A curriculum is the vehicle through which a country empowers its citizens with the necessary knowledge, skills, attitudes and values for personal and national development.
The 8-4-4 system was first adopted in 1985 and with technological advancements, changes in lifestyles, more demands in the job market, a need arose to adapt the curriculum to these changes so as to make learning more meaningful.
The CBC therefore, bridges the gaps and the needs of the individual citizens and the nation with a view to producing skilled global citizens.
Why change the curriculum now?
|The need to equip learners with 21st century skills necessary to thrive in this era.|
|The vision of the curriculum reform is ‘an engaged, empowered and ethical citizen’.|
The mission of the curriculum reform is to ‘nurture every learner’s potential’.
The Paradigm Shift
What has changed and how is Regis School implementing those changes?
With the move from the more traditional way of teaching, the new curriculum and Regis in particular is moving towards 21st century teaching and learning methods by embracing:
The 7 competencies
Apart from the mastery of content, the new curriculum emphasizes the development of seven core competencies. These competencies are universal and are aimed at preparing learners for the future by developing the skills, values and attitudes needed to thrive in the 21st century.
Below is a list of the 7 core competencies :
1. Communication and collaboration- These two skills go hand in hand. At Regis school, the class setup, teaching methodology and learning activities are designed in a ways that allows learners to communicate and collaborate through play, discussions, research or working together on project tasks.
2. Critical thinking and problem solving- Fostering Critical Thinking and Problem Solving skills helps children to navigate through obstacles and challenges both in school and at home. These very skills are needed and valued in any job market today.
3. Creativity and imagination- At Regis school, children are encouraged to explore their talents, passions and aptitudes through different in and out of class activities. Clubs such as Art club, Music club, Drama and Theatre clubs are geared towards identifying, nurturing and developing creativity and imagination.
4. Citizenship- Regis is a multi cultural community. Our admission list runs across ethnicities, races, cultures and religions. We encourage learners to be proud of who they are and encourage them to be accommodative, respectful and embrace all others.
5. Self-efficacy- Regis provides an enriching, joyful, friendly and vibrant learning environment that provokes exploration and learner-driven talks to allow for the nurturing of confident, self-driven learners with a ‘can do’ attitude.
6. Digital literacy- In addition to having three ICT labs, all classes are fitted with a projector and interactive boards. Our aim is to foster digital literacy skills such as technical proficiency, creativity and innovation, research, networking among others.
7. Learning to learn- All our lessons and activities are intentionally designed to infuse joy of learning as we aim to nurture a lifelong love for learning. Our learners are encouraged to explore, imagine, innovate and discover information.
In a nut shell…
|CBC covers 4 major areas as indicated below:|
At Regis, Parents are placed at the center of their children’s learning. We recognize there is need for more parental involvment than ever before. As such, we empower parents with information on the curriculum and on how they can foster development of comptencies, values and PICs at home.
As Parents, you will be invited to school to be involved in project work, hold discussions, go for excursions and procure material that may seem strange.This is in support of the progress of your child.
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