2 Education in Scotland
The Scottish education system is distinctive and has a long independent history. The courses within this section cover the national curriculum framework in Scotland and give examples of learning in some Scottish schools.
In teachers' professional development, The Open University works with The General Teaching Council for Scotland (the independent regulatory body for the teaching profession in Scotland) to develop courses and qualifications specifically tailored to Scotland's needs, e.g. the Maths PGDE and the Chartered Teacher Programme. A taster of one of the modules from The Open University's Chartered Teacher qualification is included in this section.