With files from Ria Renouf
The Provincial government is unveiling its new curriculum.
It includes less provincial exams, and a focus on assessing math skills and literacy.
There will also be consultations regarding what it is parents would like to see on their child’s progress.
A career education course will begin in 2017.
The BC Teachers” Federation has been quick to react to the developing story in a statement:
“The government’s changes to B.C.’s graduation requirements are first steps in the implementation of the revised curriculum, but missing from today’s announcement is the necessary funding to ensure teachers have the time and resources to get the job done, said (outgoing) BCTF President Jim Iker.”
According to the website devoted to the new curriculum, the key features include:
- Essential learning
- Math Skills
The Ministry of Education says they’ve identified three core competencies which are are described as “intellectual, personal, and social skills that all students need to develop for success in life beyond school.”:
- Personal and Social Competency