Term 1 Practicum and Inquiry

  1. core competencies
    • proficiencies that all students need to develop in order to engage in deep learning and life-long learning
    • outside of traditional academics that are interwoven throughout the entire new curriculum
  2. communication competence
    the set of abilities that students use to impart and exchange information, experiences and ideas, to explore the world around them, and to understand and effectively engage in the use of digital media.
  3. thinking competence
    the knowledge, skills and processes we associate with intellectual development.
  4. personal and social competence
    the set of abilities that relate to students' identity in the world, both as individuals and as members of their community and society.
  5. inquiry
    a cycle used as an organising framework for teachers to help them learn from their practice and build greater knowledge.
  6. creative thinking
    • the generation of new ideas and concepts that have value to the individual or others, and the development of these ideas and concepts from thought to reality.
    • subsection of a core competency
  7. critical thinking
    • subsection of a core competency
    • making judgments based on reasoning: students consider options; analyze these using specific criteria; and draw conclusions and make judgments
    • metacognition: a set of abilities that students use to examine their own thinking, and that of others, about information that they receive through observation, experience, and various forms of communication
  8. positive personal and cultural identiy
    • subsection of a core competency
    • the awareness, understanding, and appreciation of all the facets that contribute to a healthy sense of oneself. It includes awareness and understanding of one’s family background, heritage(s), language(s), beliefs, and perspectives in a pluralistic society.
  9. personal awareness and responsibility
    • the skills, strategies, and dispositions that help students to stay healthy and active, set goals, monitor progress, regulate emotions, respect their own rights and the rights of others, manage stress, and persevere in difficult situations.
    • self-respect and personal well-being
    • subsection of a core competency
  10. social responsibility
    • subsection of a core competency
    • he ability and disposition to consider the interdependence of people with each other and the natural environment; to contribute positively to one’s family, community, society, and the environment; to resolve problems peacefully; to empathize with others and appreciate their perspectives; and to create and maintain healthy relationships.
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Term 1 Practicum and Inquiry
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