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Competency Development

The Ministry has been working with a team of developers and teams of teachers in school districts to gather and analyze student work samples in the three core competencies:

  • Communication Competency
  • Thinking Competency
  • Personal and Social Competency

The teams work in a variety of classrooms and communities gathering samples from students from diverse backgrounds including work from Aboriginal students, French Immersion students, Francophone students, and students with special needs. Based on observations and examples of student work, the teams have developed competency profiles supported by multiple illustrations to describe how students develop and demonstrate core competencies.

During the first phase of development, teams of teachers focus on three subcategories of the core competencies:

  • communication
  • creative thinking
  • personal and cultural identity

In the second phase of development, more teams of teachers participate in the development of:

  • critical thinking
  • personal awareness and responsibility
  • social responsibility

Schools and school districts around the province have opportunities to participate in further development, review and refinement activities.

Draft profiles and illustrations for all subcategories of the three core competencies are available for review as they are developed.

Teams of teachers from the following school districts participated in and contributed to the core competency development:

  • Langley School District #35
  • Surrey School District #36
  • Delta School District #37
  • Richmond School District #38
  • Vancouver School District #39
  • Burnaby School District #41
  • Coquitlam School District #43
  • Prince Rupert School District #52
  • Okanagan Similkameen School District #53
  • Prince George School District #57
  • Greater Victoria School District #61
  • Sooke School District #62
  • Saanich School District #63
  • Okanagan Skaha School District #67
  • Comox Valley School District #71
  • Kamloops/Thompson School District #73
  • Cowichan Valley School District #79
  • North Okanagan-Shuswap School District #83
  • Vancouver Island North School District #85
  • Conseil Scolaire Francophone #93