Royal Education Council in collaboration with MoE, BCSEA and selected teachers from Paro and Thimphu developed the Prioritized Curriculum for Education in Emergency II and is in implementation now.
The Prioritized Curriculum (PC) is a distilled curriculum that emphasizes on the primary, most fundamental and essential learning contents and concepts that are aligned to the most carefully selected learning outcomes and objectives in each learning area for each class level. It encompasses procedural knowledge, skills, values, strategies, and processes. The PC comprises 65% of the actual curriculum content which has been developed based on the remaining instructional time left for the academic year 2020.
The PC places emphasis on fundamental key concepts with limited scope on elaborative areas and selected common themes through which a few topics are covered under one or two lessons. The main objectives of the PC are to:
- develop competencies on the selected themes rather than emphasizing on the academic knowledge and examples;
- provide scope for students to take responsibility for their learning by engaging them to explore for specifics and examples of the concepts;
- engage students to explore further on the concepts through interactive learning activities;
- provide assessment for both learning improvement and promotion to next higher classes; and more importantly,
- Set out a new direction for school curriculum for the “new normal” – post COVID-19.
The PC, which has a dedicated section on assessment approaches and strategies, and shall be assessed and examined in a normal manner not only to gauge student learning but also for their promotion to the next higher classes. PC syllabus booklets also include Adapted Curriculum (AC) in key stages, which is currently in implementation through e-learning programme (video lessons, radio lessons and SIM) so that the classes for which the schools are not open may continue to use.
The PC is accompanied by the EIE II implementation guidelines developed in collaboration with MoE and BCSEA. The implementation of PC has been rolled out with reopening of schools for Classes X and XII with effect from July 1, 2020 as planned (it is to be noted that AC will no more be in implementation for these classes).
The PC packaged in key stages can be downloaded from the table:-
Adapted Curriculum & Priortized Curriculum
|AC & PC Key Stage 1||4.37 MB||03-07-2020||DownloadPreview|
|AC & PC Key Stage 2||4.31 MB||03-07-2020||DownloadPreview|
|AC & PC Key Stage 3||4.14 MB||03-07-2020||DownloadPreview|
|AC & PC Key Stage 4||4.87 MB||03-07-2020||DownloadPreview|
|AC & PC Key Stage 5||5.10 MB||03-07-2020||DownloadPreview|
|AC & PC for SEN||3.60 MB||03-07-2020||DownloadPreview|