There are three core competencies (Communication, Thinking, and Personal & Social) in the current British Columbia curriculum, each of which is further expressed through sub-competencies. Below are links to booklists for each of the seven sub-competencies:

Personal and Social

Finding More Resources

To find more resources in this area, try the following:

  • Search using the General tab on the UBC Library website to look for material in all UBC Library branches.
  • Search using “Search Education Resources” box in the left hand bar on the Education Library website to limit your results to materials in the Education Library.
  • Use specific search terms to narrow your results, such as “core competencies”, “core competency”, “creative thinking”, “critical thinking”, “identity”, “cultural identity”, or “social responsibility”.
  • To find lesson plans, include “lesson plans”, “lesson planning”, or “activity programs” in your search terms.

For more help with searching, please visit the Library Service Desk or e-mail

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