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Key Competencies

This page gives access to key NZCER publications and resources relating to the Key Competencies as outlined in the NZ school curriculum. These publications and resources have been written or generated by NZCER researchers. New items will be added as they become available.

Key Competencies research projects

How can teachers provide effective opportunities for students to build their Systems Thinking capabilities? What might NZCER do to support them? These deceptively simple questions underpin this literature review project.

Project leader(s): Rosemary (Rose) Hipkins

To what extent can games enable learners to develop their potential as expressed by the intentions of The New Zealand Curriculum? This project aims to build research knowledge about the role that games can play for diverse learners - and teachers - in New Zealand schools.

Project leader(s): Rachel Bolstad

Assessment Resources for Classroom Teachers and Students (ARCTS) is NZCER's current contract to the New Zealand Ministry of Education to provide assessment support for New Zealand teachers through supporting information and research-based resources for formative assessment in the classroom.

Project leader(s): Jonathan Fisher