The Framework for Enhancing Student Learning reflects a public commitment by Indigenous peoples and Indigenous rightsholders, and education partners to work together to continuously improve student learning for each student, and to address long-standing differences in performance amongst particular groups of students, most notably Indigenous students, children in care, and students with diverse needs.
The Framework for Enhancing Student Learning is made up of the following key components:
The Framework for Enhancing Student Learning:
- Creates a system-wide focus on individual student learning to ensure all students in BC achieve their full potential;
- Continues to build public trust and confidence in BC’s education system by ensuring that all students are provided a high quality learning experience;
- Provides a structure to ensure that what is measured and reported is consistent with the focus on student success and in keeping with the goals of education in the province of British Columbia;
- Ensures capacity building and a system-wide commitment to continuous improvement and life-long learning;
- Recognizes that all education partners and Indigenous rightsholders, each with unique contributions, share responsibility for student learning;
- Recognizes the individual learning needs of students and fosters equitable and inclusive learning environments;
- Focuses on intellectual, career, human and social development; including exploration of one’s identity;
Intellectual Development – to develop the ability of students to analyze critically, reason and think independently, and acquire basic learning skills and bodies of knowledge; to develop in students a lifelong appreciation of learning, a curiosity about the world around them, and a capacity for creative thought and expression.
Human and Social Development – to develop in students a sense of self-worth and personal initiative; to develop an appreciation of the fine arts and an understanding of cultural heritage; to develop an understanding of the importance of physical health and well-being; to develop a sense of social responsibility, acceptance and respect for the ideas and beliefs of others.
Career Development – to prepare students to attain their career and occupational objectives; to assist in the development of effective work habits and the flexibility to deal with change in the workplace.
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The FESL Report is framed in the following manner:
*Links to the data as well as a summary of the data
*Observations and wonders based on the data
*Strategic actions to improve results next 3-5 years
*Children and Youth in Care (CYIC) data is masked, as per provincial FOIPPA legislation. District staff have this data to develop support structures and to plan strategic actions. CYIC students typically face multiple barriers including poverty; 56% are Aboriginal, 60% are students with diverse abilities and 37% are both Aboriginal and students with diverse abilities.