Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Key competencies

The New Zealand Curriculum identifies five key competencies:
  • thinking
  • using language, symbols and texts
  • managing self
  • relating to others
  • participating and contributing
People use these competencies to live, learn, work, and contribute as active members of their communities. More complex than skills, the competencies draw also on knowledge, attitudes, and values in ways that lead to action. They are not separate or stand-alone. They are the key to learning in every learning area.

The senior school have begun the year developing several of these key competencies by working on technology challenges which stretch their thinking skills and their ability to work co-operatively in a group.