Building on Success of New Curriculum
International assessments show that our students are among the best in the world – in reading, science and math. We are building on that success. Students will pursue their passions and interests as part of their learning, helping them to learn the skills critical to success in our changing world.
Our work will build on B.C.’s high standards.
B.C.’s teachers are at the heart of this success. Teachers will continue to be guides, coaches, and mentors – helping students learn how to learn.
Development Process of New Curriculum
The new curriculum is based on solid research, international classroom successes, and extensive consultations with teachers, parents, students, and leaders in education. The Ministry of Education has worked directly with about 200 teachers in the development of the revised curriculum, and nearly 5,000 public comments were received throughout a nine-month engagement process that was held in 2011/12.
- In 2011, the Curriculum and Assessment Framework Advisory Group was formed to provide ongoing advice
- In spring 2012, twelve regional working sessions were held to present ideas that stemmed from this group;
- In fall 2012, over 3,000 parents, students, and educators around the province provided advice on changes to the graduation years;
- In 2014/15, eight curriculum teams met face-to-face to redesign the curriculum for an estimated
8-10 days each; and
- In 2015/16 we held 80 sessions with 27 post-secondary institutions in B.C., Canada and the United States. We continue to work closely with the Association of B.C. Deans of Education, and the B.C. and Canadian Councils of Admissions and Transfers.