Curricular Competencies

Choose artistic elements, processes, materials, movements, technologies, tools, techniques and environments using combinations and selections for specific purposes in art making.

Create artistic works collaboratively and as an individual using ideas inspired by imagination, inquiry, experimentation, and purposeful play.

Explore identity, place, culture, and belonging through arts experiences.

Explore connections to identity, place, culture, and belonging through creative expression.

Explore relationships among cultures, societies, and the arts.

Experience, document and present creative works in a variety of ways.

Intentionally select, apply, combine, and arrange artistic elements, processes, materials, movements, technologies, tools, techniques, and environments to express meaning in their work.

Examine relationships between the arts and the wider world.

Interpret and communicate ideas using symbols and elements to express meaning through the arts.

Explore relationships between identity, place, culture, society, and belonging through the arts.

Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of personal, social, cultural, historical, and environmental contexts in relation to the arts.

Research, describe, interpret and evaluate how artists (dancers, actors, musicians, and visual artists) use processes, materials, movements, technologies, tools, techniques, and environments in the arts.

Take creative risks to express feelings, ideas, and experiences.

Adapt learned skills, understandings, and processes for use in new contexts and for different purposes and audiences.

Experience, document, choreograph, perform, and share creative works in a variety of ways.

Apply a variety of thinking skills to gain meaning from texts.

Identify how differences in context, perspectives, and voice influence meaning in texts.

Recognize the role of language in personal, social, and cultural identity.

Consider different purposes, audiences, and perspectives in exploring texts.

Apply appropriate strategies to comprehend written, oral, and visual texts, guide inquiry, and extend thinking.

Recognize and appreciate how different features, forms, and genres of texts reflect various purposes, audiences, and messages.

Recognize and identify the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in texts. 

Recognize how language constructs personal, social, and cultural identity.

Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text, and world.

Recognize and appreciate the role of story, narrative, and oral tradition in expressing First Peoples perspectives, values, beliefs, and points of view.

Recognize and appreciate how different features, forms, and genres of texts reflect different purposes, audiences, and messages.

Develop mental math strategies and abilities to make sense of quantities.

Develop, demonstrate, and apply mathematical understanding through play, inquiry, and problem solving.

Engage in problem-solving experiences that are connected to place, story, cultural practices, and perspectives relevant to local First Peoples communities, the local community, and other cultures.

Represent mathematical ideas in concrete, pictorial, and symbolic forms.

Connect mathematical concepts to each other and to other areas and personal interests.

Incorporate First Peoples worldviews and perspectives to make connections to mathematical concepts.

Represent mathematical ideas in concrete, pictorial, and symbolic forms.

Communicate mathematical thinking in many ways.

Use reasoning and logic to explore, analyze and apply mathematical ideas.

Demonstrate and apply mental math strategies.

Model mathematics in contextualized experiences.

Apply multiple strategies to solve problems in both abstract and contextualized situations.

Develop, demonstrate and apply mathematical understanding through play, inquiry, and problem solving.

Visualize to explore mathematical concepts.

Explain and justify mathematical ideas and decisions.

Communicate mathematical thinking in many ways.

Represent mathematical ideas in concrete, pictorial and symbolic forms.

Connect mathematical concepts to each other and to other areas of personal interests.

Develop and apply a variety of fundamental movement skills in a variety of physical activities and environments.

Develop and apply a variety of movement concepts and strategies in different physical activities.

Identify, apply and reflect on strategies used to pursue personal healthy-living goals.

Describe and assess strategies for promoting mental well-being.

Make ethical judgments about past events, decisions, or actions, and assess the limitations of drawing direct lessons from the past (ethical judgment).

Determine which causes most influenced particular decisions, actions, or events, and assess their short- and long-term consequences (cause and consequence).

“Curricular Competencies are the skills, strategies, and processes that students develop over time. They reflect the ‘Do’ in the Know-Do-Understand model of curriculum. The Curricular Competencies are built on the Thinking, Communicating, and Personal and Social competencies relevant to disciplines that make up an area of learning.”

from The BC Ministry of Education’s New Curriculum