New Zealand is undergoing review of its curriculum for its schools using a methodology of co-construction which seeks to gain as broad a consensus across stakeholder groups as possible. One interesting document that has come out of this is Key competencies in the New Zealand Curriculum
The purpose of this document is to â€œ offer teachers and learners a critical lens through which to view and think about the curriculum in its widest sense.â€ Reading through it I was mindful of how well it meshes with what we are trying to do at Ultraversity in moving away from a purely skills and knowledge focus and recognising that it is our ability to live and work in communities that are important to having â€˜successfulâ€™ lives at work and play. The lenses identified are listed below as are the associated reflective questions that the learner can ask of themselves.
Relating to Other
Belonging (Participating and Contributing)
Using Knowledge and Information (Thinking)
Using Language, Symbols and Texts (Making Meaning)