In this recorded professional learning session Dr Rosemary Hipkins joins us to discuss the concept of enduring competencies – competencies that focus on what students can do with their knowledge and understanding. Together these competencies create a framework for informing our thinking about science learning, curriculum and assessment.
This framework, as outlined in the NZCER publication, provides support as we navigate our way through the big ideas of science and the key competencies of the New Zealand Curriculum. The enduring competencies also provide a foundation for the current Science Curriculum Refresh and Review of Achievement Standards.
Rosemary Hipkins is a Chief Researcher/Kaihautū Rangahau at NZCER. She was a science and biology teacher in her first career and then worked in teacher education before joining NZCER in 2001. Rose has led research projects related to both curriculum and assessment innovation in New Zealand, drawing on this work to help develop a weaving approach to coherent curriculum design. Her recent books include Key Competencies for the Future and NCEA in Context (both co-authored) and Teaching for Complex Systems Thinking (published November 2021). In 2022, Rose supported the team that developed the concept of ‘science competencies’ as a curriculum weaving tool.
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Thank you. I like being part of your webinars, so informative and enlightening.Participant
Thank you – great thought provoking discussion.Participant
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A range of Science Learning Hub resources are mentioned in the webinar, including:
- Kaitiakitanga with Tame Malcolm
- Workshop for teachers: Māori knowledge in NCEA Science
- Ethics thinking toolkit
- Fake facts
- Read news like a scientist
If you are interested in the competency Drawing on different knowledge systems you may wish to watch our previous recorded webinars Local curriculum, mātauranga and science and Whakanui pūtaiao.
The article Enduring competencies for designing science learning pathways by Rosemary Hipkins, Sara Tolbert, Bronwen Cowie and Pauline Waiti explores the concepts covered during this webinar in depth.
Below is a list of other useful links from the webinar:
Thank you to Dr Rosemary Hipkins.