Revised Curriculum to be Implemented in High Schools Across Belize
As the new school year rolls around, the Ministry of Education will be implementing the revised curriculum in secondary schools. A third round of consultations recently concluded, where the ministry was able to gather feedback from primary school teachers on the efficacy of the pilot project. The Minister of Education, Francis Fonseca, says the response has been positive, which is why they are now looking to carry it out at the high school level.
Hon. Francis Fonseca, Minister of Education: “We rolled it out at the primary school level so what we’re doing now is having a round of consultations to discuss the secondary school curriculum. It’s been fairly positive I mean like with any change of course there are challenges but we have I think now over a hundred schools who are using the new primary school curriculum it’s more than a hundred and the feedback has been really good. I think they’re grasping the importance of project based learning, competency learning. Obviously it takes some time to shift in their approach to teaching and learning but I think we’ve been giving them very good support. We’ve always said it’s a transition year so it’s a pilot year so at the end of the year we learn a lot more based on the results of our analysis of what takes place and therefore we’ll be able to make whatever adjustments that are necessary for the new school year.”
The revised competency-based curriculum was piloted at the beginning of the school year in September 2022.