How are you planning the teaching – learning process according to the new curricular orientations? How to incorporate the new methodologies proposed in your classes? Did it cost you to adapt to the technology of the classrooms?

The skills of the 21st century (critical thinking, creativity, citizen training, collaboration, communication among others) will become the essence of the educational spaces of Chilean establishments, this, due to the new curricular bases that change the Common Training Plan General Obligatory and will begin to take effect from next year.

Here are 10 things you should know about curriculum change:

  • The new Curricular Bases consider the skills for the 21st century as a central formative focus that favors the integral formation of the students, this framework is transversal to all the subjects.

  • Interdisciplinarity is promoted; that is, the interrelation between different disciplines based on a common objective, aimed at developing skills such as problem solving, project development, questioning and researching. The idea is that students can ask questions, question, make learning connections and generate new ones.

  • It is essential that teachers incorporate in their planning instances intended to work through the methodology of Project Based Learning and problem solving. To this end, concrete orientations are integrated into the approaches of each subject and its programs, which will facilitate this task and allow teachers to interconnect with each other.

  • The generation of instances in which students use technologies to communicate, account for their learning or their creations and projects, and can make extensive use of life in general is promoted in the change of curriculum.

  • Since there is a difference in the rhythms of learning, we seek to offer experiences that guarantee everyone’s learning equally. For this reason, the New Curricular Bases are designed to be contextualized and adapted to various realities. It is essential to adopt different ways of teaching and using various strategies, according to the particular needs and characteristics identified in the classroom and the educational establishment, while remaining a challenge for every student.

  • It is central to generate instances of learning that encourage questions and that arouse the curiosity of students to generate answers based on different sources of information that allow them to generate their own contrasts and answers, thus understanding the challenges of the historical period that they are living.

  • It seeks to promote reflection, monitoring, questioning and self-evaluation during the learning process in order to generate interest in different aspects.

  • In this cycle, learning is oriented to the construction of life projects through the intellectual, personal, emotional, physical, moral and spiritual development of students. For this, it is necessary to generate learning experiences that allow them to know, explore and investigate their own interests, transform knowledge and apply learning in different situations and contexts.

  • Curriculum change understands learning as a dynamic process in which students develop their knowledge, skills and attitudes in an integrated manner. Its purpose is to train critical, creative, autonomous people who build their identity and their life project.

It is time to change the way we teach to better reach our students, let’s use these new methodological proposals and technology as tools in our favor!

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