Global Competency: Preparing Our Youth for an Inclusive and Sustainable World

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NEWS / 9 April 2019

Can schools promote global competence?

Schools play a crucial role in helping young people to develop global competence by:

* providing opportunities to learn about global developments;
* teaching students how they can develop a fact-based and critical worldview of today;
* equipping students with the means to analyse a broad range of cultural practices and meanings;
* engaging students in experiences that facilitate intercultural relations;
* promoting the value of diversity



What is global competence?

Global competence is the capacity to examine local, global and intercultural issues, to understand and appreciate the perspectives and world views of others, to engage in open, appropriate and effective interactions with people from different cultures, and to act for collective well-being and sustainable development.

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 Learning to participate in interconnected, complex and diverse societies is no longer a luxury but a pressing necessity. Recognising the unique roles that schools play in preparing our youth to participate in our world, PISA has developed a framework to explain, foster and assess adolescents’ global competence. The framework is designed as a tool for policy makers, leaders, and teachers interested in nurturing global competence among young people world wide.

Assessment framework and instruments

 

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The review of Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) took place between June 2018 and March 2019. It was successful in gathering the views of a wide range of stakeholders, demonstrating the level of interest in this aspect of education. We are now engaging in consultation to ensure the findings and related draft advice is reflective of the needs of students, schools and parents.

The NCCA would like you to consider the findings and the draft advice contained in the draft Report and to submit your views.

You can find the draft Report here.
You can find the summary of the draft Report here.

Please submit your views via the online survey here.
Or make a written submission using this template and emailing your response to RSEreview@ncca.ie.

The deadline for completing the survey or emailing a written submission is Friday 25th October 2019. After this phase of consultation is complete, a final report containing the advice for future directions will be completed and issued to the Minister for Education and Skills.

The NCCA wishes to thank the organisations, individuals and schools who have participated in the review to date.

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