Core Competencies

What are Core Competencies?

Core Competencies are the foundation to the Big Ideas, Curricular Competencies, and Content of our BC Curriculum. This foundation ensures that students are always mindful of their growth in the Core Competencies through self-reflection, self-assessment, and providing evidence of growth. 

Core Competencies: The Foundation of Learning at Riverside

Riverside CC’s Support Page (Prompts, How to Write a Reflection, Timelines and More)

Riverside CC’s Self-Assessment Document (PDF)

Riverside CC’s Self-Assessment Document (Word)

Why Self-Assessment?

Students come to the classroom with experiences and knowledge related to the Core Competencies. Self-assessment allows students to develop the ability to describe their learning in relation to the Core Competencies. They will set goals and gain greater ownership for their learning when they have the opportunity to self-assess and describe who they are as learners, document their progress, and share their accomplishments in an ongoing and holistic manner. The emphasis on self-assessment promotes personalization, inclusion, diversity, and student ownership of learning as it becomes a natural part of the learning process.

Your Self-Assessment

Step 1Artifacts, Samples or Examples

Choose artifacts, samples and/or examples from your learning experiences this year that you feel illustrate your strengths & growth in one or more of the core competencies. This could include photos, collages, graphic stories, illustrations, poems, etc. If you have not done so already, place these artifacts in a new post on your Edublog. Look at the list of examples for documenting your learning provided below:

Step 2Complete the Core Competencies Self-Assessment

Take a moment to read all of the competencies listed above. Now describe how the artifact you selected shows your strengths & growth in specific core competencies. Complete either the Self-Assessment (PDF) or Self-Assessment (Word) . The prompt questions on the left – or other self-assessment activities you may have done – may guide your reflection process. For more suggestions of Core Competency Prompts look at the sample questions below, they have been separated by each competency or CLICK HERE.

Step 3 – Publish Your Self-Assessment

You will now attach and/or embed your self-assessment to the bottom of the blog post with the artifact you have chosen. You may choose to make this post private or public. After placing your artifact on a blog post, follow the instructions below.

  1. Categories – Self-Assessment
  2. Tags – Now tag your post using the tag that corresponds to the competency that you have written about. You can choose more than one. Please use lower case letters and be exact.
    • #creativethinkingcc
    • #communicationcc
    • #criticalthinkingcc
    • #socialresponsibilitycc
    • #personalidentitycc
    • #personalawarenesscc
  3. Use the Add Document button located at the top of your post page and embed your self-assessment at the bottom of your blog post.
  4. Publish

Additional Resources

Supporting the Self-Assessment and Reporting of Core Competencies – Ministry of Education