Key competencies do not stand alone. They are embedded within The New Zealand Curriculum.
Values are to be encouraged, modeled, and explored. The key competencies draw on a range of values including the values of the NZC.
Principles are the foundations of curriculum decision making. Key competencies are consistent with the principles of the NZC.
Effective pedagogy means teachers' actions promote student learning. Key competencies are supported through effective pedagogy and elearning.
Learning areas are important for a broad, general education. Key competencies are developed through contexts in each of and across the learning areas.
Key competencies support young people in becoming confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners which is The New Zealand Curriculum vision for learners.
The key competencies are not explicit in the framework of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, but are embedded in each of the learning areas.
The key competencies align with Te Whāriki and the tertiary competencies.
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