With the new K-9 curriculum being used in some classrooms this year and full implementation scheduled for the 2016/17 school year, parents are asking why and how the BC curriculum is changing.
The new curriculum will support the development of skills students need to be successful after graduation such as critical thinking and communication skills. The new curriculum will have more emphasis on concepts, competencies and processes.
Sir Ken Robinson’s presentation on Changing Education Paradigms is an excellent video that explores why education systems around the world should be revamped to fit our modern world and to better meet the needs of students. The Video is available here.
The BC Ministry of Education has produced a FAQ that explains some common questions regarding the new curriculum and is available here: Curriculum Redesign FAQ
The Ministry has also produced a presentation that explains what will change and what will stay the same for each curriculum subject area. The presentation is available here.