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Key Competencies and a Curriculum for the 21st Century Book 1

Unpack the major ideas behind a 21st century curriculum. This series offers practical ideas for making the curriculum work in the classroom and c. These resources explore key competencies in depth: managing self, relating to others, participating and contributing (Bk 1); thinking, using language, symbols and texts (Bk 2).

Includes photocopiable resources, handy web links and illuminating case studies.

Ages: 5-14 | Pages: 48 | Code: 0403A | ISBN: 9781877478499

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Angie Simmons

Angie Simmons is interested in current best-practice learning approaches that encompass thinking skills, collaboration and problem solving. As an experienced educator, she has worked broadly across the educational sector of New Zealand. She worked as a primary school teacher for many years and as a university lecturer, when she was head of an educational technologies programme and taught prospective teachers. In another significant educational role, she was a digital technologies professional development facilitator working with schools across the Auckland area to integrate future-focused learning within the curriculum.


Where do the key competencies come from?5
Unpacking the key competencies6
First steps: consultation and vision9
Strategies to support curriculum delivery10
Key competency 1: managing self11
What does "managing self" look like?11
How can the school curriculum contribute?13
Fostering this key competency13
Key competency 2: relating to others20
What does "relating to others" look like?20
Fostering this key competency20
Relating to others through the social web27
Key competency 3: participating and contributing29
What does "participating and contributing" look like?29
Fostering this key competency30
Participating and contributing through ICT tools30
Case study: planning for key competency integration39
Example of school assessment of key competencies: managing self39
Example of planning for key competencies: managing self45
Sample unit planner: visual art46
Integrated learning plan48