Teaching & Learning Institute

21st Century Learning

Drawing Connections


Making the Core Competencies Visible

The Ministry of Education’s Core Competencies are part of the new curriculum in K-12 education.  Changes in the instructional delivery and assessment will result in students who are more aware of their learning (metacognition) and with expectations of sharing the responsibility for their learning with their instructors (e.g. self-reflection, peer feedback and authentic assessments). Reports like Michael Fullan’s How New Pedagogies Find Deep Learning have inspired instructors worldwide.

Here at the College workshops on Creative and Critical Thinking and Classroom Management Strategies (Liberating Structures) will help instructors continue to support students with metacognition and shared responsibility for learning.

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Dr. Peter Aurthur recently led a worship on practical ways to foster creative and critical thinking. Participants developed a better understanding of these two constructs, strategies to foster their development, and ways to assess. View the presentation: Creative and Critical Thinking Workshop.

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Carolina Ribeiro de Almeida and Fernando Murray Loueiro recently offered a Classroom Management worshop called Liberating Structures. They offered practical techniques to foster collaboration among students, strategies for an internationalized classroom, creative and critical thinking strategies and ways to engage students. View the presentation: Classroom Management (Liberating Structures) Workshop


Part of great teaching involves caring about the whole student, nurturing their life skills and creating a class atmosphere that is welcoming culturally and inclusive of the entire gender spectrum.Topics like these are addressed in our TEDxSelkirkED talks.