The Key Competencies: Realising the Potential of the New Zealand Curriculum

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ERO’s report, Developing Key Competencies in Students Years 1 to 8, describes how New Zealand schools with Years 1 to 8 students are integrating and supporting the development of their students’ key competencies (KCs).

This companion report explores current thinking about the importance of building the capabilities of young people. It outlines what the KCs are, why they are important, New Zealand’s journey with thinking about the nature and potential uses of KCs, and where this development fits in the international context.

More detail can be found in the companion report, Developing Key Competencies in Students Years 1-8.

The media release for this report can be found here: Schools need to build key competencies into their teaching.

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A two-page summary of the report is also available.

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