Career and Technology Foundations
Alberta Education has embarked on a re-imagining of education to best meet the emerging needs of Alberta students. A focus on “transforming education in Alberta has resulted in research into new ways of learning, new approaches to teaching and a restructuring of curriculum.” The emerging Curriculum Framework - based on student development of competencies in a renewed system that provides choice, flexibility and higher levels of engagement - is a focus in the provincial draft curriculum for Career and Technology Foundations Projects for grades 5 – 9.
What is Career and Technology Foundations?
Career and Technology Foundations (CTF) is a new program of studies for Grade 5 to Grade 9 that allows students to discover and explore their interests and passions and to build skills so they may make reasonable career choices in the future.
Benefits for Students
CTF provides students the opportunity to:
Explore personal areas of interest to discover their passions
Engage in active and hands-on learning
Connect learning from core subjects like mathematics and sciences to concrete, practical projects
Understand the relevance of school to personal career goals
Manage their own learning
CTF is best delivered through project-based learning. Project based learning also know as inquiry-based learning is an instructional approach built on authentic learning activities that engage student interest and motivation. These activities are designed to answer a question or solve a problem and generally reflect all of the types of learning and work people do in an the everyday world outside the classroom.