In today's world it is necessary, but not sufficient, for students to achieve minimal competence in areas such as reading, writing and numeracy. Beyond the achievement of minimal competence, students also need to develop what are often called 'higher order' thinking skills including critical literacy, critical numeracy and cross-curricular competencies.
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