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Unpacking the key competencies: What does it mean for primary schools?

Sally Boyd and Verena Watson

This paper draws on the insights gained from documenting the journeys undertaken by six Normal Schools as they integrated the new Key Competencies (KCs) framework from the draft revised curriculum into their teaching and learning programmes.

This paper discusses some of the challenges the schools faced. The issues explored include:

  • creating a shared understanding of the KCs between staff and students
  • creating space to foreground the KCs
  • findings ways to document students’ learning in regard to the KCs.  

Paper presented at the New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) conference, Rotorua, 5-8 December 2006.

Background to the Key Competencies
Key competencies in Normal Schools
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