New BC Curriculum

Using an inquiry model helps students internalize a process for inquiry that is transferable to everyday life situations. 

First, students “Tune In” to a “big idea” (topic, idea, puzzle wonder or mystery).  They become curious, share current knowledge, formulate questions and engage in the topic/concept.

Next, students “Find Out” by gathering information, investigating and making connections.

Then, they “Sort Out” and make meaning of the information they’ve gathered, with a deeper understanding.

Finally, they “Take Action” by putting their new learning to use, and apply their learning to other contexts.

Throughout the process, students reflect on what and how they have learned, and they set goals for the future.





The core competencies along with literacy and numeracy foundations and essential content and concepts are at the centre of the redesign of curriculum and assessment. Core competencies are sets of intellectual, personal, and social and emotional proficiencies that all students need to develop in order to engage in deep learning and life-long learning. Through provincial consultation, three core competencies were identified.

Core Competencies
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