The curriculum eases the burden on the education system

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Posted: Thursday, July 28, 2022. 11:13 a.m. CST.

By Aaron Humes: Minister of State for Education, Dr. Louis Zabaneh, said the new National Curriculum Framework will guide the writing of curricula at all levels of education.

It marks, he said, a shift towards a skills-based education and a removal of the burden of curriculum overload and over-teaching for too little output.

Dr Zabaneh said it emerged from the consultation that the current system has caused emotional stress among students – literally carrying their body weight in books and equipment; teachers – unable to keep up with the demands of the profession as it has changed at lightning speed; and parents – often left behind to do the work their children couldn’t.

A curriculum reform committee with participation from across the education system, supported by a steering committee with non-governmental partners as well as the Belize National Teacher’s Union (BNTU). Their report was submitted in May 2022.

School must be exciting for students, said Dr Zabaneh: their need to explore and be active must be nurtured to create the best contributors to society – to cultivate critical thinking and values ​​and encourage growth. and personal development while being inclusive and diverse in the field. abilities and personalities.

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