Introduction to BC’s Curriculum Redesign
Today we live in a state of constant change. It is a technology-rich world, where communication is instant and information is immediately accessible. The way we interact with each other personally, socially, and at work has changed forever. Knowledge is growing at exponential rates in many domains, creating new information and possibilities. This is the world our students are entering.
British Columbia’s curriculum is being redesigned to respond to this demanding world our students are entering. To develop new models, the Ministry consulted with experts in the field. They suggested that to prepare students for the future, the curriculum must be learner-centred and flexible and maintain a focus on literacy and numeracy, while supporting deeper learning through concept-based and competency-driven approaches.
The redesign of curriculum maintains a focus on sound foundations of literacy and numeracy while supporting the development of citizens who are competent thinkers and communicators, and who are personally and socially competent in all areas of their lives. British Columbia’s redesigned curriculum honours the ways in which students think, learn, and grow, and prepares them for a successful lifetime of learning where ongoing change is constant.
If you would like to read more, please click on the link to the Superintendent’s Blog.
- CI Day, September 8, 2015 – Maureen Dockendorf, Superintendent of Literacy and Numeracy for BC: Building Bridges to 21st Century Learning
- CI Day, September 8, 2015 – Ted Cadwallader, Provincial Director – Aboriginal Education, Learning Division – BC Ministry of Education: Aboriginal Worldviews and Perspectives in the Classroom