Transforming BC's Curriculum
The first drafts of the redesigned curriculum are now available for review and feedback at www.curriculum.gov.bc.ca.
What are we doing?
The Ministry of Education and stakeholders throughout the province are implementing BC’s Education Plan to help transform education to better meet the needs of all learners. Changing a system as complex as the education system takes time. To do it well involves extensive ongoing consultation, thorough research and exploration of possibilities, thoughtful decision-making and detailed planning.
Consultations to date have pointed to clear directions: A more flexible curriculum that prescribes less and enables more, for both teachers and students and a system focused on the core competencies, skills and knowledge that students need to succeed in the 21st century.
Feedback from teachers on BC’s Education Plan has suggested that currently, B.C.’s curriculum has too many prescribed learning outcomes and that reducing those outcomes will give teachers more time and flexibility to allow students to explore their interests and passions.
The task for the Ministry as it develops new curriculum and assessment guidelines is to remove barriers to personalizing instruction so that the curriculum is optimally manageable for teachers and allows them more freedom to find approaches that work for schools and students alike.
Below are links which summarize the work to date, and how the ministry is engaging with stakeholders to implement changes to curriculum.