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Competency Postcards and Discussion Guides


Competencies are combinations of knowledge, skills and attitudes that students develop and apply for successful learning, living and working. They emphasize aspects of learning that apply within and across all subject areas. Alberta’s Kindergarten to Grade 12 curriculum promotes development of the following competencies, which are streamlined expressions of the competencies in the Ministerial Order on Student Learning (#001/2013):

Students are the artists, scientists, thinkers, innovators and leaders of the future. They will be tasked with solving the problems of today, while imagining and creating a new tomorrow. Competencies are critical for equipping students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes that they will need to successfully navigate their personal journeys in learning, living and working.

Students use and develop competencies when they encounter unfamiliar or challenging situations. Competencies help students draw and build upon what they know, how they think and what they can do. In school, students develop and apply competencies through subject-area content and learning experiences.

Alberta Education Competencies Overview

The following resources are designed to explore practical strategies to support student development of Alberta’s competencies across the curriculum and in every classroom.

Download Learning Through Competencies Learning Guide



Title Colour Learning Guide
Collaboration Download Download
Communication Download Download
Creativity and Innovation Download Download
Critical Thinking Download Download
Cultural and Global Citizenship Download Download
Managing Information Download Download
Personal Growth and Well-being Download Download
Problem Solving Download Download



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Le développement et le bien-être personnels Télécharger Télécharger
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