CORE COMPETENT CANADIANS
Some information on some of the people in each category.
- From the top in a counterclockwise revolution.
Tyler Shaw communicates his ideas and thoughts through his music. He performed at We Day and travelled to Kenya on an outreach trip.
Elizabeth May does great at communicating her ideas and thoughts, she has been involved in the Kinder Morgan pipeline protest and has become the leader of the Green Party of Canada.
#2 Critical Thinking
Chris Hadfield had to think critically under pressure in space at his job as an astronaut. He had to be a critical thinker to get his job and be incredibly smart. The skill thinking critically come in handy for him.
#3 Personal and Cultural Identity
Rose Fortune was born into slavery in Pennsylvania though she escaped to Nova Scotia at the age of 10. She managed to establish 2 business in the process she found her cultural identity in Canada.
#4 Social Responsibility
Emily Carr grew up in Victoria after an exciting life she returned to Vancouver making watercolours and paintings. She was doing her social responsibility creating and shining the light on West Coast scenery and native sites.
#5 Personal Awareness and Responsibility
Romeo Dallaire was a French Canadian soldier he helped save nearly 32 000 lives in Rwanda in his duties as a soldier he was a very responsible person was aware of himself and others around him. He had to be personally aware as a soldier, so he founded the Romeo Dallaire child soldier initiative.
#6 Creative Thinking
Roy Henry Vickers is an artist of Haida, Heitsuk and Tsimshian descent he had to be very creative as a colour-blind artist focusing less on colours and more on design. Roy was super creative in his Haida, Heitsuk and Tsimshian themed paintings.
What did you learn about the Core Competencies before this activity?
I knew that the core competencies are essential for your well being and that we have to do reports on them in school every so often. That the competencies were about personal, social and communication stuff.
What did you Learn?
I learnt about Canadians who were very good at certain things and they all had a good understanding of what they were good at. Most of their employs involved a core competency used in their daily life. This helped them become suceesful and relevant.
How can your knowledge of the Core Competencies help you in your school life?
You can improve the way you learn instead of memorization and standardization, this makes you a better student. You won’t have to be stuck doing something that you don’t enjoy.
… Personal life?
You can develop these skills and become better at listening, communication ideas and even thinking creatively and critically. This can help your personal life in things like relationships and jobs.