Career and Technology Foundations Research Overview
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.
Alberta Education approved a proposal by Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools that would see the Division embark on an innovative research project to analyse and test completed CTF projects in classroom, create new ones and adapt existing ones and to apply the new Competency Based Curriculum Framework dimensions to the CTF projects.
What is Career and Technology Foundations?
Career and Technology Foundations (CTF) is a optional program of studies for Grades 5 through 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.