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Education - Teaching the Core Competencies

A guide to resources held by UVic Libraries on teaching the Core Competencies of the BC Curriculum

Creative and Critical Thinking Competencies

The Ministry of Education divided the thinking competency into two aspects, creative and critical.


The Creative Thinking Competency involves the generation of new ideas and concepts that have value to the individual or others, and the development of these ideas and concepts from thought to reality.

Download the Creative Thinking Competency Profile in English.


The Critical Thinking Competency involves making judgments based on reasoning: students consider options; analyze these using specific criteria; and draw conclusions and make judgments. Critical thinking competency encompasses a set of abilities that students use to examine their own thinking, and that of others, about information that they receive through observation, experience, and various forms of communication.

Download the Critical Thinking Competency Profiles in English or French.


Learn more about BC's new curriculum:

British Columbia Ministry of Education. 2015. Retrieved Jan 9, 2019 from

Books on Critical Thinking

Books on Creative Thinking

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