland’s largest education union, welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Committee on the above question.

It is the view of the EIS that personal and social education (PSE) should be firmly aligned to Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) principles and practice in the following ways.

Firstly, PSE lessons should be designed in such a way as to enable children and young people to develop in the four capacities of CfE in preparation for becoming fully responsible citizens, effective contributors, confident individuals and successful learners. Curriculum content should reflect this purpose, in age and stage appropriate ways, with critical thinking approaches embedded in the learning activities.

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