Glossary K

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Key competencies

The competencies are Thinking, Using language symbols and text, Managing self, Relating to others, and Participating and contributing. People use these competencies to live, learn, work and contribute as active members of their communities. (NZC page 12)

 

Khan Academy

A free service (now backed by the Gates Foundation) which provides access to a range of mini-lectures on YouTube as well as exercises on the Khan Academy website. Several schools direct their students to Khan Academy for specific lectures. Students often access the site themselves to support their learning.

YouTube

Knowledge building

Processing information to continually form new and improved ideas of value to an individual or a community. Typically driven by Inquiry learning.

Inquiry learning

Knowledge landscape

Comprehensive range of knowledge, beyond what may be immediately obvious.