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How can you use the NZC as a driver for curriculum change?

Overview

The New Zealand Curriculum empowers schools to exercise:

...the scope, flexibility, and authority they need to design and shape their curriculum so that teaching and learning is meaningful and beneficial for their particular communities of students.

The school curriculum: Design and review

For every school, curriculum review is an ongoing process as the needs of students, their communities, and wider society change and curriculum understanding deepens.

The principles of The New Zealand Curriculum are the foundations that guide every aspect of curriculum decision making. Curriculum review involves challenging your understanding of the principles, values, key competencies, and learning areas to ensure your curriculum continues to meet the needs of your students.

Review question

What aspects of The New Zealand Curriculum do you, as a middle leader, need to understand to lead curriculum change in your department?

Published on: 20 Jun 2012


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