Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Our school Think Tank team pulls together some of the areas of the new curriculum and our inquiry learning. It is made up of management staff, team leaders, our cluster facilitator and myself. Our first job was looking at inquiry models and pulling it altogether to work with staff on creating and formulating an EPS model of inquiry.
The next stage in the Think Tank team is to look at the Values, Key Competencies and Principles. We had a look at a few schools examples of how they are using these and parts of them in their school community. The team has now divided off into 3 smaller teams to focus on each area. I am taking part in the Key Competencies team - we are interested in seeing how these are being brought into school around NZ and what different schools are doing.
This week I am also going to be asking students around the school what they think each of the Key Competencies mean and why they might be important for them to know about.
We are also using the NZ Curriculum Online website. If you are able to share what your school is planning, doing or working on with Key Competencies I would love to know. We will be meeting again next week to share what we have found out.