... develop an education system that places emphasis on value, deep learning and critical thinking for understanding?
The current Albertan education system identifies a student’s value and knowledge, by the grade they are given. Because of this, students can go through the system and obtain really good grades, yet leave the system with minimal understanding of what they were taught.
The current curriculum, focused on rote learning, results in students becoming ‘memorizing robots’ who are unable to think for themselves and create value from the information they are given. Alberta is lacking a curriculum that focuses on personal student growth and helping students to see beyond the four walls of a classroom.