Elements Integrated into Curriculum

Appendix D

Four Foundation Skill Areas

Four foundation skill areas are essential in order to prepare students for their various roles in society. These foundation skill areas will prepare students for citizenship, employment, including self-employment, and lifelong learning.

Literacy and Communication
  • using language, in all its forms, in learning across subject areas
  • reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and other ways of knowing (e.g., role playing, sketching, diagramming, dramatizing) are vehicles and tools for learning across the provincial curriculum
Problem Solving

developing problem-solving applications including

  • critical thinking
  • creative thinking
  • reasoning and logic
  • learning to learn

understanding, appreciating, and using abstract patterns, relationships, concepts, and connections with numbers, words, ideas, issues

Human Relations
  • developing understanding of, and appreciation for, self
  • developing work habits including responsibility, adaptability, entrepreneurship, management of change, accountability
  • developing an understanding of, and appreciation for, our society' s diverse population
  • developing tolerance, team work, leadership
  • developing a sense of global interconnectedness
  • using technology to learn
  • making connections among technology, society, and the environment
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