Kindergarten – Grade 6
Drs. Sharon Bailin and Mark Battersby strongly recommend that the education ministry retract the new proposed curriculum and redo it in light of the need for Albertan students to be able to think critically, innovate, and make well-reasoned decisions in the context of the challenges and complexities of the 21st century.
A former social studies educator and curriculum specialist with more than 40 years experience as a classroom teacher in Alberta and an Education Faculty member at the University of Alberta, explains that the current draft version of the social studies curriculum is a retrograde document that is wholly inappropriate in its structure, content and objectives.
A guide to assessing the quality of school curricula.What are the different elements of a curriculum?
What questions should I ask about a curriculum in order to identify its strengths and weaknesses?
One of the concerns with the new draft curriculum is plagiarism. Dr. Eaton, an international expert in academic misconduct, analyzed examples shared via email and social media for different types of plagiarized content.