Key Competencies

Key Competencies

We believe that Radio In Schools is the perfect tool to support, promote and enhance capabilities for living and lifelong learning.

Below are the five key competencies that the NZ curriculum have published.

  1. Thinking
  2. Using language, symbols and texts
  3. Managing self
  4. Relating to others
  5. Participating and Contributing

Thinking can be applied to purposes such as developing understanding, making decisions, shaping actions or constructing knowledge.

Students who are competent thinkers and problem solvers actively seek, use and create knowledge.

Language, symbols and text

Students who are competent users of language, symbols and texts can interpret and use words, numbers, images, movement, metaphor and technologies in a range of contexts. They recognise how choices of language, symbol or text affect peoples understanding and the ways in which they respond to communications.

Managing self

This competency is associated with self motivation, a “can do” attitude and the ability for students to recognise “themselves” as capable learners. They establish personal goals, make plans, manage projects and set high standards.

Relating to others

This competency includes the ability to listen actively, recognise different points of view, negotiate and share ideas. Students who relate well to others are open to new learning and able to take different roles in different situations and by working effectively together, they can come up with new approaches, ideas and ways of thinking.

Participating and contributing

This competency is about being actively involved in communities. Students who participate and contribute in communities have a sense of belonging and confidence to participate within new contexts.

For ideas on how to use the radio station to support key competencies click here.