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Key competencies: Challenges for implementation in a national curriculum

Rosemary Hipkins

This paper places key competencies in a New Zealand context.   It discusses some challenges as the key competencies are implemented in school curricula:

  • But we already do that: building on current thinking
  • We haven't got time to do that
  • What knowledge counts?
  • If they are not assessed we will just ignore them

Paper presented at the Key Competencies: Repackaging the old or creating the new?  Wellington, NZCER, April 2006. p.17-34

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