The New Normal Curriculum (NNC) is not just a mere response to the pandemic but a culmination of the curriculum reform work for the last four years by the Royal Education Council. It is an attempt to transform education from the teaching of “what” to learning of “how” and “why” towards empowering learners with the transversal competencies and the 21st century skills to facilitate deep learning and preparing them to be lifelong learners. The change may be also perceived as a paradigm shift from the academic knowledge-based “factory model” of education to a “humanism model”, which emphasizes the discovery of individual’s inner values, draw out the innate potentials and master them. It is also to empower learners with the intellectual, social, behavioural and digital competencies towards nurturing nationally rooted and globally competent citizens.
The NNC is grounded on the principles and practices of Competency Based Education vital in fostering resilient capabilities in learners. The competency-based approach driven by digital technologies lends greater opportunities for experiential learning contextualized to the learner’s physical, social, political, economic, spiritual and cultural setting. In essence, the NNC is to inspire youths as socially and morally responsible, and enterprising and productive with rigour to compete and succeed at the national and international levels.
The New Normal Curriculum Instructional Guide (NNC IG) is the means to translate the transformation of textbook knowledge based to process, competency based and experiential learning. It is imperative that teachers change their roles of knowledge transmitter to that of facilitators, guides, evaluators, researcher, and motivators. The NNC IG adopts blended learning and flip classroom methods of learning to facilitate learning anytime anywhere, cognizant of learner’s individual learning differences and situation.
The guides are available under the Instructional Guides section on our website.