Curricular Competencies

BC's Curricular Competencies are the skills, strategies, and processes that students develop over time.

They reflect the "Do" in the Know-Do-Understand model of the BC curriculum. BC’s new Physical and Health Education (PHE) curriculum has four curricular competencies:

  1. Physical literacy
  2. Healthy and active living
  3. Social and community health and
  4. Mental well-being

Physical Literacy

Students develop the movement knowledge, skills, and understandings needed for lifelong participation in a range of physical activities.

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Healthy and Active Living

Students develop an understanding of the many aspects of well-being, including physical, mental, and social.

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Social and Community Health

Students demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and strategies needed to make informed decisions that support personal and community health and safety.

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Mental Well-Being

Students develop knowledge, skills, and strategies for building respectful relationships, positive self-identity, self-determination, and mental well-being.

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Action Schools! BC instructional examples and activities can help you bring the PHE curricular competencies to life in your classroom and school. An instructional example is more comprehensive than an activity. It is an educator’s roadmap, ‘putting everything together’ in an organized structure outlining what students need to learn and how it will be done effectively during class time.

Visit the Resources page, where advanced search capabilities allow you to select resource by curricular competency.

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