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A rough draft of proposed changes to the curriculum for Kindegarten to Grade 12 students will be posted by the Ministry of Education soon.
Vancouver school board chair Patti Bacchus says the changes have been in the works for a while.
Bacchus says her hope is the feedback doesn't stop and the changes will lead to more voices speaking out.
"Well I think it is really important than when there is any kind of significant change to curriculum that there is a lot of consultation a chance for people whether it is parents, students, teachers, people working in the system to see what is being proposed and have a chance to provide feedback. I would certainly encourage everyone to have a look at what gets posted this week and make their thoughts known."
Bacchus knows what changes she wants to see coming.
"Well we have certainly in discussions about the curriculum and where we are headed with personalized learning concerns that we have a very cluttered curriculum there is a lot of detail currently in the curriculum a lot of items that need to be covered and that it is going to shift to a more personalized model."
She says the streamlining is especially needed with the move to more personalized learning.
"Where we have students doing more project inquiry based learning we need to remove some of those details and allow that work to be done more creatively so I would hope we would see a narrowing down giving a little more in there for more creative open ended work from students."
The move has been years in the making with the rough draft of the curriculum changes being posted later this week or early next to the Ministry of Education's website.